Skanska is one of the world's leading infrastructure development companies with public-private partnership (PPP) projects in our home markets in the Nordic region, Europe and USA.
What we do
We invest in, develop and operate roads, hospitals, schools, airports and other infrastructure in partnership with the public sector.
Our success is based on integration and collaboration across the Skanska businesses, harnessing the full knowledge and capability of a truly unique team with capabilities to finance, develop, build, and operate and maintain complex infrastructure projects.
We take a very active management role to make sure that our assets perform according to expectations, while delivering long-term benefits to the communities we serve.
Some of our PPP projects include:
- The New Papworth Hospital in the UK
- The New Karolinska Solna (NKS) hospital in Sweden
- The Elizabeth River Tunnels, the I-4 Ultimate and LaGuardia Airport in USA
How we do it
Public-private partnership is a form of public procurement in which a project company owned by private companies is given responsibility for developing, financing, building, operating and maintaining public facilities such as large hospitals, schools, airports and highways.
It is a long-term contract between government entities, private investors, construction firms, and asset and operations managers.
The project is delivered by a consortium and the risks involved are transferred to the party most qualified to manage it. Repayment is long-term and done either through user fees (tolls) or availability payments from the government client, or a combination of the two.
The public client retains ownership of the asset and assumes responsibilities at the end of the contract term, which is usually 25-50 years.
How we create value
As the PPP investment is partially or entirely privately financed, public sector customers' costs can be spread over a longer period of time. A life cycle perspective is used to create resource-efficient, innovative and sustainable solutions. The project company's incentives become benefits for the customer:
- Established total cost. An insurance against financial surprises.
- A fixed annual price. The customer pays agreed compensation over a predetermined period.
- Delivery on time with the right quality. Compensation is only paid once the facility goes into operation.
- Frees up resources. Having a counterparty with overall responsibility allows the customer to focus on its core operations.
Where we do it
We are active in a number of selected home markets in the Nordic Region, United Kingdom and USA. We target clients in the public sector.
Skanska's business stream Infrastructure Development, produces solutions for essential infrastructure in the form of public-private partnerships. Here is a selection of our competitors in Infrastructure Development:
- Balfour Beatty
- Grupo ACS
Market outlook 2018
The public-private partnership (PPP) market in the USA is strong, albeit with considerable competition. In other markets the pipeline is thin, with opportunities being seen in the Norwegian market.
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