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  • EIB… something for the weekend?

    Back in the PPP pipeline days, you could set timing on the project finance of any old piece of European infrastructure by the tired mantra of lenders intoning: “And… yes… you can count on the EIB...

  • The Peruvian PPP push

    Peru is one of many countries around the world hoping to boost economic performance by closing its infrastructure gap

  • QIC: MaaS is the future

    Adopting Mobility as a Service requires infrastructure investors to see their assets as part of a more integrated system, QIC’s head of global infrastructure Ross Israel tells IJGlobal

  • Gordie Howe Bridge P3, Canada/US

    The Gordie Howe Bridge P3 – formerly known as Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) and the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) – has been an endurance test. One of the largest ever...

  • Kenyan PPP: it’s now or never

    The whole of the Kenyan PPP programme may hinge on the success of one road project which is edging towards naming a preferred bidder

  • Argentina's PPPs – potholes ahead

    A poisonous cocktail of corruption scandals, rising inflation, high interest rates and declining investor confidence threatens Argentina’s roads programme, just as it was gaining momentum

  • PABs: favoured financing

    With a sizable chunk of funding still available to developers, private activity bonds look set to be the gift that keeps on giving despite the growing availability of private placements

  • Belt & Road block

    One of the key pillars of China’s Belt & Road initiative has run into what was once a hypothetical political risk – the possibility of regime change in the recipient country

  • Alto Maipo: good hydro, gone bad

    A second restructuring for the 531MW Alto Maipo has saved a hydro project which has faced engineering challenges, several delays, environmental opposition, and changes in equity

  • 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...

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