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Chile Infrastructure Report

Published 19 May 2014

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Chile Infrastructure Report

BMI View: We have downgraded our construction industry forecast for Chile in 2014 from 5.6% to 4.4% real growth. This is on the back of lower than expected industry growth in 2013 and weakening GDP growth expectations as the economy starts to suffer the effects of falling copper prices - the country's primary export. That said, we maintain a positive stance over the medium term on Chile's construction industry supported by a strong project pipeline (particularly in the renewable energy sector), political stability, and an investor-friendly business environment.

Key Trends And D evelopments

  • Electricity-generating company Endesa Chile will invest US$660mn building its 150MW Los Cóndores hydropower plant in the VII Maule region. The project will reinforce Chile's central SIC grid through a 220kV, 87.6km double-circuit connection to the Ancoa substation. Construction work has started on the project and the plant is expected to start operating by 2018.

  • Renewables sector continues to expand: a US$1bn new solar power plant was awarded to Spanish firm Abengoa in January 2014. The 110MW Cerro Dominador CSP project will be in region II, in the Atacama desert. Once completed, the plant is designed to supply uninterrupted power 24 hours a day.

  • In January 2014, OHL and Sacyr submitted the winning construction and concession proposal for the US$1.06bn Américo Vespucio Oriente (AVO) expressway project in Santiago. The project involves the construction and operation of 9.3km of an urban highway at a cost of US$970mn.

  • Chile's Ministry of Civil Works (MOP) received technical and economic proposals in March 2014 from Consorcio Abengoa Chile Inabesa Teyma, Sacyr Concesiones Chile and OHL Concesiones Chile for the concession of two hospitals in the Valparaíso region. The three groups are in race for the US$260mn tender to construct, maintain and operate non-medical services in the two hospitals. The hospitals, named Red Quinta, will each have a 264-bed capacity...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Construction And Infrastructure Forecast Scenario
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Chile 2012-2017)
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Chile 2018-2023)
Transport Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Major Projects Table - Transport
Table: Major Projects - Transport
Energy And Utilities Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Major Projects Table - Energy & Utilities
Table: Major Projects - Energy and Utilities
Residential/NonResidential Building - Outlook And Overview
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Chile Risk/Reward Ratings
Latin America - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
Table: Latin America Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
Market Overview
Competitive Landscape
Table: EQS Data
Company Profile
Grupo ACS
Global Industry Overview
Middle East/North Africa Presents Strongest Investment Profile
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Risk/Reward Rating Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Table: Infrastructure Risk/Reward Rating Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for Chile to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Chilean infrastructure market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Chilean infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Chile.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering infrastructure and construction, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.

These are broken down into Construction (social, commercial and residential), Transport (roads, railways, ports, airports etc), and Energy & Utilities (powerplants, renewable projects, pipelines and so on).

Industry Trends

Analysis of latest projects across the infrastructure sector (covering the transport, utilities and commercial construction sub-sectors) - including:

Market Overview:Analysis of the key elements driving developments, including evaluations of current capacity and future requirements.

Building Materials Overview

The building materials overview provides industry trend analysis on the global and regional demands for building materials and the impact of this on the emerging and developed markets.

Business Environment Rankings

BMI's Infrastructure Business Environment Rankings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Rankings index aimed at investors (construction companies, suppliers and partners) in the regional infrastructure market.

The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of over 40 industry, economic and demographic data point.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the infrastructure and construction sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry & Economic Forecasts

Historic data series (2008-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key risks to the main forecast. Indicators include:

Construction: Industry value (US$bn); contribution to GDP (%); employment (`000); real growth (%).

Infrastructure: Value (US$bn); contribution to construction industry (%); real growth (%) of transport infrastructure (broken down by railways, airports, roads and bridges, ports and harbours) and energy and utilities (broken down by power plants and transmission grids, oil and gas pipelines, and water infrastructure).

Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (US$bn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against US$).

Company Profiles

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

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'An essential, multi-faceted research tool. BMI’s thorough understanding of the major market players enables an informed – and informative – review of the sector’s actual performance, together with useful insights into current industry issues, which are topped-off with detailed and invaluable forecasts of industry and macroeconomic trends.’

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