US $6 Billion of Investment Opportunities at the Global Infrastructure Basel Summit

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News, Resource Efficiency

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Breaking News: Releasing Another 5 of 48
GIB Graded Projects Presented at
4th GIB Summit Investment Forums


Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 3.00.44 PMNova Belo Horizonte


Brazil, Belo Horizonte.
Sectors: Transportation, Mobility and Logistics, Urban Development and Regeneration.
Total Investment: US $1.6 billion

“Nova BH” is a co-financed urban operation that will promote dramatic improvements in almost 25 km2 of Belo Horizonte. The main objective is to promote better utilization of the local available infrastructure, especially the transportation system. This urban restructuring will reduce urban impact on the environment and improve quality of life.




Integrated energy-infrastructure in and around the Port of Rotterdam
The Netherlands, Rotterdam.
Sectors: Recycling and Waste
Total Investment: US $1 billion

Two pipelines are already under construction to carry heat from a large waste treatment and incineration plant to the district heating system in the city of Rotterdam. The project proposes to expand this system with residual heat from power plants, refineries and chemical plants in the Rotterdam port area.Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 3.01.53 PM



Distributed Energy System PPP Project in Xiaolan
China, Xiaolan, Zhongshan.
Sector: Energy
Total Investment: US $90 million

This project plans to create a Distributed Energy System for Xiaolan. The main project drivers are the environmental benefits from the reduction of greenhouse gases: a CO2 reduction of more than 30,000 tons per year is expected.Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 3.02.23 PM




Wind Power Plants Dobrogea
Romania, Dobrogea.
Sector: Energy
Total Investment: US $342 million

The proposed project covers four wind farms in south-east Romania, in the so-called Dobrogea area. Due to its high average wind speeds, the Dobrogea area is one of Romania’s most attractive regions for operating wind farms.Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 3.03.22 PM




Energy-efficient Public Lighting
Morocco, Agadir.
Sectors: Urban Development and Regeneration
Total Investment: US $10 million

Energy and maintenance costs for public lighting represent approximately 90% of Agadir’s energy bill and about 10% of its total annual budget. Since it also plays a crucial role for citizens, the upgrade of the public lighting system is one of the city council’s first prioritiesScreen Shot 2014-04-28 at 3.04.01 PM


(A catalogue of all GIB-Graded projects can be found here).


Project Statistics — GIB Summit 2014

Out of 151 reviewed projects, GIB selected the 30 best and most sustainable projects to be presented at the Investment Forums during the GIB Summit 2014. A further 18 projects will be presented in poster format. These 48 projects, which are all GIB Graded, feature an accumulated investment sum of over US $6 billion (as at 16 April 2014).


Projects by Regions                                     Clusters of Sectors

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