Sunday, 22 January 2017
Eighteen bidders have prequalified in Ethiopia for the Mekele and Humera 100MW solar PV projects being developed in the northern Tigre region. Among the 18 are Enel Green Power, Sky Power, Biotherm, Acciona, Mitsubishi, Italy’s Energy Resources and TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis Co. See story below.
The corporate consumer market for energy is clearly moving away from the traditional purchaser-retailer model. This is very evident in developed countries such as the US and parts of Europe, as well as developed countries in Asia such as Singapore. By Luke Devine, Kim Hock Ang and Paul Curnow, Baker & McKenzie.
The refinancing of the A41 North motorway tapped both the bank and institutional investor markets and optimised the toll road’s financial structure. By Laurent Bouchilloux, MD, co-head of infrastructure finance, Paris and Véronique Thomas, MD, global head of structured financing hedging, at Societe Generale.
Welcome to the 2017 Thomson Reuters Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook. The Yearbook is our annual publication in which we look at the events of 2016, through case studies and the PFI Awards, and look forward into 2017 with interviews and articles in the Global section of the book.
The three largest insurance groups in Germany are emerging as dominant institutional investors in the European infrastructure debt market. By Stefano Berra.This market now encompasses the full range of players in the global capital markets – from private equity to large scale pension and insurance funds and sovereign wealth funds on the equity side onto institutional debt providers, investment banks and commercial banks on the debt side.
The 2016 Project Finance International Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Report provides a range of case studies from the region plus a look at key themes in the market such as the evolving structure of power purchase agreements and new credit enhancement products.
The 2016 PFI Award winners have been announced and you can now:
The 2016 PFI Awards Dinner takes place on the evening of Wednesday February 1 2017 at the Hilton, Park Lane, London. Considered to be the most prestigious event in the global project finance calendar, it will see over 800 of the world’s most senior and successful market professionals gather to celebrate industry excellence.
For more information, visit the PFI Awards website.
The Basel regulators have been working on neat plans for categorising credits and credit weightings. But while they struggle with that, in the real world credit pricing has taken some odd turns recently. In the battle of liquidity versus structure, liquidity usually wins through.
The Thomson Reuters Project Finance International 2016 league table returns are due to be submitted on December 31st. 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.
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