Welcome to the Friday Editorial, dear friends. Pull up a seat. Make yourself comfortable as I have a chilling tale to tell you… one that’ll curdle your blood, turn your hair grey(er) and have you wailing in terror as you face your doooooom
Having performed impressively in the MENA IJGlobal Awards 2021 – picking up trophies for 5 major transactions to have closed in the last calendar year – Standard Chartered takes time to run through its performance over the judging period and looks to the future
Having spent the last couple of weeks riffing off the funds report, it seems only fair now to gnaw knuckles and take a closer look at our first quarter greenfield report for infrastructure financing… which has a very different tale to tell
Given the upsurge in activity on the interconnector front as nations increasingly focus on achieving energy security, the Infra Dig podcast series this week turns towards an interesting sector in the greenfield as well as secondary space
The North East Link PPP boasts several accolades, the largest PPP project to date in Australia and – most notably – the first such development in the world, or so they repeatedly claim, to be procured using the “collaborative contracting model” where the procurement authority assumes a portion of the construction risk
If you view the world in a certain way – say, looking at the global infra / energy sector as a gargantuan feeding trough filled with swill (assets), and the funds as a rotund set of piggies – well, it’d be entirely fair to say that the former’s overflowing and the latter have their snouts well and truly inserted
Zouk’s sale last month of UK-based electric vehicle charging company InstaVolt logged a market first in the sector with a pure-play, mega infrastructure fund acquiring 100% of the asset as increasing maturity opens the door to consolidation
Brazil’s business environment is booming with foreign investors confident in the investment climate that the country has cultivated. This success is tied into specific stand-out industries in Brazilian infrastructure – such as transport, which has long been a cornerstone of growth for the country and will see continuous upward momentum in 2022
As governments around the world look to secure low-carbon baseload energy and nail down security of supply, small modular reactors are going to feature increasingly on agendas as they move from drawing board to implementation
This week’s Infra Dig podcast – The PPP Risk Game – sees IJGlobal continue its series of interviews with infrastructure and energy experts, today’s fireside chat with established PPP insurance specialist Warren Beardall
For the final podcast in a series of 3, Dr Tim Stone CBE joins IJGlobal editorial director Angus Leslie Melville to investigate the impact of the Ukraine invasion and energy security issues, before launching into the planned discussion on base-load technologies
Ian Dixon – an infrastructure and energy specialist of more than 30 years’ standing – joins IJGlobal editorial director Angus Leslie Melville on the Infra Dig podcast series to discuss all matters energy, and the global shift to renewables
Dr Tim Stone CBE joins IJGlobal editorial director Angus Leslie Melville in the second in a series of 3 podcasts where he delves into the future of nuclear investment, primarily in the UK but also with an international focus
Offshore wind power developers are focused on the Taiwan Strait as the government prepares to kick off the third auction round for 1.5GW offshore wind by June. The 298MW Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Farm valued at more than $2 billion builds the picture of a promising sector, having achieved financial close in December
While IJGlobal never takes a political stance and tends to steer clear of covering international developments that have limited or no impact on infrastructure and energy… this clearly is not the case with the war being waged by Russia against Ukraine
There’s an old Italian saying “tutto il mondo è un paese”, and never has this been truer than it has been this week as petrol prices surge and – with the wisdom of herd creatures (possibly sheep) – the masses rush to buy electric vehicles
With 3 judging sessions now having been staged for IJGlobal Awards 2021 – APAC and LatAm yet to undergo Judgment Day – the time has arrived to reflect on the process... which included a bullet proof vest and a peleton (we suspect)
It is our annual delight to announce the judging team for Europe and Africa – a fine selection of established industry professionals who will bring their experience to bear while assessing submissions for IJGlobal Awards 2021
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