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Infrastructure Insight: France

Infrastructure Insight: France

Synopsis

The report provides a detailed analysis of the infrastructure sector in France, including the state of current infrastructure, the regulatory and financing landscapes, forecast spending across all key sectors and the major projects in the construction pipeline.

The report covers all key infrastructure sectors: roads, railways, electricity and power, water and sewerage, communication, and airports and ports.

Summary

The French infrastructure industry is expected to continue to grow over the forecast period (2018–2022), due to continued government investment on infrastructure (especially in the energy and telecommunications sectors). The recently launched Great Investment Plan, together with a projected rise in financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB), is expected to support the sector over the forecast period.

According to Timetric’s Infrastructure Intelligence Center (IIC), France’s infrastructure construction market’s value is projected to reach EUR76.2 billion (US$85.9 billion) in 2018 and EUR87.2 billion (US$98.3 billion) by 2022 (in nominal value terms). This is based on the assumption that a number of large-scale projects will proceed as planned, including the A45 Lyon–Saint Etienne Highway, the Grand Paris Express Metro Rail, the Turin–Lyon High-Speed Railway Line and the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Nuclear Fusion Power Plant.

Scope

A concise analysis of the administrative, economic and political context for infrastructure in France.

An in-depth assessment of the current state of infrastructure in France, including roads, railways, electricity and power, water and sewerage, communications, airports and ports.

Five-year forecasts of construction output for each sector, and an analysis of the project pipelines, with details on all major projects, their funding mechanisms and leading contractors.

A focus on main political and financial institutions involved in the infrastructure market, as well as the competitive and regulatory environment.

Reasons To Buy

  • Assess the current state of France infrastructure, and the main drivers of investment, including the key institutions and financing methods.
  • Investigate forecasts and gain an understanding of key trends in each of the main infrastructure sectors.
  • Analyze the main project participants operating in each sector, to better understand the competitive environment.
  • Identify top projects by sector, development stage and start date, to inform your expansion strategy.
Key Highlights

The IIC is currently tracking 245 strategic infrastructure construction projects in France, at all stages of development from announcement to execution. These projects have a total investment value of US$271.5 billion.

The railway projects account for the largest share of infrastructure projects in the pipeline, with a total project value of US$173.4 billion; this is followed by electricity and power projects with a pipeline value of US$67 billion. The pipeline value for roads amounts to US$19.5 billion, while for airports and other infrastructure projects it stands at US$8.6 billion. For water and sewerage projects, the total pipeline value stands at US$1.7 billion and for telecommunications projects it stands at US$1.3 billion.

The majority of infrastructure projects in the pipeline are being financed by the public sector (72.2%), according to the IIC. This is followed by a combination of public and private sources (17.1%) and the private sector (10.6%).

In September 2017, the prime minister published the Great Investment Plan 2018–2022 to invest EUR57 billion (US$64.3 billion) over the next five years. The plan is not expected to weigh on the public deficit, as its financing will in part rely on loans, equity investment and guarantee funds. The Plan is also expected to fund major renovation projects for road and rail networks, support the development of local transport and help low-income households to buy less-polluting cars.


  • Executive Summary
    • Table Infrastructure Construction in France
  • Context
    • Administrative Divisions
    • Political Scene
    • Public Finances and Credit Ratings
    • Demographics
    • Economic Performance
    • Construction Output
      • Table Key Economic Indicators
  • The State of Infrastructure
    • Roads
    • Railways
    • Electricity and Power
    • Water and Sewerage
    • Telecommunication
    • Airports and Other Infrastructure
      • Table Key Comparative Indicators
  • The Competitive and Regulatory Landscape
    • Roads
    • Railways
    • Electricity and Power
    • Water and Sewerage
    • Telecommunications
    • Airports and Other Infrastructure
  • Institutions and Financing
  • Infrastructure Construction
    • All Infrastructure
      • Construction outlook
        • Table Top Infrastructure Construction Projects by Value
      • Project pipeline analysis
        • Table All Infrastructure Projects Pipeline, by Stage and Funding (US$ million)
    • Roads
      • Construction outlook
      • Key participants - contractors
      • Key participants - consultants
        • Table Top Road Construction Projects by Value
      • Project pipeline analysis
        • Table Roads Construction Projects, by Stage and Funding (US$ million)
    • Railways
      • Construction outlook
      • Key participants - contractors
      • Key participants - consultants
        • Table Top Railway Construction Projects by Value
      • Project pipeline analysis
        • Table Railways Construction Projects, by Stage and Funding (US$ billion)
    • Electricity and Power
      • Construction outlook
      • Key participants - contractors
      • Key participants - consultants
        • Table Top Electricity and Power Construction Projects by Value
      • Project pipeline analysis
        • Table Electricity and Power Construction Projects, by Stage and Funding (US$ million)
    • Water and Sewerage
      • Construction outlook
      • Key participants - contractors
      • Key participants - consultants
        • Table Top Water and Sewerage Construction Projects by Value
      • Project pipeline analysis
        • Table Water and Sewerage Construction Projects, by Stage and Funding (US$ million)
    • Telecommunications Infrastructure
      • Construction outlook
    • Airports and Other Infrastructure
      • Construction outlook
      • Key participants - contractors
      • Key participants - consultants
        • Table Top Airport and Other Infrastructure Construction Projects by Value
      • Project pipeline analysis
        • Table Airports and Other Infrastructure Construction Projects, by Stage and Funding (US$ million)
  • Appendix
    • Definitions
      • Table Construction Market Definitions
      • Table Construction Stage Definitions
    • Methodology
    • Further Information
    • Disclaimer

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