Project Portfolio

We work on long-term, challenging and often complex infrastructure and renewables projects around the world – primary, secondary and asset management. We want to deliver projects that have clear social and community benefits as well as maximising returns for all our stakeholders.

To date, we have invested in more than 140 projects. Take a look at some of our most recent successes:

Denver Eagle Commuter Rail, USA

Denver Eagle  

The Denver Eagle commuter rail project is part of an overall public transport transformation vision for the state of Colorado. Visualised in the mid-1990s, work on implementation began in the early 2000s and the tender for delivering the initial lines was issued in 2009, embracing the Design, Build, Finance, Maintain and Operate P3 model.

  • Infrastructure capex: $2.2bn
  • Number of lines: 3
  • Total track distance: 29.5 miles
  • Rolling stock: 33 EMUs (66 cars)



Ruta del Cacao, Colombia

Ruta del Cacao  

The Ruta del Cacao project involves the development of 236 carriageway-km of highway, providing a valuable connection between the cities of Bucaramanga, Barrancabermeja and Yondó in the Santander Department of North-Eastern Colombia.

  • Total capex value: c. £400m
  • SPV partners are Cintra/Ferrovial, Colpatria and Ashmore
  • 236 carriageway-km long
  • John Laing acquired 30% for £62m



Finley Solar Farm, Australia

Finley Solar Farm  

The Finley solar farm became fully operational in November 2019, and produces enough electricity to power around 60,000 homes. It is one of several solar farms in the Riverina region, including the Sunraysia solar farm, also part of the John Laing portfolio.

  • Location: 6km west of Finley, New South Wales
  • Site: 385 hectares
  • Capacity: 175 MWdc
  • Technology: c500,000 Canadian Solar panels



Cherry Tree Wind Farm, Australia

Cherry Tree Wind Farm  

The Cherry Tree Wind Farm will generate enough clean energy to power 30,000 homes in the state of Victoria.

  • Location: 15km south east of Seymour, Victoria
  • Site: 40 hectares
  • Capacity: 57.6 MW
  • Technology: 16 Vestas wind turbines



Kiata Wind Farm, Australia

Kiata Wind Farm  

Kiata wind farm became operational in late 2017, and produces enough clean energy to power 20,000 homes. At the time of installation, the turbines on the site were the largest in the country.

  • Location: 50km north west of Horsham, Victoria
  • Site: 385 hectares
  • Capacity: 31 MW
  • Technology: 9 Vestas wind turbines



Sunraysia Solar Farm, Australia

Sunraysia Solar Farm  

Due to be completed in May 2020, the Sunraysia wind farm will generate enough clean energy to power 50,000 homes.

  • Location: 17km south of Balranald, New South Wales
  • Site: 1,000 hectares
  • Capacity: 255 MWdc
  • Technology: c750,000 Jinko Panels



Hornsdale Wind Farm, Australia

Hornsdale Wind Farm  

Hornsdale generates approximately 1,050 GWh per annum of clean energy, contributing to the commitment by the state to invest in environmentally and economically sound energy production.

  • Location: 8-24km north of Jamestown, South Australia
  • Site: 7,500 hectares
  • Annual Output: 1,050GWh (equivalent to power approximately 180,000 homes)
  • Technology: 99 Siemens wind turbines



Granville Wind Farm, Australia

Granville Wind Farm  

The Granville Wind Farm will help the Tasmanian Government achieve its goal to make Tasmania 100% renewable energy self-sufficient by 2022. John Laing has been involved as an investor and active partner during construction, taking a 49.8% stake in the project.

  • Location: 35km north-west of Zeehan, Tasmania
  • Site: 1,200-hectare
  • Impact: Power for approx. 46,000 homes
  • Technology: 31 Vestas wind turbines



Highway reconstruction and managed lanes, USA


We are active in the road transport sector in North America, working on significant highway reconstruction projects and building new managed lanes that ease congestion and contribute to the local economy.

  • I-75 Modernisation – Michigan
  • I-4 Ultimate – Florida
  • I-77 HOT Lanes – North Carolina
  • Transform 66 - Virginia



Auckland South Corrections Facility, New Zealand


An innovative, performance-linked approach to offender management that benefits the prisoner, the government and the community.

  • Contract term: 25 years
  • Capex value: NZ$300m
  • Project company: SecureFuture Consortium
  • Capacity: 960 high, medium and minimum category beds
  • Completed: May 2015



Clarence Correctional Centre, Australia


The largest-ever correctional facility to be built in Australia, this prison is built on the Serco Responsible Prisoner Model to create a safe, secure environment that promotes rehabilitation and reduces offending.

  • Contract term: 20 years
  • Size: 195 hectares; 1,700 beds
  • Project company: NorthernPathways Consortium
  • Completion date: 2020



Optus Stadium, Australia


Now a John Laing Legacy Project, the award-winning Optus Stadium is a 70,000-seater, state-of-the-art sports and leisure stadium that uses the latest in ‘Fan-first’ design and planning to provide an exceptional fan experience.

  • Project value: A$902m
  • Our role: Investor/Manager
  • Stadium opened: 2018
  • Workforce employed: 5,800



Denver Eagle P3, USA


The Denver Eagle rail project has transformed the transport network across Denver, with both the A and B lines achieving 97% on-time performance. The Chief Executive of this project is a John Laing employee.



Intercity Express Programme, UK


The InterCity Express Programme ("IEP") was designed to support growth and improve some of Britain's busiest intercity rail routes, and covered the finance, design, manufacture and delivery into daily service and maintenance of a fleet of 122 IEP trains. The contract awarded in 2012 consisted of two phases: IEP West, which John Laing fully realised in 2018; and IEP East, which closed financially in 2014, and which was realised in 2020.

  • Total funding: £4.7billion
  • 122 state-of-the-art Super Express trains
  • 27.5-year concession


Nordergründe Offshore Wind Farm, Germany


This project was our first-ever investment in offshore wind and comprises 18 Senvion  6.2 M126 turbines installed in the German North Sea. Construction was completed in 2017.

  • First investment in offshore wind
  • Electricity from 18 Senvion 6.2 M126 turbines