Northern Diabolo Monitoring, Brussels, Belgium

Railways Technical Advisory

The Northern Diabolo project spans 6.4km of tunnelled railway, connecting the airport to a Central Brussels. The concession’s 40-year demand-based payment mechanism relies on a supplement paid by each passenger using the service.

Infrata's role:

At bid phase, the Infrata team conducted full technical, traffic and revenue due diligence for the successful consortium’s lenders. Our technical assessment included an in-depth review of the site’s geotechnical conditions, the consortium’s construction plan, and its ability to operate and maintain the asset.

The traffic and revenue analysis involved a traffic forecast for Brussels Airport, a surface access model, and a corresponding revenue projection.

Our team was retained as traffic, revenue, and technical monitoring advisor throughout the four-year construction phase. During this time, Infrata undertook regular reports and site visits on behalf of the project’s lenders. We have since served as operations monitor.

““The funding for this project has been highly innovative, with revenues generated throughout the design and construction period by means of a Diabolo supplement paid by each passenger travelling on the existing rail link. “The success of this initiative demonstrates the opportunities that exist for blending different funding streams to aid investment in critical infrastructure.” ”

Alonzo Guzman, Managing Director at Infrata

Services offered for investors for this project

Technical Advisory

Our technical advisory services underpin all the work that we do. Our advisors are with you every step of the way, from the stage of evaluating investment opportunities, to value creation and divestiture.
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Demand and Traffic Advisory

We believe that accurate data and its analysis are crucial to making a shrewd investment in infrastructure. Market analysis and sector insight help us evaluate revenue potential with our clients.
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Strategic and Commercial Advisory

Navigating through the lifecycle of an investment requires ongoing lateral thinking and shrewd commercial planning. That’s the job of our strategic and commercial advisors.
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