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  • London-listed infra funds: trading at discounts

    London-listed infrastructure funds have suffered periods of trading at discounts in 2018 – one dropped out of a trophy M&A auction, and various asset sales are predicted

  • What’s in storage?

    In the evolving sector of battery storage, where predicting future developments is difficult, the importance of contractual structures – and the ability to validate them – is significant

  • Narrowing opportunities for big PF banks

    Lenders to Dutch PPPs are increasingly likely to be regional or institutional, with big PF banks less active across Europe

  • Importing offshore wind experience

    How European experience can be used in the upcoming round of US offshore wind projects

  • Far from retirement: lifetime extensions

    Renewable energy assets can go beyond planned operational periods, and lifetime extensions are becoming particularly popular for wind farms and solar plants

  • The earth moved: Castor gas storage

    WHAT WE SAID THEN: “Construction and geological risk, particularly in the latter part when the cushion gas is being inserted, is difficult to quantify”

  • Pipe dreams: BTC pipeline

    WHAT WE SAID THEN: “In addition to breaking into a virgin market, the financing was closed successfully in less than three months in what could only be described as a turbulent political climate”

  • The mark of shame: Metronet

    WHAT WE SAID THEN: “In a world where failures always receive greater focus than successes, Metronet’s impact will be enduring while the success of Tube Lines will be a footnote”

  • Missed opportunity: Seattle monorail

    WHAT WE SAID THEN: “It was an eminently finance-able project using modern technology, offering Seattleites a six-minute service on an elevated system that would provide a critical transport link that...

  • Perfect chemistry: Sadara petrochemicals

    WHAT WE SAID THEN: “Among this mammoth financings’ ground-breaking features was the largest ever (and second only) Middle Eastern sukuk bond, the largest ever direct loan from US Exim, and the...

  • Keeping on track: Nacala Corridor

    WHAT WE SAID THEN: “It brings together many strands of project finance over the last 20 years, everything from risk allocation in concession agreements to managing political risk in a big-ticket ECA...

  • Gas glut: PNG LNG

    WHAT WE SAID THEN: “In terms of sheer scale and complexity PNG LNG represents not only the largest PF deal ever but also a true pathfinder that has profound implications for the regional energy...

  • Dabhol trouble: Dabhol II gas-fired power

    WHAT WE SAID THEN: “Many Indian power projects have attracted attention in recent years – mostly for the wrong reasons. Not Dabhol II” (ed. Not our finest hour)

  • Cheating death: Miami Access Tunnel

    WHAT WE SAID THEN: “The most tangled PPP procurement process in the US, a market that has produced more tangled PPP procurements than most”

  • A new model: Thames Tideway Tunnel

    WHAT WE SAID THEN: “The new Thames Tideway Tunnel sewer in London has achieved construction phase stable returns for investors and a cost of capital well below the industry average at 2.497%, all...

  • Pushing the boat out

    Floating LNG promises lower costs and flexibility to developers. But it also dredges up questions about the reliability of LNG delivery

  • MAPs of the world

    The smart meter market in the UK, with responsibility for roll-outs lying with energy suppliers, is a competitive market of independent meter asset providers, often backed by infrastructure funds

  • Desire straits: Taiwan offshore wind

    IJGlobal held a roundtable in Taipei in May 2017 which explored the reasons why offshore wind projects in the Taiwan Strait have become so attractive to international companies

  • Beyond subsidies

    The first subsidy free contracts awarded for renewables in Europe could herald a transformation of energy markets

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