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  • Offshore wind – floating an idea

    It’s a source of constant consternation for an observer of global infrastructure to watch as nascent technologies make the leap from emergent status to established/bankable in the blink of an eye… and that’s exactly what we see once again in the offshore wind space with floating turbines

  • EXCLUSIVE Teknaf solar, Bangladesh

    Bangladesh’s first 15-year project financing – almost double the typical eight-year maximum tenor for the South Asian country’s infrastructure projects – crossed the finish line last week. GuarantCo played a crucial role in achieving the long tenor by mitigating payment default and liquidity risks on the $35.6 million Teknaf solar power project

  • Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility, UK

    After years of financial and environmental challenges, owners of the 60MW Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility at Rookery South Pit near Stewartby, Bedfordshire, brought the project to financial close

  • Infra funds – pride before the fall

    Since the beginning of time, the masses have been enthralled by building higher and bigger… a hubristic trait that usually ends badly and is repeatedly played out in the infrastructure funds space. This is why our quarterly report on fundraising by global infrastructure funds has so many in the industry predicting doom

  • Ethiopia’s REGREP on reality

    Ethiopia has seen three separate solar programmes reach significant milestones during the course of April – but a more important event last month was the emergence of the Renewable Energy Guarantee Programme that may lead to the East African state’s first ever utility-scale solar PV

  • Thailand floats its energy strategy on solar

    Thailand's updated power development plan for 2018-37 reflects the country's ambition to embrace renewable energy, and features floating solar projects as a way to diversify the energy mix

  • Sharing “spillover tax revenue”: a revolution in infra

    India’s new national broadband network could be the first project to enact an entirely new concession model, one which could revolutionise infrastructure finance

  • The great North American job hunt

    Few things set tongues wagging faster in the infrastructure community than recruitment trends, bonuses and salaries. While most folk like to benchmark careers against their peer group – frequently sucking the wind out of many a sail – everyone wants to know who is going where

  • Revolving doors whip up a storm

    With bonuses now having been trousered by many London infrastructure bankers, the resignation season is in full swing as people ready themselves for new challenges or ease into the salaried luxury of gardening leave

  • It’s that time of year again…

    League tables have to be one of the most divisive pieces of research that IJGlobal publishes. Why divisive, I hear you ask? Well, they make some people angry when they don’t top the tables

  • Let the wind blow high, let the debt price low…

    Debt pricing on offshore wind is enough to drive people to drugs these days... though some suggest certain lenders are ahead of the game on that front

  • Acquisition of Glow Energy, Thailand

    Global Power Synergy on 22 March submitted a tender offer for the remaining shares of Glow Energy, one of Thailand's largest independent power producers, having earlier this month completed the share purchase agreement with Engie to acquire its stake in the company

  • Mind the MLFs – a warning for Australian renewables

    With surprisingly material reductions for Marginal Loss Factors emerging in the AEMO draft figures this month, the owners of Australian wind and solar assets may start to consider policy ideas such as renewable energy zones and revising the risk sharing arrangements with offtakers

  • DEWA solar IV, United Arab Emirates

    A concentrated solar power project originally planned to be 200MW grew – in the space of just two-and-a-half years – into what will be the world’s largest solar thermal IPP, thanks to an ambitious sponsor, a very long PPA, and Chinese debt

  • Renewables march towards merchant

    Given the slow growth of the corporate PPA market, some argue banks will have to start accepting merchant risk in order to finance the next generation of European renewables

  • Institutional investors – doing it for themselves

    There’s a growing trend in the infrastructure community for institutional investors to “go it alone”, eschewing the services of fund managers as they deploy big tickets across the global market

  • Sunraysia solar, Australia

    Some five months after financial close, project participants gathered for a ground-breaking ceremony this week at the 255MW Sunraysia solar farm near Balranald in New South Wales, Australia

  • Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm, Germany

    Earlier this month the first in a series of much anticipated German offshore wind acquisitions reached financial close. Sales of equity stakes in three other projects are expected to close this year following the sale of 80% of Veja Mate

  • Infra fundraising – oops we did it again

    It’s unseemly to crow about one’s victories in the heavily-contested area of data gathering on fundraising by unlisted, global infrastructure funds… but sadly, it’s also irresistible. Over the course of 2018, IJInvestor logged final close on $104 billion raised by funds – closed- and open-ended, with equity and debt strategies – putting us a country mile ahead of our rivals

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