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By Nick Flitterman

Yamal LNG Commissioned

Yamal LNG Commissioned

The sponsors of the Yamal LNG project in Russia announced the commissioning of the first LNG train ahead of time. The first LNG cargo has been loaded and is in transit to Europe.

Portland advised China Development Bank (CDB), China Eximbank (CEXIM), SACE, BPI (COFACE), JBIC, EXIAR, Euler Hermes and EKN on the US$19 billion limited-recourse debt financing which closed in 2016.

To discuss this further, contact Geoff Knox on +44 20 7183 8387 or geoff.knox@portlandadvisers.com

or Harry Philp on +44 20 7183 8392 or harry.philp@portlandadvisers.com

By Nick Flitterman

Coral South FLNG Closes

Coral South FLNG Closes

Financial close on the landmark $4.6 billion debt financing for the Coral South FLN project reached financial close yesterday.

Portland acted as ECA Advisor to Bank of China, China Eximbank, ICBC, KEXIM, KSURE, SACE and BPI (COFACE).

The project is an gas production and liquefaction development based on a floating LNG vessel offshore Mozambique. Project sponsors are Eni, CNPC, Kogas, GALP and ENH.

The project comprises the development of an offshore gas field connected to a floating gas processing, LNG liquefaction, storage and offloading vessel located above the field with a capacity of 3.5 million tonnes per annum.

To discuss this further, contact Geoff Knox on +44 20 7183 8387 or geoff.knox@portlandadvisers.com

or James Benbow on +44 20 7183 8389 or james.benbow@portlandadvisers.com

By Nick Flitterman

Portland Ranked Top Financial Advisor in 2016

Portland Top of the Charts

The league tables are out, and Portland Advisers has been confirmed by Infrastructure Journal as no.1 Financial Advisor by value in 2016 following a very successful year. This follows the closure of transactions such as Yamal LNG and OCTP, and confirms Portland’s well established position as a leading Financial Advisor in the key infrastructure sectors globally.

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By Nick Flitterman

Yamal LNG signs €200 million JBIC deal

On 15 December 2016 Yamal LNG signed a 15 year loan agreement with the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). Portland advised JBIC in relation to this financing. The financing is the final piece of the overall $19 billion financing for the Yamal LNG project which also comprises facilities from Chinese and Russian lenders and loans supported by SACE and COFACE. Portland advised China Development Bank, China Eximbank, EXIAR (the Russian export credit agency), SACE, COFACE and JBIC in relation to this ground-breaking financing.

For further information contact Geoff Knox on +44 20 7183 8387 or geoff.knox@portlandadvisers.com

 

By Nick Flitterman

Yamal LNG signs €750 million SACE and COFACE deal

On 12 December 2016 Yamal LNG signed 15 year loan agreements supported by Servivi Assicuratavi del Commercio Esterio (SACE) and Compaignie Francaise d’Assurance pour le Commerce Exterieur (COFACE). Portland advised both SACE and COFACE in relation to these financings. These facilities are in addition to the $12 billion of financing provided by the Export-Import Bank of China and China Development Bank in April 2016, on which Portland also advised.

For further information contact Geoff Knox on +44 20 7183 8387 or geoff.knox@portlandadvisers.com

 

By Nick Flitterman

Portland advises on $12bn project financing for Yamal LNG

Yamal LNG signs $12 billion Chinese loan deal

On 29 April 2016 the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project signed 15 year loan agreements with Export-Import Bank of China and the China Development Bank equivalent to $12 billion.

Portland advised the Chinese banks in relation to this financing.

The project has already secured state loans of 150 billion roubles ($2.3 billion) from Russia’s National Wealth Fund and $4 billion equivalent from Russian lenders Sberbank and Gazprombank.

Yamal LNG is a 16.5 mtpa LNG project located in Western Siberia, owned by Novatek OAO, (50.1%), Total SA (20%), CNPC (20%) and China’s Silk Road Fund (9.9%).

 

For more information, contact Geoff Knox on +44 20 7183 8387 or geoff.knox@portlandadvisers.com

 

By Nick Flitterman

More accolades for Portland’s Seabras-1 Financing

More accolades for Portland’s Seabras-1 Financing

Following the award earlier in the year from Global Trade Review, Portland’s financing of the Seabras-1 cable project was today awarded the  “Perfect 10 ECA Finance Deal of the Year” by the prominent international magazine Trade & Export Finance. This award is given to the world’s best projects in the export credit agency/project finance market.

The Perfect 10 Award is the second award this quarter to recognize Seabras-1 as the first export credit agency-backed project financing of a subsea cable project in the 160-year history of the global telecommunications industry.

For more information, contact Nick Flitterman on +44 20 7185 8385 or nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com

By Nick Flitterman

Portland’s Seabras-1 financing named “Best Deal of 2015”

Portland’s Seabras-1 financing named “Best deal of 2015”

Following the achievement of Financial Close late in 2015, the landmark nature of the transaction has now been recognised as the Seabras-1 cable project was awarded “Best Deal of 2015” by Global Trade Review. Seabras-1 is the first Export Credit Agency-backed project financing of a subsea cable project in the history of the global telecommunications industry.

For further information, contact Nick Flitterman on +44 20 7183 8385 or nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com

By Nick Flitterman

Portland closes $500m financing for Seaborn Networks

Portland closes $500m financing for Seaborn Networks

Nick Flitterman and James Benbow from Portland’s telecom team advised Seaborn Networks on the successful project financing for the new Seabras-1 subsea cable connecting New York and Sao Paolo. The senior debt will be guaranteed by the French Export Credit Agency, COFACE, and funded by a bank syndicate of Natixis, Santander, Commerzbank and Banco Intesa. Equity will be provided by Partners Group. The transaction is a landmark deal as the first ECA-backed project financing in over 10 years.

More about Seaborn and the Seabras-1 project can be found here on the company website, or visit our case study page here.

For further information contact Nick Flitterman on +44 20 7183 8385 or nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com

 

Yamal LNG Commissioned
Portland Ranked Top Financial Advisor in 2016
Portland advises on $12bn project financing for Yamal LNG
More accolades for Portland’s Seabras-1 Financing
Portland’s Seabras-1 financing named “Best Deal of 2015”
Portland closes $500m financing for Seaborn Networks