How to maintain a country’s infrastructure in the face of diminishing public resources…Rebel challenges the market to come up with creative solutions.
A vulnerable infrastructure challenges us to think smarter. Expansion is not always the best way forward. The answer may lie in what’s already there.
Rebel believes in early market involvement as part of the solution. Our aim is to unite public and private sector initiative and promote efficient team work on infrastructure, be it road construction, rail infrastructure, ports or road infrastructures such as bridges and tunnels.
When we take on a project – from toll roads in Thailand and Nigeria to privatisations and concession granting in the airports and ports sectors- we look at the implications of public and private involvement but also take public benefits and financial feasibility into account.
Rebel’s point of departure: relevant demand
Any new infrastructure must have public and economic benefits. Then we have to think of ways to finance the project. The next step is to look for private partners to develop the infrastructure. Relevant demand is key and so are tomorrow’s requirements. What are the future needs? Our strength lies in coupling specific demands to projects that are relevant, now and in the future. Examples are the PPP framework pilot projects we put into operation in Tanzania, and the practical development of PPP in Ukraine. At Rebel we understand the implications of public private partnership. We know about the ambitions and the pitfalls. We recognise the public interests involved. Whenever possible we also invest in projects and carry part of the risk. This makes us a valued partner for both public and private investors involved in PPP. Our expertise is also in demand internationally, calling for tailor made solutions.
Integral involvement leads to smart decisions
Rebel always looks at the latest the market has to offer. We devise a transparent buying strategy and keep to it. We stay with the project, from ascertaining demand and public benefits to financial feasibility and transaction services. This integral involvement forces us to think long and hard about the consequences of every single action we undertake. Our aim is to execute the projects in such a way as to benefit both partners. This can lead to a traditional contract or an innovative public private partnership. And that will also benefit the most important partner of all: the public.