Allens acts on establishment of AusChina Energy Group joint venture
19 April 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has acted on the establishment of AusChina Energy Group, a renewable energy joint venture between two of China's largest State-owned renewable energy businesses – China Datang Renewable Power Co and Tianwei Baobian Electric Co - and CBD Energy Limited.
Datang Renewable has a 63.75 per cent stake in AusChina Energy Group, while Tianwei Baobian and CBD have 12.50 per cent and 23.75 per cent interests respectively. The AusChina Energy Group, which is a stapled investment joint venture group, is reported as having a development target of approximately $6 billion worth of renewable energy projects over eight years, which would represent one third of Australia's wind energy market.
Datang Renewable and Tianwei Baobian are both subsidiaries of ultimate parent companies which are ranked in the Fortune Global 500. Datang Renewable, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, focuses on the development, construction and operation of wind power projects, including the world's largest wind farm, the Sainhanba Wind Farm in Mongolia, which has a capacity of 1000MW. Tianwei Baobian, which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, is the main operating company of the Baoding Tianwei Group, the largest electrical supplier in China.
Baoding Tianwei Group has been a pioneer in China of renewable energy and as well as being a producer of wind turbines, is also involved in the development of solar grade silicon, solar PV, solar thin film and solar thermal equipment.
CBD is an ASX-listed Australian diversified renewable energy company and long-standing Allens client.
This is the first initiative in renewable energy outside China by Datang Renewables and Tianwei Baobian. As part of their agreement, CBD, Datang Renewable and Tianwei Baobian have each agreed to develop any Australian wind energy opportunities through AusChina Energy Group.
As Datang Renewable and Tianwei Baobian consider further global expansion, it
is possible that AusChina Energy Group may be a vehicle for undertaking further
Allens Sydney Partner Jeremy Low led a team of lawyers from the firm's Sydney, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong offices. Mr Low has previously worked in Allens' Shanghai office.
'We are delighted to be involved in the establishment of AusChina Energy Group,' Mr Low said.
'This joint venture represents not only an investment in renewable energy as part of the solution to climate change but also the further development of closer economic ties between Australia and China.'
We were fortunate to be able to draw on the strength of our Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong offices, which was critical to meeting the needs of the Chinese parties to the joint venture.'
|Allens legal team||Jeremy Low (Partner – Sydney), Tom Story (Partner – Sydney); David Wenger (Partner – Hong Kong); Richard Bell (Senior Associate – Sydney); Frank Fan (Special Counsel – Beijing); Ranny Fan (Senior Associate – Sydney); Maggie Ma (Senior Associate – Shanghai); Evan Bendelstein (Lawyer – Sydney).|
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Notes for editors.
Allens Arthur Robinson has staff in 14 cities and eight countries across the Asia Pacific.