Whitehelm Capital

One of the world’s largest independent infrastructure managers.

Whitehelm Capital is one of the world’s most experienced infrastructure investors and investment strategy advisors. With an outstanding track record spanning over 18 years, $4.4 billion of funds under management and $16 billion in funds under advice we are one of the world’s largest independent infrastructure managers

We are a ‘long-term’ investor, partnering with clients to invest in assets that protect real investment value while providing predictable cash returns. This is achieved by investing in assets with clear and measurable cashflows and paying a price below our fundamental assessment of long-term value.  Our investment advisory team works with clients on investment strategy, portfolio construction, risk management, new product development and manager selection.

Whitehelm Capital is located in Sydney, London and Canberra. The business is 70% owned by staff and 30% by Challenger Limited (ASX:CGF), one of Australia’s biggest financial services providers with $57.6 billion in assets, through its Fidante Partners multi-boutique funds management platform.

Case Studies

Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is the operator and manager of Brisbane Airport in South East Queensland under the terms of a 50 year lease (plus a 49 year option to extend) acquired from the Commonwealth of Australia. BAC was established by the Commonwealth Bank and Schiphol Australia as the special purpose bid vehicle to acquire Brisbane Airport in 1997.

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Oaklands Hill

The Oaklands Hill Wind Farm is a 67 MW capacity wind farm that is located in Glenthompson, Victoria, Australia. Oaklands Hill consists of 32 x 2.1MW Suzlon S88 V3A wind turbines and is connected to Powercor’s distribution network.

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Rowville Transmission Facility

Rowville Transmission Facility (RTF) is a special purpose vehicle that owns an electrical transformation and switching facility located in Rowville, in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria. Electricity arrives at RTF from the Latrobe valley through three 500 kV transmission lines. This power is then stepped down to 220 kV for onward transmission to SPI PowerNet (a subsidiary of SP AusNet). RTF’s revenues are provided by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) on an availability basis. Its operations are outsourced to SP AusNet, which receives a fee for this service.

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