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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.

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

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

Kepler unveils plans for UK tidal fence

Sponsor Kepler Energy developing a £143 million ($225 million), 30MW tidal energy fence project in the Bristol Channel in the United Kingdom

EDF closes acquisition of Salt Fork Wind

EDF Renewable Energy has closed the acquisition of the Salt Fork Wind project in Texas from Cielo Wind Power

Macquarie to sell French wind to ERG Renew

The Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund (MEIF) has signed on the sale of 63.4MW of French wind assets to ERG Renew, with the deal expected to close in late July