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  • IL&FS: project finance SPVs risk default

    The bankruptcy of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services is continuing to send ripple effects in the Indian market. In the latest twist, ring-fenced project finance SPVs are threatening to terminate debt repayments

  • A bright future for Victorian solar

    Research by ANU’s Energy Change Institute earlier this year forecast that Australia would easily surpass the federal government’s 2020 renewable energy target of 33GW of new capacity

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like infra…

    Welcome to the final missive for the year written in the teetering shadow of a mountain of IJGlobal award submissions in advance of signing off for 2018 and wishing you all a merry Christmas and the very best for 2019

  • Java 1 CCGT/FSRU, Indonesia

    The procurement of the Java 1 combined gas-fired and FSRU was launched as an open tender, and was supposed to become the template for subsequent deals

  • Dundonnell Wind Farm, Australia

    The Victoria government announced last September the six project winners of the first auction of the Victorian Renewable Energy Auction Scheme. Some two months later, Tilt Renewables had reached financial close on the A$560 million 336MW Dundonnell wind farm – the first under VREAS

  • Thailand – transport of delight

    Casting an eye around the global infra market for this week’s missive, the first thought was to write about American airports, but Thanksgiving put the kibosh on that. The second option was PPP across Asia Pacific, but that’s just too much shoe-horn into one story. Then, after a few calls with chums in Singapore, the eye fell on Thailand… and stayed there

  • Philippines: Build, Build, Build

    The Philippines has gone beyond its historically mediocre growth pattern to become one of the fastest growing nations in Southeast Asia. However, the country still suffers high levels of unemployment and poverty, and its infrastructure is crumbling

  • InfraCo Asia divestment of Coc San hydro stake, Vietnam

    InfraCo Asia has completed the sale of its 33.4% interest in the operational 29.7MW Coc San run-of-river hydro plant in Vietnam to Japanese utility Tokyo Electric Power Company

  • Kwinana energy-from-waste plant, Australia

    The 36MW Kwinana EfW plant in Western Australia is the first large-scale thermal EfW project to be financed in the country

  • Tibar Bay Port: Timor-Leste’s first-ever PPP

    Originally conceived in 2012, Timor-Leste’s first-ever PPP – Tibar Bay Port – has reached financial close and is expected to serve as the template for other transactions going forward

  • Policy shaping Australian renewables landscape

    Australia's National Energy Guarantee may have been abandoned by new prime minister Scott Morrison, but appetite for renewables investments in the country remains strong, especially among infrastructure funds

  • QIC: MaaS is the future

    Adopting Mobility as a Service requires infrastructure investors to see their assets as part of a more integrated system, QIC’s head of global infrastructure Ross Israel tells IJGlobal

  • Belt & Road block

    One of the key pillars of China’s Belt & Road initiative has run into what was once a hypothetical political risk – the possibility of regime change in the recipient country

  • Gas glut: PNG LNG

    WHAT WE SAID THEN: “In terms of sheer scale and complexity PNG LNG represents not only the largest PF deal ever but also a true pathfinder that has profound implications for the regional energy finance market”

  • Dabhol trouble: Dabhol II gas-fired power

    WHAT WE SAID THEN: “Many Indian power projects have attracted attention in recent years – mostly for the wrong reasons. Not Dabhol II” (ed. Not our finest hour)

  • Desire straits: Taiwan offshore wind

    IJGlobal held a roundtable in Taipei in May 2017 which explored the reasons why offshore wind projects in the Taiwan Strait have become so attractive to international companies

  • Japan solar: sunset on greenfield

    Generous feed-in-tariffs drove the growth of Japan’s solar market. But with the government cooling on solar, industry players expect new greenfield developments to dry up

  • Bangladeshi infra: cosmic ambitions

    Bangladesh is making headway on some of its Vision 2121 targets, but the country has been slow to bridge its yawning infrastructure investment gap

  • India solar: targets and reality

    One of the world’s fastest growing renewables markets has ambitious goals and a government upbeat on meeting them. But is New Delhi too optimistic?

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