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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

LAP eyes bridge loan

PFI Issue 662 - December 4, 2019

Lima Airport Partners (LAP) is aiming to close a bridge financing by year-end to continue construction on the potentially US$2bn upgrade of the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima as the close of a long-term financing is pushed to 2020.

Chinese take over 4G highway

PFI Issue 662 - December 4, 2019

China Construction América (CCA) will take over the Aliadas para el Progreso concessionaire that is delivering the 456km Santana to Neiva 4G highway public-private partnership.

Albanesi companies launch bond deals

PFI Issue 662 - December 4, 2019

A duo of Albanesi-linked power companies have raised roughly US$56m via a joint bond deal to refinance debt.

BHP ups SolGold stake

PFI Issue 662 - December 4, 2019

Major miner BHP has increased its stake in SolGold, which owns the Cascabel-Alpala copper-gold mine in Imbabura province, to 14.7%.

Net metering leads to DG boom

PFI Issue 662 - December 4, 2019

Brazil’s growth in distributed generation from renewable resources, especially solar, has increased since it implemented net metering policies in 2012, according to a new report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Chile to Peru interconnection planned

PFI Issue 662 - December 4, 2019

A transmission line linking Chile’s renewables-heavy north to Peru is in the works, following successful preliminary studies. The line is expected to see 80% activity, according to the study.

Controversial transmission progresses

PFI Issue 662 - December 4, 2019

A controversial transmission line linking the northern Roraima state to the national grid is making progress as engineers from sponsor Transnorte Energia have met with indigenous leaders to work on approvals for the scheme.

Power auction planned

PFI Issue 662 - December 4, 2019

Chile’s national energy commission, the CNE, has released bidding terms for a new energy auction to be held in 2020.

Pre-qualifications done in renewables tender

PFI Issue 662 - December 4, 2019

The Ministry of Energy & Non-Renewable Natural Resources says that nine companies and consortia have pre-qualified for its maiden renewables auction process.

Mainstream taps Sacyr

PFI Issue 662 - December 4, 2019

Mainstream Renewable Power has tapped Spain’s Sacyr to provide the balance of plant (BOP) solution for 241MW of onshore wind farms in the Irish company’s 1.3GW Andes Renovables wind and solar power generation platform in Chile.

Orestone advances mine

PFI Issue 662 - December 4, 2019

Canada-listed Orestone Mining Corp, through newly formed Chilean subsidiary Cerro Golpe de Rayo, has initiated an exploration programme on the Resguardo property in the country’s north.

ECB taps Acciona

PFI Issue 662 - December 4, 2019

Brazil’s ECB Group has tapped Acciona to deliver the US$800m Omega Green plant to produce renewable fuels hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) and synthetic paraffinic kerosene (SPK) near Paraguayan capital Asuncion.

Avenir and Golar team up

PFI Issue 662 - December 4, 2019

Avenir LNG has signed an agreement with Golar Power allowing it to enter the Brazilian market via a small-scale LNG delivery scheme.

Copel contracts renewables

PFI Issue 662 - December 4, 2019

Companhia Paranaense de Energia (Copel) has contracted 121.6MW of wind and solar energy via 15-year power purchase agreements beginning in 2023.