Marc Norman’s practice focuses on project finance and acquisitions in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors, with a particular emphasis on emerging markets. Marc served two terms as a board member of the Middle East Solar Industry Association, a trade association promoting the development of solar power in the Middle East and North Africa region.
- Shams Dubai - Solar Rooftop Projects. Representing a large international energy company on designing a model to develop a portfolio of grid-connected solar rooftop projects in the Emirate of Dubai pursuant to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's Shams Dubai smart initiative, a part of Dubai's Distributed Renewable Resources Generation programme.
- Dubai Solar IPP. Representing a regional developer on its bid to develop and finance a 100 MW solar power project in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
- Jordan Solar Round 2 IPP. Representing a regional developer on its bid to develop and finance a 50 MW solar power project in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
- Jordan Solar Round 1 IPPs. Representing an investor on the development and financing of three utility-scale solar power projects in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
- Jordan Solar Round 1 EPC/O&M. Representing an EPC and O&M Contractor on shareholder arrangements relating to the development of a utility-scale solar power project in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
- Salalah IPP. Representing a sponsor consortium on its bid for the Salalah 2 independent power project in the Sultanate of Oman.
- Qurayyat IWP. Representing a sponsor consortium on its bid for the Qurayyat independent water project in the Sultanate of Oman.
- Mirfa IWPP. Representing a sponsor consortium on its bid for the 1,600 MW capacity power plant and 52.5 MIGD reverse-osmosis desalination plant in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
- Al-Khairan IWPP. Representing the State of Kuwait on the Al-Khairan independent water and power project in the State of Kuwait.
- Oil Shale IPP. Representing a consortium on the development of a power plant and captive mine in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
- Qurayyah IPP. Representing the sponsor group, led by ACWA Power International, on the development and financing of the Qurayyah independent power project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With a net generation capacity of 3927MW, Qurayyah IPP is currently the largest independent power generation project in the world. Qurayyah IPP was awarded “Middle East Power Deal of the Year 2011” by Project Finance magazine, and “Best Project Finance Deal of the Year” by Euromoney Islamic Finance Awards 2012.
- Shuweihat 2 IWPP. Representing the winning bidder on the development and financing of the Shuweihat 2 independent water and power project in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
- Al Qatrana IPP. Representing the lenders (Islamic, ECA, multilateral and commercial) in connection with the development and financing (by Xenel and KepCo) of the Al Qatrana independent power project in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
- Jorf Lasfar IPP. Representing the Moroccan state-owned utility Office National de l'Electricité (ONE) on the 700 MW extension of the existing 1,400 MW coal-fired power project located at Jorf Lasfar in the Kingdom of Morocco. This deal was awarded “Africa Deal of the Year” 2012 by Project Finance magazine.
- Samra WWTP Expansion PPP. Representing the sponsors, Suez Environnement S.A.S., Infilco Degremont, Inc. and The Morganti Group, Inc., on all aspects of the US$225 million expansion of As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
- AES - Cameroon Strategic Disposal. Representing the AES Corporation on the sale of a 56 percent equity interest in Société Nationale d’Electricité, Cameroon’s integrated electricity utility, and on two IPPs: Kribi, a 216 MW gas-fired power plant, and Dibamba, an 86 MW heavy fuel oil-fired plant, in Cameroon.
- Standard Bank-Cement Co. privatization. Representing Standard Bank, financial advisor to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on the privatization and sale of the government's ownership interest in the Cimenterie Nationale SARL state-owned cement plant located at Kimpese in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
PwC and the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) named Marc as a "Solar Pioneer 2015". Every year, PwC and MESIA's Solar Pioneers program recognises 10 Solar Pioneers who have distinguished themselves in the Middle Eastern solar power sector.
Activities and affiliations
- Member of the Law Society of England and Wales.
- Member of the International Bar Association.
Director of the Middle East Solar Industry Association, 2012 - 2014