Project bonds

Long before there was any mention of the engineering structures, the financing plan already showed our sense of innovation. The A11 is a public private partnership or PPP-project. Public partner Via-Invest and private partner Via Bruges each contributed 80 million euro and these funds were combined with project bonds to the amount of 578 million euro.

Bart Callens: “We worked with project bonds, which we placed with institutional investors. The bonds benefited from the Project Bond Credit Enhancement guarantee scheme of the European Investment Bank. This guarantee scheme is a European initiative set up to support the realisation of large infrastructure projects.” 

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