Multinational energy company agreement for new power station
Piper Alderman advised Clarke Energy on its agreement with Alinta Energy to engineer, procure, and construct (EPC) a 60MW expansion and upgrade a gas-fired Newman Power Station in Western Australia's Pilbara region.
Clarke Energy offers distributed power plant solutions with market-leading engineering, installation, and maintenance support. Alinta Energy contracted Clarke Energy to engineer, procure, and construct (EPC) a 60MW expansion and upgrade of Alinta Energy’s gas-fired Newman Power Station in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Clarke Energy’s role included designing and constructing two separate power houses, along with the supply of a 66/11kV export transformer and brownfield integration with the existing 66kV substation.
The new gas-fired power generation facility will utilise 14 high-efficiency INNIO Jenbacher J624 gas engines to improve the efficiency and flexibility of the power station. Clarke Energy also entered into a long-term contract to maintain the facility for Alinta Energy after completing the EPC works.
Piper Alderman has advised Clarke Energy on its agreement with Alinta Energy. Our team assisted in drafting and negotiating the EPC contract and long-term O&M contract. Our team was well-positioned to advise Clarke Energy because of its experience in EPC contracts, especially those involving energy development.
What our client said:
Managing Director of Clarke Energy Australia, Greg Columbus, commented:
“The team at Piper Alderman provided sound legal advice, which helped Clarke Energy to successfully negotiate this deal. They showed true determination and went the extra mile to ensure our best interests were represented.”