EDF has been named as the second biggest infrastructure owner in the world, beaten only by the US government.
And of the other organisations in the top 10 owners’ ranking, seven are energy companies.
The Bentley Infrastructure 500 lists both public and private sector owners of infrastructure and is based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, measured by reported net tangible fixed assets.
The US government owns infrastructure worth $282bn, while EDF owns $186bn. Third place goes to Russian oil and gas giant Gazprom, with assets worth $161bn. The other energy players in the top 10 are PetroChina, Exxon Mobil, Petrobras, Shell and Italian energy company Enel Spa.
By country, the US is the biggest owner of infrastructure, followed by Japan, China, France and then the UK.
The full top 10 is:
1) US government;
4) PetroChina Co;
5) Exxon Mobil Corp;
7) Royal Dutch Shell;
8) US Department of the Army;
9) Enel Spa;
10) Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp.