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  • Facility D IWPP expansion, Qatar

    While development of the new Facility E IWPP progresses slowly, Qatar’s General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has signed off on a rapid $486.25 million expansion of its existing Facility D IWPP

  • 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

  • Umm al Quwain IWP, UAE

    Only a few remaining conditions precedent stand in the way of ACWA Power reaching financial close on a second desalination facility in the United Arab Emirates in just one month – the latest being the $800 million Umm al Quwain IWP

  • Taweelah IWP, United Arab Emirates

    Abu Dhabi is going to be home to not only the world's largest independent water producer (IWP) but also the world’s cheapest tariff for desalinated water thanks to the $1.2 billion Taweelah IWP

  • Three’s a crowd: the trouble with ME tenders

    A messy cancellation of a tender in Kuwait this week demonstrates why making advisers bid collectively for mandates has significant downsides

  • 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

  • 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?

  • West Bakr wind farm, Egypt

    Lekela Power made a successful return to the Gulf of Suez where it has achieved both a cheaper capex and lower tariff in reaching financial close on a 250MW wind farm

  • Dumat al Jandal, Saudi Arabia

    EDF and Masdar have reached financial close on what will be Saudi Arabia’s first ever utility-scale wind farm - part of the country's first round of renewables procurement

  • International capital eyes Saudi infra plans

    Saudi Arabia, like many of its neighbouring countries in the Gulf region, is trying to reduce its economy’s reliance on oil exports

  • Who’s afraid of the CLO?

    Not all financial instruments with three-letter acronyms are scary. CLOs for infrastructure debt are not only making a comeback but now being promoted as a solution to climate change

  • Sitra refinery expansion, Bahrain

    Bahrain Petroleum Company's Sitra refinery expansion drew together five international ECAs over seven tranches that yet could have been much bigger if not for the late – but great – role played by local lenders in the financing

  • Renewable energy – opportunity knocks

    In a market where there’s a lot more cash available than places to deploy it, developers are following opportunity wherever that may be… hounded by a retinue of eager lenders, equity players and advisers

  • Rabigh-3 IWP, Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia’s Water & Electricity Company is looking to significantly build out desalination capacity in the country, and Rabigh-3 is the first in a pipeline of independent water projects it is currently procuring

  • MUFG Bank – Global MLA of the Year

    IJGlobal awards have long held a special position in the industry, given that they are independently judged by teams of infrastructure and energy specialists in New York, London, Dubai and Singapore – giving them unrivalled authority and the cachet of peer review

  • Allen & Overy – Global Legal Adviser of the Year

    Choosing a winner for infrastructure and energy legal advisory on a global scale is a challenging feat, made infinitely more simple by aggregating scores from all four of IJGlobal’s independent judging teams – in London, New York, Dubai and Singapore

  • SMBC – Global Financial Adviser of the Year

    The 2018 calendar year proved to be a busy one for the SMBC financial advisory team with strong performance around the globe, winning it the IJGlobal Global Financial Adviser of the Year award that was presented at the Singapore event

  • Macquarie Capital – Sponsor of the Year

    When it comes to sponsors on the international infrastructure scene, few hold a candle to Macquarie Capital as it drives major transactions around the globe – according to IJGlobal’s independent panel of judges

  • UAE procurement – on the brink of change

    The lack of a full PPP programme has held back international private investment for years. To change this Abu Dhabi recently implemented a new PPP law

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