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Tender out for PNG transport consultant

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) issued a tender on 21 May (2020) recruiting a consultant for preparation of a feasibility study and detailed engineering design for a package of three highway and port projects in Papua New Guinea

Serinus Energy appoints COO

Upstream oil and gas exploration and production company Serinus has appointed Andy O’Donovan as chief operating officer

Shell abandons Lake Charles LNG investment

Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its planned equity investment in Energy Transfer's Lake Charles LNG export terminal project

IDB Invest finances education PPP in Uruguay

IDB Invest has provided a $25 million loan to a PPP project in Uruguay where the consortium – Infrastructure Education II – will build, operate, maintain and equip a range of educational facilities

Advisers shortlisted for Tonga maritime transport

Asian Development Bank has shortlisted advisers to contribute to a master plan for developing the maritime transport sector on the Pacific island of Tonga. The initiatives the development bank envisages include a $25 million port upgrade project

AfDB to sign grant for São Tomé renewables

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a €12.46 million ($14 million) grant for the government of São Tomé’s programme to increase the share of renewables in the island nation’s energy mix – from the present level of 5% up to 50%

Vestas wins fourth Vietnam intertidal turbines order

Vestas has won a turbine order for a 29MW intertidal wind project in Vietnam, its fourth such order for shallow waters close to shore in the Mekong Delta

JICA joins Mexican solar financing

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has joined two other development finance institutions to finance a 376 MW solar portfolio in Mexico

AfDB approves loan for Côte d’Ivoire’s PROSER I

The African Development Bank has approved a €62.35 million loan for the government of Côte d’Ivoire’s national grid strengthening and expansion project

Colombia postpones oil bidding

Colombia’s national agency of hydrocarbons (ANH) has postponed its next round of oil and gas projects

Siemens Gamesa wins large Vietnam onshore wind order

Siemens Gamesa Energy has won a turbine order for the 113MW Hoa Thang 1.2 wind farm in Vietnam, that is being developed by Vietnamese private company Trading Construction Works Organization (WTO)

Lenders join Indonesian coal-fired financing

Details have emerged about lenders joining the debt package for a more than $3 billion power complex in the sprawling Indonesian archipelago

JBIC sign loans for Latam renewables

JBIC has granted a $200 million loan to development finance institution Corporación Andina de Fomento to finance renewable projects in four Latin American countries

FMO mulls investment in Morgan Stanley India fund

Dutch development bank FMO has put forward a proposal to invest €15 million ($16.2 million) in North Haven India Infrastructure Fund (NHIF)

Block Energy acquires Georgian oil blocks

AIM-listed oil and gas production and development business Block Energy has acquired Schlumberger Rustaveli Company (SRCL), which has several oil production and exploration blocks in Georgia

Orion halts debt talks for Prieska mine

Australian mining company Orion Minerals has slammed the brakes on the debt financing of it’s A$378 million ($228.5 million) Prieska zinc-copper mine in South Africa, citing ongoing economic disruption

Queensland approves onshore gas explorations

The Queensland Government in Australia has given its approval to gas exploration blocks, located close to existing gas infrastructure and the existing Wallumbilla gas hub in the Surat Basin

DFI off-grid solar fund investments emerge

Social Investment Managers and Advisors (SIMA) has invested close to $90 million into the off-grid solar and financial access sectors through the SIMA Off-Grid Solar and Financial Access Senior Debt Fund I (SIMA Fund I)