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  • Abashiri biomass power plants, Japan

    Japan Petroleum Exploration-led consortium achieved financial close on 2 biomass power plants worth roughly $110 million – a testament that biomass is on a steady rise as an alternative for conventional power generation as countries around the globe accelerate energy transition

  • Nepal's hydropower market

    Nepal’s hydropower potential is tremendous, yet profoundly underdeveloped. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's government has pumped up the portion of run-of-river projects to 45% of the allocated quota for a 15GW target. This development signals the government's preference for more environmentally friendly assets

  • Rv555 road PPP, Norway

    Rv555 Sotrasambandet, Norway’s largest transport project to date, reached financial close earlier this year after a brief delay and with a slightly amended PPP contract to account for Covid-19 and geopolitical uncertainty

  • Why Brazil is a market to watch

    As Latin America’s largest economy, Brazil has long been a destination for foreign direct investment and international trade – and it’s showing no signs of slowing down in the future

  • The Mariana dam collapse and its impact on infra

    There has been extensive commentary on the SEC’s recent action against Vale in New York for violating antifraud and reporting provisions of the federal securities laws by making false and misleading statements about dam safety in the company’s sustainability reports and other environmental, social and governance disclosures. The alleged violations relate to the building of the Brumadinho dam

  • Provence Grand Large floating wind, France  

    Provence Grand Large floating wind pilot – which is led by a consortium of EDF Renewables and Enbridge Eolien France – quietly reached financial close at the end of last year, marking the first floating wind farm to have benefited from limited-recourse debt financing from commercial banks

  • Infra Dig – Nightmare on Edinburgh Tram

    Few projects have the capacity to reduce infrastructure veterans to tears of frustration to quite the extent that Edinburgh Tram can. It will challenge even the sturdiest of rail professionals to keep a bottom lip from wobbling

  • Washington DC Smart Street Lighting P3

    The District of Columbia reached financial close on its inaugural P3 project - DC Smart Street Lighting - last month with a final debt package of roughly $160 million

  • Infra Dig – Maxine Ghavi on BESS and microgrids

    Battery energy storage systems and microgrids have shot up the agenda as they made the comfortable transition from Core + to a distinctly Core infrastructure investment

  • 3i Infrastructure's TCR consolidation, Belgium

    When 3i Infrastructure and DWS first bought into TCR it caused ripples across the market at a time when Core + was first being coined. Now 3i is consolidating its position...

  • Energy Absolute's e-ferry transit portfolio, Thailand

    A new scene to combat Bangkok's congestion and pollution has emerged on the bustling Chao Phraya River as new electric ferries cruise the waters. IJGlobal unpacks the structuring of Thai renewable company Energy Absolute's debt package and the implications of the nearly $30 million project on the acceleration of e-mobility across Southeast Asia's transport sector

  • Infra Dig – Metrolink: a monumental stinker?

    Dublin’s metro system has long been mooted as an essential piece of infrastructure to promote greater mobility around Ireland’s capital… but it has also been the source of immense frustration for the infrastructure community

  • ESG – another person’s poison

    When ESG first reared its head, most folk furrowed brows and disappeared down the rabbit hole of debate which featured repeat analogies where meat and poison feature repeatedly

  • Conexión Pacífico 2 refi, Colombia

    It’s been a busy 18 months for Colombia’s Conexión Pacífico 2 highway PPP with the addition of a new shareholder, completion of construction – and financial close of the second stage of a combined $470 million dual-currency refinancing

  • Cube Highways' portfolio refinancing, India

    The close of Cube Highways’ more than $440 million road portfolio refinancing in late April is another step in the maturation of India’s project finance market to recycle capital. IJGlobal unpacks the deal's context within the country's growing road InvIT market

  • Infra Dig – Simon Morrish on Xlinks

    The IJGlobal Infra Dig podcast this week turns its focus on one of the most exciting projects on the planet – Xlinks – a landmark renewable energy development in Morocco with a 3,800km HVDC sub-sea cable to the UK

  • Unlocking private capital for energy transition

    Jason Zhengrong Lu, head of the Global Infrastructure Facility, takes a look at the challenge being faced by the market to unlock private capital to deliver energy transition

  • Infra Dig – Agnes Mazurek, Project Finance Masterclass

    IJGlobal is standing true to its mission to further the understanding of the infrastructure and energy asset classes with its latest podcast – a masterclass on project finance

  • Antin Spanish fibre sale, Lyntia Networks

    AXA IM Alts and Swiss Life Asset Managers in May agreed to acquire Spanish fibre business Lyntia Networks from Antin Infrastructure Partners following a 6-month sale process

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