Oman’s PPP modifications give it platform to diversify and boost investment
After a slower start than some of its Gulf peers, Oman is set to ramp up its PPP pipeline in the coming years to support its ambitious Vision 2040 plan.
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.
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.
Shortlist for £2bn Nigeria bridge PPP
The Government of Lagos, Nigeria, has shortlisted three teams for its Fourth Mainland Bridge PPP.
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.
Ghana eyes healthcare PPPs
The Government of Ghana is looking to PPP to deliver major healthcare projects across the country.
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.
Three in for latest Saudi IWP plant
Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has shortlisted three teams for its Rabigh 4 Independent Water Project (IWP) PPP project.
Billionaire developer Nick Candy eyes Gulf PPPs
With the total value of planned and unawarded projects in the GCC countries expected to reach $2trn, global investors are lining up to offer private sector support for infrastructure delivery.
INPP ventures into New Zealand
INPP has acquired a portfolio of PPP projects in New Zealand, its first investment in the country.
Ukrainian parking PPP on the way
The City of Lviv, Ukraine, has agreed plans to deliver a new parking project through a PPP.
Sojitz, Plenary target PPPs together
Sojitz and Plenary have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see them look to expand collaboration opportunities in PPP and infrastructure projects across Australia, Asia and the Middle East.
John Laing appoints acting CEO
Developer John Laing has installed an acting chief executive after incumbent Ben Loomes announced his intention to resign.
Hunt pledges greater freedom for infra investment
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has unveiled a package of measures aimed at boosting the UK’s financial services sector, including efforts to encourage more investment in infrastructure assets.
Birmingham appoints legal advisor to restructure highways PFI deal
Birmingham City Council has reappointed a legal advisor to support the restructuring of its highways PFI deal, as part of the settlement agreed in 2019.
FC for Irish nursing units PPP
The Irish government has reached financial close with its private sector partner for the delivery of seven Community Nursing Units (CNUs) under a €600m PPP contract.
EXCLUSIVE: IPA working groups progressing well
The UK’s Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) has recently launched its third working group with the PPP industry, focusing on future services.
RFP for Darwin logistics facility
A request for proposals (RFP) has been issued for a logistics facility to be delivered in Darwin under a design, build, finance, own, operate and maintain model.
TfL agrees affordable housing deal
Transport for London (TfL) has agreed a deal with a private partner to deliver 348 new homes on the site of a former London Underground car park.
UK plans onshore wind consultation
The UK government has pledged to launch a technical consultation on proposed changes to the national planning policy to explore how local authorities can be more involved in the development of onshore wind farms.
Suez UK completes homecoming
Suez has completed the acquisition of the Suez UK waste arm after its spinout from the Veolia absorption.
Gove targets brownfield development, urges housebuilding market study
UK Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has unveiled new measures to form part of the government’s Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.
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.
£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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.