Neoen and John Laing reach financial close on AUD 650m long term debt refinancing of Hornsdale Wind Farm

Elgar Middleton is delighted to have advised Neoen SA. and John Laing on the refinancing of Hornsdale 309MW wind farm portfolio

The three stages of the Hornsdale wind portfolio located near Jamestown, SA have successfully transitioned to steady operational stage over the past years.

The projects benefit from strong ACT PPAs, improving grid/curtailment conditions, as well as the strategical support of the MLA club: Korea Development Bank, Natixis, Mizuho Bank and Societe Generale. The long-term debt solution is designed to unlock significant value for the Sponsors in the medium and long term as well as align the legacy financing of the assets with the most recent developments and precedents in the Australian renewables project finance market. This marks the second successful cooperation between Neoen and Elgar Middleton after the award winning Bulgana Green Power Hub (IJ Global’s APAC Storage Deal of the Year 2018).

White&Case acted as Legal advisors for the sponsors, while HSF supported the Lenders. Further specific transaction support was provided by JCRA, EY, Baringa, Willis, GHD and DNV.