The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe selects an Eptisa project as case study

The projects were presented at an international forum held last May in Geneva

May 31, 2018

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) organized the "UNECE International Forum on people-first PPPs for the Sustainable Development Goals" on 7- 9 May in Geneva. This is a three-day international forum to show and discuss different approaches, actions and projects of people first Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), as well as finding solutions for all Member States to work together in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

During the nomination period, JSTI proposed the Eptisa "PPP contract for the new N-25 Waterford city bypass", which was finally selected as one of the 60 case studies that were part of the forum. The project was included in Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure of the Sustainable Development Goals, which is aimed at promoting the construction of resilient infrastructures, inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation. Qian Yi, assistant to Dean of the Environmental Science Research Institute of JSTI Group, carried out the exposition of the project.

The project was implemented in Ireland from 2006 and 2009 and comprised the design and construction of 18 Km of new dual carriageway and corresponding links/side roads, with 20 structures, including nine viaducts, seven overbridges and four underpasses. This new infrastructure meant an improvement in mobility and the connection between both areas of the city, in addition to reducing traffic congestion, since it reduced by about 30% the traffic that supported the only bridge that existed until that moment.

As a member of the design consortium, Eptisa provided the detailed design of structures and earthworks and drainage of the section located north to the River Suir (including N9 link and corresponding side roads), pavement detailed design for the whole scheme, and site supervision of the section named above.

Through this exchange of experiences at an international level, the story and successful experience of Eptisa in the implementation of PPP projects were made known, while we were able to learn about other experiences and best practices to improve the model of PPP contracts.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was set up in 1947 to promote a greater economic integration and cooperation among its member countries. It is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations.

Through this link you can access the collection of case studies selected by the UNECE, where Eptisa is ranked 29th.

 The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe selects an Eptisa project as case study