Projects Database

Major Projects Database

Subscribers can gain access to the database by clicking Here.

The PWF project database is currently undergoing a migration and a new UI is being developed for subscribers. Stay tuned for updates.

Getting Started

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Project Reports

PWF’s Major Projects Database provides project-specific information on teaming, bidding and project financing of most types of P3 civil works and buildings projects owned by government (not power, for example). We include project reports on design-build transportation projects in the U.S. only. We also provide basic information on long-term contracts for O&M, DBOM and DBFOM projects in the U.S. municipal water/wastewater markets. Our coverage is comprehensive in North America, less so in South America, Europe and Asia.

The database reflects 20 years of work by PWF to collect and fact-check P3 project information collected from a variety of sources. We survey the largest P3 developers in the world every October to gather information for our annual ranking of the World’s Top P3 Transportation Developers. We supplement that with information reported by PWF editors, searches of company/project web sites, and direct requests to project sponsors.

The database is cumulative. We update and correct project reports weekly. Notices of new projects in planning or procurement are posted regularly. Details of individual projects are reported in a standardized format that organizes the information clearly.

 To start, spend a few minutes with “Search Help” and then click around to learn when to use “and” or “or” in your searches. You can do no harm. Start with one search criteria and keep adding more until you’ve built your search. Name and save your searches once you get them right. If you get lost, go to “start over.”

Search criteria include:

• Year of financial close
• Contract type: DB, DBF, DBOM, DBFM, DBFOM, Concession, Lease
• Status: planned, or under construction/operation
• Names of developer team members
• Names of DB contractor team members
• Advisors to public sponsor/developer/or bankers
• Financing/financier details

To start, try going to “Project Name” and type in the name of any U.S. state. You’ll see 25 years of history with P3s in that state (then sort by contract type; by market (transportation/water/buildings, etc.; by name of builders or developers; by legal advisors; or technical consultants, etc).

Once you click “execute search” on the bottom of the search screen, all of the projects that match your search will be displayed in alphabetical order by market type, starting with airports and ending with water/wastewater. Within each market type, projects are listed alphabetically by name of project.

Displayed at the top of the screen you’ll see 1) a summary of the total number of projects in the database that match your search criteria; 2) the number of projects in that search that have reached financial close; and  3) the approximate value of both the financially closed and unclosed projects in that category, in nominal dollars.

As you scroll down that list, you can click on the name of an individual project and use your browser to print out what you see on the screen. Or, you can print reports on all of the projects in your search at once by scrolling back to the top and choosing “Printer Friendly” at the top left of your screen.

Individual reports or all of the reports in your search can be printed out or exported as a pdf.
The data cannot be exported to an excel file.

Most searches will take 1-2 seconds. Searching all 3,850 projects will take about 5 seconds.