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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Additional RenovAr contracts awarded

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

Argentina has awarded an extra 634.3MW of renewable energy capacity representing 22 projects as part of the expanded RenovAr 2 auction process.

Green bond refi prepped

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

Invenergy through subsidiary Jacinta Solar Farm Finance is looking to issue US$64.75m in Green bonds to refinance debt at the 50MW La Jacinta solar farm in the Salto Department. The project entered commercial operation in September 2015.

Five bids for reservoir concession

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

Five technical offers have been received for the public-private partnership concession to develop and operate the Las Palmas Reservoir in the Petorca River Basin. The project will require investment of US$170m.

ProInversion awards broadband PPPs

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

Private investment promotion agency ProInversion has awarded mandates for the two broadband public-private partnerships that will bring high-speed connectivity to the Amazonas, Ica, Lima, Junín, Puno, Moquegua and Tacna regions.

Fraport to invest in two concessions

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

Fraport, through newly created subsidiary Fraport Brasil, is looking to invest R$1.2bn (US$370m) in the two concessions it won at the airports of Fortaleza and Porto Alegre.

AES sees solar purchase approved

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

Brazilian independent power producer AES Tiete Energia has seen regulator CADE approve its purchase of 180MW of solar capacity from Cobra do Brasil.

Brookfield sells interest in ETC

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

Brookfield Infrastructure has signed definitive agreements to sell its approximate 27.8% interest in ETC Transmission Holdings to China Southern Power Grid International for US$1.3bn.

Mainstream lands mezz deal

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

Mainstream Renewable Power has landed a US$50m mezzanine financing deal through Apollo Global Management to partially fund the company’s equity investment in the 170MW Sarco and 129MW Aurora wind farms.

Auctions see 4.5GW of power contracted

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

Brazilian authorities have awarded roughly 4.5GW of power project contracts as part of the A-4 and A-6 power auctions.

Sole bid for cable car PPP

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

The Chilean Ministry of Public Works (MOP) has received one technical bid for the Bicentenario cable car public-private partnership in the capital Santiago.

EIB backs Enel renewables projects

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

Enel Green Power Peru has landed US$150m from the European Investment Bank (EIB) backing 312MW of renewable energy projects in the country.

BNDES outlines investment for 2018/19

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

National development bank BNDES has outlined its investment plans for the next two years, expecting to provide R$54bn (US$16.65bn) in new financing for infrastructure projects.

Total Eren lands wind deal

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

Total Eren has closed a non-recourse senior debt financing of the 97.2MW Vientos Los Hercules wind farm in southern Argentina.

Transmission auction results out

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

National energy regulator Aneel has awarded 11 lots of transmission projects totalling 4,919km as part of an auction to spur investment in the assets.

CPPIB enters Brazil renewables market

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Votorantim Energia have signed agreements to form a new joint venture focusing on investments and developments in the Brazilian power generation sector.

KfW backs wind project

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

German group KfW IPEX-Bank is extending a US$21.8m corporate loan to Pan American Energy and its partner 3 GAL, together known as Parque Eólico del Sur, to back the 24MW Garayalde project in Chubut province.

Changi takes airport stake

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

Singapore’s Changi has nabbed Odebrecht’s stake in the Tom Jobim International Airport public-private partnership.

Govt eyes port concession extensions

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

The Peruvian government has proposed an increase to port concession periods to 60 years from the current maximum of 30 years.

Desal PPPs get boost

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

The Peruvian government has presented a bill that seeks to promote the development of desalination projects as public-private partnerships.

IFC commits to Itaú

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has disbursed US$105m to Itaú CorpBanca Colombia to boost the development of small and medium-sized enterprises in the country and increase financing for projects that help mitigate the climate change.

Albioma takes cogen stake

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

Albioma has acquired a 60% stake in a bagasse cogeneration plant from the Jalles Machado Group.

Spanish sign MoU

PFI Issue 616 - January 10, 2018

Spanish public works minister Íñigo de la Serna and his Ecuadorian counterpart Paul Granda have penned a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the transportation infrastructure sector.