Creating Sustainable Value with Global Infrastructure
ThomasLloyd’s energy solutions in the area of infrastructure projects
Electricity is used to operate machinery and life support equipment in hospitals, and makes it possible to refrigerate food, regulate traffic and use modern means of communication. But there’s so much more to electricity than that. It affords access to education, global knowledge and international trade. Electricity creates jobs and stable incomes in what were previously infrastructurally underdeveloped regions in which there would be little or no prospects for social development without an electricity supply.
As such, access to a reliable and affordable electricity supply is a fundamental requirement for full involvement in economic and social progress. And electricity is needed in order to safeguard growth above all in places where the population and economic developments have taken on dynamic proportions the likes of which we have not seen in the Western world for a long time.
The general objective of ThomasLloyd’s infrastructure investments is therefore to create lasting value, both for our investors and for the people living locally. With its current portfolio, ThomasLloyd will not only give a further 1.8 million people access to sustainably generated electricity by 2019, but will also create many thousands of new, permanent jobs in the region. As such, we also assume responsibility for conduct which offers a benefit of systemic importance when social, ethical and environmental aspects are considered and which goes above and beyond fulfilling our investors’ investment targets. Meanwhile, our investors benefit from a tried-and-tested, multi-award-winning investment process and returns which have remained impressive for years.
Social and environmental impact
For us, there is an even bigger picture than so-called impact investing with all of our projects. We want to build bridges between investors and the governments in the regions, and see our projects and sponsorship as playing a significant part in solving the local social and ecological problems.
‘If I were leading a country in South East Asia, I would try to produce as much green and sustainable energy as possible. I would use and sell this energy to build a strong portfolio of renewable resources and keep the costs of green energy transmission down in order to make countries and communities less and less dependent on energy imports (…) – the ASEAN countries have huge potential here,’ said former US President Bill Clinton, speaking at the ThomasLloyd Cleantech Congress 2014.
Asia needs $8.2 trillion for national infrastructure investment and about and $320 billion for regional infrastructure in 2010-2020.
ThomasLloyd reference projects
With more than 25 years of experience on average, ThomasLloyd’s management has so far succeeded in realising more than 100 infrastructure projects in 22 countries. Many of these projects now rank as benchmark transactions in the regions in question. The prerequisites for this were and are a unique network of international investors and technology companies that has been built up over many years and direct access to the relevant government agencies.
Project results and case studies
From a greenfield project to an operational power plant
ThomasLloyd CTI Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd. – a subsidiary of the ThomasLloyd SICAV-SIF-Cleantech Infrastructure Fund – sold its 90% stake in the operating company San Carlos Solar Energy Inc. (SaCaSol) to the Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure (PINAI) on 15 June 2015. The transaction was a clear demonstration of the successful investment process for the realisation of ThomasLloyd infrastructure projects. SaCaSol I was also the first industrial-scale solar power plant in the Philippines to benefit from the high Philippine feed-in tariffs, the first to be co-financed by a major regional bank and the first to be sold in the Philippines following its completion.