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EXCLUSIVE Three bidders left for Oman’s Sohar/Ibri IPP

Three bidding groups remain in contention for the roughly 3,000MW Sohar/Ibri independent power project in Oman after a joint venture between Mitsubishi and Mubadala dropped out of the tender, a source close to the procurement told IJGlobal

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

UK outlines second power capacity auction

The UK government has set out its plans for the country’s second power capacity auction, which will procure an additional 45.4GW of backup supply for 2019 to 2020

Strong appetite among banks for Panama thermal

International lenders, among them Spanish and Japanese, are showing strong appetite for thermal projects, which are expected to compete for power purchase agreements (PPAs) in a government-led tender to be held in Panama

Saudi Arabia’s Fadhili CHP delayed again

Saudi Aramco and Saudi Electric Company (SEC) have pushed back the deadline for bidders submissions for the Fadhili combined heat and power project in Saudi Arabia

NSW launches ‘poles and wires’ privatisation tender

The New South Wales government has today issued a call for expressions of interest for the roughly A$20 billion ‘poles and wires’ privatisation, the sale of the state’s electricity network

Vattenfall sells final Danish coal plant

Sweden’s Vattenfall is to sell its 410MW Nordjylland coal-fired power plant in Denmark to district heating company Aalborg Forsyning for DKK 823 million ($123.6 million)

Tenaga approaches banks for 3B coal-fired

Tenaga has approached several banks about arranging a M$10 billion ($2.7 billion) sukuk financing for the 2,000MW 3B coal-fired power project in Malaysia

PLN appoints EPC contractor for Grati

PLN has appointed a consortium comprising Samsung, Lotte and Hutama Karya as engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the Grati power plant in Indonesia

Shanghai Electric wins second Thar coal-fired

Pakistan’s Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) has awarded the 1440MW Thar coal-fired power project in Sindh, Pakistan, to Shanghai Electric

Indonesia’s MAXpower signs corporate loan

MAXpower has signed a $222 million financing with a group of fourteen lenders to finance future projects and refinance existing debt

InterGen closes Millmerran coal-fired refinancing

InterGen, the majority owner and operator of the 850MW Millmerran coal-fired plant in Queensland, Australia, has closed a A$774 million ($598 million) refinancing

Mexico's CFE announces new energy projects

Mexico’s national electricity commission (CFE) said yesterday (22 June 2015) that it plans to tender 24 energy infrastructure projects, which call for for approximately $9.8 billion of new investment

Gazprom to develop Serbian gas plant

State-backed Russian oil giant Gazprom is to build a €140 million ($158.8 million) 208MW, combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) project in Pancevo, Serbia

Porr to acquire Bilfinger Infrastructure

Austria-based construction company Porr, through subsidiary Porr Bau, has agreed to purchase Bilfinger Infrastructure, which is based in Poland

Eranove signs concession for Kenie hydro in Mali

Independent power producer Eranove Group, formerly Finagestion, has signed a 30-year concession with the government of Mali for the construction of the new 42MW Kenie hydro power plant

IFC considers Bangladeshi gas power loan

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is considering lending $20.5 million to United Power’s proposed $170 million 195MW Ashuganj combined cycle reciprocating gas engine power project in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh

Idaho approves PPA between BYU and PacifiCorp

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has approved the power purchase agreement (PPA) between Brigham Young University-Idaho’s (BYU) 5.6MW co-generation facility and PacifiCorp

Mandate nears for Acwa on Egypt’s Dairut gas-fired

The Egyptian government is close to awarding the 2,250MW Dairut gas-fired project to the sole bidding group led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power, according to sources close to the deal

PSEG Power buys Keys Energy Center

PSEG Power closed the acquisition of the 755MW Keys Energy Center from Ares EIF and Genesis Power on Tuesday (16 June 2015)