Monday, 21 August 2017

Wind and solar

Windlab to fund solar and wind

Canberra-based renewable energy company Windlab has successfully raised A$50m (US$39m) from an initial public offer that will be used to partially fund stage one of its 60MW Kennedy wind/solar/battery project in Queensland. Windlab will officially list next month and this will be a precursor to it negotiating with lenders for more than A$1.5bn (US$1.18bn) of debt to upscale the Kennedy project to 1200MW.


WIFIA tap starts to open

PFI Issue 606 - July 26, 2017

Water Infrastructure Finance & Innovation Act funding has been around since 2013. This year 12 schemes could kick start the programme. By Alison Healey


Paiton launches big refi package

PFI Issue 606 - July 26, 2017

Paiton Energy has launched a loan and bond financing package. This is the biggest power refinancing seen in Indonesia so far. By Minerva Lau

Thames Water

Mini TTTs take a bow

PFI Issue 606 - July 26, 2017

Plans to adopt a Thames Tideway Tunnel style procurement have moved forward. One company is already seeking advisers for a scheme. By Rod Morrison



Maiden bond is a complex issue

PFI Issue 606 - July 26, 2017

The ACWA Power Management & Investments One transaction is a complex structured bond issuance, with a number of firsts attached to its name. Rohit Sinha, director of acquisitions and project finance, Shariq Rahman, director of corporate finance, and Arvind Mishra, executive director of tax, ACWA Power discuss the structuring and implementation.

Cape Town, South Africa

Sub-Saharan pools and interconnectors

PFI Issue 606 - July 26, 2017

This article takes a look at the main power pools in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), some of the key interconnector transmission projects in the region and some of the challenges they face. By Steven Gamble, director, Richard Metcalf, partner and Daniel Leslie, attorney, Norton Rose Fulbright.

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2017

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2017

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2017

Infrastructure spending is a top priority for governments across the world including the new Trump Administration. Investors are looking for deals in which to place their money. Can the infra market provide well structured deal flow to keep the funding markets happy? PFI has published its Global Infrastructure supplement featuring a host of case studies and articles on current trends and issues.

PFI Global Energy Report 2017

PFI Global Energy Report 2017

PFI Global Energy Report 2017

The global energy finance market faces a range of new challenges and opportunities. PFI has published its Global Energy supplement featuring a host of case studies and articles on current trends and issues. The offshore wind sector is taking centre stage right now with Japan, South Korea and the US joining Europe in building out new developments. 

PFI Comment


Putting a toe into US$90trn

The Asian project finance market has been dominated by commercial banks since year dot. There are signs this could be about the change as Asian project bond deal flow has picked up noticeably this month.

The 2017 Asia Citations


PFI has awarded its 2017 Asia Best Practice Citations – this year focusing on smart urban infrastructure and financing. These Citations will be presented at a dinner, hosted by IE Singapore, on September 26 in Singapore.

Project Finance MLA 1H 2017

# Arranger (US$m)
1 CDB 6,590.2
2 MUFG 4,921.4
3 SMBC 4,608.4
4 SBI Capital 4,467.0
5 BNP Paribas 4,323.7
6 Credit Agricole 3,860.5
7 ICBC 3,774.0
8 ING 3,173.0
9 Bank of China 2,769.9
10 Societe Generale 2,761.0

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PFI Yearbook 2017

PFI Yearbook 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Thomson Reuters Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook. The Yearbook is our annual publication in which we look at the events of 2016, through case studies and the PFI Awards, and look forward into 2017 with interviews and articles in the Global section of the book.