One cannot help but be awestruck by megaprojects. When huge budgets, massive footprints, unanticipated transformative benefits and all the thrills and spills of a theme park ride come together in one exhilarating project, it’s hard not to be enthralled.
But beyond all of the hype that naturally accompanies megaprojects, we believe that these monoliths of engineering and construction offer important lessons and approaches that are applicable across the infrastructure industry. That is why we chose to focus this edition of Insight on the world of megaprojects.
In these pages, we have examined the challenges, opportunities, risks and complexities facing those involved in creating and operating these important assets. To offer a wide cross-section of perspectives, we sat down with some of the leaders in the sector. From developer roundtables to one-on-one discussions with project owners, we brought together their thoughts and advice – alongside viewpoints from some of our own leaders in the field – to create an informative and practical view on megaproject delivery.
We are also proud of this edition’s special report on Africa. In the new ‘Spotlight’ feature of Insight, we explore some of the biggest and most impactful projects now underway across the continent and identify tremendous opportunities for both domestic and foreign investors. We are excited about the future for Africa and believe the industry should be as well. We hope you enjoy this edition and gain some value from the ideas and advice offered within its pages. If you would like to explore these ideas and concepts further, we welcome you to contact your local KPMG member firm or any of the contributing authors.