Europe and Central Asia
Europe and Central Asia
Our expertise in all forms of transport continues to bring us a huge range of projects. Our skills in rail systems, tunnelling, bridges, infrastructure finance and project management has enabled us to establish a position as one of the rail sector’s leading players. We've added the Bergen light rail extension in Norway to our portfolio of metro projects, following ongoing work on similar light rail systems in the Netherlands, Azerbaijan and Czech Republic.
We’re leading design of a new rail line in Bulgaria, while in Poland we are upgrading an existing rail line for higher train speeds and supervising design and installation of European Train Control System signalling on the E65 railway between Warsaw and Katowice.
We’re at the forefront of the UK’s resurgent rail sector with leading roles on the country’s principal projects – High Speed Two, Crossrail, East London Line, London Underground station upgrades, Thameslink upgrade and the Northern Hub project.
In the highways sector, we supervised construction of 70km of the motorway between capital city Sofia and the Black Sea port of Burgas and are managing the country’s Transit Roads Project IV, involving upgrading, rehabilitation and reconstruction of 660km of roads. We're developing an integrated transport plan to improve sustainability and safety in Sofia.
In the UK we are working on projects for both Highways Agency and local councils, helping save money, satisfy briefs faster and improve conditions for drivers as well as save carbon.
We are taking a leading role in the drive to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions from buildings – proven in a number of projects in UK such as the offices for Google in London, Amsterdam, Moscow and Dublin.
In the UK we helped two buildings attain the highest sustainability rating Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) ‘Outstanding’ – the Dogs Trust new rehoming centre and the Houghton-le-Spring Primary Care Centre, the first healthcare building to achieve this rating.
We have been appointed as project manager for Abu Dhabi Plaza to be constructed in Astana, Kazakhstan. The mixed use commercial scheme is 500,000sq m and consists of four levels of basement car parking, a retail podium and five towers.
Meanwhile in Russia we’ve been putting our expertise to use on three shopping centres in Rostov-on-Don, St. Petersburg and Belaya Dacha on the outskirts of Moscow.
Our offices in Paris and Istanbul have achieved rapid success in the continent’s public private finance market.
We are established as the leading infrastructure finance consultancy in French-speaking Europe, with a portfolio including an 80,000 seat venue for the Fédération Française de Rugby, the iconic Nice Eco Stadium, and the Olympic-standard national velodrome at St Quentin, Paris. Also in Paris, we are lenders’ technical advisor on the French Ministry of Defence’s new €1 billion headquarters and a 160m tower for the French High Court. In neighbouring Belgium, we’re engaged on prisons, hospitals, schools, renewable energy, highways maintenance and waste management projects.
Adding to our project finance track record in Turkey’s airport sector, we are now helping to develop the country’s first ever healthcare public private partnership (PPP), the €440 million Kayseri Integrated Health Campus. We’re supporting the winning consortium of YDA Insaat Sanayi Ticaret and INSO Sistemi Per Le Infrastrutture Sociali. This is the first of 28 planned PPP health campus projects in Turkey.
We continue to play a leading role in the privately financed renewable energy market, with wind turbine projects in Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Spain and Turkey, and hydropower projects in Georgia, Albania and Turkey.
Assisting with energy market reform in the Balkans, we have an ongoing role providing technical advice during privatisation of Kosovo’s Power Distribution & Supply Company and we are developing stronger regulation and pricing for Turkey’s Energy Regulatory Authority.
We carried out planning, scheduling and cost estimating for the Pyhäjoki nuclear power plant in Finland, helping to reduce technical and commercial risk for client Fennovoima Oy. In Hungary, we have designed and supervised construction of the Bataapati nuclear waste repository serving the Park power station.
In the UK we are working with National Grid on two electricity substation alliances, as well as maintaining and upgrading the gas transmission network.
We’re working to improve water supply and quality while reducing the cost of operating and maintaining water and sewerage infrastructure with projects in Bulgaria, Ireland, Romania, Russia and Serbia.
In the UK we have close relationships with many of the country’s water utilities including Thames Water, Anglian Water and Yorkshire Water, helping them meet regulatory requirements while finding cost and quality benefits through innovation.
Following a major project in Albania to evaluate the safety of 195 dams supplying irrigation, the World Bank has appointed us to study the economic feasibility of constructing 14 new agricultural dams.