Friday, 14 December 2018
Argentine energy company YPZ through subsidiary YPF Luz has signed a US$75m, three-year loan backing the Los Teros wind farm. The Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and Panamanian trade bank Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (Bladex) were lead arrangers. YPF Luz has signed an agreement with GE Renewable Energy for the construction of the 122MW Los Teros facility in Azul, Buenos Aires. Construction kicked off in November.
Japanese offshore wind energy is set to take off following the Diet’s passing of the offshore wind energy law. First bidding for promotion zones could come as early as mid-2019. By Minerva Lau.
The growth of “sustainable finance” has been a major trend in global financial markets in the past decade. The term refers to practices and instruments of the financial services industry aimed at promoting desirable environmental and/or social outcomes. By Craig Jones and Sam Saunders, Sullivan & Cromwell.
It is not a buyer’s nor a seller’s market, it is a “partners market”, industry players need to accommodate what each wants through partnerships. By David Ledesma, energy and strategy consultant at South-Court Ltd and Senior Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
Welcome to the 2018 Thomson Reuters Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook. The Yearbook is our annual publication in which we look at the events of 2017, through case studies and the PFI Awards, and look forward into 2018 with interviews and articles in the Global section of the book.
The global infrastructure market is moving into new territories - both geographically and sector wise. PFI’s Global Infrastructure Report 2018 takes look at the new kids on the block and in addition, some of the legacies from the old era. The Report carries case studies on deals as diverse as German fibre optic, the Canakkale Bridge and the Los Angeles people mover scheme. In addition it carries in depth pieces on the construction woes which befell Carillion and the Canadian super hospitals.
Developments in the LNG market and the spread of increasingly cheap renewable technology are dominating the global energy market. PFI’s Global Energy Report 2018 examines the driving forces behind these and other trends through case studies of landmark deals and articles on important market shifts. The report looks at new technology such as energy storage and new funding options for renewables.
The Refinitiv Project Finance International 2018 league table returns are due to be submitted on December 31st 2018. The tables are for mandated lead arrangers for loans, lead managers for bonds and for financial advisory services on project finance deals. Click here to obtain a form and details of the league table process.
Debt investors seeking yield over the last few years have now found it sitting on their doorstep, or at least in front of them on their screens. Q4 this year has seen a rout in the global bond markets that will lead to a more interesting 2019 both for institutional investors and banks.
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