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The ‘China risk’ in African infrastructure investment

Chinese investments could help fund Africa’s much needed infrastructure, but high leverage will make African projects more exposed to any political risks from the country, Moody’s says.

The ADB backs PPP model with new financial products

The bank has created a financing facility, on a pilot five-year basis, that will help private concessionaries secure timely payments from the government.

Ørsted and Northland Power win Taiwan’s 1.66GW offshore wind auction

The average bid prices for the projects to be built by 2025 are less than half this year’s feed-in tariff for offshore wind projects.

Thinking about North Korean infra? Here’s five things you should know

With the possibility of denuclearisation and the lifting of sanctions on the Korean peninsula, could the world’s most isolated country become the next emerging market for infrastructure?

Asia braced for $600bn green energy investment, Macquarie Capital says

Hajir Naghdy, chairman of Macquarie Capital Asia, tells Infrastructure Investor how his firm is tapping into the region’s renewables space, especially the offshore wind sector in North Asia.

Macquarie Capital clinches Taiwan’s first offshore wind PF close

The firm has a pipeline of over 2GW of Taiwanese offshore wind projects and is also active in other Asian offshore wind markets like Japan and Korea.

Partners Group launches Australian renewables platform with $527m investment

The Swiss fund manager will partner with local developer CWP Renewables in the project, which will combine wind, solar and energy storage assets.

Vietnam raises private capital requirements for PPPs

The government has updated its legislation, increasing investors’ required equity participation from 15 to 20 percent of the cost minus the state’s contribution.

Japan’s Mitsui makes first offshore wind investment in Taiwan

The Japanese investor considers the country more attractive than the ‘competitive’ European market.

S Korea to open up state-owned land for solar projects

Canadian Solar is set to build its first project in the East Asian country, with construction to begin in early 2019.
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