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Renewables Experts advise Goldwind on Cattle Hill Wind Farm

15 November 2017 | Australia
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Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Goldwind Australia on various aspects of the 150MW Cattle Hill Wind Farm in Tasmania including environment and planning, grid connection, procurement and the renewable energy certificate contract with Aurora Energy.

The Cattle Hill Wind Farm continues to build on Tasmania’s strong renewables development history. The State has significant renewable energy resources and has led the way in Australia in hydro and wind power greenfield developments.

The Herbert Smith Freehills team included Gerard Pike (offtake), Heidi Asten and Darren Bick (environment and planning) and Kris Percy (grid connection). The team worked closely with the Goldwind team, namely Steven Nethery and Laura Jeffrey.

Herbert Smith Freehills partner Gerard Pike commented on the significance of the project, saying:

“Goldwind are a leading renewables developer in Australia and we are proud to have advised them on this important project for Australia’s renewable energy future. Their commitment to the Australian market and now to Tasmania demonstrates their foresight and expertise in identifying and moving to construction of large-scale renewables projects in Australia despite a challenging regulatory environment.

We congratulate Goldwind, Aurora Energy and the State of Tasmania on this milestone and the exciting Cattle Hill Wind Farm project. The partnership between these organisations reflects a united vision for Australia’s clean energy future, and the appetite in the market for projects of this nature.”

Goldwind’s Development Manager for the Cattle Hill Wind Farm, Laura Jeffrey, added:

“Goldwind is pleased to be working closely with Herbert Freehills Smith on the Cattle Hill Wind Farm project. The team is consistently very professional and capable in providing advice for all Goldwind Australia projects in which they are engaged.”

This deal is another example of Herbert Smith Freehills’ market-leading work in the Australian renewables sector. Other recent wind farm work includes advising:

  • AGL Energy and lenders on the 453 MW Coopers Gap Wind Farm
  • Infigen Energy on the development of the 113 MW Bodangora Wind Farm in New South Wales
  • Australian JV between ENGIE and Mitsui, International Power (Australia) Holdings, on the development of the A$250 million Willogoleche Wind Farm

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