John Laing appoints acting CEO
Developer John Laing has installed an acting chief executive after incumbent Ben Loomes announced his intention to resign.
Hunt pledges greater freedom for infra investment
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has unveiled a package of measures aimed at boosting the UK’s financial services sector, including efforts to encourage more investment in infrastructure assets.
Birmingham appoints legal advisor to restructure highways PFI deal
Birmingham City Council has reappointed a legal advisor to support the restructuring of its highways PFI deal, as part of the settlement agreed in 2019.
EXCLUSIVE: IPA working groups progressing well
The UK’s Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) has recently launched its third working group with the PPP industry, focusing on future services.
TfL agrees affordable housing deal
Transport for London (TfL) has agreed a deal with a private partner to deliver 348 new homes on the site of a former London Underground car park.
UK plans onshore wind consultation
The UK government has pledged to launch a technical consultation on proposed changes to the national planning policy to explore how local authorities can be more involved in the development of onshore wind farms.
Suez UK completes homecoming
Suez has completed the acquisition of the Suez UK waste arm after its spinout from the Veolia absorption.
Gove targets brownfield development, urges housebuilding market study
UK Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has unveiled new measures to form part of the government’s Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.
Advisors make London infra hires
Financial advisory EY and law firm Stephenson Harwood have each appointed new partners to their infrastructure teams in London.
£700m Wandsworth regen JV shelved
A proposed joint venture project to redevelop the Alton Estate in Wandsworth has been postponed indefinitely following a change of council leadership at the local elections earlier this year.
Ukrainian parking PPP on the way
The City of Lviv, Ukraine, has agreed plans to deliver a new parking project through a PPP.
FC for Irish nursing units PPP
The Irish government has reached financial close with its private sector partner for the delivery of seven Community Nursing Units (CNUs) under a €600m PPP contract.
Meridiam completes stake in Spanish road PPP
French infrastructure giant Meridiam has completed its takeover of the Autopista del Sol (Ausol) highway concessions.
Greece tenders €205m court PPP
The Greek Ministry of Justice has released a tender for its major Athens courthouse PPP.
French region seeks PPP lawyers
The Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region in France has issued a contract notice for legal advice covering a range of areas including PPPs.
Strong interest in Greek civic PPP
Greece’s public infrastructure agency Ktiriakes Ypodomes has received strong early interest in its police station PPP bundle.
DIF acquires German fibre firm
DIF Capital Partners has agreed a deal to acquire a majority stake in a PPP providing the rollout of a fibre network in Germany.
Blackrock looks to corral investment for Ukraine
The Government of Ukraine has signed a deal with investment giant Blackrock to help drive private investment into the country’s infrastructure.
Winner for Greek schools PPP bundle
The Government of Greece has chosen a winner for its Macedonia schools PPP bundle.
Oman’s PPP modifications give it platform to diversify and boost investment
After a slower start than some of its Gulf peers, Oman is set to ramp up its PPP pipeline in the coming years to support its ambitious Vision 2040 plan.
Gautrain contractor sells stake
The construction and engineering firm that helped deliver the Gautrain PPP project in South Africa has sold its entire stake in the project.
DRC looks to PPP for water projects
The Democratic Republic of Congo is eyeing up PPP projects to drive water access across the country.
RFP out for Saudi waste P3
The Saudi Water Partnerships Company (SWPC) has released a request for proposals (RFP) for the Al Haer Independent Sewage Treatment Plant (ISTP) Project.
Shortlist for £2bn Nigeria bridge PPP
The Government of Lagos, Nigeria, has shortlisted three teams for its Fourth Mainland Bridge PPP.
EoI for Oman road PPP
A request for expressions of interest (EoI) has been issued by Oman’s Ministry of Finance for the development of the Salalah-Thumrait Truck Road (STTR) PPP.
Ghana eyes healthcare PPPs
The Government of Ghana is looking to PPP to deliver major healthcare projects across the country.
A new dawn for Gulf PPPs: a letter from our dedicated Middle East reporter
The Gulf region is shaping up to be a global hotspot for PPPs.
Three in for latest Saudi IWP plant
Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has shortlisted three teams for its Rabigh 4 Independent Water Project (IWP) PPP project.
Billionaire developer Nick Candy eyes Gulf PPPs
With the total value of planned and unawarded projects in the GCC countries expected to reach $2trn, global investors are lining up to offer private sector support for infrastructure delivery.
INPP ventures into New Zealand
INPP has acquired a portfolio of PPP projects in New Zealand, its first investment in the country.
Sojitz, Plenary target PPPs together
Sojitz and Plenary have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see them look to expand collaboration opportunities in PPP and infrastructure projects across Australia, Asia and the Middle East.
RFP for Darwin logistics facility
A request for proposals (RFP) has been issued for a logistics facility to be delivered in Darwin under a design, build, finance, own, operate and maintain model.
Downer appoints new CEO
Infrastructure specialist Downer has appointed its current chief operating officer to take over the reins from Grant Fenn when he steps down next year.
Indonesia eyes PPP for rail
Indonesia’s Transportation Minister, Budi Karya Sumadi, has indicated that a high-speed train line from Jakarta-Surabaya could be developed under a PPP agreement.
Winner for Sydney Metro Airport PPP
A preferred bidder has been chosen to deliver the Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations and Maintenance (SSTOM) package on the Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport project.
Sydney Metro West to use “collaborative approach”
New South Wales’ Sydney Metro West is set to utilise a “new, innovative contracting” method for the country’s biggest public transport project.
Indonesia preps digital connectivity P3
The Indonesian government is beginning the preparation of the next phase of the Palapa Ring Integration fibre optic network, which will be delivered under a PPP model.
PPPs ‘vital but imperfect tool’ for green infra
PPPs are a “vital, but still an imperfect tool for the development of green infrastructure”, according to a new report from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
Sri Lanka eyes PPPs for island developments
The Government of Sri Lanka is looking to use PPPs to drive developments on its small islands chain.
New book examines PPP performance
A new book has been published by a group of academics that provides an in-depth look at the perceived performance advantage of PPPs.
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Mott Mac unveils asset resilience tool
Engineering and advisory firm Mott MacDonald has partnered with the Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI) to develop a new guide to assess the resilience of infrastructure assets.
Advisors chosen for Auckland Light Rail
Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency, together with Auckland Transport and Auckland Council, have chosen the technical advisors to support the city’s light rail project.
Labour plans 'British EDF'
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has unveiled plans for a publicly owned energy company to act in the private sector, as he seeks to reclaim the centre ground of British politics
Rotherham adjusts regen partnership
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is to amend its agreement with its development partner to deliver an existing regeneration scheme.
Herbert Smith appoints new director
Law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed a new director of its global project finance arm in Johannesburg.
UK Net Zero review launched
The government has formally launched the review into its Net Zero delivery strategy, led by a former energy minister.
Getting their priorities in order
The UK government has published a new ‘plan for growth’ that includes a role for infrastructure. Paul Jarvis takes a closer look
Handback ‘needs future pipeline’ to be successful
Government must look forward to incentivise industry to deal effectively with issues arising from PFI handback, warns industry report