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  • Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm, UK

    The drawn-out debt raising of the 60% merchant Seagreen offshore wind farm reveals an off-kilter future of what kind of financing fully-merchant wind will require in the future, writes IJGlobal reporter Sophie Mellor

  • La Estrella & Sol de Los Andes, Chile

    Four years after a competitively-bid renewables auction in Chile, financings for projects that were awarded contracts continue to trickle through to financial close, with OPDEnergy among the last to cross the line

  • I have never gone so long without…

    It was while sitting at the dining room table, bashing away at the laptop desperately trying to ignore my co-worker (wife) who is a lot noisier on the phone than she gives herself credit for being, that one of her booming contacts quips: “I have never gone so long without…”

  • IEnova solar portfolio, Mexico

    In early June, Sempra Energy subsidiary IEnova reached financial close on a 376MW four-project portfolio of solar assets in Mexico, even as the country's renewable energy sector grappled with delays, a hostile government and a financing environment that many considered impossible

  • IJInvestor Awards – open for entries

    IJInvestor – the IJGlobal title tracking fund deployment and infrastructure/energy M&A activity – has now gone live with the portal for its 2020 awards celebrating achievements and individuals across a global playing field

  • Aviator Wind, Texas

    Ares Management Corp's 525MW Aviator wind farm in Texas had to navigate some Covid-related turbulence, but the private equity firm was ultimately able bring on board a pair of very different buyers to land the deal safely last month

  • Al Kharsaah solar PV first phase, Qatar

    A consortium led by Marubeni and Total have closed on the first phase of its 800MW solar PV with a low tariff of $0.01449 per kilowatt hour that has helped to push the cost of renewable energy further down in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Cabo Leones I refinancing and expansion, Chile

    EDF Renewables and Grupo Ibereólica overcame obstacles and delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to reach financial close on the refinancing and expansion of a jointly-owned operational wind project in Chile in June – albeit not in the form the deal was initially expected to take

  • Longroad to victory

    Longroad Energy proved the viability of 2 relatively new solar offtake structures – the California community choice aggregator-backed power purchase agreement and the Texas solar hedge – when it financed and sold the 160MW Little Bear and 300MW Prospero projects over the course of the past year

  • IJ Unplugged – Orbital Marine Power

    IJGlobal launches its IJ Unplugged series of online interviews, turning the spotlight for the first one on Chris Milne – CFO of a very interesting company that looks set to carve out a niche in the alternative energy space – Orbital Marine Power

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The Allen & Overy Interview

    Winner of the IJGlobal Law Firm of the Year 2019 for the MENA region, Allen & Overy has an enviable heritage in the this sector – a law firm with infrastructure and energy truly in its DNA

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The SMBC Interview

    SMBC celebrated an impressive calendar year 2019, successfully shepherding to financial close numerous award-winning deals across Latin America

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The Citi Interview

    Having scooped the IJGlobal award for Bond Arranger of the Year in 2019 in North and South America, Citigroup graciously acknowledges a salute from the industry…

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The ACWA Power Interview

    Having played a dominant role across the GCC region, ACWA Power was justly rewarded for its level of activity across the 2019 calendar year by scooping 3 key IJGlobal Awards for the region

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The Societe Generale Interview

    Societe Generale enjoyed great success in the 2019 calendar year, landing it the coveted role of Global MLA of the Year for infrastructure, energy and mining deals closed – voted on by independent judging teams in London, New York, Singapore and Dubai

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The Arup Interview

    Arup has been voted the IJGlobal Technical Adviser of the Year for Europe and Africa as well as winning for North and South America, recognising the role it played on transactions that closed in the 2019 calendar year – and repeating its success from 2018

  • IJGlobal Magazine – The Awards Special

    The summer issue of the IJGlobal Magazine is published today in digital format only. IJGlobal took the decision in the interests of safety not to publish the hard copy due to the coronavirus pandemic

  • Technology – passing the market test

    Taking a look around the world of technology, most chat focuses on hydrogen, floating offshore wind, energy storage and carbon capture, but it’s a capricious market led by the brave

  • Execution Mode – tax equity scopes out carbon capture

    The carbon capture and storage industry has received detailed guidance on its section 45Q tax credits from the US Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service, after a 2-year wait. But with more clarity than ever on how the credits will work, traditional tax equity investors remain coy about whether they plan to leap into this potentially lucrative sector

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