20 November 2023  |  Sydney

DIF Capital Partners achieves full tenor refinancing on Bay Village -Karratha Accommodation Project

DIF Capital Partners (via its DIF V fund) is pleased to announce that it has successfully refinanced the Bay Village – Karratha Accommodation Facility, securing full tenor financing for the remainder of the availability based ~12-year concession, eliminating refinancing risk and providing future certainty for global energy company Woodside.

The value accretive refinancing delivers outperformance to investors and consists of a full tenor, low-cost, fully hedged senior debt facility from lead underwriter MUFG, leveraging DIF’s strong local relationship and taking advantage of the asset’s robust operational performance.

Bay Village, located in Karratha, Western Australia, comprises a 604-bed fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) facility purpose-built to accommodate employees and contractors engaged in Woodside’s North-West Shelf and Pluto energy projects. The facility offers a range of amenities, including a gym, outdoor swimming pool, recreational spaces, dining areas, multi-use sports courts, extensive food offerings, and social initiatives to promote the health, wellbeing and comfort of its residents.

Bay Village plays a pivotal role in supporting and bolstering Woodside’s energy projects in Australia, aligning with the global energy transition, and supporting neighbouring nations in emission reduction efforts.

The successful refinancing underscores DIF’s value creation capability, ability to secure competitive financing for critical infrastructure projects and track record of providing substantial value to our investors.

DIF Capital Partners was advised by Tetris Capital, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Advisian. MUFG was advised by Allens.


About DIF Capital Partners

DIF Capital Partners is an infrastructure fund manager with ca. EUR 16 billion of assets under management. DIF was founded in 2005 and has a leading position in managing mid-market investments, primarily in Europe, North America and Australia.

DIF follows two strategies: its traditional DIF funds invest in lower-risk mid-sized infrastructure projects and companies in the energy transition (incl. renewables) and utilities sector, as well as PPPs and concessions. The firm’s CIF funds invest in small to mid-sized companies that will thrive in the new economy. These companies are typically active in the digital infrastructure, energy transition and sustainable transportation sector.

With a team of over 225 professionals in 11 offices, DIF offers a unique market approach combining global presence with the benefits of strong local networks and investment capabilities. DIF is located in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, New York, Paris, Santiago, Sydney and Toronto.

For more information, please visit www.dif.eu or follow us on LinkedIn.

Press contact: press@dif.eu

Bay Village - Karratha Accommodation