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Canal Seine - Nord Europe, France

Ports & Waterways Technical Advisory
Seine Canal

The Canal Seine-Nord Europe is a 106km canal which provides wide-gauge connections between the Oise and the existing Dunkerque-Escaut canal. Through a series of major locks, the waterway will link the River Seine to the ports of Dunkerque, Antwerp and Rotterdam, and to the rest of Northern Europe’s waterways.

Estimated at €5 billion in real terms, this project is the largest ever to be developed under the French PPP scheme.

Infrata served as the Lenders’ Technical Advisor. Our role involved performing technical due diligence on a consortium’s proposal for construction and operation. This included ananalysis of the technical risks, related commercial implications, interface between contractors, contractual risk allocation, and mitigation strategies for lenders.