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Smaller and freer: Brazilian solar steals the renewables spotlight
Smaller and freer: Brazilian solar steals the renewables spotlight
Rob Dwyer
6 April 2021

A year of pandemic has accentuated structural changes to the Brazilian renewables market that began before 2020. Solar projects and the free energy market are where most interest is now focused – and that looks set to continue for the next few years.

What cost Brexit?
What cost Brexit?
Thomas Hopkins
30 March 2021

Brexit has been largely overshadowed by pandemic economic angst in the UK infrastructure sector. The additional bureaucracy will mean additional cost, but quantifying how significant that impact is and will be across complex infrastructure projects involving a multitude of imported parts and materials seems to be on the back burner - for now.

Smile Telecoms: ECA-DFI lenders face wipeout as liquidation looms
Smile Telecoms: ECA-DFI lenders face wipeout as liquidation looms
Max Thompson
23 March 2021

South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation is threatening to derail Smile Telecoms restructuring plan, potentially pushing the ailing pan-African telecom company into immediate liquidation and wiping out ECA and DFI lenders.

TXF Originals

Rovuma LNG to close by year-end despite volatility
7 May 2021

The $17 billion Rovuma LNG project financing - sponsored by an Exxonmobil-led team - is expected to reached financial close by year-end despite the dr...

Aramco pipelines stapled financing mandated
6 May 2021

Saudi Aramco has mandated the bank line-up for the stapled debt financing linked to its sale of 49% of its oil pipeline operations to an EIG-led conso...

ChemOne's PEC project progresses ECA-backed deal
6 May 2021

ChemOne has mandated some of the lenders and ECAs for the debt backing its $3.38 billion Pengerang Energy Complex (PEC) project – an integrated ...

Three set to bid on REPDO3 Cat B
6 May 2021

Three prospective developers - ACWA Power, Jinko Power, and Masdar - are expected to bid on the 1GW of solar PV offered under Saudi Arabia’s REP...

Jazan IGCC plant progresses financing
5 May 2021

Sponsors of the $12 billion 3.8GW Jazan integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant in Saudi Arabia - Saudi Aramco (20%), Air Products (...

TXF Data

Export & Agency Finance Lender 2020

Bank USDm No %
1 Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) 5028m 32 6.8%
2 BNP Paribas 4261m 26 5.7%
3 Société Générale 4196m 27 5.6%
4 Mizuho 3897m 21 5.2%
5 Santander 3223m 29 4.3%
6 MUFG Bank 3187m 25 4.3%
7 KfW IPEX-Bank 3037m 17 4.1%
8 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 3019m 10 4.1%
9 JP Morgan 2857m 16 3.8%
10 Standard Chartered 2595m 22 3.5%

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