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  • Off-grid solutions for those most in need

    If you are looking for an infrastructure-related charity to support, Power for the People wants your attention

  • Thailand – transport of delight

    Casting an eye around the global infra market for this week’s missive, the first thought was to write about American airports, but Thanksgiving put the kibosh on that. The second option was PPP across Asia Pacific, but that’s just too much shoe-horn into one story. Then, after a few calls with chums in Singapore, the eye fell on Thailand… and stayed there

  • Sakaka solar PV, Saudi Arabia

    The 300MW Sakaka solar PV tender attracted two world record-breaking solar tariffs, and demonstrates market appetite for Saudi Arabia's nascent renewables programme

  • Filling the void: corporate PPAs in Ireland

    With Ireland’s renewable energy feed-in tariff (REFIT) schemes slowly coming to an end – and increasing confusion around the new support scheme RESS – Irish developers are increasingly looking to corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs)

  • The Caribbean – welcome to PPParadise

    Many people find it hard to look beyond sun-drenched beaches and cocktails when it comes to the Caribbean. But with 28 countries and a combined population of 42.5 million, there’s a strong argument for rebranding it “the land of sun, sea and PPP”… if it can follow the example of Jamaica

  • Philippines: Build, Build, Build

    The Philippines has gone beyond its historically mediocre growth pattern to become one of the fastest growing nations in Southeast Asia. However, the country still suffers high levels of unemployment and poverty, and its infrastructure is crumbling

  • Airports – a folly by any other NAIM

    The worst thing any country with ambitions to drive an infrastructure investment programme can do is to cancel a headline project when it’s well on the way through construction

  • Mexico: The more renewables, the better

    Mexico has seen a rapid rise in renewables development over the last five years, with the Mexican Secretariat of Energy in October reporting a 35% increase in installed renewable energy capacity

  • InfraCo Asia divestment of Coc San hydro stake, Vietnam

    InfraCo Asia has completed the sale of its 33.4% interest in the operational 29.7MW Coc San run-of-river hydro plant in Vietnam to Japanese utility Tokyo Electric Power Company

  • Howard County Courthouse P3 – Maryland, US

    It is almost unheard of in the US for a P3 project to go from procurement to financial close in just under a year. However, this is exactly what happened with the $150 million Howard County Circuit Courthouse P3 in Maryland, which reached financial close in October, setting a precedent for how infrastructure projects should be procured in North America

  • US and China – first responders

    The US Senate on 3 October passed the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development Act. It aims to facilitate the investment of $60 billion in developing countries through a newly formed development finance agency – the US International Development Finance Corporation

  • Cory Riverside Energy refinancing, UK

    In the recent auction of UK energy-from-waste plant operator Cory Riverside Energy, BNP Paribas offered to provide a substantial debt underwrite for the Dalmore Capital-led consortium that ultimately emerged victorious. Four months later, the bank closed the syndication of a £554 million debt package, bringing banks and institutions into the deal

  • PPP – drip, drip… silence

    Throughout history the UK has been responsible for numerous infrastructure inventions that have rocked the world – from the jet engine through to pneumatic tyres, the telephone, railways, good old tar macadam… and PPP

  • The acquisition of JLIF

    Curious observers will now wonder what the deal means for the market

  • Qatar’s infrastructure race to 2022 and beyond

    In September, Qatar’s Minister of Municipality and Environment HE Mohammed bin Abdullah al Rumaihi unveiled the Gulf state’s plans to set aside around $5.49 billion in 2019 for the ongoing revamp of Doha’s infrastructure in the run-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup

  • Kwinana energy-from-waste plant, Australia

    The 36MW Kwinana EfW plant in Western Australia is the first large-scale thermal EfW project to be financed in the country

  • Infra funds – cards on the table again

    In anticipation of publication of our quarterly funds and investors report, the temptation is too great to hold back our key findings, laying our cards on the table and smiling knowingly at rivals that our data wins the day again

  • Blankenburg Tunnel, Netherlands

    As one of the last projects in the current Dutch PPP programme – which has often (and rightly) been described as the posterchild for efficiency – procurement for the Blankenburg Tunnel should have been a demonstration of the speed and ease with which the cogs turn in a well-oiled machine

  • Tibar Bay Port: Timor-Leste’s first-ever PPP

    Originally conceived in 2012, Timor-Leste’s first-ever PPP – Tibar Bay Port – has reached financial close and is expected to serve as the template for other transactions going forward

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