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ECA issues alternative energy bond

An export credit agency in Asia has issued a renewable energy bond to support credit for projects beneficial to the environment

IFC invites EOIs for Seychelles gas-fired advisory

The IFC has invited expressions of interest bids for the technical advisory role on a $200 million, 75MW LNG-to-power IPP project in the Seychelles

Additional lender for Nepali hydro

A further development finance institution (DFI) has proposed lending to the 216MW Upper Trishuli hydropower project in Nepal

IDB Invest finances sanitation PPP in Brazil

Brazil’s BRK Ambiental has closed on a loan with IDB Invest to fund the country’s largest sanitation PPP project, having signed on debt financing with regional development bank Banco do Nordeste (BNB) earlier in the year (2019)

AIIB approves four new member countries

The board of governors for the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has approved the membership of four new member countries

DFIs lend on Syvash wind phase 2

Norwegian NBT and France’s Total Eren have signed on financing for the second phase of the 250MW Syvash wind farm in Ukraine

IEnova finances Mexican PV plants

Sempra Energy subsidiary IEnova is raising financing to build four solar power plants in Mexico with a total capacity of 376MW

Timor-Leste water feasibility study doubles

The Timor-Leste Government has doubled the budget to conduct a feasibility study on the capital city’s water supply, following a pre-bid meeting last month and inquires by bidders

IFC proposes loan to Colombian cablecar

The World Bank’s IFC has proposed a $30 million loan to the city of Bogota to finance an extension to the aerial cableway – TransMiCable

Brazilian city launches public lighting project

Brazilian development bank BNDES has announced the launch of a public lighting PPP in Porto Alegre, the capital of the Southern state Rio Grande do Sul

Malaysia resurrects East Coast Rail Link

Malaysia’s prime minister has said the $10.62 billion East Coast Rail Link is moving forward, following an announcement last week by the lead Chinese EPC company that it will assume more of the project’s O&M risk

EOI issued for Ethiopia geothermal EPC

TM Geothermal Operations has invited expressions of interest for an EPC contract on the first 50MW phase of the $2.2 billion, 520MW Tulu Moye geothermal project in the Eastern Rift Valley in Oromia, Ethiopia

Woodside seeks Australian ECA support for Senegal SNE field

Australian oil and gas giant Woodside Petroleum has sounded out commercial banks and ECAs including Australia’s Efic for the project financing of the $3 billion SNE Field Development-Phase 1 located in offshore Senegal, 100km south of the capital city of Dakar

Development bank loan signed to boost PPPs in Sri Lanka

A multilateral development bank has signed a $25 million loan agreement with the Sri Lanka government to support the development of PPPs in the south Asia country

DBS, Sinosure sign infra co-operation agreement

DBS has signed a co-operation agreement with China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation to support development of infrastructure in Asia, particularly in ASEAN under the Belt and Road Initiative

AFC backs Nigerian gold mine

Canadian mine developer Thor Explorations has signed a $78 million funding package with the AFC for the Segilola Gold Project in the Osun Region, Nigeria

EIB mulls support for French floating wind

The EIB is considering lending up to €50 million to the 25MW Eolmed floating offshore project off the coast of Occitanie, France.

Afghanistan seeks consultant for hydro project

The government of Afghanistan is seeking to mandate a consultant for the Kajaki Dam Phase II project having obtained funding from the World Bank's IDA