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Mozambique accepts bids for Dondo solar PV

Mozambique’s AREN has announced that 12 out of 135 bids from local and international developers have been shortlisted for the 40MW Dondo solar project in the Sofala Province

BNDES backs 6 Brazil wind farms

BNDES has approved financing for 6 wind farms at Jerusalem Wind Complex as well as associated transmission systems in the municipalities of Lajes, Pedro Avelino and Pedra Preta, in Rio Grande do Norte

NIB supports Iceland energy

The NIB has signed a 15-year loan with Icelandic utility Orkuveita Reykjavikur to finance an investment programme to improve geothermal power production and electricity distribution networks across the country

AfDB to lend on Malagarasi hydro

The AfDB has approved a $120 million loan for the government of Tanzania’s development of the $144.14 million, 50MW Malagarasi hydropower project in the Kigoma Region

Ethiopia issues RFP for telecom licences

The ECA has issued the RFP documents for two telecommunication licences – in line with the government of Ethiopia’s plan to liberalize the telecom sector

Indonesia delays the launch of satellite PPP

Indonesia's government is planning to delay the launch of the country’s multifunction satellite PPP, Satria Satellite, from March 2023 to the fourth quarter of 2023

World's largest £5.5bn wind farm reaches FC

The first 2 stages of the 3.6GW Dodger Bank wind farm off the east coast of Yorkshire have today reached financial close, securing £5.5 billion in financing

Nigeria’s REA invites bids for solar energy education project

Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency has invited bids for the development of 38MW of solar hybrid power systems at seven universities and teaching hospitals across the West African state

India healthcare PPP enters pre-development

A central India state has issued an RFP to possible advisers to assist a healthcare PPP portfolio to reach commercial close

Utico confirmed winner of Hassyan IWP

DEWA has named the Utico-led consortium the preferred bidder for its restructured 120migd Hassyan IWP project

Ørsted stresses local collaboration in Korea

Global renewable energy developer Ørsted aims to develop offshore wind farms with a capacity of up to 1.6GW off the country’s northwest coast

US IDFC to invest $2 billion in Indonesia SWF

The United States International Development Finance Corporation is planning to invest $2 billion in Indonesia's sovereign wealth fund

ABSA to onlend IFC funds to renewables

The IFC is considering a $150 million loan to South African lender Absa Bank which will onlend the proceeds to support renewable energy projects in the country

UK infra bank plan this week

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to announce plans for the creation of a new National Infrastructure Bank that looks uncannily similar to the Green Investment Bank that it sold to Macquarie in 2017.

Scottish National Investment Bank launches

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has today (23 November 2020) officially launched the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB) – UK’s first mission-led development bank

European multilaterals to finance Jordan telecoms

The EU and the EBRD will sign a $5 million funding package with Jordanian telecoms provider DAMAMAX to support the expansion of its fibre-to-the-premises services

KfW grants €80m loan to Austrian rail infra

The KfW IPEX Bank has today extended an €80 million loan to Austrian passenger rail company Österreichische Bundesbahnen