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A podcast on infrastructure, project finance, energy and PPP. Published by the Project Finance Institute. Presented by Kenny Whitelaw-Jones. Join the Project Finance Institute community for free at members.projectfinanceinstitute.com

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A podcast on infrastructure, project finance, energy and PPP. Published by the Project Finance Institute. Presented by Kenny Whitelaw-Jones. Join the Project Finance Institute community for free at members.projectfinanceinstitute.com

    Infrastructure Innovators: Financing the worlds most powerful tidal turbine

    Infrastructure Innovators: Financing the worlds most powerful tidal turbine

    In May of this year, the Orbital O2 tidal powered turbine was sailed out of Dundee, Scotland bound for its home off the coast of the Orkney Islands. Since then the 680-tonne 2MW turbine has been generating power from the fast-flowing tidal waters. 

    In this episode we’re speaking to Chris Milne from Orbita Marine Power to find out more about how the company got to this point and what their plans are for the future. We also discuss how Orbital used crowd-funded debt as part of its financing mix for the O2. 

    Find out more about Orbital Marine Power at: https://orbitalmarine.com/o2/

    Special thanks to Chris Milne of Orbital Marine Power. 
    This episode was edited and mixed by Bren Russell. 

    • 32 min
    Mental Health & Infrastructure: World Mental Health Day special with Nick Chism of IPFA and Paul Farmer of MIND

    Mental Health & Infrastructure: World Mental Health Day special with Nick Chism of IPFA and Paul Farmer of MIND

    Working in Infrastructure can be enormously demanding. We work under tight deadlines. We deal with complex problems. There's no question that the pressure of the work that we do can have an adverse effect on our mental health. 
    In recognition of World Mental Health day we are sharing a conversation that Nick Chism, chair of the IPFA recently had with Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind, the UK's leading mental health charity.  This interview was originally published by the IPFA as part of their "Our Voices, Our Stories" series. 
    This conversation is useful and insightful precisely because it deals with mental health in the context of the work we do in infrastructure.  
    We're really grateful to the IPFA for allowing us to share this conversation with you. 

    IPFA is the leading association for infrastructure and energy professionals world wide. We highly recommend that you check them out at https://www.ipfa.org/

    Find out more about MIND at https://www.mind.org.uk
    Special thanks to Daisy Brooker and Madeline Lowe of the IPFA. 
    This episode was edited and mixed by Bren Russell. 

    • 20 min
    Infrastructure Innovators: Infrashares - Part II

    Infrastructure Innovators: Infrashares - Part II

    In part 2 of our series on Infrashares we're talking to Paul Skillicorn. Paul's wastewater treatment project in Texas is currently raising on Infrashares. Paul has a fascinating background having being building projects like this overseas for decades. Can he bring this innovative approach to wastewater treatment and the circular economy to the US? You can find out more about the project here.

    Importance Notice - this episode does not in any way form any investment advice, recommendation or endorsement of any project. You should undertake your own due diligence before making any investment on the Infrashares platform. 

    • 26 min
    Infrastructure Innovators: Infrashares - Part I

    Infrastructure Innovators: Infrashares - Part I

    This is the first of a 2 part series on Infrastructure Crowdfunding platform Infrashares. In this episode, we're speaking to Brian Ross, founder of Infrashares about how Infrashares got started and the challenges he's had to overcome along the way. Find out more about Infrashares at www.infrashares.com

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    The transformation of aviation

    The transformation of aviation

    In this episode, we're talking to Carl Dainter and Pierpaolo Avanzi from Mace, about the work they are doing to support the transformation of the aviation sector. We discuss the impact of COVID and the efforts that are underway across the sector to support the transition to a decarbonised future. We also find out about the work that Mace is doing in Iceland to support the development of a Sustainable Aviation Fuel hub in the country.

    Carl Dainter is Global Head of Aviation at Mace, the international consultancy and construction business, and has spent almost three decades working across the sector. During this time, he has worked on the full range of airports, across all stages of their development. He is responsible for overseeing Mace’s aviation consultancy offering across the world and has vast experience in implementing commercial and delivery strategies for complex programmes, having worked with some of the biggest and most diverse international airport clients, including Heathrow Airport, Dublin Airport Authority, Isavia, Manchester Airport Group, Schiphol Airport Group, Hamad International Airport, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, Mumbai Airport, Auckland Airport, Changi Airport, Hong Kong International Airport and Groupe ADP.

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     Pierpaolo Avanzi is a Senior Manager within Mace Advisory Services. He has a background in Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Investment and Finance and is a Certified Project Finance Analyst. Over the last four years he has predominantly worked within the aviation and energy sectors, currently working on Keflavik International Airport’s major development plans. He has also worked on projects including Heathrow Expansion and Halton Green Hydrogen, where he delivered the financial model and led market analysis in support of the business case.

    Connect with Pierpaolo.

    • 27 min
    Biden's $2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment Plan

    Biden's $2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment Plan

    This week (early April 2021), Joe Biden announced his $2 trillion investment programme.

    We're delighted to welcome back Norman Anderson to evaluate Biden's infrastructure strategy.

    Norman is a previous guest of the podcast. He’s been a member of a number of world economic forum groups including, The Global Advisory Council on Infrastructure and the Strategic Infrastructure Initiative.

    We also discuss Norman's excellent new book Vision: Our strategic Infrastructure Roadmap Forward .  You'll also find out how you can get your hands on a free copy. 

    • 28 min

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