Best Constructed Project
The National Western Energy District
In April 2022, CenTrio, with its partners Aecom and Saunders Construction, successfully completed and commissioned the largest wastewater heat recovery system in North America. This marked the culmination of a two-year iterative process conducted throughout the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The use of sewer heat recovery is a breakt...
Best Education and Higher Education Project
P3 Schools Bundle 2 Project
The project requires the partner to design, build, finance, and maintain five new high schools (including the largest in Alberta’s history) in four different municipalities for five separate school jurisdictions. According to the province’s value for money report, using a P3 model to deliver the project instead of other traditional del...
Best Financial Structure
Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management P3 Project
When complete, this project will provide permanent and reliable flood protection to 235,000 residents of the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Metro Area and surrounding rural communities. This complex and significant project delivered a number of important firsts in the US P3 market and its financial structure reflected the need to evolve the...
I-495 Express Lanes Northern Extension
Virginia Department of Transportation & Transurban
Wetaskiwin Wastewater Treatment Facility
Best Operational Project
Right Honourable Herb Gray Parkway (Windsor-Essex Parkway)
ACS Infrastructure Canada
One of the most significant infrastructure investments in Ontario’s history, the CAD$1.3bn parkway spans an 11km corridor and includes 31 access ramps, 19 bridge structures, and 11 new tunnels. Windsor Essex Mobility Group (WEMG) signed the contract in 2010 and is now in the seventh year of a 30-year operating term. In October 2021, WE...
Best Road, Bridge and Tunnel Project
iNova Dutra Project
Agência Nacional de Transportes Terrestres - ANTT
The road system of BR-116/101/RJ/SP connects the two largest metropolitan regions in the country (Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro). It is also the main link between the Northeast and the South of the country and has the highest daily traffic volume in Brazil. The total length of the segment comprises 625.8km. The project includes a new re...
Best Social Infrastructure Project
DC Smart Street Lighting Project
KPMG & Ashurst
The 15-year performance-based contract between the District of Columbia and Plenary Infrastructure DC will convert approximately 75,000 existing lights to LED technology; install remote monitoring and control systems for the streetlight network; install 239 wireless access points as part of the smart city approach; and maintain and imp...
Best Transit Project
Sao Paulo Metro Line 6
The Orange Line is one of the largest P3 infrastructure projects under development in Latin America. It will deliver a 15km metro line with 15 stations, connecting the center of the capital to the city’s northwest corner, under a 19-year concession contract. The project will have a significant social impact on the city’s population: on...
Best Utilities Project
NCDOT 600 Mile I-95, US 70, and US 74 Broadband Project
The project seeks to create a fiber backbone along the 600-mile route of I-95, US 70, and US 74 for North Carolina Department of Transportation’s current and future technology needs. It aims to expand the state’s fiber network for universal access, including rural areas, schools, police, emergency response, and economic development. Th...
Best Energy Project
DC Smart Street Lighting Project
Plenary Americas & Ashurst
The $309m project is the District’s first-ever P3 and is considered the nation’s largest urban streetlight modernization project using the P3 model. It is also the first streetlighting P3 project to make use of tax-exempt, private activity bond financing. It will convert the District’s more than 75,000 street and alley lights to energy...
Companies & Teams
Culture and Diversity
Winston & Strawn
The law firm is dedicated to providing a professionally challenging, collaborative, and personally enjoyable workplace, which is underscored by its longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility. Over the course of 2021, Winston & Strawn has undertaken a number of major initiatives to support its approach to constantly impr...
Environment, Social and Governance of the Year
Arup’s ESG policy comprises a variety of strategies that contribute meaningfully to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Among its environmental commitments, Arup has formed strategic partnerships with global thought leaders including the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, and the World B...
Equity Fund Manager of the Year
Fengate Asset Management
Fengate is a leading alternative investment manager focused on infrastructure, private equity and real estate strategies, and is one of the most active real asset and growth equity investors in North America. The firm is structured to meet the full range of policy and process requirements of public procurements to ensure consistent del...
Financial Advisor of the Year
Arup’s Americas team comprises over 80 P3 consultants, economists, and financial analysts, supported by another 120 advisors in Europe and across the world. Its work has included the trailblazing Potrero Yard Modernization P3, where it helped shape the transit-oriented development. Arup helped structure and shape the project’s procurem...
Future Leader of the Year
Amrinder is a highly experienced P3 investment professional with transaction experience across multiple North American greenfield, secondary market, restructuring, and refinancing P3 transactions. He has led the complex restructuring of the $2.7bn Purple Line project which included the defeasance of existing debt and the structuring of...
Leading Women in Infrastructure
Beginning her career in facility management as an administrative assistant 10 years ago, Catarina has risen through the ranks to take on the leadership role of managing a CAD$622m critical care hospital in Canada’s largest city. Just two months after accepting the customer business manager (CBM) position at Bridgepoint Health, Catarina...
Insurance Risk Advisor of the Year
Marsh’s global construction and infrastructure practice designs, places, and manages unique insurance solutions for many of the world’s leading construction and infrastructure firms. It has developed the ESG Risk Rating, its proprietary ESG risk assessment tool. This self-assessment enables clients to measure their organizations’ ESG p...
Legal Advisor of the Year
Ashurst US Projects Team
Over the course of 2021, the Ashurst’s US projects team has worked on a number of significant projects in the market. It advised the Metro Flood Diversion Authority in Fargo, North Dakota on its pioneering flood diversion P3. Ashurst has provided strategic advice over the development of the project, which involves a unique group of loc...
Public Sector Promotor - Procurer of the Year
Metro Flood Diversion Authority
The Metro Flood Diversion Authority (MFDA) serves as the governing authority for the Congressionally authorized FM Area Diversion comprehensive project. The enormous flood mitigation infrastructure project addresses regular flooding of the Red River, which forms the border between North Dakota and Minnesota. It is the first P3 flood ma...
Sponsor Developer of the Year
In 2021-22, Plenary’s portfolio grew to 56 projects worth more than $17.3bn. It signed four major, trailblazing P3 projects during the period across a number of geographies and sectors, including the DC Smart Street Lighting scheme and North Carolina Department of Transportation’s broadband infrastructure P3 project. As well as driving...
SPV Management Company of the Year
Fengate Asset Management
Fengate is structured to meet the full range of policy and process requirements of public procurements to ensure consistent delivery of high value for money, innovative infrastructure projects. Its performance across a diverse portfolio is based on a clear, market-tested commercial approach to SPV structuring and long-term asset manage...
Technical Advisor of the Year
BTY’s one-team approach enables it to draw on the skills, availability, and experience of team members from Dublin to Vancouver that best serve project success in both primary and secondary markets. It has diverse experience across regions and sectors. In 2021, it was involved in different phases of 37 P3 projects, nine of which achiev...
WSP USA Inc
Award for Visionary in Infrastructure
William A Marino
CEO, Star America
The co-founder and chief executive officer of Star America Infrastructure Partners, William is the inaugural winner of this award, named in his honor. He has been an integral and active member of Star America’s team since its founding in 2011, devoting his time to North American infrastructure and the development of P3 projects across ...
Individual of the Year
Dr. Morteza Farajian
Executive Director, Build America Bureau
Morteza has served as a senior executive leading the Build America Bureau at the US Department of Transportation since April 2019. He is responsible for credit programs and loan guarantees, with $29bn in the existing portfolio and more than $22bn allocated, issued or pending in private activity bonds that support development of large-s...
Senior Vice President, WSP USA
Sallye is nationally recognized for her ability to help agencies find innovative and cost-effective means to implement their programs and projects through alternative delivery models, including P3s. She has worked as a technical advisor for P3s in Michigan, Maryland, Louisiana and California. As the only woman in her engineering class,...