This workshop is designed to provide an overview of financing and refinancing of Energy from Waste facilities. It will feed on expert knowledge from Cory Riverside Energy as project sponsor having recently refinanced the business and insight from expert advisors involved in the transactions from both a legal and financial perspective.

  • Understanding of financing and refinancing from a project sponsors perspective
  • Legal considerations of financing and refinancing EfW projects
  • Financial market specialists / advisors views on arranging finance and refinancing EfW projects
  • Future developments and EfW Market in the UK
  • Business Development Director
  • Contracts Manager
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Project Finance
  • Head of Infrastructure
  • Head of Environment and Waste Services
  • Policy Advisor
  • Consultant
  • Technical Consultant

Abengoa; Al Ahly Capital Holding; AMP Capital; Avery Weigh-Tronix; Ballast Phoenix Ltd; Bertling Enviro AB; Biffa Waste Services Ltd; Buckinghamshire County Council; C U T E C Institut Gm Bh; City of Westminster; CMS Cameron McKenna; CMS Cameron McKenna LLP; Cory Environmental Ltd; Cory Riverside Energy; EEW Energy from Waste GmbH; EGE (Waste to Energy Agency); Engie; Environment Agency; ESWET; Firefly AB; Gemiuk Ltd; Green Investment Bank; Gulermak Heavy Industries; Haldor Topsoe A/S; Hitachi Zosen Inova AG; Huawei Technologies Co.Nig Ltd; Indaver Ireland; Koch industries; KS Baling Ltd; Lodge Cottrell; London Waste Ltd; MAN Diesel & Turbo UK Ltd; NIBC Bank N.V.; NNFCC; Online Cleaning UK Ltd.; Orkel AS; Peel Environmental; PELVS-VEL LTD; PKO Bank Polski; Public Power Solutions; px House; Renewable Energy Association; Royal HaskoningDHV; RPS consulting Engineers; SLR Consulting LTD; South-Holland; Suez; SUEZ Recycling and recovery UK; Thames Water; Tiru SA; Turboden; University of South Wales; Veolia UK; Viridor; Waste to Energy Systems; Weiss A/S; Wheelabrator Technologies;

Workshop LEADER


Andy Pike

Director, Cory Environmental Ltd

Andy Pike is a Director of Cory Riverside Energy that deliver Cory's waste management and river logistics solution to Local Authorities and Commercial and Industrial customers across London. A Qualified Accountant by trade with 13 years' waste management and river logistics experience. Andy has been involved with the Riverside EfW project since 2004 and was an integral part of the team delivering the original financing in 2008 and oversaw the financial management of the project during its construction between July 2008 and operational Takeover in October 2011. Andy now leads the Cory Riverside Energy business in London strategically delivering Cory's unique carbon efficient solution for London's waste and has recently been a member of the core team refinancing the project.

Cory Environmental Ltd

At Cory Riverside Energy's Riverside Resource Recovery Energy from Waste facility in Belvedere, waste that would have gone to landfill is used as feedstock to generate electricity. As one of the largest operations of its kind in the UK, the facility generates c.525,000 MWh of electricity each year. What's more, we use the River Thames as a green highway to move the waste from the city to the facility on our own fleet of tugs and barges, removing around 100,000 truck movements a year off our capital's congested roads. By treating waste in this manner, Cory Riverside Energy saves an average of 230.000 tonnes of carbon per annum compared to landfill.

Workshop programme

13:30 Registration and Coffee

14:00 Cory Riverside Energy

Andy Pike

Andy Pike, Director, Cory Environmental Ltd
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  • Background to Cory and Riverside Project
  • Financing history
  • Recent refinance experience
  • 14:30 Legal Considerations of Financing and Refinancing Energy from Waste Facilities - Ashursts LLP

  • Ashursts Energy from Waste experience and Cory Riverside Energy
  • Structuring of new Energy from Waste projects
  • Key differences between Public-Private Partnerships and Merchant Waste Projects
  • Bankability criteria and funding requirements
  • Key legal issues and considerations in financing
  • Preparing for financing and key issues
  • Andy Pike

    Andy Pike, Director, Cory Environmental Ltd
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    Cameron Smith

    Cameron Smith, Partner, Ashurst LLP
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    15:00 Coffee and Networking

    15:30 Arranging Financing Refinancing Energy from Waste Projects - Rothschilds

  • Rotchschild's experience and Cory Riverside Energy
  • Financial markets and Energy from Waste attractiveness to investors
  • Financing - Senior and Junior Debt
  • Other Debt structures
  • Volatility of financial markets
  • Market trends
  • Andy Pike

    Andy Pike, Director, Cory Environmental Ltd
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    Charles Huyghues-Despointes

    Charles Huyghues-Despointes, Associate, Infrastructure Finance Advisory, Rothschild
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    16:00 Energy from Waste Market and Future Considerations

    Andy Pike

    Andy Pike, Director, Cory Environmental Ltd
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  • Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) versus Merchant Capacity
  • Brexit - Opportunity or threat?
  • Futute potential of UK EfW capacity?
  • 16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and End of Workshop


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