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  • Vietnam's wind, solar projects stuck amid regulatory risks

    Lengthy and inconclusive talks between the Vietnamese government, state-owned utility, and solar and wind power developers over a policy decision have left at least 3.5GW of these renewable assets idle. IJGlobal takes a closer look at the situation and some possible solutions

  • Offshore wind – LatAm’s mission to Mars

    Offshore wind in Latin America is generating conversation, if not power, as its governments attempt to meet ambitious energy transition goals

  • Monsoon Wind Farm, Laos

    Impact Electron Siam-led consortium's 600MW cross-border onshore wind power project – which will export electricity from Laos to Vietnam – brings the Mekong Delta region closer in realising power interconnection and integration

  • IJGlobal Awards 2022 – APAC Company Winners

    The Asia Pacific winners of the coveted IJGlobal Awards 2022 company prize category were announced yesterday evening at a gala dinner at Park Royal – Beach Road, Singapore

  • IJGlobal Awards 2022 – Asia Pacific Deal Winners

    The Asia Pacific winners of the IJGlobal Awards 2022 in the deals category were announced yesterday evening amidst much fanfare and revelry at Park Royal Hotel on Beach Road in Singapore

  • Growing scope for the Indian data center industry

    The explosion of data consumption and digitalization in India has put the nation in a sweet spot for the data center industry. The nation of over 1.4 billion people is promising to offer good infrastructure, a favorable regulatory framework, and the liquidity to the capital hungry industry. How will the benefits outweigh the challenges? IJGlobal analyses

  • Ratch's acquisition of Nexif's SEA, Oz portfolio

    Thai infrastructure giant Ratch's acquisition of Asia Pacific-focused renewable energy platform Nexif Energy, which closed in December 2022, is the product of an existing relationship between the buyer and seller, Denham Capital

  • GI Hub reveals Asia's resilience during high inflation

    Asia’s infrastructure markets can leverage increasingly mature sustainable instruments and the availability of multilaterals to stay resilient amid rapid inflation and rising interest rates. IJGlobal shares insights with Henri Blas, chief content officer of Global Infrastructure Hub, about global trends of private investment in infrastructure in relation to Asia

  • NeuConnect Interconnector, UK / Germany

    The first direct link between UK and Germany’s electricity grids – the NeuConnect interconnector – reached financial close in July 2022, in a deal supporting post-Brexit cooperation on energy policies

  • Japan offshore wind: under revamp

    Japan last month launched a bid review for 3 offshore wind sites, which had stalled as the government revised the auction law. IJGlobal shares insights from market insiders who are hopeful that the under-revamped auction process will bring greater opportunity for investment

  • Unlocking clean energy with next-gen investment tech

    The amount of project finance capital going into renewables has steadily increased over the past five years. Specifically, renewables has grown to just below 30% of project finance transactions closed in 2021 and such deals accounted for 60% of total volume

  • Ferrocarril Central refi, Uruguay

    Uruguay’s largest ever infrastructure project came a step closer to reality last month as its sponsors completed a $475 million refinancing, providing extra cashflow for new investments while strengthening the project’s long-term financial footing

  • 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

  • Greenlink Interconnector, UK / Ireland

    Greenlink – Europe’s first privately-financed interconnector project – which will connect the electricity networks of Ireland and Great Britain reached financial close at the beginning of March setting the scene for a number of similar transactions to proceed

  • Araguaia Ferronickel Mine, Brazil

    With the nickel market’s prospects transformed after 2 years of intense focus on the practicalities of the energy transition, Horizonte Minerals last month closed a $633 million project finance package for its Araguaia ferronickel mine – a Tier 1 project which could bolster Brazil’s status as a long-term source for the world’s nickel needs

  • Karapinar Solar PV Plant, Turkey

    The Kalyon Enerji Yatırımlar successfully reached financial close on Turkey’s largest solar plant – the Karapinar project – in December 2021 despite facing numerous obstacles including currency volatility, political uncertainty and navigating the challenges of the pandemic

  • Brazil’s thriving infrastructure market

    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

  • Green bonds – bridging the infra funding gap

    Debt capital markets and project bonds represent one of the keys to unlocking the flow of long-term yield chasing western institutional capital needed to address this infrastructure gap. One of the most exciting developments in this space in recent years has been the growth in green project bonds targeted at climate impact reduction infrastructure investments.

  • Mumbai-Pune Expressway's Missing Link, India

    Thanks to the world's widest and one of India’s longest tunnels, travellers going from Mumbai to Pune will save 25 to 30 minutes by the end of 2023. The so-called Missing Link’s blend of annuity and toll payments innovates the Indian project finance market

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