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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners completes GBP 250m refinancing of two biomass power plants in the UK (Brigg and Snetterton)

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has completed the refinancing of its interest in two biomass power plants in the UK on behalf of the fund Copenhagen Infrastructure I K/S (CI I). The fund has provided equity, preferred equity and senior debt for the development and construction of the two biomass power plants. The plants have now come into operation and senior debt has been sourced from third parties to refinance CI I’s initial investment. The fund retains its ownership interest in the two operating entities. The GBP 250m senior debt financing is delivered by a combination of banks and institutional...

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Another stellar performance for WFW in Inframation Q3 2017 Project Finance League Tables

International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has excelled once again in leading sector analysts Inframation’s Q3 2017 Project Finance League Table and Trend Report. WFW scored an impressive 29 top twenty rankings, up from 25 for H1 2017, including the following 12 top five rankings: 1st by Europe wide Renewables deal count; 1st by Germany deal count; 1st by Germany deal value; 1st by Nordics deal count; 1st by Spain deal count; 2nd by Global wide Renewables deal count; 3rd by Europe wide Renewables deal value; 4th by Europe wide deal count; 5th by EMEA wide deal count; 5th by France deal count; 5th by Global wide Renewables deal value; and 5th by Italy deal count. London Partner and Global Head of the Energy & Infrastructure sector Evan Stergoulis, commented: “WFW’s worldwide expertise in energy and infrastructure project financing, be it in Europe, Asia, or North America, and whether for renewables, social infrastructure or across the board has been recognised yet again by one of the sector’s leading global market analysts. Congratulations to all my colleagues across our office network for another stellar performance building on our H1 2017...

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Top 3 ways to Successfully Protect your Substation from Flooding

With over 55,000 homes and businesses being affected by the 2007 floods and wet winters being commonplace, g2 Energy take a look at what can be done to help protect substations from future flood damage. Flood BarriersDue to the remote location of substations, they need to be ‘self-sufficient’ when it comes to protecting themselves from flood damage. Flood barriers can either be temporary or permanent fixtures around a substation; they are designed to prevent flooding reaching behind the protected area. A great example is the Thames barrier albeit on a much larger scale than what most substations will require. Where space is limited flood barriers may not be a realistic option, but don’t despair there are other options. Flood DoorsReplace access doors with flood doors. Flood doors can be installed to help protect your substation against intrusion from flood water, protecting the crucial operating equipment housed inside. Flood PumpsInstallation of Sump pumps to your substation will help to remove water that gets through external defences. Most sump pumps are activated automatically through sensors so no manual interaction is necessary. One consideration of a sump pump should be their reliance on electricity to operate therefore back-up power sources should be looked into before installation. If your substation is sited on, or near, an area which is at risk of flooding ensure that you have taken the necessary steps to protect...

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Update on Director’s Interests

19 October 2017 Atlantis Resources Limited (“Atlantis”) Update on Director’s Interests Atlantis has been notified that Ian Macdonald was a director of Midlothian Australia Pty Limited from 24 March 2004 until 15 July 2010. Enquiries: Atlantis Resources Via FTI Consulting Tim Cornelius, Chief Executive Officer Andrew Dagley, Chief Financial Officer Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker) +44 (0)20 7418 8900 Adrian Trimmings Jock Maxwell Macdonald Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited (Joint Broker) +44 (0)20 3037 2000 Raj Khatri Nick Stamp FTI Consulting +44 (0) 203 727 1000 Ben Brewerton Alex Beagley James Styles Published 19th October 2017 By Atlantis Resources Share this Article Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook LinkedIn LinkedIn Google Plus Google Plus Email...

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Siemens opens wind turbine blade plant in Morocco

Siemens Gamesa has recent inaugurated their first wind turbine blade plant in Tangier Morocco, which is ideally situated between Europe and Africa. The 37,500 square meter plant will provide 600 jobs with an additional 500 auxiliary jobs and has already started production of blades since April of this year. Another 3,500 square meter training center was created to ‘complete transfer of the technical and process skill sets necessary to optimize the manufacturing process.’ The Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy in Morocco, Mr El Alamy, said, ”The first wind turbine blades in Africa and the Middle East will be...

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SANDY: tactical datalinks for all

Tactical datalinks have come to play a key role in virtually every military engagement, but until now only certain platform types — combat aircraft, large naval vessels, command and control centres — have benefitted. These functions are usually part of sophisticated, high-priced solutions incorporating different types of equipment that is often quite complex to install and operate.In modern conflicts, and in coalition operations in particular, the ability to share tactical data with allied units has become an absolute necessity. But helicopters, lighter mission aircraft and special forces units virtually never have access to tactical datalinks because the systems in service today — packed full of functions and sophisticated as they may be —have tended to be too big, too heavy and too expensive. As a result, many of the basic units in the field are effectively cut off from their operational environment. Right-sizing the response for forces in the field What was needed was a simple way to provide basic functions like displaying a map of the tactical situation or sending a tactical message. The new SANDY solution from Thales is just that — an innovative human-system interface that’s easy to install, easy to use and affordable.SANDY runs on a ruggedised tablet connected to the modems and radios that provide access to tactical datalinks. It is specially designed for the cramped conditions of a light mission aircraft cockpit, helicopter...

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ICC YAF: Effective Counsel in International Arbitration: Skills that Make a Difference

ICC YAF: Effective Counsel in International Arbitration: Skills that Make a Difference 19 October 2017 The ICC Young Young Arbitrators Forum has organised a panel discussion sponsored by our Bangkok office. The event will be a panel of Thai and international arbitration practitioners on the topic of “Effective Counsel in International Arbitration: Skills that Make a Difference.” The panel will discuss profile raising to getting your first arbitrator appointment. Senior Associate Bhavish Advani and Associate Chananya Rattanacharoen will be speaking on the panel. Location: Watson Farley & Williams, London Room, Unit 902 9th Floor GPF Witthayu Tower B Witthayu Road. Date: 19 October 2017. For more information, please click...

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A Glimpse at the Future of Manufacturing in Scotland

via GIPHY “Who’s Silicon Glen?” This was the whispered appeal of a deeply perplexed young STEM graduate called Katie* during a routine candidate meeting at Eden Scott HQ. Was he a myth? A legend of Scottish electronics manufacturing so skilled some say he could solder a PCB with his feet? Or was he just the creation of a lonely plastic surgeon without much work to do? As a long-toothed warrior of industry in this country you might consider this a show of blasphemous ignorance; an insult to what was, and still is, a significant period in Scotland’s rich manufacturing history! But Katie is not ignorant. Katie is a 1st class Master’s graduate in Optics and Photonics and her response to my throw-away reference is perhaps symbolic of a new generation’s blinkered gallop towards new beginnings – a new technological coal face right here in Scotland. A major plan to create thousands of new jobs in the central belt’s flourishing technology sector was recently revealed. Acting as a blueprint for development, the plan addresses “vast potential in the region for growth in enabling technologies, which covers fields including electronics, sensors, photonics, industrial biochemistry and quantum technologies”. Known as The Science and Innovation Audit (SIA), the plan was produced by a consortium led by Glasgow Economic Leadership and chaired by Strathclyde Principal Professor Sir Jim McDonald. Strathclyde, Heriot Watt and Glasgow...

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