John Laing Group plc’s AUD51.5 Million Investment In The East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility In Perth

John Laing Group plc’s 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.

John Laing Group plc is a British investor, developer and operator of privately financed, public sector infrastructure projects such as roads, railways, hospitals and schools through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) arrangements.

The A&O team on the deal was led by Australian partners Simon Huxley (Picture) 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.

Involved fees earner: Andrew Castle – Allen & Overy; Melissa Grinter – Allen & Overy; Daniel Harris – Allen & Overy; Simon Huxley – Allen & Overy; Michael Parshall – Allen & Overy;

Law Firms: Allen & Overy;

Clients: John Laing plc;

Author: Michael Patrini