Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT)
BOT is a type of contract which combines various types of expertise:
BOT is more than a service, it is a real partnership between Degrémont and its customers.
For Degrémont, it is a true area of know-how and one of its four major activities. A service of the BOT kind can be offered when the customer (local authority, region, state or even industrial group) wants the private partner to be fully involved in the project management, even including responsibility for financing.
In return, the customer undertakes to pay for the service provided for them according to a rate covering both the plant operating activity and also the amortisation of the capital invested. The plant is transferred to the customer at the end of the contract, which generally lasts 20 to 30 years. The latter, of course, has the benefit of the technical expertise and know-how provided by Degrémont throughout the contract.
BOT is a multidisciplinary activity, which brings into play Degrémont’s historical competences and supplements what it offers commercially, going beyond the traditional areas of design-build and operation.