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  • 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

  • Biden extends Trump-era solar tariffs with one major exception

    The Biden administration has decided to draw out Trump-era solar tariffs for 4 more years, but is making an exception for bifacial solar panel technology, which has soured the outlook of some solar panel manufacturers, but is still considered a win for developers of solar projects

  • IJGlobal Awards 2021 – Asia Pacific Judging Team

    We are delighted to announce the judging team for Asia Pacific – an esteemed group of infrastructure professionals who will gather to debate and discuss company submissions for IJGlobal Awards 2021

  • Rio de Janeiro public lighting, Brazil

    Brazil’s emerging smart city sector took a significant step forward in November 2021 as Rio de Janeiro’s public lighting PPP – the second-largest in the country so far – reached financial close

  • Can PF lenders truly influence ESG compliance?

    I recall the times, less than a decade ago, when project sponsors, were pushing back on ongoing undertakings re Equator Principles compliance in the finance documentation of greenfield projects

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sembcorp's S$675 million SLB, Singapore

    In September, Sembcorp Industries raised $501 million through its inaugural sustainability-linked bond, anchored by a $110 million investment from IFC. The issuance sets the scene for an emerging financing instrument in the Southeast Asian energy sector as the region showcases decarbonisation strategies at COP26

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