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Infrastructure Finance: An Inside View


ISBN13: 9781787420830
Published: August 2017
Publisher: Globe Law and Business
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £135.00



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This comprehensive new book provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of infrastructure project financing. The boundaries of “infrastructure” are clearly defined and the key processes – from project concept via funding mechanisms, risk analysis, financial structuring and funding sources, to financial close and implementation – are examined in detail.

Part 1 covers: characteristics of “infrastructure”; financial structures; sources of finance; risk; quantitative analysis; contractual frameworks and project processes.

Part 2 explores: the full range of infrastructure and public service (PPP-type) projects, and highlights the differences between sectors, sector-specific risks and the limits on the use of private capital to support such ventures.

The text is illustrated with case studies drawing on the successes, and failures, of global infrastructure projects, covering: transport; power and renewable energy; oil, gas and power transmission; water and waste and municipal and public-private partnerships (“PPP”).

The book also addresses the challenges faced in some of the UK’s high-profile mega-infrastructure projects (including “The Super Sewer”, Heathrow Runway 3, Hinkley Point ‘C’ Nuclear Power Plant and HS2), and how these challenges have been overcome. Pitfalls to be avoided are discussed in detail alongside the key steps which should be taken to ensure success.

Subjects:
Construction Law, Banking and Finance
Contents:
PART 1: Principles
What is infrastructure?
Financial structures
Options for government: which structure for project implementation?
Risk
Sources of finance for infrastructure
Quantitative analysis
The contractual framework: key issues & clauses
The project process

PART 2: Case histories: practice and experience
Transport: Roads & highways
Transport: Bridges and tunnels
Transport: rail
Transport: metros and light rail/trams
Transport: ports
Transport: airports
Power generation: coal, oil, gas
Power: Hydro-power
Power: Nuclear
Power: Renewables
Oil and gas and power: transmission and distribution
Water and waste
Miscellaneous government services
UK Infrastructure: issues & challenges
Concluding comments