Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Portrait of Heiko Ammermann
Senior Partner
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe
+49 69 29924-6237
Deliver and operate

Infrastructure is your backbone

Strategic infrastructure is the backbone of modern societies, and this means that significant investment in energy, transport, utilities, and ICT will be required around the globe in coming years. These projects, however, are marked by increasing complexity in an ever more volatile world. Our experts support both public and private clients in planning, financing, delivering, and operating infrastructure more efficiently, helping them save billions on these necessary projects.

Successful execution of large infrastructure projects requires breaking new ground in planning, financing, construction, and management. Together with our clients, our highly experienced teams develop tailor-made solutions along the entire infrastructure lifecycle. Our integrated approach covers all disciplines: commercial, technical, regulatory, environmental, and stakeholder-related issues. We offer specialized services for each phase of the project lifecycle based on our expertise with large infrastructure projects around the world.

Project Incubation

Elevating project ideas from a rough conceptual outline to an investable proposal is the foundation of every successful infrastructure venture. However, many projects get stuck in the early planning phase and fail to take the decisive step from idea to concrete planning and financing solutions.

We support our clients in growing projects from an idea into investment decisions, covering commercial, political, technical, environmental, social, as well as legal and regulatory dimensions. As a result, we provide a commercially viable business case and a customized commercial structure that aligns stakeholder interests. This enables our clients to swiftly take the project forward to successful implementation.

De-Risking

Most infrastructure projects face political, commercial, regulatory, technical, and environmental risks that fundamentally endanger project implementation and pose significant hurdles to financing.

We support our clients in analyzing and mapping the risks inherent to their infrastructure projects. Based on the results, we craft a tailor-made de-risking architecture, set up an implementation plan, and support negotiations with project partners. We always take an integrated approach that covers all risk dimensions.

Project Set-Up

Many infrastructure projects around the world end up behind schedule and over budget. This is often due to structural weaknesses in project organization, inappropriate governance and flawed planning.

We support our clients in getting it right from the start. This requires strong sector experience and an in-depth understanding of the project's stakeholder environment. We help our clients set up a fit-for-purpose project organization in order to both strategically govern their project from the start, and to keep it on track throughout implementation.

Turnaround

Large infrastructure projects are highly complex and vulnerable to crisis situations, including large budget overshoots and delays. These kind of developments can cause projects to derail financially and endanger the reputation of project owners.

Our experienced team sets up a crisis Project Management Office (PMO) to stabilize a project in distress. We bring together experts from different fields to swiftly address all bottlenecks. To keep a tight grip on implementation, we set up an integrated project plan and manage day-to-day implementation hands-on. By taking a holistic view and driving for pragmatic solutions, the PMO rapidly puts the project back on track.

Regulatory Change

Legal and regulatory frameworks are crucial for the commercial success of an infrastructure project. However, these can change during the project’s lifecycle, creating risks as well as opportunities for infrastructure investors and operators.

We support our clients in effectively preparing or adapting their infrastructure projects for the challenges and opportunities of regulatory change. We start by assessing the robustness of business cases using scenario planning and sensitivity analysis, then develop flexible strategies for coping with shifts in regulatory conditions. Our team helps clients to actively manage stakeholder coalitions and shape the regulatory environment to seize opportunities arising from regulatory change.

Asset Productivity

Existing infrastructure operations often do not yield sufficient revenues or free cash for reinvestment. Operations are often inefficient and leave opportunities for value creation untapped.

For integrated infrastructures such as airports, seaports, or industrial sites, we identify new opportunities to optimize the way they operate and do business. We cut through the complexity of integrated operations and create transparency on different sub-businesses and their underlying business models. We help clients understand the potential for value creation in their portfolio and optimize each business activity accordingly. This approach boosts revenues and efficiency, freeing up equity for new investments.

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France
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Senior Partner, Member of Supervisory Board
Paris Office, Western Europe
+212 529 0113-54
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Senior Partner
Paris Office, Western Europe
+33 1 5367-0926
Portrait of Alain Chagnaud
Senior Partner
Paris Office, Western Europe
+33 1 5367-0464
Principal
Paris Office, Western Europe
+33 1 53 67-0382
Germany
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Senior Partner
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe
+49 69 29924-6237
Portrait of David Frans
Senior Partner
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe
+31 20 7960-600
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Senior Partner, Managing Director Central Europe
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe
+49 69 29924-6303
Portrait of Uwe Hörmann
Senior Partner
Berlin Office, Central Europe
Portrait of Stefan Schaible
Senior Partner, Global Managing Partner
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe
+49 69 29924-6321
Portrait of Kai-Stefan Schober
Senior Partner
Munich Office, Central Europe
+49 89 9230-8372
Portrait of Yvonne Ruf
Partner, Member of Supervisory Board
Dusseldorf Office, Central Europe
+49 (69) 29924-6334
Portrait of Constanze Schweinsteiger
Partner
Berlin Office, Central Europe
+49 30 39927-3470
Portrait of Uwe Weichenhain
Partner
Hamburg Office, Central Europe
+49 40 37631-4228
Portrait of Dustin Herr
Principal
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe
+49 69 29924-6250
Portrait of Markus Kaufmann
Principal
Hamburg Office, Central Europe
+49 211 4389-2144
Portrait of Joerg Klasen
Principal
Stuttgart Office, Central Europe
+49 40 37631-4226
Portrait of Christopher Schmitt
Principal
Stuttgart Office, Central Europe
+49 711 3275-7333
Portrait of Gordon Wollgam
Principal
Munich Office, Central Europe
+49 89 9230-8706
Greater China
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Senior Partner, Global Managing Director
Shanghai Office, Eastern Asia
+86 21 2203-7861
Portrait of Jun Ye
Senior Advisor
Shanghai Office, Eastern Asia
Hungary
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Partner, Managing Partner Hungary
Budapest Office, Central Europe
+36 1 301-7070
Italy
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Partner
Milan Office, Southern Europe
+39 02 29501-233
Japan
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Partner
Tokyo Office, Eastern Asia
+81 3 3587-6660
Portrait of Daisuke Nakano
Partner
Tokyo Office, Eastern Asia
+81 3 3587-6660
Malaysia
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner Southeast Asia
Kuala Lumpur Office, Southeast Asia
+603 2203-8600
Morocco
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Mourad Bennis

Principal
Casablanca Office, Northern Africa
+212 529 01 13-55
Principal
Casablanca Office, Northern Africa
+212 661 04 63-19
Myanmar
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Principal
Yangon Office, Southeast Asia
Netherlands
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Senior Partner
Amsterdam Office, Western Europe
+31 20 7960-600
Principal
Amsterdam Office, Western Europe
+31 20 7960-655
Romania
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Partner
Bucharest Office, Eastern Europe
+40 21 30605-01
Principal
Bucharest Office, Eastern Europe
+40 31 22555-41
Russia
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Partner
Moscow Office, Russia
+74 95 225-7645
Switzerland
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner Switzerland
Zurich Office, Central Europe
+41 79 792-7374
Partner
Zurich Office, Central Europe
+41 43 336-8682
Thailand
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Partner
Bangkok Office, Southeast Asia
+662 050-2325
United Arab Emirates
Principal
Dubai Office, Middle East
+971 4 446 4080
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Principal
Dubai Office, Middle East
+971 4 446-4080
United Kingdom
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Partner
London Office, Western Europe
+44 20 3075 1100
Portrait of Peter Kaznacheev
Principal
London Office, Western Europe
+44 20 3075-1100
Principal
London Office, Western Europe
+44 02 03075-1100
USA
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Partner
Boston Office, North America
+1 240 274 8166
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We help our clients to save billions on their infrastructure projects.

Portrait of Heiko Ammermann
Senior Partner
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe
+49 69 29924-6237