Cash flow statement

Consolidated Cash Flow Statement

  (thousands US$ dollars)
Year ended 31 Dec2015201420132012
         
Net cash from operating activities 542,894 121,634 446,029 743,655
         
Cash flows from investing activities        
Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(474,692)

(425,574)

(572,140)

(527,277)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant, equipment and other assets 6,077 14,206 12,164 13,807
Purchase of available for sale financial assets - - - (3,025)
Loans granted to contractors - - (3,000) (6,428)
Repayment of loans granted to contractors 1,567 3,479 8,282 10,125
Sliverstream contract 39,430 58,777 63,811 110,621
Interest received 4,614 5,993 6,215 6,365
Net cash used in investing activities (246,529) (638,252) (484,668) (395,812)
         
Cash flows from financing activities        
Capital contribution 4,796 4,378 4,930 3,694
Dividends paid to shareholders of the Company (37,529) (86,952) (505,237) (397,610)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interest - - - (26,213)
Interest paid (35,144) (43,581) (133) (1)
Net cash used in financing activities (67,877) (576,695) 675,637 (420,130)
         
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents during the year 228,488 (1,093,313) 636,998 (72,287)
Effect of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents (1,408) (4,041) 923 1,138
Cash and cash equivalents at 1 January 154,340 1,251,694 613,773 684,922
Cash and cash equivalents at 31 December 381,420 154,340 1,251,694 613,773