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Thursday, 28 May 2015

FRSU

Octopus FRSU signed

Hoegh LNG has signed a contract to supply a 170,000m³, US$300m FSRU to Colombia’s Octopus LNG import scheme with a start-up planned in Q2 2018. Finance will come from debt to be raised by Hoegh on a corporate basis with 35% to 40% coming from equity. Hoegh already has one FSRU being built and is set to order more vessels. It has not yet been decided which vessel will be used on Octopus. The deal is subject to Octopus, advised by BNP Paribas, obtaining its own project finance.

Uruguay

Uruguay explores novel financing

PFI Issue 553 - May 20, 2015

The small South American nation is exploring creative ways to finance wind projects. And it is proving a success. By Nic Stone.

Philippines

Power takes the spotlight

PFI Issue 553 - May 20, 2015

The Philippine power sector has taken over the spotlight for financing. At least five projects are seeking debt financing and inviting lenders. By Minerva Lau.

Israel

Leviathan back on

PFI Issue 553 - May 20, 2015

The massive Leviathan gas scheme off Israel appears back on. The scheme was held up by regulatory issues which now appear to have been resolved. By Rod Morrison.

Features

India

Indian solar – A US$100bn opportunity

PFI Issue 553 - May 20, 2015

By Simon Currie, partner and global head of energy based in Sydney, and Stephen Begley, partner in Singapore at global legal practice, Norton Rose Fulbright.

Korea Electric Power Corp

Securing finance for nuclear projects

PFI Issue 553 - May 20, 2015

The resurgence of new nuclear power plant construction in the past decade, dubbed the nuclear renaissance, has faced several challenges, including political hesitancy in some markets to move forward with new projects after the Fukushima Daiichi accident of 2011, protracted licensing and construction schedules, and the difficulty in emerging markets of arranging for proper infrastructure to support nuclear power programmes. One of the principal challenges, however, to truly reviving the growth of nuclear power, has been obtaining adequate financing of the substantial capital cost of nuclear construction. By Elina Teplinsky, partner, and Vincent Zabielski, senior lawyer, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

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.

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.

Japan

Breaking down barriers

The grip of Japanese institutions on the global project finance market remains tight despite growing competition among debt providers – banks and institutions – around the world. Heightened risks, however, face the titans of project finance as their clients seek to respond to global forces and markets. 

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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