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29 November 2022
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Renewables, Transport

Euler Hermes’ Baum on upping green export finance

Thomas Baum, Head of Underwriting and Risk Management at Euler Hermes, spoke with TXF CEO Dan Sheriff at the Dealmakers event in Berlin. They discuss the balance between...

06 October 2022
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Renewables

Zarafshan: More than a pilot for Uzbek onshore wind

Zarafshan is designed to be a pilot for the feasibility of onshore wind in Uzbekistan. Its size, and the support of commercial lenders, suggest the market is evolving...

16 August 2022
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Renewables

Renewables costs: The only way is up - or is it?

Renewables supply chain costs are going up. The cost of project debt is going up. The cost of hedging is going up. But costings for many projects were agreed long before...

03 August 2022

More countries pursue security of supply of critical minerals

The issue of critical mineral supply is widening as more countries consider putting in place a policy or strategy to maximise domestic and international value. Such...

27 July 2022
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Transport

Fleet footings

The recent DFI-backed financing for Colombia’s Green Movil electric bus fleet project might yet create a path for commercial banks to participate in the country’s...

14 June 2022
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Infrastructure, Power

Is Term SOFR the new dollar Libor?

The global project finance market looks set to replace one forward-looking dollar benchmark interest rate with another. Is Term SOFR effectively USD Libor with a new lick...

11 May 2022
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Chemicals/Petrochemicals

Petrochemicals: Next year's model

Is increasing petrochemicals price volatility going to force re-evaluation of past petchems project finance models? It already is.

22 February 2022

Greek project finance on the mend

Since the country's financial meltdown, project finance lending in Greece has slowly made a comeback in tandem with DFI support for a growing renewable energy and PPP...

24 January 2022
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Renewables

A change of Uzbek wind speed and direction?

Although not the first utility-scale wind project to be awarded in Uzbekistan, the Nukus wind project could prove to be the pathfinder for future wind tenders and...

06 December 2021
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Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Transport

COP26: Looking beyond the headlines

The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) took centre stage at COP26. Although initiatives like GFANZ will unlock further capital for green infrastructure,...

15 November 2021

Floating solar: The panel's still out on major deal flow

The recent Cirata project financing set some new bankability benchmarks for floating solar in Asia. More substantial deal flow from Asia's island nations may follow, but...

29 July 2021

EV Charging: A question of bankability

Few bankable EV charging project deals have followed the hybrid pathfinder set by Allego. Project financings for consumer EV charging points have, at their core, a simple...

28 June 2021

Making the right connections

You can count the number of true project financings for European and UK interconnectors on one hand. But following changes to regulation, and more expected to follow in...

14 May 2021
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Metals and Mining

Mining: A different shade of green

The mining sector is becoming a new frontier for green finance, as lenders take a greater interest in ESG issues. While green finance in mining has the potential to...

30 March 2021

What cost Brexit?

Brexit has been largely overshadowed by pandemic economic angst in the UK infrastructure sector. The additional bureaucracy will mean additional cost, but quantifying how...

04 February 2021
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Power, Renewables

Hydrogen: A matter of scale

Green hydrogen projects are on the increase – but they are also in the earliest stages of development and consequently banks are still treating the sector with caution....

15 December 2020

Collateral management meets Godzilla

Collateral management agreements have always played a vital role in commodity trade, but in today’s litigious world the relevance of the CMA is more than ever. Here,...

27 October 2020
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Infrastructure, Transport

A49: A question of roads support

The recent A49 road PPP concession financing is the third of Germany's new generation availability-based road schemes to close. All three have been heavily backed by the...

19 October 2020

Shaking the DFI infra money tree

Given the vast Covid-19 relief packages they are putting together, are DFIs really in a position to play a bigger role than usual in planned infrastructure stimulus...

13 October 2020
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Renewables

Huemul: A taste of DFI debt

The Huemul renewable financing in Chile - the second phase of Mainstream's Andes Renovables portfolio of wind and solar projects - has significant DFI backing despite its...

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