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  • Training policymakers to drive digital infrastructure

    One of the greatest challenges facing policymakers is how to transform countries digitally. One of the best ways to achieve this – according to M&E Global managing partner William Cox – is through training, qualifying and motivating them to draft laws and rules favorable to digitalized economies

  • IJInvestor Awards – open for entries

    IJInvestor – the IJGlobal title tracking fund deployment and infrastructure/energy M&A activity – has now gone live with the portal for its 2020 awards celebrating achievements and individuals across a global playing field

  • Al Kharsaah solar PV first phase, Qatar

    A consortium led by Marubeni and Total have closed on the first phase of its 800MW solar PV with a low tariff of $0.01449 per kilowatt hour that has helped to push the cost of renewable energy further down in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The Allen & Overy Interview

    Winner of the IJGlobal Law Firm of the Year 2019 for the MENA region, Allen & Overy has an enviable heritage in the this sector – a law firm with infrastructure and energy truly in its DNA

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The ACWA Power Interview

    Having played a dominant role across the GCC region, ACWA Power was justly rewarded for its level of activity across the 2019 calendar year by scooping 3 key IJGlobal Awards for the region

  • IJGlobal Magazine – The Awards Special

    The summer issue of the IJGlobal Magazine is published today in digital format only. IJGlobal took the decision in the interests of safety not to publish the hard copy due to the coronavirus pandemic

  • IJGlobal Survey – Global Digital Infrastructure

    IJGlobal this week published a survey to gauge understanding and preparedness for Digital Infrastructure – a burgeoning sector that we anticipate will benefit massively from international stimulus packages to revitalise economies post Covid-19

  • Another Covid-19 article – MENA edition

    Low oil prices offset by logistical challenges have been the mainstay of the energy and infra market in the Middle East & North Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic – nonetheless, two projects have reached financial close so far and some sponsors are confident of keeping their assets safe from infection

  • Ibri II solar PV, Oman

    Oman’s first utility-scale, grid connected renewable energy project reached financial close just as the world entered economic turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Stir crazy and staying safe

    We’re all in the same boat now – moving like cagey tigers in our allotted territories, wading through thousands of unnecessary emails, wrestling with yesterday’s wonder technology innovation… all the while maintaining an ostensibly-genial appearance for the nearest and dearest

  • Dammam West ISTP, Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia is near to closing on the first in a long pipeline of independent sewage treatment plants (ISTPs) - the $230 million Dammam West project

  • B-Day landings in World War 5G

    Wow. What a week to have lived through. It started with UK prime minister Boris Johnson revealing that Huawei would be involved in the roll-out of 5G in Britain – potentially leading to a schism with the US – and ended with Brexit… a rift with Europe

  • 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?

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