Czech Republic Infrastructure Report Q2 2015 - New Market Study Published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Wed Feb 18 2015

Our forecasts for the Czech construction and Infrastructure sector remain steady, with marginal growth of 3.7% for 2015. After several years of negative growth, investor sentiment still acts as an impediment for financing, but strong fundamentals for the sector point to a bright er picture for the longer term. Support from the EU is forecast to boost new projects from this year onwards.

Key Trends And Developments

The decline in macro-economic performance in the Czech Republic has severely affected private investment and the government's ability to fund infrastructure projects in the construction industry.

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The following factors have shaped our overall bearish view for the infrastructure segment in the country:

* The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a CZK5bn (USD226mn) loan to Czech utility CEPS to modernise its electric grid and in turn facilitate renewables integration. The loan will be used to carry out 23 transmission projects operating at 110kV, 220kV and 400kV. The money will be also be used to upgrade control and protection systems in substations. The utility received a loan of EUR45mn (USD56mn) from the EIB in 2010 for its electricity grid project.
* End To Renewable Energy Subsidy: The Czech Senate has passed into law a policy that will cut a number of state subsidies for developers of renewable energy projects in the country. The Czech Republic's long-term energy strategy focuses on meeting as much as 80% of its energy requirements from domestic sources. For this, the country is pinning hopes on nuclear as well as various forms of renewable energy.
* Mexican cement manufacturer Cemex has signed binding agreements to buy all the Czech assets of Swiss cement producer Holcim, along with a cement plant and a grinding station in Spain, for EUR45mn (USD56.7mn). According to the terms of the deal, Cemex will also sell its assets in Western Germany to Holcim. The deal, which is set to close in Q115, is estimated to create synergies...

The Czech Republic 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 Czech Republic Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Czech infrastructure and construction industry.

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