Infrastructure Advisory

We provide our clients with advisory services that address complex technical, commercial and operational matters and positively influence project delivery outcomes.  Our advisory expertise is underpinned by our content knowledge in the sectors in which we operate. We provide robust strategic advice to assist our clients make informed investment decisions that support their business objectives.  We understand that adding value in the planning, feasibility and procurement phases is critical in achieving optimum project delivery outcomes.

Transaction and procurement management

Our people bring a mix of professional backgrounds (client and contractor / SPV sides) in delivering infrastructure projects within contemporary procurement frameworks including PPP, Alliance, EPC/M, ECI, Managing Contractor, D&C, and Construct only. This practical experience informs our work relative to delivery model selection, market sounding, transaction management and project structuring.

Business case and pre/feasibility studies

Effective definition of the client’s objectives, analysis of the key issues, and evaluation of the available options are required before arrival at an investment recommendation.  In addition, the relative benefits and risks of each option ought to be considered against the client’s key drivers – commercial, regulatory, social.  Ranbury has considerable experience in leading and managing business cases to assist in informing Government decision-making relative to infrastructure investment.

Peer and gateway review

Independent assurance of business cases or project review at major milestones can be an effective way to validate project progress against baseline objectives.  Ranbury’s technical SME’s provide independent peer and gateway reviews on projects and programs, and assist clients in preparing for 3rd party project audits.

Transport network and logistics planning

Integrated, multi-modal transport networks are key enablers for the economic viability of cities and regions.  Further, supply chain and logistics optimisation is key to competitive commodity prices.  Ranbury, specialising in rail, provides public transport network planning, public transport infrastructure planning, freight transport and intermodal planning, and supply chain and logistics advisory services.

Interface management and asset integration

Ranbury has considerable experience in representing the rail network owner in order to ‘accept’ infrastructure, designed and constructed, by a developer / 3rd party.  Successful project outcomes have been possible through the early definition of a commercially-appropriate, ‘fit for purpose’ asset and acceptance process integrated with the network owner’s safety and operations requirements and aligned to the connecting mine and port developments.

Rollingstock procurement and optimisation

Optimising operations and rollingstock fleet is essential for the sustainability of our rail operator clients.  On time running, and whole of life fleet costs are key measures in all applications – passenger (heavy and light rail), and freight rail (general freight and resources).  Ranbury’s technical and operational rail experience coupled with our core project management expertise, provides a skill set that enables us to project manage the procurement of new rollingstock or the optimisation of existing rollingstock projects and programs.

Asset management

A consistent approach to the strategic planning, investment, delivery, maintenance and disposal of assets to enable an outcome that responds to our clients’ business objectives within an affordable recurrent framework.  Ranbury provides ‘whole of life’ strategic asset management services and niche asset management services within each phase of the asset lifecycle.

Approvals management

Ranbury provides commercial management services on complex transport infrastructure projects.  A key capability is the management of State retained risks and approvals management generally.  This includes management of necessary property acquisition and compensation, rail/electrical/road safety regulators, asset protection and 3rd party access, and the raft of regulatory (Local, State and Commonwealth Government) approvals.

What our clients are saying

Ranbury’s work provided a pragmatic framework for future solutions that included logical pathway to facilitate the delivery of value for money outcomes.

Melissa Hensley , Principal Advisor (Rail Infrastructure and Operations), Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads