We’re working to improve water quality while reducing the cost of operating and maintaining water and sewerage infrastructure, with projects in Sofia, Haskovo, Plodiv, Burgas, and St. Zagora. We’re upgrading infrastructure and introducing improved management technologies and techniques, including procurement and contract advice, project management, hydraulic modeling, and leakage detection systems.
The Bulgarian government appointed us as technical advisor to develop a new wastewater treatment plant and related sewerage infrastructure in Haskovo, as part of a European Investment Bank-funded initiative. The town’s untreated wastewater had been discharged into the Haskovska River. The treatment plant improves the water quality of the Aegean Sea, contributes towards a better environment, and reduces the risk to public health. The effluent standard complies with EC Directive 91/271/ EEC and the treatment and disposal of sludge complies with relevant EC directives.
We've been helping to project-manage the country's ongoing program of road and bridge rehabilitation. We supervised construction of 43 miles (70 kilometers) of motorway between the Bulgarian capital Sofia and the Black Sea port of Burgas. We are currently managing the country’s Transit Roads Project IV, involving upgrading, rehabilitation and reconstruction of 410 miles (660 kilometers) of primary roads. This mammoth program of work is funded by the Government of Bulgaria and the European Investment Bank. We're also developing an integrated transport plan to improve sustainability and safety in Sofia.
European Union funding aimed at improving connectivity and reducing the volume of freight carried by road is fueling significant work in the heavy rail sector. We led preliminary design, environmental impact, and economic viability studies for a 55-mile (88-kilometer) rail line between Radomir and Gueshevo.
We have been busy on a range of essential environmental projects. We provided technical assistance including training to the Ministry of Environment and Water for a €60 million EU-funded project to implement six regional waste disposal sites in Montana, Pernik, Rousse, Sevlievo, Silistra, and Sozopol, plus a transfer station in Primorsko on the Black Sea.