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Friday, 23 February 2018

Japanese banks support Rantau Dedap geo

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

The three Japanese mega banks – Mizuho Bank, MUFG and SMBC – and possibly JBIC and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be providing a total of US$514m loan for the development of the Rantau Dedap geothermal power plant. The banks are currently in documentation process.

Govt awards four LNG-to-power deals

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

Myanmar’s Ministry of Electricity & Energy has issued a “notice to proceed” (NTP) for four LNG-to-power projects in a ceremony held in Nay Pyi Taw on January 31.

Arup to advise on US$11.6bn infra

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

The Philippines’ Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has appointed Arup to assist it in preparing the construction process for new inter-island bridges, tunnels, and highways.

Super consortium makes formal submission

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

A Philippine consortium, made up of seven large conglomerates, has formally submitted its Ps350bn (US$6.7bn) unsolicited proposal to rehabilitate, expand, operate, and maintain the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for 35 years.

HSR bidding consortia taking shape

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

Four consortia have emerged and are taking shape to bid for the US$10bn Kuala Lumpur–Singapore (Kl–SG) high speed rail (HSR) project.

PTT and EGAT to develop LNG terminals

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

Thai national oil and gas company PTT has signed a memorandum of understanding with Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) to develop their energy and gas businesses.

Sumitomo receives Van Phong IPP certificate

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

Sumitomo Corp has received the investment certificate to develop the 1,320MW Van Phong 1 coal-fired power plant in the central coast province of Khanh Hoa.

Sunseap and InfraCo to partner on solar

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

Sunseap International of Singapore and InfraCo Asia Development have teamed up to develop a 168MW utility-scale solar power project in Ninh Thuan province on the south-central coast of Vietnam.

Sembcorp teams up on wind

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

Sembcorp Utilities of Singapore plans to join HBRE Group of Vietnam in a 300MW wind power project that has recently received an investment certificate.

AC Energy to invest in solar

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

AC Energy Holdings will ramp up its investments in solar energy projects in Vietnam by as much as US$300m, local newspapers report.

Superblock plans 700MW of wind

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

Thailand’s largest solar energy company Superblock plans to develop 700MW capacity of wind farms in Vietnam. The investment required is estimated at Bt56bn (US$1.77bn), company chairman Jormsup Lochaya told Reuters.

Govt to review strategic projects

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

Indonesian president Joko Widodo has called for a review of the status of strategic infrastructure projects to determine if they can be implemented.

Govt mulls expansion of HSR

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

The Indonesian government is considering extending the 140km Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail project to West Java and Central Java, according to coordinating maritime affairs minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, who spoke to local media.

Siemens eyes WtE projects

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

Siemens is keen to invest in waste-to-energy (WtE) plants in Indonesia, according to local newspaper reports.

Submission date extended for Baggao PQ docs

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Centre of the Philippines has extended to March 6 from February 19 the submission date of prequalification documents for the Baggao water supply project.

Enel Green starts work on Ratai geo

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

Enel Green Power of Italy has commenced work on the 55MW Way Ratai geothermal power project. The company stated that the exploration phase is under way for the project, which is located in the province of Lampung.

Oxley team wins Yangon central station

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

Myanmar Railways has selected the consortium comprising Myanmar’s Min Dharma Co, China’s Sino Great Wall Co, and Singapore-based property developer Oxley Holdings as the preferred bidder for the Yangon central railway station area comprehensive development project.

MPIC awaits NEDA approval of unsolicited CTBEx

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

The Philippines’ National Economic & Development Authority is evaluating the unsolicited project for the Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway (CTBEx).

Infracorp expects to win monorail project

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

Infracorp expects to be awarded the original proponent status for the Ps3.8bn (US$74m) monorail project by the end of March, local newspapers report.

Govt to launch six road PPPs

PFI Issue 619 - February 21, 2018

The Philippines’ Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH) is going ahead with road projects to be implemented as PPP projects to ease congestion on major highways in Luzon and Mindanao.