Since our initial work in the 1970s on infrastructure and transport assignments, Mott MacDonald in France has seen significant growth with a new office in Paris. Building on a strong track record of delivering public private partnership (PPP) and private finance initiative (PFI) projects, we’re also providing technical solutions in the buildings, communications and energy sectors.
We are lenders’ technical advisor for a €575 million public private partnership project that is creating a new central home for the high court in Paris. Our clear assessment of the risks and technical constraints reassured international lenders of the project’s viability, leading to successful financial close for Bouygues Construction. We are monitoring construction and will monitor operation when the building enters service under a 27 year concession.
Notable private finance projects include new sports stadia in Le Mans, Marseilles, Nice, Bordeaux and Paris as well as the new national velodrome at St Quentin, Paris. We are lenders’ technical advisor for the French Ministry of Defence’s new €800 million headquarters in Paris.
The European commitment to generate 20% of its power from renewables by 2020 is creating strong demand for Mott MacDonald’s technical advisory services.
On one of our foremost energy projects we provided construction monitoring on behalf of RBS for six of EDF Energies Nouvelles’s wind farms comissioned in the south of France.
Our experts in energy also monitored the construction and commissioning of five wind farms in the region of Lorraine for Novera Macquarie Renewable Energy Limited.
We also provided strategic advisory, oversight and peer review services to France GE Energy Financial Services for the development of the €255 million Sirocco French power plant projects.
Among our health specialists’ key projects in the country was a retrospective review of union activities from 1992 to 2004 for the International Union Against Tuberculosis’s union evaluation in Paris.
Our role involved specifically detailing innovations and developments and their uptake during this 12 year period, with reference to the value and efficacy of union activities to users, members, development partners and other partners.