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EV Charging: A question of bankability
EV Charging: A question of bankability
Thomas Hopkins
29 July 2021

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 problem: there is often no guaranteed offtake and therefore no clearly defined revenue stream. But can project finance find a niche in fleet charging?

Proximo Weekly: More details on Dubai waste
Proximo Weekly: More details on Dubai waste
Thomas Hopkins
9 July 2021

A waste-to-energy PPP first for Dubai Municipality.

Making the right connections
Making the right connections
Thomas Hopkins
28 June 2021

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 the coming months, the sector is looking increasingly project finance friendly.

Mining: A different shade of green
Mining: A different shade of green
Thomas Hopkins
14 May 2021

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 achieve positive environmental reforms, there is still uncertainty about how such lending will be regulated. What challenges might regulators face as they turn their attention to this emergent area of ESG finance?

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.

Hydrogen: A matter of scale
Hydrogen: A matter of scale
Thomas Hopkins
4 February 2021

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. Will this emergent sector come into its own in the next decade? And what will it take to change lender angst to appetite?

A49: A question of roads support
A49: A question of roads support
Thomas Hopkins
27 October 2020

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 EIB. But with EIB lending policies under environmental review – EIB support for future roads projects that are easily able to raise competitive finance in the commercial market must be less certain.

Shaking the DFI infra money tree
Shaking the DFI infra money tree
Thomas Hopkins
19 October 2020

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 packages that are being proposed by governments to get the global economy back on track?

Spotlight shines on future African and Asian export finance
Spotlight shines on future African and Asian export finance
Jonathan Bell
15 October 2020

Massive potential lies ahead for many African and Asian countries. Find out more by joining the TXF Export Finance Virtual Global Fair and embracing the best networking tools around through TXF’s very own new platform.

Huemul: A taste of DFI debt
Huemul: A taste of DFI debt
Thomas Hopkins
13 October 2020

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 earlier sister deal being purely commercially banked. But was that backing a necessity in the Covid-19 economic climate or simply a key support?

Mozambique LNG: Turning up the LNG funding tap
Mozambique LNG: Turning up the LNG funding tap
Thomas Hopkins
7 September 2020

The Mozambique LNG project raised the project finance benchmark for large-scale schemes after it closed amid the Covid-19 crisis with a surprising tenor given the volume of debt involved. But there is more to the deal than just size – key elements will enable the sponsors to use the concession as leverage for future debt.

Stuck in the great oil game!
Stuck in the great oil game!
Jonathan Bell
13 May 2020

The oversupply of crude oil coupled with the massive fall in demand due to Covid-19 has led historically low prices. What is the impact of this and who are the winners and losers? Jonathan Bell delves into the well to explore the scene.

The great project debt puzzle
The great project debt puzzle
Thomas Hopkins
27 February 2020

The aspirations of the EU Green Deal and the bloc's adoption of CRD IV are contradictions that leave lenders and borrowers confused - and more significantly a potential hole in the availability of project debt to fund the plan. Can non-bank lending plug the gap?

Spotlight shines on future African and Asian export finance
Spotlight shines on future African and Asian export finance
Jonathan Bell
6 October 2019

Massive potential lies ahead for many African and Asian countries. Find out more by joining the TXF Export Finance Virtual Global Fair and embracing the best networking tools around through TXF’s very own new platform.