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The case for district heating

Emma Haight-Cheng, AMP Capital’s European head of infrastructure debt, finds the emerging infra sector is heating up.

TRIG returns to Ireland with €72m double wind deal

The 55MW investment is the fund’s first deal in the country since November 2014.

UK watchdog finds ‘little evidence’ for PFI cost savings

The scheme has come under fire from the National Audit Office days after construction group Carillion was liquidated.

Infra investors ‘disregard downside risk’, Partners says

The firm’s 2018 outlook warns that competition for investments has driven down returns and made brownfield projects less attractive.

New Spanish renewables gain traction as Luxcara buys solar site

The German fund manager has bought its first project in Spain, hailing the ‘free market conditions’ after sealing the 45MW subsidy-free asset.

Glennmont secures €195m for third renewables fund

Some 13 investors have been tapped so far for the €600m vehicle, with €100m invested by the EIB. It will target 500MW of assets ready to be built and those recently operational, backed by regulatory regimes.

Alinda buys infra equipment firm

Kelling Group, which owns and leases equipment for rail, road and telecom maintenance, ‘benefits from capital expenditure across all critical infrastructure sectors’.

Brookfield eyes ACS/GIP listed renewables vehicle

The Canadian asset manager is in talks with Saeta Yield, the 1.1GW Spanish ‘yieldco’, which recently made its first investments outside its home country as part of its expansion strategy.

Carillion collapses as contingencies scrambled to save infra projects

Joint-venture partners will take over the contractor’s role, while the UK government will bring some public sector contracts in-house.

Equitix snaps up quintet of UK PFI investments

The deals agreed with Foresight comprise interests in UK schools and hospitals bought in 2013.