BJCE Australia’s acquisition of a 31-turbine wind farm located near Biala


Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy (Australia) Holding Pty Ltd (BJCE Australia) on its acquisition of a 31-turbine wind farm located near Biala, a town approximately 14.5 km to the south west of Crookwell within the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales.

The wind farm will have an installed capacity of about 100MW, producing enough electricity for approximately 40,000 homes on an average day of wind.

BJCE Australia intends to begin construction in mid-2018. BJCE Australia is a subsidiary of Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy Co., Limited which owns and operates a 3.3GW portfolio of renewable projects in China where it is the leading supplier of wind power.

Herbert Smith Freehills advised BJCE on the acquisition, including providing specialised advices on corporate, foreign investment approval, planning, property and stamp duty matters.

The Herbert Smith Freehills team was led by Partners Gerard Pike (picture) and Belinda Fan, and supported by Special Counsel Kirstie Richards, Senior Associate Japonica Sheridan and Solicitors Sarah Oh and Christina Wheeler.

Involved fees earner: Gerard Pike – Herbert Smith Freehills; Belinda Fan – Herbert Smith Freehills; Kirstie Richards – Herbert Smith Freehills; Japonica Sheridan – Herbert Smith Freehills;

Law Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills;

Clients: Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy (Australia) Holding Pty Ltd (BJCE Australia) ;

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Author: Michael Patrini