Nexif Energy’s $300 million development of the Lincoln Gap wind farm in South Australia


Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Nexif Energy on the development of the $300 million first stage of the Lincoln Gap wind farm in South Australia.

Nexif Energy was established by Nexif, a Singapore-based independent power management company, and Denham Capital, a leading global energy-focused private equity firm.

Lincoln Gap wind farm is located 15km west of the Spencer Gulf town of Port Augusta and will comprise 59 wind turbines with total capacity of 212MW when complete. The first stage consists of 35 Senvion wind turbines and includes a utility scale 10MW battery storage. Underpinning the announcement is an agreement with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Investec to provide debt finance and working capital facilities totalling $190 million. The wind farm is also supported by offtake arrangements with ERM Power and Snowy Hydro.

Herbert Smith Freehills advised on the procurement (EPC and O&M), long term asset management, grid connection, corporate, planning, land and due diligence aspects of the project.

The Herbert Smith Freehills team was led by Toby Anderson (picture) and supported by partners Miles Wadley and Nick Baker, Executive Counsel Alison Dodd, Special Counsel Michael Voros, Senior Associates Daniel Ficyk, Tyson Carruthers, Rhiannon Hough and Solicitors Dinisi Sirimanne, Michael Thurin, Madeleine Miller and Hannah Stevens.

Involved fees earner: Toby Anderson – Herbert Smith Freehills; Miles Wadley – Herbert Smith Freehills; Nick Baker – Herbert Smith Freehills; Alison Dodd – Herbert Smith Freehills; Rhiannon Hough – Herbert Smith Freehills; Michael Voros – Herbert Smith Freehills; Daniel Ficyk – Herbert Smith Freehills; Tyson Carruthers – Herbert Smith Freehills;

Law Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills;

Clients: Nexif Energy;