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  • 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

  • IJGlobal Webinar: Latin American Renewables Discussion

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

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • GSRP Portfolio I, US

    At the end of last year, Goldman Sachs Renewable Power, a division of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, closed a $500 private placement to refinance one of the largest commercial and industrial-scale solar portfolios ever amassed in the US

  • Viridor Waste-to-Energy, UK

    After KKR submitted an all-cash £4.2 billion bid in the first round of the Viridor waste-to-energy auction, one of the most highly anticipated M&A processes in the UK, it was hastily wrapped up in less than two months

  • M&A in the Covid-19 epoch: APAC perspective

    Covid-19's impact appeared first in listed markets. Investors in late January were slowly pricing in the disruptions. Today, however, a popular Asia Pacific infrastructure index shows not a prolonged bloodbath but glimmers of a V-shaped recovery. IJGlobal reports on the pandemic's influence on origination, structuring and execution in the region's private market

  • Falling off a cliff – infra style

    As you look out there – virtually, of course, as you shouldn’t be going further than the end of your road unless it’s to load up with a couple of hundred-weight of bog roll – it’s a curiously vibrant market… for now. But dark clouds are massing...

  • Primary Energy Recycling Corporation, US

    Wind and solar are the obvious choices for sustainability-focused energy infrastructure investors, but for one fund manager, a portfolio of waste-heat-to-power plants supplying steel mills in the Midwest ticked all the boxes

  • More smoke than fire in standalone batteries

    A coterie of developers, project finance lenders and equity investors have been jockeying for position on the front line of a widely-tipped tidal wave of standalone battery storage deals for years, but with the exception of a few high-profile deals, so far there's been a lot more talk than action

  • Nobody does air-quotes any more

    There’s been a very quiet revolution over the last month that hardly anyone has noticed… because we’re all working from home. This seismic shift has been in the attitude to WFH, if you’ll excuse what appears to be teenage text-speak

  • Covid-19: Coping strategies for APAC

    During the first half of April (2020) IJGlobal has been asking 10 project finance lenders and advisers across Asia Pacific financial hubs Sydney and Singapore, Beijing and Hong Kong about the impacts of Covid-19

  • Covid-19 – The resilience of energy funds

    While the airport and road sectors have been hit pretty heavily by the outbreak of Covid-19, the energy space is proving resilient

  • 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

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