UK Law – Eversheds advises West Coast Energy on wind farm sale – See LawFuel.co.nz for NZ Legal Jobs

LAWFUEL.com – UK Legal Newswire – International law firm Eversheds has advised West Cost Energy on the sale of Tullo Wind farm, near Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire. The wind farm, which is expected to be operational by 2010, has been acquired by Eneco Wind UK and is a 16MW project.

West Coast Energy is a UK based leading independent wind energy developer and is currently involved in developing over 1000MW of wind energy projects in the UK.

The Eversheds team was led by Clean Energy and Sustainability Partner, Michelle Thomas, assisted by corporate associate Iwan Walters and corporate solicitor Gwyn Hobbs.

Michelle Thomas commented:

“To date West Coast Energy has successfully secured planning permission for a range of onshore wind farms. We are pleased to have advised West Coast Energy on the sale of one of their significant projects. When completed, the project will be able to power up to 9,000 homes annually.”

Gerry Jewson, Chairman and Chief Executive at West Coast Energy said:

“The Eversheds team have been advising us across the renewable energy market in the UK. Their knowledge of this market and of the issues on projects and acquisitions is extremely helpful to us and ensures that we are engaging with our eyes wide open”.

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