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  • FSTA - the UK's largest PFI to date

    The UK's largest PFI transaction to replace a fleet of Royal Air Force refuelling aircraft has finally reached financial close with seven banks financing the deal in the long-running controversial FSTA scheme

  • Yemen: Jabal Salab's Zinc Mine

    The Jabal Salab zinc mining project reached financial close on US$120 million of limited-recourse debt on 19 February 2008 - marking Yemen's entrance into the global project finance market.

  • Douro Litoral toll road - Portugal

    Portugal is a country that has great potential and enthusiasm for project finance, but hesitancy over frequent changes of party's in power has tempered a market that started with a bang, but evaporated quickly

  • US Gulf LNG Clean Energy

    Gulf LNG's US$1.1 billion project financing for the first receiving terminal in the US since early 2005 has reached financial close, bringing much-needed investment to the troubled Mississippi State

  • Emal Taweelah Aluminium Smelter

    Emirates Aluminum's Dubai Aluminium Mubadala project financing to construct the world's biggest smelter in Abu Dhabi - the largest single commercial financing to date for any project in the Gulf and comes as the latest example of how Gulf states ar

  • Any Old Wind That Blows (Enertrag in Germany)

    In the early days of the wind energy industry, a lot of industry discussion was riddled with umlauts and contained phrases like 'die größte und leistungsfähigste Windenergieanlage der Welt'

  • Mexican transport - syndication of FARAC Group 1

    Mexico's economic and financial stability has resulted in a surge of activity on the transport front - particularly in road building - making it an attractive market to foreign sponsors, with the Spanish giants leading the way

  • Hope Hospital Salford PFI

    The Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authority in conjunction with Balfour Beatty's specialist concession company Consort Healthcare has reached financial close on the long-delayed £178 million PFI project to redevelop Hope Hospital in Salford

  • Trinergy: the good, the bad and the epilogue

    Over the past year, the 648MW Trinergy wind portfolio has twice drawn a collective 'ooh' and 'aah' from renewable project finance community - first for its €1.13 billion refinancing with Royal Bank of Scotland last December and, more recently, for the €1.

  • North Middlesex and UK PFI Hospital Market

    The financial close of the North Middlesex PFI hospital project earlier this month is the latest project to signal a continuation of health sector deal flow in the UK PFI market

  • Egypt's EAgrium fertiliser plant

    EAgrium - one of Egypt's largest first-time financing projects - closed at the end of last month with a project value of US$1.4 billion financed solely through equity and bank debt. The notable absence of assistance from multilateral or export credit agen

  • Namibia’s Cell One financing

    The project financing of Namibia's second mobile phone network has been finalised with work already underway to provide the African nation with greater competition in its telecoms provision

  • Maher Terminals acquistion

    The container port and terminal business is changing rapidly and - against a background of globalisation-driven rapid demand growth - the sector has been attracting massive new inward investment - both from operating companies and external investors

  • Qatargas 4: Qatar completes US$30bn LNG series

    Qatargas 4 is the last of the Qatar's massive Qatargas series of integrated gas and LNG development projects worth a total of US$30 billion. With the US$6 billion project, the tiny Arab state has reaches the conclusion of its highly-successful LNG program

  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre project, Ontario

    Financial close of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre redevelopment project in Toronto stands testament to the ongoing success of the ReNew Ontario social infrastructure programme

  • Peterborough Hospitals PFI Project

    The latest health project in the UK government's PFI programme to reach financial close is the Peterborough hospitals scheme - proving to be both complicated and significant to the PFI market

  • Solaris - an event horizon

    As renewables projects go, the 20MW solar photovoltaic Solaris energy park serves as a pathfinder project, financed through the capital markets and benefiting from the highest tariff available for the technology in Spain

  • Peru's Interoceanica 4 road: the Brazilian connection

    In late April, Brazil's construction champions Camargo Correa, Andrade Gutierrez and Queiroz Galvao once again stormed the transport market in Peru with the financial close of the US$562 million Intersur toll road - writes Vander Caceres

  • Refinancing of Daegu 4th Beltway

    The Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund (MKIF) has closed the refinancing of its existing US$96 million loan facility in South Korea - the Daegu East Circulation Road Company (DECRC) - a concession company which operates the Daegu 4th Beltway

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