Saturday, 24 February 2018
The port authority of Le Havre has launched a tender for a concession to design, build, finance and operate a container terminal in its Port 2000 expansion area. The project is estimated to be worth €1.7bn and the concession will last 34 years. The terminal will include a 700-metre wharf and 35 hectares of land plus another seven hectares for additional works. It will occupy berths 11 and 12 at the western point of the Hubert Raoul-Duval basin, which already contains container terminals operated by GMP with CMA-CGM, and Terminals of Normandy with Maersk.
The achievement of financial close for the 1,000MW coal-fired Cirebon IPP Expansion Project (Cirebon Expansion) was another step by PLN in achieving President Jokowi’s often talked about target of creating an additional 35,000MW of new power generation capacity by 2019. By James Murray, partner, and James Orme, senior associate, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP.
The Nacala Corridor project financing opens the path for the development of mine-to-port infrastructure projects, essential for many developing countries’ economic growth, writes Vasco Vitorio, director, infrastructure and real estate group, and Thibauld Thuillez, associate director, at HSBC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The LNG projects market could be in the first phase of a jump in activity and interest. There is still plenty of overhang from the previous boom but sentiment is turning now to sourcing new capacity.
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