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Adelaide, South Australia: Desalination project (2009–2010)


Project Overview

Country: Australia
Client: Veolia Water
Project value: $1.8 billion
Service: Major projects advice, financial modelling

Construction and operation of the $1.8 billion Adelaide Desalination Project under a PPP (Design Build Operate) scheme. Our client was one of two shortlisted bidders and the tender was won by the other bidder who constructed the plant and is currently operating it under a long-term contract.

Services provided by TMP

  • Provided preliminary transaction advisory service to the private sector bidder, Veolia Water.
  • Conducted financial evaluation of the project and development of a financial model.
  • Developed a risk matrix and risk mitigation measures.
  • Proposed a payment mechanism to ensure financial sustainability of the project.
  • Contributed to the client’s bid submission strategy to ensure the bid would meet the evaluation criteria.
  • Supported the client during post-bid negotiations.

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