Wind

Our experience includes assisting and advising on the following:
 

  • The engineering and installation phase for one of Scotland’s largest windfarms.
     
  • The implications of a sub-contractor’s insolvency.  This involved numerous issues such as the identification of assets, consideration of steps to protect security as well as the additional cost, delay and transportation issues arising.
     
  • A successful judicial review against the Home Secretary to allow an extension to the Offshore Wind Immigration Rules concession to workers essential to the construction and maintenance of wind farms within UK territorial waters.
     
  • The transportation and installation of a met mast on an EA1 project, including advising in relation to delays and technical issues affecting the installation phase.
     
  • A steel price increase dispute.
     
  • The impact of delay and substantial cost overrun involving a key transmission cable during the construction phase of an offshore wind farm project in the North Sea.
     
  • An EPIC contractors’ terms necessary to address, amongst other things, the interim payment requirements necessary to account for the installation of a major wind generation project.
     
  • Issues arising from a delay to a series of subsea cable laying contracts in support of a wind farm and other renewable projects in UK and Norwegian waters.
     
  • The construction and delivery of plant and materials to Dong Energy for the Burbo Bank offshore wind project.
     
  • Bids for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm project (350-400MW).
     
  • The project financing of three portfolios of onshore windfarms by a major European renewables developer. This also involved providing support on due diligence issues.
     
  • The financing of a portfolio of existing and new wind farm projects in the UK, France and the Republic of Ireland (totalling 200MW).
     
  • The financing of a wind farm portfolio in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
     
  • The financing of the Wandylaw (20.5MW) and Hall Farm (24.6MW) onshore wind farms developed by Ridgewind.
     
  • More than €1 billion worth of wind farm projects in Europe for a central European energy utility.
     
  • The development and financing of four wind farms in Italy and Germany.
     
  • The Bicker Fen and Walkway wind farm projects in England.
     
  • A €243 million loan facility for wind farms in Portugal (200MW).
     
  • A number of wind farms in Wales, including issues relating to real estate, construction, operation and maintenance, as well as the off-take arrangements.
     
  • Wind farm projects in the UK, Canada and Poland.
     
  • Advising Cadeler on the financing of two Windfarm Installation Vessels. Cadeler provides marine and engineering operations to the offshore wind industry.
     
  • Advising Hong Kong SinWo Power Energy Limited and Hainan Nanya Group in relation to photovoltaic power plants, solar and wind farm combined projects in Hong Kong and Portugal.
     
  • Advising the EPIC contractor on the implications of a major sub-contractor's insolvency. This involved numerous issues such as the identification of assets, consideration of steps to protect security as well as the additional cost, delay and transportation issues arising.
     
  • Representing vendor of subsea levelling tools for turbine foundation piling in claims against main contractor of offshore wind farm for breach of sale and purchase contract, case concerned allegations of kick-back payments and inter-related criminal investigations.
     
  • Advised the T&I contractor in relation to the transportation and installation of a met mast and ensuing High Court proceedings. Issues involved soil conditions, piling methodology, defective company supplied items, grouting issues and variations.
     
  • Advising the Asian Development Bank on the restructure of an Indian Rupee 3 billion facility in relation to three wind power farms in India.
     
  • Advising a major development finance institution and a club of commercial lenders on an ECA-backed financing of a 51MW wind farm in the Middle East.
     
  • Advising Pennant Walters on wind farms in Wales.
     
  • Advising N.V. Nuon Energy on the disposal of a wind farm in Shantou, China.
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