Friday, 24 May 2019


Microsoft signs Dutch wind PPA

Microsoft has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 90MW of capacity of the 730MW Borssele III/IV offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. Eneco, one of the project sponsors and in charge of marketing half of the wind farm’s electricity, will supply Microsoft’s data centres for 15 years from 2022. Eneco is also supplying Stedin, DSM and Royal Schiphol Group with power from the Borssele wind farm. The deal is Microsoft’s 14th PPA globally and its second in the Netherlands.


Back to the future

PFI Issue 649 - May 22, 2019

The new government has quashed the energy reform attempts of the previous administration. It is now bringing back an old programme to help finance new power schemes. By Nic Stone

Offshore wind farm

Orsted goes long-term

PFI Issue 649 - May 22, 2019

Orsted is raising debt for its Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind projects. One facility is a corporate loan and another is a bigger project finance loan. By Minerva Lau.

Broadband cables

Connecting the periphery

PFI Issue 649 - May 22, 2019

More European countries are joining the rush to roll out rural broadband. Models tested in France and Italy are being replicated elsewhere. By Stefano Berra.


Wind farm at sunrise

A new era for Japanese offshore wind

PFI Issue 649 - May 22, 2019

The act enabling the development of the Japanese offshore wind sector has been passed. By Joseph Kim, partner, Michael Lynch, senior associate, and Chiyokazu Shindo, senior associate, Hogan Lovells, Tokyo.

Labout party leader Jeremy Corbyn

The pitfalls of nationalising UK utilities

PFI Issue 649 - May 22, 2019

The opposition Labour Party in the UK has put forward plans to nationalise the power and water utility sector if elected at the next general election, putting existing debt and equity investors on notice of a potential change in ownership. Dan Neidle, partner, Clifford Chance LLP, considers potential remedies.

PFI Global Energy Report 2019

PFI Global Energy Report 2019

PFI Global Energy Report 2019

The renewables sector remained the most vibrant energy market over the past year, while the TAP pipeline brought back attention to mega oil & gas projects. PFI’s Global Energy Report 2019 looks at emerging renewables markets, such as Poland and Vietnam, alongside established ones, such as Belgium and Scotland, with an eye on the boom under way in Spain and Australia. The report examines new structures such as US energy P3s and Asian Green bonds and offers an outlook on LNG and FPSO financings. 

PFI Yearbook Cover 2019

PFI Yearbook 2019

PFI Yearbook 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Thomson Reuters Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook. The Yearbook is our annual publication in which we look at the events of 2018, through case studies and the PFI Awards, and look forward into 2019 with interviews and articles in the Global section of the book.

PFI Comment

Thames water

Something for nothing

The impact of the populist era in politics on the infrastructure sector has been limited, up until now. But populist policies are starting to feed through to the mainstream, adding a few notches to the political risk matrix.

Project Finance MLAs Q1 2019

# Arranger (US$m)
1 SBI Capital 4,046.4
2 MUFG 2,314.1
3 SMBC 1,965.6
4 Mizuho 1,445.6
5 CDB 1,300.0
6 Natixis 998.5
7 Societe Generale 924.3
8 NAB 892.1
9 DBJ 798.5
10 Bank of China 721.8

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