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  • A little bit of SONIA in my life…

    As the market trembles its way into the final quarter of the year, minds turn sluggishly to the next big challenge facing lenders as the deadline looms for the demise of Libor and its similarly-named cousins across the globe

  • Kinguélé Aval hydropower IPP, Gabon

    In the middle of this summer, French asset manager and infra investor Meridiam gained the distinction of bringing Gabon’s first grid-connected IPP to financial close

  • The ramifications of Congress' latest REN proposals

    The US House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee has approved a critical portion of the Democrats' proposed $3.5 trillion spending package, which includes federal tax credit extensions and a direct-pay option, but market participants have warned that some of the newer measures mixing social and energy policies could have "cataclysmic ramifications"

  • The real reason why the infrastructure deal is so important

    We applaud Washington lawmakers for bipartisan support reached on investments in US infrastructure

  • The saviour of Southern Water?

    Earlier this month Macquarie made a return to ownership of one of the UK’s worst performing water companies – Southern Water. If it can turn it around, the rewards it will reap are not confined to the financial

  • Defining the digital revolution

    Sara Pickersgill – co-head of Allen & Overy’s global infrastructure group – and her colleagues speak to IJGlobal about digital infra and the rapidly-evolving landscape

  • Playing chicken with US renewable tax credits

    Now that the Biden administration's $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill has passed muster in the Senate, market participants are turning their attention to a larger $3.5 trillion reconciliation package that the Progressive Caucus is attempting to tie it to. The reconciliation package contains a slew of tax credit incentives for renewable energy projects. So what lies ahead in Washington,DC?

  • The Wastewater Gulf – Saudi Arabia’s booming market

    There is now a new body of water in the MENA region that is challenging the Persian Gulf for length and the Red Sea for depth – the sheer size of Saudi Arabia’s new wastewater market, including projects in procurement, development and construction

  • Uncertainty reigns supreme in Mexico's power market

    Five months have passed since the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced counter-reforms of the country's energy sector. However, the law implementing the shift in power away from the private sector has still not been enforced, leaving market players in a state of uncertainty

  • Turbine lifetime limits require a reality check

    According to recent figures from WindEurope, within the next 5 years, approximately 38GW of European wind farms will reach 20 years of operations. With the industry standard lifetime for a wind turbine between 20-25 years, this means decisions will soon need to be made around life extension, repowering or full decommissioning for these assets

  • Infra investment key to economic recovery and growth in Africa

    While the pandemic highlighted Africa’s vulnerable infrastructure, this very same network has the potential to be a catalyst in the continent’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery

  • Bogoslovec Onshore Wind Farm, Northern Macedonia

    Northern Macedonia, has been getting serious with its phase out of coal announcing an aggressive strategy to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

  • Banks and investors begin to walk the ESG talk

    ESG considerations are starting to carry real financial weight, as is visible from the flurry of recent ESG-linked financings in the infrastructure market

  • Vietnam DPPA: a great move forward, but how?

    Renewable energy gencos and corporate power consumers have been increasingly keen to participate in Vietnam’s Direct Power Purchase Agreement trial programme. DPPA will allow developers to mitigate the risk that the monopoly power system operator may be unable to offtake power by selling electricity to corporate offtakers, signalling the transition to a more open electricity market

  • PF bankers assess Chilean corporate supply deals

    As Chile's largest developers secure supply contracts with corporate offtakers and search for corporate financing for their portfolios, project finance bankers wonder whether there will be any mandates left in the long run that are not corporate-based

  • Kom Ombo Solar PV, Egypt

    Egypt had been attracting utility-scale wind farm deals in recent years and it was only a matter of time before the country’s renewables sector would be bolstered further by the spread of solar PV of a similar size from across the Red Sea

  • Investors look for exits amid Mexico’s counter-reform

    As the Mexican government pushes through its counter-reform of the energy sector, some investors are preparing to leave the country while others attempt to navigate the uncertainty

  • Long-haul recovery for aviation

    One year on from the grounding of flights in Europe and the US, one of the hardest hit corners of the infrastructure world is still reeling from the pandemic, though the industry is hoping for the vaccine ramp-up to lead to the start of a recovery later this year

  • 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

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