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About Tracy

Geographic boundaries do not confine Tracy London’s practice. For more than 20 years, Tracy has served as a non-contentious construction lawyer in the energy, oil and gas, power, renewable, infrastructure and mining industries, working on projects in the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, United States and Australia.

She focuses on preparing and negotiating front-end engineering and design (FEED) contracts; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts, as well as engineering, procurement and installation (EPCI) contracts and engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contracts; operation and maintenance (O&M) contracts; and other construction-related documentation.

Observers consider her to be ‘an impressive professional’ with ‘a great work ethic, customer focus and commercial acumen.’
Chambers UK, 2019

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Ophir Energy plc — $2 billion floating LNG project offshore Equatorial Guinea, including host government arrangements, LNG sales agreements, chartering agreements, joint venture arrangements, project financing, and construction

EOG Resources, Inc. — various contract packages, including transportation and installation, fabrication and installation, and other related contract packages for its offshore developments in Trinidad and Tobago

Alcazar Energy Partners — EPC and O&M contracts for the development and project financing of its 82 MW Al Rajef wind farm project in Jordan being procured in Round 1 of Jordan’s renewable energy program

Vestas Wind Systems A/S — 300 MW Lake Turkana wind project, one of the largest onshore wind farm developments in Africa and the largest single-private investment in Kenya’s history; awarded African Renewables Deal of the Year 2014 by Project Finance International and the African Renewables Deal of the Year 2014 by IJ Global Europe and Africa Awards

Arabia One For Clean Energy Investments (a project company formed by Hanwha Engineering & Construction Corporation, Ennera Energy and Arabia Trading and Consulting Company) — EPC and O&M aspects of the Arabia One project, one of seven solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Jordan (called the Seven Sisters) being procured in Round 1 of Jordan’s renewable energy program; named Middle East Renewable Deal of the Year, 2014 and Middle East Overall Project of the Year, 2014 by IJGlobal Middle East

RWE and Belectric — EPC and O&M aspects of their bid for the 350 MW Sweihan solar PV project in Abu Dhabi, UAE

NRG and Saudi Oger — EPC and O&M aspects of their bid for the DEWA Solar IPP 100 MW Phase II of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, UAE

Vestas Southern Africa Pty Ltd — drafting and negotiating of EPC contracts, long-term service contracts and associated documents for Round 2, Round 3 and Round 4 projects in South Africa, which form part of the REIPPPP initiative in South Africa

Alcazar Energy Partners — EPC and O&M aspects in its 50 MW wind and 50 MW solar projects being procured in Round 1 of Egypt’s renewable feed-in tariff program

Lenders comprising Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd (BTMU), SMBC Europe Ltd, Banque Marocaine du Commerce Ext — contracts for the supply, delivery and installation of wind turbines and the associated maintenance contracts in connection with the potential financing of 150 MW Taza wind farm project in Morocco, which is to form part of the 1,000 MW wind farm program launched by the Moroccan Office National de l’Electricité

Lenders, investors and contractors — EPC and O&M aspects of various offshore wind farms, including 560 MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, 576 MW GwyntY Môr Offshore Wind Farm, 300 MW Thanet Offshore Wind Farm and 165 MW Bligh Bank Offshore Wind Farm; awarded Infrastructure Journal’s Renewables Deal of the Year 2009*

SDAG (consortium of Gazprom, Total and Statoil) — procurement aspects of the $25 billion Shtokman offshore development, as well as the integrated gas, condensate and processing aspects of the project in the Russian Federation (to develop circa 135 tcf discovery in the Russian Barents Sea), including in the drafting and negotiation of various offshore EPC packages*

Horizon Nuclear Power (the RWE and E.ON joint venture) — procurement and construction arrangements for up to 6 GW of new nuclear power plants in the U.K., including the drafting and negotiation of appointment of the various consultants, early works agreements, the documentation for the tender process for the choice of technology vendor, FEED agreements, stage agreements, preferred vendor arrangements and EPC contracts*

Lenders — contracts for the supply, delivery and installation of wind turbines and the associated maintenance contracts in connection with the financing of 300 MW Tarfaya Onshore Wind Farm project in Morocco (one of the largest wind farms in Africa to date)*

Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd — advice, drafting and negotiating of multiple interlinking FEED contracts, EPC contracts and technology related contracts (engineering agreements, license agreements and guarantee agreements) in connection with the Rabigh refinery expansion and petrochemical project in Saudi Arabia (with a total project value of circa $9.8 billion, Rabigh is one of the world’s largest integrated refinery and petrochemical complexes)*

BG Tunisia — advice, drafting and negotiating of an EPC contract relating to a 515 MW CCGT power station in Tunisia, including addressing issues arising in the EPC contract from the Power Purchase Agreement and the Concession Agreement*

Developers and lenders — construction and O&M aspects of proposed biomass facilities in the U.K., including a proposed 300 MW facility*

Lenders — construction and O&M aspects of a $1.24 billion oil refinery upgrade and expansion in Costa Rica*

Lenders — construction and O&M aspects of various hydroelectric facilities, including the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (approximately 165 MW capacity) to be located in South America*

Lenders and investors — EPC contracts, O&M contracts and manufacturer warranties (including related ancillary documents) for various solar projects in the U.K., including ground mounted PV portfolios and roof top residential solar portfolios

ABN Amro and Rand Merchant Bank — EPC Contracts and O&M contracts for the project financing for two peaking power stations in South Africa (these were to be the first two IPP projects in South Africa)*

Developer — construction aspects of US$15 billion refinery, petrochemical and gas-processing complex

Syndicate of lenders comprising emerging market funds and hedge funds — construction aspects of the project financing of the US$216 million Jabaili Zinc Oxide mine in Yemen (this was the first project finance transaction to close in Yemen)

Lenders, developers and contractors — contracts for the supply, delivery and installation of wind turbines, the service and availability agreement, and ancillary agreements in relation to wind farms in the U.K., Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Benelux, Holland, Italy, France, Romania, Poland and Africa

Western Mining Corporation — advising, drafting and negotiating of the construction and O&M aspects of the $2 billion project for the expansion of the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia for mining of uranium, gold, silver and copper*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell

Publications and Speeches

“Programmes for African and the Middle East,” Energy World, September 2015.

“Nuts and Bolts of Project Financing – A Key Issues Workshop,” Middle East Solar Industry Association’s Renewable Energy Trade Mission, April 2015.

“Public - Private Sector Partnerships,” The Construction Law Handbook, ed. Thomas Telford (first published 2000).

Credentials

Education

Bond University,
L.L.B.
1993
with first class honours
Bond University,
B.Com
1993

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Solicitor in Queensland, Australia and Western Australia

News

News

Solar Outlook 2015: Still Growing, But No Longer Energy’s Young Kid

January 28, 2015
Renewable Energy World Magazine -- North America Bureau

Review of the year: month by month

December 15, 2013
Lawyer (Online), The

Insights

Insights

Investing in Upstream Oil and Gas in Mexico

Bracewell's Mexico team is comprised of leading energy lawyers in Houston and London and we are one of the few law firms that have been involved in all aspects of the liberalisation process.

Construction Contracts and Tax: A Splitting Headache?

January 16, 2018

It has become common practice in many jurisdictions for parties to split construction contracts with an international element. The split structure is intended to provide a reduced tax exposure for the contractor and a resulting pricing benefit for the employer. The archetypal contract split will see a single, turnkey contract split int...

Egypt: the race to get FiT

May 12, 2015

The Government of Egypt has said that it must invest US$12 billion in the electricity sector over the next five years in order to meet the country's urgent electricity demands. Renewable energy will be a key component, with investment in the sector anticipated to exceed US$10 billion. In recent years, renewable energy projects in Egypt have been developed under four separate schemes. Two have followed a competitive bid process. Under the first scheme, the New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) procured 750 MW of wind power capacity and a further 10 MW of solar capacity. Under the second...

West Africa "“ a role for off-grid renewable energy?

February 9, 2015

West Africa is a land of opportunity, home to some of the richest oil and mineral resources in the world. The rush for the region's oil, gold, iron and other commodities has driven economic growth at a faster rate than anywhere else in Africa. Yet West Africa's bountiful wealth may also be limiting its development potential. The increasing demand from industry is placing enormous strain on an aging and inadequate infrastructure, with installation of new capacity hampered by inefficiency and poor governance. With population growth now outstripping the rate of new supply, it seems unlikely that...

Struck Down: When Liquidated Damages Become Unenforceable

November 10, 2014

Construction law can be something of a dark art - there isn't a day that goes by where the humble construction lawyer isn't presented with a bit of a head-scratcher. Take liquidated damages, for example. It's clear that an LDs provision shouldn't seek to penalise the offending party. It's also clear that LDs should represent a "˜genuine pre-estimate' of the innocent party's loss following breach. So until recently, the well-advised client would make a reasonable effort to assess the likely losses as a result of a particular breach, describe them clearly in the contract and keep records...

Kenya's Lake Turkana Wind Power Project Lights the Way for the East African Power Market

October 29, 2014

Kenya is East Africa's largest economy, yet it faces a power supply crisis. Per capita, it generates barely 4% of the power generated by South Africa. Only 18% of the population has access to electricity and, even for this fortunate minority, rationing and blackouts remain a daily reality. The Kenyan Government has ambitious development goals for the country, seeking to achieve annual double-digit growth and to "˜create a prosperous and globally competitive nation with a high quality of life by the year 2030'. There is certainly plenty of cause for optimism. Politically, the country is...

Has the Sun been Shining too Brightly in the UK?

May 19, 2014

Last week (13 th May) the Department of Energy & Climate Change (" DECC ") unveiled proposals to " maintain the growing momentum behind renewable electricity investment in the UK, while continuing to deliver value for money for consumers. " DECC's paper [1] has been published to consult with the industry regarding the financial support available for solar power generation. Whilst it has been recognised that solar photovoltaic (PV) is an important part of the UK's energy mix, the sector's growth in recent years is considered to be already significantly ahead of expectations. In 2013, the...

Are you on South African Santa's naughty or nice list?

December 12, 2013

A flood of bids reportedly delayed the announcement on the South African Government's announcement on its final list of preferred bidders in the Round 3 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) from the originally scheduled date of 29th October. Whilst, according to the Department of Energy's statement, 17 bids had been selected in the government's initial wave of preferred bidders out of a total of 93 bids received, the large number of bids received has resulted in a delay. A final decision was expected to be made by 20th November but is now...

Vestas Completes Factory Testing of World's Most Powerful Wind Turbine

December 4, 2013

Interesting developments for the offshore wind market are on the horizon with Vestas today having completed its extensive testing of what will be the world's most powerful wind turbine - the Vestas V164 - 8 MW with the nacelle weighing in at a massive 390 tons and being 20 metres long. Whilst the prototype is to be installed and tested to ensure reliability and performance in the early part of 2014, a turbine with this capacity is what the offshore wind market has been waiting for, making future offshore wind projects much more commercially viable compared to the current offshore wind farms...

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Chambers UK
Construction: Purchaser, 2016 - 2019
The Legal 500 United Kingdom
Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Power, 2014 - 2018-19; Real Estate: Construction, 2013 - 2018-19
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide
Highly Regarded: Project Finance, 2016 - 2019; Project Development, 2018 - 2019
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
IFLR1000 EMEA Edition
Project Finance, 2015
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure
Sub-Saharan Africa, 2015 - 2016
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Expert Guides
Women in Business Law, Construction, 2014 - 2016

Events