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Smile Telecoms: Debt restructuring in the balance
Smile Telecoms: Debt restructuring in the balance
Max Thompson
22 February 2021

Smile Telecoms is awaiting one lender’s vote in support of its ECA debt restructuring plan, alongside creditors approval for $51 million of new money from shareholders. However, if the lender holds out against the deal, the UK courts could force the African telecom company to accept the existing terms of the plan - or if it fails completely the company will go bust.

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.

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Valle del Cauca 5G pulls record bidding numbers
3 March 2021

The tender for the Valle del Cauca 5G highway project (Cali-Palmira Access) in Colombia has pulled in a record eight bids according to Agencia Naciona...

More details on Satria-1 project financing
2 March 2021

More details have emerged on the recent debt financing backing Satelit Nusantara Tiga’s (SNT) Satria-1 satellite project in Indonesia.SNT is spo...

Courseulles-sur-Mer reaches financial close
2 March 2021

EDF Renewables, Enbridge, and wpd have reached financial close on a €2 billion financing for the 450MW Courseulles-sur-Mer (CSM) offshore wind fa...

Manah I & II solar bid deadline extended
2 March 2021

Oman Power & Water Procurement (OPWP) has extended the bidding date for the Manah I and II solar projects for a second time – pushing the de...

Higham joins OCBC project team
2 March 2021

London-based Mark Higham has joined OCBC Bank as a project finance and renewables originator. Higham previously worked at KfW-IPEX, where he was a sen...