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29 February 2024
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Waste and water

Aguas Pacifico: First of a pipeline?

With its mixed bag of offtake contracts that include a merchant element, the Aguas Pacifico project financing has pushed the envelope on structuring lender comforts for...

28 February 2024

Latin America Deals of the Year 2024: Earning liquidity

Bank appetite responded eagerly to the best structured financings, for the best assets. While supply was patchy in 2023, market innovation continued apace.

26 February 2024

New Brazilian infra law calms fears of BNDES expansion

Brazil's new infrastructure law has been broadly welcomed by the project finance market. In addition to providing stimulus for a wider infrastructure investor base, the...

23 February 2024
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Power, Renewables

Tax credit transfer: New money magnet?

IRA-enabled tax credit transfer volume is picking up rapidly – attracting new and potentially deeper pools of liquidity for US renewables projects than traditional tax...

16 February 2024
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Oil & gas

43rd-ranked bank swears off oil & gas project finance

Barclays is cutting oil and gas from its project finance menu. But what does that mean in real numbers? Not much according to Proximo Data.

13 February 2024
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Manufacturing & equipment

Northvolt: The battery benchmark

Northvolt’s latest big-ticket ECA-backed financing sets a benchmark for European battery gigafactory deals. But can Europe’s green industrial policy keep up with the pace...

13 February 2024
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Manufacturing & equipment, Power, Transport

Key funding considerations in gigafactory projects

As the global shift towards sustainable energy accelerates, battery gigafactories are becoming increasingly crucial for the energy storage and electric vehicle project...

09 February 2024
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Oil & gas

Biden takes a pause

The pause on permitting for some US LNG projects is causing a political stink. But beyond the screams from the fossil fuel lobbyists, what immediate impact on the US LNG...

08 February 2024
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Power, Renewables

SunZia: A map to financing renewables on a new scale

At $11 billion of debt signed, the SunZia wind and transmission project has broken a raft of renewables project financing records. But given the transmission piece of...

02 February 2024

Will 2024 be another year of record ECA support in project finance?

Fuelled by more project sponsor demand, ECA support for project finance smashed volume records in 2023. So what sectors do ECAs appear to have strong appetite for in...

31 January 2024
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Transport

Proximocast: 20 minutes with Mark Henderson, GRIDSERVE

Proximo talks to Mark Henderson, chief investment officer at GRIDSERVE, about the development of the EV charging sector. Topics discussed include GRIDSERVE's recent EV...

24 January 2024
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Waste and water

Saudi water: Trouble in the pipes?

Saudi Arabia’s independent water project (IWP) pipeline continues to deliver. But project flow in other essential elements of the water network – transmission, storage...

23 January 2024
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Manufacturing & equipment, Renewables

H2 Green Steel Boden: Long on ambitions, low on emissions

H2GS was founded by Vargas in 2020 and launched in 2021. Three years later it has finalised funding for the world’s first green steel mega project. How? By being open to...

18 January 2024
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Renewables

Funding challenges ahead for Latin America’s energy transition

Recent progress in Latin American renewable energy finance has been encouraging, but far from evenly spread. And regional debt markets may not be liquid enough to meet...

17 January 2024

GIP’s rise and the decline of industrial sponsors

How did GIP go from start-up in 2006 to a $12.5 billion price tag 17 years later?

12 January 2024
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Power, Renewables

Is Mexico about to turn the private sector project pipeline on again?

With President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) set to depart office in June, private sector appetite for Mexican projects is already beginning to make a comeback.

05 January 2024
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Power, Renewables

Wheeling dealings

South Africa recently closed its first utility-scale BESS tender and is planning reforms to wheeling regulation to keep up with a rapidly developing market. But is the...

22 December 2023

Proximo's project finance trends of 2023

Proximo takes a look at some of the top project finance trends for 2023, such as the growth of European data centres, the emergence of green hydrogen as an asset class,...

20 December 2023

Proximocast: Festive Trends 2023

Proximo talks to a panel of industry experts about the top project finance trends from 2023 and what those trends might mean for the market in 2024. Speakers include Ian...

14 December 2023

COP28: Progress - but not as we need it

Has COP28 really delivered the beginning of the end for fossil fuels? Probably not, and certainly not in the timescale required by climate science.