Investor Equitix has appointed a new chief operating officer.
The UK government has shortlisted six teams for the next phase of its Small Modular Reactor (SMR) competition.
The Government of Tanzania is continuing its drive towards PPPs, eyeing new guidelines to support development.
Former European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) project preparation head John Seed has taken up a new post working for a consultancy based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
AEW has created a new private debt platform to manage its Natixis acquisition.
Water companies in England and Wales have proposed investing £96bn over the five years from 2025, including a significant increase in capital expenditure.
The German Ministry for Digital and Transport has selected a private sector partner to deliver ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at locations across the north-east of the country.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to work with the Kyrgyz Republic to help the country develop more PPP projects.
The Scottish government does not have enough money to meet its planned £26bn infrastructure investment programme, Audit Scotland has said.
Investor developer Morgan Sindall has appointed a new managing director at its regeneration specialist Muse Developments.
Durham County Council has released a prior information notice (PIN) for a joint venture partner to develop the council-owned Aykley Heads site, as a catalyst for the new Durham Innovation District.
Developer John Laing has acquired a portfolio of four PFI/PPP contracts, plus a stake in an offshore transmission owner (OFTO) project as it looks to enter the transmission market.
Planned changes to the French tax regime have caused concerns among some infrastructure firms over the impact they could have on existing investments.
Saudi Arabia has said it will unveil its Vision 2040 as early as 2027, which bodes well for PPP investment pipelines.
Engineering firm Bechtel has opened a new regional headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Contractor Bouygues UK has undertaken a restructure as its chief executive steps down, and has created a new division focusing on complex projects.
The Tunisian Government and Dubai-based Amea Power have reached financial close on an $86m, 120 megawatt solar power project in Tunisia.
The UK should develop a series of initiatives based on Bristol’s pioneering City Leap scheme to boost Net Zero across the country, a report published by the government’s former energy tsar has said.
The governments of the UK and Germany have agreed a deal to help accelerate the development of an international hydrogen industry.
Infrastructure investor Equitix has launched a new initiative backed by a €75m cornerstone investment from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF).
Ireland’s National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) is seeking technical advisors to help prepare its court project PPP.
Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastruktur (KIAT) is seeking private sector partners to undertake a PPP preparation facility.
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Harnessing private finance and linking it to state funding mechanisms will be vital if the world is to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UK government has said.
A preferred bidder has been chosen for the Jerusalem Blue Line light rail transit PPP project.
A new survey has suggested that the majority of Britons want more to be done to meet the country's infrastructure needs and are keen for greater efforts to be made to reach Net Zero.
The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) has published a number of strategy updates as it looks to refresh its mission.
The Philippines’ new PPP bill has made progress towards becoming legislation with its second reading.
A private partner has signed a project development agreement to support the delivery of a dam project in Kenya.
Consultancy Currie & Brown has created a new National Head of Infrastructure role and brought in three new hires to its infrastructure practice.
The UK risks becoming a “flip-flop” environment for investors, industry figures have warned following the government's decision to water down a number of Net Zero plans.
Coventry City Council has appointed a private sector firm to be its strategic energy partner for 15 years.
The Kuwait Ministry of Communication is preparing to launch a major fibre roll-out through a PPP project.
A long-awaited preferred bidder decision on the planned Jerusalem Blue Line PPP deal is expected in the near future, Partnerships Bulletin understands.
The Irish government has unveiled its pipeline of major infrastructure projects for 2023/24, including its PPP and partnerships schemes.
The parties involved in the Liege Tram PPP deal have reached agreement on a restructuring of the financial terms of the contract following a number of issues that have challenged the project.
St Albans City and District Council is looking for private partners to redevelop a major affordable housing development.
Spanish giant Sacyr has completed the sale of its share in the N6 highway PPP.
The UK government has begun the formal search for private equity investment to support the delivery of its Sizewell C nuclear power plant.
Investor HICL has sold its shares in the Bradford Building Schools for the Future 1 & 2 bundles.
Bouygues-owned services firm Equans has agreed to sell its UK district heating and cooling network activities.
The Government of Goiás is structuring a P3 contract for a major sanitation P3.
A group of PPP investors have agreed to work together in future conversations with government, it was revealed at yesterday’s PartnershipsTV event.
The Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) is working on “a number” of specific recommendations from the White Fraiser Report as part of its formal response, the agency’s deputy chief executive has said.
The Government of Kenya is looking to add expertise to its Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Directorate.
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has released its third prior information notice (PIN) ahead of its planned metro megaproject.
French startup Verkor has secured over €2bn in financing for its debut battery plant, from a range of heavyweight public and private investors.
Cardiff Council has issued a contract notice for a private partner to design, build and finance a mixed use development at its Atlantic Wharf site.
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The Indonesian government is looking to make its PPP system more attractive to investors in order to entice them to support its plans to build its new capital city, Nusantara.
Homes England has published a new report that underlines the positive impact that housing-led regeneration can have on a community.
The SNC Lavalin group, which includes Atkins and Faithful+Gould, is to rebrand, with all companies operating under one umbrella brand.
The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) has received bids from international and domestic firms for the Attica highway PPP project.
Unite Students has entered an option agreement to acquire a new 800-bed development scheme in central Glasgow.
The City of Krakow, Poland, has released a contract notice on its road lighting PPP project.
A Dubai-listed healthcare and education investment company has agreed a partnership with a Saudi-based infrastructure developer to deliver healthcare PPPs in Saudi Arabia.
Developer John Laing has appointed a new head of Europe.
The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) has launched a search for directors to lead its work in the three UK countries outside England.
Housing and regeneration specialist Vistry is changing its strategy to focus its operations fully on “high return partnerships”.
South Africa’s Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is looking to attract private finance to redevelop government properties.
The renewable energy industry is calling on the UK government to take another look at how it supports the development of offshore wind farms, after the latest round of auctions failed to attract any interest.
The UK government has launched applications for the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) 2 scheme.
The Cote d’Ivoire Government is preparing to use PPPs to deliver hospital laboratory projects.
Infrastructure investor Macquarie has highlighted the opportunities in the Irish PPP market, as it celebrates 20 years in the country.
Infrastructure consultancy Aecom has appointed a new regional chief executive of its Australia New Zealand business.
East London Waste Authority (ELWA) has unveiled its strategy for the future of waste services when its PFI contract expires in 2027.
A preferred partner has been chosen to deliver the Chester Road redevelopment project in Trafford, Greater Manchester.
The UK government has introduced changes to allow onshore wind projects to be undertaken where they are supported by local communities.
The Municipality of Gdansk has released a contract notice on its Nowy port regeneration PPP project.
A “key focus” for the Scottish government over the next 12 months is to work on attracting private investment into major infrastructure projects, First Minister Humza Yousaf has said.
The UK government has set the date for its Autumn Budget, which this year should include a response to the latest National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA).
UK construction firm Kier has acquired Buckingham Group’s railway assets.
Dutch infrastructure investor DIF has been acquired by a Luxembourg-based private equity and investment advisory firm.
The World Bank is looking for consultants to help “develop and test new business models” to help with climate mitigation projects.
Healthcare property specialist Prime has outlined the potential for delivering keyworker housing to support public sector recruitment and retention challenges.
Consultancy Arup has appointed a former UK Department for Transport (DfT) leader to become its major programmes director.
A former managing director at Dalmore Capital joins a former project finance banker as the latest recruits to the UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) team.
Continuing uncertainty over the “timing and magnitude” of potential deductions on the Brunswick housing PFI deal in Manchester are having a negative impact on the project’s ratings, according to Moody’s.
A city in Serbia has issued a contract notice for a private partner to deliver an energy-efficient streetlighting project.
Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has terminated the PFI contract on its North Kent Police Station project after a long dispute.
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Canadian giant SNC Lavalin has closed a deal to sell part of its European offering.
Affinitext has established itself in the Middle East, with a new office launching in Saudi Arabia today headed by the company’s chief executive.
Prior information notices seeking market engagement on two residential-led projects have been published by Cheshire East Borough Council.
Contract advisory firm P2G has been appointed to assist the Turks and Caicos Ministry of Health with the management of its hospitals portfolio.
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has picked a new Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero - just six months after the ministry was created.
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has confirmed that its PFI deal has come to an end, after the project vehicle entered into liquidation earlier in the year.
A developer awareness event is to take place in September to outline plans for a mixed-use regeneration project in Great Yarmouth.
The UK government has released the latest round of investment in its Sizewell C nuclear power plant project, as it aims to ramp up preparations for construction.
A contract notice has been issued by the London Borough of Lambeth for a private partner to deliver Phase 2 of its Somerleyton Road regeneration scheme.
Wokingham Borough Council is seeking to enter into early engagement with potential private partners to develop new housing and a care home.
The Ha Noi University of Science and Technology (HUST) is preparing to tender a major student housing PPP project.
Electra and Energy Infrastructure Partners (EIP) have launched a new outfit to supercharge electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure projects.
Five teams, led by major international infrastructure firms, have been qualified for the Salalah-Thumrait Truck Road (STTR) PPP project in Oman.
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The Government of Egypt has signed a PPP for the 10th of Ramadan city dry port PPP project.
The Government of Uzbekistan has released a request for qualifications (RFQ) on its major schools PPP bundle.
The Philippines Department of Transportation and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) have released a request for qualifications (RFQ) on the Ninoy Aquino International Airport PPP.
The University of Edinburgh Business School’s Centre for Business has joined forces with climate data firm Vahanomy to drive innovation and spur investment in the burgeoning EV charging sector.
The UK’s Department for Education (DfE) is hiring technical experts to assist with the handback of its schools PPPs.
The Greater London Authority (GLA) is looking for feedback on plans to start a new Zero Carbon Enabler Hub as it looks to ramp up retrofit and green energy projects.
Transport for London (TfL) has released a contract notice on a new franchise deal for the Docklands Light Railway.
The University of Manchester has released a contract notice on its Fallowfield campus PPP project.
New South Wales’s major energy PPP is set to proceed after the European Commission decided “not to oppose” the deal
Oldham Council is hosting a market sounding for a low carbon district heating network joint venture.
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has appointed a suite of advisors to prepare the country’s first metro project.
John Sisk has appointed new leadership for its UK and Ireland business.
Saudi Arabia’s National Center for Privatization & PPP (NCP) has signed an agreement with Al Rajhi Bank to help bolster the kingdom’s push.
The Togo Ministry of Health, Public Hygiene and Universal Access to Healthcare has released a request for expressions of interest (EOI) on its healthcare equipment PPP.
The Kazakhstan Ministry of Health is set to host a market sounding on its Karaganda hospital PPP project.
The United Nations’ Africa Environment Outlook (AEO) has recommended PPPs as a method to ramp up infrastructure investment across the continent.
National energy firm Uzbekhydroenergo has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a bundle of hydropower PPP projects.
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The Turks and Caicos Islands Airport Authority (TCIAA) has released a request for prequalification on its Howard Hamilton International Airport PPP.
Greece's Ministry of Rural Development and Food is looking for financial advisors to help deliver its irrigation PPP programme.
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is looking for infrastructure investment opportunities, with PPPs on the radar.
The Welsh government has approved the outline business case for the next school to be delivered under the mutual investment model (MIM).
The Oman Ministry of Finance has released an expression of interest (EOI) for its Liwa Fishery Harbour PPP.
International debt provider joins to support refinancing of the Mas d'Enric Penitentiary Centre PPP project.
Kent Police is currently in dispute with the administrators of the PFI company that was in charge of its North Kent Police Station project.
The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) has signed a deal with Equitix to channel £125m of investment into the burgeoning sector.
Infrastructure investor-developer Invesis has appointed a new chief operating officer.
The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has released a request for proposal (RFP) for its Islamabad Airport PPP project.
Worcestershire County Council has issued a prior information notice (PIN) for proposals to redevelop its Shrub Hill Quarter, covering 14 hectares of land.
The City of Luleå has released a request for qualifications (RFQ) on a major port expansion PPP project.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency is looking for consultants to help prepare the second phase of the West Java Waste to Energy (WtE) PPP Project.
The Government of Ukraine is looking to develop a specialist children's rehabilitation centre as a PPP.
Staffordshire County Council has issued a prior information notice (PIN) for the creation of a joint venture to deliver two care homes.
Jordan’s PPP bill has made its latest progress through the legislative process, with approval from the Senate.
The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) has made its first equity investment as part of a consortium of investors.
Developer John Laing has announced international changes to its senior management, including cementing its PPP business in the US.
The New Zealand government has not ruled out using private finance to help it deliver a second crossing under the Waitemata Harbour.
The UK government has published a letter confirming its decision to end central funding of local enterprise partnerships (LEPs).
The University of Leeds has opened a search for a delivery partner on its Net Zero plans.
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy is looking for consultants to help develop ESG support for PPP projects.
Canadian pension giant OMERS has appointed a new head of its infrastructure investment business.
Two international law firms have bolstered their PPP capabilities in recent days, with hires of partners with expertise in the sector.
The Hornsea 2 offshore transmission owner (OFTO) contract has reached financial close, with financing from Aviva Investors.
Private partners are being sought to deliver a heating and cooling network covering the territories of Cannes and Mandelieu-La-Napoule.
The University of Oviedo in Spain is planning to develop an energy efficiency and smart management programme, potentially through a PPP model.
King’s College London has decided to bring its facilities management back in-house when its PFI contract comes to an end next year.
Network Rail and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have agreed a deal to work together to deliver new infrastructure and regeneration across the region.
Infrastructure consultancy Aecom has appointed a new chief executive for its global transportation business.
Plenary has hired new leadership for its European office.
Andrew Fraiser, who recently co-led the review into behaviours in PFI contracts in the UK, has taken on a new role at Thames Water.
The City of Derby has launched a market engagement exercise seeking interest in a potential large scale mobility hub and clean refuelling site.
Northern Ireland’s Translink has selected a master developer for its Weavers Cross regeneration project.
Ireland’s National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) is looking for advisors to help prepare its court project PPP.
Transport for London’s real estate arm, TTL Properties, has issued a prior information notice (PIN) for a five-hectare project in east London.
The House of Representatives of the Jordanian Parliament has approved the draft law on PPPs following “extensive discussion”.
The Technical University of Central Hesse (THM), Germany, has released a contract notice on its education facility PPP project.
UK energy regulator Ofgem has issued a contract notice seeking support for the development of “an OFTO-build model for non-radial offshore transmission infrastructure”.
The UK government has confirmed the two teams it sees as best placed to deliver its carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) Track-2 initiative - but faces criticism over its environmental plans.
The Public Private Partnership Authority (P3A) of Pakistan has given the green light to plans to develop the Islamabad International Airport under a PPP arrangement.
An investor conference has been announced for a planned bulk water supply PPP scheme in the Philippines.
A briefing day for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) PPP project has pulled over 700 representatives from the industry, the public body in charge of delivering the project has said.
The City of Weiden, Bavaria, is looking for consultants to help prepare a multischool PPP bundle.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has said South Africa is “well placed” to pilot transmission PPPs.
Spanish giant Sacyr has announced a deal to sell its facilities arm as it continues to fuel its global P3 ambitions.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is looking for PPP specialists to help drive projects in the Philippines.
The Greek Ministry of Citizen Protection has released a call for expressions of interest (EOI) on a major prison PPP project.
The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) has made a £45m senior debt investment to support the rollout of electric vehicle (EV) charging points across the country’s motorway services.
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A preferred bidder has been chosen to deliver the Rayis-Rabigh water transmission pipeline project in Saudi Arabia.
The UK government has confirmed a £170m investment of previously allocated funding to help accelerate the development work for the Sizewell C nuclear power project.
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Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council has halted its joint venture regeneration plan.
A call for evidence has been issued by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities for its planned review of the Homes England agency.
The Victorian Government, Australia, has selected a preferred bidder for its A$294m convention centre PPP.
A city in Germany has issued a contract notice for a contractor to lead the planning and construction of a PPP project for a new ambulance station.
Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Finance has unveiled plans to develop five hydroelectric power plants through a PPP programme.
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The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF) has provided a £12m loan to support a fleet of new electric waste collection vehicles.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is looking for more consultants to help prepare Baghdad’s flagship PPP project.
The Philippines government has unveiled its first Infrastructure Flagship Projects (IFPs) dashboard, designed to provide an overview of the country’s infrastructure progress, including its PPP projects.
The UK’s Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) has published a new guide to PFI expiry health checks.
A new entrant into the offshore transmission owner (OFTO) market is one of four teams bidding for the 10th round of transmission links.
Ulster University has released a request for information (RFI) on a student accommodation PPP project.
The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) has made a £250m debt investment into a fibre broadband company.
Carmarthenshire County Council has released a prior information notice (PIN) on its upcoming Llanelli regeneration plan, which will require “significant investment” from the private sector.
The UK government’s newly established Great British Nuclear (GBN) is launching a competition to provide funding support to innovative nuclear power solutions based around small modular reactors (SMRs).
The mayor's office of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, is planning to launch a PPP bundle to deliver new pre-schools in the city.
Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has signed a new PPP bill into law, in a move that will “bring significant positive changes” to the country’s infrastructure scene.
The Insolvency Service has handed out another disqualification to a former Carillion director.
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Greece’s Havria Halkidiki Dam PPP project has failed to attract quality bids in a blow to the sector's burgeoning pipeline.
The Bangladesh PPP Authority has sought bidders to deliver two textile mill developments across the country.
The University of Chichester has selected a winner for its multi-campus student accommodation PPP project.
A preferred bidder has been chosen to design, build, finance and operate a new art archive building in Massy, near Paris.
Appointing a private development partner is being considered by North East Lincolnshire Council to redevelop a number of areas in Grimsby, including the Alexandra Docks area.
The Egyptian Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Committee has approved a major new pipeline of PPP projects.
The Tel Aviv Purple Line light rail PPP has reached financial close (FC).
A winning team has been chosen to redevelop and maintain a public administration office and training complex in Berlin, Germany.
Yorkshire Water Services Limited (YWS) has selected a private sector partner to design, build, finance, operate and maintain biogas facilities at two wastewater treatment works.
The Ministry of Finance of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has published five major strategic transformational projects that look to bolster its ‘We the UAE 2031' vision.
The Government of Malaysia has released a request for information (RFI) for its flagship high speed rail corridor PPP project, following a “positive response” to its initial input gathering exercise.
Industry experts have called on the Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) to give weight to the report on behaviours in PFI contracts and ensure it has an impact on future relationships, amid concerns it is already a “missed opportunity”
The deal struck in March 2022 between the the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust and the private partner delivering the Salford hospital PFI contract continues to deliver progress, according to ratings agency Moody’s.
A lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in the infrastructure and PPP space has joined Mills & Reeve as a partner.
German public sector advisor PB has released a prior information notice (PIN) for technical advisors on a Munster office PPP project.
Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) has released a request for proposals (RFP) for its Abu Dhabi Islands Reverse Osmosis Independent Water Project (IWP) PPP.
The report into PFI behaviours commissioned by the UK Treasury’s Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) has called for a “reset” approach by all parties to “enrich the relationships and goodwill between them”, Partnerships Bulletin can reveal
Healthcare investor Fulcrum has published its first Social Value Annual Report, which demonstrates the significant value it has provided to communities.
There was strong interest from a range of parties at last week’s industry day for the Hammersmith Bridge PPP project in London, Partnerships Bulletin understands.
A preferred bidder has been unveiled for Oldham Council’s £500m town centre regeneration partnership scheme.
Senior experts have welcomed Jordan’s new PPP bill for 2023, saying it will empower the Ministry of Investment (MoI) to issue and complete projects on time.
The Department for Transport (DfT) still does not know what it is trying to achieve with the HS2 Euston station project, according to a report from MPs.
The UK government needs to do fewer things, but do them faster and bigger, the chief executive of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has said.
The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) has expanded its team providing local authority advisory and lending support.
The Bangladesh legislature has approved a move by the government to alter the set-up of the country’s PPP authority.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has appointed a new head of PPP advisory for Africa.
The Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) has published a new document based on the work of one of its industry-led working groups, looking at how to tackle Net Zero in the context of operational PFI contracts.
The joint venture between Aberdeen City Council and energy firm BP has tendered a contract for a private partner to deliver a solar PV plant as the programme ramps up.
The Kenyan Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation has tendered a major bundle of dam and irrigation PPPs.
The Government of Victoria has shortlisted two teams for its Melton Hospital PPP project.
Former Operis global head of project finance, Erwan Fournis, has taken up a new role leading a fast growing renewables development and investment business.
Carillion’s former finance director has been disqualified as a director for 11 years due to his role in the collapse of the support services giant.
USAID and DFC ramp up privately financed infrastructure projects pushes in emerging markets, plus multilateral IFC looks for advisors for Ukraine.
Germany’s federal real estate agency Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben has appointed technical advisors to assist on the Max Rubner Institute PPP project.
The Irish government has published a new package of contract reforms aimed at building private sector confidence in its National Delivery Programme (NDP).
Lord Bob Kerslake, the founding chief executive of what is now Homes England and a powerful advocate for public-private collaboration, has died at the age of 68.
The Scottish Borders Council has launched a prior information notice alerting developers to a plan to develop 34 hectares of land covering a range of facilities at Tweedbank.
Australian developer Lendlease has appointed a new chief executive of its Europe division, following the planned retirement of Neil Martin later this year.
Plenary has added a new chief financial officer to its Middle East business.
The University of Derby has issued a tender for consultants to support its plans for a new energy system that will be delivered under a design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) model.
Household recycling rates in the UK have stalled over the past decade and the government’s ambition to improve the situation lacks detailed plans, the National Audit Office (NAO) has said.
The UK’s ‘supersewer’ project’s future is secure, despite Thames Water’s financial difficulties, according to one of the scheme’s investors.
The Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) has released new information on how to apply for specialist support via the Local Government Budget for PFI projects.
Tunisia’s recent PPP push comes as the country looks to mitigate against high government spending, an expert has told Partnerships Bulletin.
South Gloucestershire Council has opted for a partnership approach to replace its highly successful waste services PFI programme, despite facing a funding shortfall.
A joint venture between the private sector and the Orkney Islands Council is being considered as a possible model to deliver a £200m deep water quay.
The UK Government has heeded calls from a recent White Paper to form a taskforce that will look into developing affordable housing for NHS staff on surplus land.
The bonds underpinning the Brunswick housing PFI deal in Manchester have been downgraded by ratings agency Moody’s amid ongoing issues relating to contested deductions for unavailability.
Spanish giant Sacyr has seen its rating upgraded as it looks to push further into the PPP sector.
A senior managing director at Macquarie Asset Management has left the firm to take up a new role with HIG Capital in London.
A former global head of consulting at one of the Big Four consultancies has been appointed to lead a review into the performance of Homes England.
Law firm Curtis has appointed a partner with a wide range of global experience, including in supporting PPPs in the Middle East.
Consultancy Curshaw has continued to grow its business with the appointment of a new chief operating officer.
A new report into future-proofing technology changes in infrastructure has put P3s in the frame as a viable deployment model.
The Government of Uzbekistan is preparing to seek private partners to improve the Distribution System Operator (Samarkand DSO) network.
The Western Galilee desalination PPP has received key financial backing from the European Investment Bank (EIB), paving the way for its financial close.
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Infrastructure investor Invesis has appointed a new business development lead in Australia as it looks to expand its position in the country.
Liverpool City Council has issued a tender for a multidisciplinary consultancy team to help develop its plans for the residential-led Festival Gardens redevelopment project.
A preferred bidder has been chosen by Germany’s Federal Agency for Real Estate to redevelop the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) building in Berlin.
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has reached a deal for a major port PPP on the Gulf of Guinea.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will support tolling the Hammersmith Bridge if it is established under a particular legislative formation, a source has insisted.
Sheffield City Council issued a public letter of apology over “strategic leadership and wisdom” failures during its PFI trees dispute.
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) has awarded the Skanska-led team the E10 highway PPP.
The University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) has issued a tender notice on its Metro Manila cancer centre PPP project.
Guildford Borough Council has issued a contract notice seeking a development partner to deliver a new residential-led project.
International investors are interested in supporting Indonesia's proposed new capital city, but remain cautious as proposals for PPPs are developed.
The Ukraine Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an advisor to help deliver its future reconstruction efforts
John Laing has completed the acquisition of the Convention Centre Dublin PPP project.
Transport for London (TfL) has launched new proposals to expand the public transport options available to support the Thamesmead regeneration programme, working together with private partners.
The replacement contractor for Amey on the Birmingham Highway PFI project is slated to be appointed in October, Partnerships Bulletin understands.
Birmingham City Council has chosen a preferred bidder to deliver its £2.2bn regeneration project at the Ladywood Estate.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is looking to help develop standardised healthcare PPPs in a number of emerging markets.
A number of North African leaders and multilaterals have stressed the role of bankable PPPs in their region’s infrastructure plans, although warning that the model is not without its challenges.
The Government of Vienna has released a tender for its latest PPP school project.
The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (LBHF) leader, Councillor Stephan Cowan, has said that Mayor Sadiq Khan is set to oppose tolling on the Hammersmith Bridge PPP project.
Spanish developer Sacyr is aiming to become one of the world’s leading PPP players under a new plan.
Spanish giant Ferrovial has started listing in the Netherlands, part of its controversial plan to tap wider markets.
South Gloucestershire Council is weighing options as the expiry of its 25-year concession with Suez nears.
Legal & General has appointed a new chief executive to take over from the departing Sir Nigel Wilson
Some of Transport for London’s (TfL) major capital projects - including Crossrail 2 - have been kicked into the long grass amid uncertainty over its long-term budget, a committee has heard.
Glasgow City Council has issued a prior information notice (PIN) to explore ways in which a significant increase in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure can be provided within the City Region.
The Global Infrastructure Investment Association (GIIA) has appointed a permanent chief executive to replace Lawrence Slade, who stepped down last year.
Harlow Council in England has agreed a deal with a private partner to deliver a major town centre and housing regeneration project.
Law firm Shoosmiths has added two partners to its energy & infrastructure team, based in London.
Law firm Stephenson Harwood has added an aviation specialist to its Paris infrastructure finance team.
The Greek Ministry of Digital Governance has signed three broadband PPP contracts on the same day.
Italy’s National Research Council has tendered a contract for a PPP to deliver the infrastructure for a major research initiative.
Edinburgh Council’s Granton Waterfront redevelopment project has taken the next step forward in its development with the publication of the Proposal of Application Notice.
Spanish giant Sacyr has said it is making PPPs its “core business” after selling its services arm.
A Japanese company has bought a share in the Queen Alexandra Hospital (QAH) PFI project from InfraRed Capital Partners.
Spanish giant Ferrovial has agreed a deal to exit the Azores toll road PPP in Portugal.
A range of international bidders could be enticed to bid for the planned King Hamad Causeway project under a PPP model, experts have told Partnerships Bulletin
Infrastructure fund GLIL has appointed a new senior advisor to its asset management team.
Infrastructure investor INPP has reached financial close on its acquisition of a portfolio of PPP projects in New Zealand.
A preferred bidder has been chosen for one of Saudi Arabia’s first healthcare PPPs.
The UK should establish a National Metrics Library to act as a source of good practice guidance and support to improve the measurement of performance of assets in the built environment, according to a new report.
The government of Queensland has joined forces with Australia’s federal government to agree a deal with private investors for a $117m green hydrogen project.
The University of Manchester has set out its plans for the next phase of its Fallowfield campus student accommodation programme.
UK energy regulator Ofgem is to be required to consider the government’s Net Zero ambitions as part of its future decision-making, under an amendment to the Energy Security Bill.
The Government of Tunisia and the World Bank have signed a new loan agreement aimed at supporting its sanitation PPP environment.
New Zealand’s Opposition has made infrastructure investment a key part of its policy programme ahead of this year’s elections, with PPPs returning to the discussion in the country.
Saudi Arabia’s Neom project to deliver a new city has signed an agreement with a group of investors to deliver the first social infrastructure schemes through a PPP.
Regeneration specialist Muse has appointed a new director of development management for the North West.
Transport for London, through its subsidiary TTL Properties, has issued a prior information notice (PIN) for a planned joint venture to focus on electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.
Four teams, including international and local players, have submitted bids for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Haer Independent Sewage Treatment Plant PPP.
A provider of operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the Big Almaty Ring Road (BAKAD) has been chosen to join the existing consortium.
Ireland’s National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) has appointed a set of advisors for the next phase of the government’s social housing PPP programme.
The US State Department has underlined the importance of public and private sectors working together to help rebuild Ukraine following the ongoing war with Russia.
The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) has agreed to invest up to £50m in plans to expand and regenerate a port in the North East of England.
Student accommodation specialist UPP has entered into a collaboration with a sustainable architectural practice to boost sustainability within UK university accommodation.
The Indian National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have signed an agreement to bolster PPP project preparation.
The Philippines government has kickstarted plans for the redevelopment of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) under a PPP agreement.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has appointed a new managing director for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
The Government of Uzbekistan has kickstarted planning on its flagship healthcare PPP, the Fergana hospital project.