Speaker – Naoaki Eguchi

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Naoaki (“Nick”) Eguchi

Partner, Co-head of the Renewable and Clean Energy Group

Naoaki (“Nick”) Eguchi is Co-head of the Tokyo office’s Renewable and Clean Energy Group. Nick’s practice focuses on project finance, infrastructure PPP and PFI. He has been a special member of the Cabinet Office (Naikaku-fu)’s PFI Promotion Committee since 2010 and is a member of the Japan Wind Power Association’s Offshore Wind Task Force since 2017. Representative work for Nick includes more than 17 wind power projects totalling more than 300 MW, including the Horonobe and Saraki Tomanai in Hokkaido, the Rokkasho mura in Aomori, the Hachiryu in Akita, the Wajima in Ishikawa, the Misakicho in Ehime, the Hibikinada in Kita Kyushu and the Akita Port. Nick is also working on early stage of offshore wind projects in Japan. On solar power, he worked on projec finance of Marubeni’s 82 MW Oita No. 6 solar power plant, SB Energy / Mitsui & Co’s 111 MW Tomatoh and 43 MW Yonago solar power plants and Renova’s 40 MW Futtsu solar power plant among more than 200 projects totalling over 2,500 MW last 7 years. Nick has also been working on financing of three 75 MW and five 50 MW biomass power plant projects. He was involved in project finance (1) to Universal Studios in Osaka financed by SMBC, the Development Bank of Japan and other syndicated banks (USD 1.1 billion), (2) to Soma Port 1,180 MW Gas-to-Power (USD 1.3 billion) for JAPEX, Mitsui & Co, Osaka Gas and other sponsors and, (3) to Fukushima 1,080 MW IGCC coal power project (USD 2.65 billion) for MUFG Bank and other syndicated banks.