Selected Projects

Our team’s activities encompass the planning, financing and management of infrastructure and real estate projects and programmes. They include capacity building for infrastructure development within Government, social infrastructure development and public services programs, airports, air traffic control systems, roads, railways, hydroelectric dams, power plants, water projects, gas pipelines, aluminium smelters, mobile phone networks, hospitals, schools, sports, defence projects, energy from waste, canals and hotels.

Globally: Altra Capital has produced various studies into developing a sharia compatible for of PPP for providing essential public services and infrastructure by extending the far reaching concepts of the United Kingdom PFI model

Afghanistan: Developing the Master Concession Agreement, Requests for Qualifications, Requests for Proposals, output specifications and payment mechanism for Health PPP Projects, advising on Procurement and PPP Policy formulation, for the Ministry of Public Health in Afghanistan for 3 hospital PPPs as part of the USAID Global Health Project

Bahrain: Economic feasibility study for an island development to establish drivers in demand, increase natural growth in the GCC region, develop a business plan, a budget and cost plan

Bahrain: Business plan, marketing strategy and operational plan resulting in Bexair (Bahrain Executive Air Services WLL) being launched at the Dubai Air Show 2001. Altra has recently managed the team that is valuing the airline and is handling negotiations for a private placement of equity in the airline

Bulgaria: Refurbishments and lender’s supervision for DSK Bank

Bulgaria: Condition report for the funder of Paradise Center, Sofia, a 208,000m2 retail, office and cinema development and subsequent appointment to deliver Project Management services

Bulgaria: Bulgaria Mall, Sofia, Project Surveyor for Unicredit Austria for a 137,102m2 retail and office development

Bulgaria: Thracian Cliffs, Black Sea Coast, development of a 200-bed five-star hotel, marina and 18 hole golf course complex

Canada: Supporting the Mayor of Calgary in establishing his PPP programme

Chile: Over-station development study for Metro de Santiago to develop new secondary revenue streams for lines 3 and 6

China: CAAC (General Administration of Civil Aviation of China). The provision of a resource to assist the Chinese Aviation Ministry to develop a culture embracing commercialisation of its aviation sector. Training and advice to the Civil Aviation Authority of China for Airport management

China: Advisor and Project Manager to the Chinese authorities on Beijing Capital International Airport’s giant new Terminal 3 for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

China: Jinan Airport, master planning and design for the development of the new airport

Cyprus: Larnaca and Paphos Airports, Cyprus. To review the input data upon which the Cypriot government’s traffic forecasts – annual passenger, aircraft movement and cargo forecasts for both Larnaca and Paphos Airports for a 20 year period.

Egypt: Project Manager for investigative works and remediation plan connected to the refurbishment of the Cairo Sheraton Hotel

Estonia: financial adviser to the State Enterprise Port of Tallinn, the Government of Estonia, for Muuga Port, a major port of the eastern Baltic coast. Provided the State Enterprise with a feasibility study generating options for the financing of the US$500m port expansion

France/UK: Demand study for domestic services on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link

France: Advising on the Seine-Nord Canal PPP Project in France (106Km new build and upgrade)

Ghana: acting for Gadco in the development of large scale sustainable irrigation and agricultural projects in Ghana

Greece: financial adviser to a consortium of Greek companies bidding to design, build, finance and operate the Athens Ring Road.

Hong Kong: financial adviser to a consortium of companies headed by Cheung Kong bidding to build the Route 3 toll road in Hong Kong.

India: delivering PPP workshops and PPP Action-Learning programme for the Minister of Road Transport and Highways

India: acting for an Antilles based Energy Company procuring a 960MW run of river hydroelectric plant in Northern India

Indonesia: financial adviser to the Export Credit Guarantees Department (ECGD, the UK export credit agency) on the Cikampek-Padalarang toll road project in Indonesia

Italy: Aeroporti di Roma. Member of technical advisory team set up by Mediobanca to advise the Gemina Consortium of Italian Industrialists in its bid in response to the public placing

Jordan: Preparation of a pre-acquisition airport business plan for a single action tender for the acquisition of Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan. This included revenue and cost model analysis and financing for US$ 600m investment

Kenya: Rail Sector Adviser providing advisory services on PPP strategy formulation and key aspects of PPP project preparation to the Kenyan Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Kyrgystan: Asian Development Bank – technical assistance to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to assist them in developing a satisfactory PPP Environment and to work with them in procuring and delivering PPP projects in the Country

Latvia: PPP Motorway Project: advice and guidance to the Ministry of Transport/Motorway Agency on the payment mechanism for a DBFO motorway project

Libya: Evaluation of the supply and demand factors affecting the market for private healthcare in Libya for the purpose of projecting the likely future demand for an additional private hospital

Libya: Tripoli Urban Express Railway System (Metro). Legal and regulatory advisory services, financial structuring concepts, project management advisory services, technical and operational advisory services, economic and financial models, contract review and legal advisory services

Malaysia: Review of Air Asia for the Islamic Development Bank in respect of investing in equity stake in Air Asia. Strategic study of the low cost airline sector, assessment of suitability of model in Far East strategic and review of investor’s capital model

Mexico: advice to President’s office on PPP policy and communications issues

Mongolia: worked with the World Bank and Asia Development Bank on the MP3IC PPP programme and USAID and UNDP in development of the PPP Unit Capacity Building

Nigeria: Review and recommendations for the revised financial structure for PPP road bridge which resulted in £100m savings on the original project cost

Peru: Capacity building and advisory services to the Government of Peru in PPP programme management and planning for rail concessions

Portugal: Financial adviser to a consortium of companies including Siemens and GEC Alstom (now Alstom) in respect of their bid to build, own and operate the North-South Rail Link in Lisbon

Romania: Reviewing the Romanian Law on Public Procurement on behalf of the European Investment Bank

Saudi Arabia: Advising the Saudi Ministry of Labor on a Private Equity strategy leading to design and implementation of its Musharakah program, a government program supporting funds and investors targeting SMEs

Saudi Arabia: Advised the Ministry of Labor in developing 38 e-Government PPP Projects including carrying out a PPP Readiness Assessment reviewing the PPP environment within KSA (Laws, Decrees, Macro-economic factors, financial and banking environment, Legal, Policy and Regulatory Environment etc.)

Serbia: Project management of a 25,000m2 office, hotel and apartment complex in the centre of Belgrade

South Africa: Feasibility study, economic assessment, development strategy and financing options for Wilson’s Wharf Marina and Shopping Centre, Durban

Spain: Initial Public Offering of Ferrovial. Transaction Adviser undertaking financial and legal due diligence, including review of all infrastructure concessions and assets; valuation of company; governance; demand assessment, marketing and placement of IPO

Spain: Strategic Rail Planning for the interface between the AGV and Barcelona Airport providing a full analysis of the transport implications demand and capacity data for forecasted O&D and transfer traffic

Sri Lanka: financial adviser to a consortium of companies appointed sole bidder to the Government of Sri Lanka to build, own and operate Galle Port in Southern Sri Lanka

Swaziland: Drafting support to the Attorney General’s office with the preparation of the new CAA Act and supporting regulations to promote an efficient and economical civil aviation system and liaison with the Department of Civil Aviation, ICAO and EU

Trinidad and Tobago: Conducting a PPP in Social Infrastructure Training programme (including policy formulation, procurement and legal frameworks) for Government officials from Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey: working with the State Privatisation Authority to found the Turkish PPP Association

Ukraine: Advising and producing a report on worldwide procurement best practice to Ukravtodor in connection with their proposed procurement of the Kiev Ring Road

UAE: Advising the Abu Dhabi Education Council in connection with a 34 school education PPP

UK: Strategic adviser for the London Cross Rail project, London’s largest planned expansion of the railways system in almost 100 years; leading study into demand and cost/benefits and giving evidence to the Parliamentary Bill Committee

UK: Conducting major operational, business and process reviews for Thameslink 2000 project including directing a successful campaign to secure Government approval and funding

UK: Adviser on the Kings Cross master plan in London

UK: Advised in pre qualifications negotiations for the Tubelines track replacement contract for the Jubilee, Piccadilly, Northern and Metropolitan Lines (London Underground)

UK: Drafted standard construction documentation for Siemens Plc for rail infrastructure projects

UK: Leadership, management and co-ordination of the successful PPP bid to acquire a controlling interest in National Air Traffic Services (NATS) including formulation of the a performance regime for the UK government

UK: Project management of the British Airways main data centre at Heathrow Airport

UK: Procurement strategy for the PPP to provide the Radiocommunications Agency with its new HQ

UK: Feasibility into direct rail access to London City Airport and potential impacts on the airport’s terminal building and land use, resulting in the preferred rail access solution being identified and subsequently incorporated into the Docklands Light Railway’s plans

UK: UK: financial planning strategy for Portsmouth Continental Ferry Port providing the financial planning and investment analysis of model options for full privatisation, joint venture, operations, concessioning and PPP

UK: Advised Roadways Container Logistics Ltd in connection with the connection and operation of the Birmingham International Freight Terminal

UK: JP Morgan, London – reconfiguration of the investment bank following the merger of Chase Manhattan Bank, JP Morgan and Robert Fleming

UK: Cardiff Airport access study –land use plan and associated commercial development potential together with surface access infrastructure improvements including new road links, alternative locations for the passenger terminal, new bus services, a new railhead station on a reopened freight line, and a new direct rail link.

UK: Advising on numerous landfill and waste disposal contracts including waste-to-energy plants for a major waste operators and public authorities

UK: Detailed financial appraisal and cash flow to support negotiations to secure incoming equity investors for London Bridge Quarter, including the 310m high ‘The Shard’ and London Bridge Place

USA: Contribution to the production of a P3 Guidebook on Financial Appraisal for the US Department of Transport Federal Highways Authority.