Energy, Natural Resources & Renewables: Experience

  • Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board on its acquisition of Royal Dutch Shell's 45% interest in the Corrib gas field.
  • The Irish Government/NewEra on the disposal of the Bord Gáis Éireann energy business
  • Bord Gáis Éireann on its €500m acquisition of SWS Energy
  • The lenders on the €500m Dublin Waste to Energy Facility.
  • Over 1GW of windfarm projects including Cloosh Valley (105MW), Knockacummer (100MW), Oweninny Phase 1 (89MW), Cordal (90MW),  Mount Lucas & Bruckana (119MW),  Knockduff (65MW), Sliabh Bawn (58MW), Garracummer (42.5MW), Leitir Gungaid (40.9MW) and Scartaglen (35MW).
  • GE on the development of Arklow Banks offshore windfarm, the only offshore windfarm in Ireland
  • Lenders, developers and investors on solar projects including the financing of a portfolio of ground mounted solar projects (excess 65MW) in Northern Ireland.
  • SSE on its €1.8bn acquisition of Airtricity, including 15 development, in construction and operational wind farms.
  • Syndicate of 3 international lenders on the financing of the Cloosh Valley (105MW) wind farm in developed as a joint venture between a semi-State body and a large international utility.
  • Anglo American on its disposal of the Lisheen Zinc mine to Vedanta Resources
  • EirGrid plc on its acquisition of SONI (system operator in Northern Ireland).
  • The successful bidder in relation to the acquisition of Phoenix Gas.
  • Invis Energy on the development of the Knockacummer, LGLP, Killaveenoge, Slievecallan and Knockduff windfarms and subsequent disposal of this portfolio  
  • Brookfield on the disposal of the Knockacummer and Killhills wind farms (combined 137MW) to Greencoat.
  • The lenders on a £75m Waste to Energy Project in Co. Derry, the lenders to the 400MW Tynagh Power Project and the lenders to the AES Kilroot power station (Northern Ireland).
  • Ulster Bank and The Royal Bank of Scotland (as mandated lead arrangers) on the €300m portfolio financing of the SWS wind farm portfolio.
  • Project sponsors on the development of two separate biomass facilities.
  • The corporate lenders to the Viridian Group in respect of gas and electricity regulatory, funding and licensing issues and the underwriters in respect of regulatory and security matters in connection with Viridian's high-yield bond issuance.
  • A prospective purchaser in respect of the acquisition of a major offshore petroleum asset.