Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme
Presentation to NZ Infrastructure Summit
2 April 2014
Presentation outline
1. Freshwater in Hawke’s Bay
2. Tukituki catchment issues & the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme
3. RW...
Hawke’s Bay
Catchments
Hawke’s Bay has plenty of water
• Hence extensive flood protection infrastructure assets
But is summer dry
• Has significa...
Freshwater in Hawke Bay, June 2013
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
1 July 1 August 1 September 1 October 1 November 1 December 1 January 1 February 1 March 1 April 1 May...
Water Management in Tukituki Catchment
1 = problem action & inaction
2 = storage pre-feasibility
3 = full feasibility
4 = ...
Environmental benefits
• Direct environmental benefits =
o flushing flows for removing algae
o increased river flows from ...
Economic Benefits to Hawke's Bay Region from the RWSS
Governed by:
5 Independent Directors
Dedicated RWS sub-committee
• Agribusiness
• Water strategy
• PPP/SPV Commercial Lawy...
• Water supply business that supplies water to users on volumetric charge basis
Farmer do not have to be, but can be, inve...
Proposed infrastructure
• One large dam 83m high
• Distribution network for approx 26,000 ha
• River corridors offer alter...
Delivering the proposition
Consenting
Uptake
Financing
Design&Construction
Contractual & Financial Close Target June 2014
...
Consenting – 6 May (EPA lodged) to April 15 2014 - Draft Decision
Final Decision 28 May
• Resource consent application for...
D&C Procurement – Feb 2013 (EOI) to Mid 2014 (ready to construct)
Design and construction for the Scheme is being procured...
D&C offer
Storage
• Central Core Rockfill Dam 83 m high
• Static storage approx 98 Million m3
• 6.5 megs hydro
Distributio...
Commercial Manager Appointed
Engagement with farmer stakeholder group to establish earlybird incentive framework
Engage wi...
Water Access & Uptake
• We currently hold 110 EOI’s, for 44 Mm3 water or 13,000+ hectares
• 47% of the water under EOI, wo...
Summary and Recap
Scheme development approach
1. Ensure the scheme is part of an overall catchment water strategy
2. Seek ...
Hurdles/risks/challenges/opportunities
1. Workable consent – April – go – no go
> We’ve lost 3 months in our critical path...
Andrew Newman, CEO, Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd - Case Study – The Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme
Andrew Newman, CEO, Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd - Case Study – The Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme
Andrew Newman, CEO, Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd - Case Study – The Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme
Andrew Newman, CEO, Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd - Case Study – The Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme
Andrew Newman, CEO, Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd - Case Study – The Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme
Andrew Newman, CEO, Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd - Case Study – The Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme
Andrew Newman, CEO, Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd - Case Study – The Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme
Andrew Newman, CEO, Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd - Case Study – The Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme
Andrew Newman, CEO, Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd - Case Study – The Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme
Andrew Newman, CEO, Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd - Case Study – The Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme
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Andrew Newman, CEO, Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd - Case Study – The Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme

  1. 1. Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme Presentation to NZ Infrastructure Summit 2 April 2014
  2. 2. Presentation outline 1. Freshwater in Hawke’s Bay 2. Tukituki catchment issues & the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme 3. RWSS business model – A few basic stats 4. Delivering the proposition – Regulatory security – Design & construct procurement and the infrastructure offer – Water access & uptake – Finance & structuring 5. Summary – Scheme development approach – Hurdles, risks, challenges & opportunities
  3. 3. Hawke’s Bay Catchments
  4. 4. Hawke’s Bay has plenty of water • Hence extensive flood protection infrastructure assets But is summer dry • Has significant seasonal limits when the water is most needed and has highest value • Long-term drying trend • Very low river flows in typical summers • Poorer water quality in lowland areas in part coupled with the low flows issue, part urban Has traditionally dealt with not enough water solely through a regulatory approach • Traditional planning instruments on their own lack flexibility when dealing with change (average 8 years) The Water Challenge
  5. 5. Freshwater in Hawke Bay, June 2013
  6. 6. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 1 July 1 August 1 September 1 October 1 November 1 December 1 January 1 February 1 March 1 April 1 May 1 June SoilMoisture(%) Month Onga Onga - Average Daily Soil Moisture 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 Field capacity
  7. 7. Water Management in Tukituki Catchment 1 = problem action & inaction 2 = storage pre-feasibility 3 = full feasibility 4 = full scheme operational assessment & final business case Following 3 years of feasibility studies, examination of 20+ sites for water storage options (large and small), and extensive stakeholder consultation, the team is on track for determining final financial viability by June 2014
  8. 8. Environmental benefits • Direct environmental benefits = o flushing flows for removing algae o increased river flows from irrigation return flows • Offsetting the economic cost of Tukituki plan change = o the Plan change will improve the river environment through lifting minimum flows, setting regulatory limits for nutrients o the RWSS can mitigate the economic impacts as an alternative source of water • Estimated value $50 to $80 million
  9. 9. Economic Benefits to Hawke's Bay Region from the RWSS
  10. 10. Governed by: 5 Independent Directors Dedicated RWS sub-committee • Agribusiness • Water strategy • PPP/SPV Commercial Lawyer • Large Civil Works Engineer • Cultural & Mana Whenua Advisor Operational Assessment Scheme delivery • CEO and RWSS Internal team with assistance from:  Infrastructure Financing Experts  Large Dam Enginering Advisor  Legal (PPP, Securities Law)  Resource Consent / EPA Scheme Governance The below comprehensive current and future governance structure will ensure a robust investment recommendation is made, and contractual frameworks will protect end users against inherent natural monopoly market power Scheme Sponsorship Advisory
  11. 11. • Water supply business that supplies water to users on volumetric charge basis Farmer do not have to be, but can be, investors • Business owns and operates storage and distribution infrastructure – supplies water to farm gate • Modified BOOT-like model, with SPV operating business for defined concession period (70 years) • Assets revert to HBRC (or its successor) for nil compensation at end of concession period (Iwi & local investors rights carry through) • Concession deed with HBRC controls many public good aspects of project • Water users have long term, take or pay, contracts, but some water available for spot market Scheme Model
  12. 12. Proposed infrastructure • One large dam 83m high • Distribution network for approx 26,000 ha • River corridors offer alternative distribution • Approx 80,000 ha in catchment irrigable based on slope class 0 – 7 degrees • Depending on land use and consumption very high reliability water for up to 30,000 ha.
  13. 13. Delivering the proposition Consenting Uptake Financing Design&Construction Contractual & Financial Close Target June 2014 Environmental, Social, Technical & Economic Feasibility Established October 2012 Parallel Work Streams Structuring
  14. 14. Consenting – 6 May (EPA lodged) to April 15 2014 - Draft Decision Final Decision 28 May • Resource consent application for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme and Tukituki River Catchment Resource Management Plan Change lodged by way of a joint EPA process (6 May) • The Plan Change will increase minimum flows and set water quality standards to promote efficient water usage and environmental sustainability • The Plan Change will increase minimum flows and set water quality standards to promote efficient water usage and environmental sustainability
  15. 15. D&C Procurement – Feb 2013 (EOI) to Mid 2014 (ready to construct) Design and construction for the Scheme is being procured through a competitive global process February 2013 EOI Strong local & global interest 5 fully formed responses: March 2013 Short List - Boygues & OHL/Hawkins selected - Significant experience constructing dams in seismic areas - Innovative approach to optimise D&C outcome - Local involvement promoted through HB subcontractors - Underwriting by two of world’s largest constructors mitigates completion risk November 2013 Select Preferred Select preferred D&C provider based on two fully costed bid designs: Fixed - time Fixed - price Design compliant Design Phase Fully costed design 1 Fully costed design 2 Refinement Scheduling Documentation Mid 2014 Financial Close Negotiation December-Feb 13/14
  16. 16. D&C offer Storage • Central Core Rockfill Dam 83 m high • Static storage approx 98 Million m3 • 6.5 megs hydro Distribution • Primary distribution 16 kms canal, 17 km pipe • Secondary distribution approx 200 km pipe • Pressure = 35 m head across pipe network Further optimisation • Run of river takes Tukituki mainstem • Ground water swaps? • Hydro
  17. 17. Commercial Manager Appointed Engagement with farmer stakeholder group to establish earlybird incentive framework Engage with farmer advisor network Release farm budgets to farmers On farm field days (Dairy, Arable, Sheep+Beef) Sign Expressions of Interest with Potential Water Users 1. Release of Information memorandum for select capital raising amongst eligible investors including farmers 2. Convert EOIs to long term Water User Agreements Uptake – April 2013 (EOIs released) to Ongoing April 2013 2012 December 2012 March - April 2013 April 2013 to November 2013 Mid 2014: Target Contractual & Financial Close February 2014 to Mid 2014 November 2013 to Feb 14 Preparation of Preliminary Information Memorandum/Information Memorandum/ Water User Agreement
  18. 18. Water Access & Uptake • We currently hold 110 EOI’s, for 44 Mm3 water or 13,000+ hectares • 47% of the water under EOI, would equate to 27,500 ha on current metres cube per ha • Aiming to contract 40 Mm3 water at financial close • Contractual elements:  Water Price – 23 c take of pay + 3 cents for pressure  35 year contract  CPI inflator with reset mechanism  Farm environmental management plan • Opportunity for investment via Information Memorandum for eligible investors (Irrigators/ Hawke’s Bay Investors)
  19. 19. Summary and Recap Scheme development approach 1. Ensure the scheme is part of an overall catchment water strategy 2. Seek to create regulatory security 3. Seek to manage demand and construction risk through a public private sector alliance 4. Aim to complete final go no go proposition inside 5 years 5. Take a systematic approach – pre feasibility, feasibility and final business case. 6. To achieve these timeframes – run work-streams in parallel & resource adequately
  20. 20. Hurdles/risks/challenges/opportunities 1. Workable consent – April – go – no go > We’ve lost 3 months in our critical path in this work-stream 2. Securing committed revenue from farmers mid year – go - no go 3. Aligning compatible investors and settling the capital structure mid year – go – no go > the final capital structure will fold in behind revenue 4. Keeping the build process & critical path aligned 5. RWSS may create new ground for rural water infrastructure in its approach to > consenting > procurement > capital structure > Bulk water supply business model Biggest current risk/opportunity = time and momentum
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