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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

India

India plans new solar fund

India is planning to set up a US$350m fund to invest in solar projects, according to Reuters. The government hopes to attract funds from banks such as Yes Bank as well as government-owned power utilities such as NTPC. See story below. 

USA

Gas storage could unlock petchems

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

The US Department of Energy (DOE)’s loan guarantee programme has returned to the spotlight. It is part of an initiative designed to fuel a significant amount of petrochemical development. By Alison Healey

Snowy

Lenders ready to line up for Snowy Hydro

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

The renewables boom in Australia is forcing storage onto the agenda. Snowy Hydro is by far the largest and could be in the debt markets soon. By John Arbouw

Offshore

Dutch tender tailwind fills Borssele sails

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

Shell has lined up equity and debt funding for its Borssele wind farm. The next Dutch offshore projects could be built without subsidies. By Stefano Berra

Features

UK

Pressures against optimal infra routes

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

The wider pressures of government and a less than well-informed political debate can count against the optimal approach for buying infrastructure; either reducing investment levels or using the wrong procurement approach. By Paul Davies, former PwC partner and independent adviser1.

2017 PFI Awards Winners

2018 PFI Yearbook

PFI Yearbook 2018

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.

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2017

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2017

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2017

Infrastructure spending is a top priority for governments across the world including the new Trump Administration. Investors are looking for deals in which to place their money. Can the infra market provide well structured deal flow to keep the funding markets happy? PFI has published its Global Infrastructure supplement featuring a host of case studies and articles on current trends and issues.

PFI Global Energy Report 2017

PFI Global Energy Report 2017

PFI Global Energy Report 2017

The global energy finance market faces a range of new challenges and opportunities. PFI has published its Global Energy supplement featuring a host of case studies and articles on current trends and issues. The offshore wind sector is taking centre stage right now with Japan, South Korea and the US joining Europe in building out new developments. 

PFI EMEA Report 2017 Cover

PFI EMEA Report 2017

PFI EMEA Report 2017

The Project Finance International EMEA survey has been published – reviewing the extraordinary growth in the renewables market across Europe and some of the more exciting developments in Africa. Even in Spain, where the renewables market was quiet after a time of excess, a range of new projects are coming forward seeking project finance.

PFI League Tables 2017

The Thomson Reuters Project Finance International 2017 league table returns are due to be submitted on December 29th 2017. 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.

PFI Comment

Storage

Pumping up the storage

Finding a way to efficiently finance storage for renewable energy projects has proven difficult. Storage schemes are not yet commercially viable in their own right. Moving into 2018, progress in this area would be a major step forward – a game changer in the same way falling renewable generation costs were in 2017.

Project Finance MLA Q3 2017

# Arranger (US$m)
1 MUFG 8,245.2
2 CDB 6,590.2
3 SMBC 6,375.8
4 SBI Capital 6,235.1
5 BNP Paribas 5,300.5
6 Credit Agricole 5,022.0
7 ICBC 4,647.5
8 Societe Generale 4,095.0
9 ING 4,064.5
10 Mizuho 3,682.7

Digital Edition

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PFI Asia Best Practice Report 2017 Cover

PFI Asia Best Practice Report 2017

PFI Asia Best Practice Report 2017

Welcome to the PFI Best Practice Report. It is with great pleasure that I introduce the fourth Project Finance International (PFI) Best Practice in Asian Infrastructure Report.