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Key Services

Meneren provides a unique combination of services for the full life-cycle of a project, including PPP's:

- Project Evaluation and Due Diligence, including Market Assessments, Technical and Financial Feasibility Studies, Technology Assessments, and Risk Assessments

- Project Formation, including formation of World-Class Consortia with Technical, Financial and Operational Partners

- Project Financial Planning and Structuring, including Capital Formation, Debt and Equity Financing, Credits, Guarantees, and IFI Participation

- Project Management, including Legal and Technical Services (cost and schedule management, and start-up)

- Merger and Acquisition Support, including Due Diligence, Financial Analysis, Negotiation, and Integration Planning

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In Memoriam

Stephen T. Guthrie, age 71, Chief Financial Officer and a Managing Director of Denver-based Meneren Corporation, passed away on the 6th of October, after a long and courageous battle with metastatic melanoma. Steve has been a treasured part of the Meneren family since 1994, and his work has benefitted many people worldwide.  Steve is survived by his wife Judy Guthrie of Larkspur, Colorado, his daughter Jennifer Guthrie Vietas of Okinawa Japan, and his daughter Cynthia Guthrie Orleans of Frisco, Texas.

Steve's kind and thoughtful presence will be greatly missed by his family, friends, co-workers, and all of those who his life has touched.

More information about his services, and a family Guestbook are available at:  http://obit.horancares.com/obitdisplay.html?task=Print&id=980144

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October 27th, 2010

10th Annual World Free Zone Convention, 2010

The Chairman & CEO of Denver-based Meneren Corporation, Mr. William A. Tolbert, was an invited guest speaker at the 10th Annual World Free Zone Convention, which was held this year in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, from the 31st of October to the 4th of November.  Over 100 global leaders in International Free Trade Zone development and operations attended this annual event.  Mr. Tolbert was asked to speak on the topic of "Responses by Government to the Economic Crisis and Effects on Inward Investment".  A copy of his presentation can be download from this link.

In addition, Mr. Tolbert was given the privilege of authoring the history of the host Free Zone for a special section of the Khaleej Times, the principal newspaper of the United Arab Emirates.  See the article at this link.

It should be noted that the Rulers Court today also announced with deep regret, the sad demise of His Highness Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.  At the same time it announced that the convention will take place as scheduled, but without any celebrations or entertainments.

 

February 18th , 2010

Natural Resource/Commodity Focused Ventures

For the past year, Meneren Corporation, a US-based international project development/project management company, studied the changes taking place in global financial markets.  As the uncertainty in traditional global financial markets continued to grow, Meneren saw more and more smart businessmen and investors (including high net worth individuals and sovereign funds) begin to look increasingly into a wide range of natural resource focused markets (commodities) and related investments.

Although the early investor targets were mostly related to metals and energy resources, many wise investors were increasingly turning their focus to other commodity markets, including agricultural/food products and the logistical chains associated with moving perishable commodities.

Based on what it  saw happening in global markets, Meneren Corporation began working with two groups of international partners to develop two strategic, large scale, international natural resource projects which provide access to major commodity markets involving high quality food chains.

These two projects that Meneren staff have been actively working on include:

1.       A major new, dedicated specialty port and perishables logistics center on the Panama Canal.  This multi-modal logistics center project is being driven by a group of large South and Central American agricultural cooperatives interested in building a dedicated perishable foods logistical chain in Latin America that includes consolidation, processing and shipping, of perishable products produced in one of the largest food production regions in the world.  The project has  strong political support and is being led by one of the largest fruit and vegetable exchanges in the hemisphere.

2.       A major agricultural/farming industry initiative in the Republic of South Africa that involves exclusive farming and agricultural ownership and off-take joint venture agreements for a wide spectrum of agricultural products.  This project has the support of South African government officials and large industry land owners.  Large Arab and Indian trading companies and sovereign funds have already started "developing" agricultural lands and farms in this and other rich South African agricultural regions as part of a strategic move to develop fresh commodity chains. 

Both of the above projects could allow international business partners to participate in global food commodity production and related supply chains.  Both will benefit local farmers and producers seeking to improve the quality and quantity of production of their products, while expanding their international market links.

Both of the above projects provide a unique opportunity to structure high quality perishable food supply lines with state of the art "chain of custody" tracking systems that ensure a long term supply of high quality, traceable, food commodities, including Halal Certified food products.

December 3rd, 2007 

Latin America’s First “Branded City” Planned for Panama Gold Coast

Meneren Corporation, a US-based international project development/project management company today announced that it expects to resume completion of the detailed master plan for a 3,000 Hectare waterfront community along the Gold Coast of Panama, in Cocle Province.

The preliminary master plan for this new community was crafted by internationally recognized North American master planning firms in 2006.  It provided for 10,000 residential units situated on a series of golf courses, fresh and salt water marina’s, and an equestrian center. 

The incorporation of a Village Center, with commercial and retail space, an Ecological Center, several resort hotels, casino’s and spa’s, combine to create what is called a “Branded City” in booming overseas markets.  Branded Cities have been very successful because their Developers have the ability to plan, design and build a fully sustainable community from the ground up. Grand Panama, as it is being called, will have an ultimate population of 25,000 and provide post-construction employment for an estimated 5,000 Panamanian’s.

Grand Panama, will be designed and constructed using important “Sustainable Development” principles.  Meneren Corporation was previously selected by the United Nations to complete a specialized development master plan to protect one of the most sensitive ecological treasures in the Eastern Hemisphere, and Meneren hopes to make Grand Panama one of the “greenest” large scale projects in the America’s—something that the people of Panama can be especially proud of.

Meneren Corporation and its technical team have global experience in planning commercial marina’s and commercial cruise terminals, and believe that integrating a “mega-yacht” harbor into the Grand Panama master plan will benefit locals and international visitors to Panama and the region.

The initial master plan effort for Grand Panama was suspended when the land which had been sold to Grand Panama International Ltd, Meneren’s Client, became entangled in one of the most contentious Probate Court disputes in Panama’s history.  After a year and a half of intimidating charges and counter charges between the Legatee’s and the Executor of the estate, Meneren is now hoping that the land purchase can be allowed to go forward by the Panama’s courts in order to finalize the master plan and Government permitting process over the next months. 

Point of Contact:  Bill Tolbert, 1-303-221-3369

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World Leader in Sustainable Development Joins Meneren Corporation as Senior Vice President-International

 

January 2006--Meneren Corporation is honored to announce that its executive team has been joined by Mr. Nicholas Sonntag, a seasoned international executive and recognized global expert in field of Sustainable Development.  Mr. Sonntag will serve as Meneren’s Senior Vice President International Mr. Sonntag comes to Meneren Corporation from CH2M HILL International, where he was President of CH2M HILL’s China and Canadian operations.  Mr. Sonntag previously served as the Executive Director of the Stockholm Environmental Institute and was Chief of Staff to the United Nations-UNCED Secretary General, Maurice Strong (1992 Earth Summit).  The addition of Mr. Sonntag's expertise adds to the strong conservation and renewable energy credentials of the Meneren executive team and reflects the commitment of Meneren Corporation to incorporate Sustainable Development principles, systems, and materials in all of its global infrastructure programs.

 

Meneren Corporation Selected as Project Integrator for

Grand Panama Pacific Resort

 

Meneren Corporation has been selected by Grand Panama International Ltd, I.B.C. to serve as the Project Integrator for a new 6,900 acre Pacific beachfront resort/development 90 minutes West of Panama City, Panama.  This major resort development will include a master planned community with 5 golf course residential developments, an equestrian center, a beach resort, a 5-star hotel/casino, and three new marina's, including one designed specifically for super yachts.  Meneren Corporation is also an equity holder in the project. (October 2005)

 

Meneren Corporation Leads Consortium in Final Negotiations for

30-year BOT Concession for UAE Regional Airport

 

Meneren formed and leads the international consortium (RKT Airport Management Services FZC - "RAMS") that is in final negotiations for taking over the national airport of Ras Al Khaimah.  The Meneren consortium, which includes ADC Canada (a successful international airport operating company), Meneren UAE FZC (a successful mega-project integrator), and IAS (a project investment company owned by H.H. Prince Idris Al-Senussi. The concession agreement provides exclusive rights to operate the existing RAK airport (passenger and cargo) and further develop the adjoining 18 Square Hectares of commercial and industrial land. Meneren Corporation is an equity holder in RAMS.  (October 2005)

 

Meneren Corporation Selected to Lead Master Development Planning for

Templin Airport, Berlin Germany

 

Meneren Corporation has been selected by Templin Airport Corporation Inc., to lead the development of the Master Development Plan (MDP) for this 1486 Hectare dedicated cargo airport 43 km NE of Berlin.  Templin Airport, which has one of the longest and best maintained runways in Europe, was a former Russian strategic bomber base that will serve as a major regional cargo hub for cargo carriers and express courier package services.  The MDP is expected to lead to a 200 million Euro expansion and upgrade program.  (July 2005)

 

Meneren Corporation Opens New Offices

in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

 

Infrastructure development is booming in the UAE.  There are more construction cranes in the air in Dubai than in Beijing.  A recent real estate-based IPO (public offering on the Dubai exchange) was intended to raise 2 billion Durham's (about $540 million USD) was oversubscribed by 57 times (100+ billion Durham's)!  Based on Meneren' past work in the region and its successful relationships with several Royal Family members, it formed "Meneren UAE FZC" as a subsidiary and has set up offices in Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai. Meneren is currently engaged in the development of a regional airport, various Free Zone properties, waterfront land development, and a new cruise terminal. (April 2005)

 

Meneren Corporation Helps Develop New Airport

and Free Zone in Quito Ecuador

 

Meneren Corporation has created a commercial development plan for the 220 Ha Export Processing Zone portion of a new $500 million BOT green-field international airport in Quito, Ecuador. The commercial Free Zone Park is part of a 1700 Ha Free Zone site that includes the new airport. The Meneren FZ development plan included creating the economic models for the adjoining Export Processing Zone which can be linked to taxiways for Just-In-Time manufacturing activities. Meneren worked closely with an international consortium in the development of QUIPORT. The consortium included AECON of Canada and the Canadian Commercial Corporation (a Crown Corporation), Houston Airport Development Corporation, CORPAC, Airport Development Corporation (ADC) of Canada, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, (the projects London-based financiers), and Marshall Macklin Monaghan. (October 2004)  (Update:  The $500 million+ financial closing took place in August 2005).

 

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Meneren Corporation Teams with CH2M HILL on NY Port Project

 

Meneren Corporation teamed with CH2M HILL, North America's top ranked environmental firm, on a project to structure a Public-Private-Partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) for the safe disposal of contaminated dredge materials. Meneren Corporation helped to structure the legal structure for the model Public-Private-Partnership (PPP).  Meneren Corporation also developed business and financial models for the PPP and identified sources of local, state, and federal funding, along with private foundation and non-profit funding applicable to this project. The Meneren structured project would result in a savings to the PANYNJ of approximately $70 million in environmental remediation costs.  

 

 

The existing central city Quito airport is difficult to access by air.

 

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