Saturday, 04 July 2015


Djibouti wakes up to wind

The government of Djibouti has signed an MoU for the country’s first wind farm with Shanghai Electric, to be built in two 30MW phases in the north of the country. Djibouti is seeking to become the first country in Africa to generate its entire energy requirement through renewable sources within the next decade.


Banks consider riskier yieldco debt

PFI Issue 556 - July 1, 2015

Riskier debt structures are being proposed by yieldcos. Sponsors have gained leverage from lots of liquidity chasing few deals. By Alison Healey.


RET to kick-start renewables

PFI Issue 556 - July 1, 2015

Australian renewables received a much needed boost with the passing of the RET. The result is that there will be more development and sales activity. By John Arbouw.


Rural France gets up to speed

PFI Issue 556 - July 1, 2015

France is stepping up its efforts to provide high-speed internet connection. Following Axione, more projects are heading for the debt market. By Stefano Berra.


LaGuardia airport

A New York P3 state of mind

PFI Issue 556 - July 1, 2015

It is time for P3s in New York. By Fernando Rodriguez Marin, partner, and Nicolai Sarad, global co-head of the energy, infrastructure and projects group, at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in New York.

Workers from Indonesia’s state utility firm PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) maintain a power plant station in Jakarta August 30, 2010.

SE Asia IPPs – Applying the lessons learnt

PFI Issue 556 - July 1, 2015

Many of the original PPAs for South-East Asia’s first generation of IPPs have or will expire in the next few years. Some plants have been retired, while others have negotiated PPAs for extended terms. By Laurie Pearson, Of Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright, Singapore.

PFI Global Infrastructure Report Cover 2015

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2015

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2015

As the confidence in the debt markets reaches new post global financial crisis highs and the investment community remains keen on finding new assets to finance, a key question in the report concerns deal flow. Where will the next deals come from?

PFI Global Energy Report 2015 cover

PFI Global Energy Report 2015

PFI Global Energy Report 2015

With global energy markets in a state of flux following the collapse in the oil price from last autumn onwards, the timing of the publication of the report could not be better.


Gas stuck in the Med

Plans to develop gas reserves in the Mediterranean are either on the cusp of being finalised or are years in the distance. The demand is there, but unfortunately much of it is in a B–/B3/B rated country, Egypt. Nevertheless why look beyond the Med for gas if you are in Europe?

Project Finance MLA 2015 Q1

# Arranger (US$m)
1 Mitsubishi UFJ 3,434.0
2 SMBC 2,411.6
3 Mizuho 1,748.6
4 Credit Agricole 1,490.6
5 SBI Capital 1,303.2
6 Societe Generale 1,289.0
7 BNP Paribas 1,176.1
8 KfW IPEX 1,042.3
9 Natixis 993.9
10 ING 787.7

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PFI Yearbook 2015

PFI Yearbook 2015

PFI Yearbook 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Thomson Reuters Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook. The Yearbook is our annual publication in which we look at the events of 2014, through case studies and the PFI Awards, and look forward into 2015 with articles in the Global section of the book. This year we have interviewed and profiled a host of leading sponsors from the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) to take the market temperature – to see how the clients are viewing market prospects.