Global Infrastructure Report 2010
The annual PFI Global Infrastructure survey is one of the most important in the PFI calendar and always attracts a good deal of interest from readers and contributors alike. Last year the survey carried a range of articles including case studies on the M25, Greater Manchester waste, A-5 and I-595.
Things are on the move in Kuwait. By Tom Hiew, associate and Joss Dare, partner, Ashurst.
With a number of large infrastructure projects on the market and in the pipeline, and state guarantees set to expire by the end of this year, the government is considering measures to extend guarantees while also studying proposals for the financing of projects beyond the Plan de Relance. By Azadeh Sharafshahi.
On April 28 2010 the Pinhal Interior Road concession project reached financial close, but not without drama. By Nuno Gil, managing director, Espirito Sano Investment.
As much of the country suffered from the cold weather of this winter, one of the legacies left behind was the poor state of the roads and the number of potholes. By Nick Knight.
When California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 4 into law on February 20 2009, a struggling attempt to establish P3s as a viable solution to infrastructure needs finally got the boost it needed. By Allan T Marks, partner, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy.
Several years into development, the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) remains the subject of controversy and intense debate, with the latest round related to widely disparate traffic forecasts. The major international infrastructure players remain extremely interested, as they try to sway the DOT from a traffic risk to an availability payment structure. By Alison Healey.
For years, Chile had the paradigm for toll road concessions – good roads, private participation and plenty of traffic. Did the February 27th earthquake that damaged the country’s core force changes in Chile’s financial structure of toll roads and is more project finance on the horizon? By Alan Gersten.
For some time now, international construction companies, equity houses and debt providers have waited with baited breath for the Indian infrastructure market to provide them with endless opportunities. By Andrew Fraiser, partner, Allen & Overy LLP, and Akshay Jaitly, partner, Trilegal.
Developments in the Philippine road sector have been making headlines recently in the local papers. Like most countries in the region, the Philippines still requires massive transportation development and improvement, and the private sector is responding. By Minerva Lau.
This year is turning out to be a reasonably busy one for PPPs in Australia. By Geoff Daley, head of infrastructure advisory, RBS Group (Australia).
The movie cliché of, “if you build it they will come”, has taken a reverse twist in the Australian state of Western Australia. By John Arbouw.