Ruveena Kaliannan

Associate, Melbourne

Biography

Overview

Ruveena is an Associate in the firm's Project Development and Finance Group and focuses on the acquisition, development and sale of major energy and infrastructure projects, with a particular focus in the renewables and rail sectors.

Ruveena joined the firm in 2019 and is based in Melbourne, having also worked in its Abu Dhabi office.

Bars and Courts
High Court of Australia
Supreme Court of Victoria
Education
Juris Doctor
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Arts
University of Western Australia
Languages
English

Experience

Energy

  • Perdaman on the development of the AUD$4.5 billon Burrup Urea Plant in Western Australia.
  • Horizon Power in relation to the development of the proposed Esperance Power Project in Esperance, Western Australia, including the preparation of the power purchase agreement and development agreement.
  • FRV on the delivery and financing of the 67.8MW Goonumbla Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Neoen and John Laing on the A$650 million portfolio refinancing of all three stages of the Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia.
  • Saudi Aramco on the tendering and development of the Tanajib cogeneration and desalination project in Saudi Arabia.
  • EWEC in connection with the proposed 2,000 to 2,400MW Fujairah F3 greenfield power generation plant in the Emirate of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.
  • Saudi Power Procurement Company in connection with the 2GW Sudair solar project in Saudi Arabia.
  • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners on the development, equity sale process and US$3 billion financing of the 589MW Changfang and Xidao offshore wind project in Taiwan.
  • Export credit agencies and a syndicate of international commercial banks on the EUR€2.7 billion project financing of wpd AG's 640MW Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan.
  • INPEX Operations Australia Pty Ltd on disputes in relation to the US$37 billion Ichthys Project in South Australia.

Infrastructure

  • The Victorian Government in relation to the AUD$50 billion Suburban Rail Loop Project in Victoria, Australia.
  • The Victorian Government in relation to the AUD$11 billion Metro Tunnel Project in Victoria, Australia.

Acquisitions

  • First Sentier Investors in their acquisition of John Laing's portfolio of renewable wind energy assets in Australia.
  • Hana Financial Investment in relation to the acquisition of the 162MW Columboola Solar Farm in Queensland, Australia.
  • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners in their acquisition of Jeonnam Offshore Wind Farm in South Korea.
  • AMP Power Australia on the acquisition of the 120MW Hillston Solar Farm Project in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Various confidential clients on renewable power acquisitions in Australia and Asia, including the due diligence and development aspects.
  • French-based Lumibird SA on its AUD$100 million acquisition of a laser and ultrasound business from ASX-listed Ellex Medical Lasers Limited.