Transportation infrastructure involves high value national investment and a commitment to long-term operations and maintenance.
In the Middle East a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-wide coordinated railway network is being procured by the individual countries, and construction is underway. In Qatar the most ambitious expressways programme in the world for two decades is gaining momentum. In the UK, by contrast, the challenge is cost-effective operation and maintenance of ageing infrastructure and maximising transport capacity. Port infrastructure is procured by governments and private operators, as part of increasingly complex logistics businesses.
Capital procurement may be through conventional design and construction, sometimes managed on the client’s behalf by a programme management consultant (PMC). The UK and US public-private partnership (PPP/P3) models, covering all stages of the asset lifecycle, are also being adopted in the Middle East and South America.
Currie & Brown is actively participating in these arenas, helping our clients to achieve best value and commercially attractive transportation infrastructure outcomes.