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  • Mind the MLFs – a warning for Australian renewables

    With surprisingly material reductions for Marginal Loss Factors emerging in the AEMO draft figures this month, the owners of Australian wind and solar assets may start to consider policy ideas such as renewable energy zones and revising the risk sharing arrangements with offtakers

  • EXCLUSIVE New South Wales’ Regional Rail PPP, Australia

    The Momentum Trains consortium achieved financial close on 15 February for the Regional Rail PPP in New South Wales, with a group of international banks providing debt with a novel amortisation schedule, while the NSW government has given itself the option to terminate or extend the O&M concession at year 15

  • Sunraysia solar, Australia

    Some five months after financial close, project participants gathered for a ground-breaking ceremony this week at the 255MW Sunraysia solar farm near Balranald in New South Wales, Australia

  • Long Son petrochemicals plant, Vietnam

    Thailand’s Siam Cement has been on a patient 10-year long mission to build a petrochemicals plant in Vietnam

  • Investment in India gathers momentum

    IJInvestor data shows that international funds and institutional investors are already active in the market. There are 36 active funds focusing solely on India with a target of investing over $90 billion of capital

  • Infra funds – global fundraising

    While 2018 failed to log a mega fund final close – something infra hacks love to hang a story round – this last year managed to break fundraising records across a slew of smaller vehicles, the vast majority of which are (not surprisingly) focused on equity

  • Infra fund dilemma – blame the pig or the feeder?

    In the same week that Luxembourg announced plans to legalise cannabis (and make all public transport free), folk have been wondering whether many infrastructure fund managers will domicile in the small European duchy to enjoy the benefits of a liberal system while they play fast and loose with targets and hard caps

  • 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

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