Norton Rose Fulbright advises Signal Energy Australia on Glenrowan West Solar Farm

Australia February 14, 2020

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Signal Energy Australia on its engagement as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the Glenrowan West Solar Farm in Victoria. 

The Glenrowan West Solar Farm is located between Benalla and Wangaratta, 11km southwest of the town of Glenrowan, Victoria in south-eastern Australia. The project will cover more than 706 acres and comprise more than 373,000 solar panels. When installed, the farm will have a capacity of over 149-megawatt peak (MWP), generating enough electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 41,000 local homes.

The Norton Rose Fulbright team, led by Emanuel Confos, partner and Australian head of construction and engineering, assisted Signal Energy Australia in negotiating the EPC contract and will continue to assist Signal Energy Australia during the delivery phase. 

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Emanuel Confos commented:

“We are pleased to have assisted Signal Energy Australia who has quickly become a major player in the EPC market. The highlight of this deal was the collaborative approach of the parties in sharing the procurement risks and the uncertain grid connection risks that face all renewable projects today.”

Emanuel was supported by special counsel Steven Choi and senior associate Paul Hedderwick. The Norton Rose Fulbright construction team is recognised in Chambers Global, Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020, Best Lawyers and Doyles Guide rankings.

Signal Energy Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of the US-based Signal Energy, a leading design/build contractor providing EPC services to the renewable energy industry. Signal Energy Australia opened in January 2018 and established its headquarters in Sydney. Other projects in Australia include the 175MWdc/133MWac Finley Solar Plant near Finley, New South Wales and the 333MWdc/275MWac Darlington Point solar and storage project in Darlington Point, New South Wales.