Tuesday, 31 March 2020

PFI Global Energy Report 2019

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  • Australian renewables surge despite crosswinds

    The year that was 2018 saw record-breaking activity in the renewable energy sector in Australia. ByJames Huang and Chau Phan-Vu, project finance, MUFG Bank.

  • Eight issues facing US tax equity

    The US tax equity industry faces a range of issues in 2019. By David K Burton, partner, Mayer Brown’s New York office.

  • Nachtigal hydro – Cameroon's pride

    The Nachtigal hydro power project financing, the first hydropower project-financed IPP in Cameroon, reached financial close in December 2018. Nachtigal is part of the country’s ambitions to lower its cost of electricity and provide access to electricity to its population thanks to environmentally friendly and renewable energy resources, write Guillaume de Luze, co-head of power EMEA, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, Stephane Lebeau,

  • Moray gets a Japanese lift

    The Moray East offshore wind farm is under construction more than 22km off the Scottish coast in the Moray Firth. The project was awarded three contracts for difference (CFDs) for a total 950MW of capacity in the second CFD allocation round in October 2017 at a strike price of £57.50 (2012 base price). It is the largest offshore wind farm undertaken to date in Scotland. By David Wadham, global head utilities, Ashurst.

  • Growing complexity of ECA financing

    “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Confucius. By Oliver Irwin , partner and Benjamin Pridgeon , associate at Bracewell LLP , and Geoff Knox , co-founder, head of energy and mining at Portland Advisers .

  • The outlook for FPSO financings

    Ian Cogswell, who has recently established Cogswell Consulting Ltd, discusses current developments in FPSO financing and the outlook for new contract awards over the short to medium term.

  • SeaMade – Pushing offshore to the next level

    In late 2018, SeaMade closed the €1.2bn senior debt non-recourse financing for its 487MW offshore wind farm. By Mathias Verkest, CEO SeaMade, Christophe De Winter, CFO SeaMade, and Jérôme Deflesselles, co-head power, EMEA, energy advisory and project finance, Société Générale.

  • Goya paints bright picture for Spanish wind

    The financing of the Goya wind farms project in Aragon ushered in a new generation of Spanish renewable power projects banked on private market-price offtakes rather than government subsidies. The deal required careful structuring to accommodate innovative features. By León López Iglesias, partner, and Carmen Gutiérrez-Alviz Velasco, associate, at Cuatrecasas.

  • Focusing on Spanish renewables

    Spain has always been one of the top players when it comes to renewable energy. However, following retroactive subsidy cuts and unfavourable legislation, the market slowed down and remained stagnant for years. Until now. By Rodrigo Berasategui, partner, and Jose María Anarte, senior associate,Watson Farley & Williams, Madrid.

  • AC Energy goes for Green bonds

    In early 2019, Philippines-based AC Energy Inc completed its debut issuance of climate bonds, raising a total of US$410m across three tranches of two series of notes. This inaugural climate bond offering by AC Energy marks the first publicly-syndicated Climate Bonds Initiative certified US dollar climate bond issue in South-East Asia to be listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, and provides a strong indication of the appetite within the regional market for sustainable capital markets products. By

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