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  • 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 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

  • Ichthys LNG refinancing, Australia

    Lead sponsors Inpex Corporation and Total in June 2020 refinanced all Ichthys LNG's project debt, which sized at $8.29 billion and is said to be the largest refinancing of a PF facility. Liquidity from commercial banks was surprisingly strong, given the timing amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and an oil price crash, with debt pricing significantly reduced

  • Gazipur II power plant, Bangladesh

    Gazipur II – a 300MW heavy fuel oil (HFO) power plant in Kodda – reached financial close amid a growing debate about the future of Bangladesh's power sector. It is the country's first IPP financed only by commercial lenders

  • IJGlobal Survey – Global Digital Infrastructure

    IJGlobal this week published a survey to gauge understanding and preparedness for Digital Infrastructure – a burgeoning sector that we anticipate will benefit massively from international stimulus packages to revitalise economies post Covid-19

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gulf Pluak Daeng CCGT, Thailand

    China’s first confirmed Covid-19 case has been traced back to 17 November 2019. A day later and thousands of kilometres away, Gulf and Mitsui & Co had reached financial close on the $1.66 billion Gulf Pluak Daeng combined-cycle gas turbine power plant complex in Rayong – a core province in Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor development plan

  • Genex gets K2-Hydro back on track

    Genex Power has succeeded in the signing of a new PPA for the A$700 million, 250MW Kidston Pumped Hydro project in Queensland, with EnergyAustralia firmly back on board as the offtaker but no longer as the 50% equity partner

  • Stir crazy and staying safe

    We’re all in the same boat now – moving like cagey tigers in our allotted territories, wading through thousands of unnecessary emails, wrestling with yesterday’s wonder technology innovation… all the while maintaining an ostensibly-genial appearance for the nearest and dearest

  • IFC: smart solutions for urban and remote communities

    IFC's East Asia and Pacific director Vivek Pathak and country manager for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Pacific Islands Thomas Jacobs talked to IJGlobal about their urgent work in promoting "smart solutions to the problems of urbanisation", such as waste to energy plants and affordable housing townships, as well as bringing new models for developing off-grid energy infrastructure

  • EXCLUSIVE CFXD offshore wind, Taiwan

    Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners' CFXD offshore wind project in Taiwan Strait closed late last month on a roughly $3.94 billion financing package, as two new financial investors and an Asian export credit agency made their entrance to the market

  • Fingering the Force Majeure trigger

    A lot of people write off Coronavirus – Covid-19 if you really must – as a storm in a teacup, a ramped-up flu virus that’s no more worrisome than a passing bout of the snuffles… however, the infra/energy community begs to differ

  • East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility, Australia

    The East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility is the second large-scale energy-from-waste facility to reach financial close in Australia. It differs from its predecessor in its new waste supply structure, under which councils will not be financially penalised for reducing waste volumes

  • IPIF: Democratising unlisted infra for Australia's SMSFs

    As Melbourne-based fund-of-funds manager IPIF is in a A$250 million round of fundraising for its IPIF Core platform, the manager is considering future possibilities for direct investing. Meanwhile IPIF's new research quantifies the potential for outperformance for SMSFs that access exposure to the unlisted infrastructure asset class, as large industry superannuation schemes have

  • EXCLUSIVE Kacific1 satellite, Space

    Kacific anticipates commercial service to start next month on its satellite Kacific1 nearly 35,800km above the equator, following the satellite’s launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket about two months ago. The $160 million refinancing had closed less than two weeks before launch, featuring an unusual mix of lenders: DFIs, an Australian pension fund, and a European asset manager

  • B-Day landings in World War 5G

    Wow. What a week to have lived through. It started with UK prime minister Boris Johnson revealing that Huawei would be involved in the roll-out of 5G in Britain – potentially leading to a schism with the US – and ended with Brexit… a rift with Europe

  • AIIB: an Asian multilateral putting focus on digital

    The Beijing-based multilateral Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank issued on 14 January a call for public comments on its draft digital strategy to finance Asia Pacific’s rapidly evolving telecoms sector. IJGlobal data shows that in Asia Pacific, MDBs have had a lower rate of involvement in telecoms projects to date, compared to other sectors

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