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  • Palau seeks adviser on first IPP

    The transaction adviser has today issued a call for interest by advisers to assist on a 40MW utility-scale solar PV farm with 100MWh energy storage in Palau’s economic capital

  • Utico remains in talks to rescue Hyflux

    UAE utility Utico and bankrupt Singaporean water treatment company Hyflux remain in talks over a rescue package

  • India approves Dibang multipurpose hydro power

    India’s cabinet has approved the budget for pre-investment preparations for the 2.9GW Dibang multipurpose hydro power complex in the north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh

  • EXCLUSIVE Pertamina targets end-July FC for JTB gas processing plant

    Pertamina is aiming to reach financial close on the Jambaran-Tiung Biru gas processing plant in East Java in Indonesia by the end of July

  • EXCLUSIVE Adviser shortlist emerges on Thailand high-speed rail PPP

    The concessionaire of the $7 billion Bangkok-Rayong High-Speed Railway PPP has invited at least three law firms to pitch for the lenders’ counsel role, following the Thai cabinet’s approval of the concession agreement

  • EXCLUSIVE Pakistan's small-to-medium hydro gathers pace

    Project developers expect within the next 10 to 12 months the feasibility studies of a hydropower portfolio in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, with a combined capacity of more than 160MW

  • Pakistan dips its toe in airport privatisation

    Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority plans to split into two entities, following a high-level meeting including Prime Minister Imran Khan. This could precede privatisation of the country's airports, in particular the three largest: Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore

  • Cost overruns at Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia

    Preliminary estimates for development capital spend at the Oyu Tolgoi copper mine underground project in Mongolia have increased by between $1.2 billion and $1.9 billion, sponsor Rio Tinto has revealed

  • Emissions-linked loan for Queensland Airports

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac have provided a first of a kind sustainability-linked loan to Queensland Airports Limited, as part of a broader capex debt package as the airport operator expands the Gold Coast Airport

  • Suzlon Energy defaults on convertible bond

    Distressed Indian renewables developer Suzlon Energy has defaulted on a $172 million principal payment on its convertible bond

  • EXCLUSIVE Appeal underway to revive TNG Eastern Creek EfW

    The Next Generation (NSW) − project company for the proposed energy-from-waste facility at Eastern Creek in New South Wales, Australia − has appealed the rejection last year of development approval for the project, with dates now set to kick off the court submission process

  • Currie & Brown adds to team in Sydney

    Jersey-headquartered physical asset management consultancy Currie & Brown has relocated Louise Greenhalgh from London, UK, to Sydney, Australia, as a director

  • EXCLUSIVE Stage two of Kazakh light rail PPP approaches

    The Almaty Light Rail Transport project’s second-stage tender in Kazakhstan is nearing, once the government completes its “competitive dialogue” with the four shortlisted bidders

  • Final bids near for Adelaide Schools PPP

    Final binding bids are due mid-August for the Adelaide Schools PPP, also known as the South Australian Schools PPP

  • Indonesia approves Inpex’s Abadi LNG field

    The Indonesian government has approved the revised development plan for Japanese oil developer Inpex’s Abadi LNG field