Centennial Coal, EnergyAustralia and Springvale SK Kores investing on Springvale Mine and Mt Piper Power Station


Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Centennial Coal, EnergyAustralia and Springvale SK Kores on the procurement of a critical water treatment plant and associated pipeline to service Springvale Mine and Mt Piper Power Station.

The project achieved financial close on 13 November 2017.

The water treatment facility will allow the beneficial reuse of water from Springvale Mine use by Mt Piper Power Station. The Mt Piper Power Station can provide up to 15% of New South Wales’ electricity demand.

The project will deliver a positive environmental outcome by redirecting the mine water, currently discharged to the Coxs River and the Sydney drinking water catchment, to the water treatment facility at Mt Piper Power Station.

The successful tenderer for the project was a consortium led by Veolia Water Australia and Infrastructure Capital Group.

Herbert Smith Freehills partners Andrew Griffiths (picture), Will Oxby, Nick Cowie, Nick Baker and Jon Evans led a cross practice team advising Centennial Coal, EnergyAustralia and Springvale SK Kores on the competitive procurement of the project, assessment of tenders, project documents, environmental issues, planning, construction and financing arrangements.

Gilbert + Tobin advised the consortium and King & Wood Mallesons advised the consortium’s debt financiers in relation to the project.

Involved fees earner: Andrew Griffiths – Herbert Smith Freehills; Jon Evans – Herbert Smith Freehills; Will Oxby – Herbert Smith Freehills; Nick Cowie – Herbert Smith Freehills; Nick Baker – Herbert Smith Freehills;

Law Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills;

Clients: Centennial Coal; EnergyAustralia; Springvale SK Kores;

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Author: Michael Patrini