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Environmental and social due diligence

Environmental and social due diligence for the financing of a photovoltaic plant of 100 MW.

Energy

Environmental and social due diligence for the financing of a photovoltaic plant of 100 MW

Client:

BANCO SECURITY, BANCO ESTADO AND GRENERGY RENOVABLES

Period:

2019

Location:

Chile

Activities performed:

Environmental and social due diligence for the financing of a photovoltaic plant of 100 MW

Contact persons:

Sofía Lazcano
Juan Pablo Pérez
Technical advice

Technical advice on the acquisition of X-Elio.

Energy

Technical advice on the acquisition of X-Elio

Client:

BROOKFIELD

Period:

2019

Location:

Spain, Japan, USA, Peru, Mexico, Australia, Chile and Italy

Activities performed:

Technical advice on the acquisition of X-Elio

Contact persons:

Sofía Lazcano
Technical advice

Yield assessment of a wind farm of 27 operating PV plants (105.1 MW) and 3 operating wind farms (37.2 MW) located in France.

Energy

Yield assessment of a wind farm of 27 operating PV plants (105.1 MW) and 3 operating wind farms (37.2 MW) located in France

Client:

ACOFI

Period:

2019

Location:

FRANCE

Activities performed:

Yield assessment of a wind farm of 27 operating PV plants (105.1 MW) and 3 operating wind farms (37.2 MW) located in France

Contact persons:

Sofía Lazcano
Belén González
Economic and market advice

Report to determine the minimum wholesale market price from which specific remuneration would be received.

Energy

Report to determine the minimum wholesale market price from which specific remuneration would be received.

Client:

GRUPOTEC and EIFFEL

Period:

2019

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

Report to determine the minimum wholesale market price from which specific remuneration would be received.

Contact persons:

Antonio Baena
Technical advice

Technical assistance to contract O&M services for the CSP Puertollano, Spain (50 MW).

Energy

Technical assistance to contract O&M services for the CSP Puertollano, Spain (50 MW)

Client:

ENCE ENERGIA

Period:

2019

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

Technical assistance to contract O&M services for the CSP Puertollano, Spain (50 MW).

Contact persons:

Sofía Lazcano
María Dolores Moreno
Technical advice

Technical due diligence for the financing of a wind farm of 29.3 MW located in Spain.

Energy

Technical due diligence for the financing of a wind farm of 29.3 MW located in Spain.

Client:

CaixaBank, Enel Green Power España, S.L.U. and Alacon Eólico, S.A.U. 

Period:

2019

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

Technical due diligence for the financing of a wind farm of 29.3 MW located in Spain.

Contact persons:

Sofía Lazcano
Belén González
DDT for the financing of 2 wind farms in Mexico

Independent engineer of banks for the financing of 2 wind power plants, one with a capacity of 117 MW and 171 MW.

Energy

Independent engineer of banks for the financing of 2 wind power plants, one with a capacity of 117 MW known as Delaro and another with a capacity of 171 MW known as Los Molinos. Both located in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico

Client:

SANTANDER, NADB,  BANORTE and THERMION ENERGY

Period:

2019

Location:

Mexico

Activities performed:

Independent engineer of banks for the financing of 2 wind power plants, one with a capacity of 117 MW known as Delaro and another with a capacity of 171 MW known as Los Molinos. Both located in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Contact persons:

Máximo Martín
Gilberto González
DDT of a solar photovoltaic project in Mexico

Independent engineer of the banks for the financing of a solar photovoltaic project named Puerto Libertad in Mexico.

Energy

Independent engineer of the banks for the financing of a solar photovoltaic project in the State of Sonora, Mexico

Client:

SANTANDER and BIOFIELDS

Period:

2018

Location:

Mexico

Activities performed:

Independent engineer of the banks for the financing of a solar photovoltaic project named Puerto Libertad developed by Acciona and BioFields in the State of Sonora, Mexico

Contact persons:

Máximo Martín
Gilberto González
Energetic rehabilitation of buildings

Tax advisory and consulting services for the promotion of building energy rehabilitation.

Energy

Tax advisory and consulting services in relation to the analysis and proposal of measures for the promotion of the energy rehabilitation of buildings.

Client:

ASIPA

Period:

2019

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

Tax advisory and consulting services in relation to the analysis and proposal of measures for the promotion of the energy rehabilitation of buildings.

Contact persons:

Antonio Baena
Laura Santiago
Economic advice

Economic advice of various wind and photovoltaic projects in Mexico.

Energy

Economic advice to evaluate OPEX, CAPEX and the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of various wind and photovoltaic projects in Mexico

Client:

E.ON Climate and Renewables GmbH

Period:

2018

Location:

Mexico

Activities performed:

Economic advice to evaluate OPEX, CAPEX and the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of various wind and photovoltaic projects in Mexico

Contact persons:

Máximo Martín
Gilberto González
Regulated and voluntary markets

Comprehensive assistance with the 2013-2015 strategy for emissions allowance applications in industries affected by the EU ETS.

Climate Change

Comprehensive assistance with the 2013-2015 strategy for emissions allowance applications in industries affected by the EU ETS. Clients in the ceramics, chemicals sectors, among others.

Client:

Clients in the ceramics, chemicals sectors, among others.

Period:

2010-2013

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

  • Assistance with monitoring, verification of emissions and surrender of emissions allowances according to legislative requirements.
  • Analysis of the ability to use carbon credits (EUAs, CERs, other fungible credits in emissions trading systems linked to the European system) to fulfil the obligations to surrender allowances.
  • Free allocation of European emissions allowances for the period 2013-2020: independent calculation of the expected allocation according to the established legislation. Preparation of an Excel template and explanatory memo on the assumptions used.
  • Modification of greenhouse gas emissions permits in line with modifications to the plants.
  • Recurring advice on the management of obligations under international legislation and domestic implementing provisions.
  • Advice on matters relating to the Union Registry.
  • Advice on emissions allowance trading based on standard models (ISDA, IETA; CMOF, EFET, others).
  • Advice on trading on stock exchanges or organized platforms (Exchange) and on periodic auctions of emission allowances.

Contact persons:

Antonio Baena
Electric Market Analysis

Analysis of the electric energy retail market in Spain.

Energy

Analysis of the electric energy retail market in Spain.

Client:

Hanwha Energy Corporation Singapore

Period:

2019

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

Analysis of the electric energy retail market in Spain.

Contact persons:

Máximo Martín
Technical advice

Technical advice on the financing of 7 SDGM photovoltaic plants in Chile.

Energy

Technical advice on the financing of 7 SDGM photovoltaic plants in Chile

Client:

NATIXIS AND CAP VERT

Period:

2019

Location:

Chile

Activities performed:

Technical advice on the financing of 7 SDGM photovoltaic plants in Chile

Contact persons:

Sofía Lazcano
Juan Cruzate
Mitigation and adaptation

Implementation of a Sector Mitigation Mechanism using cogeneration in the Mexican industrial sector.

Climate Change

Implementation of a Sector Mitigation Mechanism using cogeneration in the Mexican industrial sector

Client:

CAF (Corporación Andina de Fomento) - Development Bank of Latin America

Period:

2016

Location:

Mexico

Activities performed:

  • Initial design of the Sector Mitigation Mechanism (MSM), taking into account the technologies to be incentivized and emissions reduction potential.
  • Search for potential cogeneration projects participating in the MSM as mitigation activities and selection of the projects that best fit the established eligibility criteria.
  • Economic and technical analysis of the viability of the MSM with the selected mitigation activities, estimating the potential reduction and incentives assigned.
  • Final design of the MSM with the incentive mechanism and preparation of an implementation plan.

Contact persons:

Máximo Martín
Environmental Liability Law

Performance of an Environmental Risk Analysis, in accordance with the Environmental Liability Law, of the project to reopen an iron mine.

Environment and Sustainability

Performance of an Environmental Risk Analysis, in accordance with the Environmental Liability Law, of the project to reopen an iron mine

Client:

CONFIDENTIAL

Period:

2016

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

Aim: Performance of an Environmental Risk Analysis, in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Liability Law and its partial implementing regulations, of the project to reopen an open-cast iron mine, to be submitted to the competent public authority.

The main tasks included:

  • Evaluation of the project to reopen the mine through review of the documentation and a visit to the mine.
  • Preliminary identification of the hazards and initiating events associated with the reopening of the mine.
  • Determination of the Basic Environmental Status of the area.
  • HAZID and HAZOP meetings to confirm the hazards and initiating events (IE) identified and select the most representative ones.
  • Working meetings to determine the likelihood of the risk scenarios occurring.
  • Determination of accident scenarios and conditioning factors.
  • Estimation of the amount of the required financial guarantee.

Contact persons:

Juan Pablo Pérez
Advice on waste treatment and management

Technical and environmental due diligence review for the Portuguese public solid urban waste management company (EGF), which manages more than 60% of all solid urban waste in Portugal.

Environment and Sustainability

Technical and environmental due diligence review for the Portuguese public solid urban waste management company (EGF)

Client:

EGF-SUMA

Period:

2015 - 2016

Location:

Portugal

Activities performed:

Aim: performance of a detailed technical audit of 65 facilities of different types (landfills, mechanical/biological treatment plants, composting facilities, CDW treatment plants, anaerobic biodigestion, biogas recovery and electricity generation plants, etc.) for the management of solid urban waste throughout Portugal.

The main tasks included:

  • Technical due diligence review of the facilities and operating data provided.
  • Identification of deficiencies, breaches and malpractice in the management of the facilities.
  • Establishment of areas for improvement and recommendations.

Contact persons:

Antonio Baena
Juan Pablo Pérez
Carbon footprint

Preparation of the carbon footprint of numerous companies.

Climate Change

Preparation of the carbon footprint of numerous companies

Client:

Multiple clients

Period:

2011-Present

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

  • Review of the main carbon footprints of organizations similar to that of the client in order to select the best practices available.
  • Analysis of the European environmental footprint process and possible related considerations such as the organization footprint.
  • Review of data by analyzing all relevant parameters as well as a representative sample of the primary and secondary sources.Preparation of an Excel workbook for obtainment of the carbon footprint in accordance with the WBCSD GHG Protocol standards, both for calculation structuring and associated technical guides. Application of the guidelines and spirit of ISO 14064 for the potential certification of the organization under the two standards.
  • Obtainment of an emissions factor with sufficient traceability that can be updated on an annual basis and verified by a third party.

Contact persons:

Antonio Baena
Compliance

Design and implementation of the General Regulatory Compliance System at AENA.

Risk and Compliance

Design and implementation of the General Regulatory Compliance System at AENA

Client:

AENA

Period:

2017-2020

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

Aim: to design and implement a General Regulatory Compliance System at AENA, review the functioning of the Corporate Compliance Model, provide the entire organization with the necessary training and raise awareness, all with the participation of a multidisciplinary team with extensive experience in this area made up of professionals from the Garrigues Group. The main tasks included:

  • Review of the general regulatory framework, corporate policies and code of conduct of Aena’s corporate governance system and preparation of the necessary documents.
  • Analysis of the regulatory compliance risks and existing controls associated with them.
  • Additional necessary controls, supervision and reporting.
  • Training and communication of the System.

Contact persons:

Laura Santiago
Contaminated land and risk analysis

Integral management of a subsoil decontamination procedure: design of the program of work, execution of the work, supervision of the decontamination process, management of dealings with the public authorities and third parties.

Environment and Sustainability

Integral management of a subsoil decontamination procedure: design of the program of work, execution of the work, supervision of the decontamination process, management of dealings with the public authorities and third parties

Client:

CONFIDENTIAL

Period:

2014-Present

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

Aim: Integral management, with all parties involved (public authorities, third parties, operator, subcontractors, etc.), of a procedure concerning groundwater affected by historical metal contamination.

The main tasks included:

  • Detailed technical study of the problem.
  • Representation of and spokesperson for the company vis-á-vis the different parties affected/involved.
  • Organization of meetings with the public authorities to take care of the administrative matters involved in managing the project and create a trusted communication framework between the parties.
  • Identification and selection of the company tasked with designing and executing the environmental recovery and landscape restoration project.
  • Supervision of all tasks and work to be performed.

Contact persons:

Juan Pablo Pérez
Environmental/social due diligence

Environmental and social due diligence review according to the IFC Performance Standards and Equator Principles for energy projects in Latin America.

Environment and Sustainability

Environmental and social due diligence review according to the IFC Performance Standards and Equator Principles for energy projects in Latin America

Client:

MULTIPLE CLIENTS (PROMOTERS OF ENERGY PROJECTS)

Period:

2015-Present

Location:

Latin America (Chile, Argentina, Mexico, El Salvador, etc.).

Activities performed:

Aim: review of the environmental and social risks of energy projects in accordance with the IFC Performance Standards and the Equator Principles.

The main tasks included:

  • Review of the environmental and social aspects of the projects prior to the financial close of the transaction.
  • Preparation of a table identifying and providing a quantitative assessment of risks.
  • Supervision of compliance with the Environmental and Social Monitoring Plans during the construction and subsequent operation of the plants.

Contact persons:

Sofía Lazcano
Juan Cruzate
Juan Pablo Pérez
Expert reports

Preparation of technical and economic expert reports at companies holding public service concessions in the areas of integrated water cycle and waste management.

Environment and Sustainability

Preparation of technical and economic expert reports at companies holding public service concessions in the areas of integrated water cycle and waste management

Client:

SEVERAL COMPANIES (AQUALIA, VALORIZA AGUA, etc.)

Period:

2015

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

Aim: preparation of expert reports on technical and economic disputes with the public contracting bodies in relation to public service concessions for integrated water cycle and waste management.

The main tasks included:

  • Gathering and review of documentation.
  • Meetings with legal counsel to ascertain the litigation strategy.
  • Preparation of expert report.
  • Defense of the report in court.

Contact persons:

Antonio Baena
Juan Pablo Pérez
Compliance management

Support for supervisory and government bodies in compliance

Risk and Compliance

Support for supervisory and government bodies in compliance

Client:

MULTIPLE CLIENTS AND SECTORS

Period:

2019

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

General support for monitoring, updating and improving compliance models.
Update of risk maps and adaptation of procedures and policies.
Coordination of work teams by specialties or activities.
Compliance Reports.
Extension and adaptation to subsidiary and investee companies.

Contact persons:

Roberto García Polo
Laura Santiago
CORE Tool

Garrigues and G-advisory technology solution for compliance management.

Risk and Compliance

Garrigues and G-advisory technology solution for compliance management

Client:

Multiple clients

Period:

2016 to date

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

CORE (Control del Riesgo Empresarial -corporate risk monitoring)- is a software tool for risk and compliance management that simplifies and reduces the work needed, both during the design of the management system and in the later stages of its life cycle. CORE helps:

  1. Integrate the management of all types of risks and monitoring procedures (legal, environmental, operational, regarding the supply chain, etc.) in a single platform.
  2. Identify the persons responsible for each type of risk, monitoring, country, location, business unit, etc.
  3. Provide guidance in the risk identification and analysis process and standardize assessment methods through the use of specific questionnaires tailored to each type of risk.
  4. Monitor the actions established in the management system, assigning a status, person responsible and timescale for each of them, with the possibility of creating delegated actions and personalized alerts.
  5. Simplify document access and management for the documents generated in the system, by associating the policies and procedures, and the templates or records arising in connection with them, with the risks, monitoring procedures and actions.
  6. Simplify communications through automatic notification of the assignment of responsibilities or proximity of deadlines, as well as management of manual email distribution lists.
  7. Prepare reports from predesigned internal reporting templates and export information to Excel spreadsheets in a structured way, for the preparation of specific reports (statistics, indicators, etc.).

Contact persons:

Roberto García Polo
Laura Santiago
Compliance management systems

Risk analysis and compliance management programs

Risk and Compliance

Risk analysis and compliance management programs

Client:

MULTIPLE CLIENTS AND SECTORS

Period:

2010 to date

Location:

Spain and LATAM

Activities performed:

Aim: design and implementation of an effective compliance management system in our clients, all of the above with a multidisciplinary team of expert criminal lawyers from Garrigues and consultants from G-advisory. The main tasks included:

  • Knowledge of the organization and preparation of a preliminary risk map.
  • Training on compliance matters and preparation of the definitive risk map.
  • Installation of and training on the compliance management tool (CORE).
  • Preparation of the management system and its constituent documents.
  • Support for the implementation of the compliance risk management systems.

Contact persons:

Roberto García Polo
Laura Santiago
Criminal risk management systems

Assistance in the development of a model of relationship of BANKIA with its subsidiaries in matters of criminal risk management.

Risk and Compliance

Assistance in the development of a model of relationship of BANKIA with its subsidiaries in matters of criminal risk management.

Client:

BANKIA

Period:

2018

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

Aim: design a relationship model of BANKIA with its subsidiaries in matters of criminal risk management.

The main tasks were the following:

  • Propose a system for classifying the investees and indetify due diligence measures to be applied in each of them.
  • Protocol to be followed before (i) new investee companies, (ii) increases in participations and (iii) divestments.
  • Protocol to be followed for the future incorporation of companies.

Contact persons:

Laura Santiago
Roberto García Polo
Compliance management

Adoption of a local compliance model based on the GM Group model

Risk and Compliance

Adoption of a local compliance model based on the GM Group model

Client:

GM FINANCIAL

Period:

2019

Location:

Perú

Activities performed:

Analysis of the activity carried out directly in Peru and indirectly through other Group companies located in third countries (Mexico, Colombia).

Analysis of the compliance mechanisms established at the Group level.

Analysis of applicable Peruvian regulations (Criminal compliance).

Realization of a map of risks (inherent and residual) and definition of the preventive model.

Contact persons:

Roberto García Polo
Advice on the integrated water cycle

Technical and economic advice on the tender process for the concession to operate the Aigues del Ter-Llobregat upstream water distribution infrastructure.

Environment and Sustainability

Technical and economic advice on the tender process for the concession to operate the Aigues del Ter-Llobregat upstream water distribution infrastructure

Client:

AGBAR consortium

Period:

2012

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

Aim: technical and business advice to the consortium of companies led by AGBAR for the presentation of a bid in the largest tender process for management of the integrated water cycle to date in Spain.

The main tasks included:

  • Technical due diligence review of the facilities and operating data provided.
  • Appraisal of amounts and needs in connection with the required investments.
  • Preparation of water demand projections.
  • Validation of the hypotheses of the economic and financial model prepared for the bid.

Contact persons:

Antonio Baena
Juan Pablo Pérez
Regulated and voluntary markets

Advice on the registration of more than 90 Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) projects.

Climate Change

Advice on the registration of more than 90 Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) projects

Client:

Multiple clients

Period:

2005-2012

Location:

2005-2012

Activities performed:

  • Definition of the CDM project, specifying the scope of same.
  • Analysis of the viability of the project as a CDM. Detailed analysis in order to determine whether the project is eligible according to the criteria established by the CDM Executive Board.
  • Analysis of the Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs) obtainable by the project.
  • Review of data relating to calculation of the baseline.
  • Design of the project as a CDM: preparation of the Project Design Document. Selection of the most suitable baseline and monitoring methodology. Review of environmental aspects.
  • Presentation of the project to the designated national authority (DNA) for obtainment of letters of no-objection and approval.
  • Technical assistance for validation and registration. Assistance to the client for validation of the project by an designated operational entity (DOE) and registration of the project as a CDM.

Contact persons:

Antonio Baena
Mitigation and adaptation

Study of the mitigation potential and marginal costs of abating greenhouse gases in Spain.

Climate Change

Study of the mitigation potential and marginal costs of abatement of greenhouse gases in Spain.

Client:

Spanish Climate Change Agency

Period:

2010

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

  • Gathering of information. Identification of the sectors to be studied and data sources.
  • Evaluation of technologies and systems. Identification of the main mitigation technologies for each sector.
  • Preparation of a support tool to quantify mitigation potential.
  • Characterization and evaluation of mitigation costs and potential for the evaluated technologies.
  • Preparation of database, scenarios, development of simulations, analysis and preparation of conclusions.

Contact persons:

Antonio Baena
Economic advice

Technical assistance on the Global Energy Management Strategy (GEMS).

Energy

Technical assistance on the Global Energy Management Strategy (GEMS) of 25 storage facilities and pumping stations for hydrocarbon products from CLH, S.A. and designing PPA of electricity purchase

Client:

CLH

Period:

2019

Location:

Spain

Activities performed:

Technical assistance on the Global Energy Management Strategy (GEMS) of 25 storage facilities and pumping stations for hydrocarbon products from CLH, S.A. and designing PPA of electricity purchase

Contact persons:

Antonio Baena
Definition and evaluation of GHG emissions reduction measures and policies

Study of the consequences of climate change in the region of St. Petersburg and definition of mitigation and adaptation policies and strategies.

Climate Change

Study of the consequences of climate change in the region of St. Petersburg and definition of mitigation and adaptation policies and strategies.

Client:

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Period:

2008

Location:

Russia

Activities performed:

  • Gathering and analysis of data on economic sectors in the regions of St. Petersburg and Leningrad.
  • Analysis of the expected climate change impact.
  • Identification of mitigation options in the region.
  • Identification of adaptation options in the region.
  • Design of the regional climate change strategy: principles and general considerations.

Contact persons:

Antonio Baena