Defense infrastructure facilities are those facilities required to support a nation's military operations. Defense infrastructure may include many varied types of facilities required at land-, air- and maritime-military bases. Defense infrastructure categories include roadway and rail facilities, airfields, naval port and terminal facilities, command and control centers, training facilities, military logistical and warehousing centers, maintenance facilities, base housing and barracks, parade grounds and marching facilities, base educational and childcare facilities, military hospitals and healthcare facilities, commissaries, administrative facilities, fuel and gas storage and distribution facilities, power plants and distribution networks, water and wastewater treatment facilities, district heating and cooling plants and distribution networks, and other related infrastructure. In many modern countries that have large standing militaries, there is a significant role played by private sector contractors in planning, developing, financing, constructing, operating and maintaining a significant share of defense infrastructure.
To be clear, the topic of "defense infrastructure" does not include any element of military operations which occur within the respective facilities. "Defense infrastructure" involves the planning, design, financing, operations and maintenance of the defense infrastructure and related facilities and assets. Large military bases often have many of the same infrastructure requirements as small cities and regions, therefore many of the skill sets required to develop transportation, social infrastructure and energy and utilities infrastructure at military installations is very similar to skills sets required for civilian applications. DCS experts can assist both public and private sector clients in evaluating, planning, financing, developing, constructing, operating and managing all types of defense infrastructure assets, where we draw upon our experience and "know how" in both military and civilian applications.
In the public safety infrastructure segment, DCS experts can add significant value through application of innovative technologies and processes, and public-private partnerships (P3s). Our advisory services help our clients align the capabilities of private sector capital, innovation, "know-how", efficiencies, life-cycle operational and maintenance discipline, and management resources with the societal objectives of providing access to highly functional, high-quality and well-maintained defense infrastructure facilities. Our experts also have significant experience and competence in delivering defense infrastructure assets under various development, financing, operating and ownership models, including Design-Build (D-B), Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC), Design-Build-Finance (DBF), Operations & Maintenance (O&M), Design-Build-Transfer (DBT), Design-Build-Operate-Transfer (DBOT), Design-Build-Operate-Maintain (DBOM), Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain (DBFOM), Design-Build-Own-Operate (DBOO), Design-Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (DBOOT), and similar variations. We also have significant experience advising on Public-Private Partnership (P3) within the infrastructure/social infrastructure space. Our broad and global experience also includes all forms of P3 models, under long-term availability payment, user-fee and hybrid concession and/or lease transactions.
Within the defense infrastructure segment DCS experts maintain relationships with related project consultants and participants including: both international and local legal advisors; technical, engineering and environmental/social consultants, economic/market consultants; contractors, vendors and technology providers; strategic and financial equity sponsors; lenders (including commercial lenders, institutional lenders, bond funds and investment banks) and credit rating agencies (if applicable). We are always prepared and highly experienced in taking on a lead transaction advisory or project/program management role where we coordinate and manage (in some cases, procure and retain via subcontract) various technical, legal and other consultants required for the project. On behalf of our clients we are also prepared and accustomed to leading and concluding negotiations with governmental/public sector or equity sponsors, contractors and venders, lenders, rating agencies and regulators, as may be relevant for a given project.
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