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Sharjah approves water project, UAE

The emirate of Sharjah has approved the AED261 million ($71m) Al Mudina Tank project.

Hunter offshore wind tender is out, Oz

The Australia government has begun accepting applications that grants project developers feasibility licenses for the country's second offshore wind zone off the coast of New South Wales

ADB appoints Timor-Leste director

The Asian Development Bank has hired Stefania Dina as country director for Timor-Leste, replacing Sunil Mitra who recently made the lateral shift to focus on Myanmar

Romania’s maiden CfD auction – timeline

The government of Romania is prepping to launch its first contract for difference guarantees for renewables energy targeting an initial capacity of 2GW in the first round

Acciona bags Oz infra contract

Acciona has been awarded a contract to design and construct the Majors Road Interchange Project in South Australia

Masen launches solar plus storage, Morocco

Masen has issued the RFQ documents for the 400MW Noor Midelt III solar project which will be equipped with around 400MWh of BESS

S. Korea to bolster power network with 500kV project

The Buk Dangjin-Godeok high-voltage direct current transmission line project will start commercial operations by the end of the year, said South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy

IFC supports Philippines green bond

The International Finance Corporation has agreed to subscribe to $250 million of green bonds to be issued by the Bank of the Philippine Islands, supporting country's drive towards climate change

Norway extends offshore wind tender deadline

Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has extended the ongoing offshore wind tender deadline by 2 months to iron out state support that will be offered to the projects

Thailand mulls 20km bridge

Expressway Authority of Thailand is planning a greenfield bridge connecting an island to the mainland in southern Thailand

InfraCredit backs Hotspot’s solar debt issue

InfraCredit has signed with Nigerian telecom infra developer Hotspot Network a credit enhancement for the latter’s £10 million debt facility for 120 solar-power telecom base stations across 22 states in Nigeria

UKIB’s direct equity foray – Cornish Lithium

The UK Infrastructure Bank has made its first foray into direct equity investment by joining a team supporting lithium mining in Cornwall, south east England

Neoenergia, MUFG ink bilateral green loan, Brazil

Neoenergia – the Brazilian subsidiary of Iberdrola – has signed a financing agreement with Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to upgrade the distribution network in Neoenergia Brasilia's concession area

NZ taps BlackRock for $1.2bn climate infra fund

New Zealand's government has tapped BlackRock to raise $1.22bn for a climate infrastructure fund in supporting the country to reach 100% renewables generation

JICA signs agreement for Manila metro expansion

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has signed a record of discussion with the Philippines for a development plan covering the greater metro Manila railway project

Costs climb for Irish data centre scheme

The Republic of Ireland’s State Data Centre project has seen costs rise to more than double – now valued at €80 million

Uzbekistan taps PowerChina for 400MW solar

The Ministry of Energy for Uzbekistan has partnered with PowerChina International Group for the development of a 400MW solar photovoltaic plant in Uzbekistan worth $400 million