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  • The Saudi megaprojects – in need of water and power

    Saudi Arabia’s efforts to enforce the sweeping reforms of its economic, social, and cultural spheres is symbolised by its pursuit of singular large megaprojects – the objectives of which go to the heart of the House of Saud’s Vision 2030 initiative

  • Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Tunnel Refurbishment, Quebec

    Renouveau La Fontaine - a 50:50 joint venture of Vinci subsidiaries Eurovia and Dodin Campenon Bernard and Québec-based Pomerleau signed a final C1.142 billion DBF contract in July 2020 to tackle the refurbishment of the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Tunnel in Quebec, the longest underwater structure in Canada

  • The limp grip of an expiring raccoon

    The days of the handshake and numerous other social fripperies seem – thanks to the coronavirus pandemic – to be nearing an end… and it can’t come soon enough

  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – Redefining Infrastructure

    IJInvestor – the IJGlobal sister title focused on infrastructure fund activity and global infra/energy M&A – is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Redefining Infrastructure category in our annual awards

  • Equity firms branch out into infra debt

    A string of equity fund managers have recently dipped their toes into the infrastructure debt market

  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – Market Innovations Shortlist

    IJInvestor – the IJGlobal sister title focused on infrastructure fund activity and global infra/energy M&A – is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Market Innovations category in our annual awards

  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – Refinancing Shortlist

    IJInvestor – the IJGlobal sister title focused on infrastructure fund activity and global infra/energy M&A – is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Refinancing categories in our annual awards

  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – Acquisitions Shortlist

    IJInvestor – the IJGlobal sister title focused on infrastructure fund activity and global infra/energy M&A – is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Acquisitions category in our annual awards

  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – Company Shortlist

    IJInvestor – the IJGlobal sister title focused on infrastructure fund activity and global M&A – is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Company category in our annual awards

  • Trousers / lunch / awards

    Groundhog Day was broken this week with a trip into town for lunch with four PF lenders – donning long trousers and shoes for the first time since early March – in the same week that we finalised judging for IJInvestor Awards 2020

  • Jorge Chávez International Airport, Peru

    Among 5 of the busiest airports in Latin America, the recent reopening of the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima to international flights is raising questions about the asset’s long-delayed expansion plans

  • Broadway Subway Project, Vancouver

    The C$2.83 billion Broadway Subway project in Vancouver, which will see a 5.7km extension of the Millennium Line from west of VCC-Clark Station to a new terminus at Arbutus Street reached financial close last month. However, the project has faced heavy criticism over the pricetag and the time it will take to complete the project

  • A49 motorway PPP, Germany

    Germany's A49 motorway PPP – at €1.3bn capex, one of the largest infrastructure projects awarded in the country in recent years – was the second major project to reach financial close during the challenging posed Coronavirus pandemic

  • IJGlobal Magazine – Autumn 2020 issue

    IJGlobal is delighted today to publish the autumn edition of the IJGlobal Magazine – including the Power & Renewables Report – once again in digital format, due to the coronavirus pandemic

  • UK franchises derailed

    With road traffic plunging to levels not seen since 1955 and airline passenger numbers not expected to recover until 2023, the UK's passenger rail franchising system is among the most recent victims of covid-19

  • Every day’s a dress-down Friday

    When this working from home malarkey started, it seemed only right and proper to maintain the right frame of mind by continuing to dress as though for the office – which at IJGlobal is a reasonably relaxed affair, when not out to meetings

  • Working from the dog house

    An English phrase that needs no explanation to people who are not native to the tongue has to be “in the dog house”. Six months into working from home (WFH) – more commonly known as Living At Work (LAW) – and I’ve been checked into the dog house for the foreseeable

  • Antwerp Gateway refi, Belgium

    The infrastructure debt markets are being continuously tested for resilience as coronavirus continues to dominate the headlines, mostly impacting greenfield projects that are largely being pushed back in the hope of a more stable economic environment

  • 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…”

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