North American Infrastructure Deal of the Year

Infrastructure Investor Magazine has given it's North American Infrastructure Deal of the Year award to Poseidon Water for the Claude "Bud" Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant.
"The $733.56 million issue of bonds for Poseidon Resources’ Carlsbad reverse osmosis desalination project took ten years to come to market. But it could serve as a useful template for applying PPP structures to water assets, particularly in ocean water desalination.The project, located in Carlsbad, California, had a long gestation because of the highly public nature of the project and what it will produce. Poseidon ultimately came to work with the San Diego County Water Authority, whose role as offtaker was the key to bringing the deal to close. Poseidon will own the plant, which will sell output to the water authority under a 30-year water purchase agreement (WPA), and the agency will own an associated pipeline, though the sponsor will be responsible for building it." Download the full article.