Consultant hopes to gain more local infrastructure jobs after work on £1m Odessa project

Mott MacDonald has been appointed by Odessa council to prepare the design and technical documentation and procurement services for a new sewerage system in Odessa, Ukraine.

The project, which will be funded by the World Bank, will complete the existing sewerage system in the south district of the city, which is working at capacity and as a result has created huge environmental issues for the local residents.

Mott MacDonald will oversee the preparation of designs, drawings, technical specifications and bills of quantities for the project. The consultancy will also provide pre-contract services and provide support in the bidding process for the selection of a contractor for the completion of the first package, which accounts for 4.9km of the sewerage system.

Radko Bucek, project director at Mott MacDonald, “We are delighted to be appointed on this important project for Odessa. This project offers a real opportunity to demonstrate our expertise and experience in water and wastewater projects around the world.”

Tanya Chekhet, Ukraine country manager for Mott MacDonald, said, “This project opens up an excellent opportunity for Mott MacDonald to be positioned to work with the Municipality of Odessa on more infrastructure projects.”

The project has a capital value of approximately £1 million and is due to be completed by February 2011.