Energy & Infrastructure Solution GroupInfrastructure Project Division
Major Products and Areas
- Water business, including water supply and wastewater treatment as well as seawater desalination
- Transportation infrastructure, including railways, roads, and ports
- Social infrastructure, including hospitals, schools, and arenas
- Energy infrastructure including gas distribution & retail, oil & gas production, processing, storage and transportation
- Decarbonization & circular economy including waste-to-energy power plants, fuel conversion and CO2 capture
- EPC*1, operation & maintenance for railway systems, water, industrial plants and waste-to-energy power plants
- Management of an infrastructure fund
1 EPC: Engineering, Procurement and Construction
Photo: Water supply and sewerage services by AGS (Portugal)
Investments in transportation infrastructure projects
Since participating as one of the largest shareholders in Australia's Gold Coast Light Rail PPP*2 project, Marubeni has been expanding its footprint in PPP transportation, such as through the Sydney Metro Northwest Project in Australia and the Road PPP project in Mexico. Through strategic collaboration with international partners, we are developing and improving our transportation infrastructure portfolio in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, in addition to current regions. We will continue to accumulate quality assets and enhance the value of our existing businesses.
2 PPP: Public-Private Partnership
Top-level Japanese player in the water business
Marubeni has a diversified business portfolio in the water business sector spanning from water supply and wastewater treatment to BOT*3, EPC, and BOO seawater desalination facilities*4, as well as the operation and maintenance of water treatment plants in Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. Marubeni is a top-level Japanese player in the water business both in terms of track record and the population served by its held assets. In anticipation of the growing demand for water infrastructure and diversification of water issues due to the increase in the world’s population and ongoing urbanization, we will continue to strengthen our competitiveness and further develop our businesses with the goal of contributing to the achievement of sustainable society.
3 BOT: Build, Operate, and Transfer; projects in which plants are built and operated temporarily before the assets are turned over to government agencies.
4 BOO: Build, Own, and Operate; projects in which plants are built, owned, and operated temporarily before the assets are dismantled and removed.
Investments in energy infrastructure projects
Through collaboration with strategic partners all over the world, Marubeni is expanding its investments in a wide range of energy infrastructure assets, including gas distribution and retail, and marine energy projects such as FPSO*5 and offshore platforms in the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. Marubeni will continue to strive for optimization of regional energy supply, aiming to evolve into a comprehensive utility service provider centered on gas distribution business.
5 FPSO: Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading system
Building circular economies through waste recycling business
We are working on the circular economy business to solve social issues. Circular economy businesses, which view waste as a resource to be recycled and reused, make a significant contribution to the realization of a sustainable society, including decarbonization. Specifically, we focus on the production and sale of biomethane from agricultural and livestock residues, the production and sale of fuels from waste, waste power generation, and the recovery and recycling of carbon dioxide from the exhaust gases generated by factories and power plants.
A top-class track record among general trading companies in EPC projects & trade in railway industry and industrial plants
Marubeni has a top-class track record in EPC projects and trade in the field of railway systems and various types of industrial plants, such as oil, gas, chemical, sugar, pulp & paper, and textile in many regions throughout the world. At the same scale, we also provide comprehensive functionality to our customers by combining our expertise in high-quality EPC & trading financing, and specialized organizational functions like raw material supply and product offtake arrangement. We will continue to promote EPC for railway systems and industrial plants and provide EPC services together with operation and maintenance as a package.
Initiatives in the Infrastructure Fund Business
MM Capital Partners, a subsidiary of Marubeni, is the General Partner of an equity fund set for the investments in transportation infrastructure and energy infrastructure assets particularly in OECD countries. The Company will provide long term stable investment alternatives to institutional investors such as financial entities and pension funds through its project sourcing and asset management functionality by utilizing Marubeni's market knowledge, global network that spans many industries and investment know-how that have been cultivated over decades.