Equitix appoints new COO

Investor Equitix has appointed a new chief operating officer.

Shortlist out for UK SMR programme

The UK government has shortlisted six teams for the next phase of its Small Modular Reactor (SMR) competition.

Tanzania looks to further develop PPP environment

The Government of Tanzania is continuing its drive towards PPPs, eyeing new guidelines to support development.

PPP expert heads to Riyadh

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 bolsters offering with Natixis acquisition and new hires

AEW has created a new private debt platform to manage its Natixis acquisition.

UK water firms plan record investment

Water companies in England and Wales have proposed investing £96bn over the five years from 2025, including a significant increase in capital expenditure.

Private partner selected for €200m German EV programme

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.

ADB, Krgyz Republic parter to improve PPPs

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to work with the Kyrgyz Republic to help the country develop more PPP projects.

Scottish govt ‘doesn’t have money’ to deliver infra plans

The Scottish government does not have enough money to meet its planned £26bn infrastructure investment programme, Audit Scotland has said.

New MD for Muse Developments

Investor developer Morgan Sindall has appointed a new managing director at its regeneration specialist Muse Developments.

JV partner sought for Durham Innovation District

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.

John Laing sees ‘exciting opportunities’ following HICL portfolio acquisition

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.

French tax change raises investor concerns

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 prepares Vision 2040

Saudi Arabia has said it will unveil its Vision 2040 as early as 2027, which bodes well for PPP investment pipelines.

Bechtel unveils new Saudi office

Engineering firm Bechtel has opened a new regional headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

New CEO as Bouygues UK restructures

Contractor Bouygues UK has undertaken a restructure as its chief executive steps down, and has created a new division focusing on complex projects.

FC for Tunisia solar PPP

The Tunisian Government and Dubai-based Amea Power have reached financial close on an $86m, 120 megawatt solar power project in Tunisia.

More ‘City Leaps’ urged to deliver Net Zero

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.

UK, Germany agree hydrogen tie-up

The governments of the UK and Germany have agreed a deal to help accelerate the development of an international hydrogen industry.

Equitix agrees deal with Irish development fund

Infrastructure investor Equitix has launched a new initiative backed by a €75m cornerstone investment from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF).

Dublin Courts PPP seeks advisors

Ireland’s National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) is seeking technical advisors to help prepare its court project PPP.

Australia & Indonesia launch PPP preparation facility

Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastruktur (KIAT) is seeking private sector partners to undertake a PPP preparation facility.

Egypt has “high hopes” for future AIIB partnerships

Egyptian government looks to build on existing pipeline; AIIB unveils climate action plan

Private finance ‘critical’ to SDGs

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.

Winner for Jerusalem Blue Line

A preferred bidder has been chosen for the Jerusalem Blue Line light rail transit PPP project.

Majority of Britons ‘want better infra’

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.

UKIB publishes strategy update

The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) has published a number of strategy updates as it looks to refresh its mission.

Philippines PPP law progresses

The Philippines’ new PPP bill has made progress towards becoming legislation with its second reading.

Kenya dam deal agreed

A private partner has signed a project development agreement to support the delivery of a dam project in Kenya.

Currie & Brown targets infra with new hires

Consultancy Currie & Brown has created a new National Head of Infrastructure role and brought in three new hires to its infrastructure practice.

Industry concerned over UK Net Zero change

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.

Winner for pioneering Coventry energy partnership

Coventry City Council has appointed a private sector firm to be its strategic energy partner for 15 years.

Kuwait preparing broadband PPP

The Kuwait Ministry of Communication is preparing to launch a major fibre roll-out through a PPP project.

Jerusalem Blue Line winner ‘in coming weeks’

A long-awaited preferred bidder decision on the planned Jerusalem Blue Line PPP deal is expected in the near future, Partnerships Bulletin understands.

Ireland sets out projects pipeline

The Irish government has unveiled its pipeline of major infrastructure projects for 2023/24, including its PPP and partnerships schemes.

Parties restructure Liege Tram PPP

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.

PIN out for St Albans housing regen JV

St Albans City and District Council is looking for private partners to redevelop a major affordable housing development.

Sacyr exits Irish road

Spanish giant Sacyr has completed the sale of its share in the N6 highway PPP.

UK launches Sizewell investor search

The UK government has begun the formal search for private equity investment to support the delivery of its Sizewell C nuclear power plant.

HICL exits schools PFI bundle

Investor HICL has sold its shares in the Bradford Building Schools for the Future 1 & 2 bundles.

Equans agrees district heating sale

Bouygues-owned services firm Equans has agreed to sell its UK district heating and cooling network activities.

Brazilian state prepping wastewater P3

The Government of Goiás is structuring a P3 contract for a major sanitation P3.

UK industry to ‘act with one voice’ in dealings with government

A group of PPP investors have agreed to work together in future conversations with government, it was revealed at yesterday’s PartnershipsTV event.

White Fraiser: IPA working on ‘number of specific areas’ for response

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.

Kenya looks to bolster PPP unit

The Government of Kenya is looking to add expertise to its Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Directorate.

Latest PIN out for Ireland’s Metrolink PPP

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has released its third prior information notice (PIN) ahead of its planned metro megaproject.

French gigafactory secures major financial backing

French startup Verkor has secured over €2bn in financing for its debut battery plant, from a range of heavyweight public and private investors.

Cardiff tenders £100m mixed-use regen

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.

25th Partnerships Awards launches

Entries are now open for the annual Partnerships Awards, this year celebrating a quarter of a century of excellence at the biggest night in PPPs

Indonesian govt planning ‘simpler, faster’ PPP regime

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 outlines benefits of housing-led regen

Homes England has published a new report that underlines the positive impact that housing-led regeneration can have on a community.

SNC groups combine under new brand

The SNC Lavalin group, which includes Atkins and Faithful+Gould, is to rebrand, with all companies operating under one umbrella brand.

Major players bid for Greek highway PPP

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) has received bids from international and domestic firms for the Attica highway PPP project.

Unite plans Glasgow student housing scheme

Unite Students has entered an option agreement to acquire a new 800-bed development scheme in central Glasgow.

Poland lighting PPP tendered

The City of Krakow, Poland, has released a contract notice on its road lighting PPP project.

Dubai healthcare specialist targets Saudi PPPs

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.

John Laing hires new Europe leader from Credit Suisse

Developer John Laing has appointed a new head of Europe.

UKIB targets country roles

The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) has launched a search for directors to lead its work in the three UK countries outside England.

Vistry to “fully focus” on partnerships

Housing and regeneration specialist Vistry is changing its strategy to focus its operations fully on “high return partnerships”.

South Africa targets partnerships for govt properties

South Africa’s Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is looking to attract private finance to redevelop government properties.

‘Urgent action’ needed to renew UK offshore wind confidence

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.

UK releases zero emission bus funding round

The UK government has launched applications for the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) 2 scheme.

Côte d'Ivoire eyeing healthcare PPPs

The Cote d’Ivoire Government is preparing to use PPPs to deliver hospital laboratory projects.

Macquarie sees strong Irish pipeline

Infrastructure investor Macquarie has highlighted the opportunities in the Irish PPP market, as it celebrates 20 years in the country.

Aecom appoints new ANZ leader

Infrastructure consultancy Aecom has appointed a new regional chief executive of its Australia New Zealand business.

East London plan to disaggregate waste post-PFI

East London Waste Authority (ELWA) has unveiled its strategy for the future of waste services when its PFI contract expires in 2027.

Winner for £300m Manchester regen JV

A preferred partner has been chosen to deliver the Chester Road redevelopment project in Trafford, Greater Manchester.

UK removes onshore wind moratorium

The UK government has introduced changes to allow onshore wind projects to be undertaken where they are supported by local communities.

Poland port regen PPP comes to market

The Municipality of Gdansk has released a contract notice on its Nowy port regeneration PPP project.

Scottish govt targets crowding in private finance

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.

UK sets Autumn Budget date

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).

Kier picks up railway assets from troubled firm

UK construction firm Kier has acquired Buckingham Group’s railway assets.

DIF acquired by private equity house

Dutch infrastructure investor DIF has been acquired by a Luxembourg-based private equity and investment advisory firm.

World Bank looks to innovative PPPs for climate adaptation

The World Bank is looking for consultants to help “develop and test new business models” to help with climate mitigation projects.

Prime eyes keyworker housing opportunity

Healthcare property specialist Prime has outlined the potential for delivering keyworker housing to support public sector recruitment and retention challenges.

Arup hires rail expert

Consultancy Arup has appointed a former UK Department for Transport (DfT) leader to become its major programmes director.

Dalmore MD latest to join UKIB

A former managing director at Dalmore Capital joins a former project finance banker as the latest recruits to the UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) team.

‘Ongoing uncertainty’ continues to afflict Manc housing PFI

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.

Serbian city plans streetlighting PPP

A city in Serbia has issued a contract notice for a private partner to deliver an energy-efficient streetlighting project.

Kent police PFI terminated

Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has terminated the PFI contract on its North Kent Police Station project after a long dispute.

P2G bolsters team with major hire

Latest PFI veteran joins public sector advisors P2G.

SNC sells Nordics technical arm

Canadian giant SNC Lavalin has closed a deal to sell part of its European offering.

Affinitext launches Saudi office

Affinitext has established itself in the Middle East, with a new office launching in Saudi Arabia today headed by the company’s chief executive.

Market engagement launched for two Cheshire resi schemes

Prior information notices seeking market engagement on two residential-led projects have been published by Cheshire East Borough Council.

P2G appointed to Turks & Caicos healthcare PPP

Contract advisory firm P2G has been appointed to assist the Turks and Caicos Ministry of Health with the management of its hospitals portfolio.

New UK Energy Secretary unveiled

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 confirms end of PFI

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.

£65m English regen plan unveiled

A developer awareness event is to take place in September to outline plans for a mixed-use regeneration project in Great Yarmouth.

UK looks to speed up Sizewell C prep

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.

Development partner sought for Lambeth regen

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 considers housing, care home JV

Wokingham Borough Council is seeking to enter into early engagement with potential private partners to develop new housing and a care home.

Vietnam eyes student accommodation PPPs

The Ha Noi University of Science and Technology (HUST) is preparing to tender a major student housing PPP project.

Pension funds join up for European EV rollout

Electra and Energy Infrastructure Partners (EIP) have launched a new outfit to supercharge electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure projects.

International teams compete for Oman road PPP

Five teams, led by major international infrastructure firms, have been qualified for the Salalah-Thumrait Truck Road (STTR) PPP project in Oman.

Sizewell MD: GBN launch positive for whole industry

Great British Nuclear vital to future of UK energy; RAB model provides “balanced choice” for delivery of new nuclear plant

Egypt logistics centre PPP signed

The Government of Egypt has signed a PPP for the 10th of Ramadan city dry port PPP project.

RFQ out for Tashkent education PPP

The Government of Uzbekistan has released a request for qualifications (RFQ) on its major schools PPP bundle.

Philippines tenders airport PPP

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.

Edinburgh uni signs partnership aimed at bolstering UK EV roll out

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.

UK DfE looks to bolster expiry team

The UK’s Department for Education (DfE) is hiring technical experts to assist with the handback of its schools PPPs.

London looks to start new Net Zero project hub

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.

TfL tenders £2.3bn Docklands franchise deal

Transport for London (TfL) has released a contract notice on a new franchise deal for the Docklands Light Railway.

Manchester uni tenders student housing PPP

The University of Manchester has released a contract notice on its Fallowfield campus PPP project.

EU clears path for Aussie grid PPP

New South Wales’s major energy PPP is set to proceed after the European Commission decided “not to oppose” the deal

PIN out for Oldham heat network JV

Oldham Council is hosting a market sounding for a low carbon district heating network joint venture.

Advisory team appointed for Dublin MetroLink

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has appointed a suite of advisors to prepare the country’s first metro project.

Sisk appoints new COO

John Sisk has appointed new leadership for its UK and Ireland business.

Saudi signs PPP banking advisory deal

Saudi Arabia’s National Center for Privatization & PPP (NCP) has signed an agreement with Al Rajhi Bank to help bolster the kingdom’s push.

Togo releases EOI on multi-site healthcare PPP

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.

Kazakhstan healthcare PPP on the way

The Kazakhstan Ministry of Health is set to host a market sounding on its Karaganda hospital PPP project.

UN recommends PPP for African development projects

The United Nations’ Africa Environment Outlook (AEO) has recommended PPPs as a method to ramp up infrastructure investment across the continent.

RFQ out for Uzbek hydro PPP

National energy firm Uzbekhydroenergo has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a bundle of hydropower PPP projects.

White Fraiser Report Webinar - Watch Back

View a recording of the webinar featuring the main players discussing the White Fraiser Report and its next steps.

Turks and Caicos releases airport tender

The Turks and Caicos Islands Airport Authority (TCIAA) has released a request for prequalification on its Howard Hamilton International Airport PPP.

FA advisors sought for Greek water pipeline

Greece's Ministry of Rural Development and Food is looking for financial advisors to help deliver its irrigation PPP programme.

Japan pension fund looks for PPP advice

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is looking for infrastructure investment opportunities, with PPPs on the radar.

Business case backed for next Welsh MIM school

The Welsh government has approved the outline business case for the next school to be delivered under the mutual investment model (MIM).

Oman restarts port PPP

The Oman Ministry of Finance has released an expression of interest (EOI) for its Liwa Fishery Harbour PPP.

Refi for Spanish prison PPP

International debt provider joins to support refinancing of the Mas d'Enric Penitentiary Centre PPP project.

Kent Police continues PFI dispute

Kent Police is currently in dispute with the administrators of the PFI company that was in charge of its North Kent Police Station project.

UKIB, Equitix ink energy storage partnership

The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) has signed a deal with Equitix to channel £125m of investment into the burgeoning sector.

Invesis appoints COO

Infrastructure investor-developer Invesis has appointed a new chief operating officer.

RFP released for Pakistan airport PPP

The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has released a request for proposal (RFP) for its Islamabad Airport PPP project.

Worcester Shrub Hill regen planned

Worcestershire County Council has issued a prior information notice (PIN) for proposals to redevelop its Shrub Hill Quarter, covering 14 hectares of land.

£2bn Sweden port PPP comes to market

The City of Luleå has released a request for qualifications (RFQ) on a major port expansion PPP project.

Consultants sought for next Indonesia WtE PPP

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.

Ukraine launches pre-feasibility for children's hospital PPP

The Government of Ukraine is looking to develop a specialist children's rehabilitation centre as a PPP.

Staffs care homes JV planned

Staffordshire County Council has issued a prior information notice (PIN) for the creation of a joint venture to deliver two care homes.

Jordan PPP bill passes latest hurdle

Jordan’s PPP bill has made its latest progress through the legislative process, with approval from the Senate.

UKIB makes debut equity investment

The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) has made its first equity investment as part of a consortium of investors.

John Laing reshuffles top team

Developer John Laing has announced international changes to its senior management, including cementing its PPP business in the US.

PPP ‘on the table’ for Auckland Harbour tunnels

The New Zealand government has not ruled out using private finance to help it deliver a second crossing under the Waitemata Harbour.

UK govt confirms plans to end LEP support

The UK government has published a letter confirming its decision to end central funding of local enterprise partnerships (LEPs).

Leeds uni to look for Net Zero partner

The University of Leeds has opened a search for a delivery partner on its Net Zero plans.

Netherlands looks to bolster green support for PPPs

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy is looking for consultants to help develop ESG support for PPP projects.

OMERS appoints infra head

Canadian pension giant OMERS has appointed a new head of its infrastructure investment business.

Law firms add UK infra experts

Two international law firms have bolstered their PPP capabilities in recent days, with hires of partners with expertise in the sector.

FC for Hornsea 2 OFTO

The Hornsea 2 offshore transmission owner (OFTO) contract has reached financial close, with financing from Aviva Investors.

€79m French heating network tendered

Private partners are being sought to deliver a heating and cooling network covering the territories of Cannes and Mandelieu-La-Napoule.

Spanish uni preps energy programme

The University of Oviedo in Spain is planning to develop an energy efficiency and smart management programme, potentially through a PPP model.

King’s to insource following ‘highly successful’ PFI

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, Greater Manchester agree regen partnership

Network Rail and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have agreed a deal to work together to deliver new infrastructure and regeneration across the region.

Aecom appoints global transport leader

Infrastructure consultancy Aecom has appointed a new chief executive for its global transportation business.

Plenary hires Macquarie PPP expert

Plenary has hired new leadership for its European office.

Fraiser takes Thames Water role

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.

Derby plans clean mobility hub

The City of Derby has launched a market engagement exercise seeking interest in a potential large scale mobility hub and clean refuelling site.

Winner for Belfast's £400m regen PPP

Northern Ireland’s Translink has selected a master developer for its Weavers Cross regeneration project.

PIN for Irish justice PPP advisors

Ireland’s National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) is looking for advisors to help prepare its court project PPP.

Market sounding for London housing regen scheme

Transport for London’s real estate arm, TTL Properties, has issued a prior information notice (PIN) for a five-hectare project in east London.

Jordan PPP bill makes progress

The House of Representatives of the Jordanian Parliament has approved the draft law on PPPs following “extensive discussion”.

German university PPP comes to market

The Technical University of Central Hesse (THM), Germany, has released a contract notice on its education facility PPP project.

Ofgem seeks support for OFTO expansion

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”.

UK confirms CCUS transport & storage leaders

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.

Pakistan backs airport PPP

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.

Investors sought for Philippines water PPP

An investor conference has been announced for a planned bulk water supply PPP scheme in the Philippines.

Kuala Lumpur-Singapore rail PPP pulls huge industry interest

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.

Advisors sought for German schools PPP

The City of Weiden, Bavaria, is looking for consultants to help prepare a multischool PPP bundle.

PPPs eyed for South African transmission projects

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has said South Africa is “well placed” to pilot transmission PPPs.

Sacyr “reinforces” PPP push with another sale

Spanish giant Sacyr has announced a deal to sell its facilities arm as it continues to fuel its global P3 ambitions.

UN looks for Philippines PPP advisors

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is looking for PPP specialists to help drive projects in the Philippines.

EOI out for €617m Greek prison PPP

The Greek Ministry of Citizen Protection has released a call for expressions of interest (EOI) on a major prison PPP project.

UKIB makes EV charging investment

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.

EXCLUSIVE: UKIB to be ‘pretty active’ in equity soon

Infra Bank to be “disciplined” as it ramps up activity; focused on not crowding out private finance, head of banking tells latest 3Ps in a Pod podcast

Winner for Saudi water transmission PPP

A preferred bidder has been chosen to deliver the Rayis-Rabigh water transmission pipeline project in Saudi Arabia.

£170m investment to speed up Sizewell C

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.

UK eyes value capture alongside £1bn housing fund

The UK government is looking to boost its housing and regeneration delivery by utilising a land value capture model; Homes England unveils £1bn brownfield fund

Newcastle pulls away from JV tender

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council has halted its joint venture regeneration plan.

Call for evidence launched for Homes England review

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.

Winner for Australia convention centre PPP

The Victorian Government, Australia, has selected a preferred bidder for its A$294m convention centre PPP.

German city tenders rescue station 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 to launch five hydropower PPPs

Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Finance has unveiled plans to develop five hydroelectric power plants through a PPP programme.

PFI behaviours report officially published

Report unveiled as Infrastructure & Projects Authority releases its annual report, plus updated information on PFI projects via its PFI Dashboard

London energy efficiency fund backs waste fleet

The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF) has provided a £12m loan to support a fleet of new electric waste collection vehicles.

More advisors sought for Baghdad airport PPP

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is looking for more consultants to help prepare Baghdad’s flagship PPP project.

Philippines launches flagship projects dashboard

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.

IPA publishes expiry health checks guide

The UK’s Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) has published a new guide to PFI expiry health checks.

New entrant among four in for OFTO

A new entrant into the offshore transmission owner (OFTO) market is one of four teams bidding for the 10th round of transmission links.

RFI for Northern Ireland university PPP

Ulster University has released a request for information (RFI) on a student accommodation PPP project.

UKIB makes £250m broadband investment

The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) has made a £250m debt investment into a fibre broadband company.

Welsh county launches PIN on major regen partnership

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.

UK recommits to Sizewell as SMR competition launched

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).

Kyrgz pre-schools PPP bundle planned

The mayor's office of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, is planning to launch a PPP bundle to deliver new pre-schools in the city.

“New era” for Tanzania with PPP law amendment

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.

Second Carillion director sanctioned

The Insolvency Service has handed out another disqualification to a former Carillion director.

NAO slams New Hospital Programme progress

Fifth of promised ‘new’ hospitals won’t be built by 2030; central team faced major recruitment challenges; capital funding allocations unclear

Greek water PPP falters

Greece’s Havria Halkidiki Dam PPP project has failed to attract quality bids in a blow to the sector's burgeoning pipeline.

Bangladesh tenders two industrial PPPs

The Bangladesh PPP Authority has sought bidders to deliver two textile mill developments across the country.

Winner for Chichester Uni PPP

The University of Chichester has selected a winner for its multi-campus student accommodation PPP project.

Winner for Centre Pompidou art archive PPP

A preferred bidder has been chosen to design, build, finance and operate a new art archive building in Massy, near Paris.

Grimsby multi-site regen proposed

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.

Egypt approves major pipeline of PPPs

The Egyptian Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Committee has approved a major new pipeline of PPP projects.

Israel’s Purple Line PPP reaches FC

The Tel Aviv Purple Line light rail PPP has reached financial close (FC).

Winner for Berlin PPP deal

A winning team has been chosen to redevelop and maintain a public administration office and training complex in Berlin, Germany.

Yorkshire Water appoints biogas winner

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.

PPP one of five ‘transformational projects’ for UAE

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.

Kuala Lumpur-Singapore rail PPP resurrected

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.

White-Fraiser Report: Industry urges action

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”

Salford hospital PFI deal ‘proving robust’

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.

Squires PPP partner joins Mills & Reeve

A lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in the infrastructure and PPP space has joined Mills & Reeve as a partner.

PIN released for German public sector office PPP

German public sector advisor PB has released a prior information notice (PIN) for technical advisors on a Munster office PPP project.

RFP out for Abu Dhabi IWP PPP

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.

EXCLUSIVE: PFI behaviours report recommends ‘reset’

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

EXCLUSIVE: Fulcrum reveals social impact of investments

Healthcare investor Fulcrum has published its first Social Value Annual Report, which demonstrates the significant value it has provided to communities.

EXCLUSIVE: Global interest in Hammersmith Bridge PPP

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.

Winner for Oldham regen scheme

A preferred bidder has been unveiled for Oldham Council’s £500m town centre regeneration partnership scheme.

EXCLUSIVE: Jordan PPP law ‘vital to speed up development’

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.

HS2 Euston project “floundering”

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.

NIC: Govt should do fewer things on energy transition

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.

UKIB bolsters local authority team

The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) has expanded its team providing local authority advisory and lending support.

Bangladesh to bring PPP unit under government purview

The Bangladesh legislature has approved a move by the government to alter the set-up of the country’s PPP authority.

IFC appoints new Africa PPP head

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has appointed a new head of PPP advisory for Africa.

IPA publishes PFI decarbonisation guidance

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.

Aberdeen JV tenders solar scheme

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.

RFQ out for Kenya dam bundle PPP

The Kenyan Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation has tendered a major bundle of dam and irrigation PPPs.

Two in for Victoria hospital PPP

The Government of Victoria has shortlisted two teams for its Melton Hospital PPP project.

Fournis heads to green investor

Former Operis global head of project finance, Erwan Fournis, has taken up a new role leading a fast growing renewables development and investment business.

Former Carillion director banned for 11 years

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.

US agencies put P3s firmly in foreign development initiatives

USAID and DFC ramp up privately financed infrastructure projects pushes in emerging markets, plus multilateral IFC looks for advisors for Ukraine.

TA for German government research centre PPP

Germany’s federal real estate agency Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben has appointed technical advisors to assist on the Max Rubner Institute PPP project.

Ireland unveils inflation-proofing contract reforms

The Irish government has published a new package of contract reforms aimed at building private sector confidence in its National Delivery Programme (NDP).

Former housing agency founding boss dies

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.

Scottish multi-use development unveiled

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.

Lendlease appoints Europe CEO

Australian developer Lendlease has appointed a new chief executive of its Europe division, following the planned retirement of Neil Martin later this year.

Plenary bolsters Middle East presence with CFO

Plenary has added a new chief financial officer to its Middle East business.

Derby Uni plans energy DBFO

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.

UK ‘lacks plans’ to deliver waste aims

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.

Thames Tideway ‘protected from Thames Water turmoil’

The UK’s ‘supersewer’ project’s future is secure, despite Thames Water’s financial difficulties, according to one of the scheme’s investors.

IPA publishes guidance on PFI support

The Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) has released new information on how to apply for specialist support via the Local Government Budget for PFI projects.

EXCLUSIVE: PPP opportunity will ‘help Tunisia rebuild competitiveness’

Tunisia’s recent PPP push comes as the country looks to mitigate against high government spending, an expert has told Partnerships Bulletin.

English council agrees post-PFI pathway despite funding gap

South Gloucestershire Council has opted for a partnership approach to replace its highly successful waste services PFI programme, despite facing a funding shortfall.

JV potential for Scottish deep water quay

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.

Joint ministerial taskforce formed after NHS Homes Alliance white paper

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.

Deductions wrangling hits Brunswick housing PFI rating

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.

Sacyr rating upgraded amid PPP push

Spanish giant Sacyr has seen its rating upgraded as it looks to push further into the PPP sector.

Macquarie MD joins HIG Capital

A senior managing director at Macquarie Asset Management has left the firm to take up a new role with HIG Capital in London.

Former infra finance head to lead Homes England review

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.

Curtis adds international partner

Law firm Curtis has appointed a partner with a wide range of global experience, including in supporting PPPs in the Middle East.

Curshaw appoints COO

Consultancy Curshaw has continued to grow its business with the appointment of a new chief operating officer.

P3s “uniquely suited” to usher in new tech

A new report into future-proofing technology changes in infrastructure has put P3s in the frame as a viable deployment model.

Uzbekistan preparing major retrofit PPP

The Government of Uzbekistan is preparing to seek private partners to improve the Distribution System Operator (Samarkand DSO) network.

FC approaching for Israel desalination PPP

The Western Galilee desalination PPP has received key financial backing from the European Investment Bank (EIB), paving the way for its financial close.

NHS urged to use surplus land for staff housing

Partnerships Bulletin discusses the role for private finance in delivering homes for NHS staff with the authors of a new report

Invesis targets Australian expansion

Infrastructure investor Invesis has appointed a new business development lead in Australia as it looks to expand its position in the country.

Liverpool seeks consultants for Festival Gardens regen

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.

Winner for €760m Berlin police HQ

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.

$137m Ghana port PPP agreed

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has reached a deal for a major port PPP on the Gulf of Guinea.

EXCLUSIVE: Hammersmith Bridge toll fears “unfounded”

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 makes apology to residents for PFI trees debacle

Sheffield City Council issued a public letter of apology over “strategic leadership and wisdom” failures during its PFI trees dispute.

Norway signs major highway PPP

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) has awarded the Skanska-led team the E10 highway PPP.

Philippines cancer centre PPP tendered

The University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) has issued a tender notice on its Metro Manila cancer centre PPP project.

Partner sought for Guildford housing redevelopment

Guildford Borough Council has issued a contract notice seeking a development partner to deliver a new residential-led project.

EXCLUSIVE: Investors keep watching brief on Nusantara

International investors are interested in supporting Indonesia's proposed new capital city, but remain cautious as proposals for PPPs are developed.

Ukraine appoints advisor on rebuild programme

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

Dublin convention centre PPP changes hands

John Laing has completed the acquisition of the Convention Centre Dublin PPP project.

TfL unveils Thamesmead DLR extension plan

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.

Birmingham Highway PFI deal timeline pushed back

The replacement contractor for Amey on the Birmingham Highway PFI project is slated to be appointed in October, Partnerships Bulletin understands.

Winner for £2bn Birmingham regen deal

Birmingham City Council has chosen a preferred bidder to deliver its £2.2bn regeneration project at the Ladywood Estate.

IFC eyes PFI-style deals for emerging market hospital PPPs

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is looking to help develop standardised healthcare PPPs in a number of emerging markets.

North African states see strong role for PPPs

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.

Latest Austrian school PPP tendered

The Government of Vienna has released a tender for its latest PPP school project.

Hammersmith Bridge PPP “in jeopardy” as Khan opposes toll

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.

Sacyr details plan for PPP expansion

Spanish developer Sacyr is aiming to become one of the world’s leading PPP players under a new plan.

Ferrovial initiates dual listing as it eyes “strong growth” in US

Spanish giant Ferrovial has started listing in the Netherlands, part of its controversial plan to tap wider markets.

English council weighs difficult waste future after successful PFI

South Gloucestershire Council is weighing options as the expiry of its 25-year concession with Suez nears.

L&G appoints new chief executive

Legal & General has appointed a new chief executive to take over from the departing Sir Nigel Wilson

TfL budget issues hit capital plans

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 plots £70m EV charging expansion

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.

GIIA appoints permanent CEO

The Global Infrastructure Investment Association (GIIA) has appointed a permanent chief executive to replace Lawrence Slade, who stepped down last year.

Harlow agrees regen JV

Harlow Council in England has agreed a deal with a private partner to deliver a major town centre and housing regeneration project.

Shoosmiths adds energy infra partners

Law firm Shoosmiths has added two partners to its energy & infrastructure team, based in London.

Stephenson Harwood bolsters French infra expertise

Law firm Stephenson Harwood has added an aviation specialist to its Paris infrastructure finance team.

Greece signs multiple broadband PPPs

The Greek Ministry of Digital Governance has signed three broadband PPP contracts on the same day.

Italian microelectronics PPP tendered

Italy’s National Research Council has tendered a contract for a PPP to deliver the infrastructure for a major research initiative.

Consultation for Edinburgh’s £1.3bn regen scheme

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.

Sacyr sells services arm to bolster PPP focus

Spanish giant Sacyr has said it is making PPPs its “core business” after selling its services arm.

Japanese firm takes Portsmouth Hospital stake

A Japanese company has bought a share in the Queen Alexandra Hospital (QAH) PFI project from InfraRed Capital Partners.

Ferrovial exits Portuguese road PPP

Spanish giant Ferrovial has agreed a deal to exit the Azores toll road PPP in Portugal.

Exclusive: International interest grows for Bahrain Causeway

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

GLIL bolsters asset management team

Infrastructure fund GLIL has appointed a new senior advisor to its asset management team.

FC for INPP’s New Zealand assets

Infrastructure investor INPP has reached financial close on its acquisition of a portfolio of PPP projects in New Zealand.

Winner for Saudi healthcare PPP

A preferred bidder has been chosen for one of Saudi Arabia’s first healthcare PPPs.

UK ‘needs Metrics Library’ to improve asset performance

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.

Queensland agrees $117m hydrogen partnership

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.

Manchester Uni launches consultation on student housing plan

The University of Manchester has set out its plans for the next phase of its Fallowfield campus student accommodation programme.

Ofgem given Net Zero requirement

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.

Tunisia, World Bank look to boost sanitation PPP projects

The Government of Tunisia and the World Bank have signed a new loan agreement aimed at supporting its sanitation PPP environment.

Momentum growing for return to PPPs in New Zealand

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.

Investors chosen for first Neom PPP

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.

Muse appoints new North West director

Regeneration specialist Muse has appointed a new director of development management for the North West.

Market sounding for London EV charging JV

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.

International teams in for Saudi sewage PPP

Four teams, including international and local players, have submitted bids for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Haer Independent Sewage Treatment Plant PPP.

O&M provider chosen for Kazak toll road 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 appoints consultants for housing PPP initiatives

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.

US eyes partnerships for Ukraine recovery

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.

UKIB makes port investment

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.

UPP targets sustainability with new tie-up

Student accommodation specialist UPP has entered into a collaboration with a sustainable architectural practice to boost sustainability within UK university accommodation.

IFC, India look to develop “robust pipeline” of PPPs

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.

Philippines preps airport PPP

The Philippines government has kickstarted plans for the redevelopment of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) under a PPP agreement.

IFC appoints new GCC leadership

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has appointed a new managing director for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Uzbekistan opens market sounding for major hospital PPP

The Government of Uzbekistan has kickstarted planning on its flagship healthcare PPP, the Fergana hospital project.