SK E&S, a subsidiary of Korean conglomerate SK Group, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Department of Energy of the Philippines proposing the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure worth US$1.7 billion. In addition, Phoenix Petroleum and China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop LNG projects in the country.
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AMP Capital has entered into a 50/50 partnership with Invenergy Clean Power LLC (ICP) to invest in Invenergy’s operating and development portfolio of natural gas-fired power generation facilities across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Great Lakes Africa Energy (GLAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Mozambique to construct a 250 MW gas-fired power plant in the country at an estimated value of US$400 million.
Energy Capital Vietnam (ECV) has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The People's Committee of Bac Lieu Province to develop an integrated Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to power project in the province, which is located in the Mekong Delta region of the country.
Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and China Huadian Hong Kong Company Ltd (CHDHK) have signed a joint venture agreement to construct a 1,320 MW coal-fired power plant in Maheshkhali, Cox's Bazar, a district in the south-east of Bangladesh. The estimated cost of the project is US$2 billion.
The Prime Minister of Vietnam has approved the development of two gas-fired power plants in Dong Nai, a province of in the south of the country, which will have a combined capacity of 1,500 MW and cost VND33.3 trillion (US$1.45 billion) to build.
Actis has announced that it has acquired InterGen's portfolio of businesses in Mexico for a consolidated enterprise value of US$1.256 billion.
It has been announced that two bidders have filed objections over the awarding the tender to Lakdanavi Ltd, a subsidiary of LTL Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. which will lead the construction of Kerawalapitiya 300MW Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) power plant to experience further delays.
AGL Energy Limited has announced its commitment to build a 252 MW gas-fired electricity generation plant near Newcastle in New South Wales, a state in the south-east of Australia. The company estimates that this will require an investment of up to AUD400 million (US$303.1 million).
Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe (CELSE), a special purpose vehicle majority-owned by Golar Power, has announced the signing of financing agreements for the Porto de Sergipe I project, which involves the development of a thermal power plant that will process natural gas in electric energy in Barra dos Coqueiros, Sergipe state, north-east Brazil.
IPPToday #194: 1,200 MW coal-fired power project in Vietnam to receive almost US$2 billion from lenders
Korea Electric Power and Marubeni Corporation have secured approximately US$1.87 billion from a consortium of lenders to finance the Nghi Son 2 coal-fired power generation project in Vietnam. This follows the commercial close of the project, which was achieved in December.
The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has issued a Request for Qualification (RFQ) for a clean coal-fired independent power project (IPP) with a capacity of 1,200 MW and located at Duqm, around 530km south of the capital, Muscat. This is the first IPP based on clean coal technology to be developed in the country.
GE Energy Financial Services has announced that it has secured US$150 million project financing to refinance and expand the Los Guindos open-cycle thermoelectric power plant in central Chile, which has been in operation since July 2015 at 139 MW capacity.
With support from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and CDC, the development finance institutions of the USA and UK respectively, the Tè Power project has reached financial close. Tè Power Company S.A.S.U., owned by Endeavour Energy, will construct a 50MW thermal power plant in Conakry, the capital city of Guinea.
The Government of Vietnam has appointed the EDF Group as leader of the international consortium in charge the Son My 1 project, located in the Quang Ngai province of Vietnam. The project involves the construction of a 2000 MW gas-fired power plant, which uses combined cycle gas turbine technology.
GCM Resources, a London-based resource exploration and development company, has announced that it has agreed a Contract Framework Agreement with China Gezhouba Group International Engineering Co. (CGGC) which awards CGGC the exclusive right for the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of a proposed 2,000MW mine-mouth thermal power plant which is part of GCM's Phulbari Coal and Power Project in north-west Bangladesh.
InfraRed Infrastructure Fund V has completed the acquisition of a 35.5% equity interest from Macquarie Capital in the Norte III project, a 907 MW combined-cycle gas turbine project, currently under construction near Ciudad Juárez, in the north of Mexico.
The Water & Electricity Company (WEC) of Saudi Arabia has published a Request for Expressions of Interest for the Jubail Phase 3 Independent Water & Power Project, to be located on the Arabian Gulf Coast, approximately 18km south of the Jubail Industrial City, adjacent to the existing plant units (Jubail Phase 1, Jubail Phase 2 and Jubail RO plants), in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Summit Power International has announced that its subsidiary Summit Corporation Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mitsubishi Corporation and its subsidiary Diamond Gas International to develop a LNG-to-Power project in Matarbari, Moheskhali, Bangladesh, which is expected to cost up to US$3 billion.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) has announced that its Board of Directors has approved a loan of up to US$60 million for the Bangladesh Bhola independent power project, which involves the development of a greenfield 220 MW combined cycle power plant in Bhola island in the Barisal district of Bangladesh.