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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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