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Financing decarbonisation: Green hydrogen (projects) under the microscope

Broadcast on Nov 18, 2020 from Livestream: Financing decarbonisation: Green hydrogen (projects) under the microscope - hosted by Shearman & Sterling

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  • What types of projects are in the pipeline, and to what extent are these focused on new (rather than existing) applications?
  • How does financing of these projects differ vs. other forms of energy? What financing structures are available, and what are the different sources of funding?
  • What risks/challenges are raised in the context of financing hydrogen projects? How can they be overcome? To what extent do policymakers play a part in this?
  • Beyond O&G: To what extent can existing or new O&G infrastructure provide realistic near-time financing opportunities as transitional H2 applications, and in which markets?

Moderator

Ben Shorten

Ben Shorten

Ben Shorten

Partner, Projects at Shearman & Sterling

Ben Shorten is a Partner at Shearman & Sterling, a global elite law firm. He is based in Singapore and serves as our Project Development & Finance Team Leader for Asia. Ben is a core member of our Global Hydrogen Industry Legal Team, most notably as part of the senior leadership team advising NEOM on a joint venture with ACWA Power and Air Products to develop a $5 billion green hydrogen-based ammonia production facility in Saudi Arabia. This is the world’s largest renewable hydrogen project and a first-of-its-kind investment in the world.

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Ben Shorten

Shearman & Sterling is one of the first global law firms to establish a presence in the Middle East. From our hubs in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, we have represented clients on ground-breaking deals and precedent-setting projects that have led to the emergence of the region as a dynamic financial centre. We have also represented clients on some of the most complex disputes arising out of construction and development projects, investments, acquisitions and joint ventures. We continue to provide exceptional service to both regionally based clients and foreign investors seeking opportunities in the Middle East, including multinational companies, government ministries, state-owned companies, banks, contractors, investment agencies and financial sponsors. A pioneer in the field of financing in the region, we have advised on two of the largest project bond financings in the Middle East and advised on cutting-edge Shari’ah-compliant financings, such as the first power project in the Middle East that included financing from Islamic banks and the largest-ever oil and gas Islamic financing. We also have a track record of delivering on first-in-kind and first-in-country project financings across the region.

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Speakers

Gabriel de Laval

Gabriel de Laval

Director, Metals and Mining

Crédit Agricole CIB

Gabriel de Laval

Gabriel de Laval

Director, Metals and Mining at Crédit Agricole CIB

Crédit Agricole CIB

Gabriel de Laval
Jeremy Balding

Jeremy Balding

Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory, Green Hydrogen

Engie

Jeremy Balding

Jeremy Balding

Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory, Green Hydrogen at Engie

Jeremy Balding has worked as a financial and economic advisor in various parts of the energy sector for the last 13 years. Jeremy’s experience from upstream gas and LNG, to thermal and renewable power generation and all the way down the value chain to BtoC energy supply businesses. Since joining ENGIE’s H2 business unit in 2020, he has been responsible for structuring the financing and appraising investment opportunities in ENGIE’s development pipeline of renewable hydrogen projects in Australia, Europe and Africa.

Engie

Jeremy Balding
Atanu Das

Atanu Das

Vice President, Acquisitions & Project Finance

ACWA Power

Atanu Das

Atanu Das

Vice President, Acquisitions & Project Finance at ACWA Power

ACWA Power

Atanu Das
Harry Boyd-Carpenter

Harry Boyd-Carpenter

Harry Boyd-Carpenter

Director, Head of Energy EMEA at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Harry is the Director of EBRD's Energy EMEA team of 30 professionals promoting the EBRD’s mandate through investments and policy advice across the gas and power sectors in Europe, Middle East and Africa

He has more than 20 years experience in financing and investing in emerging markets and transition economies with a special emphasis on the energy sector He has been involved in a wide range of power, oil and gas, infrastructure and PPP/PFI projects across Europe, North Africa and the former CIS He has also led high level policy engagements in a number of countries, with a particular focus on establishing the enabling environment for renewable energy

Before becoming Director in February 2017 he was a Senior Banker in the power team, with particular responsibility for investments and policy dialogue in Egypt and Jordan He has also worked in EBRD’s Office of the General Counsel and the Institutional Strategy department Prior to joining EBRD in 2005 Harry was a senior associate in the Project Finance group of Allen Overy LLP and also worked for the European Union in UNMIK Kosovo

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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