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  • Outstanding Individual of the Year – EMEA

    A well-known figure within the international infrastructure community, Karen Azoulay was a popular choice for this individual award from IJInvestor

  • IJInvestor Lifetime Achievement Award

    A true luminary of the infrastructure industry, Geoff Jackson needs little introduction and his recognition with this award is a fitting response to a career well played

  • IJInvestor Rising Star of the Year – EMEA

    Infrastructure is in the blood for Oliver Müllem and his selection as winner of the Rising Star of the Year Award for EMEA is a fitting accolade

  • Improving cost and efficiency when analysing visual data

    Large scale asset networks require huge amounts of oversight to maintain optimal safety and service levels. By using AI, the amount of data which can be processed on a continuous basis increases exponentially, while costs are simultaneously reduced

  • Sermsang's Binh Nguyen solar, Vietnam

    Thai power producer Sermsang Power achieved financial close on its 50MW Binh Nguyen solar park in central Vietnam, having commenced operations in 2019. The transaction sheds light on alternative ways foreign companies can enter the market and finance renewable projects under restrictive laws and regulations

  • Aburrá Oriente tunnel refi, Colombia

    Odinsa recently closed a Ps 700 billion refinancing for the Aburrá Oriente tunnel in a deal that broke new ground for the use of locally-placed bonds in Colombian project finance

  • Infra in Russia – an exciting investment destination

    Russia has been a very rewarding destination for public market investors – but what about private investment in Russian infrastructure, particularly given the lack of returns and opportunities available in the infrastructure market globally?

  • Solarnova 4 solar PV portfolio, Singapore

    Amid the buzz at COP26 of Southeast Asian countries adopting strategies for energy transition, Singaporean solar company Sunseap this month achieved financial close on a 70MW rooftop solar power portfolio

  • CDPQ, Cathay's Greater Changhua 1 acquisition, Taiwan

    Earlier this month, CDPQ and Cathay Capital completed their combined acquisition of 50% equity interest in part of Ørsted’s 900MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farm complex in the Taiwan Straits. IJGlobal talks with the Canadian institutional investor to learn more about this innovative deal

  • B247 Road PPP, Germany

    It proved to be second time lucky for the first federal road PPP in Germany that made it to financial close this September after a previous failed procurement in 2018

  • Jubail 3B IWP, Saudi Arabia

    There is no greater symbol of the SWPC's water sector revolution in the Kingdom than the splitting of Jubail IWPP into 2, the second of which – Jubail 3B – has now been put to financial close, by an Engie-led team

  • Climate change and COP26: Are we there yet?

    For those motivated by sustainability and the prevention of climate change, there is a feeling that the agreements reached at COP26 fall short of the radical change needed to stop the planet heating to levels that will lead to a climate-catastrophe

  • COP in the rearview – M&A to the fore

    Protesters and the political dregs are upping sticks from the COP26 summit to take “sustainable” transport solutions for the next hot air symposium as dust settles on more MoUs than you can shake a toothy grin at

  • Eyes turn to Build Back Better as House passes bipartisan infra bill

    Now that the US House of Representatives has passed the Biden administration's long-awaited $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, renewables market participants are eyeing a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill containing a host of federal tax credit incentives and a direct-pay option that could be voted on as soon as next week

  • Augean take-private

    A months-long struggle for ownership of UK-based waste management company Augean was bought to a close in October

  • Good COP, bad COP… and empty vessels

    As the first week of COP26 draws to a close, the time has come to marvel at world leaders dozing their way to oblivion and Greta Thunberg expanding her vocabulary, ably assisted by Glaswegians who consider swearing to be an art form

  • Brazil’s infra tipping point?

    Three years after Jair Bolsonaro came to power, the Brazilian president’s economic policies continue to redraw the national infrastructure map – and now his government is launching an all-out offensive to get more international investors in on the act

  • IJGlobal ESG Energy Deal of the Year, APAC/Africa – DBSA

    Our judges identified the Development Bank of Southern Africa as the winner of the Sub-Saharan Africa category, recognising the DFI for its issuance of its first ever €200 million green bond to target climate mitigation, adaptation, or indeed both

  • IJGlobal ESG Energy Deal of the Year, Americas – Jacaranda Solar

    Atlas Renewable Energy was a hit with the judges who were deeply impressed by the social impact achieved on Jacarandá Solar Project in Brazil combined with its wider programme to improve diversity

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