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  • IJGlobal Awards – Standard Chartered Video

    Having performed impressively in the MENA IJGlobal Awards 2021 – picking up trophies for 5 major transactions to have closed in the last calendar year – Standard Chartered takes time to run through its performance over the judging period and looks to the future

  • Acciona’s ISTP batch 2, Saudi Arabia

    An Acciona-led consortium reached simultaneous financial close on a fleet of wastewater projects, the second such batch of ISTPs to have been procured by Saudi Water Partnership Company

  • Reverse osmosis – tech favourite for the Middle East

    The Middle East is the most water-scarce region in the world. It is home to nearly 6% of the worldwide population but has only 2% of the water reserves

  • Jazan utility assets acquisition, Saudi Arabia

    Late last year a Saudi Aramco-backed JV of ACWA Power and Air Products closed on a $12 billion deal for what has been claimed to be the world’s largest integrated project for gasification, hydrogen production, and combined cycle energy – the Jazan assets acquisition

  • Red Sea Project utilities, Saudi Arabia

    An ACWA Power-led consortium has achieved financial close on a utilities package that includes the provision of captive power – from renewable sources only – to supply the inputs and outputs for the off-grid Red Sea Project

  • IJGlobal Awards 2021 – MENA Judging Team

    The IJ team has once again pulled together an impressive line-up of judges for the Middle East and North Africa region of IJGlobal Awards 2021, ensuring that we once again host what we believe to be the most peer-review and independent events in the infrastructure and energy calendar

  • Jubail 3B IWP, Saudi Arabia

    There is no greater symbol of the SWPC's water sector revolution in the Kingdom than the splitting of Jubail IWPP into 2, the second of which – Jubail 3B – has now been put to financial close, by an Engie-led team

  • IJGlobal ESG Financial Adviser of the Year – Cranmore Partners

    Cranmore Partners was lauded by judges for “significant and focused ESG commitment from a boutique advisory firm” to win in the financial advisory category

  • Sudair Solar PV, Saudi Arabia

    ACWA Power has once again delivered a low tariff for solar PV on the 1.5GW Sudair solar PV – only the second lowest in the world at the time of PPA signing

  • The Wastewater Gulf – Saudi Arabia’s booming market

    There is now a new body of water in the MENA region that is challenging the Persian Gulf for length and the Red Sea for depth – the sheer size of Saudi Arabia’s new wastewater market, including projects in procurement, development and construction

  • The Fitch Interview

    In an unprecedented period of uncertainty and change, Fitch Ratings stood out from its competitors in the global infrastructure sector. It is for this reason that it picked up IJGlobal awards for ratings agency of the year in all 4 regions – MENA, APAC, North America and Latin America

  • The ACWA Power Interview

    ACWA Power chief investment officer Rajit Nanda speaks to IJGlobal about a successful 2020 that saw it pick up four IJGlobal Awards for deals closed in the Middle East and Africa

  • Warsan 2 Waste-to-Energy, United Arab Emirates

    A Besix-led consortium achieved financial close on what will be one of the largest WtE projects in the world in Dubai backed by a strong Japanese contingency on both the sponsor- and debt-side

  • Editor’s Choice MENA – Umm al Quwain IWP

    IJGlobal editorial director Angus Leslie Melville taps MEA reporter James Hebert’s wisdom to choose the inaugural winner of the Editor’s Choice Award for the MENA region…

  • IJGlobal Awards 2020 – sign up to attend

    In the absence of our famed IJGlobal awards nights – normally hosted in London, New York, Singapore and Dubai – we are bringing you all the thrills and spills of the night… virtually

  • The Global Digital Infrastructure Survey 2021

    IJGlobal is delighted to join forces with international law firm Allen & Overy and our DI intelligence partner M&E Global to launch the second Global Digital Infrastructure Survey, sounding out international market sentiment for a booming sector

  • IJGlobal ESG Awards – The Judging Panel

    We are delighted to announce the judging panel for the inaugural IJGlobal ESG Awards that were launched last week

  • Cairo Monorail PPP, Egypt

    Cairo Monorail Transit Project – a mass transit solution that is to be the longest monorail system in the world – quietly reached financial close late last year amid the coronavirus pandemic

  • Kom Ombo Solar PV, Egypt

    Egypt had been attracting utility-scale wind farm deals in recent years and it was only a matter of time before the country’s renewables sector would be bolstered further by the spread of solar PV of a similar size from across the Red Sea

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