Report Published: "Japan Infrastructure Report Q2 2015"

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Feb 13 2015

The rapid decline in construction and infrastructure growth in Japan is a sign that the government's aggressive stimulus measures have already begun to wear off. This once again underscores our long-held view that Japan's fiscal stimulus programme is not a sustainable path forward for either the infrastructure sector or the broader economy, and that significant structural reforms are needed to restore competitiveness. Following an estimated 3.3% rate of real growth in 2014, we expect the construction industry's expansion to slow to 2.3% in 2015.

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In October 2014, Mott MacDonald announced that it will supervise the construction of the USD1.1bn solar photovoltaic (PV) Kuni-Umi plant near the city of Setouchi, Okayama, Japan. Mott MacDonald also acted as the client's engineer during the project's development phase. The firm will oversee civil, electrical, structural and instrumentation system implementation work and assess detailed plant designs against local codes and global practice for PV projects. Toyo Engineering and Shimizu Corporation will undertake the construction. The 230MW plant will sell power for 20 years to Chugoku Electric Power Company through a 110kV, 16km underground transmission line that will travel via a residential area and cross numerous rivers. The plant is scheduled to start operating by Q219.

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism in October 2014 approved the Central Japan Railway Company's application to build a maglev train that will connect Tokyo and Nagoya. The project, which will cost an estimated JPY5.5trn (USD45.5bn), will carry passengers at speeds of up to 311mph, cutting the travelling time between the two cities to approximately 40 minutes from nearly 100 minutes currently on the Shinkansen bullet train. It is slated for completion by 2027, with a proposed extension to Osaka tentatively planned for 2045.

JFE Engineering Corporation in September 2014 secured...

The Japan Infrastructure Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.

BMI's Japan Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Japanese infrastructure and construction industry.

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