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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • EXCLUSIVE IJ Podcasts S01 Ep01 – The almost right word

    IJ Podcasts' Episode 1 – The almost right word – of its inaugural season focuses on unpacking infrastructure as an asset class and the contours of infra finance. The venture capital industry, in particular, has tended not to have infra finance in its opportunity set. Our guests examine what infrastructure is and how the private sector has taken an increasingly expansive view of the asset class

  • Outstanding Individual of the Year – APAC

    Marko Bogoievski, chief executive of Morrison & Co – an inspirational infrastructure luminary and winner of IJInvestor’s APAC outstanding individual award

  • Sermsang's Binh Nguyen solar, Vietnam

    Thai power producer Sermsang Power achieved financial close on its 50MW Binh Nguyen solar park in central Vietnam, having commenced operations in 2019. The transaction sheds light on alternative ways foreign companies can enter the market and finance renewable projects under restrictive laws and regulations

  • Solarnova 4 solar PV portfolio, Singapore

    Amid the buzz at COP26 of Southeast Asian countries adopting strategies for energy transition, Singaporean solar company Sunseap this month achieved financial close on a 70MW rooftop solar power portfolio

  • CDPQ, Cathay's Greater Changhua 1 acquisition, Taiwan

    Earlier this month, CDPQ and Cathay Capital completed their combined acquisition of 50% equity interest in part of Ørsted’s 900MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farm complex in the Taiwan Straits. IJGlobal talks with the Canadian institutional investor to learn more about this innovative deal

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