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  • Miami-Dade Courthouse, Florida

    After years of delays, Plenary Justice Miami has reached financial close on the Miami-Dade County civil and probate courthouse that will replace an existing courthouse so old that it once held a trial for Chicago mobster Al Capone

  • Vinča waste-to-energy PPP, Serbia

    A consortium of Suez, Itochu and Marguerite closed late last year on a landmark waste-to-energy PPP project to transform waste management in Serbia’s capital city

  • Smart Cities – Fear and Loathing in Toronto

    The conservative – definitely lower case c – nature of Torontarians is being pushed to breaking point by ambitious plans to build a Smart City on their doorstep, giving the international market an ideal case study for the roll out of Intelligent Infrastructure… or possibly how not to do it

  • B-Day landings in World War 5G

    Wow. What a week to have lived through. It started with UK prime minister Boris Johnson revealing that Huawei would be involved in the roll-out of 5G in Britain – potentially leading to a schism with the US – and ended with Brexit… a rift with Europe

  • Tina River Hydro PPP, Solomon Islands

    Solomon Islands' 15MW Tina River Hydro high dam project was around 12 years in development, a saga not atypical for this technology. The financing of this, the nation's first PPP, changed course after global oil prices tanked in 2014 to 2015. A new concessional finance structure emerged, where government on-lends a single blended facility to the project company, complementing private sector equity

  • A9 Badhoevedorp-Holendrecht, Netherlands

    The A9 Badhoevedorp-Holendrecht expansion project reached financial close at the end of 2019, bringing to a conclusion procurement of the five-stage SAA Corridor Scheme to improve road connectivity between the core Dutch cities

  • Opportunities in Caribbean infrastructure

    The demand for infrastructure investment in the Caribbean region is significant, even before you consider the pressing need for greater climate resilience due to extreme weather events

  • Bring on the infra revolution

    It seems fitting that the first editorial of a new decade should focus on how the market is evolving to meet future demands as greenfield infrastructure morphs into a creature significantly different to the beast we know

  • Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind farm, Scotland

    This Scottish offshore wind farm – in gaelic meaning ‘Might of the Wind’ – saw a decade pass between development rights being awarded in 2009 and reaching financial close. After years of legal challenges and vacillating subsidy challenges, the raising of construction debt and an equity sell-down were eventually completed concurrently for Neart na Gaoithe

  • Silvertown Tunnel, UK

    To say that the UK’s Silvertown Tunnel overcame a series of hurdles to reach financial close would be the understatement of the century. The project tackled environmental objections, planning delays, survived scrapping of the PF2 model, and then – in the final furlong – an appeal from the losing bidder

  • PF bankers declare war on The Man

    One thing a hack never wants to do is to give credit to another title for making a fair fist of a story that sits firmly in his/her own sector… but today, this infra scribbler is swallowing pride while doffing a cap to the FT for writing a story that impacts infrastructure finance on a global basis

  • Taxiing before take-off

    Airport privatisations in the US have largely remained grounded, with numerous cancellations, but two deals are now at least moving towards the runway

  • US infra spending – a missed opportunity

    The cancellation of the Mobile River Bridge P3 shows the limitations of federal efforts to increase infrastructure spending

  • Three’s a crowd: the trouble with ME tenders

    A messy cancellation of a tender in Kuwait this week demonstrates why making advisers bid collectively for mandates has significant downsides

  • Hallowe’en – an infra tribute to Poe

    Once upon a Friday dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary… the challenge of writing an editorial, mulling quaint and curious volumes of infra lore. While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping as of someone gently hacking, writing stories on the news floor. “’Tis some reporter,” I muttered, “tapping at his keyboard – only this and nothing more.”

  • Another year older, another year…

    There are certain things by which you can chart your life and it’s a little bit sad when it dawns on you that IJGlobal’s quarterly league tables have become a landmark for tracking the flow of years

  • New Zealand's substantial infra pipeline

    The Government of New Zealand has an ambitious pipeline of 174 infrastructure projects it intends to develop over the next five years, requiring a total investment of roughly NZ$6.1 billion. Taking the reins is the new Infrastructure Commission,Te Waihanga, due to be up and running as of this month

  • Lowland slowdown

    PPP activity has moved from the Netherlands to Belgium. While the former was famed for its procurement, its neighbour has found projects slow-going

  • A new template for Flemish schools

    Belgium is hoping it has learnt the lessons of the past as it tries to push forward the procurement of new schools in Flanders

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