Monday, 17 February 2020

Global Infrastructure Report 2019

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  • USP for unsolicited Asian USPs

    In the past 18 to 24 months, in the context of greenfield or even brownfield redevelopment infrastructure projects, a number of markets in Asia have seen a rise in the number of unsolicited proposals being submitted to relevant government entities. By James Harris, partner, and Benedict Tse, solicitor, Pinsent Masons.

  • Transport P3 delays and overruns

    Significant delays and escalating costs have recently been disclosed on some of the transportation projects that shaped the US P3 market. One project in particular, Denver, Colorado’s Eagle FasTracks, was a model used to push the P3 concept in other states. By Alison Healey.

  • Tours–Bordeaux goes green

    The biggest-ever French concession project, the Tours–Bordeaux HSL, was refinanced through a complex Green-certified deal. By Daniel Zerbib and Gauthier Martin, partners, Clifford Chance.

  • The unexpected guest unveiled

    Recent amendments to the Italian Code of Public Contracts were aimed at smoothing the role of institutional investors and Italia Infrastrutture in PFI/PPP related transactions. By Marco Cerritelli, partner at Chiomenti.

  • Shuqaiq IWP – Cutting-edge desal

    Desalination has long suffered a reputation for high cost and high energy intensity but today, Saudi Arabia, one of the most oil-rich and water-scarce countries, is leading the charge on a vision for more cost-effective and less carbon-intensive seawater desalination via a private sector water programme focusing on reverse osmosis, in a radical shift from traditional thermal desalination. By Richa Prasad, partner, and Meishi Tan, senior associate, Cranmore Part

  • Romania – Light and shadows

    Romania has a 2018–2020 governing programme that recognises the development of infrastructure of all types as a second-to-none policy focus. Its 2019 National Reform Programme includes a number of priority actions that would be conducive of growth in combination with commercially focused institutional assistance to businesses and a true partnership between the public and private sectors. ByAdriana Gaspar, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP).

  • Revival of the Belgian PPP market

    The Belgian PPP sector has changed direction. Following years of setbacks linked to project structuring problems, a new wave of PPPs is approaching the market based on a redefined risk allocation model. By Dennis Jong, director at DIF, Valentijn De Boe, counsel, andKoen Panis, partner, at Loyens & Loeff.

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    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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