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Building an airport on St. Helena. Robbie Lyle Commonwealth Disaster Management Agency. St. Helena Airport Access Project. with the Department for International Development as Project Promoter. Brief History of St Helena. Strategic role Staging Post East India Company Napoleon.

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Building an airport on st helena

Building an airport on St. Helena

Robbie Lyle

Commonwealth Disaster Management Agency


St helena airport access project
St. Helena Airport Access Project

with the Department for International Development as Project Promoter


Brief history of st helena
Brief History of St Helena

  • Strategic role

  • Staging Post

    • East India Company

  • Napoleon


Government supported project finance initiative
Government Supported Project Finance Initiative

  • First of its kind

  • 18 year pay back period, including 4 year building stage

  • Special Purpose Vehicle comprising:

    • Government (DFID)

    • Private Investors (St. Helena Leisure Company – SHELCO)

    • Contractors (Impregilo and others)

    • BNP Paribas

  • ECGD and SACE guarantees


The Three Cases for an Airport

Moral

Strategic

Disaster Risk Reduction

Financial


Moral
Moral

  • Creation of Sustainable Island Economy

  • Social Welfare

  • Access to Essential Services, such as Healthcare

  • Ecological & Geophysical Monitoring

  • Air Safety

  • Maritime Safety (Monitoring Cruise Liners, Cargo Ships & Fishing Fleets)


Strategic
Strategic

  • Radionuclide Monitoring

  • Regulating International Fishing Agreements eg. ICCAT

  • Administering strategic investment strategies in the South Atlantic (Oil and Gas)

  • Aiding International Disaster Relief Programmes for both South America and Africa

  • Monitoring Climate Change

  • Pivotal for Trade Routes


Financial
Financial

  • Creation of Sustainable Island Economy

  • Reduction and eventual Removal of DFID Subsidy

  • Offtake Programme which Finances Airport Construction



Possibility of carbon credits
Possibility of Carbon Credits

  • An environmentally friendly airport?

  • St Helena as an en route alternate ETOPS airport fuel reduction

  • ICAO, UNFCCC, Copenhagen

  • St Helena, Annex 1 or Annex 2?

  • St. Helena can act as a gateway for South America and Africa


Conclusion
Conclusion

  • A significant new relationship between public and private financing, which coincides with requirements of international climate change initiatives

  • Improving the lives of those on St Helena

  • Returning St Helena to the world stage as a vital strategic post


St helena airport access project team
St. Helena Airport Access Project Team

  • Robbie Lyle – CDMA

  • Graham Johnson, Fiona Brenner, Quentin Macfarlane – Pall Mall Consult

  • Patrick Perry – Financial Adviser

88 St James’s Street

London SW1A 1PL

Tel: 020 7930 3535

email: [email protected]

[email protected]


CDMA

  • Robert Lyle founded CDMA in 2000 with Sir Humphrey Maud, former Deputy Secretary General of The Commonwealth. CDMA offers insurance to small states vulnerable to natural disasters. CDMA are currently in negotiations with the state of Qatar on the creation of a dedicated Insurance Company to cover the risks of natural disasters for the Governments of small states.


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