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Allen & Overy advises John Laing on its AUD51.5m investment in a waste to energy plant in Western Australia

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Simon Huxley

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09 January 2020

Allen & Overy has advised John Laing Group plc (John Laing) on its AUD51.5 million investment in the East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility in Perth, Australia.

The East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility will be a utility-scale waste-to-energy plant, diverting waste from landfill and generating renewable energy for Western Australia’s electricity network. 

The Facility is expected to be operational by 2023, processing around 300,000 tonnes of residual waste per year and generating approximately 28.96MW of renewable energy for WA.

The AUD510.8 million project is being co-developed by New Energy Corporation, Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) and Tribe Infrastructure Group; John Laing is investing alongside HZI and Acconia. 

The A&O team on the deal was led by Australian partners Simon Huxley and Michael Parshall, supported by Senior Associates Melissa Grinter and Daniel Harris and Graduate Lisa Jiang. The Australian team leveraged the expertise of A&O’s market-leading waste to energy team in the United Kingdom, led by London-based partner Andrew Castle.

“The East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility is a significant asset in Australia’s efforts to send less waste to landfill and generate more renewable energy.” said partner Michael Parshall.

Partner Simon Huxley commented “Sustainable energy and waste management solutions are fundamentally important to many Australians, and we are thrilled to have worked with Ben Chadwick and the team at John Laing on its substantial investment in a project that will manage waste effectively, cut emissions and generate renewable electricity for Western Australia."

For further information, please contact Georgia Bennett gbennett@sefiani.com.au, on 02 8920 0700.

 

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