Geographic boundaries do not confine Tracy London’s practice. For more than 24 years, Tracy has served as a non-contentious construction lawyer in the oil and gas, power, 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.
Chambers UK 2020 editorial notes that “Tracy London has established a reputation as ‘an impressive lawyer with a great knowledge of the construction aspects of project financing transactions.’” She routinely advises on energy projects, both at home and abroad, and is especially adept at handling matters relating to the construction and operation of wind farms (both onshore and offshore) as well as other renewable power projects. Tracy is also recognized in Legal 500 UK as a “wind turbine expert.”
Recent Notable Matters
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development — bid for various developers in relation to a 30 MW/60 MWH energy storage project in Jordan; this project is to be the first utility scale stand-alone project financed energy storage project in the MENA region
Alcazar Energy Partners — EPC and O&M aspects of its four 50 MW solar projects (AEES1, Delta, Aten and Horus projects) in Round 2 of Egypt’s renewable feed-in tariff programme; these Egyptian solar projects are part of the projects recognised as “2017 Global MLA Deal of the Year” at the Project Finance International Awards and the World Bank’s “Best Project of 2018”
Eni México S. de R.L. de C.V. — assistance in relation to its procurement for its FPSO project for the development of the Amoca field, offshore Mexico (including the FPSO contract as well as EPCI and other procurement related contracts for the development)
Alcazar Energy Partners — EPC and O & M aspects of the acquisition of its 20.5 MW solar PV project in Jordan; EPC and O&M contracts for the development and project financing of the 82 MW Al Rajef wind farm project and the 45 MW Al Shobak wind farm project, part of Rounds 1 and 2 of Jordan's Direct Proposal Submission Process (attributed to “Infrastructure and Energy Projects Team of the Year 2017” and “Infrastructure and Energy Projects Team of the Year 2018” in Legal Week’s Middle East Legal Awards respectively)
Ophir Energy plc — engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contracts, and O&M aspects via inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) contracts for its $2 billion floating LNG project offshore Equatorial Guinea, including of its floating LNG project; this project, was to be one of the first floating LNG projects in the world
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
Consortium comprising Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and Arabia Trading & Consulting Co. — EPC and O&M contracts for the project development and financing of the Safawi 50 MW solar PV project in Jordan being procured in Round 2 of Jordan's Direct Proposal Submission Process
Lenders for consortium led by Engie — EPC and O & M aspects for its bid for the 300 MW Sakaka solar PV and its bid for the 400 MW Dumat Al Jandal wind projects in Saudi Arabia
Bidders — EPC and O&M aspects for their respective bids for 50 MW and 100 MW solar PV facility being procured in Round 3 of Jordan's Direct Proposal Submission Process, the 350 MW Sweihan solar PV project in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the DEWA Solar IPP 100 MW Phase II of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, UAE, Al Abdaliyah Integrated Solar Combined Cycle project in Kuwait and the Saudi Aramco’s Fadhili accommodation project in Saudi Arabia
Vestas Wind Systems A/S — EPC contract, long-term service contract and associated documents for the 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; this project has been 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 2014.
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 its solar PV project in Jordan procured pursuant to Round 1 of Jordan's Direct Proposal Submission Process. The project is part of an initiative by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to generate 850 MW of renewable energy per year and is one of the first to come online. This project is one of the “Seven Sisters” projects which has been awarded Middle East Renewables Deal of the Year 2014 by IJGlobal Middle East as well as Middle East Overall Deal of the Year 2014 by IJGlobal Middle East.
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.
Lenders, investors, developers 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) and contracts for the supply, delivery and installation of onshore wind turbines, the service and availability agreement, and ancillary agreements in relation to wind farms in the UK, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Benelux, Holland, Italy, France, Romania, Poland and Africa (including 300 MW Tarfaya Onshore Wind Farm project in Morocco (one of the largest wind farms in Africa to date) and 150 Taza wind farm project in Morocco)*
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*
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; EPC contracts, O&M contracts (including related ancillary documents such as warranty packages) for various solar projects, including ground mounted PV portfolios and roof top residential solar portfolios and the 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 — construction and O&M aspects of a $1.24 billion oil refinery upgrade and expansion in Costa Rica*
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 $216 million Jabaili Zinc Oxide mine in Yemen (this was the first project finance transaction to close in Yemen) *
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).