The government of Israel, represented by the Ministry of Finance accountant general department, the Ministry of Transport, and the National Road Safety Authority, has signed a franchise agreement with Shapir Engineering & Industry and Impresa Pizzarotti for the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a new 5km highway in Jerusalem.
Infrastructure/PPP news in Israel
NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd., the Israeli government company responsible for the design and construction of a mass transit system for the Tel Aviv metropolis, has published an invitation to pre-qualify to develop two new light rail transit (LRT) lines in the city, estimated to cost ILS15 billion (US$4.12 billion).
The Israeli government's tender committee for the JNET Jerusalem light rail project has published the first package of tender documents. The project, which involves the design, construction and operation of light rail lines in Jerusalem, is the largest PPP project to ever be developed in Israel, with an estimated value of US$9 billion.
Cross Israel Highway Ltd., an Israeli government entity specializing in advanced transport projects, is seeking a private company or consortium to manage the tender of the Haifa-Nazareth light rail project, which involves the construction and operation of a 41km light rail line between the two cities, located in the north of the country.
An inter-ministerial tender committee of the Government of Israel has awarded a PPP project involving the construction and operation of a waste treatment facility to Zero Waste, a company jointly owned by Shikun u'Binui Holdings through its concessions division, and Azrieli Group, through its GES subsidiary.
The Government of Israel, through the inter-ministerial committee involving the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Defense, is interested in promoting and executing of an additional international airport in Israel.
The Government of Israel has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) seeking a private firm to operate and expand the Jerusalem Light Rail Transit Network which is intended to include the Red Line, the Red Line Extensions and the Green (the J-Net). At a later stage, the J-Net may be expanded to include the Blue Line.
Jordanian government has announced it is set to award the contract for the first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project (Red-Dead).
The Ministries of Transport and Finance of Israel are studying opening the US$6.45 billion Green Line and Purple Line projects of the Tel Aviv light rail system to private investors.
The final date to purchase the pre-qualification document for the Red-Dead water PPP project has been delayed from January 30 to March 30, 2016.
The prequalification tender has already been issued. This announcement comes after Israel and Jordan signed, on 26 February this year, a bilateral agreement to carry out the project.
Israeli Ministry of Public Security and the Israeli Police have awarded Elbit Systems a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract to supply leasing and maintenance services for the Israeli Police Force's aircraft.
The Israel Ports Company has awarded two concessions to operate and maintain Ashdod's Southport terminal (HaDarom) and Haifa's Bayport terminals (HaMifratz).
The project will be developed on a design, build, finance, operation and maintenance (DBFOM) basis.
Clal Insurance, led by Izzy Cohen, has acquired 3% of Israeli Highway 6 from Israel Infrastructure Fund (IIF) increasing its holdings to 22%.
The Israel Ports Company has announced the shortlist for a concession to operate and maintain Ashdod's Southport terminal (HaDarom) and/or Haifa's Bayport terminals (HaMifratz).
Veolia Environnement SA has agreed to sell its water, waste and energy activities in Israel to funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management LP.
The Israel Ports Company has announced that four bidders have submitted qualifications for a concession to operate and maintain Ashdod's Southport terminal (HaDarom) and/or Haifa's Bayport terminals (HaMifratz).
The Israel Ports Company has invited global operators to participate in a pre-qualification process for a concession to operate and maintain Ashdod's Southport terminal (HaDarom) and/or Haifa's Bayport terminals (HaMifratz).
Alstom SA has sold its 20% stake in Jerusalem light rail franchisee CityPass Ltd.