This masterclass is designed to provide an overview of financing and refinancing of Energy from Waste facilities. It will feed on expert knowledge from Cory Riverside Energy as Project Sponsor having recently refinanced the business and insight from expert advisors involved in the transactions from both a Legal and Financial perspective.


  • Understanding of financing and refinancing from a Project Sponsors perspective
  • Legal considerations of financing and refinancing EfW Projects 
  • Financial Market specialists/advisors views on Arranging Finance & Refinancing EfW Projects 
  • Future developments and EfW Market in the UK


Organisations represented:

  • Local Authorities
  • Major Waste companies
  • Banks
  • Lawyers
  • Consultancies

and many more

Masterclass LEADER


Andy Pike

Director, Cory Environmental Ltd

Andy Pike is a Director of Cory Riverside Energy that deliver Cory’s waste management and river logistics solution to Local Authorities and Commercial and Industrial customers across London. A Qualified Accountant by trade with 12 years’ waste management and river logistics industry experience. Andy has been involved with the Riverside EfW project since 2004 and was an integral part of the team delivering the original financing in 2008 and oversaw the financial management of the project during its construction between July 2008 and operational Takeover in October 2011. Andy now leads the Cory Riverside Energy business in London strategically delivering Cory’s unique carbon efficient solution for London’s waste and has recently been a member of the core team refinancing the project.

Cory Environmental Ltd

At Cory Riverside Energy’s Riverside Resource Recovery Energy from Waste facility in Belvedere, waste that would have gone to landfill is used as feedstock to generate electricity. As one of the largest operations of its kind in the UK, the facility generates c.525,000MWh of electricity each year. What’s more, we use the River Thames as a green highway to move the waste from the city to the facility on our fleet of tugs and barges, removing around 100,000 truck movements a year off our capital’s congested roads. By treating waste in this manner, Cory Riverside Energy saves an average of 230,000 tonnes of carbon per annum compared to landfill.

Masterclass programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Opening Remarks and introduction

Andy Pike

Andy Pike, Director, Cory Environmental Ltd
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9:10 Cory Riverside Energy

Andy Pike

Andy Pike, Director, Cory Environmental Ltd
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  • Background to Cory & Riverside Project
  • Financing History
  • Recent Refinance Experience
  • 9:50 Legal Considerations of Financing & Refnancing EfW Facilities Ashursts LLP

    Andy Pike

    Andy Pike, Director, Cory Environmental Ltd
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  • Ashurst EfW Experience & Cory Riverside Energy
  • Structuring of new EfW Projects
  • Key differences between PPP and Merchant Waste Projects
  • Bankability criteria and funding requirements
  • Key legal issues/considerations in financing
  • Preparing for financing and key issues
  • 10:30 Coffee & Networking

    11:00 Arranging Financing and Refinancing EfW Projects Rothschilds

    Andy Pike

    Andy Pike, Director, Cory Environmental Ltd
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  • Rothschilds’ experience and Cory Riverside Energy
  • Financial Markets and EfW Attractiveness to Investors
  • Financing – Senior & Junior debt
  • Other debt structures
  • Volatility of financial markets
  • Market trends
  • 11:40 EfW Market and future considerations

    Andy Pike

    Andy Pike, Director, Cory Environmental Ltd
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  • RDF vs UK Merchant Capacity
  • Brexit opportunity?
  • Future potential for UK EfW capacity
  • Brexit opportunity or threat?
  • 12:30 Close of Masterclass



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