ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Nov 2011
On 14 November 2011, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) signed an overseas investment loan agreement with Australian Kyushu Electric Wheatstone Pty Ltd.
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The Japan Bank for International Cooperation, press release of 14 November 2011, Energy and Natural Resource Financing for Wheatstone LNG Project in Australia: http://www.jbic.go.jp/en/information/press/press-2011/1114-7353
JBIC information on overseas investment loans: http://www.jbic.go.jp/en/finance/investment
The overseas investment loan agreement between JBIC and Kyushu Electric Wheatstone Pty Ltd. has a value of USD 400.428 million. The company is an Australian subsidiary of the Japanese company Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.
The loan finances the subsidiary company's activities in an LNG project with Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell and other sponsors, which will transport the natural gas produced in, among others, the Wheatstone Iago Field. More specifically the loan will enable Kyushu Electric Wheatstone Pty Ltd. to acquire 1.83% interest in the upstream (development of natural gas fields) and 1.464% interest in liquefaction facilities from Chevron.
Overseas investment loans
JBIC provides direct loans named overseas investment loans to Japanese companies, overseas affiliates or joint ventures where Japanese companies hold equity interests and governments or financial institutions partying with such overseas affiliates. Loans support projects in specific sectors or with a specific purpose of interest to Japan. Further information can be found on the Bank’s website under overseas investment loans.
The GTA includes state guarantees and other financial incentives that are likely to affect the restructuring and performance of firms facing international competition, whether from imports, in export markets and from foreign subsidiaries.