IPFA Australia: Sydney: Waste-ing Time in Australia?
Australia has had a difficult relationship with waste treatment projects in the past – our easy access to landfill making it commercially difficult for expensive treatment processes compared to the success of the sector in the UK and Europe. Projects here have had limited government subsidy and long lead times with many not getting to Close and often those that do being plagued by technology issues, feedstock supply problems and complex contractual arrangements. But Australia has now closed its first large scale energy-from-waste project, the 34MW / 400ktpa Kwinana project in Western Australia and several other projects are proposed.
This event will explore the challenges for the sector in Australia, international precedents and the medium term outlook through a panel discussion including lawyers, lenders, developers, operators and investors in the sector.
4.30pm Welcome and Introduction
Peter Mansfield, Director, Power & Infrastructure Finance, Investec
4.40pm Panel Discussion
Moderated by Peter Mansfield, Director, Power & Infrastructure Finance, Investec
Andrew Castle, Partner, Energy and Projects Group, Allen & Overy
Brett Cohen, Director, Power & Infrastructure Finance, Investec
Blair Townsend, Managing Director, John Laing
Nick Entsch, Associate Director, Macquarie Group
Ed Nicholas, Executive Director, Tribe Infrastructure Group
Caroline Joo, Vice President – Debt, Vantage Infrastructure
Charlie Crane, Commercial Manager, Strategic Projects, Veolia
6.00pm Closing Remarks
6.05pm IPFA Update
6.10pm Networking Drinks hosted by Investec