Piramal Enterprises Ltd (PEL) is tying up with the worlds second largest pension fund APG Asset Management (APG) to invest $1 billion in Indias roads, ports, airports, power plants, telecom towers, the education and healthcare sectors.
GAIL and Shell reach an agreement to discuss ethane supply
NTPC commissions green coal plant in Varanasi
Power plants in Delhi fails to adhere to biomass co-firing policy
JSW Steel plans to invest in a virgin coking coal mine
Adani Transmission gets certified as single-use plastic-free firm
Coal India targets 156 MT coal supply to power sector in April-June
NLC establishes green energy joint venture with Assam Discom
GMDC bags 2 coal blocks in Odisha
2,000 MW renewable energy projects to be developed by Onix Group in UP
RBI grants IREDA the status of Infrastructure Finance Corporation
Government to fund green energy conversion of state-run refineries
Powergrid will issue bonds to raise up to Rs 9 billion
Domestic aluminum players need to invest to meet net0 target
Ahmedabad leads the way in solar energy use with 34,794 users
MAY 2023: Subansiri Lower hydroelectric project
Govt floats tender to procure gas-based plants
US federal agency funds methane capture project India
Govt successfully bids out 29 coal blocks for commercial mining
Power Grid Corporation board to raise Rs 900 cr via bonds
PEL partners with APG for $1billion infra JV
ChPT to handle met coke
Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) plans to handle metallurgical coke and petroleum coke to make up for the loss of dusty cargo like coal and iron ore. The new cargo will be handled on a trial basis for six months,
NTPC Bangladesh power JV to be operational by FY18
The $1.2-billion Indo-Bangla power joint venture is planning to award the contract for construction of the plant by April 2015 and expected to start commercial generation by FY18.
Finally the Cure?
Long term financing has been ailing the infrastructure sector making alternate non-banking financing options like Infrastructure Debt Funds (IDFs) more viable. Rahul Kamat and Garima Pant explore the IDF environment in India. The yawning infrastructure gap in the country is seeking closure to unleash its locked growth potential.
NHAI to cancel three highway projects
Media reports say that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) Board on August 22 has decided to cancel three highway projects of PNC Infra, C&C Construction and Era Infrastructure. Sources concerned said that the developers had not paid the performance guarantee amount after winning the projects and that is why the Board has decided to cancel the highway projects. These developers would lose their bid security, which is one per cent of total project cost.
JNPT asks trade bodies to nominate members
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) asked trade associations to nominate their representatives in the board of the port as the tenure of the earlier board of trustees with 16 members ended on 31 March. The board of trustees of JN Port is constituted by the government for a two-year term. Currently, the board has only seven members and hence the authority asked vario
Board of IDFC decides to foray into banking
Rajiv Lall, Executive Chairman of IDFC informed that the board of the infrastructure finance company decided to go ahead for a banking license. IDFC is an infrastructure financing non-banking financial company (NBFC). According to analysts, NBFCs stand a brighter chance to get a bank license from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
KMRL plans to develop land at Kakkanad
Kochi Metro Rail (KMRL) plans to develop a 17.315 acre land at Kakkanad into a modern multi-utility centre with urban amenities such as markets and civic facilities as well as recreational centre. Recently, the Board of Directors of the body cleared the invitation of expressions of interest (EoIs) for preparing a master plan for this project
Board of Petronet clears Rs 50 bn terminal project
Petronet LNG, which proposes to set up a five million tonne per annum LNG terminal at Gangavaram, Andhra Pradesh at a cost of about Rs 5,000 crore, received final approval from its board for the investment. The firm, which expects to complete the project by end-2016, has finished several pre-project activities and it is working towards short-listing of potential cont