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GMR signs PPA with Zesco for Sinazongwe coal-fired

Zambian state utility Zesco has signed a power purchase agreement with GMR subsidiary EMCO Energy for the 300MW Sinazongwe coal-fired power plant

TerraForm hires ex-Goldman Sachs banker

TerraForm Power has hired Alejandro Hernandez – former managing director at Goldman Sachs – as the CFO and executive vice president

Abengoa wins Kuwait transmission contract

Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water has selected Abengoa to undertake the construction of new transmission lines into Kuwait City

Sponsor abandons Turkish coal plant takeover

The winning bidder in the privatisation of the 300MW Çatalağzı coal-fired power plant in Turkey has pulled out, leaving the second highest bidder to take over the acquisition of the plant

Sumsel 9&10 RFP deadline extended again

PLN is planning to extend the deadline for request for proposals for the 1,200MW Sumsel 9 and 600MW Sumsel 10 mine-mouth coal-fired power projects again

Partners Group focuses on Turkish energy

Swiss-based asset manager Partners Group is to focus on the emerging Turkish energy sector as other investors hunt for highly regulated, long-established energy assets elsewhere in Europe

Tapajós hydro tender now delayed a year

Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy has delayed the tendering of the 8,040MW São Luiz do Tapajós hydro power project in Pará, Brazil by one year

Brazil's Tapajós hydro tender due in December

Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy has announced that the tender for the 8,040MW São Luiz do Tapajós hydro power project in Pará will be held on 15 December 2014

GDF Suez and Nareva sign on Safi coal-fired

A GDF Suez and Nareva-led consortium yesterday signed the financing for the $2.5 billion coal-fired Safi power plant in Morocco

AES approaches IFC on Dominican Power Partners

AES has approached the International Finance Corporation for $100 million in debt financing for the conversion of its Dominican Power Partners (DPP) gas-fired power plant in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

GE consortium wins EPC for Trafford gas plant

Developer Carlton Power has picked a GE-led consortium as its engineering contractor (EPC) for the £1 billion ($1.6 billion), 1,800MW Trafford combined-cycle gas-fired power project near Manchester

New Asia energy head at SG

Societe Generale has appointed Daniel Mallo as managing director for Natural Resources & Energy in its Hong Kong office

UEMOA taps UAE funding for 16 new projects

The West African Economic & Monetary Union (UEMOA), an economic community of eight African countries, yesterday (9 September 2014) signed memorandums of understanding for 16 new infrastructure projects backed by funding from the UAE

Green light for Danish-Dutch power interconnector

The proposed €600 million ($774.8m), 700MW Cobra subsea power link joining the electricity grids of the Netherlands and Denmark is to go ahead after its sponsors gave their final approval to the project

ING managing director retires

Steve Fischer – former managing director at ING – retired on 31 August 2014, after serving the bank for about 20 years

OPWP postpones Salalah 2 award

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has postponed the announcement of the winning bidder for the Salalah 2 independent power project by almost a month, with three bidders remaining in contention

Lao government signs with JBIC on Nam Ngiep equity

The Government of Lao has signed a $103.5 million loan with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and undisclosed financial institutions for its equity portion in the Nam Ngiep 1 Hydro power project