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  • Ontario's Prince Wind I and II

    After getting off to a flying start in the mid-90s, Canada's wind energy industry hit a something of a trough coming into the new millennium. But the last three years or so have seen the sector rally

  • £160 million refinancing of Swindon hospital

    The issue of refinancing hospitals last week has seen Bank of Scotland PFI experts breaking the ice after a two-year stalemate, with the £160 million (US$300m) refinancing of Swindon hospital

  • Limerick road tunnel

    Limerick road tunnel is one of the largest infrastructure projects to close to date in Ireland and has set a benchmark for global transport projects for an interesting financing structure involving the first use of a conduit facility - writes Angus Leslie

  • M6 Birmingham Expressway refinancing

    Running the UK's first real toll road was always likely to require a delicate balance of private commercial nous and public tact - and so it has proved.

  • Viridis landfill gas portfolio

    Spring 2006 saw the Viridis Clean Energy Group - an Australian investment fund - secure ownership of a portfolio of power plants fueled with landfill gas in England, Scotland and Wales. By the end of the summer, Viridis had tied up project financing for t

  • Interoceanica Norte real toll road

    A thriving South American market has just added a unique bond financing deal to its continental portfolio - the US$213 IIRSA Norte bond, issued to finance a road connecting the Peru coast with the Amazon region

  • Essen’s proton therapy centre – Germany’s first health PPP

    Essen university hospital's groundbreaking proton therapy centre in north western Germany closed in early summer as the first signed PPP deal in the country's health sector

  • UK MoD's £1.15bn Northwood PPP

    The £1.15 billion contract for the redevelopment, management and operation of facilities at the Northwood Headquarters site outside London stands out as a deal that signals the continued rise of UK ministry of defence PPP sector

  • Tel Aviv 431 shadow toll highway

    The Israeli project finance market has come of age with the close of the country's largest deal to date - the US$400 million financing of the 431 highway, the southern section of the Tel Aviv ring road

  • IJ half year 2006 transport review

    IJ Reseach & Analysis' half year tables show a 2.5 times growth in transport project finance on the first half of 2005 - IJ features editor Simon Ellis and research associate Vander Caceres explain the trends driving the sector.

  • Scotland's South Lanarkshire schools PFI

    The UK's largest schools PFI for Scotland's South Lanarkshire council closed on 29 June 2006 with a record-breaking education bond issue worth up to £352.2 million (US$650m)

  • 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

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