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  • 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

  • Sendai-Gamo biomass, Japan

    Aligned with the Sendai City Earthquake Disaster Reconstruction Plan, the roughly $527 million Sendai-Gamo biomass power plant project arose from the detritus of the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami off the Pacific coast of Tohoku on 11 March 2011 that racked more than 21,000 causalities, including nearly 16,000 deaths

  • Columboola Solar PV, Australia

    The Columboola solar park in Queensland reached financial close in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and stands testament to the resilience of the renewables market in Australia

  • 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

  • Lifting the veil on Vietnam LNG

    International investors are increasingly turning their eyes towards the emerging LNG sector in Vietnam. However, with the government's vision to boost renewables and LNG, is Vietnam capable of achieving its ambitious goals? What should developers, financiers and advisers be looking out for?

  • Floatovoltaics: A portmanteau with pizzazz

    From the world’s first pilot system in Aichi, Japan, some 13 years ago to Marubeni's 181MW project in western Taiwan that closed in April 2020 with a NT$7.2 billion ($239 million) debt package, it is not surprising Asia dominates the market for floating solar, or floatovoltaics

  • Top Trumps – wind turbines

    R&D is leading the turbine manufacturer agenda, rolling out ever-larger units for a market that is not ready to deploy them. In such a fast-moving environment, it is only a matter of time before their efforts pay dividends, writes IJGlobal reporter Elliot Hayes...

  • IJGlobal Magazine – Power & Renewables Report

    This story has been created to host the ING-sponsored IJGlobal Power & Renewables Report – a key component of the Autumn 2020 IJGlobal Magazine – that was published this week in digital format, due to the 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

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