Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Dam in Asia

Nepal restores mega hydro

The Nepal government has decided to restore the development of the 1,200MW Budhi Gandaki hydropower project and intends to officially award the project to Gezhouba of China. The decision was taken at a recent cabinet meeting chaired by Nepal’s prime minister K P Oli. The project, estimated to cost US$2.5bn-$3bn, was initially awarded last year by former PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal. However this was cancelled by the new government.

Offshore wind farm

States take varied approaches to offshore wind

PFI Issue 633 - September 19, 2018

New England-based offshore wind projects have dominated PF discussions for several months. New Jersey’s move to the forefront in recent weeks highlights vastly different state agendas. By Alison Healey.

Australian solar plant

State governments bet on renewables

PFI Issue 633 - September 19, 2018

Australian state governments are pushing ahead with renewable auctions. Victoria has awarded 1GW and more auctions are in the pipeline. By John Arbouw.

Akinwumi Adesina

African PF securitisation signed

PFI Issue 633 - September 19, 2018

The African Development Bank has securitised US$1bn of project finance and other loans. Synthetic securitisation is expanding from commercial banks to DFIs. By Stefano Berra.


Netherlands offshore wind farm

Blauwwind PF tests low tariff regime

PFI Issue 633 - September 19, 2018

On June 28 2018, the debt and equity financing of the 731.5MW Blauwwind offshore wind project in the Netherlands closed. By Frank Janse, who led the Green Giraffe advisory team on the transaction from mid-2016 until financial close in June 2018, and Tobias van Baarsen, Green Giraffe. 

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Bankable construction contracts – Key PF issues

PFI Issue 633 - September 19, 2018

At the heart of many project finance transactions – whether a greenfield development of new assets or a brownfield refurbishment of existing assets – lies a construction contract, most commonly an EPC contract. A typical construction contract for an energy or infrastructure project can be hundreds of pages long supplemented with a set of annexes that can also run into hundreds of pages, so can be a daunting document to review on behalf of project lenders. This article seeks to demystify the process of reviewing a construction contract from a financing perspective. By Karen Goepfert, senior editor, Practical Law Finance.

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2018 Cover

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2018

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2018

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.

PFI Global energy 2018 Cover

PFI Global Energy Report 2018

PFI Global Energy Report 2018

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.

PFI Comment

UK transmission

Concessions are great

The idea of using the concession model for procuring infrastructure projects has taken some stick of late, with some PPPs in both the UK and Canada under the cosh recently. Utility regulators, however, are starting to love them.

Project Finance MLA 2018 H1

# Arranger (US$m)
1 MUFG 5,889.1
2 SMBC 4,577.9
3 Societe Generale 3,295.7
4 ING 3,264.3
5 Credit Agricole 3,220.3
6 Santander 3,209.3
7 Morgan Stanley 2,687.5
8 BNP Paribas 2,665.9
9 Mizuho 2,450.8
10 ICBC 2,313.5

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