Saturday, 07 December 2019
State-run energy group Petrobras could add several billion dollars of assets to its already hefty divestment plan, according to a 2020-2024 business plan released this week. The company said it is looking to sell up to US$30bn in assets. The assets include eight refineries and may be expanded to include the group’s Bolivian assets, its stake in petrochemical firm Braskem, legacy deepwater oilfields, and its remaining stake in fuel distribution firm BR Distribuidora. Some of the assets could fetch as much as US$4bn, according to reports.
The renewables sector in India is starting to attract big inflows of international capital. The federal government, however, is trying a new fix for an old problem. By John Arbouw.
Gulf utilities are now looking at their existing power and water projects. Replacing old capacity and adding expansions are being used as well as procuring new projects. By Rod Morrison.
The XPT train fleet has long been an iconic part of regional rail travel through NSW, operating services as far north as Brisbane in Queensland and as far south as Melbourne in Victoria. However, after several decades of service, the ageing XPT train fleet along with the Endeavour and Xplorer fleets are being replaced. By Kieren Boesenberg, who led the financial advisory team on the project, director, advisory, Australian Structured Finance Office, MUFG Bank.
The use of corporate power purchase agreements is growing in Italy thanks to an increasingly favourable regulatory framework. By Eugenio Tranchino, head of Watson Farley & Williams, Italy.
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.
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.
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.
The greenium for environmental, social and governance-linked finance is said to have become a fact as investors rush to build up their green books. That said, investment and credit fundamentals should be at the heart of pricing decisions.
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