Fergus Devine

Partner

Fergus is head of our Energy Group where he advises local and international energy and commodities companies on major projects, transactions and regulatory matters.

Fergus Devine

Fergus is one of Ireland’s leading renewable energy experts and is consistently ranked as one of Ireland’s leading gas and energy specialists.  He has particular expertise in advising new market participants, and those considering opportunities, in the energy sector in Ireland, including in relation to the on-shore and offshore renewable generation.

Fergus also advises procuring authorities, developers, data centres, financiers, contractors and operators in relation to large energy projects.  Prior to joining William Fry, Fergus spent four years working as a projects and transactional lawyer in California, where notably he advised on wind and geothermal power generation.

Recent significant work includes advising EirGrid, CIP, RWE, DIF, Brookfield, Flogas, Digital Realty Trust, IBM. Notably, Fergus has recently advised:

  • EirGrid plc, the Irish state-owned electricity transmission operator, on the procurement of circa 450 MW of temporary emergency generation.
  • Copenhagen Infrastructure Fund (CIP) on the acquisition by its fund, Copenhagen Infrastructure IV k/S of 50% of Statkraft A/S’ offshore wind portfolio in Ireland.
  • Digital Realty Trust (DRT), the world’s largest Data Centre provider on a number of electricity market contracts (including a complex corporate PPA)
  • Aughinish Alumina in relation to the gas, HFO and bauxite supply arrangements for its 160MW CHP plant and alumina refinery and related financial and physical sales contracts
  • RWE in its participation in the Irish energy market.
  • On the structuring and funding of the €1.6b Celtic Interconnector, a 700MW HVDC submarine power cable linking Ireland and France.
  • DIF Capital Partners on its fund’s acquisition of a 51% stake in ib vogt GmbH,one of the world’s leading developers in utility-scale PV solar.
  • Brookfield Renewableson its development and financing of the Slieve Callan wind farm project in South West Ireland (which included a 25km 110KV contestable grid connection).
  • A number of large solar developers in relation to the RESS scheme.

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