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13 February 2017

Kathmandu's hydropower project reaches financial close

An NMB Bank-led consortium reached finanacial close last week for the construction of the 18MW Upper Solu Khola Hydropower Project in Kathmandu. 

13 February 2017

Liberia taps SFD for Gbarnga-Salayea road upgrades

Last week Liberia's Ministry of Finance signed a $20 million agreement with the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) to finance upgrades for the first section of the...

10 February 2017

Opportunity of the day: Aretep to seek project finance for $150m Chile mining initiative

Commodity trading and financial services firm Aretep expects to secure a financial advisory role for a $150 million mining project in Chile this month. If it does land...

10 February 2017

AIIM hires Patrick Kouame as investment director

Infrastructure equity group African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has hired Patrick Kouame as investment director. He is responsible for transaction...

09 February 2017

Opportunity of the day: Fujian group may relaunch tender for wind turbine project

Fujian Zhongmin Offshore Wind Power is likely to relaunch a tender this month to procure 50 5MW offshore wind turbine generators and equipment for the Pinghai Bay...

09 February 2017
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HSF advises EKF on Australian wind farm financing

Danish export credit agency EKF and the National Australia Bank were advised by law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) on financing the A$84.5 million development of...

09 February 2017
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Funding

ADB climate financing hits record $3.7bn

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved $3.7 billion in climate finance investments last year - a 42% rise from 2015. Financing for climate mitigation hit a record...

08 February 2017

Opportunity of the day: Eos Energy seals Brazil solar storage deal - but predicts need for future financing

US-based Eos Energy Storage has sealed a deal to deliver a utility-scale storage system to a power producer in Brazil. The producer will fund the project but Eos expects...

08 February 2017
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Funding

IsDB approves $790m for new development projects

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) board has approved $790 million in financing for new projects in member countries. It includes $250 million for the development of...

08 February 2017

Swan Energy and Exmar mandate FSRU project

Swan Energy, an Indian mid-cap energy firm, and Belgian LNG major Exmar have mandated SBI Capital to lead arrange around $250 million of debt to fund a proposed...

07 February 2017

Banks expect major ME power mandates in 2017

Banks anticipate some major power financings across the Middle East  in the coming year. Next month state-owned Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) is expected to...

07 February 2017
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Funding, Transport

Scorpio Tankers set to sign this month

Last month Scorpio Tankers secured a $172 million KEXIM and GIEK-backed loan facility to finance eight new MR product tankers. The deal is expected to sign at the end of...

06 February 2017
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Funding

Sinosure backs JA Solar for Brazilian project exports

China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure) has provided $145 million in export insurance to Shanghai-based JA Solar Holdings, which will deliver solar...

03 February 2017

New project financing model for Transmission Company of Nigeria

A new project financing model for the Transmission Company of Nigeria has been approved by the country's government. It is aimed at allowing the company to develop...

02 February 2017
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Funding

Germany's DEG finances equipment for India's infrastructure

Germany's Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG), part of KfW Group, has agreed a loan deal to Indian firm SREI Equipment Finance to fund...

01 February 2017
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IFC, MIGA back gas-fired power plant in Jordan

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) are financing and providing a guarantee for the construction of a...

01 February 2017
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Funding

Cheaper Chinese competition stalls BNDES solar financing

Brazilian development bank BNDES is being hamstrung in its bid to finance solar energy farms in the country because of cheaper competition from Chinese suppliers. BNDES...

01 February 2017
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Funding

DBJ helps finance New York thermal power project

The Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) has agreed to help finance a natural gas-fired thermal power generation project in New York through the project's operating...

31 January 2017
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Funding

Development banks boost finance for CIS projects by 130%

International development banks have increased their operations in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) nations by extending $4.4 billion in financing in the final...

30 January 2017
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Funding

Engie wins ECA-backed $1.2bn Saudi gas plant contract

France's Engie has been awarded the contract for a $1.2 billion project to build a combined-cycle gas power plant in Saudi Arabia. The Export-Import Bank of Korea and...