Hawkins Wins Far West Deal Of The Year And North American Water Deal Of The Year


Hawkins Delafield and Wood LLP is pleased to announce that Poseidon Resource’s Carlsbad desalination plant project has won Bond Buyer’s Far West Region Deal of the Year Award for 2013 and the North American Water Deal of the Year 2012 by Project Finance Magazine.

Hawkins represented the San Diego County Water Authority as special contract counsel in the development of California’s first major reverse osmosis seawater desalination project (50 mgd), structured as a DBFO public-private partnership from 2003 to 2013. The $800 million desalination and pipeline project, to be built in Carlsbad at the site of an existing power plant, will serve to substantially expand San Diego County’s reliable supply of local water sources. Our firm participated as lead counsel in the contract negotiations with Poseidon Resources, the project company. Hawkins drafted the DBFO project agreement, structured as a water supply contract, the pipeline DB agreement, and related project and security agreements.

The number of projects on which Hawkins has represented municipalities in public private partnership and alternative project delivery contracting (over 200) is unsurpassed by any other American law firm. The core of Hawkins’ practice is representing state and local governments in public private partnership, public infrastructure, public contract and public finance matters. We have procured and negotiated contracts and franchise agreements for operation and maintenance services, design-build-operate projects, waste collection and disposal services, and intermunicipal agreements relating to social infrastructure facilities, transportation facilities, power plants, landfills, transfer stations, materials recovery facilities, waste-to-energy projects, compost plants, and landfill gas cogeneration facilities, as well as water, wastewater and sludge management assets

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