Presentation on theme: "Building an airport on St. Helena"— Presentation transcript:
1 Building an airport on St. Helena Robbie LyleCommonwealth Disaster Management Agency
2 St. Helena Airport Access Project with the Department for International Development as Project Promoter
3 Brief History of St Helena Strategic roleStaging PostEast India CompanyNapoleon
4 Government Supported Project Finance Initiative First of its kind18 year pay back period, including 4 year building stageSpecial Purpose Vehicle comprising:Government (DFID)Private Investors (St. Helena Leisure Company – SHELCO)Contractors (Impregilo and others)BNP ParibasECGD and SACE guarantees
5 The Three Cases for an Airport MoralStrategicDisaster Risk ReductionFinancial
6 Moral Creation of Sustainable Island Economy Social Welfare Access to Essential Services, such as HealthcareEcological & Geophysical MonitoringAir SafetyMaritime Safety (Monitoring Cruise Liners, Cargo Ships & Fishing Fleets)
7 Strategic Radionuclide Monitoring Regulating International Fishing Agreements eg. ICCATAdministering strategic investment strategies in the South Atlantic (Oil and Gas)Aiding International Disaster Relief Programmes for both South America and AfricaMonitoring Climate ChangePivotal for Trade Routes
8 Financial Creation of Sustainable Island Economy Reduction and eventual Removal of DFID SubsidyOfftake Programme which Finances Airport Construction
9 Map of South Atlantic Flight Information Regions
10 Possibility of Carbon Credits An environmentally friendly airport?St Helena as an en route alternate ETOPS airport fuel reductionICAO, UNFCCC, CopenhagenSt Helena, Annex 1 or Annex 2?St. Helena can act as a gateway for South America and Africa
11 ConclusionA significant new relationship between public and private financing, which coincides with requirements of international climate change initiativesImproving the lives of those on St HelenaReturning St Helena to the world stage as a vital strategic post
12 St. Helena Airport Access Project Team Robbie Lyle – CDMAGraham Johnson, Fiona Brenner, Quentin Macfarlane – Pall Mall ConsultPatrick Perry – Financial Adviser88 St James’s StreetLondon SW1A 1PLTel:
13 CDMARobert Lyle founded CDMA in 2000 with Sir Humphrey Maud, former Deputy Secretary General of The Commonwealth. CDMA offers insurance to small states vulnerable to natural disasters. CDMA are currently in negotiations with the state of Qatar on the creation of a dedicated Insurance Company to cover the risks of natural disasters for the Governments of small states.
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