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Jeantet assists Canadian leading energy company Enbridge in the development and financing of a 500mw offshore windfarm off Fécamp

Jean-François Adelle , Karl Hepp de Sevelinges , Ruben Koslar , Michael Samol , Nicolas Martin , Thibault Mercier , Adrien Fourmon

Paris, June 5, 2020 – Jeantet AARPI assisted Canadian energy producer Enbridge on the development and financing of an offshore wind farm located off the coast of Fécamp (Normandy).

This wind farm composed of 71 wind turbines with a total capacity of 500 megawatts (MW) will be operated by Eolien Maritime France, a consortium comprising Enbridge and EDF Renouvelables, a subsidiary of the EDF group, associated with European renewable energy company wpd. Following the construction of the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm which stared in 2019, this farm will be the second of the three projects totalizing 1,400 MW of installed capacity.

Enbridge Inc. is a North American leading energy infrastructure company listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges. The corporation has a portfolio investment of 1.8 GW of net renewable power generation capacity in operation in Canada, the United-States and Europe.

The total investment cost of the project shall reach 2 Bn euros and has been financed  by the European Investment Bank and a banking pool composed of BNP Paribas, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, underwriters. The financing of this project is the most important completed during the health state of emergency.

Karl Hepp de Sevelinges, Partner, Michael Samol, Counsel, Ruben Koslar and Nicolas Martin, Associates, were involved on the corporate and industrial contracts aspects, supported by Adrien Fourmon, Counsel, on public law aspects.

Jean-François Adelle, Partner, and Thibault Mercier, Associate, have advised Enbridge and its subsidiary EIH on the financing set up.

Jeantet’s M&A, Financing and Energy teams have significant experience in the field of renewable energy and advise numerous international clients on their renewable energy investments in France.

EIH has been advised by Baker McKenzie (Jean-François Trapp, Partner and Alexis Bouvet, Associate) on Luxembourg corporate law aspects.

The three sponsor Consortium, the Borrower and EDF Renouvelables were advised by Clifford Chance Europe LLP on legal aspects (Daniel Zerbib, Partner, Nina Yoshida, Associate and Sophie Laporte, Jurist, on the financing, Fabien Jacquemard, Counsel, and Sophie Weiss, Associate, on the hedging side, Gauthier Martin, Partner, Daphné Célet, Elise Mayer and Clémence Graffan, Associates, on Public Law and Energy aspects, Charles-Henri Boeringer, Partner, Sophie Lévy and Sorin Toma, Associates, on regulatory aspects, Laurent Schoenstein, Partner, Xavier Petet, Counsel, Katerina Drakoularakou and Grégoire Lecoquierre, Associates, on corporate law, and David Metzger and Dessislava Savova, Partners, Anne-Sophie Plé, Olivier Gaillard and Alexander Kennedy, Counsels, Irina Steinberg, Emma Clarke, Clare Simmons, Tom Ward, Jérémy Guilbault and Alexandre Manasterski, Associates, on construction and industrial contracts aspects). BNP Paribas was involved as financial advisor to the Consortium.

Sponsors were also advised by BCTG Avocats on Energy and Environmental law aspects.

BNP Paribas, Société Générale, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and the European Investment Bank were assisted by Linklaters LLP (François April, Partner, Samuel Bordeleau, Counsel, Alexander Leadill, Salimatou Kaba and Enzo Beule, Associates, on project finance, Energy law, construction and industrial contracts, Pierre Guillot, Partner and Sandra Hoballah Campus, Associate, on public law aspects, Pierre Zelenko, Partner and Nicholas Zacharie, Counsel, on Ste aids aspects, Aurore Imbabazi, Associate, on the hedging side, Thomas Schultz, Partner, Josepha Mallwitz and Laura Pfälzner, Associates, on German law , Bertrand Andriani, Partner, Justin Faye, Counsel and Romain Marchand, Associate on specific matters relating to the European Investment Bank).