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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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March 29th 2019
Wind: China Maintains Emerging Markets Top Spot Following 19.7GW Build Boom

Wind industry intelligence service A Word About Wind has launched its Emerging Markets Attractiveness Index report for 2018, which provides insight and analysis into the most attractive emerging markets for wind companies. The index, now in its second year, ranks the top 30 emerging markets that investors should consider when investing in wind in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. The list considers factors including political and economic stability for investors, alongside the growth of electricity demand and potential for wind growth, in order to rank the countries by overall potential. As with last year’s report, China tops the list and the ongoing trade war with the US shows no sign of slowing China’s formidable growth.

March 30th 2019
Battery Boom: Wind And Solar Can Generate Half Of Worldwide Electricity By 2050

Coal is to shrink to just 11% of global electricity generation by mid-century, from 38% now, as costs shift heavily in favour of wind, solar and batteries. Wind and solar are set to surge to almost “50 by 50” – 50% of world generation by 2050 due to reductions in cost. “Cheap battery storage means that it becomes increasingly possible to finesse the delivery of electricity from wind and solar so that these technologies can help meet demand even when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining. The result will be renewables eating up more and more of the existing market for coal, gas and nuclear.”

March 30th 2019
EU Approves Ambitious Energy Efficiency Goals, Encourages Clean Energy Feed-In

Europeans will now be entitled to consume, store and sell the renewable energy they produce in line with ambitious targets set by the EU. The targets are to be reviewed by 2023, and can only be raised, not lowered. By making energy more efficient, Europeans will see their energy bills reduced. In addition, Europe will reduce its reliance on external suppliers of oil and gas, improve local air quality and protect the climate. For the first time, member states will also be obliged to establish specific energy efficiency measures to the benefit of those affected by energy poverty. Member states must also ensure that citizens are entitled to generate renewable energy for their own consumption, to store it and to sell excess production.

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