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  • Espoo Schools PPP, Finland

    The Espoo Schools PPP project has broken new territory for Finland, concluding the procurement on the nation's first social infrastructure transaction with an innovative financing structure involving a re-draft of its tax legislation and – potentially – serving as a pathfinder for pipeline of similar deals

  • MTP Finco, Ontario

    Evolugen tested the limits of Canadian investors' appetite for delayed-draw private placements in November 2019, when it issued a dual-tranche project bond to refinance a 488MW hydro portfolio in Ontario

  • Solar securitizers dance around disruption

    When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the US, the securitization market slammed shut, prompting Vivint Solar to pivot away from a deal that was "on the cusp of closing" to alternative sources of liquidity. But as Vivint put the finishing touches to its Plan B, a window opened up for ABS issuance and other solar securitizers started piling in

  • IJGlobal Webinar – Digital Infrastructure

    This week’s IJGlobal webinar – The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Discussion – attracted an impressive international audience with the 2 key speakers delving into the a sector that will become increasingly core to subscribers of this service

  • Fécamp Offshore Wind Farm, France

    Since financial close on Saint-Nazaire – the first offshore wind farm to make it over the line in France, which struggled to kick-start its programme for years due to legal challenges – the process to start construction and finance projects off the French coast has sped up considerably

  • Gazipur II power plant, Bangladesh

    Gazipur II – a 300MW heavy fuel oil (HFO) power plant in Kodda – reached financial close amid a growing debate about the future of Bangladesh's power sector. It is the country's first IPP financed only by commercial lenders

  • District Energy Networks/Vicinity Energy, US

    Antin Infrastructure Partners made good on its commitment to grow its US presence at the end of last year with the $1.25 billion acquisition of Veolia’s District Energy Networks business. The French firm funded the purchase with a $770 million debt package that combined elements of corporate and project financing

  • IJGlobal Webinar: Latin American Renewables Discussion

    IJGlobal – in partnership with LAC-CORE – this week hosted a webinar focused on renewable energy across Latin America

  • Highway 104 Twinning Project, Nova Scotia

    The consortium behind Canada's Highway 104 P3 carried the project to financial close in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis... however, not without a provision in the project agreement allowing for the pandemic

  • Who’d start a new job in lockdown?

    It’s a curious old world, ain’t it? Have you noticed the number of people moving jobs of late? It’s a trend that has a lot of folk around the industry scratching their heads in bemusement. Why on earth would you take a leap of faith in a market like the one we’re not enjoying?

  • Dendermonde Prison PPP, Belgium

    The procurement journey for Dendermonde prison started in 2009 when the Belgian Ministry of Justice began the tender process for 4 correctional facilities, giving bidders the chance to bid on all projects as a package even though each was to be delivered under separate procurement agreements

  • Genneia, Argentina

    Developers in Argentina have faced an inhospitable project finance market since 2018, but the country's leading wind developer Genneia has managed to finance no fewer than 9 wind projects in the past 2 years, using creative structures including the company's first ECA-backed corporate loan

  • Webinar: IJGlobal Canadian Power Market Discussion

    IJGlobal this week hosted its first webinar, this one focused on the power market in Canada – with a primary focus on Alberta

  • IJGlobal Survey – Global Digital Infrastructure

    IJGlobal this week published a survey to gauge understanding and preparedness for Digital Infrastructure – a burgeoning sector that we anticipate will benefit massively from international stimulus packages to revitalise economies post Covid-19

  • Japan offshore wind: readying for auction

    The publication of the final auction conditions for Japan's first General Sea Areas offshore wind site is anticipated in June, IJGlobal understands, after the public consultation on the draft conditions closed this month (May 2020). This is for a 20MW floating offshore wind promotion zone, but the market will see some precedents set for the upcoming larger bottom-fixed promotion zone auctions

  • Metro de Santiago, Chile

    In a market in which you increasingly see short-term project financing, such as mini-perms no longer than seven years due to the uncertainty brought up by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Santiago Metro has managed to raise 30-year debt

  • esFaraday battery storage portfolio, USA

    In a sector where there is often more talk than action, Californian developer esVolta cinched a landmark financing earlier this year for what it claims is the first large-scale standalone battery storage portfolio to reach financial close

  • Home workers of the revolution

    Comrades, we gather here today to pay our respects to a way of life that passed earlier this year having lived to a ripe old age… and evolved into the equivalent of a cantankerous old git who’s long overdue a planting

  • Another Covid-19 article – MENA edition

    Low oil prices offset by logistical challenges have been the mainstay of the energy and infra market in the Middle East & North Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic – nonetheless, two projects have reached financial close so far and some sponsors are confident of keeping their assets safe from infection

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