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21 May 2018
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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
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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
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Power

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
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Renewables

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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PPP/P3

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
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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
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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
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ECA

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
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Renewables

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
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Renewables

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
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Power

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
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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...

31 January 2018
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ECA, MFI/DFI, Renewables

Ituango Hydro: Stretching EPM’s funding base

Colombia’s EPM finally has a long-term debt package in place for the Ituango hydro project. The deal demonstrates a significant broadening of EPM's lender base beyond...

25 January 2018
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Regulation

Time for more Basel-friendly project loan CLOs?

The latest revisions to Basel III are generally good news for banks. But they’ll still have to do more to manage their project finance loan books.

16 January 2018
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MFI/DFI, Regulation

Basel III: Expanding the multilateral circle

The December 2017 finalisation of the Basel III framework offers some good risk weighting news for smaller multilaterals. Could this help channel more funding to emerging...

22 December 2017
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Renewables

Institutional investors lining up for offshore wind

Institutional debt is becoming increasingly viable for sponsors of European offshore wind as investors become more comfortable with the asset class.