Friday, 24 January 2020

Offshore Wind

Jera inks offshore wind MoU

Jera and Shimizu recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on offshore wind opportunities. Each company will utilise its own expertise and resources and the first collaboration involves preparation for the public tenders that the Japanese government will be launching for offshore wind projects in Akita prefecture and elsewhere in the country.

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Canadian transport projects struggle

PFI Issue 664 - January 15, 2020

Mega transport projects in the Canadian provinces have plenty of finance chasing them. Recent disappointments have reduced construction industry confidence, however. By Alison Healey.


Desalination becomes main-stream

PFI Issue 664 - January 15, 2020

Australia needs water right now. Plans are in hand to expand capacity at the country’s desalination plants. By John Arbouw.


Atlantia under fire

PFI Issue 664 - January 15, 2020

The fate of road concession Atlantia is to be decided soon. The government has upped the pressure and its ratings have been downgraded. By Jordan Bintcliffe.



PFI Asian extra

PFI Issue 664 - January 15, 2020

This year, Project Finance International is to hold its first Asian awards dinner at Raffles in Singapore on March 19. To celebrate the event, seven extra awards from the corporate and project finance energy and infrastructure arena have been made in addition to the usual suite of PFI Awards.


Marigold flowers in Pengerang

PFI Issue 664 - January 15, 2020

Petroliam Nasional Berhad and Saudi Arabian Oil Company, through its subsidiary Aramco Overseas Company BV, are building a world-class integrated refinery and steam cracker complex and a downstream petrochemicals complex as part of their wider investment in the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) in South Johor, Malaysia. By Ramakrishna Pataballa and Bruce Weller, BNP Paribas, financial adviser.

PFI Yearbook 2020 Cover

PFI Yearbook 2020

PFI Yearbook 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Refinitiv Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook. The Yearbook is our annual publication in which we look at the events of 2019, through case studies and the PFI Awards, and look forward into 2020 with a range of articles in the Global section of the book.

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PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2019

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2019

The global infrastructure market in 2019 has seen a range of deals financed and plenty of new plans hatched. The problems in the contracting sector remain, however. PFI’s Global Infrastructure Report 2019 case studies leading deals such as Gordie Howe, Florida Rail, Paraguay’s Corredor Bioceanico, Shuqaiq IWP, Tours-Bordeaux and Belgrade Airport. Themes such as China’s Belt & Road and Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor are examined and the problems with US and Australian construction projects are revealed.

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 League Tables 2019

The Refinitiv Project Finance International 2019 league table returns are due to be submitted on December 31st 2019. 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

David Sassoli

Old-fashioned credit risk

Incentivising capital flows to green projects is a hot topic right now in Europe, with the first stage of the European Union’s taxonomy regulations passed before the year-end. What next? Project economics or capital charge incentives?

Project Finance MLAs Q3 2019

# Arranger (US$m)
1 MUFG 11,306.4
2 SMBC 9,665.6
3 Mizuho 8,351.4
4 BNP Paribas 7,386.9
5 Santander 6,278.1
6 Credit Agricole 6,119.6
7 Societe Generale 6,044.3
8 ING 5,536.2
9 SBI Capital 4,837.7
10 Natixis 4,789.9

Digital Edition

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