Monday, 18 June 2018

PFI Global Energy Report 2016

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  • Solar IPP gets fit in Uganda

    Solar projects are coming to Africa. The Soroti scheme in Uganda provides a useful template. By Bernhard van Meeteren, energy sector specialist, FMO.

  • Meerwind bond goes international

    The Meerwind transaction is the largest European project bond ever raised, the largest ever global renewables project bond offering and the first internationally rated investment-grade debt instrument for the offshore wind sector. By Hari Chandra, managing director, global joint head of power, renewables, and infrastructure investment banking, and Stephen Anderson, managing director, co-head of investment grade capital markets, Jefferies International Ltd

  • Project bonds in Asia – Making a comeback

    Project bonds are back in Asia. By Frederic Thomas, senior investment specialist, Asian Development Bank; Bonifacio Banzon, director, project finance, BPI Capital Corporation; Jerome Ferreria, senior investment specialist, Credit Guarantee & Investment Facility; and Don Stokes, partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

  • Export market of choice for US LNG

    Over the last year, as LNG exports from the United States have ramped up and global LNG prices have ramped down precipitously, Latin America and the Caribbean have emerged as the market of choice for US LNG exporters. By Cynthia Urda Kassis, partner, Anthony Patten, partner, Chris Dolan, associate, and Andre de Paiva Teixeira, associate, Shearman & Sterling.

  • Liwa – A new era for plastics in Oman

    On March 3 2015, Orpic Plastics LLC, a newly formed subsidiary of Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co SAOC (Orpic), signed financing documentation for the US$6.4bn Liwa Plastics Industries Complex project (LPIC), a transformational project for Orpic and one which marks its arrival as a world-scale petrochemicals producer, as well as an economic and social strategic priority for the Sultanate of Oman. By Stefan Budzinski, head of Oil & Gas Advisory, Sumitomo Mi

  • Indonesian gas to power ambitions

    The Indonesian Government has set a target of 13,000MW of new power to be provided by gas by 2019. By Norman Bissett, foreign legal consultant, Karina Sungkono, associate, Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners, Jakarta, and Kim Hock Ang, partner, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, Singapore.

  • The renewables market in Norway

    The Norwegian power market is currently afflicted by low electricity prices and time-consuming concession processes. However, there are strong political ambitions to develop more renewable energy and create an attractive investment environment. By Bendik Christoffersen, Ellen Teresa Heyerdahl andJens Naas-Bibow, partners at Thommessen. 

  • Renewables renaissance in Australia

    After more than three years of inertia, the Australian renewable energy industry is finally showing signs of resurgence. By Rob Watt, partner, and Philip Cornwell, partner, Allens.

  • Mitigating corruption risk in renewables

    Managing corruption risk is critical to the business success of a renewable energy project and necessary to keep it compliant with the law. ByChristopher T Timura, senior counsel in the international trade practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

  • Japan’s quest for renewables

    Geothermal offers a stable source of power but it faces huge challenges. Wind and solar are more conventional but offer intermittent power. By Hamisah Samad.

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