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  • Belgian offshore wind: betting on zero

    Late last month (July 2018), following approval from the European commission, planned Belgian offshore wind farm Seastar and Mermaid merged. This union was prompted by Eneco joining Otary and Electrabel in the consortia for each project. The combined Seamade wind farm will have a total generating capacity of 487MW

  • Bangladeshi infra: cosmic ambitions

    Bangladesh is making headway on some of its Vision 2121 targets, but the country has been slow to bridge its yawning infrastructure investment gap

  • India solar: targets and reality

    One of the world’s fastest growing renewables markets has ambitious goals and a government upbeat on meeting them. But is New Delhi too optimistic?

  • The UK’s broadband bonanza

    The UK's broadband roll-out has so far attracted significant private capital, and a growing number of investment opportunities are appearing on the horizon

  • REIPPP revived

    After a delay of more than two years, all 27 of the projects procured under the fourth round of South Africa’s renewable energy IPP programme have now reached financial close – or at least it appears they have. At the very least, the programme has finally regained some momentum

  • A65 Autoroute de Gascogne toll road refinancing, France

    Although concerns over traffic volumes on France’s A65 Autoroute de Gascogne toll road seem to have lessened since it became operational in the wake of the financial crisis, a recent refinancing reveals that the road's sponsors still couldn't be too ambitious when it came to debt tenor and pricing

  • From higher education to social infra

    The P3 market in the US is now no longer limited to just the transport sector. It is not even about individual states anymore either. Over the last few years, the focus has shifted to universities procuring student housing projects and setting in motion the potential for other types of social infrastructure projects

  • Namibia's solar solution

    Namibia has undertaken a series of reforms in an attempt to reduce its dependency on electricity imports and attract IPPs into the country's power sector – and it is starting to see results via solar PV tenders

  • Unstoppable rise of the mega fund

    As we stare down the barrels of the summer lull having published IJGlobal’s league tables and the IJInvestor funds report for H1 2018, this infra hack is currently horsing up the M6 to Edinburgh to celebrate a rather significant birthday in the motherland

  • The NEG: Certainty in Australia at last?

    The Australian renewables industry has been craving regulatory certainty. A solution could finally be close, with an energy council session scheduled for 10 August (2018) to vote on the final design of the Federal Government’s new policy – the National Energy Guarantee (NEG). But market participants have concerns over onerous complexity, pervasive long-term policy uncertainty and its restrained r

  • LatAm healthcare PPPs – just what the doctor ordered

    Latin America’s healthcare demand has been steadily increasing, outpacing supply, and has created a thirst for more infrastructure across the region

  • League tables & funds – a game of one half

    It’s been a busy time for IJ with our half-yearly league tables for global infrastructure and project finance and the H1 2018 funds and investor report – the finishing touches to which have been put on today

  • Meza la Paz wind farm, Mexico

    The Mesa la Paz wind project may have started a new way of financing energy projects in the country, with bonds covering both construction period and a long-term PPA.

  • 1MDB: the reckoning

    The 1Malaysia Development scandal that swept the opposition into power is turning into a reckoning for $22 billion worth of China-backed infrastructure projects

  • Estonia runs before the wind

    Estonia will need to make a big push in the renewables space to stay on track to achieve its renewable energy targets for 2030. And this is likely to involve massive deployment of wind energy

  • Does Ijmuiden lock signal more woes for BAM?

    This month saw European construction giants BAM and VolkerWessels announce a second cost overrun due to continuing problems with the Ijmuiden lock project in the Netherlands. This time, the overrun amounted to €30 million for BAM and €31.5 million for VolkerWessels

  • Canadian PPP efficiency

    Canadian provinces are undertaking colossal pipelines of PPPs but have a formidable record of bringing them to financial close

  • The Mexican infra revolution

    Few things throw a cat among the pigeons more effectively for a national infrastructure programme than a change in political leadership – and that’s precisely what’s happened in Mexico

  • Acquisition of Cory Riverside Energy, UK

    When a consortium led by London-based infrastructure fund manager Dalmore Capital emerged as preferred bidder in the sale of UK energy-from-waste company Cory Riverside Energy, there was some surprise that a team challenged by several partner drop-outs had made the highest fully-funded offer

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