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Project finance and PPP

Our credentials in project finance and PPP services are second to none. We are the world’s biggest provider of infrastructure finance services with more than 300 deals worth over £30 billion under our belt.

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Zafer Airport, Turkey
Zafer Airport, Turkey We were lenders’ technical advisor for Zafer airport – the seventh privately financed airport in Turkey we’ve worked on – providing traffic forecasting, commercial, aviation engineering and environmental services.

Mott MacDonald has been ranked the number one technical advisor in the Infrastructure Journal (IJ) global league table for the seventh year. The IJ league table is acknowledged as the definitive guide to the PPP deal market worldwide. We were also named Best Technical Advisor at the 2017 Partnership Awards, the UK’s largest event recognising outstanding achievements in PPP, for the seventh time in 10 years.

We provide the security you need thanks to our:

  • 100-year track record in every aspect of infrastructure
  • Award-winning financial advice backed by technical and management expertise
  • Proven systems for managing and identifying risk
  • Strong record of achieving more with existing assets and budgets
  • Leading experience in providing independent technical advisor, checker and project management services to lenders, sponsors and governments
  • Long-term perspectives based on extensive regulatory, legislative and policy insight
  • Impartial advice as a wholly independent, employee-owned consultant

Our experience gives our clients confidence that we understand their big issues:

  • Fair, transparent and robust procurement
  • Technical and commercial risk minimised
  • Achievable milestones
  • Delivery team equipped with all the right skills and financial resources and the ability to mitigate long-term risk
  • Potential for future changes in policy, regulation, law or government
  • Payment mechanism risk
  • Asset condition, service provision and residual life
  • Allocation of residual risk
  • Revenue and return on investment based on long-term demand

The scale, scope and complexity of projects we’ve helped deliver enables us to provide all the technical, commercial and management expertise needed to make every stage of the infrastructure finance journey a safe one:


Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies
• Project viability
• Economic, environmental and social impacts
• Technical issues
• Procurement strategy
• Project schedule

Business case
• Demand forecasting
• Revenue modelling
• Financial analysis
• Procurement strategy advice
• Business case development/production
• Cost development/analysis

Regulatory and policy advice
• Risks posed by changes in policy, regulation, law or government
• What must be done now/in the future?
• Programme design
• Develop regulatory structures

Identify and analyse risk
• Assess revenue risk and return on investment based on long-term demand
• Assess condition of existing assets, service provision and residual life

Risk management and mitigation
• Minimise technical and commercial risk
• Apportion residual risks to those best able to manage them
• Review long-term mitigation with delivery consortium

Development and delivery

• Specification: technical, service, performance
• Tender preparation
• Invitation to tender
• Bidder evaluation and selection
• Contract negotiation and supervision
• Construction supervision and monitoring

Project management
• Contractor support
• System design studies
• Fair, transparent and robust procurement
• Logistics
• Payment control: level of deductions, when and how these apply, potential for default

Concept and detailed design
• Multidisciplinary engineering design
• Environmental
• Construction and operational health and safety
• Design review


Ongoing review
• Technical, inspection and maintenance audits
• Technical, social and financial advice
• Operation monitoring
• Legal and regulatory compliance
• Renegotiation of performance measures

Due diligence reviews
• Project economics
• Technical, environmental and social issues
• Policy and regulatory advice
• Commercial performance
• Residual life

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