Public-private partnerships and infrastructure investment

A major feature of our business model is investing in infrastructure, as well as construction and maintenance. We invest our own money into public-private partnerships (PPP), private finance initiatives (PFI) and other types of infrastructure projects involving project finance.

How it works

The Public Private Partnership concept is a procurement method that uses private investment to create or rebuild public infrastructure. It is a long-term contract between government entities, private investors, construction firms, and asset and operations managers.

The project is delivered by a consortium and repayment is long-term through user fees such as tolls, availability payments from the government client, or a combination of the two.

The public client retains ownership of the asset and assumes responsibilities at the end of the contract term, which is usually 25-50 years.

We invest in projects during the higher risk development, construction and transition to operations phases. Once the project is proven to meet our customers’ requirements and in steady state operations, we typically divest the projects to long-term investors like pension funds.

Our ways of adding value

We work with our clients as their long-term partner, providing financial support and global expertise for the development, design, construction, and operation of projects.

  • Building for a better society. We provide communities with safe roads, railways, and bridges, renewable energy, and state-of-the-art social infrastructure.
  • Financial strength. We invest our own equity and secure financing for Public-Private Partnerships to deliver our promise to provide sustainable projects that exceed our client’s and society’s expectations.
  • Life cycle costing. Life cycle costing optimises the balance between construction and long term operational costs and can deliver significant financial and environmental benefits. It considers the cost and environmental impact of materials, equipment and technology not only now but in the future.
  • Long-term commitment. Our contract terms usually span 25-50 years. Capital improvements and ongoing maintenance during the contract period ensure that the asset is handed over to the client in optimal condition.
Last updated: 23/01/2017