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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.

InfraVia boosts team with three hires

InfraVia Capital Partners (InfraVia) has appointed Olivier Laroche as asset manager and Zeynep Lucchini-Gilera and Aymar de Tracy as investment managers

Ex-Santander PF head joins AllianzGI North America debt team

Allianz Global Investors has hired Jorge Camiña from Santander as an executive in the firm’s infrastructure debt business, sources familiar with the matter confirmed to IJGlobal

Prudential lends to geothermal developer

A subsidiary of geothermal independent power producer US Geothermal has closed a $20 million bond financing from Prudential Capital Group, with an option for a further $30 million

Allianz makes second US tax equity investment

Allianz Capital Partners has closed its second tax equity deal in the US with an investment in an operating E.ON wind farm in Texas

Ethiopia launches 200MW solar tender

Ethiopia has launched a request for proposals (RfW) for two separate 100MW independent power producer solar projects

Acwa goes head-to-head with FRV on Noor PV I

Acwa Power and Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) have submitted competing bids within a fraction of a cent of each other for the 135MW-170MW Noor PV I trio of solar projects in Morocco

Vestas picked for 600MW Laos wind farm

Thailand’s Impact Electrons Siam has selected Denmark’s Vestas as the preferred engineering procurement and construction contractor for a 600MW $1.5 billion wind power development in Laos

EBRD mulls Greek renewables loan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering providing a senior secured loan of up to €50 million ($55.9 million) to Greek renewables developer Terna Energy

Platina closes second renewables refi in a month

Platina Energy Partners has secured a €50 million ($55.7 million) non-recourse long term financing with ING Bank in order to refinance a 20MW photovoltaic portfolio

Details emerge on Jamaican solar project

Details have emerged on a 33.1MW solar project contract in Jamaica which was recently awarded to an Anglo-French consortium

Swansea Bay to re-tender major construction contract

The sponsors of the £1.3 billion, 320MW Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay project in Wales are to re-tender the seawall construction contract after dropping previous preferred bidder China Harbour Engineering Company

EXCLUSIVE Egyptian solar bid date to be extended

The bid date for Egypt’s 200MW West Nile solar plant is expected to be extended by around two months, IJGlobal has learnt

Invenergy's New York solar PPA approved

Invenergy has received initial approval for a power purchase agreement for what it says is the largest solar project yet planned in the greater Manhattan area of New York state

NRG contracts with Dow for Texas wind

NRG Energy has closed a power purchase agreement with US multinational Dow Chemical for a previously merchant wind farm in Texas, the offtaker has announced

Marubeni and Enel sign Asia power MOU

Japan’s Marubeni and Italy’s Enel have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on jointly developing power generation project opportunities in Asia.

GE signs 1,000MW Vietnam wind deal

General Electric (GE) and Vietnam’s trade ministry signed a memorandum of understanding to develop 1,000MW of wind power generation capacity by 2025.

SunEdison plans project sales as financing deal struck

SunEdison, the bankrupt renewables developer, has agreed to sell a solar project in Colorado to a JPMorgan-managed fund and to grant it rights to buy a further three projects, in what could be the first project sales by the firm since it filed for bankruptcy

Pricing, debt for SSE’s Beatrice offshore wind close

Sponsors SSE, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and SDIC Power have reached financial close on the £2.6 billion ($3.7 million), 588MW Beatrice offshore wind project in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland

TRIG raises capital and plans new share issue

London-listed The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has raised £30.3 million through the issue of 30 million new shares at 101 pence each

Aggressive bidding for Karnataka solar auction

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development issued letters of approval this week for 910MW worth of new solar developments in the southwestern state in India