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Global infrastructure projects

Infrastructure development is a key driver for economic growth and wellbeing of a country. Investment in infrastructure improves national, interregional and international networks and connectivity for people, business and trade.

Design Build Network’s global infrastructure projects dashboard provides analysis and insights into the global infrastructure construction activity, the infrastructure project pipeline, and the momentum index for global infrastructure projects.

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Global infrastructure project pipeline volume by country

Design Build Network provides insight into the number of new infrastructure projects in the world by country and stage of development.

As at the start of 2022, Design Build Network had identified 14,294 infrastructure projects over $25m at various stages of development, including 6,344 in execution.

By country, India was home to the highest number of infrastructure projects with 1,879 projects, followed by the US and China with 1,760 and 1,158 projects, respectively.

Global infrastructure project pipeline value by country

Design Build Network provides an analysis of the total investment value of infrastructure projects by country and stage of development, based on GlobalData’s construction projects database.

The total pipeline of new infrastructure construction projects over $25m had a combined value of $24.04tn at the start of 2022.

By country, China had the largest pipeline of over $25m new infrastructure projects, worth a total of $4.91tn, followed by the US and India with $2.04tn and $1.92tn, respectively.

China had infrastructure construction projects in the execution phase worth $3.18tn, followed by India with $979bn and the US with $950bn in 2021.

Momentum Index for global infrastructure projects

The momentum index is based on scoring the latest developments on projects from +5 to -5 based on the degree to which a development is positive, such as construction commencing or a contract awarded, or negative, such as delays or cancellations. The overall momentum score is the average score of all project developments in each month, weighted by the project values.

The infrastructure projects momentum index, which is based on GlobalData’s construction projects database, depicts the monthly and trend scores of projects.

Monthly score is the average event score for all project developments in each month, while the trend score is the three-month moving average of the monthly score.

Top 100 global infrastructure projects

Design Build Network has identified the world’s 100 biggest infrastructure projects by value as of May 2022 based on GlobalData’s construction projects database.

Skagerrak Railway Line, Sweden, High Speed 2 Rail Link, UK, and High-Speed Rail Line, US topped the list of the world’s 100 biggest infrastructure projects by value.

The top five projects together accounted for a combined value of $408.8bn.

Project Name Project Value(US$ m) Project Owner Location Stage
Skagerrak Railway line 110,000 Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) Norway;Sweden Planning
High Speed 2 Rail Link 86,000 High Speed Two Hs2 Ltd United Kingdom Execution
High-Speed Rail Line 80,300 California High-Speed Rail Authority United States Execution
Trans-Asean Railway Line 67,300 Ministry of Transport, Thailand Laos;Thailand;Cambodia;China;Singapore;Malaysia Execution
Tokyo to Nagoya Maglev Railway Line 65,222 Central Japan Railway Co Japan Execution
Gwadar–Kashgar Railway Line 62,000 Ministry of Railways, China;Ministry of Railways, Pakistan Pakistan;China Planning
Northern Powerhouse Rail 52,280 Department for Transport (DfT), UK;High Speed Two Hs2 Ltd;Network Rail Ltd;Transport for the North United Kingdom Planning
Tel Aviv Underground Metro System 45,527 NTA - Metropolitan Mass Transit System Israel Planning
Dalian-Yantai Undersea Railway Tunnel 42,395 State Council Of China China Planning
CST Freight Metro Tunnel 38,828 Forderverein Cargo Sous Terrain Switzerland Planning
Lyon-Turin High Speed Rail 38,080 Lyon Turin Ferroviare (LTF) Italy;France Execution
Grand Paris Express Metro Rail 37,415 Societe du Grand Paris (SGP) France Execution
Melbourne Suburban Rail Loop 36,666 Rail Projects Victoria;Victoria Government Australia EPC Award
King Abdulaziz International Airport Expansion 35,000 General Authority of Civil Aviation Saudi Arabia Execution
New Moscow Metro Line Development 34,000 SUE Moscow Metro Russia Execution
Delhi to Chennai High-Speed Railway Line 32,300 High Speed Rail Corporation of India;Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd India Study
Hamad International Airport Expansion 31,700 Hamad International Airport Steering Committee (HIA);New Doha International Airport Qatar Execution
Cross Island MRT Line 28,978 Land Transport Authority of Singapore Singapore EPC Award
Chuo Shinkansen Maglev Line Expansion: Nagoya to Osaka Section 28,400 Central Japan Railway Co Japan Planning
Floating Underwater Tunnels 25,000 Norwegian Public Roads Administration Norway Planning
Riyadh Metro 24,800 The Royal Commission for the City of Riyadh Saudi Arabia Execution
Trans-Sumatra High-Grade Highway 24,600 Ministry of Public Works, Indonesia Indonesia Execution
Crossrail Line I 23,770 Bechtel Corp;Crossrail Ltd United Kingdom Execution
Dubai Metro 23,000 Dubai Roads & Transport Authority United Arab Emirates Execution
Treno ad Alta Velocita High Speed Railway Line 22,600 Rete Ferroviaria Italiana Spa;SNCF Reseau France;Italy Execution
Mumbai-Nagpur High-speed Rail Corridor 21,322 Ministry of Railways, India India Planning
Sydney Metro West 19,631 Transport for NSW Australia EPC Award
Hong Kong International Airport Three-Runway System (3RS) 18,256 Hong-Kong Airport Authority Hong Kong Execution
Heathrow Airport Expansion 18,178 Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd United Kingdom Planning
Mumbai to Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor 17,201 National High Speed Rail Corp Ltd India Execution
Tehran Metro Line 17,000 Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Company (TUSRC) Iran Design
Tallinn to Helsinki Undersea Railway Tunnel 16,681 Harju County Government;Helsinki City Council;Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council;Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia;Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland;Tallinn city Government Estonia;Finland Planning
Dar Es Salaam-Isaka-Kigali/Keza-Musongati Railway Line 16,000 Reli Assets Holding Co Ltd;Rwanda Transport Development Agency Burundi;Tanzania;Rwanda Execution
John F. Kennedy International Airport Redevelopment 15,500 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey United States Execution
North-South Expressway Development 15,000 Ministry of Transport and Communications, Vietnam Vietnam Execution
Chennai Metro Rail 14,887 Chennai Metro Rail Ltd India Execution
Bulacan International Airport 14,510 Department of Transportation Philippines EPC Award
Tuas Mega Port Development 14,478 Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Singapore Execution
Tel Aviv Light Rail System 14,000 Ministry of Transport, National Construction and Road Safety, Israel;NTA - Metropolitan Mass Transit System Israel Execution
Yibin-Panzhihua Expressway 13,569 Department of Transportation Of Sichuan ProvInce China Execution
Muse-Mandalay-Kyaukphyu Railway Link 13,500 Ministry of Rail Transportation, Myanmar Myanmar Study
Westconnex Motorway 13,407 Construction NSW;Roads and Maritime Services;Transport for NSW Australia Execution
Quezon-Bicol Expressway 13,057 Department of Public Works and Highways Philippines Pre-Design
Trans-Hudson Tunnel Development 12,300 Gateway Program Development Corporation;National Railroad Passenger Corp;New Jersey Transit;The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey United States Pre-Design
Guangzhou-Zhanjiang High-Speed Railway 12,228 Guangdong Zhujiang Investments Co Ltd China Execution
Mumbai Metro Rail Development 12,000 Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority India Execution
Xining-Chengdu High-Speed Railway 11,809 Chenglan Railway Co Ltd China Execution
Istanbul New Airport 11,700 Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communications, Turkey Turkey Execution
Yangtze River Delta Intercity Rail Transit 11,400 China National Railway Group Co Ltd China Execution
North East Link Road Development 11,246 Department of Transport Australia EPC Award
Lower Thames Crossing 11,208 Highways England Co Ltd United Kingdom Tender
Chengdu Tianfu International Airport Development 11,000 Sichuan ProvInce Airport Group Co Ltd China Execution
Dhaka to Chittagong High-Speed Rail Line 11,000 Ministry of Railways, Bangladesh Bangladesh Design
Targu Mures-Iasi-Ungheni Motorway 10,670 Ministry of Transport and Construction, Romania;Ministry of Transport and Road Industry, Moldova Romania;Moldova Planning
Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel 10,556 Melbourne Metro Rail Authority;The Department of Transport, Victoria Australia Execution
Strait of Messina Bridge 10,411 ANAS SpA Italy Study
Sangley Point International Airport 10,312 Department of Transportation and Communications, Philippines;Government of Cavite Philippines Tender
Western Distributor 10,000 Transurban Group;VicRoads Australia Execution
Brenner Base Railway 9,858 Galleria di Base del Brennero Brenner Basistunnel BBT SE Austria;Italy Execution
Bogota Metro System 9,600 Metro De Bogota Colombia Execution
Hamad Port Development 9,500 New Port Project Steering Committee (NPP) Qatar Execution
Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit 9,500 PT Mass Rapid Transit Jakarta Indonesia Execution
Louisiana International Gulf Transfer Terminal 9,400 ABK Venture Group LLC;LIGTT Project Company LLC United States Planning
U-Tapao International Airport Expansion 9,340 Airports of Thailand Plc Thailand EPC Award
Purple Line Extension 9,300 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority United States Execution
Kuwait International Airport Expansion 9,300 Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Kuwait Kuwait Execution
Maryland Purple Line 9,300 Maryland Department of Transportation;Maryland Transit Administration United States Execution
Ruili-Menglian Expressway 9,205 Yunnan De meng Expressway Investment Development Co Ltd China Execution
Abu Dhabi Airport Expansion 9,200 Abu Dhabi Airports Co United Arab Emirates Execution
Navi Mumbai Metro Rail 9,098 City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra Ltd India Execution
Pan Borneo Highway Upgrade 9,000 Ministry of Works, Malaysia Malaysia Execution
Beijing Metro Line 22 (Pinggu Line) 8,866 Beijing Construction Investment Co Ltd;Beijing MTR Construction Administration Corporation China Execution
Moscow-Kazan Toll Road 8,864 AVTODOR Russia Execution
O'Hare International Airport Expansion II 8,500 Chicago Midway International Airport United States Execution
Henoko Runway Development 8,500 U.S. Department of Defense Japan Execution
Eglinton to Scarborough Crosstown LRT 8,400 Metrolinx Canada Execution
Second Gyeongbu Expressway 8,273 Ministry of Land, Construction and Transport, Korea South Korea Execution
Delhi-Mumbai Expressway 8,236 National Highways Authority of India India Execution
Montreal Metropolitan Light Rail Line Extension 8,209 City of Montreal;Government of Quebec;Ministry of Transport, Quebec Canada Planning
Ganga Expressway 8,100 Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority India Execution
LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment 8,000 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey United States Execution
Basra Grand Faw Port 8,000 Ministry of Transport, Iraq Iraq Execution
I-35 Highway Expansion 8,000 Texas Department of Transportation United States Tender
Autopista De La Prosperidad Development 8,000 Invias Colombia Execution
Bangkok Metro Orange Line 7,860 Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand Thailand Execution
M6 Motorway Expansion 7,850 Roads and Maritime Services Australia Execution
Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link 7,584 Femern AS Germany;Denmark Execution
Beijing Metro Line 17 7,562 Beijing MTR Construction Administration Corporation China Execution
Bahrain International Airport Expansion 7,500 Bahrain Airport Company Bahrain Execution
Mumbai to Nagpur Expressway 7,360 Maharashtra State Road Development Corp Ltd India Execution
Macau International Airport Expansion 7,355 Macau International Airport Co Ltd Macao Execution
Xi'an Xianyang International Airport Phase III Expansion 7,000 China West Airport Group China Execution
Belgrade to Bar Motorway 7,000 Geodata Engineering S.p.A;Ministry of Construction and Energy, Serbia;Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Telecommunications, Montenegro Serbia;Montenegro Execution
King Salman International Maritime Complex 6,800 Bahri;Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co Ltd;Lamprell Plc;Saudi Arabian Oil Co Saudi Arabia Execution
Jiuzhaigou-Mianyang Highway 6,755 Sichuan Expressway Construction Development Corporation;Sichuan Mianjiu Highway Co Ltd China Execution
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport 6,400 Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh Bangladesh Study
Makassar New Port Development 6,300 PT Pelabuhan Indonesia IV Indonesia Execution
Changsha Huanghua Airport East Expansion Phase II: Terminal 3 6,129 Hunan Airport Co Ltd Changsha Huanghua International Airport Branch China Execution
Urumqi International Airport North District Expansion 6,047 CAAC Xinjiang Regional Administration;China National Aviation Fuel Group Co Ltd;Urumqi Linkong Development and Construction Investment Group Co Ltd China Execution
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Expansion 6,000 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport United States Execution
Cherchell El Hamdania Port Development 6,000 Ministry of Transport, Algeria Algeria Execution
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport Phase I Expansion 5,924 Shenzhen Airport (Group) Co Ltd China Execution
Source: GlobalData Construction Projects Database

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