Infrastructure Investment World 2013

Building for 22nd century London
Mike Gerrard Managing Director, Thames Tideway Tunnel

A major UK infrastructure project with an estimated cost of £4.1bn Vital to London’s future and a priority for the Government and Ofwat Financed by private sector investors and benefiting from an enhanced regulatory framework and Government support

Competition to launch 2014


Population increase in London in the last century...

... has created 2 problems:
Overloaded sewage treatment works; discharging directly into the river after rainfall Overloaded sewer network; discharging into the river via Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs)







Acton Storm Tanks


• • • • Bam Nuttal, Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindal JV Costain, Vinci, Bachy JV Dragados, Samsung JV Ferrovial Agroman, Laing O’Rourke JV

• • • • Bam Nuttal, Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindal JV Costain, Vinci, Bachy JV Ferrovial Agroman, Laing O’Rourke JV Skanska, Bilfinger, Razel Bec JV

• • • • • Bam Nuttal, Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindal JV Costain, Vinci, Bachy JV Bechtel, Strabag JV Bouyges Travaux Publics Hochtief, Murphy JV

A new dedicated perpetual utility company (Infrastructure Provider – IP) Flood and Water Management Act 2010

Regulated by Ofwat
Supported by Government Established by competition

Sponsored by Thames Water A Project manager – CH2M Hill A Planning application submitted A Close cooperation with Lee Tunnel and Crossrail A Development of IP resources a

Land assembly A Tender manager – construction and IP A Interface works A Billing customers A Precluded from bidding for the IP a

A unique opportunity to invest in a new UK regulated utility company ~£1bn equity opportunity

Familiar regulatory framework but enhanced in certain key areas cost of capital bid by investors and fixed up until project acceptance

investment remunerated during construction – dividend yield during construction Government support will further protect investors sharing of certain risks mitigation of exceptional events, including where this offers customer better value for money total investor funding requirement capped
Investors do not need project delivery expertise – the IP will already have this

• Planning application submitted • Start construction procurement

• Start IP procurement

• Planning decision
• Binding bids due before end 2014

• IP financial close and licence award • Construction contracts award • Start early works/ mobilisation

• IP market engagement


Invest at the creation of a new, regulated utility company

Familiar UK water industry regulatory framework
Dividend yield during construction A high quality, rare and historic investment opportunity



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