Arup took home Global Technical Adviser of the Year and Energy Technical Adviser of the Year at the Infrastructure Journal Awards last night.
The annual Infrastructure Journal Awards are an industry-leading event rewarding excellence and innovation in infrastructure and project finance.
The Global Technical Adviser of the Year Award is given to technical advisors working on outstanding infrastructure acquisition and project finance transactions that reached financial close in the previous year.
Impressive global project delivery
The award proves that Arup is recognised as the pre-eminent technical advisor in the infrastructure market.
“We are absolutely delighted that Arup’s breadth, depth and global coverage of project finance and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) across all of infrastructure have been recognised in this way. The win highlights how much clients value the ability to integrate technical and financial advisory services.”
Global Leader for Transaction Advice
The award acknowledges 26 projects advised on by Arup that reached financial close in 2011 totalling US$20 billion in enterprise value. These included:
- New Royal Adelaide Hospital
- Gold Coast Rapid Transport scheme in Australia
- Highways in Germany, Jamaica, Zimbabwe and Spain
- Ferries in Turkey
- Ports in Brazil, Turkey and Spain.
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Arup also advised ABP on its US$3 billion debt refinancing in the United Kingdom and worked on many of the year’s significant airport transactions including those in Spain, Turkey, the UK and Russia.
Over the last two years and in a challenging market, Arup has advised on over US$40 billion closed infrastructure transactions across the globe.
Unrivalled in the energy market
The energy award acknowledges Arup's work advising on over US$8bn of transactions during 2011, including projects to help GDF, Enel, Eni and E.ON dispose of assets.
Other projects included the innovative Madrid gas network transactions and Fluxys acquisition; Sorek, the world’s most advanced desalination plant , Bristol Water, CHP in Russia and advising the Blue Transmission consortium in their successful bid for transmission connections to offshore wind.
One of the projects that Arup acted as vendor advisor for, the Istanbul Ferry Operator Privatisation, won Infrastructure Acquisition Deal of the Year.
Arup was also shortlisted in the Technical Adviser of the Year categories for transport and social infrastructure.