Italian firm seeking global partners to boost PPP portfolio

Italian infrastructure firm Salini Impregilo has issued new proposals to work alongside a host of established companies to develop PPP projects across the world

The aim of the group is to pursue its Progetto Italia plan to consolidate skillls found in the sector in Italy and expand in international markets.

 As a result, it is looking to create a long-term strategic alliance with some of the main investment funds from the PPP sector to develop projects of more than GBP100m over the next three to five years.

It will focus on growth in countries with low risk profiles and on projects that are economically and financially sustainable over the long-term.

It plans to draft a short list from which to select long-term partners and start a strategic program to make the most of the group’s expertise in the Finance, Design, Build, Operate, Maintain segment and to participate market sectors of greater added value, focusing mainly on western Europe, the United States, Australia and Canada.

Through the plan, the firm said it will only look to work with other firms to develop projects of interest to the public sector. 

A spokesperson for the firm added: "Direct investment in infrastructure is becoming more attractive to investors, partly due to low interest rates that are reducing the cost of financing projects and encouraging long-term investments."