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  • November 2008

    Arcapita drops Viridian sale 28 November 2008

    Arcapita has ditched its planned £2 billion ($3.06 billion) sale of Irish power company Viridian

  • Entec and Oyo sign IPP MoU 27 November 2008

    Oyo State government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Entec Power and Utilities to develop a 250MW independent power project (IPP) in Nigeria

  • JBIC signs first untied project facility into Vietnam 26 November 2008

    JBIC has signed a ¥11 billion ($115.1 million) loan for Vietracimex Lao Cai Electric, a state corporation guaranteed by the government of Vietnam

  • NuCoastal seeks financing for further four 24 November 2008

    NuCoastal Power has held preliminary discussions with banks about financing a series of four power plants in Texas.

  • EdF issues bond for British Energy buy 21 November 2008

    EdF has issued a Eu2 billion bond to take out part of its £11 billion syndicated loan that backs its takeover of British Energy

  • Lea Power nears completion with equity injection 20 November 2008

    ArcLight Capital's Lea Power project is close to achieving substantial completion,

  • T-Power CCGT due by year end 20 November 2008

    The Eu440 million project financing backing the 410MW T-Power CCGT scheme has missed its EPC deadline

  • Angamos: AES plays the long game 19 November 2008

    AES Gener closed the $988 million debt financing for the Angamos power project on 23 October 2008. The financing is one of the largest to close in Latin America this year, but took place before the credit crunch's most vicious phase. It benefited from a supportive contractual and financial structure...

  • Balance sheets to the wind 19 November 2008

    European wind developers have had cheap debt and good subsidy for the past three years. How many of the smaller developers will have access to debt in the coming months and is costly offshore expansion now a non-starter? By Ivan Castano.

  • Bridge to the past 19 November 2008

    Infrastructure plans for the Middle East are facing big problems. Sponsor risk-sharing, pricing and tenor expectations will need lowering even further for deals to get away in the new lending climate. Paul Smith reports.

  • Coal-fired conundrum 19 November 2008

    Germany's coal-fired power plant pipeline is extensive, politically contentious and with the change in lending environment will now have be banked via large club deals that will prove complicated to negotiate. By Michael Marray.

  • Fred Olsen Renewables: Bundled up 19 November 2008

    Fred Olsen Renewables closed the £303.5 million ($475 million) refinancing of its UK wind farm portfolio on October 31. The deal used a structure that wove in the financing of a planned 138MW onshore wind farm, Crystal Rig II, into the refinancing of three operational onshore wind farms.

  • InterGen TransAlta: Minor M&A? 19 November 2008

    InterGen completed its acquisition of two Mexican independent power projects from TransAlta on 8 October 2008, for a purchase price of $303.5 million in cash. The assets are the Campeche and Chihuahua power plants, and constitute TransAlta's whole Mexican portfolio. The acquisition was financed with...

  • Power 19 November 2008

    GSC pushes Complete merger as La Paloma downgraded

  • Rabai Power: Forward thinking IPP 19 November 2008

    The Eu85 million ($108 million) debt financing for the 88.6MW Rabai independent power project (IPP) in Kenya is remarkable for being not only the first power project financing in the country since the TSAVO Power IPP project in 2000, but also for closing against the backdrop of debt market turmoil a...

  • RBS wins Bocholt CCGT advisory 19 November 2008

    Royal Bank of Scotland has been appointed financial adviser to Advanced Power's and Siemens Project Venntures' 420MW Bocholt CCGT project in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany.

  • Small mercies 19 November 2008

    Does the US power finance market suffer from a crunch-related cold, or something more terminal? In the face of low gas prices, looming carbon caps, and creeping re-regulation, does independent power have a recovery to look forward to? By Tom Nelthorpe.

  • Theun Hinboun: Back from the brink 19 November 2008

    The Theun Hinboun project may have survived the Asian financial crisis intact, but little could have prepared project sponsors Electricite de Laos (EdL), GMS Power (formerly MDX Lao Co) and Norway's Statkraft for the events of September 2008. As the international debt markets ground to a halt in Oc...

  • Centrica loan tempts bank appetite 18 November 2008

    Despite the lending gloom, Centrica's £1 billion acquisition club loan backing a 25% stake in British Energy is progressing

  • ONE postpones Safi IPP deadline 13 November 2008

    Office National de l'Electricite (ONE) has extended the bid deadline for the 1320MW Safi coal-fired independent power project (IPP)

  • Sierra Pacific funded Bighorn with corporate draw 12 November 2008

    Sierra Pacific Resources has completed the $510 million acquisition of the Bighorn power project

  • Exelon presses NRG bid 12 November 2008

    Exelon Corporation has promised to take its bid for NRG Energy directly to shareholders

  • Usiminas targets Japan for power debt 12 November 2008

    Brazilian steel-maker Usiminas has lined up a yen-denominated loan with the Inter-American Bank to back its power generation programme.

  • GSC pushes Complete merger as la Paloma downgraded 11 November 2008

    GSC Acquisition is currently attempting to gain approval from 80% of its shareholders for the acquisition of Complete Energy

  • Bank groups forming for Rabigh 11 November 2008

    Bank groups are forming for the two remaining bidding groups - Suez/International Power/Saudi Oger and Acwa Power/Kepco

  • Hinduja attempts to revive Vizag 10 November 2008

    The Hinduja Group is looking to restart the stalled $1.3 billion Vizag power project

  • Bosque replaces Lehman hedge 07 November 2008

    Arcapita's Bosque project has replaced its heat rate hedge with Lehman Brothers Commodities Services,

  • Tilaiya UMPP bid deadline postponed 06 November 2008

    The 4 November bidding deadline for the 4000MW Tilaiya UMPP in Jharkand - India's fourth UMPP - has been put back

  • Constellation delays close on revolver 03 November 2008

    Constellation Energy has delayed until 26 November the closing of a proposed $2 billion liquidity facility.

  • Raser Techologies closes Thermo project financing 03 November 2008

    Raser Technologies has received the last tranche of its combined $51 million debt and tax equity financing for the Thermo

  • Bhutan's Dagachhu hydro gets ADB debt 03 November 2008

    Tata Power and state-owned Druk Green Power Corporation's $201.5 million Dagachhu run-of-the-river hydro project in Bhutan is moving forward having secured a 30-year

  • Shuweihat 2 IWPP set for bridge compromise 03 November 2008

    The underwriters for the Shuweihat 2 IWPP - BayernLB, Calyon and Natixis – have invoked a

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