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  • Baltica 2 and 3 offshore wind farms, Poland

    Poland’s drive to bring their offshore wind efforts up to speed with their western European neighbours has been a valiant effort

  • Nur Navoi Solar, Uzbekistan

    A milestone in Uzbekistan’s power-sector reform programme was the financial close in December 2020 of Masdar’s 100MW Nur Navoi’s solar power project. Once Masdar found its footing after the market volatility’s zenith in Q1 2020, the Mubadala Investment subsidiary moved decisively towards closing Uzbekistan’s first IPP solar project

  • Asper scales up with co-investment strategy 

    In the face of a challenging fundraising environment and sky-high valuations, independent London-based investment manager Asper has attracted large investors with its own co-investment model

  • Next stop: Peru

    Aware of the importance of infrastructure to economic growth, and of the role of the government in driving the industry, Peruvian leaders have started to think strategically and to make that clear to investors

  • Alarm over energy counter-reform in Mexico

    As Mexico's President Andres Manuel López Obrador lays out his vision of a counter-reform of his country’s energy industry, private investors in power and renewables are pondering whether to leave – assuming they are able to find an exit

  • Renewables in crosshairs as SPACs take aim

    Special purpose acquisition companies have proliferated at a blistering pace over the past year, and market participants are virtually certain that at least one renewable energy developer will go public this way by the end of 2021

  • UEP Penonomé II, Panama

    InterEnergy Group’s recent refinancing of two renewable energy projects in Panama – one of which is named for a papal encyclical – was the first issuance of green bonds from the private sector in Central America. Investors gave the deal their full blessing

  • Xiamen Xiangyu steel plant, Indonesia

    China state-owned logistics company Xiamen Xiangyu on 15 December achieved financial close on the more than $2 billion integrated steel plant project, one of its largest overseas investments

  • Prince George’s Schools P3, Maryland

    Prince George’s County in Maryland became the first district in the US to finance the construction of five new middle schools and one K-8 school through a P3, despite concerns that the project could encounter similar problems to a transport deal that was embroiled in legal turmoil in the state last year

  • European tower consolidation: lower frequencies

    The consolidation of European tower markets witnessed an interesting development last week with the launch of an innovative fund instituted by Cellnex and Deutsche Telekom

  • A465 Motorway – Wales, UK

    The A465 motorway PPP in Wales reached financial close in October, bringing to conclusion a deal that has been in the making for the last 6 years and that had to overcome the twin challenges of Brexit and the Coronavirus pandemic

  • Al Dhafra solar PV, United Arab Emirates

    A sponsor team of EDF and Jinko Power has cooperated with TAQA and Masdar to reach financial close on what will be the world’s largest single-site solar power plant – the 2GW Al Dhafra solar power plant

  • Dogger Bank Offshore Wind, UK

    As the largest offshore wind farm to have made it to financial close in 2020, the £7.6 billion Dogger Bank project was one of the high points of an otherwise infernal year

  • University of Idaho, US

    The University of Idaho reached financial close on its steam plant and utility system in December 2020, the third deal of its kind to close in the US... part of a growing trend in the education sector to invite private investors to improve legacy utility systems and receive upfront funds to retire old debt and invest in strategic initiatives

  • Renewables portfolios grow in the Caribbean

    Developers and investors are beginning to build portfolios of renewables in the Caribbean and Central America, a region that is slowly diversifying its energy mix despite lacking investment-grade ratings

  • Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center, Virginia

    With its Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center in Virginia, developer sPower offered the project finance market something it hadn’t seen before – a solar project in PJM Interconnection with multiple household names as offtakers, the largest of its kind east of the Rocky Mountains. But while the market responded positively to the project, the road to the finish line was far from smooth

  • Western Downs Green Power Hub – Queensland, Australia

    Neoen's Western Downs Green Power Hub – one of Australia’s largest solar projects to date – reached financial close late last year, keeping to a tight schedule in spite of coronavirus restrictions to deliver its first project in Queensland

  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – The Metlife Interview

    While MetLife Investment Management (MIM) has been in the project finance market for 20 years, the story of its massive scale-up began in 2009. From that time, the investor has grown its infrastructure debt portfolio from $2bn AUM to $30bn today

  • Bracing for a new-year slap

    It’s that jaw-clenchingly awful time again. The start of a new calendar year when inboxes fill with far-from-inspiring editorials from across the sectors “boldly” looking into the year ahead in a desperate attempt to sell thought-leadership credentials through the medium of regurgitation

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