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  • Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal

    The refinancing of Queensland's Dalrymple Bay coal terminal - which accounts for 6 per cent of the world's coal trade - comes at the confluence of the two major trends in Australian project financing.

  • Birmingham Acute and Adult Psychiatric Hospitals PFI

    The project to build a new 1,213 bed hospital and mental health centre to serve the UK's second largest city reached close this week becoming the tightest-margined healthcare deal to close this year.

  • University of Sheffield accommodation project

    A Bovis Lend Lease and HSBC Infrastructure Funds consortium went to the debt capital markets to fund a project to consolidate and renew a large part of the University of Sheffield's Student Accommodation portfolio under a PFI-like structure

  • Barts and the Royal London hospitals PFI

    The £1bn (US$1.86bn) new hospitals programme to redevelop the flagship St Barts and The Royal London hospitals in London reached financial close after over eight years in the making. The largest health PFI project in the UK to-date, Barts closed according

  • Rio do Fogo windfarm project

    There are a handful of frameworks through which governments can incentivise the private sector to develop renewable projects but the predominant approach essentially comes down to the age-old 'stick'/'carrot' proverb - they either mandate developers to en

  • M6 Budapest-Dunaujváros wrapped bond refinancing

    After the political wrangles and hasty re-nationalisations of the last decade, Hungary's road privatisation programme finally seems to have come of age.

  • Plum Point coal-fired power plant

    During the initial merchant power boom at the start of the millennium, coal had become a dirty word - write Vander Caceres and Simon Ellis.

  • Aspire Defence's Allenby Connaught MoD PFI

    Financial close for the UK MoD’s Allenby Connaught project sponsored by Carillion, KBR and HSBC has taken longer than anticipated, but the size and structure of the bonds have broken new grounds and will serve as a benchmark transaction

  • Highland closure - the region's second schools PFI

    Scotland's second Highland Schools PFI project - a deal that stands out as the largest Scottish school-building programme and the biggest UK bond-financed education PPP to date - has closed

  • ASAlliances Biofuels Ethanol portfolio

    Ethanol has long been seen as the country cousin of conventional fuels such as petroleum and diesel, but things are changing fast.

  • French road project - the A41 motorway

    The last year - 2005 - marked a turning point for project finance in France. It turned out to be a monumental year that saw the French government finally address the issue of a wider adoption of PPP-style investment - with the first real transport project

  • Freeport LNG - Texas import terminal

    The road to the realisation of Freeport LNG in the US is one with many twists and turns - but with construction advanced and financing secure, the project will become one of the first of a new wave of LNG import terminals for the power-hungry US market in

  • M1/Westlink – Northern Ireland’s first PPP highway

    The M1/Westlink DBFO project - won by a Bilfinger Berger-led consortium last year - is crucial to Northern Ireland's economy as the key access route into the Irish Republic.

  • Cerro Verde copper mine expansion - Peru

    Cerro Verde’s US$850 million mine expansion financing included the largest project financing for a mining project in Latin America in 2005 – US$450 million. In doing so it brought together Japanese export credit agency JBIC commercial banks, kfW – with a

  • Barcelona's pioneering justice PPP

    The €325m (US$385m) Barcelona Judicial Courts PPP project is the pioneer of non-road project finance in Spain. Even if it closed on at the end of last year, its path since it was awarded more than two years ago is that of a true pathfinder deal in the Ibe

  • The UK MoD's Skynet 5 restructuring

    When the MoD closed the UK's Skynet 5 - the country's largest PFI project of all time - it was immediately apparent that it needed to be bigger yet. And that was what prompted its restructure. A value-for-money, cutting edge refinancing was exactly what t

  • Israel’s Ashkelon desalination DBFO project

    The question of water - where should it be obtained from, who should manage it, how much is really needed - has long got people hot under the collar in the Middle East and Israel is no exception. But with the start of operations at Ashkelon - the Israeli

  • Rain-making Spanish irrigation project

    Spain’s €1.5 billion (US$1.9bn) Segarra-Garrigues irrigation project to breathe life into a large part of central Catalonia is one of those projects ...

  • Bassetlaw grouped schools PFI, UK

    Transform Schools – the PFI consortium made up of Balfour Beatty and Innisfree – has closed one of the UK’s largest grouped school projects to date, the ambitious £135m Bassetlaw in the English Midlands,

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