Infrastructure

Transfield puts its credibility on the line

Transfield's rejection of Ferrovial's bid highlights its confidence, but the disparity between its share price and the Spanish group's offer will put it under pressure to perform.

Funds in pole position for big power sell-off

NSW fires the starting gun on a round of speed dating for super funds, sovereign funds and trade buyers.

NSW to consider float of power distributors

Poles and wires businesses Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy could be sold via IPO.

Abbott and Napthine ignored the facts on the East West Link

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Newly released documents show the Victorian government hid analysis that indicated the project couldn't deliver value for public money.

Spain's Acciona signs Sydney rail deal

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Spanish builder Acciona part of consortium that has signed a contract worth $2.1bn with govt.

Gas death spiral will not help power utilities

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With gas prices spiking upwards a death spiral is likely as household consumers switch over to electric appliances. However there may be no compensating reprieve for utilities through noticeably increased electricity consumption, thanks to a surprising discovery revealed in helping my parents disconnect from gas.

Lenders shun new toll roads

The big four banks have lost their appetite to lend to greenfield toll road projects.

Why public-private infrastructure deals need to change

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Public-private partnerships are supposed to help deliver projects on time and on budget but public support is dwindling amid reports of secret contracts and cosy deals.

Cheque in the pipeline

Construction business McConnell Dowell could be big beneficiary from BG sale.

APA buys QCLNG pipeline for $US5bn

Infrastructure gas business to tap investors for $1.839bn to help fund acquisition.

Power assets bid may be of academic interest

British-based Universities Superannuation Scheme latest to size up NSW power assets.

$60bn riding on NSW poles and wires auction

Govt plans remain in state of flux as bidders gear up for mass asset selloff.

WA joins assets sell-off

Western Australia prepares to announce the advisers on its $2bn asset sale plan.

Solar spin clouds the true energy picture

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The rapid uptake of solar energy by Australian households needs to be viewed as part of a bigger story.

Why the East West Link is not dead yet

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There is still a chance the East West Link will proceed because of the incredible mess the new government has inherited, and it will cost Victoria at least $1bn.

DataRoom AM: China's railway play

Chinese firms look to be on the hunt for Australian rail assets, while foreign players interested in NSW and Queensland's 'poles and wires' seek local partners to bolster their bids.

Vic govt to release East West Link docs

by AAP
Daniel Andrews says contracts will be made public despite being 'Cabinet-in-Confidence'.

New report finds gas is uneconomic at home

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A highly detailed report looking at a range of geographic locations, household types and 'gas vs electricity' price relativities finds bad news for gas utilities, with the fuel uneconomic versus efficient electric appliances in a wide range of scenarios.

China's transport infrastructure soars in 2014

Transport sector has grown 7.3 per cent so far this year.

Power bills down as regulator unwinds NSW networks' gold plated gains

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NSW residential and small business power consumers expected to see 10% drop in bills as regulator unwinds the huge blow-out in power network revenues of prior five years.

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