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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sergipe aims for Q4 financial close

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Centrais Electricas de Sergipe’s (Celse) Porto de Sergipe LNG-to-power project near Aracaju will see its debt financing in the fourth quarter this year, according to the company.

Fenix prices bond refi

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Fenix Power Peru has priced US$340m of 144A/Reg S 10-year senior notes refinancing debt.

Green bonds for PV project

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

The Province of Jujuy has issued US$210m of green bonds in part to co-finance the 300MW Cauchari solar cluster that won a contract during the first RenovAr auction. It is expected to require some US$400m in total.

Broadband PPP opens up

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Private investment promotion agency ProInversion has opened up bidding for the installation of broadband in the Amazon, Ica, and Lima regions.

Chinchero reboot begins

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Compensation talks have kicked off as the Peruvian government begins a plan to revive the troubled Chinchero airport concession.

Huge interest in rekindled auctions

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

More than 77GW of renewable energy projects have registered for the new A-4 and A-6 energy auctions to be held on December 18 and 20 this year.

ACS to sell highway stake

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Spanish company ACS through subsidiary Iridium has signed an agreement to sell a 51% stake in the Ruta del Canal for roughly US$170m.

Water projects seek private partner

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

The government of Peru is looking to bring in private investors to help extend potable water and sewerage services to 100% of the country by 2021.

Highway project out to tender

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

The Argentine government has launched a tender for the development of a new 38km stretch on the Lujan-Palmira highway or Sistema Cristo Redentor.

Airport concession package to open

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

The Ministry of Transport & Communications (MTC) will soon open up a tender process for the concession of a group of eight regional air terminals. They are part of a third airport infrastructure package that it is hoped will modernise regional facilities.

Amazon PPP signed

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

The Ministry of Transport & Communications (MTC) has signed a 20-year public-private partnership agreement with Concesionaria Hidrovía Amazónica for the Hidrovía Amazónica public-private partnership project.

Grenergy agrees renewables sale

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Grenergy has agreed to the sale of ten solar photovoltaic facilities across Chile to an unnamed Chilean investment fund for US$75m, according to a statement to Spain’s Mercado Alternativo Bursátil (MAB).

CNNC pens another agreement

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Brazil has once again turned to Chinese expertise and financing to complete the Angra 3 nuclear power project.

Canadian Solar buys PV project

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Canadian Solar has acquired the 80.6MW Guimarania photovoltaic project in the state of Minas Gerais from NSG Industria de Construcao e Participacoes Eireli.

Mega rail tender due in 2018

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Peru is set to open up a tender and award in 2018 a contract for a multi-billion dollar coastal light rail project.

CC&L makes maiden solar investments

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Canadian group Connor Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure) has entered into binding agreements to acquire 15 construction-stage, ground-mounted solar projects in Chile totalling 65MW of capacity.

Invepar returns highway concession

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Infrastructure group Invepar has officially entered a request to return the 937km BR-040 concession. The roadway goes from the Distrito Federal to Juiz de Fora in Minas Gerais.

Olmos sale gets boost

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Brazilian construction company Odebrecht has seen an appeals court rescind a ban on its proposed sale of the Olmos irrigation business to a consortium led by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and featuring Suez.

Enel funds maiden wind project

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Enel Green Power Peru (EGPP) has kicked off construction of its 132MW Wayra I wind project in the Ica region.

Michiquillay award set for November

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Peru will award the rights for the Michiquillay copper mine in the Cajamarca region on November 15, according to private investment promotion agency ProInversion. The US$2bn project is expected to produce around 80,000 tonnes of copper per day.

UKEF on Sea Lion

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Premier Oil and Rockhopper Exploration are talking to UK export credit agency UKEF about a US$800m senior debt financing on the US$1.5bn Sea Lion oil field development.

Lower house approves DG bill

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Argentina’s lower house of parliament has approved a bill to promote a net metering scheme that will support distributed generation, residential, and commercial solar projects.

IDB and World Bank create fund

PFI Issue 609 - September 20, 2017

Finance Minister Luis Caputo and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) president Luis Moreno held a joint press conference in Buenos Aires to announce increased support from the multilateral for the country and the creation of a roughly US$1bn fund.