Infrastructure and Project Development

Representative Work

Environmental remediation and restoration obligations arising from the construction of a transmission power line

Counsel to an Alberta-based power producer in connection with environmental remediation and restoration obligations arising out of the construction of a transmission power line in a National Park in conjunction with a pipeline project

Maxim Power Corp.’s sale of the proposed wind development project

Counsel to Maxim Power Corp. in the sale of the proposed 34.5 MW Buffalo Atlee wind development project to Capstone Power Development (B.C.) Corp.

Joint development of pipeline and power facilities

Counsel to an exploration and production company on the joint development of pipeline and power facilities and on a gas sales agreement with electricity netback pricing, and subsequent financing issues

Potential joint development of wind power project in Alberta

Counsel to a power developer on the potential joint development, limited partnership and private power purchase agreement for a wind power project in Alberta

Dow Chemical Canada ULC commercial arrangements for a cogeneration facility

Counsel to Dow Chemical Canada ULC in connection with the commercial arrangements pertaining to the cogeneration facility owned by TransAlta Cogeneration L.P and Prairie Boys Capital Corporation located on Dow's Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta site

Maxim Power Corp.’s conversion of electric generation facility from coal to natural gas

Counsel to Maxim Power Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Milner Power Limited Partnership, in the conversion of the H.R. Milner electric generation facility from coal to natural gas. We advised in connection with the on-going development and financing of a state-of-the-art 204MW natural gas-fired power plant near Grande Cache, Alberta, including the acquisition of a General Electric Frame 7 F-Class combustion turbine generator and certain related equipment from Kennecott Utah Copper LLC

Advice to a power development company on bid to acquire Regional Power Inc.

Advising a power development company in respect of its due diligence and bid to acquire Regional Power Inc., a corporate group with 106 MW of hydroelectric assets in BC and Ontario from ManuLife Financial Corporation

Advice to a power development company on acquiring green power

Advising a power development company on a limited partnership and contract for differences with a corporate investor that was interested in acquiring green power from an independent wind project as part of its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint

Advising on power and petrochemical opportunities for a gas producer

Counsel to a gas producer in connection with (1) various power and petrochemical opportunities for commercialization of natural gas in Alberta, including analyzing and preparing letters of intent for project support and gas sale agreements; (2) asset acquisitions; and (3) day to day operational and commercial matters

Orca Exploration Group Inc.’s investment in a Tanzanian gas-to-power project

Counsel to Orca Exploration Group Inc. in respect of extending the life of a gas-to-power project in Tanzania in which a majority-owned subsidiary of Orca is the gas developer and infrastructure operator

Acquisition and financing of five solar projects in Alberta

Counsel to a developer in connection with the acquisition and on-going project finance of five solar projects in Alberta

Canadian Solar Inc.’s Alberta Infrastructure RFP submissions for three solar projects

Counsel to Canadian Solar in its submission of three solar projects under the Alberta Infrastructure RFP, achieving "Selected Proponent" status and being awarded a Solar Electricity Support Agreement with the Province of Alberta for all three projects

TransAlta Corporation asset acquisition from Kineticor Holdings Limited Partnership

Counsel to TransAlta Corporation in respect of the agreement with Kineticor Holdings Limited Partnership #2 to acquire the Limited Partnership responsible for developing the Three Creeks Power Project (two 230 MW Siemens F class gas turbines and related equipment) for $84 million

US Development Group LLC’s joint venture with Gibson Energy

Counsel to US Development Group LLC in its 50/50 joint venture with Gibson Energy to advance the financing, development and construction of a Diluent Recovery Unit in Hardisty, Alberta

Arrangements for a Western Canadian LNG export project

Counsel to joint venture operating company in respect of capacity, nomination and lifting arrangements for a Western Canadian LNG export project

TransAlta Corporation’s development of a wind power project

Counsel to TransAlta Corporation in connection with the development of a 200 MW+ wind farm project following it having achieved “Selected Proponent” status under AESO’s REP Round 3 program

SemCAMS ULC producer arrangements for sour gas processing plant

Counsel to SemCAMS ULC in connection with long-term producer arrangements for a new 200 mmcf/day sour gas processing plant at 25-67-07W6M

Development of a $5 billion natural gas pipeline project

Counsel to Progress Energy and PETRONAS in connection with the development of a $5 billion natural gas pipeline project

CCAA proceedings concerning the disposition of a partially completed 144 MW wind-power project

Counsel to a bank in connection with the CCAA proceedings concerning Earth First Canada Inc. and the related asset disposition of a partially completed 144 MW wind-power project

Development and financing of a natural gas-fired power plant

Counsel to Maxim Power Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Milner Power Limited Partnership, in the on-going development and financing of a state-of-the-art 204MW natural gas-fired power plant near Grande Cache, Alberta

TransAlta Corporation’s joint venture arrangements for a power plant development

Counsel to TransAlta Corporation in respect of negotiating and preparing joint venture arrangements for the development of new wind power plants

TransAlta Corporation’s power plant facilities development

Project counsel to TransAlta Corporation in connection with the development of a Carbon Capture and Sequestration facility for a coal-fired power plant

TAMA Transmission LP’s participation in an AESO competitive procurement process

Counsel to TAMA Transmission LP (owned by TransAlta Corporation and MidAmerican Energy Holding Company) in their participation in a competitive procurement process administered by the Alberta Electric System Operator for the opportunity to build, finance, own and operate a major component of Alberta’s transmission infrastructure from the Wabamun area to the Fort McMurray area

Joss Energy Inc.’s wind farm development and sale

Counsel to Joss Energy Inc. with regard to the development of wind farms and sale of interests to investors