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09 September 2019
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Regulation, Renewables

Floating offshore wind: What distance to bankable?

Floating offshore wind enjoys lots of interest from oil majors and utilities, but has yet to land a commercial bank financing. Proximo talks to RCG's Marc Costa-Ros,...

05 July 2019
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Renewables

Finerge: Simplifying the project debt puzzle

First State Investments-owned Finerge’s recent Portuguese wind portfolio refinancing knocked around 100bp off the cost of debt and upped the tenor. But most significantly...

26 June 2019
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ECA, Renewables

Yunlin: A new benchmark – but not necessarily the benchmark

The 640MW Yunlin offshore wind project financing provides a more viable template for Taiwanese large-scale offshore wind than its precursor Formosa 1. But local content...

21 June 2019
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ECA, Oil & gas

Bapco: A lesson in going local

Bahrain Petroleum Company's ECA-backed financing for its Sitra refinery expansion held a surprise last month - the final ECA allocations were shaved significantly in...

17 May 2019
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ECA, Power

Van Phong 1: The reality of coal-fired power lending policies

What do JBIC, SMBC, MUFG, Mizuho, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, OCBC and DBS all have in common? They have all upped their green credentials by publicly stating they will...

03 May 2019
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ECA, Oil & gas

RAPID: Putting G for gravy train and E for empty into ESG

The $15.3 billion RAPID project in Malaysia is nearing completion and financial close on $9.7 billion of partially ECA-backed facilities, with margins at record lows,...

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...

06 March 2019
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Oil & gas

Mozambican LNG: Upping the financing pressure

Sponsors of two LNG projects in Mozambique are testing lender appetite and country limits with a potential $30 billion of combined debt to be financed by the end of 2019....

15 January 2019
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ECA, Renewables

Moray East: The shape of UK deals to come

Despite a record low CfD strike price, the 950MW Moray East UK offshore wind project reached financial close in December backed by strong lender and ECA appetite. Does...

21 December 2018
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ECA, MFI/DFI, Power

Gulf Sriracha IPP: Long tenor, tight pricing and Thai debt

Sponsors of the $1.54 billion gas-fired Gulf Sriracha IPP project in Thailand – Gulf Energy Development and Mitsui – have closed a tightly priced DFI/ECA-backed financing...

06 December 2018
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Renewables

US offshore wind: On track to join the major markets

The 2019 expiration of the Investment Tax Credit is unlikely to put the dampers on a US offshore wind sector that looks set to take off.

15 November 2018
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ECA, Renewables

Asian offshore wind: Same assets – different facets

North Asian offshore wind development is accelerating and capacity is expected to reach 43GW by 2027. Government support in leading markets like Taiwan and Japan is...

16 October 2018
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ECA, Infra funds, Renewables

European offshore wind: Solving the zero-subsidy wind conundrum

Two recent European offshore wind financings – Borssele III and IV and Hornsea 1 – demonstrated growing bank and institutional investor appetite for two different sets 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 –...

16 October 2017

Top Trump ironies: Donald has a plan

Forget twitter and the crassness, Donald Trump has an infrastructure plan that the PPP industry actually likes. But is it workable, and would it pass congress?

24 July 2017
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MFI/DFI, Power

Interconnector Italia: Thinking outside the box

Interconnector Italia – a consortium of high-energy-use private sector companies in Italy – has signed a partially EIB-backed financing for its share of the Italy-France...