Firms: King & Wood Mallesons (Guohua Energy Investment Co); Herbert Smith Freehills (Hydro Tasmania)
Deal: Acquisition of a 75 percent stake in Hydro Tasmania’s 168-megawatt Musselroe wind farm project
Area: Banking & finance
Key players: The Australian KWM team was led by banking & finance senior associate Claire Rogers (pictured), who was supported by solicitor Colin Wong. The China KWM team was led by partner Jin Xiong, who was supported by senior lawyer Robin Teow
Deal significance: Under the agreement, Shenhua Clean Energy Holdings, a joint venture of Guohua and Shenhua Hong Kong Ltd., and Hydro Tasmania will establish a joint venture, Musselroe Wind Power Holdings, to develop the project.
Construction of the Musselroe wind farm project commenced at the end of 2011 and is expected to be operational in June 2012. Upon completion, the total installed wind power capacity of Guohua in Australia will be more than 300 megawatts.