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05 June 2018

Change of clothing: Can ECAs become champions of sustainability?

The ICC has established a working group aimed at fostering a greater sustainable development agenda in export finance. Is it just tinkering? And does it have any chance...

31 May 2018
ECA, Oil & gas

Freeport train 3: Refinancing to avoid Toshiba's nuclear fallout

The holding company refinancing for Freeport LNG train 3 shows that banks have not soured on US LNG. But troubled offtakers may force sponsors down less palatable...

29 May 2018
PPP/P3, Power, Social infrastructure

Hyflux: Turning its back on power – but is it too late?

An expensive and unsuccessful gamble on Singapore’s deregulated power market has forced water project developer Hyflux into a painful restructuring. It may also have put...

22 May 2018

BNDES: Same name – new purpose

The bank that liked to say yes too often, BNDES is under new management and has a new mission: to do more to promote effective infrastructure investment with less money....

21 May 2018
ECA, MFI/DFI, Oil & gas, Power

Sergipe: Real progress on local currency project bonds

Is the local currency bank-bond financing for CELSE’s LNG-to-power project an easily repeatable template that will make ECA bond wraps take off? Almost.

18 May 2018
ECA, MFI/DFI, Petrochemicals

Shop Talk: Egypt's petrochemical promise

A serial user of ECA and DFI debt, Carbon Holdings CEO Basil El-Baz expects to reach financial close on the $10.8 billion Tahrir Petrochemicals project by the end of the...

27 April 2018

Cometa Energia: Actis learns a lesson in Mexican energy reform

The bond refinancing of Actis’ acquisition of InterGen Mexico was pitched as a safe play in Mexico’s evolving energy sector. But reform, politics, and the assets’ age,...

25 April 2018

DEWA IV: CSP on a new scale

Sponsors of the $3.9 billion 700MW CSP solar project in Dubai – ACWA Power and Shanghai Electric – are near to signing the project debt backing the world’s largest...

20 April 2018
MFI/DFI, Renewables

PRICO Solar: Giving Gaza another go

The DFI-backed debt for the 7MW PRICO rooftop solar project – only the second power project financing to close in Palestine – is still going to be disbursed despite fresh...

19 April 2018
ECA, Renewables

Nam Theun 1: Built in Laos – banked in Thailand

Sponsors of the Nam Theun 1 hydro project in Laos closed a tightly priced ECA-backed facility last month. The deal, which took three years from start to finish, has...

13 April 2018
MFI/DFI, Power

Tè Power: Plastering over the costly cracks in Guinea's power market?

The five-year development finance institution (DFI) funding package for a new oil-fired plant in Guinea might go some way to alleviating the country’s chronic power...

28 March 2018
MFI/DFI, Renewables

Mexican renewables: Flagged for funding

Five years on from the Mexico's landmark energy sector reforms, a spate of recent financings – one without DFI backing – support market expectation that the pace of...

26 March 2018

Trump’s toll road bonanza

In an otherwise modest series of proposals for US infrastructure are some measures that might increase the number of brownfield assets coming to market. But states –...

06 March 2018
ECA, Mining

All in the wrapping: Sirius gets serious about UK guarantee

The UK Guarantee Scheme was not designed for financing mining projects. But Sirius Minerals, which has already overcome significant hurdles to its North Yorkshire...

26 February 2018
MFI/DFI, Renewables

Nigerian solar: Developers, DFIs and delays

Nigeria’s plan to finance 14 utility-scale solar IPP projects by the end of June 2018 is looking uncertain. Potential DFI appetite is waning as state-owned offtaker...

21 February 2018

Energoatom’s Opic-wrapped bonds: A post-ECA gift to borrowers?

Ukraine’s state-owned nuclear generator has closed a bond issue for a nuclear waste storage project at a cheaper rate than its parent, thanks to a first-of-its-kind...

19 February 2018

Zero-subsidy offshore wind: Too little too soon?

The cost of generating offshore wind power in Europe is finally being driven by the economics of the industry rather than the government subsides that founded it. But has...

09 February 2018

Solar revenue puts: De-risking to depress DSCRs

Coronal Energy’s hedge on a 30MW PV portfolio was not a textbook use of kWh Analytics’ new solar revenue put. But it might be having the desired effect on banks’ term...

07 February 2018

It's a wrap: InfraCredit debuts with Viathan bond

Donor-backed bond insurer InfraCredit has wrapped its first issue – a N10 billion local currency bond for a Nigerian captive power developer. What are the long-term...

05 February 2018
MFI/DFI, PPP/P3, Transport

Ruta al Mar: Opening a new 4G funding fast lane

A pioneering loan/bond financing for Colombia's Ruta al Mar highway project may serve as the shot in the arm needed to reignite appetite for the country’s 4G roads...