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19 March 2021
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Power

Proximo Weekly: Once upon a time in the West

The Texas blackouts proved the R in ERCOT (The Electric Reliability Council of Texas) is a misnomer. What did ERCOT get wrong and can it be put right?

19 March 2021
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Telecoms and Communications

UK FTTH: Rocks and roll-out

As the UK’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) coverage expands, the government and regulators remain wholly intent on allowing a competitive, market-driven approach to dominate....

12 March 2021
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Power, Renewables

Proximo Weekly: Are project CLOs finally going to take off?

Starwood’s project finance CLO debut has upped speculation again that the market could become more than a transaction every couple of years. In the US that might prove...

08 March 2021
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Oil & gas

Assiut expansion: Egypt’s bank-to-bank benchmark

Egypt’s $2.8 billion Assiut oil refinery expansion project is due to close an ECA-backed loan this year after pandemic-related delays to the deal. The project sponsor has...

05 March 2021

Proximo Weekly: Size matters

The UK budget had a few more details on the new UK Infrastructure Bank. Given its size, can it provide the level of support and stimulus needed to pull in the amount of...

26 February 2021
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Power

Proximo Weekly: Degrees of separation

A challenge by the Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII) to Barclays and HSBC for their work on a recent JBIC bond issue marks a new front in the conflict over...

25 February 2021
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Renewables

Smaller and freer: Brazilian solar steals the renewables spotlight

A year of pandemic has accentuated structural changes to the Brazilian renewables market that began before 2020. Solar projects and the free energy market are where most...

19 February 2021
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Renewables, Social infrastructure

Proximo Weekly: Turkish project deal flow - a steady drip feed

Lira depreciation, high inflation, sovereign ratings downgrades and pandemic economic fallout make for a very difficult market – but deals in some Turkish project sectors...

16 February 2021
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Power, Renewables

Chile Electricity PEC: Passing on the savings

Chile froze consumer power prices in 2019, leaving power distribution companies with losses and unable to pass inflation and dollar indexation increases in traditional...

12 February 2021
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Oil & gas, Power, Renewables

Proximo Weekly: What the energy transition really means

Whether driven by the scientific evidence for climate change, the growing ESG-aware shareholder movement or basic economics, the world's biggest energy providers are...

10 February 2021
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Renewables

Bokpoort CSP: Benefits all round

The refinancing of Bokpoort CSP has set a number of precedents and benchmarks for South African IPPs. Will this be the deal that catalyses change and unshackles the South...

05 February 2021
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Renewables

Proximo Weekly: Offshore wind on steroids

The biggest offshore wind project financed to date, Dogger Bank A and B reset the financing volume benchmark for the offshore wind sector. With Dogger Bank C expected...

01 February 2021

Infra investment resilience: testing pandemic immunity

Recent changes to risk perception, perceived debt and equity appetite for certain infrastructure asset sectors and the growing ESG movement look set to outlast the...

22 January 2021
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Renewables

Proximo Weekly: A change of pace for US offshore wind?

With the recent change of US administration, the offshore wind pipeline is expected to start delivering major projects more quickly. But would-be developers are not...

20 January 2021
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Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Social infrastructure, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

After the dust settles: COVID-19 and project finance in perspective

Watch On-Demand | A look at the long- and short-term effects of COVID on the project and infrastructure finance market, 12 months on.

15 January 2021
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Renewables

Proximo Weekly: Polish offshore wind gets its Act together

Poland’s hotly anticipated Offshore Wind Act was passed by parliament this week. Given the combination of ambitious offshore wind installation targets; a contracts for...

06 January 2021
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Power, Renewables

Hydrogen: A matter of scale

Green hydrogen projects are on the increase – but they are also in the earliest stages of development and consequently banks are still treating the sector with caution....

17 December 2020

Proximo Weekly: Merry Christmas to all our readers

2020 may have been a year like no other for hurdles to getting deals done. But it has all been a demonstration of all that is best about the project finance market. Take...

17 December 2020
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Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Social infrastructure, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

The Proximo 2020 Festive Trends Round-up

On-demand Webinar | Is it possible to assess the impacts of 2020 on the project, energy and infrastructure finance market? Probably not, but Proximo will try and make...

10 December 2020
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Metals and Mining

Proximo Weekly: ECA support for mining gets smaller – but smarter

ECAs are playing a growing role in the financing of small, strategic-commodity mining projects – even coming in alongside royalty providers in deals where they might not...