Infrastructure & Project Finance


Provision of suitable infrastructure and modern utility services are the two tasks that Governments are facing today.

Growing population, development and desire to be more investor friendly means that infrastructure is often a significant priority for the governments.  These include:
    1.  motorways
    2.  bridges and tunnels
    3.  airports
    4.  railways
    5.  sea ports, including oil seaports

In addition there is a significant growing demand for utilities, particularly electricity and water.  This is especially intensified by the often significantly aged existing production facilities, as well as newly changing requirements for the higher proportion of renewable and carbon friendly technologies.

Project Finance  

Vision Finance can assist the Governments in:
    1.  analysis of the project, including its profitability
    2.  designing the optimal financing structure, aimed at minimising the costs and risks
    3.  raising money via Project  Finance schemes
    4.  executing necessary hedging transactions aimed at limiting the risks of the project (energy, oil, rates, fx)

Updating of Power Plants / Carbon Offset Projects

The Kyoto Protocol has sanctioned offsets as a way for governments and private companies to earn carbon credits which can be traded on a marketplace. The protocol established the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which validates and measures projects to ensure they produce authentic benefits and are genuinely "additional" activities that would not otherwise have been undertaken. Organizations that are unable to meet their emissions quota can offset their emissions by buying CDM-approved Certified Emissions Reductions.

A carbon offset is a financial instrument aimed at a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon offsets are measured in metric tons ofcarbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) and may represent six primary categories of greenhouse gases.[1] One carbon offset represents the reduction of one metric ton of carbon dioxide or its equivalent in other greenhouse gases.

Offsets are typically achieved through financial support of projects that reduce the emission of greenhouse gases in the short- or long-term. The most common project type is renewable energy, such as wind farms, biomass energy, or hydroelectric dams. Others include energy efficiency projects, the destruction of industrial pollutants or agricultural byproducts, destruction of landfill methane, and forestry projects.

Some of the most popular carbon offset projects from a corporate perspective are energy efficiency and wind turbine projects.

Vision Finance is able to assist Governments at 
    1.  Designing strategies and projects incorporating Carbon Offsets into their economics
    2.  Registering the Carbon Offsets at UN level
    3.  Hedging the value of the CO2 offsets, so that their input is constant throughout the construction process

Please also have a look at our Municipalities Section to see other examples of the infrastructure projects at the more regional level (stadiums, swimming pools, bridges, etc)