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Northland closes on Gemini offshore wind

A Northland Power-led consortium has reached financial close on the €2.8 billion ($3.7 billion) 600MW Project Gemini offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.

Northland Power president steps down

Canadian power developer Northland Power has made a number of changes to its management board, with president Sean Durfy stepping down

RWE targets 2015 close for UK's Galloper offshore wind

RWE is trying to accelerate development of its previously shelved £1.54 billion, ($2.39 billion), 504MW Galloper offshore wind project in the UK and reach financial close by the end of the year, IJGlobal understands

ALLETE closes Armenia Mountain acquisition

ALLETE Clean Energy has closed its acquisition of the 100.5MW Armenia Mountain wind facility from AES Corporation and Citi

SunEdison and Gamesa form wind JV

SunEdison and Gamesa have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create a joint venture to develop up to 1GW of wind energy power plants globally by 2018

Malaysia cancels Kepong waste-to-energy PPP

The Malaysian government is understood to have cancelled the roughly MYR800 million ($211 million) Kepong waste-to-energy PPP project in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Yingli Green uses project bonds to fund Chinese solar

Chinese project developer Yingli Green Energy has completed a RMB20 million ($3.2 million) bond financing for a 4MW solar power project located in Hengshui City in China's Hebei Province

Ethiopia to seek commercial debt for new renewables

The government of Ethiopia is hoping to attract significant foreign investment for a new slate of renewable power projects it is looking to develop in the country

West of Duddon Sands OFTO acquisition nears close

Sponsors 3i Infrastructure and Macquarie Capital are targeting a third quarter 2015 financial close for its £296 million ($462.1 million) acquisition of the 389MW West of Duddon Sands wind farm offshore transmission (OFTO) assets in the UK

WFW hires project finance partner in Paris

Watson Farley & Williams has hired Guillaume Ansaloni as project and structured finance partner in its Paris office

DONG plans UK biogas plant

Danish development company DONG Energy has begun consultations for a planned biogas plant to be built in the UK

EXCLUSIVE Eolia Renovables restructures underperforming Spanish wind

Eolia Renovables has closed on a €40.9 million ($45 million) restructuring of its 42.5MW Jerez wind project in Spain due to feed-in tariff (FiT) reductions and lower production levels than expected, IJGlobal can reveal

FCC and Carso sign Americas JV

Spanish construction company FCC has entered into a 50:50 joint venture agreement with Carlos Slim's group Carso Infraestructuras Y Construcción for the development of projects across the Americas

Engie acquires French firm Solairedirect

Engie, formerly known as GDF Suez, has said it will acquire a 95% stake in French solar operator Solairedirect at a cost of around €330 million ($365.8 million). The deal will close by the end of 2015

NESF lines up UK solar pipeline

Next Energy Solar Fund (NESF) has lined up a pipeline of 200MW of UK solar projects ready for acquisition, the company said in its recent year-end results, and reaffirmed its intention to raise more capital.

India’s Punjab state launches solar RFP

Granting authority Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has launched a request for proposals for 500MW worth of solar projects in Punjab, India

Thailand’s Superblock signs Japanese solar MoU

Thailand's Superblock PCL and Japan’s Energy Complex have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development of a 300MW solar project in Chiba, Japan.

SunEdison closes on Chile's Quilapilún solar

SunEdison has closed a $160 million debt facility for the 110MW Quilapilún solar photovoltaic (PV) power project located near Santiago, Chile

Hogan Lovells energy partners leave for Orrick

Hogan Lovells energy partners Matthew Williams, John Deacon and Edward Humphries will join law firm Orrick as partners in its London office

Juwi forms Asian solar JV

Developer Juwi Renewable Energies and Asia Green Capital Partners have established joint venture (JV) Aurora Partners to develop solar photovoltaic projects across south and south-east Asia