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Danske Commodities: Green is the new grey
Danske Commodities: Green is the new grey
Aife Howse
19 February 2021

TXF spoke with Tor Mosegaard, head of European power trading at Danske Commodities, to discuss the Danish energy trading house’s role in accelerating the energy transition, having last year signed a 15-year PPA to offtake electricity from the world's largest offshore wind farm - Dogger Bank A and B in the UK.

The energy transition: It’s not easy being green
The energy transition: It’s not easy being green
Jonathan Bell
17 February 2021

Increasing pressure is being put on lenders to drop hydrocarbon projects, but this is much easier said than done and a proper transition period allows for all parties to develop sustainable alternatives. Jonathan Bell assesses some of the issues.

Smile Telecoms: Lenders grimace as debt restructuring begins
Smile Telecoms: Lenders grimace as debt restructuring begins
Max Thompson
11 February 2021

Smile Telecoms is looking to restructure its DFI/ECA-backed debt package from 2015. But the pan-Afircan telecoms group, which is no stranger to ECA debt, was struggling to service its payment obligations long before the pandemic hit.

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Indonesia seals satellite PPP financing
1 March 2021

Indonesia's first multi-function satellite PPP Satria Satellite reached financial close on a $431 million ECA-backed project financing to fund the...

DFIs eye Myanmar retreat amid coup
1 March 2021

Development finance institutions (DFIs) could be forced to retreat if a strict policy is imposed against Myanmar’s military coup on 1 February. ...

Lazarovitch joins Bracewell
1 March 2021

Ronen Lazarovitch has left law firm Freshfields and joined Bracewell’s energy practice as partner in the London office.Lazarovitch’s main ...

Kernel extends $300m PXF
26 February 2021

Ukrainian sunflower seed and oil exporter Kernel has secured an extension on its $300 million PXF, which now has tranches maturing in August 2022 and ...

Saudi progresses with Sudair solar PV deal
24 February 2021

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund PIF is progressing with negotiations around its 2GW Sudair solar PV project located 150km north of Riyadh, ...