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Full speed ahead for port expansion

Mott MacDonald's P3 expertise is paving the way for a port expansion that will enable Peru to boost its copper exports.

Opportunity

TISUR, the manager and operator of the Matarani Terminal Port under a 30-year concession, borrowed to fund the Amarradero F Port
Expansion project. The expansion would accommodate an anticipated increase in copper concentrate exports.

To authorize the borrowing, a consortium of New York-based banks
required a technical review of the port development and monitoring to provide an overview of the management and mitigation of project risks throughout construction and operation.

Solution

On behalf of TISUR, Mott MacDonald provided advice on international
P3 best practices that are key to unlocking the participation of international investors. We undertook a thorough technical review of the sponsor’s proposals for procurement of the expansion works.

Risks were identified and the sponsor’s means for management and
mitigation were assessed as adequate to permit borrowing. Through the development period we monitored construction and operation, considered the sponsor’s mitigation of the evolving risk profile during the term of the loan, and assessed for the lenders the appropriateness of the sponsor’s management action.

Outcome

We developed close working arrangements with the sponsor, which
led to a successful overview of the project. The excellence of our
work was recognized when the project was named Latin American
Transport Transaction of the Year in the IJGlobal (Infrastructure Journal and Project Finance Magazine) Americas Awards of 2014.

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