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  • Shamol Zarafshon Energy, Uzbekistan

    After much anticipation, Central Asia’s largest wind farm has reached financial close. IJGlobal provides a lens into the financing of the influential project that will significantly contribute to achieving Uzbekistan's goal of adding 3GW of wind power capacity by 2026

  • The great APAC digital divide

    In a region of great contrasts on the digital front, APAC shows real signs of playing a dominant role on digitalization in the years to come. This article - delivered in partnership with Allen & Overy - looks into developments on the ground...

  • Digital consumption drives APAC data center growth

    With investment in APAC digitization continuing to ramp up, the focus turns on a growing market where the appetite appears to be bottomless

  • 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

  • Bhola II gas-fired recapitalisation, Bangladesh

    The recapitalisation of the Bhola II gas-fired power plant was another step in the maturation of Bangladesh’s project finance market. The transaction innovated the domestic project finance market for power by bringing in a larger club of commercial banks, including two first-time participants in Bangladesh’s project finance market, and a new international equity holder

  • Abashiri biomass power plants, Japan

    Japan Petroleum Exploration-led consortium achieved financial close on 2 biomass power plants worth roughly $110 million – a testament that biomass is on a steady rise as an alternative for conventional power generation as countries around the globe accelerate energy transition

  • Nepal's hydropower market

    Nepal’s hydropower potential is tremendous, yet profoundly underdeveloped. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's government has pumped up the portion of run-of-river projects to 45% of the allocated quota for a 15GW target. This development signals the government's preference for more environmentally friendly assets

  • Energy Absolute's e-ferry transit portfolio, Thailand

    A new scene to combat Bangkok's congestion and pollution has emerged on the bustling Chao Phraya River as new electric ferries cruise the waters. IJGlobal unpacks the structuring of Thai renewable company Energy Absolute's debt package and the implications of the nearly $30 million project on the acceleration of e-mobility across Southeast Asia's transport sector

  • Cube Highways' portfolio refinancing, India

    The close of Cube Highways’ more than $440 million road portfolio refinancing in late April is another step in the maturation of India’s project finance market to recycle capital. IJGlobal unpacks the deal's context within the country's growing road InvIT market

  • BlackRock's solar power portfolio refinance, Taiwan

    US investment manager BlackRock Real Assets last month closed its first green financing in Asia Pacific – a $328 million loan to refinance a 186MW solar power portfolio in Taiwan

  • Uzbekistan renewables – Opening for commercial lenders

    As DFIs and ECAs continue to lay the groundwork for Uzbekistan’s budding project-finance market in renewables, commercial banks are gaining a seat at the table. IJGlobal examines transactions heading towards commercial and financial closure and offers insights into what may happen next

  • North East Link PPP, Australia

    The North East Link PPP boasts several accolades, the largest PPP project to date in Australia and – most notably – the first such development in the world, or so they repeatedly claim, to be procured using the “collaborative contracting model” where the procurement authority assumes a portion of the construction risk

  • Bulacan International Airport PPP Phase 1, Philippines

    After many years of hurdles and delays, Philippines conglomerate San Miguel reached the first step of materialising a $14 billion greenfield airport, which last month achieved financial close on phase 1's land development works

  • Navi Mumbai International Airport, India

    Adani has achieved financial close on the $2.6 billion Navi Mumbai International Airport PPP. The transaction sheds light on the airport’s complex pre-construction history, as well as more than a decade’s journey of obstacles that have led up to the financial close

  • An insight into Bangladesh’s PPP landscape

    By taking a look into Bangladesh’s PPPs projects – specifically on port and road PPPs – we can gain insight into Bangladesh’s current PPP landscape. Taking a look at ongoing projects, upcoming projects, and projects taken out of the PPP pipeline, we can understand the obstacles and challenges the government of Bangladesh has faced

  • Jeju Hanlim offshore wind farm, South Korea

    Kepco-led consortium last month achieved financial close on its first commercial offshore wind project – the $519 million, 100MW Jeju Hanlim offshore wind farm. The highly localised transaction involving domestic developers, financials, and advisers gives insights into the market’s expectations and appetite

  • Infra Dig Podcast – The GI Hub Fireside Chat

    The latest in the IJGlobal Infra Dig podcast series was broadcast today – a fireside chat with Global Infrastructure Hub chief executive Marie Lam-Frendo

  • Inpex’s investment in Muara Laboh, Indonesia geothermal

    As decarbonisation has climbed the oil and gas corporate agenda, the conventional wisdom is that the skills and technologies IOCs and NOCs possess will push geothermal forward. The confluence of social considerations and O&G’s cyclicality also factors into diversification. IJGlobal unpacks 2 recent transactions in Indonesia's secondary market

  • Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Farm, Taiwan

    Offshore wind power developers are focused on the Taiwan Strait as the government prepares to kick off the third auction round for 1.5GW offshore wind by June. The 298MW Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Farm valued at more than $2 billion builds the picture of a promising sector, having achieved financial close in December

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