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Adrian Wong
Partner, Energy, Projects and Infrastructure
CMS, Singapore

 

Adrian is a seasoned energy and infrastructure lawyer. He is qualified in both English and Singapore law.

Adrian has advised stakeholders across the energy value chain from oil and gas companies, LNG traders, power generation (conventional and renewables), transmission, petrochemical and construction companies on their projects internationally.

Adrian has provided comprehensive and integrated advice on all aspects of energy and infrastructure project development as well as in relation to acquisitions and disposals. These include advising equity sponsors investing into projects, government authorities granting project concessions; lenders providing project financing (and other forms of financing) to projects, EPC contractors, feedstock and utilities suppliers and potential offtakers and O&M service providers.

In addition to his in depth experience in the conventional energy space, he has an increased focus on "new power" (including storage, energy management and smart grid applications and instruments) as well as renewables projects, including hydro, wind and solar.

His previous role as an in-house legal counsel for a multi-national energy company, gives him a particular depth of insight into the energy sector as well as a clear understanding of the business needs of clients.

Adrian has particular in depth understanding and practical experience across Asia, having supported clients on projects in Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Mongolia.

Selected relevant experience includes advising:

Advising Vestas Asia Pacific A/S & Vestas Wind Technology (Thailand) Limited in relation to a Turbine Supply Agreement and a Service Availability Agreement with:
• Tropical Wind Co., Ltd in relation to the T2 Wind Farm Project in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand; and
• K.R.S. Three Co., Ltd in relation to the T3 Wind Farm Project in Nakhon Ratchasima Province and Chaiyaphum Province, Thailand

Alfanar Energy on all aspects of its bid to develop, finance, design, supply, install, operate and maintain two large scale solar PV power plants of up to 30 MW combined capacity in Malaysia.

A multinational company in relation to its purchase of environmental attributes and renewable energy certificates associated with electric energy generated by various roof top solar energy facilities from the Sunseap group.

Advising Sarawak Energy Berhad in the development and construction of the:
• Baram 1 Hydro-Electric Power Project
• Baleh Hydro-Electric Power Project
• 2 x 300MW Balingian Coal Fired Power Plant Project
• Tanjung Kidurong GT Combined-Cycle Power Plant Project
• Packages A, B, C and 2 of the 500kV Backbone Transmission Line Project

Advising Mabanaft Pte Ltd in its proposed investment in two petroleum retail businesses in the Philippines.

A syndicate of 6 banks on the development and financing of a US$252 million independent crude oil and petroleum product storage terminal in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. This included detailed lender due diligence on the project, the Sponsors' proposed development and offtake structure and documenting and negotiating the full suite of loan and local law governed security documents.

Advising Sarawak Energy Berhad in relation to a power purchase agreement entered into between Syarikat Sesco Berhad and Sakura Ferroalloys Sdn. Bhd.

An international oil major on a potential investment in a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) project in the Philippines.

Advising a power generation company in relation to proposed amendments to its gas sale end user agreement arising from amendments in the terminal use agreement for the LNG regasification terminal in Singapore

The Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund (IIGF) on the provision of a government guarantee for the Sumsel 9 (2 x 600MW) & 10 (1 x 600MW) coal fired mine mouth power projects in Indonesia.

Advising Engie (previously International Power / GDF Suez) on:
• the Central Java 2 x 1,000MW coalfired power project in Indonesia
• Bali Timur 2 x 100MW coal-fired power project in Indonesia
• Son My LNG/gas/coal-fired power project (of up to 3,500MW) in Vietnam
• Nghi Son 2, 2 x 600MW coal-fired power project in Vietnam
• TNP 2 115MW gas-fired power project in Thailand
• CHP5 1 x 450MW coal-fired power project in Mongolia
• 150MW - 225MW gas fired combined cycle power station at Bhola, Bangladesh
• Bibiyana II 300MW-450MW gas fired combined cycle power station

International Finance Corporation in its US$100 million financing of Power Grid Corporation of India's capital expenditure program which is focused both on strengthening the existing transmission line system and on expanding the reach of the system.

International Finance Corporation on its debt and equity investment into RenewGen Enviro Ventures's waste to energy power plant project in Sri Lanka

JBIC on the financing of the Van Phong I BOT power project – one of the largest coal fired power projects in Vietnam.

Sojitz Corporation on the development and construction of:
• the Thai Binh 2 coal fired thermal power project in Vietnam utilising both KEXIM and JBIC financing
• O Mon I-II power project in Vietnam – one of the largest thermal power projects in Vietnam

An EPC Contractor on the development and construction of the project financed Nam Ngum 3 hydroelectric power project in Laos PDR.

Advising YTL Power Seraya in relation to the development and construction of its terminal upgrading project in Singapore.

ADB on its potential equity investment and debt financing of the US$1.2 billion West Seti cross border hydroelectric project between Nepal and India.

Star Energy Holdings on its acquisition of various companies owning participation rights in the Kakap Block PSC in Indonesia.

BG who were appointed as sole aggregator of LNG in Singapore in their negotiations with the Energy Market Authority of Singapore and potential buyers, in relation to Singapore's first LNG regasification terminal.

Renewable Energy Corporation on several aspects of their greenfield development of a US$2.5 billion solar manufacturing complex in Singapore to manufacture solar modules and wafers, including advising on the provision of utilities for the plant, the procurement of natural gas and electricity, as well as the construction, operation and transfer of key utilities systems

Temasek Holdings in the review and amendment of the various end user agreements between GSPL and Senoko Power, PowerSeraya and Tuas Power in Singapore in preparation for the liberalisation of the natural gas market in Singapore.

PowerGas on the concession agreement and the terminal use agreement with the Energy Market Authority of Singapore for the construction and operation of the first LNG regasification terminal in Singapore.

Gas: Regulatory:
Senoko Power, PowerSeraya and Tuas Power on various gas licences (Gas shipper/importer/retailer/transporter/ORF operator etc.) to be issued by the Energy Market Authority of Singapore; and
Senoko Power, PowerSeraya and Tuas Power in the review and drafting of amendments to existing gas sale / gas transportation agreements in light of the opening of the gas market in Singapore and the inception of the Gas Network Code.

 

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