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Capital Projects & Infrastructure

Capital Projects & Infrastructure

Improving delivery of major projects and the use of capital assets

Long-term success in Capital Projects & Infrastructure requires effective capital deployment, while building the right teams, capabilities, and operating models.
We help clients create Change that Matters by optimizing their portfolios, designing teams and project organizations with the right capabilities for capital excellence, and harnessing disruptive digital technologies that are changing the way projects are planned, built, and operated.

How we serve our clients

Digital & Innovation

We work alongside our clients to navigate changes and undertake digital transformations that set them up for long-term success.

McKinsey Capital Project Ventures

We collaborate with project owners and investors to pair capital with commercially viable infrastructure projects.

McKinsey Major Project Delivery

We help large capital projects stick the landing with independent expertise, free from the competing interests of participating... stakeholders.

Portfolio Optimization

Our innovative approach to sustaining capex consistently helps clients reduce their capital spend.


We design project organizations and owner’s teams, support capability building, and help implement management processes that enable... project success.


Steffen Fuchs

Senior Partner, Dallas
Steffen leads McKinsey’s global work in capital productivity with a focus on digital and innovation. He works across multiple regions, including...

Roberto Fantoni

Senior Partner, São Paulo
Leads the Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practice in Latin America, serving some of the largest industry leaders and a few major family-owned...

Olivier Legrand

Senior Partner, Singapore
Leads McKinsey’s Capital Productivity & Infrastructure Practice in Asia, and coleads our Operations Practice, with deep expertise in large-scale...

Sangeeth Ram

Senior Partner, Dubai
Supports clients in real-estate investment, development, construction, and management.

Gernot Strube

Senior Partner, Munich
Leads the Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practice in Europe and coleads the Operations Practice, advising clients in the infrastructure, aerospace,...

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Global Infrastructure Initiative

Our research suggests up to 40 percent of global infrastructure and capital project investment is poorly spent because of bottlenecks, lack of innovation, and market failures. McKinsey established the GII to address these issues, promote economic growth, and contribute to more resilient and secure communities.


Infrastructure Projects Analytics Tool

The tool tracks up to 60 characteristics of more than 100,000 projects worldwide by geography and sector and gives visibility to early-stage projects, prefinancing, and tendering.

Road and bridge benchmarking

It is hard for national and local governments or even private operators to accurately estimate the cost of building roads and... bridges. As a result, they end up accepting very different tenders for essentially similar projects—which all too often run above the agreed price and schedule. McKinsey’s road-and-bridge-benchmarking tool, which analyzes 17,000 construction projects, helps asset owners understand what projects should cost and at which point in the development process costs and schedules typically go adrift. As such, it is a powerful negotiating and risk-management tool that can help asset owners capture significant value.

E&C benchmarking: Pinpointing the drivers of performance in engineering and construction

Comparing the profit margins of leading engineering and construction companies reveals wide disparities in performance. The causes,... and how to fix them, are uncovered by a three-stage analysis designed to help companies create and capture value.

McKinsey Infrastructure Diagnostic

An algorithm-based pipeline-assessment tool that helps project owners and potential investors evaluate the regulatory and financial... environment.

Advanced analytics with QuantumBlack

Advanced analytics is one of the most powerful tools available to today’s capital-projects stakeholders.


Getting smart about capital spending

An energy company transforms how it plans capital projects, freeing up billions to enter new markets.

An engineering and construction giant reignites profitable growth

Better strategy and strong leadership pipeline unlock growth, boost revenues, and safeguard margins.

Fresh thinking for a sustainable city

A city cuts public debt and improves services–taking bold steps to reshape key agencies, generate income from state land, and spend taxpayers’ money better.

From gridlock to green light: making city transport work

A congested megacity uses big data and open innovation to deliver rapid improvements in public transit, traffic flows, and infrastructure spend.

New at McKinsey Blog

Blog Post

McKinsey welcomes Westney Consulting, a leading capital-projects consultancy

– The acquisition further helps us ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of our clients capital projects.

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