GÖRG advises Leipheim gas power plant project on successful participation in tendering procedure for procurement of special grid-related equipment and on sale by project partners SWU Energie, Siemens Energy and STEAG to LEAG

Cologne, 22.02.2021

GÖRG provided comprehensive advice to the Leipheim gas-fired power plant project on its successful participation in the tender procedure for the procurement of special grid-related equipment (bnBm) pursuant to § 11 (3) EnWG. With the award of the contract in favour of the Leipheim gas power plant project by Amprion GmbH, the project company Gaskraftwerk Leipheim GmbH & Co. KG was transferred to LEAG. Gaskraftwerk Leipheim GmbH & Co. KG is a joint venture between SWU Energie, Siemens Energy and STEAG.

This was preceded by almost ten years of development of the site and the obtaining of all permits and contracts required for the realization of the project, whose conclusion was also comprehensively legally accompanied by GÖRG.

§ 11 (3) EnWG allows the transmission system operators to provide special grid-related equipment – power plants to restore the security and reliability of the electricity supply system after a local outage – by commissioning third parties by means of competitive tendering procedures. 

The Leipheim gas-fired power plant project provides for the construction of a modern and highly flexible gas turbine plant with a capacity of 300 MW that is capable of reacting at short notice in the event of impairments to the electricity grid. Since the immission control permit and the planning approval decisions for the gas and electricity lines have been obtained and preparatory construction measures have been initiated, implementation can begin without delay. Siemens Energy will be responsible for construction and operation. The power plant is to be available to Amprion from summer 2023.

Under the lead management of partner Dr. Christoph Riese, GÖRG advised on the project during the many years of project development, initially initiated by SWU Energie, during the involvement of the two project partners Siemens Energy and STEAG, as well as during the multi-layered tendering procedure of the transmission grid operators, and finally provided comprehensive legal advice to the consortium consisting of SWU Energie, Siemens Energy and STEAG during the sale of the project to LEAG. Dr. Ruth Büchl-Winter was responsible for the corporate law structuring and advice on the transaction.


Advisors Leipheim Gas Power Plant Project

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB 
Dr. Christoph Riese, Partner (lead management), Public Law/Energy Law/Procurement Law, Berlin
Dr. Ruth Büchl-Winter, Counsel, M&A/Corporate Law, Köln
Dr. Ulrich Christian Killius, LL.B., Associated Partner, Public Law/Energy Law/Procurement Law, Berlin 
Dr. Achim Compes, Partner, Contract Law/Plant Engineering, Cologne
Jan Schellenberger, Partner, Contract Law/Plant Engineering, Cologne
Dr. Wibke Schumacher, Partner, Corporate Law/Energy Law, Cologne
Dr. Ilka Mainz, Associate, Energy Law, Cologne

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