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Advisors make London infra hires
Financial advisory EY and law firm Stephenson Harwood have each appointed new partners to their infrastructure teams in London.
Meridiam completes stake in Spanish road PPP
French infrastructure giant Meridiam has completed its takeover of the Autopista del Sol (Ausol) highway concessions.
Downer appoints new CEO
Infrastructure specialist Downer has appointed its current chief operating officer to take over the reins from Grant Fenn when he steps down next year.
Gautrain contractor sells stake
The construction and engineering firm that helped deliver the Gautrain PPP project in South Africa has sold its entire stake in the project.
£700m Wandsworth regen JV shelved
A proposed joint venture project to redevelop the Alton Estate in Wandsworth has been postponed indefinitely following a change of council leadership at the local elections earlier this year.
Hereford waste PFI extended
The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Waste Management Contract has been extended by five years, ahead of its expiry date.
Unavailability notice hits Coventry hospital PFI
A notice of whole site unavailability for the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust’s acute hospital PFI has raised concerns over future availability payments.
UK ‘needs better project assessment regime’
The UK government needs more consistency in its cost and feasibility assessments of major projects - and more needs to be done to outline current challenges around skills shortages and record inflation, a committee of MPs has warned.
Greece tenders €205m court PPP
The Greek Ministry of Justice has released a tender for its major Athens courthouse PPP.
Amey CEO to step down
UK infrastructure services and engineering firm Amey’s chief executive is to step down following the completion of its transfer to new owners.
Private capital “fundamental” to Net Zero future, Sturgeon says
The Government of Scotland is looking to bolster its “attractiviness” to the private sector for green projects.
‘Significant number of issues’ still to be resolved at Notts hospital PFI
A “significant number of areas to be negotiated” could lead to further problems at the Central Nottinghamshire Hospitals PFI project, Moody’s has warned.
Scotland ‘must change approach’ to encourage private EV charging investment
Scotland’s public electric vehicle (EV) charging network needs to introduce a tariff system in order to encourage more private investment into EV charging facilities across the country, according to a new report.
DRC looks to PPP for water projects
The Democratic Republic of Congo is eyeing up PPP projects to drive water access across the country.
RFP out for Saudi waste P3
The Saudi Water Partnerships Company (SWPC) has released a request for proposals (RFP) for the Al Haer Independent Sewage Treatment Plant (ISTP) Project.
UK confirms Sizewell C investment and RAB approach
The UK government has confirmed its £679m commitment to the Sizewell C nuclear power project, becoming a 50% shareholder in the project’s development alongside EDF.
Shortlist for £2bn Nigeria bridge PPP
The Government of Lagos, Nigeria, has shortlisted three teams for its Fourth Mainland Bridge PPP.
French region seeks PPP lawyers
The Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region in France has issued a contract notice for legal advice covering a range of areas including PPPs.
EoI for Oman road PPP
A request for expressions of interest (EoI) has been issued by Oman’s Ministry of Finance for the development of the Salalah-Thumrait Truck Road (STTR) PPP.
Strong interest in Greek civic PPP
Greece’s public infrastructure agency Ktiriakes Ypodomes has received strong early interest in its police station PPP bundle.
ANALYSIS: No surprises, but Hunt’s plans raise hope for private finance
With major projects given the go-ahead and plans outlined for energy investment, Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement has provided more optimism for the UK infrastructure sector
£1.5bn Liverpool Street redevelopment unveiled
Plans for a £1.5bn redevelopment of London’s Liverpool Street Station and surrounding area has been revealed by the private party working in partnership with Network Rail.
DIF acquires German fibre firm
DIF Capital Partners has agreed a deal to acquire a majority stake in a PPP providing the rollout of a fibre network in Germany.
Ghana eyes healthcare PPPs
The Government of Ghana is looking to PPP to deliver major healthcare projects across the country.
Investment partner planned for UK’s first railway testing facility
An agency of the Welsh government has issued a prior information notice (PIN) seeking views on plans to appoint an investment partner to support the delivery of the first purpose-built large scale rail testing facility in the UK.
Invesis moves into digital infra with acquisition
Infrastructure investor Invesis has acquired a UK-based data centre operator as part of its efforts to diversify into new areas.
Milton Keynes tenders £300m regen scheme
Milton Keynes City Council has issued a contract notice for a development partner to deliver its Tickford Fields Farm redevelopment project at Newport Pagnell.
Leeds partners with UKIB, private sector for energy efficiency programme
Leeds City Council has joined forces with the UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) and a number of private sector players to develop a major retrofit programme for homes in the city.
Hammersmith Bridge PPP making progress
The Hammersmith Bridge Rehabilitation project in London is edging closer to procurement, it is understood, with an update to the timeframes due in the next month.
A new dawn for Gulf PPPs: a letter from our dedicated Middle East reporter
The Gulf region is shaping up to be a global hotspot for PPPs.