The 'European infrastructure investing 2018' special report comprises three separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
European infrastructure is an exciting space today for investors. Mega trends, such as digitalisation, decarbonisation, and changing city demographics (in terms of transportation and mobility) are pushing countries to re-think their infrastructure systems and re-engineer them to cope with 21st century living.
Traditional European infrastructure is going through a period of transition. Digital communication technology and a push towards sustainable energy production is leading to a move away from a centralised, regulated and vertical model to more of a distributed, connected model that scales laterally.
These are propitious times for European infrastructure managers. The European Commission has estimated that around EUR200 billion is needed to upgrade Europe’s infrastructure during the current decade for transmission grids and gas pipelines.