The sponsors of the EUR1 billion (US$1.15 billion) Blankenburg Connection PPP project have announced that the project has reached financial close. The project involves the design, construction, financing and maintenance of new road links between Rotterdam and its port, and is the largest PPP project awarded in the Netherlands to date.
PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero), a state-owned enterprise responsible for the management of airports in western Indonesia, has launched a selection process for a strategic partner to co-manage and co-invest in Kualanamu International Airport (KNO), located in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra.
Regional Transportation District (RTD), a public transport authority operating in eight counties in Colorado, a state in the western USA, has sent a Notice of Concessionaire Termination to Denver Transit Partners (DTP), a consortium contracted in 2010 to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain a 58km commuter rail network in Denver, the state capital.
Plenary Group has announced that it has completed a AUD646 million (US$458.5 million) refinancing of the Peninsula Link, a 27km toll-free road between Carrum Downs and Mount Martha in the south-east of Melbourne, Australia.
The Government of Ecuador's Ministry of Transport and Public Works has launched a tender for the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the Guayaquil Southern Viaduct. The total estimated investment of the project is US$1.14 billion.
Kenya's Urban Roads Authority (KURA) has announced that it has shortlisted three firms/consortia to develop the 2nd Nyali Bridge under a public-private partnership (PPP). The estimated capital cost of the project is US$200 million.
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The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has opened a Registration of Interest (ROI) process for the Inland Rail PPP project. This involves the design, construction, financing and maintenance of a 130km railway between Gowrie and Kagaru, in the northeastern state of Queensland.
GMR Airports Limited, a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Ltd., has announced that it has emerged as the highest bidder for the development, operations and management of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, located in Nagpur, Maharashtra, central India.
The Airport Director of Indonesia's Ministry of Transportation has publicly stated that the Ministry intends to launch a tender for the expansion and operation of Komodo Airport, located in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara province, this month. The project is thought to require a total investment of IDR3 trillion (~US$200 million).
IRB Infrastructure Developers has announced that its subsidiary IRB PS Highway Private Limited has achieved financial close of the four laning of a 56.8km section of National Highway (NH) 45A (new NH 32) in India, which runs between Poondiankuppam and Sattanathapuram in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Bridging North America (BNA), a consortium comprised of Fluor, Aecon and ACS Group, through its affiliates ACS Infrastructure (Iridium) and Dragados, has closed financing for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, valued at over CAD3.8 billion (US$2.94 billion).
GMR Group has announced that the Government of Greece has issued Letter of Award to a consortium of GMR Airports Limited, a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Ltd, and TERNA Group for the development, operations and management of a new international airport of Heraklion at Crete.
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Bahrain has stated publicly that the tender for the King Hamad Causeway, a 25km road and rail bridge that will cross the Gulf of Bahrain, will be launched in six months. The estimated construction cost is between US$3 and 4 billion.
Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned independent port operator and logistics company based in the UAE, has finalised a 50-year concession with the State of Delaware in the USA to operate and develop the Port of Wilmington.
The President of Normandy, a region in the north-west of France, has alleged that the national government's Minister of Transport has confirmed that a contested bypass planned to the east of Rouen, capital of the region, will be developed through a concession.
A consortium of private investors has announced a detailed plan to develop a rail link between Melbourne Airport and the city's Central Business District (CBD), with a total investment of AUD15 billion (US$10.76 billion).
The Board of Directors of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) has approved a new offer for the 20-year extension of the concession agreement of Athens International Airport. The offer was submitted by Athens International Airport SA (AIA) and provides for a total price of EUR1.3826 billion (US$1.6 billion), including VAT.
Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLITT) has selected three bidders to proceed to the second round of the tender to operate seven airports on Hokkaido island under a 30-year concession contract.
The Aboitiz Group has announced that the government of the Philippines' Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) have granted the “NAIA Consortium” Original Proponent Status (OPS) for its proposal to rehabilitate, upgrade, expand, operate, and maintain the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for 15 years.
ATCO has announced that it is entered into an agreement to acquire 40% of Neltume Ports, a leading port operator and developer in South America, for approximately CAD450 million (US$345.8 million). Neltume Ports, a subsidiary of Ultramar, operates in 16 port facilities and three stevedoring businesses primarily located in Chile and Uruguay.