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  • EXCLUSIVE Asia's first infra loan securitisation platform

    Clifford Capital and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank announced last month the establishment of Bayfront Infrastructure Management – a platform to mobilise institutional capital for infrastructure debt in Asia. IJGlobal spoke with both equity holders to learn more

  • EXCLUSIVE IFC’s Super Six wind, Pakistan

    A cohort of 11 wind farm projects in PakiJhimpir wind corridor, totalling 560MW in total installed capacity, reached financial close in November 2019. IFC had used a programmatic approach, its first in the wind sector, on what it dubs the Super Six – not to be confused with the Seven Sisters or Nubian Suns

  • Dededo combined-cycle power plant, Guam

    Guam Power Authority has procured a 198MW baseload power plant under a build-operate-transfer structure to replace the western Pacific island's ageing and limited baseload power supply. KEPCO becomes Guam's largest power provider with this project. Meanwhile Guam's energy mix is changing rapidly, as the western Pacific US territory is preparing its fourth renewables procurement round

  • Omaezaki-kou biomass, Japan

    As Japan winds down its generous solar feed-in tariff scheme, the country’s developers have turned to biomass, which still enjoys a relatively high FiT. Renova took full advantage of Japan’s 20-year FiT to structure an aggressively leveraged transaction for its 75MW Omaezaki-kou biomass power plant in central Japan

  • No, actually… it’s all about us!

    When we go out to meetings and dare to drop into the conversation the subject of awards nights, it can go either of two ways. Either they lean in, ears pricking up… or they peer at you through fingers, shaking heads vigorously

  • The renewable race to refi

    All you ever hear these days is doom and gloom. You’d think we were back in the days of box-toting bankers smiling ruefully for the cameras as they exit Lehman Brothers for a final time, liberated pot plant under arm

  • Fund analysis: AMP Capital Infrastructure Debt Fund IV

    As the interest for mezzanine strategies spreads among equity managers, AMP Capital has reinforced its reputation in this space by raising a total $6.2 billion on its latest vintage

  • Formosa 2 offshore wind, Taiwan

    Formosa 2’s $2 billion debt package closed late in October 2019 with the equity contributions to be finalised later in November. The project financing marks K-Sure and Taiwan Life's entries into the market, but Taiwan's state-owned banks have cold feet when it comes to offshore wind

  • Another year older, another year…

    There are certain things by which you can chart your life and it’s a little bit sad when it dawns on you that IJGlobal’s quarterly league tables have become a landmark for tracking the flow of years

  • New Zealand's substantial infra pipeline

    The Government of New Zealand has an ambitious pipeline of 174 infrastructure projects it intends to develop over the next five years, requiring a total investment of roughly NZ$6.1 billion. Taking the reins is the new Infrastructure Commission,Te Waihanga, due to be up and running as of this month

  • Infra M&A – virus that proves the vaccine?

    Are people paying too much for infra and energy assets? Has the market finally reached the stage where stupendously stupid things are being done? With a market correction on the way, are the wheels about to fall off in the most spectacular manner?

  • Da Mi Floating Solar, Vietnam

    An independent credit assessment, a favourable credit rating, and a state-owned sponsor all contributed to allow Vietnam's first ever floating solar project to reach financial close this month

  • EXCLUSIVE Myanmar’s power sector: a T-line too far?

    After a long period of silence, Myanmar gave a 200MW CCGT project an extension to the CPs deadline on its ageing PPA from 2016. Uncertainty on funding for a transmission line has been one of the hurdles, illustrative of the difficulties sponsors encounter in this frontier market. But Myanmar is ostensibly backing development of vital new generation, with LNG-to-power central to its strategy

  • 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

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