Egis, with headquarters in Paris, is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors. It has just issued a statement about its role in linking the railway networks of Ukraine and Moldova with that of the European Union.
Ukraine and Moldova are facing logistical and economic challenges as a result of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. The railway integration project will increase the resilience of the transport system and the logistic chains by reducing their vulnerability to exceptional events, such as the current blockade of Ukrainian ports.
Rail transport can play a key role by revealing the existing logistics potential, boosting post-war trade, and supporting Ukraine's reconstruction.
In July 2023, the European Commission and the European Investment Bank published a strategy for the integration of the railway networks of Ukraine, Moldova, and the EU. An Egis team assisted with this crucial project that will improve connectivity with the EU and increase the capacity of the new export corridors. Besides, the project will ensure an environmentally safe, climate-friendly, and competitive transport offer, which is the foundation for future investments.
Egis signed a contract for the “Support to the Pre-feasibility study for a new EU standard-gauge railway corridor connecting Poland, Ukraine, Romania and Moldova” in April 2023. Within the project framework, the Egis team worked with JASPERS (Joint Assistance in Supporting Projects in European Regions, a partnership between the European Commission and the EIB).
The main task of Egis was to support JASPERS in finalizing the pre-feasibility study and complementing the sections already developed by JASPERS experts. The leading company was Egis in Poland, while the donor and client of the project was the European Investment Bank, at the request of the European Commission.
The main areas of support from Egis were:
• Estimation of the potential costs of implementing various railway modernization options;
• Assistance of JASPERS in analyzing the current situation, with a focus on logistical, organizational, and legal aspects, rolling stock, and description of existing railway networks;
• Identification of relevant measures for the strategy in the logistic, organizational, and legal areas.
Egis designs and operates intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
About Egis in Ukraine
Egis has been present in Ukraine since 1993, working with both private clients and on projects financed by international financial institutions as well as the Ukrainian government. The company's main activities include civil engineering, road, and bridge construction; water supply and drainage; urban transport; ports; rail; energy efficiency, and environmental management. The main office in Kyiv is also a regional hub for the company's activities in the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Today, Egis in Ukraine is involved in the implementation of many projects for Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction, building back better, stronger, and more resilient. Using European standards and local experience Egis experts are working to create an intelligent and sustainable future for communities in Ukraine.
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