Emma Blake
Associate

ENERGY & INFRASTRUCTURE

LONDON

T: +44 20 7814 8000
D: +44 20 7814 8249
M: +44 7515 198297

Summary Open

Emma is an Associate in the firm’s Energy & Infrastructure group in London. She works on various aspects of energy projects including acquisitions, finance and construction, with a particular focus on renewable energy. Since joining Watson Farley & Williams in 2013 Emma has worked in the firm’s London and Singapore offices.

Experience Open

    Emma’s experience includes advising:
    • Lightsource Renewable Energy on its agreement to enter into a partnership platform with UK Climate Investments to fund the development, acquisition and ownership of large scale solar power generation assets in India; together with offshore elements of the equity and debt financing of a 60MWp seed project in the state of Maharashtra.
    • European renewables platform Vortex, which is managed by the private equity arm of EFG Hermes, on its acquisition of 365 MW UK solar PV portfolio with an enterprise value of c. £470m from TerraForm Power. Comprising 24 operational assets, Vortex’s new acquisition represents one of the largest solar PV portfolios in the UK.
    • PKA, one of Denmark’s leading pension funds, on its acquisition of a 50% stake in the Teesside Renewable Energy Plant in the North East of England. The investment bank Macquarie Capital holds the remaining 50%, and the total investment in the plant is anticipated to be in the region of £900m.
    • A BlackRock owned project company on the EKF backed construction financing for the 160MW Tellenes wind farm in Norway, including the power purchase arrangements with Google. This deal was listed as one of Inspiratia’s top ten most significant renewables deals of 2016.
    • Investec Bank Plc on the financing of a portfolio of solar projects in the UK with Octopus as the developer.
    • RBS on the financing of a portfolio of solar projects in the UK with Lightsource as the developer.
    • Nord/LB on the project financing for the Glenchamber onshore wind farm in Scotland. Project finance debt of £52m was provided by Nord/LB, in connection with the acquisition of the wind farm by UK based investor, Octopus Investments, from leading renewable energy developer RES.
    • The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi-UFG and Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale in relation to £100m of construction financing for a 69MW onshore wind farm developed by Invenergy LLC, located in Corriegarth, Invernesshire, Scotland.
    • Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale in relation to £50m of construction financing for a 27.5 MW Wryde Croft onshore wind farm developed by Octopus Investments.
    • DONG Energy on West of Duddon Sands including drafting and advising on the transfer of all construction contracts for the transmission assets to the offshore transmission owner of the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm.
    • DONG Energy on Westermost Rough including drafting and advising on the transfer of all construction contracts for the transmission assets to the offshore transmission owner of the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm.

Education Open

  • University of York B.A. Hons Economics & Economic History

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