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  • July 2008

    GDF Suez wins Shuweihat 2 30 July 2008

    As expected GDF Suez has won the contract and signed a 20-year power and water purchase agreement for the Shuweihat 2 IWPP in Abu Dhabi.

  • Tata and Essar announce plans for Bhutanese hydro projects 27 July 2008

    Tata Power and Essar Power have both announced separate plans for power projects in Bhutan.

  • Suez in pole for Ad dur IWPP 25 July 2008

    A consortium of Suez Energy International and Gulf Investment Corporation, with Hyundai Heavy Industries and Degremont as the EPCs, is the favourite for the Ad Dur IWPP concession in Bahrain

  • USEC seeks loan guarantee 25 July 2008

    US nuclear fuel producer USEC has applied for a loan guarantee from the Department of Energy

  • LS tilts again at TransAlta 24 July 2008

    LS Power and Global Infrastructure Partners have made a C$7.8 billion takeover offer for Canadian power producer TransAlta.

  • ContourGlobal wins Opic backing for Togo plant 18 July 2008

    ContourGlobal has received approval for a $209 million financing from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (Opic) for a power plant in Togo.

  • Trans-Allegheny debt launched 18 July 2008

    Mandated lead arrangers BNP Paribas and Citigroup have launched a $550 million seven-year term loan for Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line.

  • Sterlite wins Talwandi Sabo power 16 July 2008

    Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has awarded Sterlite Energy a letter of intent for the 1,980MW Talwandi Sabo power project

  • Adviser mandated on Kafue Gorge hydro 15 July 2008

    The International Finance Corporation has selected MWH as technical adviser on the proposed 750MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydroelectric power plant.

  • SEC goes local for PP10 debt 15 July 2008

    Lead arrangers and bookrunners Banque Saudi Fransi and Samba are out to the domestic bank market with a locally denominated 4.5 year

  • Channelview sale closes 11 July 2008

    Global Infrastructure Partners and Fortistar have completed the acquisition of the Channelview cogeneration project.

  • Essar Power raising Gujarat loan 11 July 2008

    Essar Power has mandated ICICI and SBI Capital to arrange Rs36.8 billion ($859 million) of 14-year debt for its Rs50 billion 12000MW coal-fired power project in Gujarat, India

  • Singapore Power refinances Alinta debt 11 July 2008

    Temasek Holdings' subsidiary Singapore Power is to sign the guarantee for a A$2.8 billion ($2.68 billion) facility next week to refinance the bridge loan raised to pay for its acquisition of Alinta's assets last year in conjunction with Babcock & Brown

  • Citi disbands energy and infrastructure group 10 July 2008

    Citigroup has disbanded its New York energy and infrastructure group

  • Senoko Power sale launch 10 July 2008

    Following the sale of the 2,670 MW Tuas Power portfolio to Huaneng Group for S$4.2 billion ($3.1 billion) in March, Singapore's Temasek Holdings has also launched the sale of the 3,300MW Senoko Power portfolio

  • Suez buys two in Brazil 10 July 2008

    Tractebel Energia has signed an agreement to buy two small hydro projects in Brazil.

  • MMC closes vendor loan with GE 08 July 2008

    MMC Energy has closed a $25.5 million vendor finance loan with GE Energy Financial Services for its Escondido and Chula Vista expansion projects.

  • Ras Al-Zour IWPP bids in 08 July 2008

    The three consortia bidding for WEC's $5.5 billion Ras al-Zour IWPP concession in Saudi Arabia have secured bank backing

  • Estreito hydro plant construction suspended 04 July 2008

    The state of Maranhão in Brazil has halted construction on the Estreito hydroelectric plant

  • First Gen refi launched 04 July 2008

    The refinancing and expansion facility for Philippines-based generator First Gen has been launched - albeit at $750 million it is a lower volume than anticipated

  • Brazil auctions transmission lines and substations 02 July 2008

    Aneel, Brazil's national electricity agency, has awarded 19 transmission lines and 20 substations

  • DOE offers $30.5 billion in guarantees 02 July 2008

    The US Department of Energy has issued three solicitations for applications from energy projects for loan guarantees.

  • Starwood closes on Thermo Ft. Lupton 02 July 2008

    Starwood Energy Group Global has closed the acquisition of the Thermo Ft. Lupton power project from JPMorgan

  • AEI bond issue launches 01 July 2008

    Credit Suisse is pricing a $250 million unsecured bond issue for AEI, formerly Ashmore Energy.

  • Too much too soon? 01 July 2008

    The record pipeline of Saudi project debt will be challenging for local and international lenders. With the dollar/riyal peg complicating an already difficult funding and construction market, diversification will be crucial to deals closing. By Paul Smith.

  • Bad timing 01 July 2008

    A political crisis threatens to plunge Turkey into chaos and derail big ambitions to develop the country's electricity sector. By Marcus Bensasson

  • Social PPP but anti-social margins? 01 July 2008

    The Greek project market – particularly power and PPP – is in a new phase of development. Now Greece's Eu4 billion social infrastructure PPP programme is generating bidder interest. But will the returns on small volume deals match expectation? By Sean Keating.

  • Brookfield closes on Itiquira 01 July 2008

    Brookfield Renewable Power has closed a $120 million acquisition financing for its purchase of the Itiquira hydroelectric plant in Brazil.

  • Enerjisa: Hydro on a new scale 01 July 2008

    The Eu1 billion ($1.6 billion) financing for Enerjisa's 1.9GW hydro portfolio – lead arranged and signed last month by Akbank, IFC and WestLB – is the largest debt facility to date for a greenfield power project in Turkey.

  • Infrastructure Funds 01 July 2008

    Babcock & Brown pays for its freedom

  • Power 01 July 2008

    Huaneng facility closed

  • Rabai nears close 01 July 2008

    Financing for the Eu113 million 88.8MW Rabai independent power project (IPP) in Kenya is expected to close by end of July - the first power project financing in the country since Kipevu 2 in 2000

  • Topaz Power: Jade in heaven? 01 July 2008

    Carlyle/Riverstone closed the debt financing for its $1.2 billion Topaz Power portfolio repowering project on 14 May. The project is an extremely nimble response to the shifting fundamentals of the Texas power market. Its financing was a little less lucky, and was tweaked in the face of demands from...

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