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  • Simon Currie – energising the transition

    A globe-trotting career spanning three decades has not diminished Simon Currie's enthusiasm for getting deals done

  • China Infrastructure 2019 – an IJGlobal first

    IJGlobal was in Beijing at the end of August for client meetings and China Infrastructure 2019 – our first seminar in China with partners Roca Infrastructure Data and Analytics and the International Business Advisory Council

  • What we did in your summer holiday

    It’s been a busy summer at IJGlobal with a good number of changes to report for those who have been sunning themselves like overfed seals on the golden beaches of wherever your bonus can afford to send you

  • Van Phong coal-fired, Vietnam

    After more than 10 years, another major greenfield coal-fired power plant in Vietnam has reached financial close, amidst rising headwinds against new coal projects. This is despite the direct negotiation procurement model proving a demanding process for the project's sponsor Sumitomo Corporation

  • Offshore wind takes centre stage in South Korea

    South Korea has big plans for offshore wind, though only a couple of projects so far are operational

  • Australia’s Spencer Gulf: a renewables-industry-export vision

    The Spencer Gulf region in South Australia has a burgeoning pipeline of green energy projects that aim to solve grid stability concerns and power the region’s major resources

  • Uzbekistan’s privatisation programme

    Following an April decree by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and subsequent cabinet resolution, the Uzbekistan Government has embarked on a sweeping privatisation programme. Ahead of the upcoming Tashkent International Investment Forum in October, market sources told IJGlobal what foreign financiers and investors can expect

  • Indonesia PPP: time to take off

    President Joko Widodo’s administration has been pushing to prepare Indonesia’s public private partnership (PPP) programme. As his second term starts in earnest, tentative hopes that PPP procurement may be set to accelerate have been reignited. Airport privatisations are already underway and look set to lead the PPP pipeline

  • Australian energy-from-waste: burning brighter

    Australia has seen an explosion in wind, solar and now energy storage development, while EfW has been a slow burner. But with waste exports less viable and landfill less tolerated, EfW could catch light

  • Yunlin offshore wind, Taiwan

    The participation of the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs' Deputy Minister at a press conference tomorrow (2 July 2019) about the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind farm signals how strategic the government considers this project and its robust pipeline of offshore wind projects.

  • Monster hunting – energy storage in Asia

    Major battery storage projects in Asia may still seem mythical to some, but many have taken on the quest

  • Who’s afraid of the CLO?

    Not all financial instruments with three-letter acronyms are scary. CLOs for infrastructure debt are not only making a comeback but now being promoted as a solution to climate change

  • Kiamal Solar, Australia

    Sponsor Total Eren’s first solar farm in Australia has an unique feature – some five corporate power purchase agreements

  • EXCLUSIVE Ravenhall Prison PPP refinancing, Australia

    The US private placement refinancing of Ravenhall Prison PPP in Victoria has achieved a record tenor, going out to the end of the project's concession term in 2042

  • 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

  • Fund focus switches from Asia Pacific to social infra

    As eight unlisted, closed-ended infrastructure funds raised $20.6 billion at final close in the first quarter of 2019, some interesting trends have emerged from the IJInvestor Funds and Investors Q1 2019 report

  • 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

  • MUFG Bank – Global MLA of the Year

    IJGlobal awards have long held a special position in the industry, given that they are independently judged by teams of infrastructure and energy specialists in New York, London, Dubai and Singapore – giving them unrivalled authority and the cachet of peer review

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