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8 November 2018 2018 04:02 PM GMT

Macquarie Capital Reach Financial Closure On Largest PPP Project In Netherlands

Ahead of speaking at the 17th annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum next month in Amsterdam, Macquarie Capital, Ballast Nedam, and DEME have recently announced that they’ve reached financial closure on the largest PPP project ever awarded in the Netherlands.

The €1 billion Blankenburg Connection PPP project, which involves the construction of an immersed tunnel under the Rotterdam port waterway, a land tunnel and two junctions, aims to improve road links between Rotterdam and its port.

With the contribution of the Blankenburg Connection project and the recent Haren Prison project, Macquarie Capital recently closed in Belgium, the Benelux PPP market has become one of the most active and important regions for global infrastructure projects business.

“We invest to make projects happen and we are proud to be supporting the delivery of this vital infrastructure project in the Netherlands” – Willem Stitselaar, Managing Director, Macquarie Capital

Attendees of the 17th Annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum event taking place this month on 21st -22nd November, will have the exclusive opportunity of hearing from Macquarie Capital’s Managing Director and Head of Macquarie Capital in the Benelux Region, Willem Stitselaar, who is set to share his experience and expertise at the event.

Mr Stitselaar will speak and present on day two of this year’s two-day event, discussing the topic of “Benelux Infrastructure and Green Energy Projects”, focusing on:

  • Views on onshore and offshore energy projects in Benelux
  • The Benelux pipeline of Green investment projects
  • A case for building out sustainable and green road maintenance PPPs

The forum’s latest confirmed attendees also include DEME, part of the Blankenburg Connection PPP project, as well as over 25 international industry-leading organisations set to engage in exciting panels and roundtable discussions, idea exchanges and debates next month in Amsterdam.

Participants will have the chance to be part of an international gathering of financing and infrastructure professionals, as well as take advantage of exclusive networking opportunities and explore the international investment opportunities the rapidly growing Benelux investment market has to offer.

As interest and momentum continue to increase in infrastructure projects, it’s vital for major players within the Benelux market to keep up to date with the latest developments in the industry and region.

The Benelux Infrastructure Forum will provide attendees with key updates on the latest developments in infrastructure projects, particularly in the renewable energy sector, real-life case studies, and new financing mechanisms such as PPP and green bond financing, in order to assist industry-leaders in driving their future success.

The full agenda and speaker line-up are available on the event website, where potential attendees can also book their place. Benelux Infrastructure Forum event takes place on 21st – 22nd November 2018 at the Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, Netherlands; and is sponsored by Allen & Overy. Sponsorship and delegate enquiries should be directed to Andrew Gibbons on +44 (0) 207 827 6156 or agibbons@smi-online.co.uk

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November 8th 2018
Macquarie Capital Reach Financial Closure On Largest PPP Project In Netherlands

Ahead of speaking at the 17th annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum next month in Amsterdam, Macquarie Capital, Ballast Nedam, and DEME have recently announced that they’ve reached financial closure on the largest PPP project ever awarded in the Netherlands. The €1 billion Blankenburg Connection PPP project, which involves the construction of an immersed tunnel under the Rotterdam port waterway, a land tunnel and two junctions, aims to improve road links between Rotterdam and its port. This further establishes the Benelux PPP market as one of the most active and important regions for global infrastructure projects business.

October 21st 2018
Europe: Investment In Ports Infrastructure Can Cut Offshore Wind Costs by 5.3%

European ports are set to take on an expanded role in the offshore wind supply chain. By 2030 Europe is expected to have installed 70 GW of offshore wind. This means there will be more than 10,000 turbines in the water. This is equivalent to a build-out rate of 6 GW per year, 20% of which will be repowering existing sites with brand new turbines. Investments of €0.5-€1bn in new port infrastructure could help the offshore wind sector to cut costs by up to 5.3%, according to figures released recently, by the WindEurope Ports Platform in Hamburg.

November 9th 2018
US: EIA Data Shows Renewables Outpacing Nuclear Power In Electrical Generation

The latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is showing that electrical generation by renewable sources has edged past nuclear power. Additionally, wind and solar now provide 10% of the nation’s electricity, overall; with solar alone surpassing biomass and geothermal combined. Significantly, solar now triples electrical generation by oil. In addition, the data reveals that solar and wind both showed strong growth with solar (i.e., utility-scale + distributed PV) expanding by 27.6% and wind by 11.2%. Combined, they accounted for nearly a tenth of the nation’s electrical generation.

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