Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ Investment in New Zealand Offshore Wind Market

White & Case has advised Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners on the deal.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) announced its investment in a jointly held company with NZ Super Fund to explore the potential for large-scale offshore wind energy in the South Taranaki Bight.

The project will be CIP’s first investment in Aotearoa New Zealand and follows the NZD58 billion NZ Super Fund’s NZD208 million commitment to CIP’s new Energy Transition Fund (CI ETF I) in 2021.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners P/S is the world’s largest dedicated fund manager within greenfield renewable energy investments, and a leader in offshore wind globally. At COP26 CIP announced the ambition and a roadmap for increasing and accelerating its role in delivering on the energy transition by deploying EUR 100bn into green energy investments by 2030.

The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was led by partners Andrew Clark (Picture; Melbourne) and Cameron Watson (Sydney), with support from counsel Hilary Cure (Melbourne) and associates Kevin Chen (Sydney) and Max Hall (Melbourne).

Involved fees earner: Kevin Chen – White & Case; Andrew Clark – White & Case; Hilary Cure – White & Case; Max Hall – White & Case; Cameron Watson – White & Case;

Law Firms: White & Case;

Clients: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners;