Sep 17, 2014

Vrancea County, Romania, Modernizes Water, Wastewater Systems

Louis Berger signs €6.26 million, 79-month technical assistance contract in Romania

Vrancea County, Romania Louis Berger Water Wastewater Systems Contract

Louis Berger has signed a €6.26 million, 79-month technical assistance contract in Romania to extend and modernize the water supply and sewerage systems in the Vrancea County. This contract is one of the first to be signed in Romania that is financed by funds from the next programming period.

Within the five municipalities located in the county, main water and wastewater systems connectivity will reach 100%. The water supply systems will be extended in 18 cities whilst 14 other will have new built water supply network. This will lead to 80% connectivity in the rural area. The sewerage will also be modernized and extended in nine owns. New sewerage systems will be constructed in other 26 cities. At the end of the project, it is expected that up to 60% of the rural households will be connect to the wastewater systems.

“As the only international consultant with continuous presence in Romania since 1991, we have an extensive depth of expertise in terms of years of project experience and number available staff to support Romania’s important infrastructure improvement programs, especially in water and wastewater,” said Chris Germanacos, senior vice president, Europe and CIS.

Louis Berger has previously implemented a four-year technical assistance and construction supervision contract in Vrancea County financed through the EU Sectorial Operational Program for Environment (2007-2013). Building on the results of the first project, which included ten works contracts, Louis Berger’s team of experts will prepare the technical documentation necessary to continue the local development strategy in the water and wastewater sector.