The Partners Experience Capabilities and Track Record
Star America is a US based independent developer, equity investor and manager of public infrastructure, focusing primarily on P3 projects in North America. Star America team members have been involved in more than 33 infrastructure projects valued at over $33 billion as well as advised on more than 25 P3 transactions, with the majority of those projects in the transportation sector.
Star America has successfully invested into the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR), a C$654 million P3 transportation project in British Columbia. As a co‐owner of the project’s concessionaire, Star America performs project oversight and overall management. The SFPR project is now operational as the construction was completed in December 2013, six months ahead of schedule.
In 2014, as a member of a consortium Portsmouth Gateway Group composed of ACS and Infrared, Star America was selected as preferred bidder for the $430 million Portsmouth Bypass DBFOM P3 project. The project is expected to reach financial close in early 2015.
Aldridge Electric Company
With nearly $500M in annual revenue and over 62 years of experience completing transportation projects, Aldridge is a leading electrical contractor. The Company has provided construction services to install and maintain traffic and lighting systems for various state, county, and municipal agencies.
Aldridge’s extensive experience with highway lighting programs includes 10 years of managing the Electrical Maintenance Contract for IDOT (Illinois Department of Transportation) District 1. During these contracts Aldridge was completely responsible for the functionality of electrical components at 2,300 traffic intersections, 28,500 lighting units of various types, 50 pumping stations, and numerous changeable message signs and cameras.
In 2013 Aldridge was engaged in a project to demolish and reconstruct the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line in a 10‐mile‐long stretch of the median of the Dan Ryan Expressway in 5 months. Aldridge had to closely coordinate with the general contractor, multiple agencies and stakeholders including the Chicago Transit Authority, as the owner, as well as IDOT (Illinois Department of Transportation) and CDOT (Chicago Department of Transportation). Frequent meeting and planning session were necessary with Parsons Brinckerhoff, the Construction Manager, and numerous second tier design firms in order to deliver a successful project.
Red Line Dan Ryan Renewal
Parsons Brinckerhoff Michigan, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., which has been in existence for over 125 years. Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) has been incorporated and fully licensed to operate in the state of Michigan since 1978.
PB is a leading company in technology applications in transportation and infrastructure projects. PB’s lighting professionals specializes in new and rehabilitation services for roadway/street, bridges, and tunneling lighting. The services it provides include: inspection, analysis, 3D modelling, photo simulations and design.
PB has been providing consultant services on MDOT procured projects for 25 years and was the prime consultant for two of the largest contracts awarded by MDOT; the Ambassador Bridge Gateway Project and the I‐96 (Telegraph to Melvin) Reconstruction Project. PB provided construction management services as well as serving as the Community Liaison/Project Manager of the Gateway Project. PB was the lead designer providing road design, maintenance of traffic, utility coordination, and lighting design amongst other services for the I‐96 Reconstruction.
I‐96 from Melvin Street to Telegraph Road
PB is the lead designer to the design‐build team responsible for doubling the capacity of the Midtown Tunnel (Norfolk, Virginia) by building an additional two‐lane tunnel near the existing one under the Elizabeth River; rehabilitating the existing Midtown Tunnel and both of the Downtown Tunnels to conform with current national fire safety standards; extending the MLK Expressway from London Boulevard to I‐264, with an interchange at High Street; and modifying the interchange at Brambleton Avenue/Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk. The design selected for all of these tunnel lighting systems is two configurations of LED fixtures including the use of remote phosphors to help mitigate the brightness of the LED fixtures.
PB and Aldridge have worked together in the past. The firms have worked on the same team for the $150 million Chicago Transit Authority Red Line Dan Ryan project, and have worked together at the $5 billion O’Hare Modernization Program and the $1 billion Jane Addams project for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.
PB and Star America are working together and serving as board members for the Association for the Improvement American Infrastructure (AIAI).
Engie has provided operations, maintenance and lifecycle services for 650 public lighting systems in France alone and provides similar services across Europe for municipalities and highway authorities. One of the very first P3 lighting projects was delivered by Engie for the town of Beaune (France) through a P3 model.
The following projects were also undertaken by Engie:
Bougival, France ‐ Bougival is a town located in the suburbs of Paris with a population of approximately 8,000. The municipal government was one of the first to adopt an alternative financing approach or P3 model to upgrade their public lighting infrastructure. There were many objectives for this project including the enhancement of local heritage sites, use of adaptive lighting control and automation systems and overall energy reduction. Engie entered into an agreement with the Town to refurbish the lighting network and electrical systems including the installation of high‐efficiency equipment adapted to the specific power requirements of this very old infrastructure. Engie operates and maintains 100% of the City's public lighting network;
I‐96 from Melvin Street to Telegraph Road
Antwerp, Belgium ‐ Engie’s involvement in this project included the initial supply and installation of highway road lighting, signaling, electrical and mechanical equipment for tunnels and bridges for the highway authority. Engie is now providing operations and maintenance services;
Road Lighting Project, City of Antwerp, Belgium
Provinces of Hainaut and Brabant Walloon in Belgium ‐ Engie maintains 40,000 highway fixtures, 250 traffic intersection signal lights, and the ventilation, lighting, pumping and power supply for 10 tunnels.
Maintenance of Installations in the Provinces of Hainaut and Brabant Walloon, Belgium
Engie has delivered P3 highway and municipal lighting projects participating in a variety of roles including developer, equity provider, design‐build contractor and O&M provider. In some jurisdictions, Engie also negotiates the supply of electricity through sister divisions of GDF Suez, its parent company.
Engie is the O&M provider for over 75 P3 projects operating today. Engie provides asset maintenance and lifecycle asset renewal services on most of its managed public lighting contracts. Engie has delivered services in the P3 model where integrated asset maintenance and renewal plans were prepared in collaboration with design‐build partners. Based on historical asset life estimates, manufacturer's maintenance and asset life data, these plans are effectively executed within these projects.
Engie has a track record of delivering and maintaining energy savings guaranteed through P3 project agreements with municipalities. In the following projects, initial savings targets were achieved and maintained over the project term:
• 36% for the City of Avignon;
• 40% for the City of Hazebrouck;
• 47% for the City of Beaune;
• 51% for the City of Chaumont.