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  • Ibri II solar PV, Oman

    Oman’s first utility-scale, grid connected renewable energy project reached financial close just as the world entered economic turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Genex gets K2-Hydro back on track

    Genex Power has succeeded in the signing of a new PPA for the A$700 million, 250MW Kidston Pumped Hydro project in Queensland, with EnergyAustralia firmly back on board as the offtaker but no longer as the 50% equity partner

  • Stir crazy and staying safe

    We’re all in the same boat now – moving like cagey tigers in our allotted territories, wading through thousands of unnecessary emails, wrestling with yesterday’s wonder technology innovation… all the while maintaining an ostensibly-genial appearance for the nearest and dearest

  • Diverging fortunes of infra M&A

    Elasticity of demand is proving to be burdensome for almost all infrastructure assets: transport has seen a monumental collapse whilst telecoms has seen significant upticks. What will this mean for M&A processes linked thereto?

  • Javiera, Sol del Desierto, Chile

    Atlas Renewable Energy financed a pair of solar projects in Chile in the US private placement market at the beginning of March, skillfully winning over a skeptical investor community that lacked positive experiences of financing renewables in the country

  • IFC: smart solutions for urban and remote communities

    IFC's East Asia and Pacific director Vivek Pathak and country manager for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Pacific Islands Thomas Jacobs talked to IJGlobal about their urgent work in promoting "smart solutions to the problems of urbanisation", such as waste to energy plants and affordable housing townships, as well as bringing new models for developing off-grid energy infrastructure

  • Living in unprecedented times

    At times like these – and there haven’t been any of those – it’s hard not to peer into the rear-view mirror to draw comparisons with yesteryear. However, that’s not possible in these unprecedented times… a term that’s already ageing badly… as coronavirus sweeps the planet

  • Merkur offshore wind farm, Germany

    Dutch pension asset manager APG and InfraRed Capital-managed The Renewables Infrastructure Group on 13 March closed the acquisition for 100% of Germany’s 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm for €1.9 billion

  • Historic treasury yield lows inspire mixed PF forecasts

    Historic low Treasury yields resulting from Covid-19 and oil-price fears have been seized on by project finance officials as an opportunity for refinancing and hedging to lock in rock-bottom rates. But some market participants are less sanguine, warning of a possible credit crunch

  • Fundraising in the time of Covid-19

    The novel Coronavirus is posing some challenges to the managers in raising mode. But the market is strong and resilient enough to face them

  • Friday 13th – nightmares abound

    When Friday The Thirteenth rolls around and the mind turns to the darker aspects of work in search of an editorial, it usually takes longer for a theme to emerge from the maelstrom of global infra/energy news

  • Dammam West ISTP, Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia is near to closing on the first in a long pipeline of independent sewage treatment plants (ISTPs) - the $230 million Dammam West project

  • Disappointing bids hamper generation auctions

    Despite the wall of capital chasing North American power and renewable energy assets, a number of sale processes for individual projects and portfolios have recently stalled or been scrapped, suggesting that investors with cash to deploy are remaining disciplined

  • Why aren’t you in a blue funk?

    A question that more people need to be asking themselves these days is: “Why then hell aren’t you in a blue funk?”

  • EXCLUSIVE New kid on the block

    The US International Development Finance Corporation is open for business, and the new development bank is keen to convey that it is not just a rebranded OPIC. With new tools at its disposal, it is eyeing opportunities in emerging markets, such as Latin America

  • EXCLUSIVE CFXD offshore wind, Taiwan

    Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners' CFXD offshore wind project in Taiwan Strait closed late last month on a roughly $3.94 billion financing package, as two new financial investors and an Asian export credit agency made their entrance to the market

  • New England Power, US

    Having plucked two aging Massachusetts peakers out of GenOn Energy’s bankruptcy proceedings in 2018, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners repackaged them last year into a 1.6GW portfolio called New England Power that proved highly palatable to project finance lenders

  • Hurontario Light Rail, Ontario

    Late last year the long awaited C$2.1 billion Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) development, that will cut the commute from Mississauga to Brampton by 10 minutes, reached financial close

  • Pipeline cyberattack highlights risk to energy infra

    A hacking attack recently shut down an entire US gas pipeline asset for two days, underscoring concerns raised by experts and advocacy groups about the growing threat of cyberattacks in energy and other infrastructure sectors

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