Monday, 19 August 2019

PFI Asia-Pacific Report 2014

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  • Xe-Pian plants a milestone

    In this article Latham & Watkins, international legal counsel to the lenders participating in the financing of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric power project (PNPC), and KTB Advisory, co-financial advisers to the project company, provide an overview of the deal and insight into some of its notable features. By Wirach Morakotkarn, acting CEO, Aoijai Poensamut, vice-president, and Suthiphan Snitwongse, manager, KTB Advisory and

  • Prai opens the battleground

    The Prai IPP was the first Malaysian IPP tender allowing international bidders to participate and is notable as the beginning of a number of trends in the Malaysian power sector. By Noraini Binti Taib and Rosemi Muhammad Ghazi of Tenaga Nasional Berhad; and Michael Cooper and Mark Ee of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

  • Assessing unsolicited Victorian proposals

    The Victorian Government has recently published guidelines that frame how it will assess unsolicited proposals for infrastructure projects pitched to it by the private sector. At a time in the economic cycle when investment in infrastructure is becoming more critical to Australia’s economic story, this is a very positive step towards encouraging private-sector development of innovative and more efficient ways to deliver critical infrastructure projects for the benefit of government and ultimately the p

  • Harnessing pension funds for infra

    Our global infrastructure funding gap is a challenge for governments around the world. McKinsey have estimated it at US$40trn. By Kyle Mangini, global head of infrastructure at IFM Investors. 

  • Mongolia – PF as a political risk mitigant

    Deep in the remote Gobi desert, Oyu Tolgoi, a copper, gold and silver mine on a truly gargantuan scale, has been a recent dominant feature on the horizon as well as in local and international headlines. It is easy to see why – the mine is expected, on its own, to grow Mongolia’s GDP by 30% and produce 3% of global copper production. By Gabriel Mpubani, senior associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

  • Banten IPP – Going without GOI support

    Genting’s 660MW coal-fired Banten independent power project is the first internationally financed Indonesian IPP to achieve financial close without the benefit of support from the Government of Indonesia (GoI) for the obligations of state utility PLN as offtaker under the PPA. By Alfred Ng, project development and finance in Singapore, Sanja Udovicic, project development and finance in London, and Bill McCormack, project development and finance in Sing

  • Ways to accelerate infra development

    Following the September 2013 election, Prime Minister Abbott declared that he wanted to be known as “the infrastructure prime minister.” By Robert Nicholson, partner, and Josh Sgro, partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, and Scott Killingbeck, managing director, Grant Samuel.

  • Japan – Power opportunities for investors

    Three years have passed since the Fukushima earthquake. The power industry in Japan has been under enormous pressure during this period. By Anne Hung, head of Major Project Practice Group, and Aki Kuboyama, paralegal and trainee solicitor, Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise). 

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    PFI Asia-Pacific Report 2014

    The need for rail road, power, port and resources infrastructure has become an economic priority for countries across the Asia Pacific. The lessons from past infrastructure financing failures have also been learned as governments, sponsors and lenders frame new financial structures that share and minimise financial risk during construction.

  • Bringing Partnership to Life

    When Plenary Schools achieved financial close on the Queensland Schools PPP project in Brisbane, it was the conclusion of a streamlined procurement process that saw financial close reached in less than three months from the lodgement of bids. By Paul Digby, executive director, Plenary Group.