Monday, 17 February 2020

Global Infrastructure Report 2019

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  • Belgrade Airport – PPP takes flight

    The financial closure of the Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade by France’s Vinci was the culmination of nearly three years of planning, preparation and tendering. The nearly €1bn deal should provide hope, and a template, to future PPP projects in the Balkan state. By Peter Collins.

  • Brazil’s privatisation push

    Brazil’s infrastructure is being offered to the private sector in an unprecedented way. Project finance will play an important role. By Nic Stone.

  • EEC – Moving towards Thailand 4.0

    Thailand has launched offerings of mega projects under its Eastern Economic Corridor development plan. The EEC is under the scheme of Thailand 4.0, the latest economic strategy that aims to transform the country into a first world nation. By Minerva Lau.

  • German rail attracts institutions

    The Dieselnetz Ulm transaction paved the way for institutional investors in the German regional passenger rail transport sector. In April 2019 institutional investors closed with Dieselnetz Sachsen-Anhalt the second transaction in the sector. By Derk Opitz, partner at Ashurst.

  • Gordie Howe – An international P3

    In Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s first term it was identified that the Windsor-Detroit border corridor between the United States and Canada, the busiest road trading portal between the two countries, was not adequate to cope with future growth in trade and communication between Canada and the United States. As a result, the concept of a mega border crossing between Detroit and Michigan was made a priority. By Brian Kelsall and Thomas Barlow, partners in

  • Mega projects and mega problems

    Mega Australian infrastructure projects are consistently running over budget, with large contractors such as Lend Lease running into trouble as successful bids based on tight margins become loss-making. By John Arbouw.

  • New partner re-energises Florida rail

    The Virgin Trains project in Florida has a long history of controversy and seemed close to dead a few times throughout its history. A new partner helped the project get to financial close on an expansion. By Alison Healey.

  • Opportunities from China's BRI

    Labelled as one of the largest undertakings in modern times, China’s ambitious Belt & Road Initiative has drawn a large crowd of supporters for the opportunities and potential benefits that it presents. By James Su, infrastructure analyst, Fitch Solutions.

  • Paraguay – On the road again

    Government payments backing highway works have helped deliver Paraguay’s first major project financing. An in-depth profile of the Corredor Bioceanico deal shows exactly how. By Nic Stone.

  • PFI global infra cover 19

    PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2019

    The global infrastructure market in 2019 has seen a range of deals financed and plenty of new plans hatched. The problems in the contracting sector remain, however. PFI’s Global Infrastructure Report 2019 case studies leading deals such as Gordie Howe, Florida Rail, Paraguay’s Corredor Bioceanico, Shuqaiq IWP, Tours-Bordeaux and Belgrade Airport. Themes such as China’s Belt & Road and Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor are examined and the problems with US and Australian construction projects are

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