We have a pleasure to participate in one more important study, covering the Western Balkan region (WB6) and focusing on connectivity projects in transport and energy sector. The study is developed by the IPF3 Consortium, lead by Mott MacDonald and the beneficiary is European Commission, DG NEAR (Directorate-General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations).
The geographic coverage of the Connectivity Gap Analysis is the countries of the Western Balkans that are eligible for grants under the WBIF, and the IPA programme. The Analysis will also cover the connectivity of the Western Balkans with neighboring countries along the TEN-T and TEN-E networks. The strategic objectives of are:
1. To identify the gaps in the connectivity networks – Energy and Transport – and define the segments of infrastructure required to close the gaps.
2. To review the present status of project identification, planning and preparation for each segment and assess the maturity of each segment.
3. To identify the programme timeline, activities and budget for each segment to move the status from project preparation to project implementation.
4. To prepare an overall prioritised programme of segments, with identified project preparation and other actions, required to allow construction activities to commence.
ELEM & ELGO signed a contract with Mott MacDonald to cover one Energy Transmission Expert position, responsible for Energy / electricity projects and interface with GIS sub-team to develop GIS application with all projects and findings of the study.
The study is to be delivered by beginning of June 2016.