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23 June 2020
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ECA, Oil & gas

Ichthys LNG refinancing: A lower cost of debt – but not by much

That Ichthys LNG has managed to pull off a major oil and gas refinancing in the current market deserves recognition. But the maturity date remains the same and the cost...

19 June 2020
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Covid-19, Energy

The Proximo Weekly Digest - Mexican renewables: Where sponsors go from here

The clock is ticking for sponsors to respond to Mexico’s recent anti-renewables moves. But there may be room to negotiate.

18 May 2020
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MFI/DFI, Renewables

Tulu Moye: Getting up steam

With an RFP for an EPC contractor due to be issued next month, Darrel Boyd, CEO at TM Geothermal Operations (TMGO), outlines the progress and challenges of procuring and...

25 March 2020
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Renewables

Akita: A first of many on the Japanese offshore wind horizon?

A pathfinder deal for Japanese offshore wind, the recent Akita project financing did not benefit from Japanese regulation to cut red tape for offshore wind and managed to...

18 February 2020
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PPP/P3, Social infrastructure

RII: A workable replacement for PFI?

The Regulated Infrastructure Investment (RII) model is being proposed as a viable replacement for the defunct PFI model in the UK. But go beneath the surface and there...

20 December 2019
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ECA, Regulation, Power, Renewables

PLN to plug back into project debt for 2020

Indonesia’s state-owned power utility PLN has yet to close a single power project financing in 2019 amid a year of economic slowdown and elections. However, Teguh...

29 October 2019
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Renewables

DEWA V: Rejigging the solar math

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) pulled in record low tariff offers this month for its latest 900MW solar PV scheme – DEWA V. But there is no promise from...

03 October 2019
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ESG-tied debt, Regulation, Renewables

Italian solar’s securitisation boost

Securitisation has emerged as a useful way for Italian banks to manage their exposures to the country’s PV sector. Could it also fuel a resumption in development...

04 September 2019
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Power, Renewables

Filling Chile's coal-fired hole

The ambitious de-carbonising targets agreed by the Chilean government with generation companies will put an end to coal-fired power in the country in 20 years. But while...

20 August 2019
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ECA, MFI/DFI, Renewables

Australia's EfW: Waiting for waste

Australia’s energy-from-waste (EfW) sector is in project finance adolescence. But a lack of developers and varying waste supply agreements from councils are proving...

14 August 2019
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Power, Social infrastructure

Al Dur 2: A Saudi nightmare on ECA street

The $1.5 billion Al Dur 2 independent water and power project (IWPP) financing achieved a record length tenor on an uncovered local bank tranche, an indirect benefit of...

01 July 2019
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Transport

Bioceanico: Step or stepping stone?

The recent Bioceanico highway securitisation is being held up as a benchmark for Paraguayan infrastructure finance – and it is. But is it the kind of easily replicable...

27 March 2019
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Renewables

Plus ca short change for French offshore wind?

Bids are in for France's third round offshore wind tender – the 600MW Dunkirk project which will be the first under the new CfD regime. Will lenders feel comfortable with...

04 March 2019
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Renewables

Battery storage: Moving beyond Hornsdale

Hybrid renewable and battery storage system projects have been proven bankable following the first non-recourse deal in 2018, and the deal pipeline is expected to grow....

06 February 2019
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Industry/manufacturing, Mining

Aluminium Dunkerque: Setting the template

Liberty House’s recent Aluminium Dunkerque deal is both its first syndicated bank acquisition financing and a novel de-risked structure that includes a syndicated...

22 January 2019
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ECA, Oil & gas

How long can GCC tenors go?

State-owned borrowers in cash-strapped GCC countries – Oman and Bahrain – have been using ECA-backed debt to push out tenors to around 16-17 years. But can the private...

08 January 2019
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Regulation, Renewables

Greece's high stakes renewables reforms

With a new renewable energy support scheme in place and a stabilising regulatory environment, the Greek renewables sector has begun attracting international lender and...

19 November 2018
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Renewables

Sakaka: Cash in sand

Saudi Arabia has reached financial close on its first solar utility-scale project – the 300MW Sakaka solar PV plant. The soft miniperm financing is being put forward as a...

18 October 2018
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MFI/DFI

Room2Run: Untapping multilateral capital to full effect

A ground-breaking $1 billion synthetic securitisation by the AfDB could serve as the template for unlocking trillions of dollars of investment for emerging markets...

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

M25 refinancing: A choice decision?

The M25 motorway refinancing earlier this year was the UK’s largest since the Intercity Express deal in 2015. However, was the public bond market the right route given...