Focus – May 2018

Welcome back!

There’s plenty to update you on in this edition of Focus –  a corporate update, new joiners, new deals in the Seychelles and closed REIPPP deals in South Africa as well as in Zambia and Mozambique and of course, GDPR – we would like to stay connected with you!

The Africa Energy Forum is once again upon us, this time celebrating its 20th anniversary in Mauritius.  Coinciding with the forum, we’re looking forward to welcoming guests to our annual party.  We hosted over 250 guests in Copenhagen last year and we’re hoping this year’s party will be fitting for the AEF’s proud milestone.  If you haven’t received your invitation, do drop us a line.

Also in this edition, we take an in-depth look at recent changes to the FIDIC suite of contracts issued in late 2017.  Senior Associate Harvinder Deol considers the changes to the Silver Book and examines the changes in the context of project financed EPCs and, specifically, at the impact, if any, of the changes to the Silver Book and its use in project finance EPCs. A summary of what we have looked at is here.

We are pleased to be able to say that Trinity (Simon Norris, Fiona Gulliford, Luke Muchamore and Jo Sykes) advised Neoen, the French renewables developer, in respect of the Bangweulu project in Zambia: the first project to achieve financial close as part of the World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar programme.

We (Simon Norris, Lucy Johnson, Harvinder Deol and Nicolas Boittin) also advised Scatec Solar, the Norwegian solar developer, in relation to the Mocuba solar project in Mozambique which achieved financial close earlier this year.