According to The Australian Financial Review, infrastructure funds are brushing up on LNG plants, pipes and jetties, in expectation of a potential asset selldown in Queensland by global major Royal Dutch Shell.
As the big domestic infrastructure teams start thinking about assets up for grabs in the new year, it is understood their focus has turned to so-called "common facilities" at Shell's QCLNG venture, which is one of the big LNG exporters in Queensland.
Investment bank Rothschild is understood to be working with Shell to help consider its options at the project, including thinking about ways to release capital via the sale and leaseback of its infrastructure assets.
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