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AES issues bond for Argentine wind to bridge DFI debt

AES Argentina Generación, AES Corp's local subsidiary, has issued a $48.4 million, short-term corporate bond to finance a wind project in the country, amid a standstill in commercial bank lending

AIIB to call for comments on draft strategy

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will issue tomorrow (14 January) a call for public comments on its draft vision and response to Asia’s rapidly evolving digital landscape

IFC financing emerges on India solar PV

The IFC has said that it is considering to lend on a roughly $171 million solar project in northern India

CCECC signs Colombian passenger train concession

Colombia’s ministry of transport has announced that local railroad company Empresa Férrea Regional de Cundinamarca (EFR) has signed a concession contract with China Civil Engineering Construction Corp (CCECC) for the execution and implementation of the first passenger’s train in the country, the Regiotram of the West

ACWA Power signs Azerbaijani wind deal

ACWA Power has signed an implementation agreement with the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan to develop, build and operate a 240MW wind park in the country

BNDES approves loan for small hydro

Brazilian development bank BNDES has approved a R95 million ($23.31 million) for the construction of a small hydropower plant to Polimix group

Valeura appoints CFO and non-exec director

Valeura Energy, the Turkey-focused upstream natural gas player, has appointed Heather Campbell as CFO and Tim Chapman as non-executive director

Pharos appoints non-exec director

Independent oil and gas exploration and production company Pharos Energy has appointed Geoffrey Green as non-executive director

Mexico's AMLO rules out new O&G rounds

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has ruled out the possibility of holding additional oil and gas bidding rounds

Tender launched for first Scaling Solar projects in Togo

The government of Togo issued a request for qualifications in late 2019 for the first two utility-scale solar PV plants it intends to procure through the IFC’s Scaling Solar programme

MIGA provides guarantees for Absa Group

World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued $497 million in guarantees to support lending by South African bank Absa Group’s lending across seven Sub-Saharan African countries

Hapag-Lloyd ups receivables securitization

German shipping and container transport company Hapag-Lloyd has increased its existing freight receivables securitization to $550 million

Sempra, Saudi Aramco sign IIPA for Texas LNG

Sempra Energy and Saudi Aramco − through their respective subsidiaries, Sempra LNG and Aramco Services Co − have signed on an interim project participation agreement (IPPA) for the Port Arthur LNG export project in Texas

QP, Kuwait Petroleum sign LNG supply deal

Qatar Petroleum has signed a deal to supply Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) with liquefied natural gas (LNG)

Israel, Greece and Cyprus sign on EastMed Pipeline

The governments Israel, Cyprus and Greece has signed an agreement to build a new €6 billion ($7 billion) gas pipeline across the east Mediterranean

Vestas takes two more orders for Vietnam intertidal wind

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas last month (December 2019) raised to three its number of wind turbine orders for Vietnamese near shore wind projects in the Mekong Delta region

OPIC lends to Malawi solar

UAE-based Phanes Group has closed on the financing for a 46MW solar project it is leading the development for in Nkhotakota, central Malawi