PF2 is PFI’s much trumpeted successor but its use remains limited. By contrast, the UK Guarantees scheme announced in October that energy, road and rail projects worth £33 billion had passed the first hurdle in getting a government infrastructure guarantee, with 40 such projects being at the so-called “pre-qualification” stage. These projects include many high profile energy projects such as the Helius 100MW biomass energy generation facility at Avonmouth and the Hinkley C nuclear power plant.