The amount of project finance capital going into renewables has steadily increased over the past five years. Specifically, renewables has grown to just below 30% of project finance transactions closed in 2021 and such deals accounted for 60% of total volume
Deals in the niche energy-from-waste recycling sector are few and far between, rendering InfraVia Capital Partners’ acquisition of a 70% stake in Netherlands-based Blue Phoenix Group a transaction worthy of attention
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Global Infrastructure Partners are set to jointly acquire a 72.5% stake in European transport business, VTG Aktiengesellschaft, from Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Joachim Herz Stiftung for around €7 billion
ESG and technology in infrastructure and energy are front-and-centre for this week’s Infra Dig podcast as the focus turns to Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners – winner of the tech trophy in last year’s inaugural IJGlobal ESG Awards
In a flagrant display of self promotion, the Infra Dig podcast interviews the winner of one of last year’s IJGlobal ESG Awards… to ramp up publicity for this year’s event which is currently receiving submissions
While renewable investment in Europe has been on a stunning trajectory in recent years, not all opportunities within the space are equal. Geothermal assets such as HS Orka are a rarity in Europe and do not frequently come up for acquisition
Rv555 Sotrasambandet, Norway’s largest transport project to date, reached financial close earlier this year after a brief delay and with a slightly amended PPP contract to account for Covid-19 and geopolitical uncertainty
Provence Grand Large floating wind pilot – which is led by a consortium of EDF Renewables and Enbridge Eolien France – quietly reached financial close at the end of last year, marking the first floating wind farm to have benefited from limited-recourse debt financing from commercial banks
Few projects have the capacity to reduce infrastructure veterans to tears of frustration to quite the extent that Edinburgh Tram can. It will challenge even the sturdiest of rail professionals to keep a bottom lip from wobbling
Dublin’s metro system has long been mooted as an essential piece of infrastructure to promote greater mobility around Ireland’s capital… but it has also been the source of immense frustration for the infrastructure community
The IJGlobal Infra Dig podcast this week turns its focus on one of the most exciting projects on the planet – Xlinks – a landmark renewable energy development in Morocco with a 3,800km HVDC sub-sea cable to the UK
Greenlink – Europe’s first privately-financed interconnector project – which will connect the electricity networks of Ireland and Great Britain reached financial close at the beginning of March setting the scene for a number of similar transactions to proceed
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