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  • IJGlobal ESG Awards – The Judging Panel

    We are delighted to announce the judging panel for the inaugural IJGlobal ESG Awards that were launched last week

  • The Global Digital Infrastructure Survey 2021

    IJGlobal is delighted to join forces with international law firm Allen & Overy and our DI intelligence partner M&E Global to launch the second Global Digital Infrastructure Survey, sounding out international market sentiment for a booming sector

  • Lotus wind portfolio financing, Vietnam

    As investors in Vietnam scramble to include their power projects in the country's now-delayed PDP8, the $252 million Lotus portfolio financing of wind farms on the north-central coast recently achieved financial close

  • Curtis Island LNG stake sale, Australia

    The rapid rise of renewables over the last decade has led to an increasing number of countries shunning fossil fuels, but if Shell’s recent sale of minority stake in its Curtis Island LNG plant is anything to go by, there is still a healthy appetite for natural gas among investors

  • Vietnam DPPA: a great move forward, but how?

    Renewable energy gencos and corporate power consumers have been increasingly keen to participate in Vietnam’s Direct Power Purchase Agreement trial programme. DPPA will allow developers to mitigate the risk that the monopoly power system operator may be unable to offtake power by selling electricity to corporate offtakers, signalling the transition to a more open electricity market

  • APAC infra fundraising – death by FIFO?

    In recent years, Asia-Pacific has been one of the fastest developing markets for infrastructure funds. As the region increasingly opens up to global investments, its economies and infra development are growing significantly

  • Hybrid portfolio financing, Rajasthan

    Adani Green Energy’s earnings call with debt investors on Monday is likely to highlight one of the company’s most consequential transactions to close in FY2021. AGEL sealed a $1.35 billion senior debt facility with participation from 12 international banks to finance India's largest hybrid cluster development

  • Sitara Solar Energy, India

    Soft copy proposals were due at the end of last week on the government-backed Seci's Tranche-IV, which is the procurement of IPPs to develop up to 1,785MW of grid-connected solar power in north western India. The deadline arrives a month after the project company of a nearly $70 million solar power plant in northern India reached financial close

  • Future-proofing Asia Pacific – Hydrogen financing’s bamboo shoots

    The market is increasingly seizing opportunities across hydrogen’s value chain in Asia Pacific, with a natural alignment evolving between value chain and financial solutions. The industry needs to devote most resources towards drafting and negotiating security and guarantee packages, IJGlobal’s David Doré finds

  • Satria Satellite PPP, Indonesia

    Indonesia's first multi-functional satellite PPP – the $550 million Satria satellite – achieved financial close last month, 3 years after Indonesia's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology launched the project tender

  • New England Solar Farm – NSW, Australia

    The first large-scale fully-merchant solar farm to reach financial close in Australia made it over the line in early February, providing a pathfinder for similar deals

  • Nur Navoi Solar, Uzbekistan

    A milestone in Uzbekistan’s power-sector reform programme was the financial close in December 2020 of Masdar’s 100MW Nur Navoi’s solar power project. Once Masdar found its footing after the market volatility’s zenith in Q1 2020, the Mubadala Investment subsidiary moved decisively towards closing Uzbekistan’s first IPP solar project

  • Xiamen Xiangyu steel plant, Indonesia

    China state-owned logistics company Xiamen Xiangyu on 15 December achieved financial close on the more than $2 billion integrated steel plant project, one of its largest overseas investments

  • Western Downs Green Power Hub – Queensland, Australia

    Neoen's Western Downs Green Power Hub – one of Australia’s largest solar projects to date – reached financial close late last year, keeping to a tight schedule in spite of coronavirus restrictions to deliver its first project in Queensland

  • Solar Power Top Trumps

    IJGlobal reporter Elliot Hayes turns the Top Trumps focus on solar panels, identifying some of the market leading units and mapping out directions favoured by the manufacturers…

  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – The Digital Colony Interview

    IJGlobal editorial director Angus Leslie Melville talks to Colony Capital chief executive Marc Ganzi about a stellar year of performance that was crowned by repeated success

  • The global ESG scrabble

    The challenge of ESG and how the market is delivering change - IJGlobal Asia Pacific senior reporter Dave Doré delves into approaches being taken and how the process yields value...

  • Indonesia’s infrastructure: the road to post-Covid recovery

    Indonesia's first wave of coronavirus outbreak crashed into the archipelago in April 2020. Some eight months later, IJGlobal's Civi Yap explores how the world's fourth-most populous country may recover through infrastructure development

  • Java 9 & 10 coal-fired, Indonesia

    Controversy has long swirled around Java 9 & 10 – Indonesia’s coal-fired power plant complex in Banten. The $3.4 billion project in November 2020 achieved financial close, while facing vociferous international and local opposition. The project also paves the way for a fresh equity structure in major power projects in Indonesia

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