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  • IJGlobal Regional Report H1 2023 – Middle East and Africa

    IJGlobal data record a fairly humble first half of 2023 for activity in the infrastructure finance space for the Middle East and Africa with a reasonable amount of project finance, decidedly constrained refinance activity and a tanked M&A sector

  • Mirfa 2 IWP, United Arab Emirates

    Engie has reached financial close on yet another sustainable, utility-scale IWP in the United Arab Emirates – a well-funded deal that otherwise suggests a cooling off of record desalination prices in the MENA region

  • NEOM Green Hydrogen, Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia is driving forward with the world’s single most ambitious hydrogen project as it pushes the green agenda in its bid to create a regional economic powerhouse

  • IJGlobal Awards 2022 – MENA Company Winners

    The final IJGlobal Awards night for the 2022 calendar year was staged tonight in the Shangri-La, Dubai, rounding off the season for celebrating greenfield financing slightly later than normal

  • IJGlobal Awards 2022 – MENA Deal Winners

    The great and good of the Middle East and North Africa infrastructure community gathered last night at Shangri-La in Dubai to celebrate the regional winners for IJGlobal Awards 2022

  • Gulf of Suez II Wind Farm, Egypt

    An Engie-led consortium has brought to financial close its second wind IPP in Egypt’s wind resource-rich Ras Ghareb in the Red Sea Governorate

  • IJGlobal Annual Report 2023

    IJGlobal is today publishing its annual report that will be printed and made available to guests at the London awards night on Thursday 9 March

  • Abydos and Amunet Solar & Wind, Egypt

    AMEA Power has achieved a near-simultaneous financial close on 1GW of wind and solar in Egypt’s gusty Ras Ghareb and sunny Kom Ombo

  • Shuaibah-3 IWP conversion, Saudi Arabia

    It will soon be out with the old and in with the new in 2025 when the newly signed Shuaibah-3 IWP replaces the old Shuaibah IWPP in Saudi Arabia

  • Barka V IWP, Oman

    GS Inima put the $138 million Barka V independent IWP to financial close – the follow-up to the Barka IV and the long-term replacement for the Barka IWPP – thus maintaining Oman’s long-term switch from big IWPPs to trimmer IWPs

  • Koudia al Baida wind farm repowering, Morocco

    Africa’s first ever wind farm – the 50MW Koudia al Baida in the Tangier region of northern Morocco – will be rebuilt and doubled in size as part of a €138 million ‘repowering’ project signed by French power developer EDF and Morocco’s Masen

  • 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

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