Infrastructure projects of all sorts require significant investment. While the construction itself is a matter of years, the PPP’s lifecycle might comprise several decades – which might witness changes in materials, technologies or construction methods.
As the costs cannot always be predicted with 100 % accuracy over such a long period, investors financing such projects need transparency from the very start – to always stay on top of developments and protect themselves from unpleasant surprises.
However, we at TA Europe also advocate for a pro-active maintenance management, which can help to identify cost savings, and free up budgets for pre-planned measures which might not be necessary upon a closer look.
We offer these services which comprise both technical and cost lifecycle management. TA Europe is one of the leading PPP and Lenders’ Technical Advisors (LTA) in Europe, and is known for being a diligent advisor to sponsors and banks, which is visible from our track record.
We carefully analyse how costs have evolved in the project based on technical specificities during the operation phase of the project and help you understand future progress until the end of project life.
For our clients, we have supervised major infrastructure, energy and social infrastructure schemes throughout Europe in the past 10 years. We support you during all stages of the lifecycle of your infrastructure project:
- Scheme appraisal: We carefully check the cost projections against the intended scope of the project, challenge the brief, question assumptions and give you a honest feedback on whether the scheme is feasible. In case it isn’t, we provide clear advice on how to revise it so that the intended goals and guidelines can be met.
- Project design and planning: Our benchmark database, which we have drawn from our project experience over the years in several sectors and locations in Europe, enables our clients to make robust forecasts.
- Project supervision: During the course of the project, we employ lifecycle benchmarks, in-depth knowledge of technical regulations and selected available external sources to give our clients full transparency about ongoing developments and possible deviations.
- Project optimisation: We add value by continuously monitoring construction, operation and heavy maintenance services and proposing potential rehabilitation measures if needed.
If you are looking for a reliable partner and trusted advisor to help you along the journey of your infrastructure project, our lifecycle management experts are here to support you.
Between 2003 and today, the TA Europe team has been involved in more than 100 PPP and concession schemes in diverse sectors – from motorways to renewables and social infrastructure. Long-term engagements up to 35 years continue to help us enrich our benchmark database for both economic and social infrastructure, not only for Capex and Opex, but also for sensitivities and scenario analyses.