Nashville District Heating and Cooling Project

Hawkins represented the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County as owner's lead counsel in connection with development of a natural gas fired district-wide heating and cooling system in the downtown Nashville, Tennessee area. As part of our work for the Metropolitan Government, we assisted in the preparation of a RFP for a private company to design and build a state of the art heating and cooling system, and to operate the system for a period of 30 years. We were the lead negotiator of the design-build-operate-maintain agreement, and also negotiated a fuel procurement contract.

Client Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
Role Owner's Lead Counsel
Distinction One of the Largest District Heating and Cooling Projects in the United States
Delivery Method Design-Build-Operation-Maintain
Project Size 27,000 Lbs of Steam/Hr, 1,645 Tons of Chilled Water/Hr
Contract Value $270 Million
Contract Term 30 Years
Contract Counterparty Nashville Thermal Transfer Corporation