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Atlas closes debt for Brazilian solar

Actis portfolio company Atlas Renewable Energy has closed financing for a 359MW solar project in Brazil

Cube Highways to acquire India tollway

The I Squared Capital portfolio company signed agreements to acquire the entire equity interest in an operational toll road in northern India

BayWa inks loan for Texas solar project

German developer BayWa r.e. has signed a loan with the North American Development Bank for a utility-scale solar project in Texas

EIB and Portugal sign hydrogen MoU

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Portuguese government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Lisbon to cooperate on green hydrogen developments

EBRD to lend on car battery recycling plant

The EBRD has agreed to lend up to €25 million ($29.5 million) to support the construction of a car battery recycling plant in Poland

ACWA Power signs new project agreements for Kom Ombo

Saudi water and power developer ACWA Power has signed with the EETC and the NREA the updated project agreements for the $156.4 million, 200MW Kom Ombo solar PV

Saudi developer FCs on Uzbek CCGT

Saudi developer ACWA Power announced this month the financial closure to develop, construct and operate a more than $1 billion power plant in central Uzbekistan

Coelba closes loan with JICA and MUFG

Neoenergia’s Brazilian subsidiary Coelba has closed a financing agreement with 2 Japanese institutions

Brazil schedules road concession auction

Brazil’s government has published the bidding documents for the concession of the BR-163/230 road between Mato Grosso and Para states.

UN issues RFP for education projects in Brazil

The United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS) – the UN operational arm dedicated to implementing projects in countries around the world – has issued a request for proposal to hire specialised consultants to prepare the regulatory analysis and structure the legal modeling for PPP projects in Brazil’s socio-educational sector

HFW grows global commodities practice

HFW has continued to expand its commodities practice with the hire of senior structured trade and commodity finance partner Matthew Cox

AfDB and BOAD sign infra PPP MoU

The AfDB and BOAD have signed a memorandum of understanding for a strategic partnership framework on infrastructure PPPs in West Africa

India state government eyes more PPPs

An adviser to a government in southwestern India is recruiting a consultancy firm to help evaluate PPP projects.

DFI extends floating solar EOI deadline

An infrastructure adviser to commercial close delayed for about 2 weeks the deadline to express interest to assess the potential of the floating solar PV (FSPV) subsector in Bangladesh.

EBRD veteran to start new role in May

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) appointed Hungarian national Zsuzsanna Hargitai as the new managing director of Central Asia.

BNDES financing for Rio sanitation concessions

Brazil’s development finance institution BNDES has announced it will provide financing for water and sanitation concessions in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Ethiopian electricity access plan backed by World Bank

The World Bank has approved a $500 million loan for the government of Ethiopia’s National Electrification Programme to expand access to energy in the East African state

ADB approves Pakistan hydro

Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a sovereign loan for a $755 million run-of-river hydropower plant in northwestern Pakistan, following the signing of the EPC contract earlier this month