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24 July 2017

Interconnector Italia: Thinking outside the box

Interconnector Italia – a consortium of high-energy-use private sector companies in Italy – has signed a partially EIB-backed financing for its share of the Italy-France...

07 July 2017

Toxic gas?: PJM power finance moves into a new phase

After a burst of greenfield and brownfield financings in the US PJM power pool - a boom fuelled by cheap gas - recent capacity auctions point to a slowdown. Some bankers...

03 July 2017

Northwind refi: Pocketing the margin difference

Sponsors of the 216MW Northwind offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea closed a €525 million ($596 million) ECA-backed refinancing last month - more than halving the...

27 June 2017

Etisalat Nigeria: A lesson in towering currency risk

With Etisalat Nigeria ownership on the verge of being handed over to 13 banks, have African mobile and tower operators taken on more FX risk than they can handle?

26 June 2017

Re-landscaping the park: Dubai solar goes shariah-compliant

Sponsors of the 800MW third phase of the Dubai solar park closed a $700 million soft mini-perm earlier this month - the largest Middle East solar deal to date to go...

22 June 2017

Rock Rail: Alternatives bridge the funding gap

Rock Rail's latest rolling stock financing is its largest to date. Priced competitively at just over 200bp, and over a very long tenor, the deal has proven popular with...

19 June 2017

Smart tracking: ECA and DFI cooperation growing

ECAs and DFIs have long worked together to compensate for poor liquidity in emerging markets - although given their different mandates and loan mechanisms, multi-sourced...

14 June 2017
Power, Renewables

Gipuzkoa: Raising optimal cash for debut in trash

Meridiam has cut a dash with its debut in the waste concession market via a mixed bond and loan package designed for optimal tenor at optimal pricing.

02 June 2017

The right combination: DFI's open up for Egypt solar Round 2

With many of the issues that dogged Egypt's solar FiT Round 1 fixed, DFIs that were forced to pull out of the first round are back as serious lending prospects for Round...

01 June 2017

Japanese wind: Getting offshore in a sea of permits

Japan has 600GW of theoretical offshore wind according to the Japan Wind Power Association. But with only a handful of nearshore projects under development, what is...

25 May 2017

Forever bursting bubbles: Calling a top in infrastructure valuations

The sheer volume of equity chasing infrastructure assets is pushing up valuations. But debt markets have a much more limited role in driving them up. Is the infra market...

23 May 2017

Sweihan PV: Taking the soft option

Despite being a pathfinder project for Abu Dhabi and reliant for its cashflow on a PPA priced at one of the lowest ever tariffs for a utility-scale PV project, the...

22 May 2017

Message received: ACWA’s holdco hybrid a hit with investors

ACWA Power’s complex non-recourse bond debut was never going to be an easy sell to mainstream investors. But after 200-plus face-to-face account meetings and constant...

16 May 2017

Trianel Windpark Borkum II: Cheap just got cheaper

Financial close on Trianel Windpark Borkum II has set a new benchmark low for the cost of German offshore wind debt. Although structured under the old EEG regime, the...

09 May 2017

Northland Power: Gemini and beyond

80bp saved on the margin and minimal costs compared to a new money refinancing, the restructuring of the Gemini offshore wind deal vindicates Northland Power’s original...

08 May 2017

US LNG: Golden Pass or slippery baton?

Regulatory progress in US LNG has continued to be strong. But doubts about the economics of exports – and the legal underpinnings of supply contracts remain.

02 May 2017

Is Saudi Arabia’s renewables dream becoming a reality?

Saudi Arabia has finally made its first major step to reach its renewable procurement target of 9.5GW by 2023 as the names of pre-qualified project bidders under Round 1...

01 May 2017

Old Harbour: Locally grown

Led by domestic banks and with no DFI support, the Old Harbour power project financing in Jamaica is testament to the ingenuity of local lenders.

25 April 2017

Abiba Solar: A different approach to African power finance

Access Power’s crowd-sourced approach to development and InfraCo’s use of convertible debt may have set a new template for development and financing in Africa’s power...

24 April 2017

Bermuda Airport: A departure from the project norm

Awarded to Aecon as a PPP concession with the Canadian Commercial Corporation as an intermediary, and financed via the US private placement market, the Bermuda Airport...