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  • Indonesia’s infrastructure: the road to post-Covid recovery

    Indonesia's first wave of coronavirus outbreak crashed into the archipelago in April 2020. Some eight months later, IJGlobal's Civi Yap explores how the world's fourth-most populous country may recover through infrastructure development

  • Java 9 & 10 coal-fired, Indonesia

    Controversy has long swirled around Java 9 & 10 – Indonesia’s coal-fired power plant complex in Banten. The $3.4 billion project in November 2020 achieved financial close, while facing vociferous international and local opposition. The project also paves the way for a fresh equity structure in major power projects in Indonesia

  • Sendai-Gamo biomass, Japan

    Aligned with the Sendai City Earthquake Disaster Reconstruction Plan, the roughly $527 million Sendai-Gamo biomass power plant project arose from the detritus of the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami off the Pacific coast of Tohoku on 11 March 2011 that racked more than 21,000 causalities, including nearly 16,000 deaths

  • Columboola Solar PV, Australia

    The Columboola solar park in Queensland reached financial close in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and stands testament to the resilience of the renewables market in Australia

  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – Refinancing Shortlist

    IJInvestor – the IJGlobal sister title focused on infrastructure fund activity and global infra/energy M&A – is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Refinancing categories in our annual awards

  • Lifting the veil on Vietnam LNG

    International investors are increasingly turning their eyes towards the emerging LNG sector in Vietnam. However, with the government's vision to boost renewables and LNG, is Vietnam capable of achieving its ambitious goals? What should developers, financiers and advisers be looking out for?

  • Floatovoltaics: A portmanteau with pizzazz

    From the world’s first pilot system in Aichi, Japan, some 13 years ago to Marubeni's 181MW project in western Taiwan that closed in April 2020 with a NT$7.2 billion ($239 million) debt package, it is not surprising Asia dominates the market for floating solar, or floatovoltaics

  • Top Trumps – wind turbines

    R&D is leading the turbine manufacturer agenda, rolling out ever-larger units for a market that is not ready to deploy them. In such a fast-moving environment, it is only a matter of time before their efforts pay dividends, writes IJGlobal reporter Elliot Hayes...

  • IJGlobal Magazine – Power & Renewables Report

    This story has been created to host the ING-sponsored IJGlobal Power & Renewables Report – a key component of the Autumn 2020 IJGlobal Magazine – that was published this week in digital format, due to the coronavirus pandemic

  • IJGlobal Magazine – Autumn 2020 issue

    IJGlobal is delighted today to publish the autumn edition of the IJGlobal Magazine – including the Power & Renewables Report – once again in digital format, due to the coronavirus pandemic

  • Training policymakers to drive digital infrastructure

    One of the greatest challenges facing policymakers is how to transform countries digitally. One of the best ways to achieve this – according to M&E Global managing partner William Cox – is through training, qualifying and motivating them to draft laws and rules favorable to digitalized economies

  • Almaty Ring Road PPP, Kazakhstan

    The Kazakh tenge has been volatile and eventually collapses 50% against the US dollar just days before the selection committee opens the financial-bid envelopes to develop the Almaty Ring Road PPP project. It is November 2015 and bidders are increasingly anxious. IJGlobal unpacks a road of many firsts

  • PPPs in Australia's infra-led recovery

    Australia's PPP pipeline could be set for a boost as politicians in state and federal governments around the country have fast-tracked infrastructure approvals and allocated billions in new budget, as they aim for a construction-led economic recovery from Covid-19. After a surprise PPP cancellation in Victoria, signals for PPP players are mixed...

  • IJInvestor Awards – open for entries

    IJInvestor – the IJGlobal title tracking fund deployment and infrastructure/energy M&A activity – has now gone live with the portal for its 2020 awards celebrating achievements and individuals across a global playing field

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The Societe Generale Interview

    Societe Generale enjoyed great success in the 2019 calendar year, landing it the coveted role of Global MLA of the Year for infrastructure, energy and mining deals closed – voted on by independent judging teams in London, New York, Singapore and Dubai

  • IJGlobal Magazine – The Awards Special

    The summer issue of the IJGlobal Magazine is published today in digital format only. IJGlobal took the decision in the interests of safety not to publish the hard copy due to the coronavirus pandemic

  • Ichthys LNG refinancing, Australia

    Lead sponsors Inpex Corporation and Total in June 2020 refinanced all Ichthys LNG's project debt, which sized at $8.29 billion and is said to be the largest refinancing of a PF facility. Liquidity from commercial banks was surprisingly strong, given the timing amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and an oil price crash, with debt pricing significantly reduced

  • Gazipur II power plant, Bangladesh

    Gazipur II – a 300MW heavy fuel oil (HFO) power plant in Kodda – reached financial close amid a growing debate about the future of Bangladesh's power sector. It is the country's first IPP financed only by commercial lenders

  • IJGlobal Survey – Global Digital Infrastructure

    IJGlobal this week published a survey to gauge understanding and preparedness for Digital Infrastructure – a burgeoning sector that we anticipate will benefit massively from international stimulus packages to revitalise economies post Covid-19

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