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Corvias Group makes senior appointments

US-based developer Corvias Group has promoted John DiBari, who has been with the company since 2006, to the role of senior vice-president for finance

Yorkshire Water to tackle derivatives liability

Yorkshire Water is understood to be planning a restructuring that would remove its exposure to potential large payments under its inflation swap portfolio

MIGA provides Colombia financing guarantee to KfW

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is providing a guarantee of $95 million to KfW for their long-term financing to Colombia's Financiera de Desarrollo Territorial (Findeter)

Sydney Desalination refinancing signs

Hastings and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have signed on a A$1.656 billion ($1.3 billion) refinancing for the Sydney Desalination Plant in Australia

Paul Hastings hires three LatAm partners from A&O

Paul Hastings has hired three senior Latin America project finance attorneys from Allen & Overy (A&O) - Robert Kartheiser, Cahtleen McLaughlin and Bruno Soares

QEWC to build new Qatar desalination plant

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has selected fellow state-owned institution Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) to build a new reverse osmosis desalination plant in the country

OPWP seeks advisers for Salalah IWP

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has issued a request for proposals for advisers on the development of a new independent water project (IWP) in the city of Salalah

Final bid deadline for Qatar’s Facility D

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has set a final deadline for bids on its Facility D independent power and water project of the end of March 2015

Construction contractors selected for Thames Tideway Tunnel

Thames Water has selected the preferred contractors for the three construction lots for the £4.2 billion ($6.5 billion) Thames Tideway Tunnel super sewer, with Ferrovial and Laing O’Rourke taking the largest contract

IFC mulls Brazilian infra fund investment

GP Investimentos has approached the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for an equity contribution of up to $50 million in a 12-year closed-end private equity fund

Argentina signs OFID aqueduct loan

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has signed its first-ever public sector loan agreement with Argentina for a water supply project in the Santa Fé Province

MOP shortlists more firms for Punilla reservoir PPP

Chile's Ministry of Public Works (MOP) has prequalified more bidders in the forthcoming tender for the $387 million La Punilla reservoir project in Chile's Bío Bío region

IFC invests in China Everbright Water

The IFC has signed an agreement to invest $35 million in China Everbright Water, one of China’s leading wastewater treatment companies

Two groups re-enter bids for Abu Rawash wastewater

The two remaining bidders for the Abu Rawash wastewater project have submitted new bids, as the long-delayed tender beginning to gather pace

Severn Trent commences share buyback

UK water utiltiy Severn Trent announces it will commence a £100 million ($152 million) share buy back programme, to move toward a higher net debt/regulatory capital value gearing ratio of 62.5%

Hermes GPE infra fund due for April final close

The Hermes GPE infrastructure fund is planning to raise roughly £75 million ($114 million) at its final close in April which would bring the fund to about £900 million, after the latest close took place on 31 December 2014

City of Saint John issues RFP for water treatment PPP

The City of Saint John in the Canadian province of New Brunswick has issued request for proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams for its water treatment PPP project, IJGlobal has learnt

FCC appoints new directors

Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim has appointed new directors to the board of Spanish construction firm FCC following his recent acquisition of a 25.6% stake