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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.

Invenergy makes first Scottish wind investment

US energy developer Invenergy Wind has arranged project financing for the 69MW Corriegarth Wind Energy Center, under construction in Scotland approximately 31 kilometers southwest of Inverness

US firms vie for Egyptian solar

US firms including SunEdison and First Solar are apparently vying for the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company’s (EETC) recently-launched 200MW solar tender, along with forty-two other international and regional firms including Acwa, Orascom, and Enel

REIF I and Otso funds buy Finnish wind farm

GCG Renewable Energy Infrastructure Fund (REIF I) and the Otso Infrastructure I fund have bought the 21.6MW Honkajoki wind park from Finnish wealth manager Taaleritehdas for an undisclosed sum

EXCLUSIVE KAPP nears Abdaliyah gas/solar RFP launch

The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) intends to launch a request for proposals (RFP) for the Al Abdaliyah integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) project next month, a source has told IJGlobal

EXCLUSIVE Estover Energy plots financing for Sandwich biomass

British biomass developer Estover Energy is raising finance and seeking advisers for its 20MW, £80 million ($122.3 million) Sandwich CHP plant in Kent, England

IIC appoints new general manager

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) has appointed international development banker James P. Scriven as its new general manager

EXCLUSIVE Stan Chart mandated on Xe-Pian refi

Standard Chartered has been mandated to lead the international bank tranche for the refinancing of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project in Laos, IJGlobal has learned

Infrastructure to be exempt from OECD corporate tax reforms

The OECD’s plans announced for new corporate tax rules allow countries to offer an exemption for “public benefit projects”, an important reassurance for infrastructure financing

Shortlist for IFM’s Pacific Hydro sale

At least five bidders are said to have progressed to the second bidding stage for IFM’s sale of renewable developer Pacific Hydro

Grupo Onyx approaches IFC for Guatemalan PV debt

Central American conglomerate Grupo Onyx has approached the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to fund the development of the 93MWp Horus Solar II photovoltaic (PV) plant in Guatemala

Nordex to acquire Acciona Windpower

Nordex has announced it is to purchase Acciona Windpower, from Acciona, for €785 million ($880 million)

Delayed financial close for Swansea Bay tidal lagoon

Financial close on the £1 billion ($1.52 billion), 320MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in Wales has been delayed until 2016, its sponsors said today (2 October 2015)

Chile's Aurora wind obtains environmental permit

The Chilean Environmental Evaluation Service has issued an environmental permit for Mainstream Renewable Power’s 182MW Aurora wind project in Chile

Investors emerge on Invenergy’s Buckeye wind

Subsidiaries of General Electric, JP Morgan and Hannon Armstrong have agreed to buy passive interests in Invenergy’s 200.48MW Buckeye wind project in Kansas

Indonesia’s Jeneponto 1 wind nears PPA signing

Asia Green Capital Partners and the IFC are due to sign a power purchase agreement with PLN for the Jeneponto 1 wind farm in Indonesia this month

BlackRock closes Texas wind acquisition from EDF

BlackRock Infrastructure Investment Group has closed its 50% acquisition of the 200MW Longhorn wind facility in Texas from EDF Renewable Energy

Hannon Armstrong closes ground lease securitisation

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure has closed a $100.5 million private placement of a securitisation backing ground leases of utility-scale solar and wind assets in the US