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31 October 2017

Basic Energy buys stakes in Asian renewables projects

The Basic Energy Corp board has approved the expansion of the Philippines company's renewables portfolio with the acquisition of a 12.5% share in a 220MW solar...

31 October 2017
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ECA

RDIF to help create NEOM, new city in Saudi Arabia

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) will take part in a project to create NEOM, a new city in north-west Saudi Arabia. RDIF will facilitate the involvement of...

30 October 2017

Opportunity of the day: Goldwind in talks with Chinese banks regarding $350m loan to finance construction of its five wind parks in Argentina

Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co Ltd (Goldwind) is negotiating with Chinese commercial banks to finance the construction of its five wind power projects in...

30 October 2017
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ECA

ADB agrees $200m loan to CEB for 100MW Sri Lankan wind park

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $200 million loan with sovereign guarantee for Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to develop Sri Lanka's first 100-megawatt wind...

30 October 2017
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Power

PFC mandates new five-year on-lending facility

Power Finance Corp (PFC) – an Indian state-owned entity that raises funding for on-lending to domestic power projects – has mandated a $300 million five-year...

30 October 2017

Meralco secures local debt financing for 1.2GW Atimonan power project

Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has signed mandate letters for a P107 billion debt facility with seven Philippine banks for its Atimonan One Energy ultra super...

30 October 2017

IFM Investors completes $896m Mersin port investment

Australian-based fund manager IFM Investors has completed its acquisition of a 40% interest in Turkey's Mersin International Port from Akfen Holdings and the global...

30 October 2017

The Philippines approves $685m of renewables projects

The Board of Investments of the Philippines has granted approval and tax incentives worth P35.4 billion for renewable power projects comprising of the 150MW...

30 October 2017
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MFI/DFI

EIB agrees loan to Transgaz to finance construction of European gas transmission corridor

The European Investment Bank is lending €50 million to Romania's Transgaz to finance the construction of a new European gas transmission corridor. The funds will...

30 October 2017
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ECA

Chexim to fund Bangladesh Padma Bridge rail link project

The Export-Import Bank of China (Chexim) is to fund the rail connection in Bangladesh's largest infrastructure project till date, the Padma Bridge. The lender is...

30 October 2017

Oman names trio of advisers for large-scale solar project

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company has confirmed the appointment of Fichtner as technical consultant, Synergy Consulting as financial adviser and DLA Piper as legal...

30 October 2017

Egypt plans competitive tenders for solar in early 2018

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company is preparing the total capacity of solar projects to be tendered in the first quarter of 2018 to meet the Ministry of...

30 October 2017

1MDB confirms outstanding obligations at $7.5bn

Troubled state-owned strategic development company 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), responding to parliamentary criticism, has stated that its outstanding obligations...

30 October 2017

PPIB takes action on Pakistani power projects

Pakistan's Private Power and Infrastructure Board has approved a 1.1GW gas-fired power project near Jhang and has put a 132MW hydroelectric project in Azad Kashmir...

30 October 2017

Aecon Group Inc to be bought by CCCC of China

Engineering and construction company China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) has offered C$1.51 billion, including debt, for the Canadian constructor Aecon...

30 October 2017
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Market moves

Squire Patton Boggs adds to Middle East team

Global law firm Squire Patton Boggs has appointed finance advisor Shane Wilson as partner in its Dubai office to work in the Public & Infrastructure Finance Practice...

30 October 2017
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Market moves

New partner taken on at CIP

Michael Hannibal has joined fund manager Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) as a partner where he will be taking a lead role in their offshore wind business. He...

30 October 2017
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Market moves

Norton Rose Fulbright hires senior lawyers amid surge in energy projects

Norton Rose Fulbright has added to its Sydney office with the appointments of oil and gas sector specialist Natalie Lonergan, who joins from Herbert Smith...

30 October 2017
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ECA

30 companies complete financial closure of Egyptian solar energy feed-in tariff projects

Thirty companies completed the financial closure of their Egyptian projects in the second phase of the solar energy feed-in tariff projects. Thirteen will receive the...

30 October 2017
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MFI/DFI

EIB issues first local currency loan for SMEs in Ukraine

The European Investment Bank has provided its first ever local currency loan in Ukraine to improve small and medium-sized businesses' access to affordable financing....