RES Australia’s development, financing and sale of the 68MW Emerald Solar Park in Queensland


Norton Rose Fulbright was the lead advisor to RES Australia on the development, financing and sale of the 68MW Emerald Solar Park in Queensland.

his project benefits from the first PPA entered into by Telstra.

NAB and Westpac have provided project financing and Lighthouse Infrastructure has acquired 100% of the project through its Lighthouse Solar Fund.

RES Australia will undertake the construction management and asset management on behalf of Lighthouse and has appointed RCR O’Donnell Griffin to construct the project. The project will make a significant contribution to the Queensland Government’s target of 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030 and will create 150-200 direct jobs and 320 indirect positions in Queensland’s Central Highlands region during the construction phase.

We advised RES Australia on the PPA with Telstra and all aspects of the development, financing and sale of Emerald Solar Park.

The team was led by Simon Currie (Picture) and Kelly Davies, and was supported by partners Noni Shannon and Raymond Lou, as well Special Counsels Will Webster and Claire Forster, Senior Associates Lawry Brownlie, Kathy Prince, Juliette King and Melissa Park, Associates Joanna Zhou, Chris Sewry, Jacqui Fetchet and Tom Bramah and Paralegal Ellen Laughton.

Involved fees earner: Simon Currie – Norton Rose Fulbright; Kelly Davies – Norton Rose Fulbright; Claire Forster – Norton Rose Fulbright; Melissa Park – Norton Rose Fulbright; Noni Shannon – Norton Rose Fulbright; Juliette King – Norton Rose Fulbright; Raymond Lou – Norton Rose Fulbright; Chris Sewry – Norton Rose Fulbright; Will Webster – Norton Rose Fulbright; Kathy Prince – Norton Rose Fulbright; Lawry Brownlie – Norton Rose Fulbright; Joanna Zhou – Norton Rose Fulbright;

Law Firms: Norton Rose Fulbright;

Clients: RES Group;