KLC Consulting

KLC Consulting sLTD is the legal successor of the Department of International Projects of KLC Law Firm. KLC Consulting sLTD provides consultancy, strategic advisory and project management services to European Commission, International Financial Institutions and donors, regional organisations, national governments and private clients. 

KLC Consulting remains a reliable partner for clients and collaborators and continuously endeavours to expand the cooperation bases with other businesses and professionals.
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Project portfolio
“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda
Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 ˆ
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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s
Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD
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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”
Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000ˆ
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KLC Consulting has established a branch office in Tbilisi, Georgia
This presence in the center of the Caucasus region will bring about better proximity with the thriving markets of the area and will contribute to a broader regional reach of the Company
KLC Consulting in consortium with WYG International and GOPA Consultants have successfully completed the project “Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Albania”
KLC Consulting in consortium with WYG International and GOPA Consultants have successfully completed the project “Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Albania”
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KLC Consulting has established a branch office in Tbilisi, Georgia

KLC Consulting has established a branch office in Tbilisi, Georgia. This presence in the center of the Caucasus region will bring about better proximity with the thriving markets of the area and will contribute to a broader regional reach of the Company. Hence, public institutions and private organizations are now able to harness KLC’s accumulated international experience and expertise in local and regional contexts. A team of specialized consultants will support the operations of the Company out of the Georgian branch office. For more information, please contact Mr. Giorgi Turdzeladze at giorgi_turdzeladze@klcconsulting.eu, contact number +995 579 70 13 13

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KLC Consulting in consortium with WYG International and GOPA Consultants have successfully completed the project “Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Albania”

KLC Consulting in consortium with WYG International and GOPA Consultants have successfully completed the project “Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Albania”, funded by the European Union.

The closing conference of the technical assistance held in Tirana on 26th April, 2016,  hosted the representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, the  Delegation of the EU to Albania, who expressed their satisfaction for the completed  activities on the legal approximation focusing on issue of dangerous goods’ transport, road safety, maritime safety, security and environmental protection, and the set-up of the railway sector frameworks in line with the priorities set up in the Stabilization and Association Agreement between European Union and Albania. The Project team has successfully provided capacity building to the implementing agencies on topics of maritime, rail and road.

KLC Consulting selected by European Investment Bank as Independent Expert
In the context of JESSICA (Joint European support for sustainable investment in city areas') initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece has been selected by European Investment Bank to act as one of the Independent Experts to provide an opinion to Urban Development Funds (UDF) on the reasonableness and appropriateness of the terms of investments proposed by UDF managers in compliance with the relevant State aid notification. JESSICA Holding Fund Greece supports investments through financial intermediaries (the UDFs) in urban regeneration projects to facilitate sustainable and integrated urban development in defined areas The list of the selected Independent Experts of EIB is valid until 30.6.2015 and can be extended until 30.12.2015.
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KLC Consulting has established a branch office in Tbilisi, Georgia

KLC Consulting has established a branch office in Tbilisi, Georgia. This presence in the center of the Caucasus region will bring about better proximity with the thriving markets of the area and will contribute to a broader regional reach of the Company. Hence, public institutions and private organizations are now able to harness KLC’s accumulated international experience and expertise in local and regional contexts. A team of specialized consultants will support the operations of the Company out of the Georgian branch office. For more information, please contact Mr. Giorgi Turdzeladze at giorgi_turdzeladze@klcconsulting.eu, contact number +995 579 70 13 13

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KLC Consulting in consortium with WYG International and GOPA Consultants have successfully completed the project “Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Albania”

KLC Consulting in consortium with WYG International and GOPA Consultants have successfully completed the project “Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Albania”, funded by the European Union.

The closing conference of the technical assistance held in Tirana on 26th April, 2016,  hosted the representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, the  Delegation of the EU to Albania, who expressed their satisfaction for the completed  activities on the legal approximation focusing on issue of dangerous goods’ transport, road safety, maritime safety, security and environmental protection, and the set-up of the railway sector frameworks in line with the priorities set up in the Stabilization and Association Agreement between European Union and Albania. The Project team has successfully provided capacity building to the implementing agencies on topics of maritime, rail and road.

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KLC Consulting selected by European Investment Bank as Independent Expert

JESSICA (Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas) is an initiative of the European Commission, supported by the European Investment Bank (the EIB) and the Council of Europe Development Bank. The initiative is designed to help Member States in using financial engineering mechanisms to support investments in sustainable urban development in the context of EU Cohesion Policy for the programming period 2007-2013. The initiative uses ERDF and national funds to invest in projects on a repayable basis by way of debt and equity. It therefore represents a more financially sustainable mechanism for investing public resources to achieve economic development objectives.

KLC Consulting sLTD as Service Provider has been integrated in a list of independent experts following a Call for tenders (2012/S 213-351106 ) by the EIB as Holding Fund manager. It provides its services based on a concrete offer submitted to the specific UDFs. The result of the investments assessment is the State Aid Certification Report. 

About us

KLC Consulting sLTD is the legal successor of the Department of International Projects of KLC Law Firm. KLC Consulting sLTD provides consultancy, strategic advisory and project management services to European Commission, International Financial Institutions and donors, regional organisations, national governments and private clients.

KLC Consulting incorporates and builds upon the expertise of the Department of International Projects of KLC Law Firm, which operated in Europe, the Balkans, and NIS.. The experience accumulated by the Department over the years of operation, coupled with the growing demand for services offered, necessitated the separation of the consulting segment from the legal services provided by KLC Law Firm into a distinct entity – KLC Consulting. 

KLC Consulting is committed to continual improvement of its services by employing a process-based approach to the project lifecycle management, whilst ensuring active engagement of partners and clients alike. The company maintains a quality management system in line with EN ISO 9001:2008 international standard, certified by RINA (see certificate). 

The company is operated by a team of specialised management consultants with outstanding expertise in project management and procurement rules of the European Commission, international financial institutions and donors. Specific projects are implemented by in-house professionals and through the vast network of associated external experts.

KLC Consulting remains a reliable partner for clients and collaborators and continuously endeavours to expand the cooperation bases with other businesses and professionals.
 

History

KLC Bulgaria sLTD is present in Bulgaria since 2005 serving public and private clients in Bulgaria with specific focus on providing legal and consulting services.

Since 2012, KLC Bulgaria overtook all international consulting activities of the Department of International Projects of KLC Law Firm and was named KLC Consulting. Hence, KLC Consulting inherited all the expertise, capability and experience gained in 30 successful assignments in Newly Independent States, Eastern Europe and Balkans countries implemented by Department of the International Projects of KLC Law Firm during the last 20 years.  As a result, KLC Consulting has a broad and deep capacity in providing management consulting services for international projects in numerous industries and disciplines.
 

Services

KLC Consulting provides a wide range of services to public and private clients active in the fields of energy, transport, trade facilitation, public administration, environment, and investment.

Project Management
Project management lies at the heart of services provided by KLC Consulting. While every project is unique in terms of its objectives and constraints, the framework approach to solve any business case is built around the principles of problem analysis, planning, implementation, control, and evaluation.
KLC Consulting seeks active involvement of the project stakeholders from the outset of the project, ensuring the complete understanding of the business case and the appropriate management of client expectations. The guiding principle in all our project management services is the creation of value with due consideration of client’s needs and requirements.



Strategic Advice
Strategic planning remains an issue of importance in a multitude of cases, such as business expansion, investment planning, or infrastructure network development. In providing strategic advice to our public and private clients we aim to produce effective and efficient strategies, supplemented by achievable, measurable, and time-bound action plans, striking a balance between the ultimate goals, the intermediate steps, and available resources.
KLC Consulting has provided strategic advisory services on local, national and regional levels on numerous occasions, both as discrete assignments or within broader project contexts in areas such as policy formulation, infrastructure master-planning, transport network development and investment planning.
KLC has been involved in regional cooperation initiatives, alignment of policies and legislation in NIS region and acted as facilitator between the IFIs and the national governments. 



Feasibility Studies
KLC Consulting has deep and varied experience in coordinating feasibility studies in the fields of transport (infrastructure, operations) and energy (oil, gas, renewables). In light of major investments feasibility studies serve as a decision support tool for project developers, sponsors and financiers. In this respect, such studies provide a comprehensive insight into all technical, legal and regulatory, socio-economic (related to public and society), financial-economic (cost-benefit analysis) and environmental aspects pertinent to the potential investment.
KLC Consulting maintains partnerships with leading European engineering and financial companies in transport and energy industries; backed by in-house legal expertise and international presence, KLC Consulting is well positioned to undertake complex and challenging feasibility studies.



Legal approximation
The body of EU legislation is developing continuously, entailing alignment of legislation within the EU Member States’ legal orders. KLC Consulting has a solid track record in conformity assessment and approximation of national legislation to that of the EU in Member States, as well as accession candidates and in countries neighbouring the EU.
KLC Consulting has also a longstanding experience in approximation of legal and regulatory frameworks to the requirements of international agreements and conventions, which often require adjustment in legal, regulatory and institutional structures of the signatory parties. KLC Consulting has amassed vast expertise in assisting governmental bodies and institutions in their aspirations to comply with international agreements and conventions on transport, energy, and environment.
KLC Consulting has been acting as advisor for the governmental bodies and public institutions in the implementation of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreements and Association Agreements between EU and neighbouring countries.



Capacity Building
Many of the previous assignments of KLC, and especially those for technical assistance, included a capacity building component for the beneficiaries. The experts of KLC have on numerous occasions participated in the planning and implementation of capacity building measures and events, such as trainings, national and regional workshops, study tours and roundtables for a variety of subjects in the countries of operation. Close bonds with the academic society and professional industries allow KLC Consulting to harness the best available expertise from all over Europe and introduce contemporary concepts in the developing economies hence bolstering the capacities of local stakeholders. KLC Consulting possesses in-house capacity for preparation of multi-language training curricula and other materials.

Areas of expertise

Energy
KLC Consulting provides services in virtually all segments of the energy sector, such as oil and gas, renewables (photovoltaic, hydro, thermal) sources, power generation and transmission. These services cover a wide range of upstream, midstream and downstream activities which may relate to production and transmission infrastructure development, to interstate cooperation, as well as to the marketing.
For large scale energy investment projects, KLC Consulting provides advisory services throughout the entire project life cycle, from conceptualisation, pre-/feasibility studies, environmental impact assessment, licensing and permitting, project finance, construction, to operation and maintenance.
KLC Consulting stays abreast of the developments in the European energy sector and continuously monitors the implementation of TEN-E policy in Europe and its neighbouring countries.
KLC Consulting has played a significant role in the elaboration and introduction of the regulatory framework on energy within the former Soviet Union and Southeastern Europe.



Transport

KLC Consulting is active in road, rail, maritime, aviation, and multimodal transport sectors for both passenger and freight. KLC has developed expertise in, among others, transport infrastructure investments and projects, transport programmes and policies evaluation/assessments, Public Private Partnerships in transport projects, modelling and forecasting,  KLC expertise covers urban transport, as well interurban (national and international), and transport logistics. Closely related to the transport sector are the fields of trade facilitation, cross-border cooperation, and the interoperability of transport networks and assessment and measurement of attractiveness of transportation routes (corridors) – all of which are key competence areas of KLC Consulting.    
KLC Consulting stays abreast of the developments in the European transport sector and continuously monitors the implementation of TEN-T policy in Europe and its neighbouring countries, as well as other related initiatives by UNECE, ECA, UNESCAP, ESCWA and regional organisations.
KLC Consulting has implemented EU-funded programs relating to laying down the institutional, legal and regulatory framework for international transportation within the former Soviet Union and South-East Europe (TRACECA programme).



Public Private Partnerships
Public-private partnerships, or PPPs, are gaining increasing popularity as a finance scheme in large infrastructure development projects. KLC Consulting provides its clients with a range of services connected with PPPs, either as concessions/joint ventures or as PFIs, from formulation of legal and financial structures up to the successful signature for project granting, including all intermediary negotiations. Needless to say that KLC has developed close relationship with Banks specialized for this.



Environment
KLC Consulting provides services related to environment either as discrete project (e.g. waste management) or as cross-cutting issues (e.g. environmental and social impact assessment) in infrastructure projects. Given the past experience and expertise, KLC Consulting is well positioned to expedite projects in terms of required environmental protection measures, right of way requirements  and licensing and permitting.
KLC Consulting has successfully performed Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, including public consultations, for energy infrastructure projects in line with EBRD and EU environmental policy.



Public Administration
KLC Consulting has a broad expertise in providing services to the public sector institutions. The range of these services encompasses institutional reform programme formulation, capacity building of public organisations and civil servants, assistance in public procurement in the European context.
Furthermore, owing to past experience, KLC has an intimate knowledge and understanding of public administration systems in the region of Newly Independent States .  KLC’s experts have participated in a multitude of studies and surveys aimed at developing the legal and institutional reform programmes in the countries wishing to align to the European practices of public administration.

 

Regions
KLC has delivered projects in EU, Eastern and Southeast Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Currently, KLC intends to further expand its consulting services activities in Western Balkans and Africa.

 

Project portfolio
“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda
Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 ˆ
Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s
Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”
Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000ˆ
“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”
Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”
Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901
Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”
Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece
Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece
“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”
Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece

Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece

Description:
Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece carried out the valuation of an investment project "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", assigned by Urban Development Fund for EUROBANK.
The services provided service include:
• Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
• Review of industry benchmarks
• Review of project risk
• Assessing equity investment
• Establishing market failures
• Review the justification for grant
• Review of exist policies  
• Review of the financial model

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“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”

Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef

In the framework of the economic adjustment programme agreed between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank), the Greek authorities are implementing ambitious reform of the Greek central administration. The objective of the reform is to increase the efficiency of the Administration.


KLC Consulting sLTD, as sub-contractor of the public agency Adetef acting as “reform partner”,  has provided assistance to the Greek Authorities with high level state advice for the steering and the organization of the reform.

The scope of the services for the implementation of a new system for the selection of top managers included:

  • Assistance in the planning of the overall process regarding all elements (preparation of circulars, organization of committees, publication of relevant information) and identification of corrective measures if necessary
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the overall process and report to the Minister of Reform and the General Secretary of reform on the progress of the implementation phase.
  • Facilitation of training programs designed for panel members
  • Liaison with other projects managers on other projects related to HR to identify potential issues and synergies in the identification of the administrative reform action plan.

 

JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania”
Country: Greece
Dates: Íîåìâðè 2014
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
Provision of Consultancy Services for Improving Inland Water Transport Legislation in Uganda
Country: Uganda
Dates: February 2014 – August 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 486,810.18 USD
Client: Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece

Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece

Description:
Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece carried out the valuation of an investment project "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", assigned by Urban Development Fund for EUROBANK.
The services provided service include:
• Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
• Review of industry benchmarks
• Review of project risk
• Assessing equity investment
• Establishing market failures
• Review the justification for grant
• Review of exist policies  
• Review of the financial model

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“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”

Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef

In the framework of the economic adjustment programme agreed between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank), the Greek authorities are implementing ambitious reform of the Greek central administration. The objective of the reform is to increase the efficiency of the Administration.


KLC Consulting sLTD, as sub-contractor of the public agency Adetef acting as “reform partner”,  has provided assistance to the Greek Authorities with high level state advice for the steering and the organization of the reform.

The scope of the services for the implementation of a new system for the selection of top managers included:

  • Assistance in the planning of the overall process regarding all elements (preparation of circulars, organization of committees, publication of relevant information) and identification of corrective measures if necessary
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the overall process and report to the Minister of Reform and the General Secretary of reform on the progress of the implementation phase.
  • Facilitation of training programs designed for panel members
  • Liaison with other projects managers on other projects related to HR to identify potential issues and synergies in the identification of the administrative reform action plan.

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania”

Country: Greece
Dates: Íîåìâðè 2014
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece is carrying out the valuation of an investment project “Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania” for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The investment project is concerned with the construction of internal and external infrastructure of the Business Park in the greater area of Chania. The overall investment value of the Project is € 10.550.000. The provided service included:

·         Assessing the Fair Rate of Return

·         Review of industry benchmarks

·         Review of project risk

·         Assessing equity investment

·         Establishing market failures

·         Review the justification for grant

             ·         Review of exist policies

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Provision of Consultancy Services for Improving Inland Water Transport Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: February 2014 – August 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 486,810.18 USD
Client: Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda

 

The project’s objectives are: 

  • To review, harmonize and update the existing legislation in the country related to maritime affairs.
  • To propose modalities for establishment of a Maritime Administration in Uganda.
  • To produce a draft Maritime Bill and related Draft Maritime Regulations.

 

Services provided:

  • Review the existing maritime legislation in Uganda with a view of identifying their deficiencies and inadequacies, and make recommendatios; 
  • Review the Lake Victoria Transport Act and the draft Regulations; 
  • Review the existing Maritime Administration functions in Uganda and propose the required institutional reforms, propose capacity building for the institutions and estimate the cost of the required institutional reforms;
  • Study the Maritime Administration set up as well as the Maritime legislation in the region specifically in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi; 
  • Study the development and management of Ports and Harbours in Uganda;
  • Prepare a draft Inland Water Transport (Maritime) Bill and Regulations;
  • Propose a suitable institutional Maritime Administration Set up for Uganda  including a Maritime Administration unit;

 

Provision of Consultancy Services for the Review of the Traffic and Road Safety Legislation in Uganda
Country: Uganda
Dates: March 2013 – July 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 424 000 USD
Client: Ministry of Work and Transport of Uganda
Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure
Country: Albania
Dates: 27th January 2014 – 26th January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 1,410,500 Euro
Partners: WYG International, Gopa Consultants
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece

Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece

Description:
Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece carried out the valuation of an investment project "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", assigned by Urban Development Fund for EUROBANK.
The services provided service include:
• Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
• Review of industry benchmarks
• Review of project risk
• Assessing equity investment
• Establishing market failures
• Review the justification for grant
• Review of exist policies  
• Review of the financial model

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“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”

Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef

In the framework of the economic adjustment programme agreed between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank), the Greek authorities are implementing ambitious reform of the Greek central administration. The objective of the reform is to increase the efficiency of the Administration.


KLC Consulting sLTD, as sub-contractor of the public agency Adetef acting as “reform partner”,  has provided assistance to the Greek Authorities with high level state advice for the steering and the organization of the reform.

The scope of the services for the implementation of a new system for the selection of top managers included:

  • Assistance in the planning of the overall process regarding all elements (preparation of circulars, organization of committees, publication of relevant information) and identification of corrective measures if necessary
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the overall process and report to the Minister of Reform and the General Secretary of reform on the progress of the implementation phase.
  • Facilitation of training programs designed for panel members
  • Liaison with other projects managers on other projects related to HR to identify potential issues and synergies in the identification of the administrative reform action plan.

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania”

Country: Greece
Dates: Íîåìâðè 2014
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece is carrying out the valuation of an investment project “Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania” for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The investment project is concerned with the construction of internal and external infrastructure of the Business Park in the greater area of Chania. The overall investment value of the Project is € 10.550.000. The provided service included:

·         Assessing the Fair Rate of Return

·         Review of industry benchmarks

·         Review of project risk

·         Assessing equity investment

·         Establishing market failures

·         Review the justification for grant

             ·         Review of exist policies

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Provision of Consultancy Services for Improving Inland Water Transport Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: February 2014 – August 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 486,810.18 USD
Client: Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda

 

The project’s objectives are: 

  • To review, harmonize and update the existing legislation in the country related to maritime affairs.
  • To propose modalities for establishment of a Maritime Administration in Uganda.
  • To produce a draft Maritime Bill and related Draft Maritime Regulations.

 

Services provided:

  • Review the existing maritime legislation in Uganda with a view of identifying their deficiencies and inadequacies, and make recommendatios; 
  • Review the Lake Victoria Transport Act and the draft Regulations; 
  • Review the existing Maritime Administration functions in Uganda and propose the required institutional reforms, propose capacity building for the institutions and estimate the cost of the required institutional reforms;
  • Study the Maritime Administration set up as well as the Maritime legislation in the region specifically in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi; 
  • Study the development and management of Ports and Harbours in Uganda;
  • Prepare a draft Inland Water Transport (Maritime) Bill and Regulations;
  • Propose a suitable institutional Maritime Administration Set up for Uganda  including a Maritime Administration unit;

 

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Provision of Consultancy Services for the Review of the Traffic and Road Safety Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: March 2013 – July 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 424 000 USD
Client: Ministry of Work and Transport of Uganda

The main of the Objective is to review the current Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 and its subsidiary regulations so as to come up with an update and strengthened law.

The scope of these consultancy services are covering but is not limited to:

  • Review the adequacy/inadequacy of each section of the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998
  • Review the enforcement of poor driving behavioural practices such as reckless driving, dangerous driving, careless driving, etc.
  • Review the roles  of the designated Officers and entities mentioned or defined  in the Act and re- assess their mandates;
  • Study, assess and advise on the new roles of the restructured Ministry, Uganda National Roads Authority, Uganda Road Fund, Uganda Revenue Authority, Local Governments, the proposed NRSA and MTRA;
  • Review the administration and amounts of fees, fines and penalties prescribed in the Act and its subsidiary regulations.;
  • Propose a legal framework within the Act or the relevant regulations to strengthen the existing driver training, testing and licensing;
  • Assess the qualitative and quantitative regulatory regime in Uganda of Transport Services;
  • Detail possible sources of a Road Safety Fund. Then propose a legal framework with the Act for its enforcement and administration;
  • Review the vehicle safety standards vis-à-vis: Motor vehicle Inspections Regulations for road worthiness and other safety regulations such as seat belt, speed governors, reflectors regulations, etc.;
  • Review similar legislation within the EAC states and EAC study reports on harmonization of Traffic and Vehicle legislation; and identify major areas for harmonization;
  • Carry out wide consultations among stakeholders on the deficiencies and areas that require improvement in the traffic and road safety legislation;
  • Assess whether the regulatory process (as per Cap 361) are balanced (i.e. carry out cost benefit analysis) 
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Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Country: Albania
Dates: 27th January 2014 – 26th January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget:  1,410,500 Euro
Partners: WYG International, Gopa Consultants

 

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to EU integration of Albania by the full alignment with and transposition of the Transport Acquis in Albania.

The purpose of this contract is to further strengthen the administrative, regulatory and technical competences of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the National Railway Authority and the Albanian Railways and the Maritime Administration.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:

  • Review of the national legislation in transport sector
  • Gap analysis between national legislation and EU acquis
  • Proposals for improvement of the legislative and regulatory framework for the transport sector
  • Improvement of the Ministry’s capacity in road transport sector for implementation of the International European Agreement concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP);
  • Support for the establishment of a single national transport sector accident and incident investigation body
  • Support for the reorganization of the General Directorate of Road Transport Service (GDRTS)
  • Capacity building (workshops, trainings, seminars)

 

JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion"
Country: Crete, Greece
Dates: September 2013
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
Provision of Legal Services to PPC Renewable S.A. in Romania
Country: Romania
Dates: June 2011 - November 2011
Financing: PPC Renewable S.A
Budget: 15,434.55 Euro
Partners: KLC Branch office in Romania
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece

Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece

Description:
Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece carried out the valuation of an investment project "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", assigned by Urban Development Fund for EUROBANK.
The services provided service include:
• Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
• Review of industry benchmarks
• Review of project risk
• Assessing equity investment
• Establishing market failures
• Review the justification for grant
• Review of exist policies  
• Review of the financial model

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“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”

Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef

In the framework of the economic adjustment programme agreed between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank), the Greek authorities are implementing ambitious reform of the Greek central administration. The objective of the reform is to increase the efficiency of the Administration.


KLC Consulting sLTD, as sub-contractor of the public agency Adetef acting as “reform partner”,  has provided assistance to the Greek Authorities with high level state advice for the steering and the organization of the reform.

The scope of the services for the implementation of a new system for the selection of top managers included:

  • Assistance in the planning of the overall process regarding all elements (preparation of circulars, organization of committees, publication of relevant information) and identification of corrective measures if necessary
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the overall process and report to the Minister of Reform and the General Secretary of reform on the progress of the implementation phase.
  • Facilitation of training programs designed for panel members
  • Liaison with other projects managers on other projects related to HR to identify potential issues and synergies in the identification of the administrative reform action plan.

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania”

Country: Greece
Dates: Íîåìâðè 2014
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece is carrying out the valuation of an investment project “Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania” for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The investment project is concerned with the construction of internal and external infrastructure of the Business Park in the greater area of Chania. The overall investment value of the Project is € 10.550.000. The provided service included:

·         Assessing the Fair Rate of Return

·         Review of industry benchmarks

·         Review of project risk

·         Assessing equity investment

·         Establishing market failures

·         Review the justification for grant

             ·         Review of exist policies

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Provision of Consultancy Services for Improving Inland Water Transport Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: February 2014 – August 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 486,810.18 USD
Client: Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda

 

The project’s objectives are: 

  • To review, harmonize and update the existing legislation in the country related to maritime affairs.
  • To propose modalities for establishment of a Maritime Administration in Uganda.
  • To produce a draft Maritime Bill and related Draft Maritime Regulations.

 

Services provided:

  • Review the existing maritime legislation in Uganda with a view of identifying their deficiencies and inadequacies, and make recommendatios; 
  • Review the Lake Victoria Transport Act and the draft Regulations; 
  • Review the existing Maritime Administration functions in Uganda and propose the required institutional reforms, propose capacity building for the institutions and estimate the cost of the required institutional reforms;
  • Study the Maritime Administration set up as well as the Maritime legislation in the region specifically in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi; 
  • Study the development and management of Ports and Harbours in Uganda;
  • Prepare a draft Inland Water Transport (Maritime) Bill and Regulations;
  • Propose a suitable institutional Maritime Administration Set up for Uganda  including a Maritime Administration unit;

 

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Provision of Consultancy Services for the Review of the Traffic and Road Safety Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: March 2013 – July 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 424 000 USD
Client: Ministry of Work and Transport of Uganda

The main of the Objective is to review the current Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 and its subsidiary regulations so as to come up with an update and strengthened law.

The scope of these consultancy services are covering but is not limited to:

  • Review the adequacy/inadequacy of each section of the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998
  • Review the enforcement of poor driving behavioural practices such as reckless driving, dangerous driving, careless driving, etc.
  • Review the roles  of the designated Officers and entities mentioned or defined  in the Act and re- assess their mandates;
  • Study, assess and advise on the new roles of the restructured Ministry, Uganda National Roads Authority, Uganda Road Fund, Uganda Revenue Authority, Local Governments, the proposed NRSA and MTRA;
  • Review the administration and amounts of fees, fines and penalties prescribed in the Act and its subsidiary regulations.;
  • Propose a legal framework within the Act or the relevant regulations to strengthen the existing driver training, testing and licensing;
  • Assess the qualitative and quantitative regulatory regime in Uganda of Transport Services;
  • Detail possible sources of a Road Safety Fund. Then propose a legal framework with the Act for its enforcement and administration;
  • Review the vehicle safety standards vis-à-vis: Motor vehicle Inspections Regulations for road worthiness and other safety regulations such as seat belt, speed governors, reflectors regulations, etc.;
  • Review similar legislation within the EAC states and EAC study reports on harmonization of Traffic and Vehicle legislation; and identify major areas for harmonization;
  • Carry out wide consultations among stakeholders on the deficiencies and areas that require improvement in the traffic and road safety legislation;
  • Assess whether the regulatory process (as per Cap 361) are balanced (i.e. carry out cost benefit analysis) 
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Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Country: Albania
Dates: 27th January 2014 – 26th January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget:  1,410,500 Euro
Partners: WYG International, Gopa Consultants

 

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to EU integration of Albania by the full alignment with and transposition of the Transport Acquis in Albania.

The purpose of this contract is to further strengthen the administrative, regulatory and technical competences of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the National Railway Authority and the Albanian Railways and the Maritime Administration.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:

  • Review of the national legislation in transport sector
  • Gap analysis between national legislation and EU acquis
  • Proposals for improvement of the legislative and regulatory framework for the transport sector
  • Improvement of the Ministry’s capacity in road transport sector for implementation of the International European Agreement concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP);
  • Support for the establishment of a single national transport sector accident and incident investigation body
  • Support for the reorganization of the General Directorate of Road Transport Service (GDRTS)
  • Capacity building (workshops, trainings, seminars)

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion"

Country: Crete, Greece
Dates: September 2013
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece

 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece has successfully completed an assignment on valuation of an investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion" for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The Project subject to the valuation concerned the three-storey complex of stores and offices and exploitation of 5 underground garages with 367 parking lots for public use and 103 parking lots for private use in the area Agia Triada – Chanioporta in the center of Heraklion city. The Project involves the construction of three storey complex of stores and offices (investment body - ATESE S.A.) and does not include construction of the underground garages, due to affiliation in the provisions of the Investment Law No 3299/2004. The overall investment value of the Project is 7,850,000 Euro.

The provided service included:

  • Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
  • Review of industry benchmarks
  • Review of project risk
  • Assessing equity investment
  • Establishing market failures
  • Review the justification for grant
  • Review of exist policies  
  • Review of the financial model

 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC Renewable S.A. in Romania

Country: Romania
Dates: June 2011 - November 2011
Financing: PPC Renewable S.A
Budget: 15,434.55 Euro
Partners: KLC Branch office in Romania


Description:
PPC Renewable S.A is interested in the opportunity of developing a wind farm for the production of electricity in Romania (total installed capacity of approx. 80 MW).
KLC was appointed to undertake the legal advisory services. The main object of the services is in-depth assessment of the transaction – “legal due diligence” checks.

 The legal due diligence report included the analysis and review of the following aspects:
•    Corporate Matters and structure of the transaction: SPV documents and SPV Management, Contracts concluded with Third Parties, Loan Agreements, Labour Relations, Pending Litigation and Disputes, Intellectual Property Rights;
•    Real Estate (land areas) documents: Cadastral Plan and Parcel Plan, Land ownership map, ownerships documents, resolutions/decisions of competent authorities;
•    Review of the Romanian legal and regulatory framework pertaining to the construction of energy facilities in view of producing electricity from renewable energy resources 
•    Review of requirements for trading of electricity produced by renewable sources and participation in the Green Certificate market
•    Permits and licences:  licensing permits (building permits, environmental permits, etc), documents related to NATURA 2000, approvals from different electricity commissions, topological, archeological issues, geotechnical studies, connection to the Grid)
•    Contracts with third parties (including the draft EPC contract)
 

Development of the Objectives of the INOGATE Programme in Romania Country: Romania
Dates: January 2001 - 6th July 2001
Financing: PHARE Programme
Budget: 238,000 Euro
Partners: N/A
Provision of Legal Services to PPC S.A. in FYRepublic of Macedonia
Country: FYR Macedonia
Dates: June 2011 – December 2011
Financing: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.
Budget: 40,364.54 Euro
Partners: N/A
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece

Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece

Description:
Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece carried out the valuation of an investment project "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", assigned by Urban Development Fund for EUROBANK.
The services provided service include:
• Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
• Review of industry benchmarks
• Review of project risk
• Assessing equity investment
• Establishing market failures
• Review the justification for grant
• Review of exist policies  
• Review of the financial model

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“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”

Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef

In the framework of the economic adjustment programme agreed between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank), the Greek authorities are implementing ambitious reform of the Greek central administration. The objective of the reform is to increase the efficiency of the Administration.


KLC Consulting sLTD, as sub-contractor of the public agency Adetef acting as “reform partner”,  has provided assistance to the Greek Authorities with high level state advice for the steering and the organization of the reform.

The scope of the services for the implementation of a new system for the selection of top managers included:

  • Assistance in the planning of the overall process regarding all elements (preparation of circulars, organization of committees, publication of relevant information) and identification of corrective measures if necessary
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the overall process and report to the Minister of Reform and the General Secretary of reform on the progress of the implementation phase.
  • Facilitation of training programs designed for panel members
  • Liaison with other projects managers on other projects related to HR to identify potential issues and synergies in the identification of the administrative reform action plan.

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania”

Country: Greece
Dates: Íîåìâðè 2014
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece is carrying out the valuation of an investment project “Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania” for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The investment project is concerned with the construction of internal and external infrastructure of the Business Park in the greater area of Chania. The overall investment value of the Project is € 10.550.000. The provided service included:

·         Assessing the Fair Rate of Return

·         Review of industry benchmarks

·         Review of project risk

·         Assessing equity investment

·         Establishing market failures

·         Review the justification for grant

             ·         Review of exist policies

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Provision of Consultancy Services for Improving Inland Water Transport Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: February 2014 – August 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 486,810.18 USD
Client: Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda

 

The project’s objectives are: 

  • To review, harmonize and update the existing legislation in the country related to maritime affairs.
  • To propose modalities for establishment of a Maritime Administration in Uganda.
  • To produce a draft Maritime Bill and related Draft Maritime Regulations.

 

Services provided:

  • Review the existing maritime legislation in Uganda with a view of identifying their deficiencies and inadequacies, and make recommendatios; 
  • Review the Lake Victoria Transport Act and the draft Regulations; 
  • Review the existing Maritime Administration functions in Uganda and propose the required institutional reforms, propose capacity building for the institutions and estimate the cost of the required institutional reforms;
  • Study the Maritime Administration set up as well as the Maritime legislation in the region specifically in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi; 
  • Study the development and management of Ports and Harbours in Uganda;
  • Prepare a draft Inland Water Transport (Maritime) Bill and Regulations;
  • Propose a suitable institutional Maritime Administration Set up for Uganda  including a Maritime Administration unit;

 

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Provision of Consultancy Services for the Review of the Traffic and Road Safety Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: March 2013 – July 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 424 000 USD
Client: Ministry of Work and Transport of Uganda

The main of the Objective is to review the current Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 and its subsidiary regulations so as to come up with an update and strengthened law.

The scope of these consultancy services are covering but is not limited to:

  • Review the adequacy/inadequacy of each section of the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998
  • Review the enforcement of poor driving behavioural practices such as reckless driving, dangerous driving, careless driving, etc.
  • Review the roles  of the designated Officers and entities mentioned or defined  in the Act and re- assess their mandates;
  • Study, assess and advise on the new roles of the restructured Ministry, Uganda National Roads Authority, Uganda Road Fund, Uganda Revenue Authority, Local Governments, the proposed NRSA and MTRA;
  • Review the administration and amounts of fees, fines and penalties prescribed in the Act and its subsidiary regulations.;
  • Propose a legal framework within the Act or the relevant regulations to strengthen the existing driver training, testing and licensing;
  • Assess the qualitative and quantitative regulatory regime in Uganda of Transport Services;
  • Detail possible sources of a Road Safety Fund. Then propose a legal framework with the Act for its enforcement and administration;
  • Review the vehicle safety standards vis-à-vis: Motor vehicle Inspections Regulations for road worthiness and other safety regulations such as seat belt, speed governors, reflectors regulations, etc.;
  • Review similar legislation within the EAC states and EAC study reports on harmonization of Traffic and Vehicle legislation; and identify major areas for harmonization;
  • Carry out wide consultations among stakeholders on the deficiencies and areas that require improvement in the traffic and road safety legislation;
  • Assess whether the regulatory process (as per Cap 361) are balanced (i.e. carry out cost benefit analysis) 
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Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Country: Albania
Dates: 27th January 2014 – 26th January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget:  1,410,500 Euro
Partners: WYG International, Gopa Consultants

 

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to EU integration of Albania by the full alignment with and transposition of the Transport Acquis in Albania.

The purpose of this contract is to further strengthen the administrative, regulatory and technical competences of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the National Railway Authority and the Albanian Railways and the Maritime Administration.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:

  • Review of the national legislation in transport sector
  • Gap analysis between national legislation and EU acquis
  • Proposals for improvement of the legislative and regulatory framework for the transport sector
  • Improvement of the Ministry’s capacity in road transport sector for implementation of the International European Agreement concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP);
  • Support for the establishment of a single national transport sector accident and incident investigation body
  • Support for the reorganization of the General Directorate of Road Transport Service (GDRTS)
  • Capacity building (workshops, trainings, seminars)

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion"

Country: Crete, Greece
Dates: September 2013
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece

 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece has successfully completed an assignment on valuation of an investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion" for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The Project subject to the valuation concerned the three-storey complex of stores and offices and exploitation of 5 underground garages with 367 parking lots for public use and 103 parking lots for private use in the area Agia Triada – Chanioporta in the center of Heraklion city. The Project involves the construction of three storey complex of stores and offices (investment body - ATESE S.A.) and does not include construction of the underground garages, due to affiliation in the provisions of the Investment Law No 3299/2004. The overall investment value of the Project is 7,850,000 Euro.

The provided service included:

  • Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
  • Review of industry benchmarks
  • Review of project risk
  • Assessing equity investment
  • Establishing market failures
  • Review the justification for grant
  • Review of exist policies  
  • Review of the financial model

 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC Renewable S.A. in Romania

Country: Romania
Dates: June 2011 - November 2011
Financing: PPC Renewable S.A
Budget: 15,434.55 Euro
Partners: KLC Branch office in Romania


Description:
PPC Renewable S.A is interested in the opportunity of developing a wind farm for the production of electricity in Romania (total installed capacity of approx. 80 MW).
KLC was appointed to undertake the legal advisory services. The main object of the services is in-depth assessment of the transaction – “legal due diligence” checks.

 The legal due diligence report included the analysis and review of the following aspects:
•    Corporate Matters and structure of the transaction: SPV documents and SPV Management, Contracts concluded with Third Parties, Loan Agreements, Labour Relations, Pending Litigation and Disputes, Intellectual Property Rights;
•    Real Estate (land areas) documents: Cadastral Plan and Parcel Plan, Land ownership map, ownerships documents, resolutions/decisions of competent authorities;
•    Review of the Romanian legal and regulatory framework pertaining to the construction of energy facilities in view of producing electricity from renewable energy resources 
•    Review of requirements for trading of electricity produced by renewable sources and participation in the Green Certificate market
•    Permits and licences:  licensing permits (building permits, environmental permits, etc), documents related to NATURA 2000, approvals from different electricity commissions, topological, archeological issues, geotechnical studies, connection to the Grid)
•    Contracts with third parties (including the draft EPC contract)
 

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Development of the Objectives of the INOGATE Programme in Romania Country: Romania

Dates: January 2001 - 6th July 2001
Financing: PHARE Programme
Budget: 238,000 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The overall objective was to create a legal and regulatory environment conductive to private sector investments in oil and gas transport projects. The specific objectives were:
-analysis of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit in Romania;
-development of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit to enable investments to be made which will meet the objectives of the INOGATE Programme for the development of Caspian Sea oil and gas.
 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC S.A. in FYRepublic of Macedonia

Country: FYR Macedonia
Dates: June 2011 – December 2011
Financing: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.
Budget: 40,364.54 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The assignment concerned the provision of legal advisory services to the PPC S.A. (hereinafter ‘the Bidder’) in their participation in a public bid launched by the Ministry of Economy of the FYROM (hereinafter ‘the Contacting Authority’) for the design, financing, building, operation and maintenance of HPP Cebren (333 ΜW) and HPP Galiste (194 MW), and the operation of HPP Tikves (116 MW).  The Structure of the project is a Public Private Partnership between the Public Utility Company ELEM and the investor.
The objective of the assignment for KLC was to undertake an in-depth assessment of the scoped transaction, namely the participation of PPC in the Tender conducted by the Government of the FYROM. The services required under this assignment were, indicatively:
•    Review of the tender documentation for the Hydropower project and preparation of comments to be submitted to the Contracting Authority
•    Review of the draft concession agreement and PPP agreement and compliance checking with the existing laws of FYROM 
•    Review of the national legislation concerning the energy sector and particularly the RES (hydro) legal and regulatory framework
•    Study of the required licenses and permits for the construction, operation and maintenance of the hydro power plants in FYROM 
•    Drafting of a key legal issues report concerned with the hydropower project
•    Legality checking of the technical proposal and related annexes
 

Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - Lot No 9 - Title: Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (including EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC, etc.)
Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3/01/ 2011 – 3/01/ 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
Framework budget: 300, 000 Euro / year
Partners: Jacobs Engineering UK Limited, Louis Berger SAS, Louis Berger regional offices (Romania, Bulgaria), Jacobs regional offices (Czech Republic, Poland)
Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - LOT 4 - Transport and Urban Infrastructure, OJ Ref: 2010/S85-126779
Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3 January 2011 – 3 January 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
framework budget: 1,000,000 Euro/year
Partners: WSP International Management Consulting (leader) , WSP Finland, NEA Transport Research and Training, Trasporti e Territorio , TRADEMCO
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece

Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece

Description:
Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece carried out the valuation of an investment project "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", assigned by Urban Development Fund for EUROBANK.
The services provided service include:
• Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
• Review of industry benchmarks
• Review of project risk
• Assessing equity investment
• Establishing market failures
• Review the justification for grant
• Review of exist policies  
• Review of the financial model

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“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”

Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef

In the framework of the economic adjustment programme agreed between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank), the Greek authorities are implementing ambitious reform of the Greek central administration. The objective of the reform is to increase the efficiency of the Administration.


KLC Consulting sLTD, as sub-contractor of the public agency Adetef acting as “reform partner”,  has provided assistance to the Greek Authorities with high level state advice for the steering and the organization of the reform.

The scope of the services for the implementation of a new system for the selection of top managers included:

  • Assistance in the planning of the overall process regarding all elements (preparation of circulars, organization of committees, publication of relevant information) and identification of corrective measures if necessary
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the overall process and report to the Minister of Reform and the General Secretary of reform on the progress of the implementation phase.
  • Facilitation of training programs designed for panel members
  • Liaison with other projects managers on other projects related to HR to identify potential issues and synergies in the identification of the administrative reform action plan.

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania”

Country: Greece
Dates: Íîåìâðè 2014
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece is carrying out the valuation of an investment project “Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania” for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The investment project is concerned with the construction of internal and external infrastructure of the Business Park in the greater area of Chania. The overall investment value of the Project is € 10.550.000. The provided service included:

·         Assessing the Fair Rate of Return

·         Review of industry benchmarks

·         Review of project risk

·         Assessing equity investment

·         Establishing market failures

·         Review the justification for grant

             ·         Review of exist policies

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Provision of Consultancy Services for Improving Inland Water Transport Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: February 2014 – August 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 486,810.18 USD
Client: Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda

 

The project’s objectives are: 

  • To review, harmonize and update the existing legislation in the country related to maritime affairs.
  • To propose modalities for establishment of a Maritime Administration in Uganda.
  • To produce a draft Maritime Bill and related Draft Maritime Regulations.

 

Services provided:

  • Review the existing maritime legislation in Uganda with a view of identifying their deficiencies and inadequacies, and make recommendatios; 
  • Review the Lake Victoria Transport Act and the draft Regulations; 
  • Review the existing Maritime Administration functions in Uganda and propose the required institutional reforms, propose capacity building for the institutions and estimate the cost of the required institutional reforms;
  • Study the Maritime Administration set up as well as the Maritime legislation in the region specifically in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi; 
  • Study the development and management of Ports and Harbours in Uganda;
  • Prepare a draft Inland Water Transport (Maritime) Bill and Regulations;
  • Propose a suitable institutional Maritime Administration Set up for Uganda  including a Maritime Administration unit;

 

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Provision of Consultancy Services for the Review of the Traffic and Road Safety Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: March 2013 – July 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 424 000 USD
Client: Ministry of Work and Transport of Uganda

The main of the Objective is to review the current Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 and its subsidiary regulations so as to come up with an update and strengthened law.

The scope of these consultancy services are covering but is not limited to:

  • Review the adequacy/inadequacy of each section of the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998
  • Review the enforcement of poor driving behavioural practices such as reckless driving, dangerous driving, careless driving, etc.
  • Review the roles  of the designated Officers and entities mentioned or defined  in the Act and re- assess their mandates;
  • Study, assess and advise on the new roles of the restructured Ministry, Uganda National Roads Authority, Uganda Road Fund, Uganda Revenue Authority, Local Governments, the proposed NRSA and MTRA;
  • Review the administration and amounts of fees, fines and penalties prescribed in the Act and its subsidiary regulations.;
  • Propose a legal framework within the Act or the relevant regulations to strengthen the existing driver training, testing and licensing;
  • Assess the qualitative and quantitative regulatory regime in Uganda of Transport Services;
  • Detail possible sources of a Road Safety Fund. Then propose a legal framework with the Act for its enforcement and administration;
  • Review the vehicle safety standards vis-à-vis: Motor vehicle Inspections Regulations for road worthiness and other safety regulations such as seat belt, speed governors, reflectors regulations, etc.;
  • Review similar legislation within the EAC states and EAC study reports on harmonization of Traffic and Vehicle legislation; and identify major areas for harmonization;
  • Carry out wide consultations among stakeholders on the deficiencies and areas that require improvement in the traffic and road safety legislation;
  • Assess whether the regulatory process (as per Cap 361) are balanced (i.e. carry out cost benefit analysis) 
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Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Country: Albania
Dates: 27th January 2014 – 26th January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget:  1,410,500 Euro
Partners: WYG International, Gopa Consultants

 

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to EU integration of Albania by the full alignment with and transposition of the Transport Acquis in Albania.

The purpose of this contract is to further strengthen the administrative, regulatory and technical competences of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the National Railway Authority and the Albanian Railways and the Maritime Administration.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:

  • Review of the national legislation in transport sector
  • Gap analysis between national legislation and EU acquis
  • Proposals for improvement of the legislative and regulatory framework for the transport sector
  • Improvement of the Ministry’s capacity in road transport sector for implementation of the International European Agreement concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP);
  • Support for the establishment of a single national transport sector accident and incident investigation body
  • Support for the reorganization of the General Directorate of Road Transport Service (GDRTS)
  • Capacity building (workshops, trainings, seminars)

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion"

Country: Crete, Greece
Dates: September 2013
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece

 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece has successfully completed an assignment on valuation of an investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion" for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The Project subject to the valuation concerned the three-storey complex of stores and offices and exploitation of 5 underground garages with 367 parking lots for public use and 103 parking lots for private use in the area Agia Triada – Chanioporta in the center of Heraklion city. The Project involves the construction of three storey complex of stores and offices (investment body - ATESE S.A.) and does not include construction of the underground garages, due to affiliation in the provisions of the Investment Law No 3299/2004. The overall investment value of the Project is 7,850,000 Euro.

The provided service included:

  • Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
  • Review of industry benchmarks
  • Review of project risk
  • Assessing equity investment
  • Establishing market failures
  • Review the justification for grant
  • Review of exist policies  
  • Review of the financial model

 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC Renewable S.A. in Romania

Country: Romania
Dates: June 2011 - November 2011
Financing: PPC Renewable S.A
Budget: 15,434.55 Euro
Partners: KLC Branch office in Romania


Description:
PPC Renewable S.A is interested in the opportunity of developing a wind farm for the production of electricity in Romania (total installed capacity of approx. 80 MW).
KLC was appointed to undertake the legal advisory services. The main object of the services is in-depth assessment of the transaction – “legal due diligence” checks.

 The legal due diligence report included the analysis and review of the following aspects:
•    Corporate Matters and structure of the transaction: SPV documents and SPV Management, Contracts concluded with Third Parties, Loan Agreements, Labour Relations, Pending Litigation and Disputes, Intellectual Property Rights;
•    Real Estate (land areas) documents: Cadastral Plan and Parcel Plan, Land ownership map, ownerships documents, resolutions/decisions of competent authorities;
•    Review of the Romanian legal and regulatory framework pertaining to the construction of energy facilities in view of producing electricity from renewable energy resources 
•    Review of requirements for trading of electricity produced by renewable sources and participation in the Green Certificate market
•    Permits and licences:  licensing permits (building permits, environmental permits, etc), documents related to NATURA 2000, approvals from different electricity commissions, topological, archeological issues, geotechnical studies, connection to the Grid)
•    Contracts with third parties (including the draft EPC contract)
 

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Development of the Objectives of the INOGATE Programme in Romania Country: Romania

Dates: January 2001 - 6th July 2001
Financing: PHARE Programme
Budget: 238,000 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The overall objective was to create a legal and regulatory environment conductive to private sector investments in oil and gas transport projects. The specific objectives were:
-analysis of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit in Romania;
-development of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit to enable investments to be made which will meet the objectives of the INOGATE Programme for the development of Caspian Sea oil and gas.
 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC S.A. in FYRepublic of Macedonia

Country: FYR Macedonia
Dates: June 2011 – December 2011
Financing: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.
Budget: 40,364.54 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The assignment concerned the provision of legal advisory services to the PPC S.A. (hereinafter ‘the Bidder’) in their participation in a public bid launched by the Ministry of Economy of the FYROM (hereinafter ‘the Contacting Authority’) for the design, financing, building, operation and maintenance of HPP Cebren (333 ΜW) and HPP Galiste (194 MW), and the operation of HPP Tikves (116 MW).  The Structure of the project is a Public Private Partnership between the Public Utility Company ELEM and the investor.
The objective of the assignment for KLC was to undertake an in-depth assessment of the scoped transaction, namely the participation of PPC in the Tender conducted by the Government of the FYROM. The services required under this assignment were, indicatively:
•    Review of the tender documentation for the Hydropower project and preparation of comments to be submitted to the Contracting Authority
•    Review of the draft concession agreement and PPP agreement and compliance checking with the existing laws of FYROM 
•    Review of the national legislation concerning the energy sector and particularly the RES (hydro) legal and regulatory framework
•    Study of the required licenses and permits for the construction, operation and maintenance of the hydro power plants in FYROM 
•    Drafting of a key legal issues report concerned with the hydropower project
•    Legality checking of the technical proposal and related annexes
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - Lot No 9 - Title: Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (including EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC, etc.)

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3/01/ 2011 – 3/01/ 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
Framework budget: 300, 000 Euro / year
Partners: Jacobs Engineering UK Limited, Louis Berger SAS,  Louis Berger regional offices (Romania, Bulgaria),  Jacobs regional offices (Czech Republic, Poland)

Description:
The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide support for the preparation of large infrastructure projects, checking and recommending actions for reaching project compliance with environmental legislation, including, but not limited, to the following sub-sectors:
•    Environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment,
•    Assessment under Habitat and Birds Directives and Natura 2000 network, large combustion plants, etc.
•    Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (incl. EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC etc)
•    Assistance in the review, preparation or completion of applications for funding under the Cohesion Fund or the ERDF.
•    Support in the Preparation of Applications for Structural and Cohesion Funds
 
The project may comprise advice on the technical characteristics of the projects and their compliance with relevant applicable Best Available Techniques, including the Emission Limit Values recommended by the relevant EU BREF Documents for those which falls under the provisions of integrated pollution prevention control legislation.
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - LOT 4 - Transport and Urban Infrastructure, OJ Ref: 2010/S85-126779

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3 January 2011 – 3 January 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
framework budget: 1,000,000 Euro/year
Partners: WSP International Management Consulting (leader) ,  WSP Finland, NEA Transport Research and Training,  Trasporti e Territorio , TRADEMCO

Description:

The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide within specific assignments support in the preparation of large infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to, the following sub-sectors:
•    national and regional transport (road/rail/air/water transport infrastructures and planning/management of transportation services, and related rolling stock)
•    urban road infrastructure and public transport
•    cultural infrastructure (museums, concert halls, theatres, sports stadia, congress centres and event management, tourism) and related equipment
•    urban development (including urban regeneration, housing).
 

Support in the Implementation of Transport Community Agreement (EU-TCA)
Country: Kosovo
Dates: 1 June - September 2011
Financing: IPA 2009, The European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo
Budget: 7888, 53 Euro
Contractor: Egis Bceom International
Support to the Integration of Ukraine in the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T
Country: Ukraine
Dates: August – December 2011
Financing: EC
Budget: 32816, 98 Euro
Contractor: Corporate Solutions Consulting Ltd
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece

Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece

Description:
Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece carried out the valuation of an investment project "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", assigned by Urban Development Fund for EUROBANK.
The services provided service include:
• Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
• Review of industry benchmarks
• Review of project risk
• Assessing equity investment
• Establishing market failures
• Review the justification for grant
• Review of exist policies  
• Review of the financial model

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“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”

Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef

In the framework of the economic adjustment programme agreed between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank), the Greek authorities are implementing ambitious reform of the Greek central administration. The objective of the reform is to increase the efficiency of the Administration.


KLC Consulting sLTD, as sub-contractor of the public agency Adetef acting as “reform partner”,  has provided assistance to the Greek Authorities with high level state advice for the steering and the organization of the reform.

The scope of the services for the implementation of a new system for the selection of top managers included:

  • Assistance in the planning of the overall process regarding all elements (preparation of circulars, organization of committees, publication of relevant information) and identification of corrective measures if necessary
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the overall process and report to the Minister of Reform and the General Secretary of reform on the progress of the implementation phase.
  • Facilitation of training programs designed for panel members
  • Liaison with other projects managers on other projects related to HR to identify potential issues and synergies in the identification of the administrative reform action plan.

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania”

Country: Greece
Dates: Íîåìâðè 2014
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece is carrying out the valuation of an investment project “Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania” for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The investment project is concerned with the construction of internal and external infrastructure of the Business Park in the greater area of Chania. The overall investment value of the Project is € 10.550.000. The provided service included:

·         Assessing the Fair Rate of Return

·         Review of industry benchmarks

·         Review of project risk

·         Assessing equity investment

·         Establishing market failures

·         Review the justification for grant

             ·         Review of exist policies

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Provision of Consultancy Services for Improving Inland Water Transport Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: February 2014 – August 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 486,810.18 USD
Client: Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda

 

The project’s objectives are: 

  • To review, harmonize and update the existing legislation in the country related to maritime affairs.
  • To propose modalities for establishment of a Maritime Administration in Uganda.
  • To produce a draft Maritime Bill and related Draft Maritime Regulations.

 

Services provided:

  • Review the existing maritime legislation in Uganda with a view of identifying their deficiencies and inadequacies, and make recommendatios; 
  • Review the Lake Victoria Transport Act and the draft Regulations; 
  • Review the existing Maritime Administration functions in Uganda and propose the required institutional reforms, propose capacity building for the institutions and estimate the cost of the required institutional reforms;
  • Study the Maritime Administration set up as well as the Maritime legislation in the region specifically in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi; 
  • Study the development and management of Ports and Harbours in Uganda;
  • Prepare a draft Inland Water Transport (Maritime) Bill and Regulations;
  • Propose a suitable institutional Maritime Administration Set up for Uganda  including a Maritime Administration unit;

 

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Provision of Consultancy Services for the Review of the Traffic and Road Safety Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: March 2013 – July 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 424 000 USD
Client: Ministry of Work and Transport of Uganda

The main of the Objective is to review the current Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 and its subsidiary regulations so as to come up with an update and strengthened law.

The scope of these consultancy services are covering but is not limited to:

  • Review the adequacy/inadequacy of each section of the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998
  • Review the enforcement of poor driving behavioural practices such as reckless driving, dangerous driving, careless driving, etc.
  • Review the roles  of the designated Officers and entities mentioned or defined  in the Act and re- assess their mandates;
  • Study, assess and advise on the new roles of the restructured Ministry, Uganda National Roads Authority, Uganda Road Fund, Uganda Revenue Authority, Local Governments, the proposed NRSA and MTRA;
  • Review the administration and amounts of fees, fines and penalties prescribed in the Act and its subsidiary regulations.;
  • Propose a legal framework within the Act or the relevant regulations to strengthen the existing driver training, testing and licensing;
  • Assess the qualitative and quantitative regulatory regime in Uganda of Transport Services;
  • Detail possible sources of a Road Safety Fund. Then propose a legal framework with the Act for its enforcement and administration;
  • Review the vehicle safety standards vis-à-vis: Motor vehicle Inspections Regulations for road worthiness and other safety regulations such as seat belt, speed governors, reflectors regulations, etc.;
  • Review similar legislation within the EAC states and EAC study reports on harmonization of Traffic and Vehicle legislation; and identify major areas for harmonization;
  • Carry out wide consultations among stakeholders on the deficiencies and areas that require improvement in the traffic and road safety legislation;
  • Assess whether the regulatory process (as per Cap 361) are balanced (i.e. carry out cost benefit analysis) 
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Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Country: Albania
Dates: 27th January 2014 – 26th January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget:  1,410,500 Euro
Partners: WYG International, Gopa Consultants

 

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to EU integration of Albania by the full alignment with and transposition of the Transport Acquis in Albania.

The purpose of this contract is to further strengthen the administrative, regulatory and technical competences of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the National Railway Authority and the Albanian Railways and the Maritime Administration.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:

  • Review of the national legislation in transport sector
  • Gap analysis between national legislation and EU acquis
  • Proposals for improvement of the legislative and regulatory framework for the transport sector
  • Improvement of the Ministry’s capacity in road transport sector for implementation of the International European Agreement concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP);
  • Support for the establishment of a single national transport sector accident and incident investigation body
  • Support for the reorganization of the General Directorate of Road Transport Service (GDRTS)
  • Capacity building (workshops, trainings, seminars)

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion"

Country: Crete, Greece
Dates: September 2013
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece

 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece has successfully completed an assignment on valuation of an investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion" for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The Project subject to the valuation concerned the three-storey complex of stores and offices and exploitation of 5 underground garages with 367 parking lots for public use and 103 parking lots for private use in the area Agia Triada – Chanioporta in the center of Heraklion city. The Project involves the construction of three storey complex of stores and offices (investment body - ATESE S.A.) and does not include construction of the underground garages, due to affiliation in the provisions of the Investment Law No 3299/2004. The overall investment value of the Project is 7,850,000 Euro.

The provided service included:

  • Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
  • Review of industry benchmarks
  • Review of project risk
  • Assessing equity investment
  • Establishing market failures
  • Review the justification for grant
  • Review of exist policies  
  • Review of the financial model

 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC Renewable S.A. in Romania

Country: Romania
Dates: June 2011 - November 2011
Financing: PPC Renewable S.A
Budget: 15,434.55 Euro
Partners: KLC Branch office in Romania


Description:
PPC Renewable S.A is interested in the opportunity of developing a wind farm for the production of electricity in Romania (total installed capacity of approx. 80 MW).
KLC was appointed to undertake the legal advisory services. The main object of the services is in-depth assessment of the transaction – “legal due diligence” checks.

 The legal due diligence report included the analysis and review of the following aspects:
•    Corporate Matters and structure of the transaction: SPV documents and SPV Management, Contracts concluded with Third Parties, Loan Agreements, Labour Relations, Pending Litigation and Disputes, Intellectual Property Rights;
•    Real Estate (land areas) documents: Cadastral Plan and Parcel Plan, Land ownership map, ownerships documents, resolutions/decisions of competent authorities;
•    Review of the Romanian legal and regulatory framework pertaining to the construction of energy facilities in view of producing electricity from renewable energy resources 
•    Review of requirements for trading of electricity produced by renewable sources and participation in the Green Certificate market
•    Permits and licences:  licensing permits (building permits, environmental permits, etc), documents related to NATURA 2000, approvals from different electricity commissions, topological, archeological issues, geotechnical studies, connection to the Grid)
•    Contracts with third parties (including the draft EPC contract)
 

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Development of the Objectives of the INOGATE Programme in Romania Country: Romania

Dates: January 2001 - 6th July 2001
Financing: PHARE Programme
Budget: 238,000 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The overall objective was to create a legal and regulatory environment conductive to private sector investments in oil and gas transport projects. The specific objectives were:
-analysis of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit in Romania;
-development of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit to enable investments to be made which will meet the objectives of the INOGATE Programme for the development of Caspian Sea oil and gas.
 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC S.A. in FYRepublic of Macedonia

Country: FYR Macedonia
Dates: June 2011 – December 2011
Financing: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.
Budget: 40,364.54 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The assignment concerned the provision of legal advisory services to the PPC S.A. (hereinafter ‘the Bidder’) in their participation in a public bid launched by the Ministry of Economy of the FYROM (hereinafter ‘the Contacting Authority’) for the design, financing, building, operation and maintenance of HPP Cebren (333 ΜW) and HPP Galiste (194 MW), and the operation of HPP Tikves (116 MW).  The Structure of the project is a Public Private Partnership between the Public Utility Company ELEM and the investor.
The objective of the assignment for KLC was to undertake an in-depth assessment of the scoped transaction, namely the participation of PPC in the Tender conducted by the Government of the FYROM. The services required under this assignment were, indicatively:
•    Review of the tender documentation for the Hydropower project and preparation of comments to be submitted to the Contracting Authority
•    Review of the draft concession agreement and PPP agreement and compliance checking with the existing laws of FYROM 
•    Review of the national legislation concerning the energy sector and particularly the RES (hydro) legal and regulatory framework
•    Study of the required licenses and permits for the construction, operation and maintenance of the hydro power plants in FYROM 
•    Drafting of a key legal issues report concerned with the hydropower project
•    Legality checking of the technical proposal and related annexes
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - Lot No 9 - Title: Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (including EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC, etc.)

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3/01/ 2011 – 3/01/ 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
Framework budget: 300, 000 Euro / year
Partners: Jacobs Engineering UK Limited, Louis Berger SAS,  Louis Berger regional offices (Romania, Bulgaria),  Jacobs regional offices (Czech Republic, Poland)

Description:
The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide support for the preparation of large infrastructure projects, checking and recommending actions for reaching project compliance with environmental legislation, including, but not limited, to the following sub-sectors:
•    Environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment,
•    Assessment under Habitat and Birds Directives and Natura 2000 network, large combustion plants, etc.
•    Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (incl. EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC etc)
•    Assistance in the review, preparation or completion of applications for funding under the Cohesion Fund or the ERDF.
•    Support in the Preparation of Applications for Structural and Cohesion Funds
 
The project may comprise advice on the technical characteristics of the projects and their compliance with relevant applicable Best Available Techniques, including the Emission Limit Values recommended by the relevant EU BREF Documents for those which falls under the provisions of integrated pollution prevention control legislation.
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - LOT 4 - Transport and Urban Infrastructure, OJ Ref: 2010/S85-126779

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3 January 2011 – 3 January 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
framework budget: 1,000,000 Euro/year
Partners: WSP International Management Consulting (leader) ,  WSP Finland, NEA Transport Research and Training,  Trasporti e Territorio , TRADEMCO

Description:

The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide within specific assignments support in the preparation of large infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to, the following sub-sectors:
•    national and regional transport (road/rail/air/water transport infrastructures and planning/management of transportation services, and related rolling stock)
•    urban road infrastructure and public transport
•    cultural infrastructure (museums, concert halls, theatres, sports stadia, congress centres and event management, tourism) and related equipment
•    urban development (including urban regeneration, housing).
 

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Support in the Implementation of Transport Community Agreement (EU-TCA)

Country: Kosovo
Dates: 1 June - September 2011
Financing: IPA 2009, The European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo
Budget: 7888, 53 Euro
Contractor: Egis Bceom International

Description:
The purpose of this project is to provide technical support and institutional capacity building in the implementation of the EU-Transport Community Agreement (TCA), currently the Transport Community Treaty.
The project aims at assisting the Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/99) institutions, namely the Ministry of Infrastructure, Railways Regulatory Authority and Kosovo Railways, in participating as contracting parties in the Transport Community in the South Eastern Europe, thus integrating Kosovo's transport network in the regional transport markets, in compliance with the EU acquis.
KLC acted as sub-contractor for EGIS BCEOM International with the involvement of Ms. Ana Maria TUTEA, as International Legal Expert, undertaking the following activities:
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Kosovo (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in the identification and prioritization of international conventions and organizations in road transport sector where Kosovo could become member/party;
•    Analysis of general benefits of acceding to the selected international conventions and organizations in road transport sector;
•    Analysis of conditions for membership and obstacles to acceding to international conventions (especially for INTERBUS Agreement);
•    Recommendations for cooperation with international organizations for international recognition of driving license of Kosovo.
 

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Support to the Integration of Ukraine in the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T

Country: Ukraine
Dates: August – December 2011
Financing: EC
Budget:  32816, 98 Euro
Contractor: Corporate Solutions Consulting Ltd

Description:
The overall objective of the project was to improve the transport sector through assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in developing and implementing a Strategy and Action Plan for Transport Integration into the Trans-European transport network.
KLC Law Firm acted as a subcontractor of Corporate Solutions Consulting Limited by providing Institutional and Regulatory experts Mr. Dimitrios Kouvaras and Ms. Ana Maria Tutea, as well as Transport Economist Mr. Giorgi Turdzeladze.
KLC Law Firm undertook the following services:
•    Assessment of current structure of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (MoI), including the functions and responsibilities of its departments and subordinates;
•    Assessment of the procedure of drafting and adopting of regulatory acts of different level;
•    Assessment of the system of transport sector governance, including the subordination of MoI, cross-cutting issues with other authorities, and responsibilities of other Ministries in field of transport sector, as well as assessment of the Ministry’s capacity to implement Transport Strategy and fully achieve to SBS indicators;
•    Provision of recommendations for an appropriate regulatory framework and necessary legal changes that the transport sector of Ukraine should incorporate in order to achieve better management, efficiency and sustainability;
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on the projects’ prioritization tasks;
•    Analysis of the selected transport projects according to the elaborated and approved methodologies.
 

Market analysis and priorities for future development of the gas market and infrastructure in Central-Eastern Europe under the North-South Energy Interconnections initiative
Country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: October - November 2011
Financing: European Commission, DG ENER
Budget: 5,600 Euro
Contractor: KANTOR Management Consultants SA / Booz & Company Ltd (Booz)
Maritime Flags in the Caspian Sea
Country: Azerbaijan Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan
Dates: October – November 2011
Financing: private client
Budget: 10,000 Euro
Contractor: GEMS International NV
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece

Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece

Description:
Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece carried out the valuation of an investment project "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", assigned by Urban Development Fund for EUROBANK.
The services provided service include:
• Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
• Review of industry benchmarks
• Review of project risk
• Assessing equity investment
• Establishing market failures
• Review the justification for grant
• Review of exist policies  
• Review of the financial model

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“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”

Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef

In the framework of the economic adjustment programme agreed between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank), the Greek authorities are implementing ambitious reform of the Greek central administration. The objective of the reform is to increase the efficiency of the Administration.


KLC Consulting sLTD, as sub-contractor of the public agency Adetef acting as “reform partner”,  has provided assistance to the Greek Authorities with high level state advice for the steering and the organization of the reform.

The scope of the services for the implementation of a new system for the selection of top managers included:

  • Assistance in the planning of the overall process regarding all elements (preparation of circulars, organization of committees, publication of relevant information) and identification of corrective measures if necessary
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the overall process and report to the Minister of Reform and the General Secretary of reform on the progress of the implementation phase.
  • Facilitation of training programs designed for panel members
  • Liaison with other projects managers on other projects related to HR to identify potential issues and synergies in the identification of the administrative reform action plan.

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania”

Country: Greece
Dates: Íîåìâðè 2014
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece is carrying out the valuation of an investment project “Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania” for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The investment project is concerned with the construction of internal and external infrastructure of the Business Park in the greater area of Chania. The overall investment value of the Project is € 10.550.000. The provided service included:

·         Assessing the Fair Rate of Return

·         Review of industry benchmarks

·         Review of project risk

·         Assessing equity investment

·         Establishing market failures

·         Review the justification for grant

             ·         Review of exist policies

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Provision of Consultancy Services for Improving Inland Water Transport Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: February 2014 – August 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 486,810.18 USD
Client: Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda

 

The project’s objectives are: 

  • To review, harmonize and update the existing legislation in the country related to maritime affairs.
  • To propose modalities for establishment of a Maritime Administration in Uganda.
  • To produce a draft Maritime Bill and related Draft Maritime Regulations.

 

Services provided:

  • Review the existing maritime legislation in Uganda with a view of identifying their deficiencies and inadequacies, and make recommendatios; 
  • Review the Lake Victoria Transport Act and the draft Regulations; 
  • Review the existing Maritime Administration functions in Uganda and propose the required institutional reforms, propose capacity building for the institutions and estimate the cost of the required institutional reforms;
  • Study the Maritime Administration set up as well as the Maritime legislation in the region specifically in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi; 
  • Study the development and management of Ports and Harbours in Uganda;
  • Prepare a draft Inland Water Transport (Maritime) Bill and Regulations;
  • Propose a suitable institutional Maritime Administration Set up for Uganda  including a Maritime Administration unit;

 

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Provision of Consultancy Services for the Review of the Traffic and Road Safety Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: March 2013 – July 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 424 000 USD
Client: Ministry of Work and Transport of Uganda

The main of the Objective is to review the current Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 and its subsidiary regulations so as to come up with an update and strengthened law.

The scope of these consultancy services are covering but is not limited to:

  • Review the adequacy/inadequacy of each section of the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998
  • Review the enforcement of poor driving behavioural practices such as reckless driving, dangerous driving, careless driving, etc.
  • Review the roles  of the designated Officers and entities mentioned or defined  in the Act and re- assess their mandates;
  • Study, assess and advise on the new roles of the restructured Ministry, Uganda National Roads Authority, Uganda Road Fund, Uganda Revenue Authority, Local Governments, the proposed NRSA and MTRA;
  • Review the administration and amounts of fees, fines and penalties prescribed in the Act and its subsidiary regulations.;
  • Propose a legal framework within the Act or the relevant regulations to strengthen the existing driver training, testing and licensing;
  • Assess the qualitative and quantitative regulatory regime in Uganda of Transport Services;
  • Detail possible sources of a Road Safety Fund. Then propose a legal framework with the Act for its enforcement and administration;
  • Review the vehicle safety standards vis-à-vis: Motor vehicle Inspections Regulations for road worthiness and other safety regulations such as seat belt, speed governors, reflectors regulations, etc.;
  • Review similar legislation within the EAC states and EAC study reports on harmonization of Traffic and Vehicle legislation; and identify major areas for harmonization;
  • Carry out wide consultations among stakeholders on the deficiencies and areas that require improvement in the traffic and road safety legislation;
  • Assess whether the regulatory process (as per Cap 361) are balanced (i.e. carry out cost benefit analysis) 
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Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Country: Albania
Dates: 27th January 2014 – 26th January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget:  1,410,500 Euro
Partners: WYG International, Gopa Consultants

 

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to EU integration of Albania by the full alignment with and transposition of the Transport Acquis in Albania.

The purpose of this contract is to further strengthen the administrative, regulatory and technical competences of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the National Railway Authority and the Albanian Railways and the Maritime Administration.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:

  • Review of the national legislation in transport sector
  • Gap analysis between national legislation and EU acquis
  • Proposals for improvement of the legislative and regulatory framework for the transport sector
  • Improvement of the Ministry’s capacity in road transport sector for implementation of the International European Agreement concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP);
  • Support for the establishment of a single national transport sector accident and incident investigation body
  • Support for the reorganization of the General Directorate of Road Transport Service (GDRTS)
  • Capacity building (workshops, trainings, seminars)

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion"

Country: Crete, Greece
Dates: September 2013
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece

 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece has successfully completed an assignment on valuation of an investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion" for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The Project subject to the valuation concerned the three-storey complex of stores and offices and exploitation of 5 underground garages with 367 parking lots for public use and 103 parking lots for private use in the area Agia Triada – Chanioporta in the center of Heraklion city. The Project involves the construction of three storey complex of stores and offices (investment body - ATESE S.A.) and does not include construction of the underground garages, due to affiliation in the provisions of the Investment Law No 3299/2004. The overall investment value of the Project is 7,850,000 Euro.

The provided service included:

  • Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
  • Review of industry benchmarks
  • Review of project risk
  • Assessing equity investment
  • Establishing market failures
  • Review the justification for grant
  • Review of exist policies  
  • Review of the financial model

 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC Renewable S.A. in Romania

Country: Romania
Dates: June 2011 - November 2011
Financing: PPC Renewable S.A
Budget: 15,434.55 Euro
Partners: KLC Branch office in Romania


Description:
PPC Renewable S.A is interested in the opportunity of developing a wind farm for the production of electricity in Romania (total installed capacity of approx. 80 MW).
KLC was appointed to undertake the legal advisory services. The main object of the services is in-depth assessment of the transaction – “legal due diligence” checks.

 The legal due diligence report included the analysis and review of the following aspects:
•    Corporate Matters and structure of the transaction: SPV documents and SPV Management, Contracts concluded with Third Parties, Loan Agreements, Labour Relations, Pending Litigation and Disputes, Intellectual Property Rights;
•    Real Estate (land areas) documents: Cadastral Plan and Parcel Plan, Land ownership map, ownerships documents, resolutions/decisions of competent authorities;
•    Review of the Romanian legal and regulatory framework pertaining to the construction of energy facilities in view of producing electricity from renewable energy resources 
•    Review of requirements for trading of electricity produced by renewable sources and participation in the Green Certificate market
•    Permits and licences:  licensing permits (building permits, environmental permits, etc), documents related to NATURA 2000, approvals from different electricity commissions, topological, archeological issues, geotechnical studies, connection to the Grid)
•    Contracts with third parties (including the draft EPC contract)
 

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Development of the Objectives of the INOGATE Programme in Romania Country: Romania

Dates: January 2001 - 6th July 2001
Financing: PHARE Programme
Budget: 238,000 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The overall objective was to create a legal and regulatory environment conductive to private sector investments in oil and gas transport projects. The specific objectives were:
-analysis of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit in Romania;
-development of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit to enable investments to be made which will meet the objectives of the INOGATE Programme for the development of Caspian Sea oil and gas.
 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC S.A. in FYRepublic of Macedonia

Country: FYR Macedonia
Dates: June 2011 – December 2011
Financing: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.
Budget: 40,364.54 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The assignment concerned the provision of legal advisory services to the PPC S.A. (hereinafter ‘the Bidder’) in their participation in a public bid launched by the Ministry of Economy of the FYROM (hereinafter ‘the Contacting Authority’) for the design, financing, building, operation and maintenance of HPP Cebren (333 ΜW) and HPP Galiste (194 MW), and the operation of HPP Tikves (116 MW).  The Structure of the project is a Public Private Partnership between the Public Utility Company ELEM and the investor.
The objective of the assignment for KLC was to undertake an in-depth assessment of the scoped transaction, namely the participation of PPC in the Tender conducted by the Government of the FYROM. The services required under this assignment were, indicatively:
•    Review of the tender documentation for the Hydropower project and preparation of comments to be submitted to the Contracting Authority
•    Review of the draft concession agreement and PPP agreement and compliance checking with the existing laws of FYROM 
•    Review of the national legislation concerning the energy sector and particularly the RES (hydro) legal and regulatory framework
•    Study of the required licenses and permits for the construction, operation and maintenance of the hydro power plants in FYROM 
•    Drafting of a key legal issues report concerned with the hydropower project
•    Legality checking of the technical proposal and related annexes
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - Lot No 9 - Title: Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (including EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC, etc.)

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3/01/ 2011 – 3/01/ 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
Framework budget: 300, 000 Euro / year
Partners: Jacobs Engineering UK Limited, Louis Berger SAS,  Louis Berger regional offices (Romania, Bulgaria),  Jacobs regional offices (Czech Republic, Poland)

Description:
The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide support for the preparation of large infrastructure projects, checking and recommending actions for reaching project compliance with environmental legislation, including, but not limited, to the following sub-sectors:
•    Environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment,
•    Assessment under Habitat and Birds Directives and Natura 2000 network, large combustion plants, etc.
•    Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (incl. EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC etc)
•    Assistance in the review, preparation or completion of applications for funding under the Cohesion Fund or the ERDF.
•    Support in the Preparation of Applications for Structural and Cohesion Funds
 
The project may comprise advice on the technical characteristics of the projects and their compliance with relevant applicable Best Available Techniques, including the Emission Limit Values recommended by the relevant EU BREF Documents for those which falls under the provisions of integrated pollution prevention control legislation.
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - LOT 4 - Transport and Urban Infrastructure, OJ Ref: 2010/S85-126779

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3 January 2011 – 3 January 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
framework budget: 1,000,000 Euro/year
Partners: WSP International Management Consulting (leader) ,  WSP Finland, NEA Transport Research and Training,  Trasporti e Territorio , TRADEMCO

Description:

The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide within specific assignments support in the preparation of large infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to, the following sub-sectors:
•    national and regional transport (road/rail/air/water transport infrastructures and planning/management of transportation services, and related rolling stock)
•    urban road infrastructure and public transport
•    cultural infrastructure (museums, concert halls, theatres, sports stadia, congress centres and event management, tourism) and related equipment
•    urban development (including urban regeneration, housing).
 

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Support in the Implementation of Transport Community Agreement (EU-TCA)

Country: Kosovo
Dates: 1 June - September 2011
Financing: IPA 2009, The European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo
Budget: 7888, 53 Euro
Contractor: Egis Bceom International

Description:
The purpose of this project is to provide technical support and institutional capacity building in the implementation of the EU-Transport Community Agreement (TCA), currently the Transport Community Treaty.
The project aims at assisting the Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/99) institutions, namely the Ministry of Infrastructure, Railways Regulatory Authority and Kosovo Railways, in participating as contracting parties in the Transport Community in the South Eastern Europe, thus integrating Kosovo's transport network in the regional transport markets, in compliance with the EU acquis.
KLC acted as sub-contractor for EGIS BCEOM International with the involvement of Ms. Ana Maria TUTEA, as International Legal Expert, undertaking the following activities:
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Kosovo (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in the identification and prioritization of international conventions and organizations in road transport sector where Kosovo could become member/party;
•    Analysis of general benefits of acceding to the selected international conventions and organizations in road transport sector;
•    Analysis of conditions for membership and obstacles to acceding to international conventions (especially for INTERBUS Agreement);
•    Recommendations for cooperation with international organizations for international recognition of driving license of Kosovo.
 

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Support to the Integration of Ukraine in the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T

Country: Ukraine
Dates: August – December 2011
Financing: EC
Budget:  32816, 98 Euro
Contractor: Corporate Solutions Consulting Ltd

Description:
The overall objective of the project was to improve the transport sector through assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in developing and implementing a Strategy and Action Plan for Transport Integration into the Trans-European transport network.
KLC Law Firm acted as a subcontractor of Corporate Solutions Consulting Limited by providing Institutional and Regulatory experts Mr. Dimitrios Kouvaras and Ms. Ana Maria Tutea, as well as Transport Economist Mr. Giorgi Turdzeladze.
KLC Law Firm undertook the following services:
•    Assessment of current structure of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (MoI), including the functions and responsibilities of its departments and subordinates;
•    Assessment of the procedure of drafting and adopting of regulatory acts of different level;
•    Assessment of the system of transport sector governance, including the subordination of MoI, cross-cutting issues with other authorities, and responsibilities of other Ministries in field of transport sector, as well as assessment of the Ministry’s capacity to implement Transport Strategy and fully achieve to SBS indicators;
•    Provision of recommendations for an appropriate regulatory framework and necessary legal changes that the transport sector of Ukraine should incorporate in order to achieve better management, efficiency and sustainability;
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on the projects’ prioritization tasks;
•    Analysis of the selected transport projects according to the elaborated and approved methodologies.
 

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Market analysis and priorities for future development of the gas market and infrastructure in Central-Eastern Europe under the North-South Energy Interconnections initiative

Country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: October - November 2011
Financing: European Commission, DG ENER
Budget: 5,600 Euro
Contractor: KANTOR Management Consultants SA / Booz & Company Ltd (Booz)

Description:
KLC acted as subcontractor of KANTOR Management Consultants SA by providing the Senior Legal Expert, Mr Thomas Lamnidis,  for the provision of the following services:

•    Review of regulatory and legislative framework relevant to the construction of natural gas infrastructure in eight (8) Central-Eastern European countries, i.e. Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; (Review)
•    Identification of regulatory and legislative obstacles/barriers in the implementation of new natural gas infrastructure projects in the eight (8) examined Central-Eastern European countries; (Gap Analysis)
•    Suggestion of measures to overcome the identified obstacles/barriers, based on already used practices in other European countries. (Solution Synthesis)
 

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Maritime Flags in the Caspian Sea

Country: Azerbaijan Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan
Dates: October – November 2011
Financing: private client
Budget: 10,000 Euro 
Contractor: GEMS International NV

Description:
KLC has been assigned by GEMS International NV for undertaking a feasibility study for the most favorable vessel's flag in Caspian Sea.
Services provided:
•    Legal and financial assessment concerning the obtaining of the  most suitable flag in Caspian Sea (option between Azeri, Russian, Kazakh and Turkmen flag) for a vessel having Belize flag.
•    Review of the legal status of the Caspian Sea
•    Review the national legislation of Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan concerned with flying a maritime flag in the Caspian Sea and procedures  for registration of vessels (required documentation, procedure for obtaining a maritime flag, fiscal policy) 
•    Proposals for the optimal option for flying maritime flag in Caspian Sea
 

Consulting Services for Preparation of a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region
Country: Azerbaijan
Dates: June 2010 - December 2010
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 490,000 USD
Partners: WSP Finland Ltd - Leader
Consulting Services for Pre-Construction Design Study of Underground Gas Storage in Georgia
Country: Georgia
Dates: 4th January 2010 - 4th January 2011
Financing: Millennium Challenge Corporation - The United States of America and Millennium Challenge Georgia Fund - Government of Georgia
Budget: 42, 500 Euro
Partners: Ramboll leader; KLC -sub-contractor
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece

Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece

Description:
Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece carried out the valuation of an investment project "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", assigned by Urban Development Fund for EUROBANK.
The services provided service include:
• Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
• Review of industry benchmarks
• Review of project risk
• Assessing equity investment
• Establishing market failures
• Review the justification for grant
• Review of exist policies  
• Review of the financial model

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“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”

Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef

In the framework of the economic adjustment programme agreed between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank), the Greek authorities are implementing ambitious reform of the Greek central administration. The objective of the reform is to increase the efficiency of the Administration.


KLC Consulting sLTD, as sub-contractor of the public agency Adetef acting as “reform partner”,  has provided assistance to the Greek Authorities with high level state advice for the steering and the organization of the reform.

The scope of the services for the implementation of a new system for the selection of top managers included:

  • Assistance in the planning of the overall process regarding all elements (preparation of circulars, organization of committees, publication of relevant information) and identification of corrective measures if necessary
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the overall process and report to the Minister of Reform and the General Secretary of reform on the progress of the implementation phase.
  • Facilitation of training programs designed for panel members
  • Liaison with other projects managers on other projects related to HR to identify potential issues and synergies in the identification of the administrative reform action plan.

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania”

Country: Greece
Dates: Íîåìâðè 2014
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece is carrying out the valuation of an investment project “Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania” for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The investment project is concerned with the construction of internal and external infrastructure of the Business Park in the greater area of Chania. The overall investment value of the Project is € 10.550.000. The provided service included:

·         Assessing the Fair Rate of Return

·         Review of industry benchmarks

·         Review of project risk

·         Assessing equity investment

·         Establishing market failures

·         Review the justification for grant

             ·         Review of exist policies

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Provision of Consultancy Services for Improving Inland Water Transport Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: February 2014 – August 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 486,810.18 USD
Client: Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda

 

The project’s objectives are: 

  • To review, harmonize and update the existing legislation in the country related to maritime affairs.
  • To propose modalities for establishment of a Maritime Administration in Uganda.
  • To produce a draft Maritime Bill and related Draft Maritime Regulations.

 

Services provided:

  • Review the existing maritime legislation in Uganda with a view of identifying their deficiencies and inadequacies, and make recommendatios; 
  • Review the Lake Victoria Transport Act and the draft Regulations; 
  • Review the existing Maritime Administration functions in Uganda and propose the required institutional reforms, propose capacity building for the institutions and estimate the cost of the required institutional reforms;
  • Study the Maritime Administration set up as well as the Maritime legislation in the region specifically in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi; 
  • Study the development and management of Ports and Harbours in Uganda;
  • Prepare a draft Inland Water Transport (Maritime) Bill and Regulations;
  • Propose a suitable institutional Maritime Administration Set up for Uganda  including a Maritime Administration unit;

 

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Provision of Consultancy Services for the Review of the Traffic and Road Safety Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: March 2013 – July 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 424 000 USD
Client: Ministry of Work and Transport of Uganda

The main of the Objective is to review the current Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 and its subsidiary regulations so as to come up with an update and strengthened law.

The scope of these consultancy services are covering but is not limited to:

  • Review the adequacy/inadequacy of each section of the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998
  • Review the enforcement of poor driving behavioural practices such as reckless driving, dangerous driving, careless driving, etc.
  • Review the roles  of the designated Officers and entities mentioned or defined  in the Act and re- assess their mandates;
  • Study, assess and advise on the new roles of the restructured Ministry, Uganda National Roads Authority, Uganda Road Fund, Uganda Revenue Authority, Local Governments, the proposed NRSA and MTRA;
  • Review the administration and amounts of fees, fines and penalties prescribed in the Act and its subsidiary regulations.;
  • Propose a legal framework within the Act or the relevant regulations to strengthen the existing driver training, testing and licensing;
  • Assess the qualitative and quantitative regulatory regime in Uganda of Transport Services;
  • Detail possible sources of a Road Safety Fund. Then propose a legal framework with the Act for its enforcement and administration;
  • Review the vehicle safety standards vis-à-vis: Motor vehicle Inspections Regulations for road worthiness and other safety regulations such as seat belt, speed governors, reflectors regulations, etc.;
  • Review similar legislation within the EAC states and EAC study reports on harmonization of Traffic and Vehicle legislation; and identify major areas for harmonization;
  • Carry out wide consultations among stakeholders on the deficiencies and areas that require improvement in the traffic and road safety legislation;
  • Assess whether the regulatory process (as per Cap 361) are balanced (i.e. carry out cost benefit analysis) 
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Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Country: Albania
Dates: 27th January 2014 – 26th January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget:  1,410,500 Euro
Partners: WYG International, Gopa Consultants

 

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to EU integration of Albania by the full alignment with and transposition of the Transport Acquis in Albania.

The purpose of this contract is to further strengthen the administrative, regulatory and technical competences of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the National Railway Authority and the Albanian Railways and the Maritime Administration.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:

  • Review of the national legislation in transport sector
  • Gap analysis between national legislation and EU acquis
  • Proposals for improvement of the legislative and regulatory framework for the transport sector
  • Improvement of the Ministry’s capacity in road transport sector for implementation of the International European Agreement concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP);
  • Support for the establishment of a single national transport sector accident and incident investigation body
  • Support for the reorganization of the General Directorate of Road Transport Service (GDRTS)
  • Capacity building (workshops, trainings, seminars)

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion"

Country: Crete, Greece
Dates: September 2013
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece

 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece has successfully completed an assignment on valuation of an investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion" for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The Project subject to the valuation concerned the three-storey complex of stores and offices and exploitation of 5 underground garages with 367 parking lots for public use and 103 parking lots for private use in the area Agia Triada – Chanioporta in the center of Heraklion city. The Project involves the construction of three storey complex of stores and offices (investment body - ATESE S.A.) and does not include construction of the underground garages, due to affiliation in the provisions of the Investment Law No 3299/2004. The overall investment value of the Project is 7,850,000 Euro.

The provided service included:

  • Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
  • Review of industry benchmarks
  • Review of project risk
  • Assessing equity investment
  • Establishing market failures
  • Review the justification for grant
  • Review of exist policies  
  • Review of the financial model

 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC Renewable S.A. in Romania

Country: Romania
Dates: June 2011 - November 2011
Financing: PPC Renewable S.A
Budget: 15,434.55 Euro
Partners: KLC Branch office in Romania


Description:
PPC Renewable S.A is interested in the opportunity of developing a wind farm for the production of electricity in Romania (total installed capacity of approx. 80 MW).
KLC was appointed to undertake the legal advisory services. The main object of the services is in-depth assessment of the transaction – “legal due diligence” checks.

 The legal due diligence report included the analysis and review of the following aspects:
•    Corporate Matters and structure of the transaction: SPV documents and SPV Management, Contracts concluded with Third Parties, Loan Agreements, Labour Relations, Pending Litigation and Disputes, Intellectual Property Rights;
•    Real Estate (land areas) documents: Cadastral Plan and Parcel Plan, Land ownership map, ownerships documents, resolutions/decisions of competent authorities;
•    Review of the Romanian legal and regulatory framework pertaining to the construction of energy facilities in view of producing electricity from renewable energy resources 
•    Review of requirements for trading of electricity produced by renewable sources and participation in the Green Certificate market
•    Permits and licences:  licensing permits (building permits, environmental permits, etc), documents related to NATURA 2000, approvals from different electricity commissions, topological, archeological issues, geotechnical studies, connection to the Grid)
•    Contracts with third parties (including the draft EPC contract)
 

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Development of the Objectives of the INOGATE Programme in Romania Country: Romania

Dates: January 2001 - 6th July 2001
Financing: PHARE Programme
Budget: 238,000 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The overall objective was to create a legal and regulatory environment conductive to private sector investments in oil and gas transport projects. The specific objectives were:
-analysis of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit in Romania;
-development of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit to enable investments to be made which will meet the objectives of the INOGATE Programme for the development of Caspian Sea oil and gas.
 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC S.A. in FYRepublic of Macedonia

Country: FYR Macedonia
Dates: June 2011 – December 2011
Financing: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.
Budget: 40,364.54 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The assignment concerned the provision of legal advisory services to the PPC S.A. (hereinafter ‘the Bidder’) in their participation in a public bid launched by the Ministry of Economy of the FYROM (hereinafter ‘the Contacting Authority’) for the design, financing, building, operation and maintenance of HPP Cebren (333 ΜW) and HPP Galiste (194 MW), and the operation of HPP Tikves (116 MW).  The Structure of the project is a Public Private Partnership between the Public Utility Company ELEM and the investor.
The objective of the assignment for KLC was to undertake an in-depth assessment of the scoped transaction, namely the participation of PPC in the Tender conducted by the Government of the FYROM. The services required under this assignment were, indicatively:
•    Review of the tender documentation for the Hydropower project and preparation of comments to be submitted to the Contracting Authority
•    Review of the draft concession agreement and PPP agreement and compliance checking with the existing laws of FYROM 
•    Review of the national legislation concerning the energy sector and particularly the RES (hydro) legal and regulatory framework
•    Study of the required licenses and permits for the construction, operation and maintenance of the hydro power plants in FYROM 
•    Drafting of a key legal issues report concerned with the hydropower project
•    Legality checking of the technical proposal and related annexes
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - Lot No 9 - Title: Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (including EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC, etc.)

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3/01/ 2011 – 3/01/ 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
Framework budget: 300, 000 Euro / year
Partners: Jacobs Engineering UK Limited, Louis Berger SAS,  Louis Berger regional offices (Romania, Bulgaria),  Jacobs regional offices (Czech Republic, Poland)

Description:
The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide support for the preparation of large infrastructure projects, checking and recommending actions for reaching project compliance with environmental legislation, including, but not limited, to the following sub-sectors:
•    Environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment,
•    Assessment under Habitat and Birds Directives and Natura 2000 network, large combustion plants, etc.
•    Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (incl. EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC etc)
•    Assistance in the review, preparation or completion of applications for funding under the Cohesion Fund or the ERDF.
•    Support in the Preparation of Applications for Structural and Cohesion Funds
 
The project may comprise advice on the technical characteristics of the projects and their compliance with relevant applicable Best Available Techniques, including the Emission Limit Values recommended by the relevant EU BREF Documents for those which falls under the provisions of integrated pollution prevention control legislation.
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - LOT 4 - Transport and Urban Infrastructure, OJ Ref: 2010/S85-126779

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3 January 2011 – 3 January 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
framework budget: 1,000,000 Euro/year
Partners: WSP International Management Consulting (leader) ,  WSP Finland, NEA Transport Research and Training,  Trasporti e Territorio , TRADEMCO

Description:

The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide within specific assignments support in the preparation of large infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to, the following sub-sectors:
•    national and regional transport (road/rail/air/water transport infrastructures and planning/management of transportation services, and related rolling stock)
•    urban road infrastructure and public transport
•    cultural infrastructure (museums, concert halls, theatres, sports stadia, congress centres and event management, tourism) and related equipment
•    urban development (including urban regeneration, housing).
 

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Support in the Implementation of Transport Community Agreement (EU-TCA)

Country: Kosovo
Dates: 1 June - September 2011
Financing: IPA 2009, The European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo
Budget: 7888, 53 Euro
Contractor: Egis Bceom International

Description:
The purpose of this project is to provide technical support and institutional capacity building in the implementation of the EU-Transport Community Agreement (TCA), currently the Transport Community Treaty.
The project aims at assisting the Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/99) institutions, namely the Ministry of Infrastructure, Railways Regulatory Authority and Kosovo Railways, in participating as contracting parties in the Transport Community in the South Eastern Europe, thus integrating Kosovo's transport network in the regional transport markets, in compliance with the EU acquis.
KLC acted as sub-contractor for EGIS BCEOM International with the involvement of Ms. Ana Maria TUTEA, as International Legal Expert, undertaking the following activities:
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Kosovo (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in the identification and prioritization of international conventions and organizations in road transport sector where Kosovo could become member/party;
•    Analysis of general benefits of acceding to the selected international conventions and organizations in road transport sector;
•    Analysis of conditions for membership and obstacles to acceding to international conventions (especially for INTERBUS Agreement);
•    Recommendations for cooperation with international organizations for international recognition of driving license of Kosovo.
 

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Support to the Integration of Ukraine in the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T

Country: Ukraine
Dates: August – December 2011
Financing: EC
Budget:  32816, 98 Euro
Contractor: Corporate Solutions Consulting Ltd

Description:
The overall objective of the project was to improve the transport sector through assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in developing and implementing a Strategy and Action Plan for Transport Integration into the Trans-European transport network.
KLC Law Firm acted as a subcontractor of Corporate Solutions Consulting Limited by providing Institutional and Regulatory experts Mr. Dimitrios Kouvaras and Ms. Ana Maria Tutea, as well as Transport Economist Mr. Giorgi Turdzeladze.
KLC Law Firm undertook the following services:
•    Assessment of current structure of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (MoI), including the functions and responsibilities of its departments and subordinates;
•    Assessment of the procedure of drafting and adopting of regulatory acts of different level;
•    Assessment of the system of transport sector governance, including the subordination of MoI, cross-cutting issues with other authorities, and responsibilities of other Ministries in field of transport sector, as well as assessment of the Ministry’s capacity to implement Transport Strategy and fully achieve to SBS indicators;
•    Provision of recommendations for an appropriate regulatory framework and necessary legal changes that the transport sector of Ukraine should incorporate in order to achieve better management, efficiency and sustainability;
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on the projects’ prioritization tasks;
•    Analysis of the selected transport projects according to the elaborated and approved methodologies.
 

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Market analysis and priorities for future development of the gas market and infrastructure in Central-Eastern Europe under the North-South Energy Interconnections initiative

Country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: October - November 2011
Financing: European Commission, DG ENER
Budget: 5,600 Euro
Contractor: KANTOR Management Consultants SA / Booz & Company Ltd (Booz)

Description:
KLC acted as subcontractor of KANTOR Management Consultants SA by providing the Senior Legal Expert, Mr Thomas Lamnidis,  for the provision of the following services:

•    Review of regulatory and legislative framework relevant to the construction of natural gas infrastructure in eight (8) Central-Eastern European countries, i.e. Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; (Review)
•    Identification of regulatory and legislative obstacles/barriers in the implementation of new natural gas infrastructure projects in the eight (8) examined Central-Eastern European countries; (Gap Analysis)
•    Suggestion of measures to overcome the identified obstacles/barriers, based on already used practices in other European countries. (Solution Synthesis)
 

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Maritime Flags in the Caspian Sea

Country: Azerbaijan Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan
Dates: October – November 2011
Financing: private client
Budget: 10,000 Euro 
Contractor: GEMS International NV

Description:
KLC has been assigned by GEMS International NV for undertaking a feasibility study for the most favorable vessel's flag in Caspian Sea.
Services provided:
•    Legal and financial assessment concerning the obtaining of the  most suitable flag in Caspian Sea (option between Azeri, Russian, Kazakh and Turkmen flag) for a vessel having Belize flag.
•    Review of the legal status of the Caspian Sea
•    Review the national legislation of Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan concerned with flying a maritime flag in the Caspian Sea and procedures  for registration of vessels (required documentation, procedure for obtaining a maritime flag, fiscal policy) 
•    Proposals for the optimal option for flying maritime flag in Caspian Sea
 

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Consulting Services for Preparation of a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region

Country: Azerbaijan
Dates: June 2010 - December 2010
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 490,000 USD
Partners: WSP Finland Ltd - Leader

Description:
The objective of the assignment is to develop a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region. To achieve this objective a detailed urban transport study (the Study) must be carried out and an extensive consultation process must be undertaken.
The Strategic Transportation Plan shall:
•    a) Provide a vision, goals and objectives for the future in which transportation within the Baku Metropolitan Region is efficient, clean, affordable, coordinated, and user-centered.
•    b) Contain Strategies, Priority, Actions and Supporting Policies that are needed to achieve the future vision.
•    c) Include an Investment Strategy to finance the transportation system over the short- and long-terms.
Specifically KLC undertakes the following tasks:
•    Diagnosis of Baku’s Urban Transportation System
•    Evaluation of the status, trends and challenges of Baku’s transport system: public transport, roads and highways
•    Elaboration of urban transport planning model
•    Transport network coding
•    Development of Draft Strategic Transportation Plan and Draft Investment Strategy
•    Elaboration of Final Strategic Transportation Plan
 

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Consulting Services for Pre-Construction Design Study of Underground Gas Storage in Georgia

Country: Georgia
Dates: 4th January 2010 - 4th January 2011
Financing: Millennium Challenge Corporation - The United States of America and Millennium Challenge Georgia Fund - Government of Georgia
Budget: 42, 500 Euro
Partners: Ramboll leader; KLC -sub-contractor

Description:
The objective of the project is to undertake the Pre-Construction Design Study of an underground gas storage facility at Ninotsminda Gas Capped Oil Field, Georgia.
Legal Framework - The Consultant will:
•    analyze the legal and regulatory framework in Georgia regarding the construction of the UGS facility;
•    review potential organizational and ownership structures and project management options,
•    Evaluate existing gas supply and purchase contracts;
•    define and recommend potential legal structures for public- private partnership and other business models;
•    define framework for storage operation agreements.
Specifically, the Consultant shall evaluate and analyze potential frameworks for ownership and operation of a Georgian UGS facility and provide recommendations as appropriate. The Consultant shall consider, among other potential business models, Georgian government ownership, private ownership, public-private partnership, detailing the impact of facility ownership on project funding.
 

Study on Weekly Oil Reporting
Country: EU countries
Dates: August 2009 - January 2010
Financing: EC - DG TREN
Budget: 304,813 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald
Ukrainian-European Policy and Legal Advice Centre (UEPLAC) Phase V
Country: Ukraine
Dates: 24.07.2009 - 24.07.2011
Financing: EC
Budget: 2.991.000 Euro
Partners: University Pierre Mend France (UPMF), Public Administration International (PAI), FIIAPP, Louis Berger SAS, Human Resources and Technical Assistance (HrTa ltd)
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece

Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece

Description:
Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece carried out the valuation of an investment project "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", assigned by Urban Development Fund for EUROBANK.
The services provided service include:
• Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
• Review of industry benchmarks
• Review of project risk
• Assessing equity investment
• Establishing market failures
• Review the justification for grant
• Review of exist policies  
• Review of the financial model

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“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”

Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef

In the framework of the economic adjustment programme agreed between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank), the Greek authorities are implementing ambitious reform of the Greek central administration. The objective of the reform is to increase the efficiency of the Administration.


KLC Consulting sLTD, as sub-contractor of the public agency Adetef acting as “reform partner”,  has provided assistance to the Greek Authorities with high level state advice for the steering and the organization of the reform.

The scope of the services for the implementation of a new system for the selection of top managers included:

  • Assistance in the planning of the overall process regarding all elements (preparation of circulars, organization of committees, publication of relevant information) and identification of corrective measures if necessary
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the overall process and report to the Minister of Reform and the General Secretary of reform on the progress of the implementation phase.
  • Facilitation of training programs designed for panel members
  • Liaison with other projects managers on other projects related to HR to identify potential issues and synergies in the identification of the administrative reform action plan.

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania”

Country: Greece
Dates: Íîåìâðè 2014
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece is carrying out the valuation of an investment project “Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania” for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The investment project is concerned with the construction of internal and external infrastructure of the Business Park in the greater area of Chania. The overall investment value of the Project is € 10.550.000. The provided service included:

·         Assessing the Fair Rate of Return

·         Review of industry benchmarks

·         Review of project risk

·         Assessing equity investment

·         Establishing market failures

·         Review the justification for grant

             ·         Review of exist policies

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Provision of Consultancy Services for Improving Inland Water Transport Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: February 2014 – August 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 486,810.18 USD
Client: Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda

 

The project’s objectives are: 

  • To review, harmonize and update the existing legislation in the country related to maritime affairs.
  • To propose modalities for establishment of a Maritime Administration in Uganda.
  • To produce a draft Maritime Bill and related Draft Maritime Regulations.

 

Services provided:

  • Review the existing maritime legislation in Uganda with a view of identifying their deficiencies and inadequacies, and make recommendatios; 
  • Review the Lake Victoria Transport Act and the draft Regulations; 
  • Review the existing Maritime Administration functions in Uganda and propose the required institutional reforms, propose capacity building for the institutions and estimate the cost of the required institutional reforms;
  • Study the Maritime Administration set up as well as the Maritime legislation in the region specifically in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi; 
  • Study the development and management of Ports and Harbours in Uganda;
  • Prepare a draft Inland Water Transport (Maritime) Bill and Regulations;
  • Propose a suitable institutional Maritime Administration Set up for Uganda  including a Maritime Administration unit;

 

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Provision of Consultancy Services for the Review of the Traffic and Road Safety Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: March 2013 – July 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 424 000 USD
Client: Ministry of Work and Transport of Uganda

The main of the Objective is to review the current Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 and its subsidiary regulations so as to come up with an update and strengthened law.

The scope of these consultancy services are covering but is not limited to:

  • Review the adequacy/inadequacy of each section of the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998
  • Review the enforcement of poor driving behavioural practices such as reckless driving, dangerous driving, careless driving, etc.
  • Review the roles  of the designated Officers and entities mentioned or defined  in the Act and re- assess their mandates;
  • Study, assess and advise on the new roles of the restructured Ministry, Uganda National Roads Authority, Uganda Road Fund, Uganda Revenue Authority, Local Governments, the proposed NRSA and MTRA;
  • Review the administration and amounts of fees, fines and penalties prescribed in the Act and its subsidiary regulations.;
  • Propose a legal framework within the Act or the relevant regulations to strengthen the existing driver training, testing and licensing;
  • Assess the qualitative and quantitative regulatory regime in Uganda of Transport Services;
  • Detail possible sources of a Road Safety Fund. Then propose a legal framework with the Act for its enforcement and administration;
  • Review the vehicle safety standards vis-à-vis: Motor vehicle Inspections Regulations for road worthiness and other safety regulations such as seat belt, speed governors, reflectors regulations, etc.;
  • Review similar legislation within the EAC states and EAC study reports on harmonization of Traffic and Vehicle legislation; and identify major areas for harmonization;
  • Carry out wide consultations among stakeholders on the deficiencies and areas that require improvement in the traffic and road safety legislation;
  • Assess whether the regulatory process (as per Cap 361) are balanced (i.e. carry out cost benefit analysis) 
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Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Country: Albania
Dates: 27th January 2014 – 26th January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget:  1,410,500 Euro
Partners: WYG International, Gopa Consultants

 

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to EU integration of Albania by the full alignment with and transposition of the Transport Acquis in Albania.

The purpose of this contract is to further strengthen the administrative, regulatory and technical competences of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the National Railway Authority and the Albanian Railways and the Maritime Administration.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:

  • Review of the national legislation in transport sector
  • Gap analysis between national legislation and EU acquis
  • Proposals for improvement of the legislative and regulatory framework for the transport sector
  • Improvement of the Ministry’s capacity in road transport sector for implementation of the International European Agreement concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP);
  • Support for the establishment of a single national transport sector accident and incident investigation body
  • Support for the reorganization of the General Directorate of Road Transport Service (GDRTS)
  • Capacity building (workshops, trainings, seminars)

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion"

Country: Crete, Greece
Dates: September 2013
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece

 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece has successfully completed an assignment on valuation of an investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion" for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The Project subject to the valuation concerned the three-storey complex of stores and offices and exploitation of 5 underground garages with 367 parking lots for public use and 103 parking lots for private use in the area Agia Triada – Chanioporta in the center of Heraklion city. The Project involves the construction of three storey complex of stores and offices (investment body - ATESE S.A.) and does not include construction of the underground garages, due to affiliation in the provisions of the Investment Law No 3299/2004. The overall investment value of the Project is 7,850,000 Euro.

The provided service included:

  • Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
  • Review of industry benchmarks
  • Review of project risk
  • Assessing equity investment
  • Establishing market failures
  • Review the justification for grant
  • Review of exist policies  
  • Review of the financial model

 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC Renewable S.A. in Romania

Country: Romania
Dates: June 2011 - November 2011
Financing: PPC Renewable S.A
Budget: 15,434.55 Euro
Partners: KLC Branch office in Romania


Description:
PPC Renewable S.A is interested in the opportunity of developing a wind farm for the production of electricity in Romania (total installed capacity of approx. 80 MW).
KLC was appointed to undertake the legal advisory services. The main object of the services is in-depth assessment of the transaction – “legal due diligence” checks.

 The legal due diligence report included the analysis and review of the following aspects:
•    Corporate Matters and structure of the transaction: SPV documents and SPV Management, Contracts concluded with Third Parties, Loan Agreements, Labour Relations, Pending Litigation and Disputes, Intellectual Property Rights;
•    Real Estate (land areas) documents: Cadastral Plan and Parcel Plan, Land ownership map, ownerships documents, resolutions/decisions of competent authorities;
•    Review of the Romanian legal and regulatory framework pertaining to the construction of energy facilities in view of producing electricity from renewable energy resources 
•    Review of requirements for trading of electricity produced by renewable sources and participation in the Green Certificate market
•    Permits and licences:  licensing permits (building permits, environmental permits, etc), documents related to NATURA 2000, approvals from different electricity commissions, topological, archeological issues, geotechnical studies, connection to the Grid)
•    Contracts with third parties (including the draft EPC contract)
 

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Development of the Objectives of the INOGATE Programme in Romania Country: Romania

Dates: January 2001 - 6th July 2001
Financing: PHARE Programme
Budget: 238,000 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The overall objective was to create a legal and regulatory environment conductive to private sector investments in oil and gas transport projects. The specific objectives were:
-analysis of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit in Romania;
-development of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit to enable investments to be made which will meet the objectives of the INOGATE Programme for the development of Caspian Sea oil and gas.
 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC S.A. in FYRepublic of Macedonia

Country: FYR Macedonia
Dates: June 2011 – December 2011
Financing: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.
Budget: 40,364.54 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The assignment concerned the provision of legal advisory services to the PPC S.A. (hereinafter ‘the Bidder’) in their participation in a public bid launched by the Ministry of Economy of the FYROM (hereinafter ‘the Contacting Authority’) for the design, financing, building, operation and maintenance of HPP Cebren (333 ΜW) and HPP Galiste (194 MW), and the operation of HPP Tikves (116 MW).  The Structure of the project is a Public Private Partnership between the Public Utility Company ELEM and the investor.
The objective of the assignment for KLC was to undertake an in-depth assessment of the scoped transaction, namely the participation of PPC in the Tender conducted by the Government of the FYROM. The services required under this assignment were, indicatively:
•    Review of the tender documentation for the Hydropower project and preparation of comments to be submitted to the Contracting Authority
•    Review of the draft concession agreement and PPP agreement and compliance checking with the existing laws of FYROM 
•    Review of the national legislation concerning the energy sector and particularly the RES (hydro) legal and regulatory framework
•    Study of the required licenses and permits for the construction, operation and maintenance of the hydro power plants in FYROM 
•    Drafting of a key legal issues report concerned with the hydropower project
•    Legality checking of the technical proposal and related annexes
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - Lot No 9 - Title: Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (including EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC, etc.)

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3/01/ 2011 – 3/01/ 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
Framework budget: 300, 000 Euro / year
Partners: Jacobs Engineering UK Limited, Louis Berger SAS,  Louis Berger regional offices (Romania, Bulgaria),  Jacobs regional offices (Czech Republic, Poland)

Description:
The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide support for the preparation of large infrastructure projects, checking and recommending actions for reaching project compliance with environmental legislation, including, but not limited, to the following sub-sectors:
•    Environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment,
•    Assessment under Habitat and Birds Directives and Natura 2000 network, large combustion plants, etc.
•    Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (incl. EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC etc)
•    Assistance in the review, preparation or completion of applications for funding under the Cohesion Fund or the ERDF.
•    Support in the Preparation of Applications for Structural and Cohesion Funds
 
The project may comprise advice on the technical characteristics of the projects and their compliance with relevant applicable Best Available Techniques, including the Emission Limit Values recommended by the relevant EU BREF Documents for those which falls under the provisions of integrated pollution prevention control legislation.
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - LOT 4 - Transport and Urban Infrastructure, OJ Ref: 2010/S85-126779

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3 January 2011 – 3 January 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
framework budget: 1,000,000 Euro/year
Partners: WSP International Management Consulting (leader) ,  WSP Finland, NEA Transport Research and Training,  Trasporti e Territorio , TRADEMCO

Description:

The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide within specific assignments support in the preparation of large infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to, the following sub-sectors:
•    national and regional transport (road/rail/air/water transport infrastructures and planning/management of transportation services, and related rolling stock)
•    urban road infrastructure and public transport
•    cultural infrastructure (museums, concert halls, theatres, sports stadia, congress centres and event management, tourism) and related equipment
•    urban development (including urban regeneration, housing).
 

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Support in the Implementation of Transport Community Agreement (EU-TCA)

Country: Kosovo
Dates: 1 June - September 2011
Financing: IPA 2009, The European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo
Budget: 7888, 53 Euro
Contractor: Egis Bceom International

Description:
The purpose of this project is to provide technical support and institutional capacity building in the implementation of the EU-Transport Community Agreement (TCA), currently the Transport Community Treaty.
The project aims at assisting the Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/99) institutions, namely the Ministry of Infrastructure, Railways Regulatory Authority and Kosovo Railways, in participating as contracting parties in the Transport Community in the South Eastern Europe, thus integrating Kosovo's transport network in the regional transport markets, in compliance with the EU acquis.
KLC acted as sub-contractor for EGIS BCEOM International with the involvement of Ms. Ana Maria TUTEA, as International Legal Expert, undertaking the following activities:
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Kosovo (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in the identification and prioritization of international conventions and organizations in road transport sector where Kosovo could become member/party;
•    Analysis of general benefits of acceding to the selected international conventions and organizations in road transport sector;
•    Analysis of conditions for membership and obstacles to acceding to international conventions (especially for INTERBUS Agreement);
•    Recommendations for cooperation with international organizations for international recognition of driving license of Kosovo.
 

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Support to the Integration of Ukraine in the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T

Country: Ukraine
Dates: August – December 2011
Financing: EC
Budget:  32816, 98 Euro
Contractor: Corporate Solutions Consulting Ltd

Description:
The overall objective of the project was to improve the transport sector through assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in developing and implementing a Strategy and Action Plan for Transport Integration into the Trans-European transport network.
KLC Law Firm acted as a subcontractor of Corporate Solutions Consulting Limited by providing Institutional and Regulatory experts Mr. Dimitrios Kouvaras and Ms. Ana Maria Tutea, as well as Transport Economist Mr. Giorgi Turdzeladze.
KLC Law Firm undertook the following services:
•    Assessment of current structure of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (MoI), including the functions and responsibilities of its departments and subordinates;
•    Assessment of the procedure of drafting and adopting of regulatory acts of different level;
•    Assessment of the system of transport sector governance, including the subordination of MoI, cross-cutting issues with other authorities, and responsibilities of other Ministries in field of transport sector, as well as assessment of the Ministry’s capacity to implement Transport Strategy and fully achieve to SBS indicators;
•    Provision of recommendations for an appropriate regulatory framework and necessary legal changes that the transport sector of Ukraine should incorporate in order to achieve better management, efficiency and sustainability;
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on the projects’ prioritization tasks;
•    Analysis of the selected transport projects according to the elaborated and approved methodologies.
 

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Market analysis and priorities for future development of the gas market and infrastructure in Central-Eastern Europe under the North-South Energy Interconnections initiative

Country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: October - November 2011
Financing: European Commission, DG ENER
Budget: 5,600 Euro
Contractor: KANTOR Management Consultants SA / Booz & Company Ltd (Booz)

Description:
KLC acted as subcontractor of KANTOR Management Consultants SA by providing the Senior Legal Expert, Mr Thomas Lamnidis,  for the provision of the following services:

•    Review of regulatory and legislative framework relevant to the construction of natural gas infrastructure in eight (8) Central-Eastern European countries, i.e. Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; (Review)
•    Identification of regulatory and legislative obstacles/barriers in the implementation of new natural gas infrastructure projects in the eight (8) examined Central-Eastern European countries; (Gap Analysis)
•    Suggestion of measures to overcome the identified obstacles/barriers, based on already used practices in other European countries. (Solution Synthesis)
 

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Maritime Flags in the Caspian Sea

Country: Azerbaijan Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan
Dates: October – November 2011
Financing: private client
Budget: 10,000 Euro 
Contractor: GEMS International NV

Description:
KLC has been assigned by GEMS International NV for undertaking a feasibility study for the most favorable vessel's flag in Caspian Sea.
Services provided:
•    Legal and financial assessment concerning the obtaining of the  most suitable flag in Caspian Sea (option between Azeri, Russian, Kazakh and Turkmen flag) for a vessel having Belize flag.
•    Review of the legal status of the Caspian Sea
•    Review the national legislation of Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan concerned with flying a maritime flag in the Caspian Sea and procedures  for registration of vessels (required documentation, procedure for obtaining a maritime flag, fiscal policy) 
•    Proposals for the optimal option for flying maritime flag in Caspian Sea
 

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Consulting Services for Preparation of a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region

Country: Azerbaijan
Dates: June 2010 - December 2010
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 490,000 USD
Partners: WSP Finland Ltd - Leader

Description:
The objective of the assignment is to develop a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region. To achieve this objective a detailed urban transport study (the Study) must be carried out and an extensive consultation process must be undertaken.
The Strategic Transportation Plan shall:
•    a) Provide a vision, goals and objectives for the future in which transportation within the Baku Metropolitan Region is efficient, clean, affordable, coordinated, and user-centered.
•    b) Contain Strategies, Priority, Actions and Supporting Policies that are needed to achieve the future vision.
•    c) Include an Investment Strategy to finance the transportation system over the short- and long-terms.
Specifically KLC undertakes the following tasks:
•    Diagnosis of Baku’s Urban Transportation System
•    Evaluation of the status, trends and challenges of Baku’s transport system: public transport, roads and highways
•    Elaboration of urban transport planning model
•    Transport network coding
•    Development of Draft Strategic Transportation Plan and Draft Investment Strategy
•    Elaboration of Final Strategic Transportation Plan
 

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Consulting Services for Pre-Construction Design Study of Underground Gas Storage in Georgia

Country: Georgia
Dates: 4th January 2010 - 4th January 2011
Financing: Millennium Challenge Corporation - The United States of America and Millennium Challenge Georgia Fund - Government of Georgia
Budget: 42, 500 Euro
Partners: Ramboll leader; KLC -sub-contractor

Description:
The objective of the project is to undertake the Pre-Construction Design Study of an underground gas storage facility at Ninotsminda Gas Capped Oil Field, Georgia.
Legal Framework - The Consultant will:
•    analyze the legal and regulatory framework in Georgia regarding the construction of the UGS facility;
•    review potential organizational and ownership structures and project management options,
•    Evaluate existing gas supply and purchase contracts;
•    define and recommend potential legal structures for public- private partnership and other business models;
•    define framework for storage operation agreements.
Specifically, the Consultant shall evaluate and analyze potential frameworks for ownership and operation of a Georgian UGS facility and provide recommendations as appropriate. The Consultant shall consider, among other potential business models, Georgian government ownership, private ownership, public-private partnership, detailing the impact of facility ownership on project funding.
 

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Study on Weekly Oil Reporting

Country: EU countries
Dates: August 2009 - January 2010
Financing: EC - DG TREN
Budget: 304,813 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald

Description:
The purpose of the feasibility study is to identify the modalities of establishing weekly commercial oil stocks reporting mechanism in the EU, the costs and benefits thereof, and gauge the extent to which such initiative would represent a net contribution to the aim of improving oil data transparency, thus contributing to better market functioning. Moreover, the specific needs of the relevant public and private actors should be clarified.
 

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Ukrainian-European Policy and Legal Advice Centre (UEPLAC) Phase V

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 24.07.2009 - 24.07.2011
Financing: EC
Budget: 2.991.000 Euro
Partners: University Pierre Mend France (UPMF), Public Administration International (PAI), FIIAPP, Louis Berger SAS, Human Resources and Technical Assistance (HrTa ltd)

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to support the implementation of the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA), the EU-Ukraine Action Plan (AP) as well as the New Practical Instrument which will replace it and envisaged Association Agreement (AA) and to support the policy dialog.
Purpose of the project is to enhance the capacities of Ukrainian authorities in terms of implementation of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (currently under negotiations) which will replace the PCA currently in force but also to continue proper prioritisation of Ukrainian legislative and regulatory approximation work and to strengthen Ukrainian policy-making/legislative process in conformity with Ukraine’s objectives for EU integration through appropriate coordination mechanisms and instruments. In that context inter-ministerial policy analysis groups are to be further strengthened.
 

Integration of Trans-European Transport Network and Border Crossing Points
Country: Ukraine, Belarus
Dates: January 2009-December 2010
Financing: EU - Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2005
Budget: 1,996,000 Euro
Partners: Louis Berger SAS, Systra
Harmonization of standards and practices in gas sector in Central Asia
Country: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan as an observer
Dates: April 2008-October 2009
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,351.600 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald; Eurasian Consulting
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece

Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece

Description:
Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece carried out the valuation of an investment project "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", assigned by Urban Development Fund for EUROBANK.
The services provided service include:
• Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
• Review of industry benchmarks
• Review of project risk
• Assessing equity investment
• Establishing market failures
• Review the justification for grant
• Review of exist policies  
• Review of the financial model

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“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”

Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef

In the framework of the economic adjustment programme agreed between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank), the Greek authorities are implementing ambitious reform of the Greek central administration. The objective of the reform is to increase the efficiency of the Administration.


KLC Consulting sLTD, as sub-contractor of the public agency Adetef acting as “reform partner”,  has provided assistance to the Greek Authorities with high level state advice for the steering and the organization of the reform.

The scope of the services for the implementation of a new system for the selection of top managers included:

  • Assistance in the planning of the overall process regarding all elements (preparation of circulars, organization of committees, publication of relevant information) and identification of corrective measures if necessary
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the overall process and report to the Minister of Reform and the General Secretary of reform on the progress of the implementation phase.
  • Facilitation of training programs designed for panel members
  • Liaison with other projects managers on other projects related to HR to identify potential issues and synergies in the identification of the administrative reform action plan.

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania”

Country: Greece
Dates: Íîåìâðè 2014
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece is carrying out the valuation of an investment project “Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania” for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The investment project is concerned with the construction of internal and external infrastructure of the Business Park in the greater area of Chania. The overall investment value of the Project is € 10.550.000. The provided service included:

·         Assessing the Fair Rate of Return

·         Review of industry benchmarks

·         Review of project risk

·         Assessing equity investment

·         Establishing market failures

·         Review the justification for grant

             ·         Review of exist policies

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Provision of Consultancy Services for Improving Inland Water Transport Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: February 2014 – August 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 486,810.18 USD
Client: Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda

 

The project’s objectives are: 

  • To review, harmonize and update the existing legislation in the country related to maritime affairs.
  • To propose modalities for establishment of a Maritime Administration in Uganda.
  • To produce a draft Maritime Bill and related Draft Maritime Regulations.

 

Services provided:

  • Review the existing maritime legislation in Uganda with a view of identifying their deficiencies and inadequacies, and make recommendatios; 
  • Review the Lake Victoria Transport Act and the draft Regulations; 
  • Review the existing Maritime Administration functions in Uganda and propose the required institutional reforms, propose capacity building for the institutions and estimate the cost of the required institutional reforms;
  • Study the Maritime Administration set up as well as the Maritime legislation in the region specifically in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi; 
  • Study the development and management of Ports and Harbours in Uganda;
  • Prepare a draft Inland Water Transport (Maritime) Bill and Regulations;
  • Propose a suitable institutional Maritime Administration Set up for Uganda  including a Maritime Administration unit;

 

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Provision of Consultancy Services for the Review of the Traffic and Road Safety Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: March 2013 – July 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 424 000 USD
Client: Ministry of Work and Transport of Uganda

The main of the Objective is to review the current Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 and its subsidiary regulations so as to come up with an update and strengthened law.

The scope of these consultancy services are covering but is not limited to:

  • Review the adequacy/inadequacy of each section of the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998
  • Review the enforcement of poor driving behavioural practices such as reckless driving, dangerous driving, careless driving, etc.
  • Review the roles  of the designated Officers and entities mentioned or defined  in the Act and re- assess their mandates;
  • Study, assess and advise on the new roles of the restructured Ministry, Uganda National Roads Authority, Uganda Road Fund, Uganda Revenue Authority, Local Governments, the proposed NRSA and MTRA;
  • Review the administration and amounts of fees, fines and penalties prescribed in the Act and its subsidiary regulations.;
  • Propose a legal framework within the Act or the relevant regulations to strengthen the existing driver training, testing and licensing;
  • Assess the qualitative and quantitative regulatory regime in Uganda of Transport Services;
  • Detail possible sources of a Road Safety Fund. Then propose a legal framework with the Act for its enforcement and administration;
  • Review the vehicle safety standards vis-à-vis: Motor vehicle Inspections Regulations for road worthiness and other safety regulations such as seat belt, speed governors, reflectors regulations, etc.;
  • Review similar legislation within the EAC states and EAC study reports on harmonization of Traffic and Vehicle legislation; and identify major areas for harmonization;
  • Carry out wide consultations among stakeholders on the deficiencies and areas that require improvement in the traffic and road safety legislation;
  • Assess whether the regulatory process (as per Cap 361) are balanced (i.e. carry out cost benefit analysis) 
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Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Country: Albania
Dates: 27th January 2014 – 26th January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget:  1,410,500 Euro
Partners: WYG International, Gopa Consultants

 

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to EU integration of Albania by the full alignment with and transposition of the Transport Acquis in Albania.

The purpose of this contract is to further strengthen the administrative, regulatory and technical competences of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the National Railway Authority and the Albanian Railways and the Maritime Administration.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:

  • Review of the national legislation in transport sector
  • Gap analysis between national legislation and EU acquis
  • Proposals for improvement of the legislative and regulatory framework for the transport sector
  • Improvement of the Ministry’s capacity in road transport sector for implementation of the International European Agreement concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP);
  • Support for the establishment of a single national transport sector accident and incident investigation body
  • Support for the reorganization of the General Directorate of Road Transport Service (GDRTS)
  • Capacity building (workshops, trainings, seminars)

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion"

Country: Crete, Greece
Dates: September 2013
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece

 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece has successfully completed an assignment on valuation of an investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion" for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The Project subject to the valuation concerned the three-storey complex of stores and offices and exploitation of 5 underground garages with 367 parking lots for public use and 103 parking lots for private use in the area Agia Triada – Chanioporta in the center of Heraklion city. The Project involves the construction of three storey complex of stores and offices (investment body - ATESE S.A.) and does not include construction of the underground garages, due to affiliation in the provisions of the Investment Law No 3299/2004. The overall investment value of the Project is 7,850,000 Euro.

The provided service included:

  • Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
  • Review of industry benchmarks
  • Review of project risk
  • Assessing equity investment
  • Establishing market failures
  • Review the justification for grant
  • Review of exist policies  
  • Review of the financial model

 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC Renewable S.A. in Romania

Country: Romania
Dates: June 2011 - November 2011
Financing: PPC Renewable S.A
Budget: 15,434.55 Euro
Partners: KLC Branch office in Romania


Description:
PPC Renewable S.A is interested in the opportunity of developing a wind farm for the production of electricity in Romania (total installed capacity of approx. 80 MW).
KLC was appointed to undertake the legal advisory services. The main object of the services is in-depth assessment of the transaction – “legal due diligence” checks.

 The legal due diligence report included the analysis and review of the following aspects:
•    Corporate Matters and structure of the transaction: SPV documents and SPV Management, Contracts concluded with Third Parties, Loan Agreements, Labour Relations, Pending Litigation and Disputes, Intellectual Property Rights;
•    Real Estate (land areas) documents: Cadastral Plan and Parcel Plan, Land ownership map, ownerships documents, resolutions/decisions of competent authorities;
•    Review of the Romanian legal and regulatory framework pertaining to the construction of energy facilities in view of producing electricity from renewable energy resources 
•    Review of requirements for trading of electricity produced by renewable sources and participation in the Green Certificate market
•    Permits and licences:  licensing permits (building permits, environmental permits, etc), documents related to NATURA 2000, approvals from different electricity commissions, topological, archeological issues, geotechnical studies, connection to the Grid)
•    Contracts with third parties (including the draft EPC contract)
 

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Development of the Objectives of the INOGATE Programme in Romania Country: Romania

Dates: January 2001 - 6th July 2001
Financing: PHARE Programme
Budget: 238,000 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The overall objective was to create a legal and regulatory environment conductive to private sector investments in oil and gas transport projects. The specific objectives were:
-analysis of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit in Romania;
-development of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit to enable investments to be made which will meet the objectives of the INOGATE Programme for the development of Caspian Sea oil and gas.
 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC S.A. in FYRepublic of Macedonia

Country: FYR Macedonia
Dates: June 2011 – December 2011
Financing: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.
Budget: 40,364.54 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The assignment concerned the provision of legal advisory services to the PPC S.A. (hereinafter ‘the Bidder’) in their participation in a public bid launched by the Ministry of Economy of the FYROM (hereinafter ‘the Contacting Authority’) for the design, financing, building, operation and maintenance of HPP Cebren (333 ΜW) and HPP Galiste (194 MW), and the operation of HPP Tikves (116 MW).  The Structure of the project is a Public Private Partnership between the Public Utility Company ELEM and the investor.
The objective of the assignment for KLC was to undertake an in-depth assessment of the scoped transaction, namely the participation of PPC in the Tender conducted by the Government of the FYROM. The services required under this assignment were, indicatively:
•    Review of the tender documentation for the Hydropower project and preparation of comments to be submitted to the Contracting Authority
•    Review of the draft concession agreement and PPP agreement and compliance checking with the existing laws of FYROM 
•    Review of the national legislation concerning the energy sector and particularly the RES (hydro) legal and regulatory framework
•    Study of the required licenses and permits for the construction, operation and maintenance of the hydro power plants in FYROM 
•    Drafting of a key legal issues report concerned with the hydropower project
•    Legality checking of the technical proposal and related annexes
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - Lot No 9 - Title: Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (including EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC, etc.)

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3/01/ 2011 – 3/01/ 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
Framework budget: 300, 000 Euro / year
Partners: Jacobs Engineering UK Limited, Louis Berger SAS,  Louis Berger regional offices (Romania, Bulgaria),  Jacobs regional offices (Czech Republic, Poland)

Description:
The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide support for the preparation of large infrastructure projects, checking and recommending actions for reaching project compliance with environmental legislation, including, but not limited, to the following sub-sectors:
•    Environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment,
•    Assessment under Habitat and Birds Directives and Natura 2000 network, large combustion plants, etc.
•    Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (incl. EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC etc)
•    Assistance in the review, preparation or completion of applications for funding under the Cohesion Fund or the ERDF.
•    Support in the Preparation of Applications for Structural and Cohesion Funds
 
The project may comprise advice on the technical characteristics of the projects and their compliance with relevant applicable Best Available Techniques, including the Emission Limit Values recommended by the relevant EU BREF Documents for those which falls under the provisions of integrated pollution prevention control legislation.
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - LOT 4 - Transport and Urban Infrastructure, OJ Ref: 2010/S85-126779

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3 January 2011 – 3 January 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
framework budget: 1,000,000 Euro/year
Partners: WSP International Management Consulting (leader) ,  WSP Finland, NEA Transport Research and Training,  Trasporti e Territorio , TRADEMCO

Description:

The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide within specific assignments support in the preparation of large infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to, the following sub-sectors:
•    national and regional transport (road/rail/air/water transport infrastructures and planning/management of transportation services, and related rolling stock)
•    urban road infrastructure and public transport
•    cultural infrastructure (museums, concert halls, theatres, sports stadia, congress centres and event management, tourism) and related equipment
•    urban development (including urban regeneration, housing).
 

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Support in the Implementation of Transport Community Agreement (EU-TCA)

Country: Kosovo
Dates: 1 June - September 2011
Financing: IPA 2009, The European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo
Budget: 7888, 53 Euro
Contractor: Egis Bceom International

Description:
The purpose of this project is to provide technical support and institutional capacity building in the implementation of the EU-Transport Community Agreement (TCA), currently the Transport Community Treaty.
The project aims at assisting the Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/99) institutions, namely the Ministry of Infrastructure, Railways Regulatory Authority and Kosovo Railways, in participating as contracting parties in the Transport Community in the South Eastern Europe, thus integrating Kosovo's transport network in the regional transport markets, in compliance with the EU acquis.
KLC acted as sub-contractor for EGIS BCEOM International with the involvement of Ms. Ana Maria TUTEA, as International Legal Expert, undertaking the following activities:
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Kosovo (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in the identification and prioritization of international conventions and organizations in road transport sector where Kosovo could become member/party;
•    Analysis of general benefits of acceding to the selected international conventions and organizations in road transport sector;
•    Analysis of conditions for membership and obstacles to acceding to international conventions (especially for INTERBUS Agreement);
•    Recommendations for cooperation with international organizations for international recognition of driving license of Kosovo.
 

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Support to the Integration of Ukraine in the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T

Country: Ukraine
Dates: August – December 2011
Financing: EC
Budget:  32816, 98 Euro
Contractor: Corporate Solutions Consulting Ltd

Description:
The overall objective of the project was to improve the transport sector through assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in developing and implementing a Strategy and Action Plan for Transport Integration into the Trans-European transport network.
KLC Law Firm acted as a subcontractor of Corporate Solutions Consulting Limited by providing Institutional and Regulatory experts Mr. Dimitrios Kouvaras and Ms. Ana Maria Tutea, as well as Transport Economist Mr. Giorgi Turdzeladze.
KLC Law Firm undertook the following services:
•    Assessment of current structure of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (MoI), including the functions and responsibilities of its departments and subordinates;
•    Assessment of the procedure of drafting and adopting of regulatory acts of different level;
•    Assessment of the system of transport sector governance, including the subordination of MoI, cross-cutting issues with other authorities, and responsibilities of other Ministries in field of transport sector, as well as assessment of the Ministry’s capacity to implement Transport Strategy and fully achieve to SBS indicators;
•    Provision of recommendations for an appropriate regulatory framework and necessary legal changes that the transport sector of Ukraine should incorporate in order to achieve better management, efficiency and sustainability;
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on the projects’ prioritization tasks;
•    Analysis of the selected transport projects according to the elaborated and approved methodologies.
 

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Market analysis and priorities for future development of the gas market and infrastructure in Central-Eastern Europe under the North-South Energy Interconnections initiative

Country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: October - November 2011
Financing: European Commission, DG ENER
Budget: 5,600 Euro
Contractor: KANTOR Management Consultants SA / Booz & Company Ltd (Booz)

Description:
KLC acted as subcontractor of KANTOR Management Consultants SA by providing the Senior Legal Expert, Mr Thomas Lamnidis,  for the provision of the following services:

•    Review of regulatory and legislative framework relevant to the construction of natural gas infrastructure in eight (8) Central-Eastern European countries, i.e. Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; (Review)
•    Identification of regulatory and legislative obstacles/barriers in the implementation of new natural gas infrastructure projects in the eight (8) examined Central-Eastern European countries; (Gap Analysis)
•    Suggestion of measures to overcome the identified obstacles/barriers, based on already used practices in other European countries. (Solution Synthesis)
 

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Maritime Flags in the Caspian Sea

Country: Azerbaijan Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan
Dates: October – November 2011
Financing: private client
Budget: 10,000 Euro 
Contractor: GEMS International NV

Description:
KLC has been assigned by GEMS International NV for undertaking a feasibility study for the most favorable vessel's flag in Caspian Sea.
Services provided:
•    Legal and financial assessment concerning the obtaining of the  most suitable flag in Caspian Sea (option between Azeri, Russian, Kazakh and Turkmen flag) for a vessel having Belize flag.
•    Review of the legal status of the Caspian Sea
•    Review the national legislation of Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan concerned with flying a maritime flag in the Caspian Sea and procedures  for registration of vessels (required documentation, procedure for obtaining a maritime flag, fiscal policy) 
•    Proposals for the optimal option for flying maritime flag in Caspian Sea
 

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Consulting Services for Preparation of a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region

Country: Azerbaijan
Dates: June 2010 - December 2010
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 490,000 USD
Partners: WSP Finland Ltd - Leader

Description:
The objective of the assignment is to develop a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region. To achieve this objective a detailed urban transport study (the Study) must be carried out and an extensive consultation process must be undertaken.
The Strategic Transportation Plan shall:
•    a) Provide a vision, goals and objectives for the future in which transportation within the Baku Metropolitan Region is efficient, clean, affordable, coordinated, and user-centered.
•    b) Contain Strategies, Priority, Actions and Supporting Policies that are needed to achieve the future vision.
•    c) Include an Investment Strategy to finance the transportation system over the short- and long-terms.
Specifically KLC undertakes the following tasks:
•    Diagnosis of Baku’s Urban Transportation System
•    Evaluation of the status, trends and challenges of Baku’s transport system: public transport, roads and highways
•    Elaboration of urban transport planning model
•    Transport network coding
•    Development of Draft Strategic Transportation Plan and Draft Investment Strategy
•    Elaboration of Final Strategic Transportation Plan
 

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Consulting Services for Pre-Construction Design Study of Underground Gas Storage in Georgia

Country: Georgia
Dates: 4th January 2010 - 4th January 2011
Financing: Millennium Challenge Corporation - The United States of America and Millennium Challenge Georgia Fund - Government of Georgia
Budget: 42, 500 Euro
Partners: Ramboll leader; KLC -sub-contractor

Description:
The objective of the project is to undertake the Pre-Construction Design Study of an underground gas storage facility at Ninotsminda Gas Capped Oil Field, Georgia.
Legal Framework - The Consultant will:
•    analyze the legal and regulatory framework in Georgia regarding the construction of the UGS facility;
•    review potential organizational and ownership structures and project management options,
•    Evaluate existing gas supply and purchase contracts;
•    define and recommend potential legal structures for public- private partnership and other business models;
•    define framework for storage operation agreements.
Specifically, the Consultant shall evaluate and analyze potential frameworks for ownership and operation of a Georgian UGS facility and provide recommendations as appropriate. The Consultant shall consider, among other potential business models, Georgian government ownership, private ownership, public-private partnership, detailing the impact of facility ownership on project funding.
 

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Study on Weekly Oil Reporting

Country: EU countries
Dates: August 2009 - January 2010
Financing: EC - DG TREN
Budget: 304,813 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald

Description:
The purpose of the feasibility study is to identify the modalities of establishing weekly commercial oil stocks reporting mechanism in the EU, the costs and benefits thereof, and gauge the extent to which such initiative would represent a net contribution to the aim of improving oil data transparency, thus contributing to better market functioning. Moreover, the specific needs of the relevant public and private actors should be clarified.
 

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Ukrainian-European Policy and Legal Advice Centre (UEPLAC) Phase V

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 24.07.2009 - 24.07.2011
Financing: EC
Budget: 2.991.000 Euro
Partners: University Pierre Mend France (UPMF), Public Administration International (PAI), FIIAPP, Louis Berger SAS, Human Resources and Technical Assistance (HrTa ltd)

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to support the implementation of the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA), the EU-Ukraine Action Plan (AP) as well as the New Practical Instrument which will replace it and envisaged Association Agreement (AA) and to support the policy dialog.
Purpose of the project is to enhance the capacities of Ukrainian authorities in terms of implementation of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (currently under negotiations) which will replace the PCA currently in force but also to continue proper prioritisation of Ukrainian legislative and regulatory approximation work and to strengthen Ukrainian policy-making/legislative process in conformity with Ukraine’s objectives for EU integration through appropriate coordination mechanisms and instruments. In that context inter-ministerial policy analysis groups are to be further strengthened.
 

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Integration of Trans-European Transport Network and Border Crossing Points

Country: Ukraine, Belarus
Dates: January 2009-December 2010
Financing: EU - Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2005
Budget: 1,996,000 Euro
Partners: Louis Berger SAS, Systra

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the development and adoption of a comprehensive strategy linking up actual and future transit needs, transport and border crossing capacities, and to prepare the feasibility studies for the identified priority projects.
The purpose of the project is to assist the Governments of Belarus and Ukraine in taking the necessary actions for implementing the agreed priorities.
 

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Harmonization of standards and practices in gas sector in Central Asia

Country: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan as an observer
Dates: April 2008-October 2009
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,351.600 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald; Eurasian Consulting

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to support the countries’ uptake of critical international standards and practices concerning reliable performance of the network operations, including lines outages reduction, with special emphasis on metering and the adoption and implementation of international standards for gas transport and pipeline-operation, including safety and environmental parameters.
 

Feasibility Study of a Trans Caspian Black Sea Gas Corridor (phases I & II)
Country: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan
Dates: June 2007- April 2008
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,850,000 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald, Louis Berger, Kantor Management Consultants
Conformity studies of Member States’ national implementation measures transposing Community instruments in the area of citizenship of the Union
Country: EU Countries/Greece
Dates: December 2007 - December 2008
Financing: EC DG JLS
Budget: 200,000 Euro
Partners: Milieu Ltd (leader); Europa Institute, Edinburgh University
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece

Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece

Description:
Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece carried out the valuation of an investment project "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", assigned by Urban Development Fund for EUROBANK.
The services provided service include:
• Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
• Review of industry benchmarks
• Review of project risk
• Assessing equity investment
• Establishing market failures
• Review the justification for grant
• Review of exist policies  
• Review of the financial model

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“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”

Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef

In the framework of the economic adjustment programme agreed between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank), the Greek authorities are implementing ambitious reform of the Greek central administration. The objective of the reform is to increase the efficiency of the Administration.


KLC Consulting sLTD, as sub-contractor of the public agency Adetef acting as “reform partner”,  has provided assistance to the Greek Authorities with high level state advice for the steering and the organization of the reform.

The scope of the services for the implementation of a new system for the selection of top managers included:

  • Assistance in the planning of the overall process regarding all elements (preparation of circulars, organization of committees, publication of relevant information) and identification of corrective measures if necessary
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the overall process and report to the Minister of Reform and the General Secretary of reform on the progress of the implementation phase.
  • Facilitation of training programs designed for panel members
  • Liaison with other projects managers on other projects related to HR to identify potential issues and synergies in the identification of the administrative reform action plan.

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania”

Country: Greece
Dates: Íîåìâðè 2014
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece is carrying out the valuation of an investment project “Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania” for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The investment project is concerned with the construction of internal and external infrastructure of the Business Park in the greater area of Chania. The overall investment value of the Project is € 10.550.000. The provided service included:

·         Assessing the Fair Rate of Return

·         Review of industry benchmarks

·         Review of project risk

·         Assessing equity investment

·         Establishing market failures

·         Review the justification for grant

             ·         Review of exist policies

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Provision of Consultancy Services for Improving Inland Water Transport Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: February 2014 – August 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 486,810.18 USD
Client: Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda

 

The project’s objectives are: 

  • To review, harmonize and update the existing legislation in the country related to maritime affairs.
  • To propose modalities for establishment of a Maritime Administration in Uganda.
  • To produce a draft Maritime Bill and related Draft Maritime Regulations.

 

Services provided:

  • Review the existing maritime legislation in Uganda with a view of identifying their deficiencies and inadequacies, and make recommendatios; 
  • Review the Lake Victoria Transport Act and the draft Regulations; 
  • Review the existing Maritime Administration functions in Uganda and propose the required institutional reforms, propose capacity building for the institutions and estimate the cost of the required institutional reforms;
  • Study the Maritime Administration set up as well as the Maritime legislation in the region specifically in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi; 
  • Study the development and management of Ports and Harbours in Uganda;
  • Prepare a draft Inland Water Transport (Maritime) Bill and Regulations;
  • Propose a suitable institutional Maritime Administration Set up for Uganda  including a Maritime Administration unit;

 

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Provision of Consultancy Services for the Review of the Traffic and Road Safety Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: March 2013 – July 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 424 000 USD
Client: Ministry of Work and Transport of Uganda

The main of the Objective is to review the current Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 and its subsidiary regulations so as to come up with an update and strengthened law.

The scope of these consultancy services are covering but is not limited to:

  • Review the adequacy/inadequacy of each section of the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998
  • Review the enforcement of poor driving behavioural practices such as reckless driving, dangerous driving, careless driving, etc.
  • Review the roles  of the designated Officers and entities mentioned or defined  in the Act and re- assess their mandates;
  • Study, assess and advise on the new roles of the restructured Ministry, Uganda National Roads Authority, Uganda Road Fund, Uganda Revenue Authority, Local Governments, the proposed NRSA and MTRA;
  • Review the administration and amounts of fees, fines and penalties prescribed in the Act and its subsidiary regulations.;
  • Propose a legal framework within the Act or the relevant regulations to strengthen the existing driver training, testing and licensing;
  • Assess the qualitative and quantitative regulatory regime in Uganda of Transport Services;
  • Detail possible sources of a Road Safety Fund. Then propose a legal framework with the Act for its enforcement and administration;
  • Review the vehicle safety standards vis-à-vis: Motor vehicle Inspections Regulations for road worthiness and other safety regulations such as seat belt, speed governors, reflectors regulations, etc.;
  • Review similar legislation within the EAC states and EAC study reports on harmonization of Traffic and Vehicle legislation; and identify major areas for harmonization;
  • Carry out wide consultations among stakeholders on the deficiencies and areas that require improvement in the traffic and road safety legislation;
  • Assess whether the regulatory process (as per Cap 361) are balanced (i.e. carry out cost benefit analysis) 
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Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Country: Albania
Dates: 27th January 2014 – 26th January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget:  1,410,500 Euro
Partners: WYG International, Gopa Consultants

 

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to EU integration of Albania by the full alignment with and transposition of the Transport Acquis in Albania.

The purpose of this contract is to further strengthen the administrative, regulatory and technical competences of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the National Railway Authority and the Albanian Railways and the Maritime Administration.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:

  • Review of the national legislation in transport sector
  • Gap analysis between national legislation and EU acquis
  • Proposals for improvement of the legislative and regulatory framework for the transport sector
  • Improvement of the Ministry’s capacity in road transport sector for implementation of the International European Agreement concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP);
  • Support for the establishment of a single national transport sector accident and incident investigation body
  • Support for the reorganization of the General Directorate of Road Transport Service (GDRTS)
  • Capacity building (workshops, trainings, seminars)

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion"

Country: Crete, Greece
Dates: September 2013
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece

 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece has successfully completed an assignment on valuation of an investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion" for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The Project subject to the valuation concerned the three-storey complex of stores and offices and exploitation of 5 underground garages with 367 parking lots for public use and 103 parking lots for private use in the area Agia Triada – Chanioporta in the center of Heraklion city. The Project involves the construction of three storey complex of stores and offices (investment body - ATESE S.A.) and does not include construction of the underground garages, due to affiliation in the provisions of the Investment Law No 3299/2004. The overall investment value of the Project is 7,850,000 Euro.

The provided service included:

  • Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
  • Review of industry benchmarks
  • Review of project risk
  • Assessing equity investment
  • Establishing market failures
  • Review the justification for grant
  • Review of exist policies  
  • Review of the financial model

 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC Renewable S.A. in Romania

Country: Romania
Dates: June 2011 - November 2011
Financing: PPC Renewable S.A
Budget: 15,434.55 Euro
Partners: KLC Branch office in Romania


Description:
PPC Renewable S.A is interested in the opportunity of developing a wind farm for the production of electricity in Romania (total installed capacity of approx. 80 MW).
KLC was appointed to undertake the legal advisory services. The main object of the services is in-depth assessment of the transaction – “legal due diligence” checks.

 The legal due diligence report included the analysis and review of the following aspects:
•    Corporate Matters and structure of the transaction: SPV documents and SPV Management, Contracts concluded with Third Parties, Loan Agreements, Labour Relations, Pending Litigation and Disputes, Intellectual Property Rights;
•    Real Estate (land areas) documents: Cadastral Plan and Parcel Plan, Land ownership map, ownerships documents, resolutions/decisions of competent authorities;
•    Review of the Romanian legal and regulatory framework pertaining to the construction of energy facilities in view of producing electricity from renewable energy resources 
•    Review of requirements for trading of electricity produced by renewable sources and participation in the Green Certificate market
•    Permits and licences:  licensing permits (building permits, environmental permits, etc), documents related to NATURA 2000, approvals from different electricity commissions, topological, archeological issues, geotechnical studies, connection to the Grid)
•    Contracts with third parties (including the draft EPC contract)
 

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Development of the Objectives of the INOGATE Programme in Romania Country: Romania

Dates: January 2001 - 6th July 2001
Financing: PHARE Programme
Budget: 238,000 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The overall objective was to create a legal and regulatory environment conductive to private sector investments in oil and gas transport projects. The specific objectives were:
-analysis of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit in Romania;
-development of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit to enable investments to be made which will meet the objectives of the INOGATE Programme for the development of Caspian Sea oil and gas.
 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC S.A. in FYRepublic of Macedonia

Country: FYR Macedonia
Dates: June 2011 – December 2011
Financing: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.
Budget: 40,364.54 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The assignment concerned the provision of legal advisory services to the PPC S.A. (hereinafter ‘the Bidder’) in their participation in a public bid launched by the Ministry of Economy of the FYROM (hereinafter ‘the Contacting Authority’) for the design, financing, building, operation and maintenance of HPP Cebren (333 ΜW) and HPP Galiste (194 MW), and the operation of HPP Tikves (116 MW).  The Structure of the project is a Public Private Partnership between the Public Utility Company ELEM and the investor.
The objective of the assignment for KLC was to undertake an in-depth assessment of the scoped transaction, namely the participation of PPC in the Tender conducted by the Government of the FYROM. The services required under this assignment were, indicatively:
•    Review of the tender documentation for the Hydropower project and preparation of comments to be submitted to the Contracting Authority
•    Review of the draft concession agreement and PPP agreement and compliance checking with the existing laws of FYROM 
•    Review of the national legislation concerning the energy sector and particularly the RES (hydro) legal and regulatory framework
•    Study of the required licenses and permits for the construction, operation and maintenance of the hydro power plants in FYROM 
•    Drafting of a key legal issues report concerned with the hydropower project
•    Legality checking of the technical proposal and related annexes
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - Lot No 9 - Title: Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (including EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC, etc.)

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3/01/ 2011 – 3/01/ 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
Framework budget: 300, 000 Euro / year
Partners: Jacobs Engineering UK Limited, Louis Berger SAS,  Louis Berger regional offices (Romania, Bulgaria),  Jacobs regional offices (Czech Republic, Poland)

Description:
The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide support for the preparation of large infrastructure projects, checking and recommending actions for reaching project compliance with environmental legislation, including, but not limited, to the following sub-sectors:
•    Environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment,
•    Assessment under Habitat and Birds Directives and Natura 2000 network, large combustion plants, etc.
•    Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (incl. EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC etc)
•    Assistance in the review, preparation or completion of applications for funding under the Cohesion Fund or the ERDF.
•    Support in the Preparation of Applications for Structural and Cohesion Funds
 
The project may comprise advice on the technical characteristics of the projects and their compliance with relevant applicable Best Available Techniques, including the Emission Limit Values recommended by the relevant EU BREF Documents for those which falls under the provisions of integrated pollution prevention control legislation.
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - LOT 4 - Transport and Urban Infrastructure, OJ Ref: 2010/S85-126779

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3 January 2011 – 3 January 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
framework budget: 1,000,000 Euro/year
Partners: WSP International Management Consulting (leader) ,  WSP Finland, NEA Transport Research and Training,  Trasporti e Territorio , TRADEMCO

Description:

The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide within specific assignments support in the preparation of large infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to, the following sub-sectors:
•    national and regional transport (road/rail/air/water transport infrastructures and planning/management of transportation services, and related rolling stock)
•    urban road infrastructure and public transport
•    cultural infrastructure (museums, concert halls, theatres, sports stadia, congress centres and event management, tourism) and related equipment
•    urban development (including urban regeneration, housing).
 

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Support in the Implementation of Transport Community Agreement (EU-TCA)

Country: Kosovo
Dates: 1 June - September 2011
Financing: IPA 2009, The European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo
Budget: 7888, 53 Euro
Contractor: Egis Bceom International

Description:
The purpose of this project is to provide technical support and institutional capacity building in the implementation of the EU-Transport Community Agreement (TCA), currently the Transport Community Treaty.
The project aims at assisting the Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/99) institutions, namely the Ministry of Infrastructure, Railways Regulatory Authority and Kosovo Railways, in participating as contracting parties in the Transport Community in the South Eastern Europe, thus integrating Kosovo's transport network in the regional transport markets, in compliance with the EU acquis.
KLC acted as sub-contractor for EGIS BCEOM International with the involvement of Ms. Ana Maria TUTEA, as International Legal Expert, undertaking the following activities:
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Kosovo (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in the identification and prioritization of international conventions and organizations in road transport sector where Kosovo could become member/party;
•    Analysis of general benefits of acceding to the selected international conventions and organizations in road transport sector;
•    Analysis of conditions for membership and obstacles to acceding to international conventions (especially for INTERBUS Agreement);
•    Recommendations for cooperation with international organizations for international recognition of driving license of Kosovo.
 

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Support to the Integration of Ukraine in the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T

Country: Ukraine
Dates: August – December 2011
Financing: EC
Budget:  32816, 98 Euro
Contractor: Corporate Solutions Consulting Ltd

Description:
The overall objective of the project was to improve the transport sector through assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in developing and implementing a Strategy and Action Plan for Transport Integration into the Trans-European transport network.
KLC Law Firm acted as a subcontractor of Corporate Solutions Consulting Limited by providing Institutional and Regulatory experts Mr. Dimitrios Kouvaras and Ms. Ana Maria Tutea, as well as Transport Economist Mr. Giorgi Turdzeladze.
KLC Law Firm undertook the following services:
•    Assessment of current structure of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (MoI), including the functions and responsibilities of its departments and subordinates;
•    Assessment of the procedure of drafting and adopting of regulatory acts of different level;
•    Assessment of the system of transport sector governance, including the subordination of MoI, cross-cutting issues with other authorities, and responsibilities of other Ministries in field of transport sector, as well as assessment of the Ministry’s capacity to implement Transport Strategy and fully achieve to SBS indicators;
•    Provision of recommendations for an appropriate regulatory framework and necessary legal changes that the transport sector of Ukraine should incorporate in order to achieve better management, efficiency and sustainability;
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on the projects’ prioritization tasks;
•    Analysis of the selected transport projects according to the elaborated and approved methodologies.
 

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Market analysis and priorities for future development of the gas market and infrastructure in Central-Eastern Europe under the North-South Energy Interconnections initiative

Country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: October - November 2011
Financing: European Commission, DG ENER
Budget: 5,600 Euro
Contractor: KANTOR Management Consultants SA / Booz & Company Ltd (Booz)

Description:
KLC acted as subcontractor of KANTOR Management Consultants SA by providing the Senior Legal Expert, Mr Thomas Lamnidis,  for the provision of the following services:

•    Review of regulatory and legislative framework relevant to the construction of natural gas infrastructure in eight (8) Central-Eastern European countries, i.e. Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; (Review)
•    Identification of regulatory and legislative obstacles/barriers in the implementation of new natural gas infrastructure projects in the eight (8) examined Central-Eastern European countries; (Gap Analysis)
•    Suggestion of measures to overcome the identified obstacles/barriers, based on already used practices in other European countries. (Solution Synthesis)
 

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Maritime Flags in the Caspian Sea

Country: Azerbaijan Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan
Dates: October – November 2011
Financing: private client
Budget: 10,000 Euro 
Contractor: GEMS International NV

Description:
KLC has been assigned by GEMS International NV for undertaking a feasibility study for the most favorable vessel's flag in Caspian Sea.
Services provided:
•    Legal and financial assessment concerning the obtaining of the  most suitable flag in Caspian Sea (option between Azeri, Russian, Kazakh and Turkmen flag) for a vessel having Belize flag.
•    Review of the legal status of the Caspian Sea
•    Review the national legislation of Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan concerned with flying a maritime flag in the Caspian Sea and procedures  for registration of vessels (required documentation, procedure for obtaining a maritime flag, fiscal policy) 
•    Proposals for the optimal option for flying maritime flag in Caspian Sea
 

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Consulting Services for Preparation of a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region

Country: Azerbaijan
Dates: June 2010 - December 2010
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 490,000 USD
Partners: WSP Finland Ltd - Leader

Description:
The objective of the assignment is to develop a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region. To achieve this objective a detailed urban transport study (the Study) must be carried out and an extensive consultation process must be undertaken.
The Strategic Transportation Plan shall:
•    a) Provide a vision, goals and objectives for the future in which transportation within the Baku Metropolitan Region is efficient, clean, affordable, coordinated, and user-centered.
•    b) Contain Strategies, Priority, Actions and Supporting Policies that are needed to achieve the future vision.
•    c) Include an Investment Strategy to finance the transportation system over the short- and long-terms.
Specifically KLC undertakes the following tasks:
•    Diagnosis of Baku’s Urban Transportation System
•    Evaluation of the status, trends and challenges of Baku’s transport system: public transport, roads and highways
•    Elaboration of urban transport planning model
•    Transport network coding
•    Development of Draft Strategic Transportation Plan and Draft Investment Strategy
•    Elaboration of Final Strategic Transportation Plan
 

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Consulting Services for Pre-Construction Design Study of Underground Gas Storage in Georgia

Country: Georgia
Dates: 4th January 2010 - 4th January 2011
Financing: Millennium Challenge Corporation - The United States of America and Millennium Challenge Georgia Fund - Government of Georgia
Budget: 42, 500 Euro
Partners: Ramboll leader; KLC -sub-contractor

Description:
The objective of the project is to undertake the Pre-Construction Design Study of an underground gas storage facility at Ninotsminda Gas Capped Oil Field, Georgia.
Legal Framework - The Consultant will:
•    analyze the legal and regulatory framework in Georgia regarding the construction of the UGS facility;
•    review potential organizational and ownership structures and project management options,
•    Evaluate existing gas supply and purchase contracts;
•    define and recommend potential legal structures for public- private partnership and other business models;
•    define framework for storage operation agreements.
Specifically, the Consultant shall evaluate and analyze potential frameworks for ownership and operation of a Georgian UGS facility and provide recommendations as appropriate. The Consultant shall consider, among other potential business models, Georgian government ownership, private ownership, public-private partnership, detailing the impact of facility ownership on project funding.
 

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Study on Weekly Oil Reporting

Country: EU countries
Dates: August 2009 - January 2010
Financing: EC - DG TREN
Budget: 304,813 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald

Description:
The purpose of the feasibility study is to identify the modalities of establishing weekly commercial oil stocks reporting mechanism in the EU, the costs and benefits thereof, and gauge the extent to which such initiative would represent a net contribution to the aim of improving oil data transparency, thus contributing to better market functioning. Moreover, the specific needs of the relevant public and private actors should be clarified.
 

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Ukrainian-European Policy and Legal Advice Centre (UEPLAC) Phase V

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 24.07.2009 - 24.07.2011
Financing: EC
Budget: 2.991.000 Euro
Partners: University Pierre Mend France (UPMF), Public Administration International (PAI), FIIAPP, Louis Berger SAS, Human Resources and Technical Assistance (HrTa ltd)

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to support the implementation of the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA), the EU-Ukraine Action Plan (AP) as well as the New Practical Instrument which will replace it and envisaged Association Agreement (AA) and to support the policy dialog.
Purpose of the project is to enhance the capacities of Ukrainian authorities in terms of implementation of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (currently under negotiations) which will replace the PCA currently in force but also to continue proper prioritisation of Ukrainian legislative and regulatory approximation work and to strengthen Ukrainian policy-making/legislative process in conformity with Ukraine’s objectives for EU integration through appropriate coordination mechanisms and instruments. In that context inter-ministerial policy analysis groups are to be further strengthened.
 

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Integration of Trans-European Transport Network and Border Crossing Points

Country: Ukraine, Belarus
Dates: January 2009-December 2010
Financing: EU - Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2005
Budget: 1,996,000 Euro
Partners: Louis Berger SAS, Systra

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the development and adoption of a comprehensive strategy linking up actual and future transit needs, transport and border crossing capacities, and to prepare the feasibility studies for the identified priority projects.
The purpose of the project is to assist the Governments of Belarus and Ukraine in taking the necessary actions for implementing the agreed priorities.
 

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Harmonization of standards and practices in gas sector in Central Asia

Country: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan as an observer
Dates: April 2008-October 2009
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,351.600 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald; Eurasian Consulting

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to support the countries’ uptake of critical international standards and practices concerning reliable performance of the network operations, including lines outages reduction, with special emphasis on metering and the adoption and implementation of international standards for gas transport and pipeline-operation, including safety and environmental parameters.
 

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Feasibility Study of a Trans Caspian Black Sea Gas Corridor (phases I & II)

Country: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan
Dates: June 2007- April 2008
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,850,000 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald, Louis Berger, Kantor Management Consultants

Description:
The main objective of the project was to investigate the feasibility of a gas transit corridor from Kazakhstan and, possibly, Turkmenistan across the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan and Georgian and then through the Black Sea region to EU consumer countries.
The EC, using resources from two TACIS projects (“IFI Technical Assistance Support Fund for facilitating investments in oil and gas projects” - contract number 2005/098-284, “Pre-feasibility studies and facilitation for developing the North-South Gas Transit Interconnections in Caucasus and Central Asia “- contract number 2006/082-056) has assigned the Consultant to carry out the said feasibility study a gas multi-modal transportation system.
 

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Conformity studies of Member States’ national implementation measures transposing Community instruments in the area of citizenship of the Union

Country: EU Countries/Greece
Dates: December 2007 - December 2008
Financing: EC DG JLS
Budget: 200,000 Euro
Partners: Milieu Ltd (leader); Europa Institute, Edinburgh University

Description:
The objective of the contract was to produce studies which analyzed the conformity of national provisions with Community instruments in the area of citizenship of the Union, as follows:
•    conformity with EC legislation on free movement and residence of Union citizens within the EU;
•    conformity with Community instruments regarding the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct suffrage.
 

Conformity checking of measures of Member States to transpose Directives in the sector of Environment
Country: EU Countries/Greece
Dates: 2007
Financing: EC DG Environment
Budget: 245,906 Euro
Partners: Milieu, COWI, Hugo Lepage & Associes Conseil
Accession to and implementation by Ukraine of international agreements
Country: Ukraine
Dates: June 2007-May 2009
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,480,000 Euro
Partners: Scott Wilson
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece

Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece

Description:
Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece carried out the valuation of an investment project "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", assigned by Urban Development Fund for EUROBANK.
The services provided service include:
• Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
• Review of industry benchmarks
• Review of project risk
• Assessing equity investment
• Establishing market failures
• Review the justification for grant
• Review of exist policies  
• Review of the financial model

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“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”

Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef

In the framework of the economic adjustment programme agreed between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank), the Greek authorities are implementing ambitious reform of the Greek central administration. The objective of the reform is to increase the efficiency of the Administration.


KLC Consulting sLTD, as sub-contractor of the public agency Adetef acting as “reform partner”,  has provided assistance to the Greek Authorities with high level state advice for the steering and the organization of the reform.

The scope of the services for the implementation of a new system for the selection of top managers included:

  • Assistance in the planning of the overall process regarding all elements (preparation of circulars, organization of committees, publication of relevant information) and identification of corrective measures if necessary
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the overall process and report to the Minister of Reform and the General Secretary of reform on the progress of the implementation phase.
  • Facilitation of training programs designed for panel members
  • Liaison with other projects managers on other projects related to HR to identify potential issues and synergies in the identification of the administrative reform action plan.

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania”

Country: Greece
Dates: Íîåìâðè 2014
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece is carrying out the valuation of an investment project “Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania” for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The investment project is concerned with the construction of internal and external infrastructure of the Business Park in the greater area of Chania. The overall investment value of the Project is € 10.550.000. The provided service included:

·         Assessing the Fair Rate of Return

·         Review of industry benchmarks

·         Review of project risk

·         Assessing equity investment

·         Establishing market failures

·         Review the justification for grant

             ·         Review of exist policies

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Provision of Consultancy Services for Improving Inland Water Transport Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: February 2014 – August 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 486,810.18 USD
Client: Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda

 

The project’s objectives are: 

  • To review, harmonize and update the existing legislation in the country related to maritime affairs.
  • To propose modalities for establishment of a Maritime Administration in Uganda.
  • To produce a draft Maritime Bill and related Draft Maritime Regulations.

 

Services provided:

  • Review the existing maritime legislation in Uganda with a view of identifying their deficiencies and inadequacies, and make recommendatios; 
  • Review the Lake Victoria Transport Act and the draft Regulations; 
  • Review the existing Maritime Administration functions in Uganda and propose the required institutional reforms, propose capacity building for the institutions and estimate the cost of the required institutional reforms;
  • Study the Maritime Administration set up as well as the Maritime legislation in the region specifically in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi; 
  • Study the development and management of Ports and Harbours in Uganda;
  • Prepare a draft Inland Water Transport (Maritime) Bill and Regulations;
  • Propose a suitable institutional Maritime Administration Set up for Uganda  including a Maritime Administration unit;

 

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Provision of Consultancy Services for the Review of the Traffic and Road Safety Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: March 2013 – July 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 424 000 USD
Client: Ministry of Work and Transport of Uganda

The main of the Objective is to review the current Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 and its subsidiary regulations so as to come up with an update and strengthened law.

The scope of these consultancy services are covering but is not limited to:

  • Review the adequacy/inadequacy of each section of the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998
  • Review the enforcement of poor driving behavioural practices such as reckless driving, dangerous driving, careless driving, etc.
  • Review the roles  of the designated Officers and entities mentioned or defined  in the Act and re- assess their mandates;
  • Study, assess and advise on the new roles of the restructured Ministry, Uganda National Roads Authority, Uganda Road Fund, Uganda Revenue Authority, Local Governments, the proposed NRSA and MTRA;
  • Review the administration and amounts of fees, fines and penalties prescribed in the Act and its subsidiary regulations.;
  • Propose a legal framework within the Act or the relevant regulations to strengthen the existing driver training, testing and licensing;
  • Assess the qualitative and quantitative regulatory regime in Uganda of Transport Services;
  • Detail possible sources of a Road Safety Fund. Then propose a legal framework with the Act for its enforcement and administration;
  • Review the vehicle safety standards vis-à-vis: Motor vehicle Inspections Regulations for road worthiness and other safety regulations such as seat belt, speed governors, reflectors regulations, etc.;
  • Review similar legislation within the EAC states and EAC study reports on harmonization of Traffic and Vehicle legislation; and identify major areas for harmonization;
  • Carry out wide consultations among stakeholders on the deficiencies and areas that require improvement in the traffic and road safety legislation;
  • Assess whether the regulatory process (as per Cap 361) are balanced (i.e. carry out cost benefit analysis) 
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Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Country: Albania
Dates: 27th January 2014 – 26th January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget:  1,410,500 Euro
Partners: WYG International, Gopa Consultants

 

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to EU integration of Albania by the full alignment with and transposition of the Transport Acquis in Albania.

The purpose of this contract is to further strengthen the administrative, regulatory and technical competences of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the National Railway Authority and the Albanian Railways and the Maritime Administration.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:

  • Review of the national legislation in transport sector
  • Gap analysis between national legislation and EU acquis
  • Proposals for improvement of the legislative and regulatory framework for the transport sector
  • Improvement of the Ministry’s capacity in road transport sector for implementation of the International European Agreement concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP);
  • Support for the establishment of a single national transport sector accident and incident investigation body
  • Support for the reorganization of the General Directorate of Road Transport Service (GDRTS)
  • Capacity building (workshops, trainings, seminars)

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion"

Country: Crete, Greece
Dates: September 2013
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece

 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece has successfully completed an assignment on valuation of an investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion" for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The Project subject to the valuation concerned the three-storey complex of stores and offices and exploitation of 5 underground garages with 367 parking lots for public use and 103 parking lots for private use in the area Agia Triada – Chanioporta in the center of Heraklion city. The Project involves the construction of three storey complex of stores and offices (investment body - ATESE S.A.) and does not include construction of the underground garages, due to affiliation in the provisions of the Investment Law No 3299/2004. The overall investment value of the Project is 7,850,000 Euro.

The provided service included:

  • Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
  • Review of industry benchmarks
  • Review of project risk
  • Assessing equity investment
  • Establishing market failures
  • Review the justification for grant
  • Review of exist policies  
  • Review of the financial model

 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC Renewable S.A. in Romania

Country: Romania
Dates: June 2011 - November 2011
Financing: PPC Renewable S.A
Budget: 15,434.55 Euro
Partners: KLC Branch office in Romania


Description:
PPC Renewable S.A is interested in the opportunity of developing a wind farm for the production of electricity in Romania (total installed capacity of approx. 80 MW).
KLC was appointed to undertake the legal advisory services. The main object of the services is in-depth assessment of the transaction – “legal due diligence” checks.

 The legal due diligence report included the analysis and review of the following aspects:
•    Corporate Matters and structure of the transaction: SPV documents and SPV Management, Contracts concluded with Third Parties, Loan Agreements, Labour Relations, Pending Litigation and Disputes, Intellectual Property Rights;
•    Real Estate (land areas) documents: Cadastral Plan and Parcel Plan, Land ownership map, ownerships documents, resolutions/decisions of competent authorities;
•    Review of the Romanian legal and regulatory framework pertaining to the construction of energy facilities in view of producing electricity from renewable energy resources 
•    Review of requirements for trading of electricity produced by renewable sources and participation in the Green Certificate market
•    Permits and licences:  licensing permits (building permits, environmental permits, etc), documents related to NATURA 2000, approvals from different electricity commissions, topological, archeological issues, geotechnical studies, connection to the Grid)
•    Contracts with third parties (including the draft EPC contract)
 

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Development of the Objectives of the INOGATE Programme in Romania Country: Romania

Dates: January 2001 - 6th July 2001
Financing: PHARE Programme
Budget: 238,000 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The overall objective was to create a legal and regulatory environment conductive to private sector investments in oil and gas transport projects. The specific objectives were:
-analysis of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit in Romania;
-development of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit to enable investments to be made which will meet the objectives of the INOGATE Programme for the development of Caspian Sea oil and gas.
 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC S.A. in FYRepublic of Macedonia

Country: FYR Macedonia
Dates: June 2011 – December 2011
Financing: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.
Budget: 40,364.54 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The assignment concerned the provision of legal advisory services to the PPC S.A. (hereinafter ‘the Bidder’) in their participation in a public bid launched by the Ministry of Economy of the FYROM (hereinafter ‘the Contacting Authority’) for the design, financing, building, operation and maintenance of HPP Cebren (333 ΜW) and HPP Galiste (194 MW), and the operation of HPP Tikves (116 MW).  The Structure of the project is a Public Private Partnership between the Public Utility Company ELEM and the investor.
The objective of the assignment for KLC was to undertake an in-depth assessment of the scoped transaction, namely the participation of PPC in the Tender conducted by the Government of the FYROM. The services required under this assignment were, indicatively:
•    Review of the tender documentation for the Hydropower project and preparation of comments to be submitted to the Contracting Authority
•    Review of the draft concession agreement and PPP agreement and compliance checking with the existing laws of FYROM 
•    Review of the national legislation concerning the energy sector and particularly the RES (hydro) legal and regulatory framework
•    Study of the required licenses and permits for the construction, operation and maintenance of the hydro power plants in FYROM 
•    Drafting of a key legal issues report concerned with the hydropower project
•    Legality checking of the technical proposal and related annexes
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - Lot No 9 - Title: Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (including EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC, etc.)

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3/01/ 2011 – 3/01/ 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
Framework budget: 300, 000 Euro / year
Partners: Jacobs Engineering UK Limited, Louis Berger SAS,  Louis Berger regional offices (Romania, Bulgaria),  Jacobs regional offices (Czech Republic, Poland)

Description:
The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide support for the preparation of large infrastructure projects, checking and recommending actions for reaching project compliance with environmental legislation, including, but not limited, to the following sub-sectors:
•    Environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment,
•    Assessment under Habitat and Birds Directives and Natura 2000 network, large combustion plants, etc.
•    Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (incl. EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC etc)
•    Assistance in the review, preparation or completion of applications for funding under the Cohesion Fund or the ERDF.
•    Support in the Preparation of Applications for Structural and Cohesion Funds
 
The project may comprise advice on the technical characteristics of the projects and their compliance with relevant applicable Best Available Techniques, including the Emission Limit Values recommended by the relevant EU BREF Documents for those which falls under the provisions of integrated pollution prevention control legislation.
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - LOT 4 - Transport and Urban Infrastructure, OJ Ref: 2010/S85-126779

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3 January 2011 – 3 January 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
framework budget: 1,000,000 Euro/year
Partners: WSP International Management Consulting (leader) ,  WSP Finland, NEA Transport Research and Training,  Trasporti e Territorio , TRADEMCO

Description:

The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide within specific assignments support in the preparation of large infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to, the following sub-sectors:
•    national and regional transport (road/rail/air/water transport infrastructures and planning/management of transportation services, and related rolling stock)
•    urban road infrastructure and public transport
•    cultural infrastructure (museums, concert halls, theatres, sports stadia, congress centres and event management, tourism) and related equipment
•    urban development (including urban regeneration, housing).
 

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Support in the Implementation of Transport Community Agreement (EU-TCA)

Country: Kosovo
Dates: 1 June - September 2011
Financing: IPA 2009, The European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo
Budget: 7888, 53 Euro
Contractor: Egis Bceom International

Description:
The purpose of this project is to provide technical support and institutional capacity building in the implementation of the EU-Transport Community Agreement (TCA), currently the Transport Community Treaty.
The project aims at assisting the Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/99) institutions, namely the Ministry of Infrastructure, Railways Regulatory Authority and Kosovo Railways, in participating as contracting parties in the Transport Community in the South Eastern Europe, thus integrating Kosovo's transport network in the regional transport markets, in compliance with the EU acquis.
KLC acted as sub-contractor for EGIS BCEOM International with the involvement of Ms. Ana Maria TUTEA, as International Legal Expert, undertaking the following activities:
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Kosovo (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in the identification and prioritization of international conventions and organizations in road transport sector where Kosovo could become member/party;
•    Analysis of general benefits of acceding to the selected international conventions and organizations in road transport sector;
•    Analysis of conditions for membership and obstacles to acceding to international conventions (especially for INTERBUS Agreement);
•    Recommendations for cooperation with international organizations for international recognition of driving license of Kosovo.
 

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Support to the Integration of Ukraine in the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T

Country: Ukraine
Dates: August – December 2011
Financing: EC
Budget:  32816, 98 Euro
Contractor: Corporate Solutions Consulting Ltd

Description:
The overall objective of the project was to improve the transport sector through assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in developing and implementing a Strategy and Action Plan for Transport Integration into the Trans-European transport network.
KLC Law Firm acted as a subcontractor of Corporate Solutions Consulting Limited by providing Institutional and Regulatory experts Mr. Dimitrios Kouvaras and Ms. Ana Maria Tutea, as well as Transport Economist Mr. Giorgi Turdzeladze.
KLC Law Firm undertook the following services:
•    Assessment of current structure of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (MoI), including the functions and responsibilities of its departments and subordinates;
•    Assessment of the procedure of drafting and adopting of regulatory acts of different level;
•    Assessment of the system of transport sector governance, including the subordination of MoI, cross-cutting issues with other authorities, and responsibilities of other Ministries in field of transport sector, as well as assessment of the Ministry’s capacity to implement Transport Strategy and fully achieve to SBS indicators;
•    Provision of recommendations for an appropriate regulatory framework and necessary legal changes that the transport sector of Ukraine should incorporate in order to achieve better management, efficiency and sustainability;
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on the projects’ prioritization tasks;
•    Analysis of the selected transport projects according to the elaborated and approved methodologies.
 

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Market analysis and priorities for future development of the gas market and infrastructure in Central-Eastern Europe under the North-South Energy Interconnections initiative

Country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: October - November 2011
Financing: European Commission, DG ENER
Budget: 5,600 Euro
Contractor: KANTOR Management Consultants SA / Booz & Company Ltd (Booz)

Description:
KLC acted as subcontractor of KANTOR Management Consultants SA by providing the Senior Legal Expert, Mr Thomas Lamnidis,  for the provision of the following services:

•    Review of regulatory and legislative framework relevant to the construction of natural gas infrastructure in eight (8) Central-Eastern European countries, i.e. Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; (Review)
•    Identification of regulatory and legislative obstacles/barriers in the implementation of new natural gas infrastructure projects in the eight (8) examined Central-Eastern European countries; (Gap Analysis)
•    Suggestion of measures to overcome the identified obstacles/barriers, based on already used practices in other European countries. (Solution Synthesis)
 

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Maritime Flags in the Caspian Sea

Country: Azerbaijan Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan
Dates: October – November 2011
Financing: private client
Budget: 10,000 Euro 
Contractor: GEMS International NV

Description:
KLC has been assigned by GEMS International NV for undertaking a feasibility study for the most favorable vessel's flag in Caspian Sea.
Services provided:
•    Legal and financial assessment concerning the obtaining of the  most suitable flag in Caspian Sea (option between Azeri, Russian, Kazakh and Turkmen flag) for a vessel having Belize flag.
•    Review of the legal status of the Caspian Sea
•    Review the national legislation of Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan concerned with flying a maritime flag in the Caspian Sea and procedures  for registration of vessels (required documentation, procedure for obtaining a maritime flag, fiscal policy) 
•    Proposals for the optimal option for flying maritime flag in Caspian Sea
 

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Consulting Services for Preparation of a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region

Country: Azerbaijan
Dates: June 2010 - December 2010
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 490,000 USD
Partners: WSP Finland Ltd - Leader

Description:
The objective of the assignment is to develop a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region. To achieve this objective a detailed urban transport study (the Study) must be carried out and an extensive consultation process must be undertaken.
The Strategic Transportation Plan shall:
•    a) Provide a vision, goals and objectives for the future in which transportation within the Baku Metropolitan Region is efficient, clean, affordable, coordinated, and user-centered.
•    b) Contain Strategies, Priority, Actions and Supporting Policies that are needed to achieve the future vision.
•    c) Include an Investment Strategy to finance the transportation system over the short- and long-terms.
Specifically KLC undertakes the following tasks:
•    Diagnosis of Baku’s Urban Transportation System
•    Evaluation of the status, trends and challenges of Baku’s transport system: public transport, roads and highways
•    Elaboration of urban transport planning model
•    Transport network coding
•    Development of Draft Strategic Transportation Plan and Draft Investment Strategy
•    Elaboration of Final Strategic Transportation Plan
 

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Consulting Services for Pre-Construction Design Study of Underground Gas Storage in Georgia

Country: Georgia
Dates: 4th January 2010 - 4th January 2011
Financing: Millennium Challenge Corporation - The United States of America and Millennium Challenge Georgia Fund - Government of Georgia
Budget: 42, 500 Euro
Partners: Ramboll leader; KLC -sub-contractor

Description:
The objective of the project is to undertake the Pre-Construction Design Study of an underground gas storage facility at Ninotsminda Gas Capped Oil Field, Georgia.
Legal Framework - The Consultant will:
•    analyze the legal and regulatory framework in Georgia regarding the construction of the UGS facility;
•    review potential organizational and ownership structures and project management options,
•    Evaluate existing gas supply and purchase contracts;
•    define and recommend potential legal structures for public- private partnership and other business models;
•    define framework for storage operation agreements.
Specifically, the Consultant shall evaluate and analyze potential frameworks for ownership and operation of a Georgian UGS facility and provide recommendations as appropriate. The Consultant shall consider, among other potential business models, Georgian government ownership, private ownership, public-private partnership, detailing the impact of facility ownership on project funding.
 

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Study on Weekly Oil Reporting

Country: EU countries
Dates: August 2009 - January 2010
Financing: EC - DG TREN
Budget: 304,813 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald

Description:
The purpose of the feasibility study is to identify the modalities of establishing weekly commercial oil stocks reporting mechanism in the EU, the costs and benefits thereof, and gauge the extent to which such initiative would represent a net contribution to the aim of improving oil data transparency, thus contributing to better market functioning. Moreover, the specific needs of the relevant public and private actors should be clarified.
 

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Ukrainian-European Policy and Legal Advice Centre (UEPLAC) Phase V

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 24.07.2009 - 24.07.2011
Financing: EC
Budget: 2.991.000 Euro
Partners: University Pierre Mend France (UPMF), Public Administration International (PAI), FIIAPP, Louis Berger SAS, Human Resources and Technical Assistance (HrTa ltd)

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to support the implementation of the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA), the EU-Ukraine Action Plan (AP) as well as the New Practical Instrument which will replace it and envisaged Association Agreement (AA) and to support the policy dialog.
Purpose of the project is to enhance the capacities of Ukrainian authorities in terms of implementation of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (currently under negotiations) which will replace the PCA currently in force but also to continue proper prioritisation of Ukrainian legislative and regulatory approximation work and to strengthen Ukrainian policy-making/legislative process in conformity with Ukraine’s objectives for EU integration through appropriate coordination mechanisms and instruments. In that context inter-ministerial policy analysis groups are to be further strengthened.
 

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Integration of Trans-European Transport Network and Border Crossing Points

Country: Ukraine, Belarus
Dates: January 2009-December 2010
Financing: EU - Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2005
Budget: 1,996,000 Euro
Partners: Louis Berger SAS, Systra

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the development and adoption of a comprehensive strategy linking up actual and future transit needs, transport and border crossing capacities, and to prepare the feasibility studies for the identified priority projects.
The purpose of the project is to assist the Governments of Belarus and Ukraine in taking the necessary actions for implementing the agreed priorities.
 

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Harmonization of standards and practices in gas sector in Central Asia

Country: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan as an observer
Dates: April 2008-October 2009
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,351.600 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald; Eurasian Consulting

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to support the countries’ uptake of critical international standards and practices concerning reliable performance of the network operations, including lines outages reduction, with special emphasis on metering and the adoption and implementation of international standards for gas transport and pipeline-operation, including safety and environmental parameters.
 

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Feasibility Study of a Trans Caspian Black Sea Gas Corridor (phases I & II)

Country: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan
Dates: June 2007- April 2008
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,850,000 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald, Louis Berger, Kantor Management Consultants

Description:
The main objective of the project was to investigate the feasibility of a gas transit corridor from Kazakhstan and, possibly, Turkmenistan across the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan and Georgian and then through the Black Sea region to EU consumer countries.
The EC, using resources from two TACIS projects (“IFI Technical Assistance Support Fund for facilitating investments in oil and gas projects” - contract number 2005/098-284, “Pre-feasibility studies and facilitation for developing the North-South Gas Transit Interconnections in Caucasus and Central Asia “- contract number 2006/082-056) has assigned the Consultant to carry out the said feasibility study a gas multi-modal transportation system.
 

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Conformity studies of Member States’ national implementation measures transposing Community instruments in the area of citizenship of the Union

Country: EU Countries/Greece
Dates: December 2007 - December 2008
Financing: EC DG JLS
Budget: 200,000 Euro
Partners: Milieu Ltd (leader); Europa Institute, Edinburgh University

Description:
The objective of the contract was to produce studies which analyzed the conformity of national provisions with Community instruments in the area of citizenship of the Union, as follows:
•    conformity with EC legislation on free movement and residence of Union citizens within the EU;
•    conformity with Community instruments regarding the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct suffrage.
 

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Conformity checking of measures of Member States to transpose Directives in the sector of Environment

Country: EU Countries/Greece
Dates: 2007
Financing: EC DG Environment
Budget: 245,906 Euro
Partners: Milieu, COWI, Hugo Lepage & Associes Conseil

Description:
The objective of the project is to produce studies which analyse the conformity of national transposing measures with fourteen key Directives in the sector of environment. The Commission will use these studies as background information in its function to ensure, in accordance with Article 226 of the EC Treaty, that the Community environmental Directives are fully and correctly transposed in the Member States.
KLC acted as subcontractor for the above-mentioned consortium. KLC LAW FIRM appraised the transposition of the Directive on the “Protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources” into Greek law by examining the conformity of the relevant domestic legislation with the requirements set forth in the said Directive and the various steps of its implementation.
 

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Accession to and implementation by Ukraine of international agreements

Country: Ukraine
Dates: June 2007-May 2009
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,480,000 Euro
Partners: Scott Wilson

Description:
The main objective of the project is to assist Ukraine in accession to the international conventions and agreements in field of transport, as well as to strengthen the capacity of the Ukrainian authorities responsible for the implementation of international conventions and agreements.
 

INOGATE IFI Technical Assistance for facilitating investments in oil & gas projects
Country: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus, Molvoda, Ukraine, extended to neibhouring countries
Dates: December 2005 - April 2008
Financing: TACIS Innogate Programme
Budget: 2,620,000 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald, Kantor Management Consultants, Louis Berger
Institutional Building Support to the Energy Regulatory Office
Country: UNMIK Kosovo
Dates: February 2005 - February 2006
Financing: EU funded project managed by the European Agency for Reconstruction
Budget: 948,700 Euro
Partners: KPMG, ECA (Economic Consulting Associates), EXERGIA
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece

Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece

Description:
Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece carried out the valuation of an investment project "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", assigned by Urban Development Fund for EUROBANK.
The services provided service include:
• Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
• Review of industry benchmarks
• Review of project risk
• Assessing equity investment
• Establishing market failures
• Review the justification for grant
• Review of exist policies  
• Review of the financial model

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“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”

Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef

In the framework of the economic adjustment programme agreed between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank), the Greek authorities are implementing ambitious reform of the Greek central administration. The objective of the reform is to increase the efficiency of the Administration.


KLC Consulting sLTD, as sub-contractor of the public agency Adetef acting as “reform partner”,  has provided assistance to the Greek Authorities with high level state advice for the steering and the organization of the reform.

The scope of the services for the implementation of a new system for the selection of top managers included:

  • Assistance in the planning of the overall process regarding all elements (preparation of circulars, organization of committees, publication of relevant information) and identification of corrective measures if necessary
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the overall process and report to the Minister of Reform and the General Secretary of reform on the progress of the implementation phase.
  • Facilitation of training programs designed for panel members
  • Liaison with other projects managers on other projects related to HR to identify potential issues and synergies in the identification of the administrative reform action plan.

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania”

Country: Greece
Dates: Íîåìâðè 2014
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece is carrying out the valuation of an investment project “Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania” for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The investment project is concerned with the construction of internal and external infrastructure of the Business Park in the greater area of Chania. The overall investment value of the Project is € 10.550.000. The provided service included:

·         Assessing the Fair Rate of Return

·         Review of industry benchmarks

·         Review of project risk

·         Assessing equity investment

·         Establishing market failures

·         Review the justification for grant

             ·         Review of exist policies

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Provision of Consultancy Services for Improving Inland Water Transport Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: February 2014 – August 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 486,810.18 USD
Client: Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda

 

The project’s objectives are: 

  • To review, harmonize and update the existing legislation in the country related to maritime affairs.
  • To propose modalities for establishment of a Maritime Administration in Uganda.
  • To produce a draft Maritime Bill and related Draft Maritime Regulations.

 

Services provided:

  • Review the existing maritime legislation in Uganda with a view of identifying their deficiencies and inadequacies, and make recommendatios; 
  • Review the Lake Victoria Transport Act and the draft Regulations; 
  • Review the existing Maritime Administration functions in Uganda and propose the required institutional reforms, propose capacity building for the institutions and estimate the cost of the required institutional reforms;
  • Study the Maritime Administration set up as well as the Maritime legislation in the region specifically in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi; 
  • Study the development and management of Ports and Harbours in Uganda;
  • Prepare a draft Inland Water Transport (Maritime) Bill and Regulations;
  • Propose a suitable institutional Maritime Administration Set up for Uganda  including a Maritime Administration unit;

 

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Provision of Consultancy Services for the Review of the Traffic and Road Safety Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: March 2013 – July 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 424 000 USD
Client: Ministry of Work and Transport of Uganda

The main of the Objective is to review the current Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 and its subsidiary regulations so as to come up with an update and strengthened law.

The scope of these consultancy services are covering but is not limited to:

  • Review the adequacy/inadequacy of each section of the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998
  • Review the enforcement of poor driving behavioural practices such as reckless driving, dangerous driving, careless driving, etc.
  • Review the roles  of the designated Officers and entities mentioned or defined  in the Act and re- assess their mandates;
  • Study, assess and advise on the new roles of the restructured Ministry, Uganda National Roads Authority, Uganda Road Fund, Uganda Revenue Authority, Local Governments, the proposed NRSA and MTRA;
  • Review the administration and amounts of fees, fines and penalties prescribed in the Act and its subsidiary regulations.;
  • Propose a legal framework within the Act or the relevant regulations to strengthen the existing driver training, testing and licensing;
  • Assess the qualitative and quantitative regulatory regime in Uganda of Transport Services;
  • Detail possible sources of a Road Safety Fund. Then propose a legal framework with the Act for its enforcement and administration;
  • Review the vehicle safety standards vis-à-vis: Motor vehicle Inspections Regulations for road worthiness and other safety regulations such as seat belt, speed governors, reflectors regulations, etc.;
  • Review similar legislation within the EAC states and EAC study reports on harmonization of Traffic and Vehicle legislation; and identify major areas for harmonization;
  • Carry out wide consultations among stakeholders on the deficiencies and areas that require improvement in the traffic and road safety legislation;
  • Assess whether the regulatory process (as per Cap 361) are balanced (i.e. carry out cost benefit analysis) 
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Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Country: Albania
Dates: 27th January 2014 – 26th January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget:  1,410,500 Euro
Partners: WYG International, Gopa Consultants

 

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to EU integration of Albania by the full alignment with and transposition of the Transport Acquis in Albania.

The purpose of this contract is to further strengthen the administrative, regulatory and technical competences of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the National Railway Authority and the Albanian Railways and the Maritime Administration.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:

  • Review of the national legislation in transport sector
  • Gap analysis between national legislation and EU acquis
  • Proposals for improvement of the legislative and regulatory framework for the transport sector
  • Improvement of the Ministry’s capacity in road transport sector for implementation of the International European Agreement concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP);
  • Support for the establishment of a single national transport sector accident and incident investigation body
  • Support for the reorganization of the General Directorate of Road Transport Service (GDRTS)
  • Capacity building (workshops, trainings, seminars)

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion"

Country: Crete, Greece
Dates: September 2013
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece

 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece has successfully completed an assignment on valuation of an investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion" for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The Project subject to the valuation concerned the three-storey complex of stores and offices and exploitation of 5 underground garages with 367 parking lots for public use and 103 parking lots for private use in the area Agia Triada – Chanioporta in the center of Heraklion city. The Project involves the construction of three storey complex of stores and offices (investment body - ATESE S.A.) and does not include construction of the underground garages, due to affiliation in the provisions of the Investment Law No 3299/2004. The overall investment value of the Project is 7,850,000 Euro.

The provided service included:

  • Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
  • Review of industry benchmarks
  • Review of project risk
  • Assessing equity investment
  • Establishing market failures
  • Review the justification for grant
  • Review of exist policies  
  • Review of the financial model

 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC Renewable S.A. in Romania

Country: Romania
Dates: June 2011 - November 2011
Financing: PPC Renewable S.A
Budget: 15,434.55 Euro
Partners: KLC Branch office in Romania


Description:
PPC Renewable S.A is interested in the opportunity of developing a wind farm for the production of electricity in Romania (total installed capacity of approx. 80 MW).
KLC was appointed to undertake the legal advisory services. The main object of the services is in-depth assessment of the transaction – “legal due diligence” checks.

 The legal due diligence report included the analysis and review of the following aspects:
•    Corporate Matters and structure of the transaction: SPV documents and SPV Management, Contracts concluded with Third Parties, Loan Agreements, Labour Relations, Pending Litigation and Disputes, Intellectual Property Rights;
•    Real Estate (land areas) documents: Cadastral Plan and Parcel Plan, Land ownership map, ownerships documents, resolutions/decisions of competent authorities;
•    Review of the Romanian legal and regulatory framework pertaining to the construction of energy facilities in view of producing electricity from renewable energy resources 
•    Review of requirements for trading of electricity produced by renewable sources and participation in the Green Certificate market
•    Permits and licences:  licensing permits (building permits, environmental permits, etc), documents related to NATURA 2000, approvals from different electricity commissions, topological, archeological issues, geotechnical studies, connection to the Grid)
•    Contracts with third parties (including the draft EPC contract)
 

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Development of the Objectives of the INOGATE Programme in Romania Country: Romania

Dates: January 2001 - 6th July 2001
Financing: PHARE Programme
Budget: 238,000 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The overall objective was to create a legal and regulatory environment conductive to private sector investments in oil and gas transport projects. The specific objectives were:
-analysis of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit in Romania;
-development of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit to enable investments to be made which will meet the objectives of the INOGATE Programme for the development of Caspian Sea oil and gas.
 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC S.A. in FYRepublic of Macedonia

Country: FYR Macedonia
Dates: June 2011 – December 2011
Financing: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.
Budget: 40,364.54 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The assignment concerned the provision of legal advisory services to the PPC S.A. (hereinafter ‘the Bidder’) in their participation in a public bid launched by the Ministry of Economy of the FYROM (hereinafter ‘the Contacting Authority’) for the design, financing, building, operation and maintenance of HPP Cebren (333 ΜW) and HPP Galiste (194 MW), and the operation of HPP Tikves (116 MW).  The Structure of the project is a Public Private Partnership between the Public Utility Company ELEM and the investor.
The objective of the assignment for KLC was to undertake an in-depth assessment of the scoped transaction, namely the participation of PPC in the Tender conducted by the Government of the FYROM. The services required under this assignment were, indicatively:
•    Review of the tender documentation for the Hydropower project and preparation of comments to be submitted to the Contracting Authority
•    Review of the draft concession agreement and PPP agreement and compliance checking with the existing laws of FYROM 
•    Review of the national legislation concerning the energy sector and particularly the RES (hydro) legal and regulatory framework
•    Study of the required licenses and permits for the construction, operation and maintenance of the hydro power plants in FYROM 
•    Drafting of a key legal issues report concerned with the hydropower project
•    Legality checking of the technical proposal and related annexes
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - Lot No 9 - Title: Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (including EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC, etc.)

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3/01/ 2011 – 3/01/ 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
Framework budget: 300, 000 Euro / year
Partners: Jacobs Engineering UK Limited, Louis Berger SAS,  Louis Berger regional offices (Romania, Bulgaria),  Jacobs regional offices (Czech Republic, Poland)

Description:
The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide support for the preparation of large infrastructure projects, checking and recommending actions for reaching project compliance with environmental legislation, including, but not limited, to the following sub-sectors:
•    Environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment,
•    Assessment under Habitat and Birds Directives and Natura 2000 network, large combustion plants, etc.
•    Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (incl. EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC etc)
•    Assistance in the review, preparation or completion of applications for funding under the Cohesion Fund or the ERDF.
•    Support in the Preparation of Applications for Structural and Cohesion Funds
 
The project may comprise advice on the technical characteristics of the projects and their compliance with relevant applicable Best Available Techniques, including the Emission Limit Values recommended by the relevant EU BREF Documents for those which falls under the provisions of integrated pollution prevention control legislation.
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - LOT 4 - Transport and Urban Infrastructure, OJ Ref: 2010/S85-126779

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3 January 2011 – 3 January 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
framework budget: 1,000,000 Euro/year
Partners: WSP International Management Consulting (leader) ,  WSP Finland, NEA Transport Research and Training,  Trasporti e Territorio , TRADEMCO

Description:

The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide within specific assignments support in the preparation of large infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to, the following sub-sectors:
•    national and regional transport (road/rail/air/water transport infrastructures and planning/management of transportation services, and related rolling stock)
•    urban road infrastructure and public transport
•    cultural infrastructure (museums, concert halls, theatres, sports stadia, congress centres and event management, tourism) and related equipment
•    urban development (including urban regeneration, housing).
 

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Support in the Implementation of Transport Community Agreement (EU-TCA)

Country: Kosovo
Dates: 1 June - September 2011
Financing: IPA 2009, The European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo
Budget: 7888, 53 Euro
Contractor: Egis Bceom International

Description:
The purpose of this project is to provide technical support and institutional capacity building in the implementation of the EU-Transport Community Agreement (TCA), currently the Transport Community Treaty.
The project aims at assisting the Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/99) institutions, namely the Ministry of Infrastructure, Railways Regulatory Authority and Kosovo Railways, in participating as contracting parties in the Transport Community in the South Eastern Europe, thus integrating Kosovo's transport network in the regional transport markets, in compliance with the EU acquis.
KLC acted as sub-contractor for EGIS BCEOM International with the involvement of Ms. Ana Maria TUTEA, as International Legal Expert, undertaking the following activities:
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Kosovo (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in the identification and prioritization of international conventions and organizations in road transport sector where Kosovo could become member/party;
•    Analysis of general benefits of acceding to the selected international conventions and organizations in road transport sector;
•    Analysis of conditions for membership and obstacles to acceding to international conventions (especially for INTERBUS Agreement);
•    Recommendations for cooperation with international organizations for international recognition of driving license of Kosovo.
 

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Support to the Integration of Ukraine in the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T

Country: Ukraine
Dates: August – December 2011
Financing: EC
Budget:  32816, 98 Euro
Contractor: Corporate Solutions Consulting Ltd

Description:
The overall objective of the project was to improve the transport sector through assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in developing and implementing a Strategy and Action Plan for Transport Integration into the Trans-European transport network.
KLC Law Firm acted as a subcontractor of Corporate Solutions Consulting Limited by providing Institutional and Regulatory experts Mr. Dimitrios Kouvaras and Ms. Ana Maria Tutea, as well as Transport Economist Mr. Giorgi Turdzeladze.
KLC Law Firm undertook the following services:
•    Assessment of current structure of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (MoI), including the functions and responsibilities of its departments and subordinates;
•    Assessment of the procedure of drafting and adopting of regulatory acts of different level;
•    Assessment of the system of transport sector governance, including the subordination of MoI, cross-cutting issues with other authorities, and responsibilities of other Ministries in field of transport sector, as well as assessment of the Ministry’s capacity to implement Transport Strategy and fully achieve to SBS indicators;
•    Provision of recommendations for an appropriate regulatory framework and necessary legal changes that the transport sector of Ukraine should incorporate in order to achieve better management, efficiency and sustainability;
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on the projects’ prioritization tasks;
•    Analysis of the selected transport projects according to the elaborated and approved methodologies.
 

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Market analysis and priorities for future development of the gas market and infrastructure in Central-Eastern Europe under the North-South Energy Interconnections initiative

Country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: October - November 2011
Financing: European Commission, DG ENER
Budget: 5,600 Euro
Contractor: KANTOR Management Consultants SA / Booz & Company Ltd (Booz)

Description:
KLC acted as subcontractor of KANTOR Management Consultants SA by providing the Senior Legal Expert, Mr Thomas Lamnidis,  for the provision of the following services:

•    Review of regulatory and legislative framework relevant to the construction of natural gas infrastructure in eight (8) Central-Eastern European countries, i.e. Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; (Review)
•    Identification of regulatory and legislative obstacles/barriers in the implementation of new natural gas infrastructure projects in the eight (8) examined Central-Eastern European countries; (Gap Analysis)
•    Suggestion of measures to overcome the identified obstacles/barriers, based on already used practices in other European countries. (Solution Synthesis)
 

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Maritime Flags in the Caspian Sea

Country: Azerbaijan Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan
Dates: October – November 2011
Financing: private client
Budget: 10,000 Euro 
Contractor: GEMS International NV

Description:
KLC has been assigned by GEMS International NV for undertaking a feasibility study for the most favorable vessel's flag in Caspian Sea.
Services provided:
•    Legal and financial assessment concerning the obtaining of the  most suitable flag in Caspian Sea (option between Azeri, Russian, Kazakh and Turkmen flag) for a vessel having Belize flag.
•    Review of the legal status of the Caspian Sea
•    Review the national legislation of Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan concerned with flying a maritime flag in the Caspian Sea and procedures  for registration of vessels (required documentation, procedure for obtaining a maritime flag, fiscal policy) 
•    Proposals for the optimal option for flying maritime flag in Caspian Sea
 

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Consulting Services for Preparation of a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region

Country: Azerbaijan
Dates: June 2010 - December 2010
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 490,000 USD
Partners: WSP Finland Ltd - Leader

Description:
The objective of the assignment is to develop a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region. To achieve this objective a detailed urban transport study (the Study) must be carried out and an extensive consultation process must be undertaken.
The Strategic Transportation Plan shall:
•    a) Provide a vision, goals and objectives for the future in which transportation within the Baku Metropolitan Region is efficient, clean, affordable, coordinated, and user-centered.
•    b) Contain Strategies, Priority, Actions and Supporting Policies that are needed to achieve the future vision.
•    c) Include an Investment Strategy to finance the transportation system over the short- and long-terms.
Specifically KLC undertakes the following tasks:
•    Diagnosis of Baku’s Urban Transportation System
•    Evaluation of the status, trends and challenges of Baku’s transport system: public transport, roads and highways
•    Elaboration of urban transport planning model
•    Transport network coding
•    Development of Draft Strategic Transportation Plan and Draft Investment Strategy
•    Elaboration of Final Strategic Transportation Plan
 

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Consulting Services for Pre-Construction Design Study of Underground Gas Storage in Georgia

Country: Georgia
Dates: 4th January 2010 - 4th January 2011
Financing: Millennium Challenge Corporation - The United States of America and Millennium Challenge Georgia Fund - Government of Georgia
Budget: 42, 500 Euro
Partners: Ramboll leader; KLC -sub-contractor

Description:
The objective of the project is to undertake the Pre-Construction Design Study of an underground gas storage facility at Ninotsminda Gas Capped Oil Field, Georgia.
Legal Framework - The Consultant will:
•    analyze the legal and regulatory framework in Georgia regarding the construction of the UGS facility;
•    review potential organizational and ownership structures and project management options,
•    Evaluate existing gas supply and purchase contracts;
•    define and recommend potential legal structures for public- private partnership and other business models;
•    define framework for storage operation agreements.
Specifically, the Consultant shall evaluate and analyze potential frameworks for ownership and operation of a Georgian UGS facility and provide recommendations as appropriate. The Consultant shall consider, among other potential business models, Georgian government ownership, private ownership, public-private partnership, detailing the impact of facility ownership on project funding.
 

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Study on Weekly Oil Reporting

Country: EU countries
Dates: August 2009 - January 2010
Financing: EC - DG TREN
Budget: 304,813 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald

Description:
The purpose of the feasibility study is to identify the modalities of establishing weekly commercial oil stocks reporting mechanism in the EU, the costs and benefits thereof, and gauge the extent to which such initiative would represent a net contribution to the aim of improving oil data transparency, thus contributing to better market functioning. Moreover, the specific needs of the relevant public and private actors should be clarified.
 

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Ukrainian-European Policy and Legal Advice Centre (UEPLAC) Phase V

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 24.07.2009 - 24.07.2011
Financing: EC
Budget: 2.991.000 Euro
Partners: University Pierre Mend France (UPMF), Public Administration International (PAI), FIIAPP, Louis Berger SAS, Human Resources and Technical Assistance (HrTa ltd)

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to support the implementation of the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA), the EU-Ukraine Action Plan (AP) as well as the New Practical Instrument which will replace it and envisaged Association Agreement (AA) and to support the policy dialog.
Purpose of the project is to enhance the capacities of Ukrainian authorities in terms of implementation of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (currently under negotiations) which will replace the PCA currently in force but also to continue proper prioritisation of Ukrainian legislative and regulatory approximation work and to strengthen Ukrainian policy-making/legislative process in conformity with Ukraine’s objectives for EU integration through appropriate coordination mechanisms and instruments. In that context inter-ministerial policy analysis groups are to be further strengthened.
 

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Integration of Trans-European Transport Network and Border Crossing Points

Country: Ukraine, Belarus
Dates: January 2009-December 2010
Financing: EU - Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2005
Budget: 1,996,000 Euro
Partners: Louis Berger SAS, Systra

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the development and adoption of a comprehensive strategy linking up actual and future transit needs, transport and border crossing capacities, and to prepare the feasibility studies for the identified priority projects.
The purpose of the project is to assist the Governments of Belarus and Ukraine in taking the necessary actions for implementing the agreed priorities.
 

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Harmonization of standards and practices in gas sector in Central Asia

Country: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan as an observer
Dates: April 2008-October 2009
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,351.600 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald; Eurasian Consulting

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to support the countries’ uptake of critical international standards and practices concerning reliable performance of the network operations, including lines outages reduction, with special emphasis on metering and the adoption and implementation of international standards for gas transport and pipeline-operation, including safety and environmental parameters.
 

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Feasibility Study of a Trans Caspian Black Sea Gas Corridor (phases I & II)

Country: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan
Dates: June 2007- April 2008
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,850,000 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald, Louis Berger, Kantor Management Consultants

Description:
The main objective of the project was to investigate the feasibility of a gas transit corridor from Kazakhstan and, possibly, Turkmenistan across the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan and Georgian and then through the Black Sea region to EU consumer countries.
The EC, using resources from two TACIS projects (“IFI Technical Assistance Support Fund for facilitating investments in oil and gas projects” - contract number 2005/098-284, “Pre-feasibility studies and facilitation for developing the North-South Gas Transit Interconnections in Caucasus and Central Asia “- contract number 2006/082-056) has assigned the Consultant to carry out the said feasibility study a gas multi-modal transportation system.
 

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Conformity studies of Member States’ national implementation measures transposing Community instruments in the area of citizenship of the Union

Country: EU Countries/Greece
Dates: December 2007 - December 2008
Financing: EC DG JLS
Budget: 200,000 Euro
Partners: Milieu Ltd (leader); Europa Institute, Edinburgh University

Description:
The objective of the contract was to produce studies which analyzed the conformity of national provisions with Community instruments in the area of citizenship of the Union, as follows:
•    conformity with EC legislation on free movement and residence of Union citizens within the EU;
•    conformity with Community instruments regarding the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct suffrage.
 

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Conformity checking of measures of Member States to transpose Directives in the sector of Environment

Country: EU Countries/Greece
Dates: 2007
Financing: EC DG Environment
Budget: 245,906 Euro
Partners: Milieu, COWI, Hugo Lepage & Associes Conseil

Description:
The objective of the project is to produce studies which analyse the conformity of national transposing measures with fourteen key Directives in the sector of environment. The Commission will use these studies as background information in its function to ensure, in accordance with Article 226 of the EC Treaty, that the Community environmental Directives are fully and correctly transposed in the Member States.
KLC acted as subcontractor for the above-mentioned consortium. KLC LAW FIRM appraised the transposition of the Directive on the “Protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources” into Greek law by examining the conformity of the relevant domestic legislation with the requirements set forth in the said Directive and the various steps of its implementation.
 

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Accession to and implementation by Ukraine of international agreements

Country: Ukraine
Dates: June 2007-May 2009
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,480,000 Euro
Partners: Scott Wilson

Description:
The main objective of the project is to assist Ukraine in accession to the international conventions and agreements in field of transport, as well as to strengthen the capacity of the Ukrainian authorities responsible for the implementation of international conventions and agreements.
 

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INOGATE IFI Technical Assistance for facilitating investments in oil & gas projects

Country: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus, Molvoda, Ukraine, extended to neibhouring countries
Dates: December 2005 - April 2008
Financing: TACIS Innogate Programme
Budget: 2,620,000 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald, Kantor Management Consultants, Louis Berger

Description:
The overall objectives is to facilitate International Financial Institutions’ investments in regional oil and gas transportation infrastructure projects in Eastern Europe and Caucasus regions with a view to enhancing the safety and security of energy supply within the regions and to Europe. The Consultant was requested to provide technical, financial, legal and environmental expertise to energy companies in the Caucasus and Eastern Europe Regions with a view of preparing sound investment projects for financing by IFIs.
 

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Institutional Building Support to the Energy Regulatory Office

Country: UNMIK Kosovo
Dates: February 2005 - February 2006
Financing: EU funded project managed by the European Agency for Reconstruction
Budget: 948,700 Euro
Partners: KPMG, ECA (Economic Consulting Associates), EXERGIA

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) on developing a sound and stable regulatory framework necessary to facilitate the market operation based on principles of objectivity, transparency and non-discrimination with the ECSEE process.
 

Extended support for the implementation of the PCA agreement between the EU and Uzbekistan (Phase III)
Country: Uzbekistan
Dates: October 2005 - April 2007
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,350,000 Euro
Partners: GTZ
Pre-feasibility studies for developing the North-South gas transit interconnections in Caucasus and Central Asia
Country: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan
Dates: August 2006 - December 2007
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,576,500 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald, Kantor Management Consultants
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece

Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece

Description:
Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece carried out the valuation of an investment project "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", assigned by Urban Development Fund for EUROBANK.
The services provided service include:
• Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
• Review of industry benchmarks
• Review of project risk
• Assessing equity investment
• Establishing market failures
• Review the justification for grant
• Review of exist policies  
• Review of the financial model

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“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”

Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef

In the framework of the economic adjustment programme agreed between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank), the Greek authorities are implementing ambitious reform of the Greek central administration. The objective of the reform is to increase the efficiency of the Administration.


KLC Consulting sLTD, as sub-contractor of the public agency Adetef acting as “reform partner”,  has provided assistance to the Greek Authorities with high level state advice for the steering and the organization of the reform.

The scope of the services for the implementation of a new system for the selection of top managers included:

  • Assistance in the planning of the overall process regarding all elements (preparation of circulars, organization of committees, publication of relevant information) and identification of corrective measures if necessary
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the overall process and report to the Minister of Reform and the General Secretary of reform on the progress of the implementation phase.
  • Facilitation of training programs designed for panel members
  • Liaison with other projects managers on other projects related to HR to identify potential issues and synergies in the identification of the administrative reform action plan.

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania”

Country: Greece
Dates: Íîåìâðè 2014
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece is carrying out the valuation of an investment project “Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania” for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The investment project is concerned with the construction of internal and external infrastructure of the Business Park in the greater area of Chania. The overall investment value of the Project is € 10.550.000. The provided service included:

·         Assessing the Fair Rate of Return

·         Review of industry benchmarks

·         Review of project risk

·         Assessing equity investment

·         Establishing market failures

·         Review the justification for grant

             ·         Review of exist policies

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Provision of Consultancy Services for Improving Inland Water Transport Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: February 2014 – August 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 486,810.18 USD
Client: Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda

 

The project’s objectives are: 

  • To review, harmonize and update the existing legislation in the country related to maritime affairs.
  • To propose modalities for establishment of a Maritime Administration in Uganda.
  • To produce a draft Maritime Bill and related Draft Maritime Regulations.

 

Services provided:

  • Review the existing maritime legislation in Uganda with a view of identifying their deficiencies and inadequacies, and make recommendatios; 
  • Review the Lake Victoria Transport Act and the draft Regulations; 
  • Review the existing Maritime Administration functions in Uganda and propose the required institutional reforms, propose capacity building for the institutions and estimate the cost of the required institutional reforms;
  • Study the Maritime Administration set up as well as the Maritime legislation in the region specifically in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi; 
  • Study the development and management of Ports and Harbours in Uganda;
  • Prepare a draft Inland Water Transport (Maritime) Bill and Regulations;
  • Propose a suitable institutional Maritime Administration Set up for Uganda  including a Maritime Administration unit;

 

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Provision of Consultancy Services for the Review of the Traffic and Road Safety Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: March 2013 – July 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 424 000 USD
Client: Ministry of Work and Transport of Uganda

The main of the Objective is to review the current Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 and its subsidiary regulations so as to come up with an update and strengthened law.

The scope of these consultancy services are covering but is not limited to:

  • Review the adequacy/inadequacy of each section of the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998
  • Review the enforcement of poor driving behavioural practices such as reckless driving, dangerous driving, careless driving, etc.
  • Review the roles  of the designated Officers and entities mentioned or defined  in the Act and re- assess their mandates;
  • Study, assess and advise on the new roles of the restructured Ministry, Uganda National Roads Authority, Uganda Road Fund, Uganda Revenue Authority, Local Governments, the proposed NRSA and MTRA;
  • Review the administration and amounts of fees, fines and penalties prescribed in the Act and its subsidiary regulations.;
  • Propose a legal framework within the Act or the relevant regulations to strengthen the existing driver training, testing and licensing;
  • Assess the qualitative and quantitative regulatory regime in Uganda of Transport Services;
  • Detail possible sources of a Road Safety Fund. Then propose a legal framework with the Act for its enforcement and administration;
  • Review the vehicle safety standards vis-à-vis: Motor vehicle Inspections Regulations for road worthiness and other safety regulations such as seat belt, speed governors, reflectors regulations, etc.;
  • Review similar legislation within the EAC states and EAC study reports on harmonization of Traffic and Vehicle legislation; and identify major areas for harmonization;
  • Carry out wide consultations among stakeholders on the deficiencies and areas that require improvement in the traffic and road safety legislation;
  • Assess whether the regulatory process (as per Cap 361) are balanced (i.e. carry out cost benefit analysis) 
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Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Country: Albania
Dates: 27th January 2014 – 26th January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget:  1,410,500 Euro
Partners: WYG International, Gopa Consultants

 

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to EU integration of Albania by the full alignment with and transposition of the Transport Acquis in Albania.

The purpose of this contract is to further strengthen the administrative, regulatory and technical competences of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the National Railway Authority and the Albanian Railways and the Maritime Administration.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:

  • Review of the national legislation in transport sector
  • Gap analysis between national legislation and EU acquis
  • Proposals for improvement of the legislative and regulatory framework for the transport sector
  • Improvement of the Ministry’s capacity in road transport sector for implementation of the International European Agreement concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP);
  • Support for the establishment of a single national transport sector accident and incident investigation body
  • Support for the reorganization of the General Directorate of Road Transport Service (GDRTS)
  • Capacity building (workshops, trainings, seminars)

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion"

Country: Crete, Greece
Dates: September 2013
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece

 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece has successfully completed an assignment on valuation of an investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion" for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The Project subject to the valuation concerned the three-storey complex of stores and offices and exploitation of 5 underground garages with 367 parking lots for public use and 103 parking lots for private use in the area Agia Triada – Chanioporta in the center of Heraklion city. The Project involves the construction of three storey complex of stores and offices (investment body - ATESE S.A.) and does not include construction of the underground garages, due to affiliation in the provisions of the Investment Law No 3299/2004. The overall investment value of the Project is 7,850,000 Euro.

The provided service included:

  • Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
  • Review of industry benchmarks
  • Review of project risk
  • Assessing equity investment
  • Establishing market failures
  • Review the justification for grant
  • Review of exist policies  
  • Review of the financial model

 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC Renewable S.A. in Romania

Country: Romania
Dates: June 2011 - November 2011
Financing: PPC Renewable S.A
Budget: 15,434.55 Euro
Partners: KLC Branch office in Romania


Description:
PPC Renewable S.A is interested in the opportunity of developing a wind farm for the production of electricity in Romania (total installed capacity of approx. 80 MW).
KLC was appointed to undertake the legal advisory services. The main object of the services is in-depth assessment of the transaction – “legal due diligence” checks.

 The legal due diligence report included the analysis and review of the following aspects:
•    Corporate Matters and structure of the transaction: SPV documents and SPV Management, Contracts concluded with Third Parties, Loan Agreements, Labour Relations, Pending Litigation and Disputes, Intellectual Property Rights;
•    Real Estate (land areas) documents: Cadastral Plan and Parcel Plan, Land ownership map, ownerships documents, resolutions/decisions of competent authorities;
•    Review of the Romanian legal and regulatory framework pertaining to the construction of energy facilities in view of producing electricity from renewable energy resources 
•    Review of requirements for trading of electricity produced by renewable sources and participation in the Green Certificate market
•    Permits and licences:  licensing permits (building permits, environmental permits, etc), documents related to NATURA 2000, approvals from different electricity commissions, topological, archeological issues, geotechnical studies, connection to the Grid)
•    Contracts with third parties (including the draft EPC contract)
 

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Development of the Objectives of the INOGATE Programme in Romania Country: Romania

Dates: January 2001 - 6th July 2001
Financing: PHARE Programme
Budget: 238,000 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The overall objective was to create a legal and regulatory environment conductive to private sector investments in oil and gas transport projects. The specific objectives were:
-analysis of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit in Romania;
-development of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit to enable investments to be made which will meet the objectives of the INOGATE Programme for the development of Caspian Sea oil and gas.
 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC S.A. in FYRepublic of Macedonia

Country: FYR Macedonia
Dates: June 2011 – December 2011
Financing: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.
Budget: 40,364.54 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The assignment concerned the provision of legal advisory services to the PPC S.A. (hereinafter ‘the Bidder’) in their participation in a public bid launched by the Ministry of Economy of the FYROM (hereinafter ‘the Contacting Authority’) for the design, financing, building, operation and maintenance of HPP Cebren (333 ΜW) and HPP Galiste (194 MW), and the operation of HPP Tikves (116 MW).  The Structure of the project is a Public Private Partnership between the Public Utility Company ELEM and the investor.
The objective of the assignment for KLC was to undertake an in-depth assessment of the scoped transaction, namely the participation of PPC in the Tender conducted by the Government of the FYROM. The services required under this assignment were, indicatively:
•    Review of the tender documentation for the Hydropower project and preparation of comments to be submitted to the Contracting Authority
•    Review of the draft concession agreement and PPP agreement and compliance checking with the existing laws of FYROM 
•    Review of the national legislation concerning the energy sector and particularly the RES (hydro) legal and regulatory framework
•    Study of the required licenses and permits for the construction, operation and maintenance of the hydro power plants in FYROM 
•    Drafting of a key legal issues report concerned with the hydropower project
•    Legality checking of the technical proposal and related annexes
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - Lot No 9 - Title: Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (including EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC, etc.)

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3/01/ 2011 – 3/01/ 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
Framework budget: 300, 000 Euro / year
Partners: Jacobs Engineering UK Limited, Louis Berger SAS,  Louis Berger regional offices (Romania, Bulgaria),  Jacobs regional offices (Czech Republic, Poland)

Description:
The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide support for the preparation of large infrastructure projects, checking and recommending actions for reaching project compliance with environmental legislation, including, but not limited, to the following sub-sectors:
•    Environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment,
•    Assessment under Habitat and Birds Directives and Natura 2000 network, large combustion plants, etc.
•    Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (incl. EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC etc)
•    Assistance in the review, preparation or completion of applications for funding under the Cohesion Fund or the ERDF.
•    Support in the Preparation of Applications for Structural and Cohesion Funds
 
The project may comprise advice on the technical characteristics of the projects and their compliance with relevant applicable Best Available Techniques, including the Emission Limit Values recommended by the relevant EU BREF Documents for those which falls under the provisions of integrated pollution prevention control legislation.
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - LOT 4 - Transport and Urban Infrastructure, OJ Ref: 2010/S85-126779

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3 January 2011 – 3 January 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
framework budget: 1,000,000 Euro/year
Partners: WSP International Management Consulting (leader) ,  WSP Finland, NEA Transport Research and Training,  Trasporti e Territorio , TRADEMCO

Description:

The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide within specific assignments support in the preparation of large infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to, the following sub-sectors:
•    national and regional transport (road/rail/air/water transport infrastructures and planning/management of transportation services, and related rolling stock)
•    urban road infrastructure and public transport
•    cultural infrastructure (museums, concert halls, theatres, sports stadia, congress centres and event management, tourism) and related equipment
•    urban development (including urban regeneration, housing).
 

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Support in the Implementation of Transport Community Agreement (EU-TCA)

Country: Kosovo
Dates: 1 June - September 2011
Financing: IPA 2009, The European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo
Budget: 7888, 53 Euro
Contractor: Egis Bceom International

Description:
The purpose of this project is to provide technical support and institutional capacity building in the implementation of the EU-Transport Community Agreement (TCA), currently the Transport Community Treaty.
The project aims at assisting the Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/99) institutions, namely the Ministry of Infrastructure, Railways Regulatory Authority and Kosovo Railways, in participating as contracting parties in the Transport Community in the South Eastern Europe, thus integrating Kosovo's transport network in the regional transport markets, in compliance with the EU acquis.
KLC acted as sub-contractor for EGIS BCEOM International with the involvement of Ms. Ana Maria TUTEA, as International Legal Expert, undertaking the following activities:
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Kosovo (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in the identification and prioritization of international conventions and organizations in road transport sector where Kosovo could become member/party;
•    Analysis of general benefits of acceding to the selected international conventions and organizations in road transport sector;
•    Analysis of conditions for membership and obstacles to acceding to international conventions (especially for INTERBUS Agreement);
•    Recommendations for cooperation with international organizations for international recognition of driving license of Kosovo.
 

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Support to the Integration of Ukraine in the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T

Country: Ukraine
Dates: August – December 2011
Financing: EC
Budget:  32816, 98 Euro
Contractor: Corporate Solutions Consulting Ltd

Description:
The overall objective of the project was to improve the transport sector through assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in developing and implementing a Strategy and Action Plan for Transport Integration into the Trans-European transport network.
KLC Law Firm acted as a subcontractor of Corporate Solutions Consulting Limited by providing Institutional and Regulatory experts Mr. Dimitrios Kouvaras and Ms. Ana Maria Tutea, as well as Transport Economist Mr. Giorgi Turdzeladze.
KLC Law Firm undertook the following services:
•    Assessment of current structure of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (MoI), including the functions and responsibilities of its departments and subordinates;
•    Assessment of the procedure of drafting and adopting of regulatory acts of different level;
•    Assessment of the system of transport sector governance, including the subordination of MoI, cross-cutting issues with other authorities, and responsibilities of other Ministries in field of transport sector, as well as assessment of the Ministry’s capacity to implement Transport Strategy and fully achieve to SBS indicators;
•    Provision of recommendations for an appropriate regulatory framework and necessary legal changes that the transport sector of Ukraine should incorporate in order to achieve better management, efficiency and sustainability;
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on the projects’ prioritization tasks;
•    Analysis of the selected transport projects according to the elaborated and approved methodologies.
 

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Market analysis and priorities for future development of the gas market and infrastructure in Central-Eastern Europe under the North-South Energy Interconnections initiative

Country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: October - November 2011
Financing: European Commission, DG ENER
Budget: 5,600 Euro
Contractor: KANTOR Management Consultants SA / Booz & Company Ltd (Booz)

Description:
KLC acted as subcontractor of KANTOR Management Consultants SA by providing the Senior Legal Expert, Mr Thomas Lamnidis,  for the provision of the following services:

•    Review of regulatory and legislative framework relevant to the construction of natural gas infrastructure in eight (8) Central-Eastern European countries, i.e. Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; (Review)
•    Identification of regulatory and legislative obstacles/barriers in the implementation of new natural gas infrastructure projects in the eight (8) examined Central-Eastern European countries; (Gap Analysis)
•    Suggestion of measures to overcome the identified obstacles/barriers, based on already used practices in other European countries. (Solution Synthesis)
 

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Maritime Flags in the Caspian Sea

Country: Azerbaijan Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan
Dates: October – November 2011
Financing: private client
Budget: 10,000 Euro 
Contractor: GEMS International NV

Description:
KLC has been assigned by GEMS International NV for undertaking a feasibility study for the most favorable vessel's flag in Caspian Sea.
Services provided:
•    Legal and financial assessment concerning the obtaining of the  most suitable flag in Caspian Sea (option between Azeri, Russian, Kazakh and Turkmen flag) for a vessel having Belize flag.
•    Review of the legal status of the Caspian Sea
•    Review the national legislation of Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan concerned with flying a maritime flag in the Caspian Sea and procedures  for registration of vessels (required documentation, procedure for obtaining a maritime flag, fiscal policy) 
•    Proposals for the optimal option for flying maritime flag in Caspian Sea
 

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Consulting Services for Preparation of a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region

Country: Azerbaijan
Dates: June 2010 - December 2010
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 490,000 USD
Partners: WSP Finland Ltd - Leader

Description:
The objective of the assignment is to develop a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region. To achieve this objective a detailed urban transport study (the Study) must be carried out and an extensive consultation process must be undertaken.
The Strategic Transportation Plan shall:
•    a) Provide a vision, goals and objectives for the future in which transportation within the Baku Metropolitan Region is efficient, clean, affordable, coordinated, and user-centered.
•    b) Contain Strategies, Priority, Actions and Supporting Policies that are needed to achieve the future vision.
•    c) Include an Investment Strategy to finance the transportation system over the short- and long-terms.
Specifically KLC undertakes the following tasks:
•    Diagnosis of Baku’s Urban Transportation System
•    Evaluation of the status, trends and challenges of Baku’s transport system: public transport, roads and highways
•    Elaboration of urban transport planning model
•    Transport network coding
•    Development of Draft Strategic Transportation Plan and Draft Investment Strategy
•    Elaboration of Final Strategic Transportation Plan
 

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Consulting Services for Pre-Construction Design Study of Underground Gas Storage in Georgia

Country: Georgia
Dates: 4th January 2010 - 4th January 2011
Financing: Millennium Challenge Corporation - The United States of America and Millennium Challenge Georgia Fund - Government of Georgia
Budget: 42, 500 Euro
Partners: Ramboll leader; KLC -sub-contractor

Description:
The objective of the project is to undertake the Pre-Construction Design Study of an underground gas storage facility at Ninotsminda Gas Capped Oil Field, Georgia.
Legal Framework - The Consultant will:
•    analyze the legal and regulatory framework in Georgia regarding the construction of the UGS facility;
•    review potential organizational and ownership structures and project management options,
•    Evaluate existing gas supply and purchase contracts;
•    define and recommend potential legal structures for public- private partnership and other business models;
•    define framework for storage operation agreements.
Specifically, the Consultant shall evaluate and analyze potential frameworks for ownership and operation of a Georgian UGS facility and provide recommendations as appropriate. The Consultant shall consider, among other potential business models, Georgian government ownership, private ownership, public-private partnership, detailing the impact of facility ownership on project funding.
 

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Study on Weekly Oil Reporting

Country: EU countries
Dates: August 2009 - January 2010
Financing: EC - DG TREN
Budget: 304,813 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald

Description:
The purpose of the feasibility study is to identify the modalities of establishing weekly commercial oil stocks reporting mechanism in the EU, the costs and benefits thereof, and gauge the extent to which such initiative would represent a net contribution to the aim of improving oil data transparency, thus contributing to better market functioning. Moreover, the specific needs of the relevant public and private actors should be clarified.
 

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Ukrainian-European Policy and Legal Advice Centre (UEPLAC) Phase V

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 24.07.2009 - 24.07.2011
Financing: EC
Budget: 2.991.000 Euro
Partners: University Pierre Mend France (UPMF), Public Administration International (PAI), FIIAPP, Louis Berger SAS, Human Resources and Technical Assistance (HrTa ltd)

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to support the implementation of the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA), the EU-Ukraine Action Plan (AP) as well as the New Practical Instrument which will replace it and envisaged Association Agreement (AA) and to support the policy dialog.
Purpose of the project is to enhance the capacities of Ukrainian authorities in terms of implementation of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (currently under negotiations) which will replace the PCA currently in force but also to continue proper prioritisation of Ukrainian legislative and regulatory approximation work and to strengthen Ukrainian policy-making/legislative process in conformity with Ukraine’s objectives for EU integration through appropriate coordination mechanisms and instruments. In that context inter-ministerial policy analysis groups are to be further strengthened.
 

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Integration of Trans-European Transport Network and Border Crossing Points

Country: Ukraine, Belarus
Dates: January 2009-December 2010
Financing: EU - Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2005
Budget: 1,996,000 Euro
Partners: Louis Berger SAS, Systra

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the development and adoption of a comprehensive strategy linking up actual and future transit needs, transport and border crossing capacities, and to prepare the feasibility studies for the identified priority projects.
The purpose of the project is to assist the Governments of Belarus and Ukraine in taking the necessary actions for implementing the agreed priorities.
 

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Harmonization of standards and practices in gas sector in Central Asia

Country: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan as an observer
Dates: April 2008-October 2009
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,351.600 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald; Eurasian Consulting

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to support the countries’ uptake of critical international standards and practices concerning reliable performance of the network operations, including lines outages reduction, with special emphasis on metering and the adoption and implementation of international standards for gas transport and pipeline-operation, including safety and environmental parameters.
 

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Feasibility Study of a Trans Caspian Black Sea Gas Corridor (phases I & II)

Country: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan
Dates: June 2007- April 2008
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,850,000 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald, Louis Berger, Kantor Management Consultants

Description:
The main objective of the project was to investigate the feasibility of a gas transit corridor from Kazakhstan and, possibly, Turkmenistan across the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan and Georgian and then through the Black Sea region to EU consumer countries.
The EC, using resources from two TACIS projects (“IFI Technical Assistance Support Fund for facilitating investments in oil and gas projects” - contract number 2005/098-284, “Pre-feasibility studies and facilitation for developing the North-South Gas Transit Interconnections in Caucasus and Central Asia “- contract number 2006/082-056) has assigned the Consultant to carry out the said feasibility study a gas multi-modal transportation system.
 

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Conformity studies of Member States’ national implementation measures transposing Community instruments in the area of citizenship of the Union

Country: EU Countries/Greece
Dates: December 2007 - December 2008
Financing: EC DG JLS
Budget: 200,000 Euro
Partners: Milieu Ltd (leader); Europa Institute, Edinburgh University

Description:
The objective of the contract was to produce studies which analyzed the conformity of national provisions with Community instruments in the area of citizenship of the Union, as follows:
•    conformity with EC legislation on free movement and residence of Union citizens within the EU;
•    conformity with Community instruments regarding the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct suffrage.
 

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Conformity checking of measures of Member States to transpose Directives in the sector of Environment

Country: EU Countries/Greece
Dates: 2007
Financing: EC DG Environment
Budget: 245,906 Euro
Partners: Milieu, COWI, Hugo Lepage & Associes Conseil

Description:
The objective of the project is to produce studies which analyse the conformity of national transposing measures with fourteen key Directives in the sector of environment. The Commission will use these studies as background information in its function to ensure, in accordance with Article 226 of the EC Treaty, that the Community environmental Directives are fully and correctly transposed in the Member States.
KLC acted as subcontractor for the above-mentioned consortium. KLC LAW FIRM appraised the transposition of the Directive on the “Protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources” into Greek law by examining the conformity of the relevant domestic legislation with the requirements set forth in the said Directive and the various steps of its implementation.
 

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Accession to and implementation by Ukraine of international agreements

Country: Ukraine
Dates: June 2007-May 2009
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,480,000 Euro
Partners: Scott Wilson

Description:
The main objective of the project is to assist Ukraine in accession to the international conventions and agreements in field of transport, as well as to strengthen the capacity of the Ukrainian authorities responsible for the implementation of international conventions and agreements.
 

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INOGATE IFI Technical Assistance for facilitating investments in oil & gas projects

Country: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus, Molvoda, Ukraine, extended to neibhouring countries
Dates: December 2005 - April 2008
Financing: TACIS Innogate Programme
Budget: 2,620,000 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald, Kantor Management Consultants, Louis Berger

Description:
The overall objectives is to facilitate International Financial Institutions’ investments in regional oil and gas transportation infrastructure projects in Eastern Europe and Caucasus regions with a view to enhancing the safety and security of energy supply within the regions and to Europe. The Consultant was requested to provide technical, financial, legal and environmental expertise to energy companies in the Caucasus and Eastern Europe Regions with a view of preparing sound investment projects for financing by IFIs.
 

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Institutional Building Support to the Energy Regulatory Office

Country: UNMIK Kosovo
Dates: February 2005 - February 2006
Financing: EU funded project managed by the European Agency for Reconstruction
Budget: 948,700 Euro
Partners: KPMG, ECA (Economic Consulting Associates), EXERGIA

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) on developing a sound and stable regulatory framework necessary to facilitate the market operation based on principles of objectivity, transparency and non-discrimination with the ECSEE process.
 

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Extended support for the implementation of the PCA agreement between the EU and Uzbekistan (Phase III)

Country: Uzbekistan
Dates: October 2005 - April 2007
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,350,000 Euro
Partners: GTZ

Description:
The project’s overall objective is to promote the economic, political and social development of Uzbekistan, in line with the priorities set out in the EU-Uzbekistan PCA, such as approximation of Uzbek laws, regulations and administrative procedures to EU norms, together with the development of institutional enforcement capacity.
 

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Pre-feasibility studies for developing the North-South gas transit interconnections in Caucasus and Central Asia

Country: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan
Dates: August 2006 - December 2007
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,576,500 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald, Kantor Management Consultants

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to identify the most promising gas transit routes from Southern Caspian Basin to the EU neighboring countries and the elaboration of pre-feasibility studies on a master plan for upgrading and extending the identified routes, in order to enhance the safety and security of energy supply within the region and to Europe.
 

TACIS TRACECA Trade Facilitation and Institutional Strengthening
Country: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Dates: August 2004 - September 2006
Financing: Regional Programme 2003 TRACECA
Budget: 1,998,945 Euro
Partners: Dornier Consulting
Technical and Economic Study for Oil Transit Pipeline
Country: Romania
Dates: April 2004 - February 2005
Financing: PHARE 2002
Budget: 2,058,000 Euro
Partners: Hill International, Scott Wilson, Parpinelli Tecnon
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“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 €

Description:
The global objective for this assignment is the support in the identification, prioritization as well the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the district and community access road sections, to be rehabilitated within the selected districts of Abim, Adjumani, Amudat, Moyo in Northern Uganda.
The required activities are:
Phase A) Confirmation of the list of the roads sections to be area of further studies for potential inclusion in the rehabilitation program and the level of service expected from the rehabilitated roads sections;
Phase B) Studies (Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design)

KLC Consulting will inspect the selected roads and conduct the visual and topographic survey covering:
•    Reconnaissance survey of the road sections, with the assessment of the existing alignments and road conditions, drainage structures, bridges, intersections and other features;
•    Nature of surrounding terrains, materials, potential availability of the constructions materials, adjacent use of land and vegetation, level and  nature of traffic on the roads;
•    The environmental and social factors which could have a bearing on the assignment;
•    Year round - existence of dry and wet seasons rupture points;
•    Major problems likely to arise from side slopes, fills and cuts areas and other areas of potential land slide.
Further detailed survey will be carried out for the identified critical sections of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage elements, in order make a thorough assessment of their technical condition, determine the rehabilitation needs, identify the critical areas and bottlenecks. The topographic survey is to be carried out at 100 m intervals for the road cross sections.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: 25.11.2013- 30.03.2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240,000 Euro
Partners: Europa Energy LTD

Description:
The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV.

KLC Consulting undertook the following services:
•    Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure
•    Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan
•    Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting
•    Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options
•    Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client
•    Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report
•    Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads
•    SWOT analysis
•    Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks
•    Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages

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“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000€

Description:
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, to provide advisory services to PJ to ensure fulfilment of EIB’s requirements to road safety audits in line with the principles of Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management on road projects co-financed by EIB and EBRD on M01, N01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine under the European Roads Ukraine II project. The second objective is to review tender documents on projects co-financed by EIB on M01, M05 and M06 in Ukraine to ensure they provide adequate project documentation, including the general and detailed specifications, design drawings and documentation, bills of quantities and cost financing schedule, and provide hands-on assistance to the Promoter if any improvements or changes are needed to reach EIB’s requirements.


KLC Consulting, acting as sub-contractor of COWI and PPM consortium, provides the Ukrainian procurement services for the review of the tender documents of the road safety project.
 

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“Review of International Legislative Base and Legislation of Foreign Countries Concerning OSR”

Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2015
Financing: LLP KMG Systems & Services
Budget: 20,000 Euro

Description:
The objective of the study was to present a comprehensive legal analysis of international legal regulation of the oil spill response (OSR) issues - international agreements, conventions, associations and organizations, regional agreements and regional initiatives as well as the international and regional agreements of the Caspian Sea countries and a legal analysis of legislation in effect of the foreign countries regarding OSR, revealing best practices and assessment of the possibility of implementation to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The legal analysis was conducted in order to serve as a basis for consideration for Republic of Kazakhstan to enhance its cooperation at national, regional and international level for the preparedness and response for oil spills, bearing in mind that Kazakhstan is an important oil producer in the Caspian region but also a partner in the economic development of the Eurasian continent.

The legal analysis has been carried out by our international and local lawyers in the Caspian Sea region.

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“Strengthening road safety by supporting the introduction of the digital tachograph and upgrading the administrative and technical investigations of fatal accidents methodologies in Morocco”

Country: Morocco
Dates: June 2015 – June 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 177,961 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti (leader), KLC Law Firm
Contract number: n. 2014/351901

Description:
The specific objective of this specific contract under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures, EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to provide support to the Road Transport Department and Road Safety under the Ministry of Transport of Morocco for the strengthening of technical, administrative and methodological investigations in order to improve road safety in Morocco according to the Acquis EU and European best practices in this sector.

This technical assistance project consists of two components: (i) implementation of the digital tachograph and developing a plan of action for all implementation stages; and (ii) establishment of a new methodology to conduct administrative investigations of traffic accidents, which involves capacity building and training activities, as well as new legislative techniques to be proposed to the authorities.

The following services will be provided within the project:

• Diagnosis of the legislative  framework in force concerning (i) the driving time and rest periods of professional drivers, (ii) the equipment (especially tachographs) of professional transport vehicles and (iii) administrative and technical surveys of fatal traffic accidents;
• Developing a draft administrative arrangement between Morocco and the EU on the implementation of the digital tachograph road map;
• Proposal of a methodological approach for the implementation of administrative and technical investigations of fatal traffic accidents;
• Organization of staff training sessions concerned with transport and road safety.
 

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Preparation of the ToR for the technical assistance project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement the infrastructure cycle management”

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget: 49,999 Euro
Partners: ARS Progetti
Contract number: n. 2015/363151

Description:
The  objective of the specific project under FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 - LOT 2: Transport and Infrastructures EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi, is to  facilitate  and promote  the  reform  in the  infrastructure  management  that  provides  reliable, transparent  and accountable  process  of infrastructure  management.  This reform is directly related to the obligations   of the art.  367   of the Association Agreement to „promote   efficient,   effective and safe transport operations"  and art. 368 Paragraph 2 related to "removing the administrative,   technical, cross-border and other obstacles, improving the transport networks and upgrading the infrastructure".

The specific objective  of this contract is to  analyse the  current   capacity  for  planning,    modelling   and  implementation   of transport  infrastructure   projects  and identify the main shortcomings and to elaborate  the  Terms  of Reference  for the  project   "Assistance   to the  Ukrainian authorities  for  improvement    the  infrastructure   cycle  management",   in line with the   EU  external   assistance    tender    procedure    and requirements.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:
• Review the current  state of play in the transport   infrastructure  sector including legislative  framework,  strategic  documents,  administrative   and organizational set up;
• Organise  meetings   with   the  Ministry  of  Infrastructure(Mol),     Ministry   of  Regional Development   (MoRD), Ministry  of Finance  (MF) and  EU  Delegation    (EUD);
• Meet  the  Mol   and  the  subordinated   bodies,   dealing  with  transport   infrastructure,    to collect  information   and  brief  assessment   of the  current"  capacity   for planning  and  of transport  infrastructure   projects;
• Meet the representatives   of the IFls and their  ongoing projects  to identify the problems encountered·  in  the  planning   and  implementation     and  collect  info  on  the  past  and ongoing project aiming at assisting  the improvement  of the infrastructure  management;
• Meet  other   stakeholders    as  representatives    of  the  transport  construction    business, design  institutes  etc. to collect views about the problems  they are facing;
• Prepare  Identification    phase  analysis   report,  defining the  problems   and  challenges  for the   infrastructure     management    cycle  including   planning -approval -procurement –implementation-maintenance,  with a focus on transport;
• Drafting and elaboration of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the technical  assistance  project "Assistance to the Ukrainian  authorities  for improvement  the infrastructure cycle management". The implementation of the project  activities will be financed by the EU.
 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment proposal for "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", Greece

Country: Greece
Dates: April 2015
Financing: EIB/UDF Eurobank
Lead Partner: Mazars Greece

Description:
Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece carried out the valuation of an investment project "Construction of a modern swimming pool in the region of Kalamata", assigned by Urban Development Fund for EUROBANK.
The services provided service include:
• Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
• Review of industry benchmarks
• Review of project risk
• Assessing equity investment
• Establishing market failures
• Review the justification for grant
• Review of exist policies  
• Review of the financial model

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“Project for technical assistance action regarding central administration reform in Greece”

Country: Greece
Dates: November 2014-Februay 2015
Financing: European Commission
Client: public agency Adetef

In the framework of the economic adjustment programme agreed between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank), the Greek authorities are implementing ambitious reform of the Greek central administration. The objective of the reform is to increase the efficiency of the Administration.


KLC Consulting sLTD, as sub-contractor of the public agency Adetef acting as “reform partner”,  has provided assistance to the Greek Authorities with high level state advice for the steering and the organization of the reform.

The scope of the services for the implementation of a new system for the selection of top managers included:

  • Assistance in the planning of the overall process regarding all elements (preparation of circulars, organization of committees, publication of relevant information) and identification of corrective measures if necessary
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the overall process and report to the Minister of Reform and the General Secretary of reform on the progress of the implementation phase.
  • Facilitation of training programs designed for panel members
  • Liaison with other projects managers on other projects related to HR to identify potential issues and synergies in the identification of the administrative reform action plan.

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania”

Country: Greece
Dates: Íîåìâðè 2014
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece
 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece is carrying out the valuation of an investment project “Construction and operation of an Industrial Park in the area of Chania” for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The investment project is concerned with the construction of internal and external infrastructure of the Business Park in the greater area of Chania. The overall investment value of the Project is € 10.550.000. The provided service included:

·         Assessing the Fair Rate of Return

·         Review of industry benchmarks

·         Review of project risk

·         Assessing equity investment

·         Establishing market failures

·         Review the justification for grant

             ·         Review of exist policies

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Provision of Consultancy Services for Improving Inland Water Transport Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: February 2014 – August 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 486,810.18 USD
Client: Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda

 

The project’s objectives are: 

  • To review, harmonize and update the existing legislation in the country related to maritime affairs.
  • To propose modalities for establishment of a Maritime Administration in Uganda.
  • To produce a draft Maritime Bill and related Draft Maritime Regulations.

 

Services provided:

  • Review the existing maritime legislation in Uganda with a view of identifying their deficiencies and inadequacies, and make recommendatios; 
  • Review the Lake Victoria Transport Act and the draft Regulations; 
  • Review the existing Maritime Administration functions in Uganda and propose the required institutional reforms, propose capacity building for the institutions and estimate the cost of the required institutional reforms;
  • Study the Maritime Administration set up as well as the Maritime legislation in the region specifically in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi; 
  • Study the development and management of Ports and Harbours in Uganda;
  • Prepare a draft Inland Water Transport (Maritime) Bill and Regulations;
  • Propose a suitable institutional Maritime Administration Set up for Uganda  including a Maritime Administration unit;

 

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Provision of Consultancy Services for the Review of the Traffic and Road Safety Legislation in Uganda

Country: Uganda
Dates: March 2013 – July 2014
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 424 000 USD
Client: Ministry of Work and Transport of Uganda

The main of the Objective is to review the current Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 and its subsidiary regulations so as to come up with an update and strengthened law.

The scope of these consultancy services are covering but is not limited to:

  • Review the adequacy/inadequacy of each section of the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998
  • Review the enforcement of poor driving behavioural practices such as reckless driving, dangerous driving, careless driving, etc.
  • Review the roles  of the designated Officers and entities mentioned or defined  in the Act and re- assess their mandates;
  • Study, assess and advise on the new roles of the restructured Ministry, Uganda National Roads Authority, Uganda Road Fund, Uganda Revenue Authority, Local Governments, the proposed NRSA and MTRA;
  • Review the administration and amounts of fees, fines and penalties prescribed in the Act and its subsidiary regulations.;
  • Propose a legal framework within the Act or the relevant regulations to strengthen the existing driver training, testing and licensing;
  • Assess the qualitative and quantitative regulatory regime in Uganda of Transport Services;
  • Detail possible sources of a Road Safety Fund. Then propose a legal framework with the Act for its enforcement and administration;
  • Review the vehicle safety standards vis-à-vis: Motor vehicle Inspections Regulations for road worthiness and other safety regulations such as seat belt, speed governors, reflectors regulations, etc.;
  • Review similar legislation within the EAC states and EAC study reports on harmonization of Traffic and Vehicle legislation; and identify major areas for harmonization;
  • Carry out wide consultations among stakeholders on the deficiencies and areas that require improvement in the traffic and road safety legislation;
  • Assess whether the regulatory process (as per Cap 361) are balanced (i.e. carry out cost benefit analysis) 
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Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Country: Albania
Dates: 27th January 2014 – 26th January 2016
Financing: EC
Budget:  1,410,500 Euro
Partners: WYG International, Gopa Consultants

 

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to EU integration of Albania by the full alignment with and transposition of the Transport Acquis in Albania.

The purpose of this contract is to further strengthen the administrative, regulatory and technical competences of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the National Railway Authority and the Albanian Railways and the Maritime Administration.

KLC Consulting is undertaking the following services:

  • Review of the national legislation in transport sector
  • Gap analysis between national legislation and EU acquis
  • Proposals for improvement of the legislative and regulatory framework for the transport sector
  • Improvement of the Ministry’s capacity in road transport sector for implementation of the International European Agreement concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP);
  • Support for the establishment of a single national transport sector accident and incident investigation body
  • Support for the reorganization of the General Directorate of Road Transport Service (GDRTS)
  • Capacity building (workshops, trainings, seminars)

 

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JESSICA Greece - Valuation of the investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion"

Country: Crete, Greece
Dates: September 2013
Financing: Pancretan Cooperative Bank
Partners: Mazars Greece

 

Within the framework of the Jessica Initiative in Greece, KLC Consulting in partnership with Mazars Greece has successfully completed an assignment on valuation of an investment project "Construction of three storey complex of Stores and Offices in the City of Heraklion" for the Pancretan Cooperative Bank (UDF for the region of Crete).

The Project subject to the valuation concerned the three-storey complex of stores and offices and exploitation of 5 underground garages with 367 parking lots for public use and 103 parking lots for private use in the area Agia Triada – Chanioporta in the center of Heraklion city. The Project involves the construction of three storey complex of stores and offices (investment body - ATESE S.A.) and does not include construction of the underground garages, due to affiliation in the provisions of the Investment Law No 3299/2004. The overall investment value of the Project is 7,850,000 Euro.

The provided service included:

  • Assessing the Fair Rate of Return
  • Review of industry benchmarks
  • Review of project risk
  • Assessing equity investment
  • Establishing market failures
  • Review the justification for grant
  • Review of exist policies  
  • Review of the financial model

 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC Renewable S.A. in Romania

Country: Romania
Dates: June 2011 - November 2011
Financing: PPC Renewable S.A
Budget: 15,434.55 Euro
Partners: KLC Branch office in Romania


Description:
PPC Renewable S.A is interested in the opportunity of developing a wind farm for the production of electricity in Romania (total installed capacity of approx. 80 MW).
KLC was appointed to undertake the legal advisory services. The main object of the services is in-depth assessment of the transaction – “legal due diligence” checks.

 The legal due diligence report included the analysis and review of the following aspects:
•    Corporate Matters and structure of the transaction: SPV documents and SPV Management, Contracts concluded with Third Parties, Loan Agreements, Labour Relations, Pending Litigation and Disputes, Intellectual Property Rights;
•    Real Estate (land areas) documents: Cadastral Plan and Parcel Plan, Land ownership map, ownerships documents, resolutions/decisions of competent authorities;
•    Review of the Romanian legal and regulatory framework pertaining to the construction of energy facilities in view of producing electricity from renewable energy resources 
•    Review of requirements for trading of electricity produced by renewable sources and participation in the Green Certificate market
•    Permits and licences:  licensing permits (building permits, environmental permits, etc), documents related to NATURA 2000, approvals from different electricity commissions, topological, archeological issues, geotechnical studies, connection to the Grid)
•    Contracts with third parties (including the draft EPC contract)
 

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Development of the Objectives of the INOGATE Programme in Romania Country: Romania

Dates: January 2001 - 6th July 2001
Financing: PHARE Programme
Budget: 238,000 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The overall objective was to create a legal and regulatory environment conductive to private sector investments in oil and gas transport projects. The specific objectives were:
-analysis of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit in Romania;
-development of the legal and regulatory framework for oil and gas import, export and transit to enable investments to be made which will meet the objectives of the INOGATE Programme for the development of Caspian Sea oil and gas.
 

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Provision of Legal Services to PPC S.A. in FYRepublic of Macedonia

Country: FYR Macedonia
Dates: June 2011 – December 2011
Financing: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.
Budget: 40,364.54 Euro
Partners: N/A

Description:
The assignment concerned the provision of legal advisory services to the PPC S.A. (hereinafter ‘the Bidder’) in their participation in a public bid launched by the Ministry of Economy of the FYROM (hereinafter ‘the Contacting Authority’) for the design, financing, building, operation and maintenance of HPP Cebren (333 ΜW) and HPP Galiste (194 MW), and the operation of HPP Tikves (116 MW).  The Structure of the project is a Public Private Partnership between the Public Utility Company ELEM and the investor.
The objective of the assignment for KLC was to undertake an in-depth assessment of the scoped transaction, namely the participation of PPC in the Tender conducted by the Government of the FYROM. The services required under this assignment were, indicatively:
•    Review of the tender documentation for the Hydropower project and preparation of comments to be submitted to the Contracting Authority
•    Review of the draft concession agreement and PPP agreement and compliance checking with the existing laws of FYROM 
•    Review of the national legislation concerning the energy sector and particularly the RES (hydro) legal and regulatory framework
•    Study of the required licenses and permits for the construction, operation and maintenance of the hydro power plants in FYROM 
•    Drafting of a key legal issues report concerned with the hydropower project
•    Legality checking of the technical proposal and related annexes
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - Lot No 9 - Title: Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (including EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC, etc.)

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3/01/ 2011 – 3/01/ 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
Framework budget: 300, 000 Euro / year
Partners: Jacobs Engineering UK Limited, Louis Berger SAS,  Louis Berger regional offices (Romania, Bulgaria),  Jacobs regional offices (Czech Republic, Poland)

Description:
The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide support for the preparation of large infrastructure projects, checking and recommending actions for reaching project compliance with environmental legislation, including, but not limited, to the following sub-sectors:
•    Environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment,
•    Assessment under Habitat and Birds Directives and Natura 2000 network, large combustion plants, etc.
•    Compliance with environmental regulations under EEC regulations/law (incl. EIA, Natura 2000, IPPC etc)
•    Assistance in the review, preparation or completion of applications for funding under the Cohesion Fund or the ERDF.
•    Support in the Preparation of Applications for Structural and Cohesion Funds
 
The project may comprise advice on the technical characteristics of the projects and their compliance with relevant applicable Best Available Techniques, including the Emission Limit Values recommended by the relevant EU BREF Documents for those which falls under the provisions of integrated pollution prevention control legislation.
 

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Framework Agreement for Technical Assistance to JASPERS' beneficiary Countries - LOT 4 - Transport and Urban Infrastructure, OJ Ref: 2010/S85-126779

Country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: 3 January 2011 – 3 January 2012
Financing: European Investment Bank – JASPERS Programme
framework budget: 1,000,000 Euro/year
Partners: WSP International Management Consulting (leader) ,  WSP Finland, NEA Transport Research and Training,  Trasporti e Territorio , TRADEMCO

Description:

The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide within specific assignments support in the preparation of large infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to, the following sub-sectors:
•    national and regional transport (road/rail/air/water transport infrastructures and planning/management of transportation services, and related rolling stock)
•    urban road infrastructure and public transport
•    cultural infrastructure (museums, concert halls, theatres, sports stadia, congress centres and event management, tourism) and related equipment
•    urban development (including urban regeneration, housing).
 

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Support in the Implementation of Transport Community Agreement (EU-TCA)

Country: Kosovo
Dates: 1 June - September 2011
Financing: IPA 2009, The European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo
Budget: 7888, 53 Euro
Contractor: Egis Bceom International

Description:
The purpose of this project is to provide technical support and institutional capacity building in the implementation of the EU-Transport Community Agreement (TCA), currently the Transport Community Treaty.
The project aims at assisting the Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/99) institutions, namely the Ministry of Infrastructure, Railways Regulatory Authority and Kosovo Railways, in participating as contracting parties in the Transport Community in the South Eastern Europe, thus integrating Kosovo's transport network in the regional transport markets, in compliance with the EU acquis.
KLC acted as sub-contractor for EGIS BCEOM International with the involvement of Ms. Ana Maria TUTEA, as International Legal Expert, undertaking the following activities:
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Kosovo (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in the identification and prioritization of international conventions and organizations in road transport sector where Kosovo could become member/party;
•    Analysis of general benefits of acceding to the selected international conventions and organizations in road transport sector;
•    Analysis of conditions for membership and obstacles to acceding to international conventions (especially for INTERBUS Agreement);
•    Recommendations for cooperation with international organizations for international recognition of driving license of Kosovo.
 

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Support to the Integration of Ukraine in the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T

Country: Ukraine
Dates: August – December 2011
Financing: EC
Budget:  32816, 98 Euro
Contractor: Corporate Solutions Consulting Ltd

Description:
The overall objective of the project was to improve the transport sector through assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (previous Ministry of Transport and Communications) in developing and implementing a Strategy and Action Plan for Transport Integration into the Trans-European transport network.
KLC Law Firm acted as a subcontractor of Corporate Solutions Consulting Limited by providing Institutional and Regulatory experts Mr. Dimitrios Kouvaras and Ms. Ana Maria Tutea, as well as Transport Economist Mr. Giorgi Turdzeladze.
KLC Law Firm undertook the following services:
•    Assessment of current structure of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (MoI), including the functions and responsibilities of its departments and subordinates;
•    Assessment of the procedure of drafting and adopting of regulatory acts of different level;
•    Assessment of the system of transport sector governance, including the subordination of MoI, cross-cutting issues with other authorities, and responsibilities of other Ministries in field of transport sector, as well as assessment of the Ministry’s capacity to implement Transport Strategy and fully achieve to SBS indicators;
•    Provision of recommendations for an appropriate regulatory framework and necessary legal changes that the transport sector of Ukraine should incorporate in order to achieve better management, efficiency and sustainability;
•    Assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on the projects’ prioritization tasks;
•    Analysis of the selected transport projects according to the elaborated and approved methodologies.
 

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Market analysis and priorities for future development of the gas market and infrastructure in Central-Eastern Europe under the North-South Energy Interconnections initiative

Country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Dates: October - November 2011
Financing: European Commission, DG ENER
Budget: 5,600 Euro
Contractor: KANTOR Management Consultants SA / Booz & Company Ltd (Booz)

Description:
KLC acted as subcontractor of KANTOR Management Consultants SA by providing the Senior Legal Expert, Mr Thomas Lamnidis,  for the provision of the following services:

•    Review of regulatory and legislative framework relevant to the construction of natural gas infrastructure in eight (8) Central-Eastern European countries, i.e. Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; (Review)
•    Identification of regulatory and legislative obstacles/barriers in the implementation of new natural gas infrastructure projects in the eight (8) examined Central-Eastern European countries; (Gap Analysis)
•    Suggestion of measures to overcome the identified obstacles/barriers, based on already used practices in other European countries. (Solution Synthesis)
 

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Maritime Flags in the Caspian Sea

Country: Azerbaijan Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan
Dates: October – November 2011
Financing: private client
Budget: 10,000 Euro 
Contractor: GEMS International NV

Description:
KLC has been assigned by GEMS International NV for undertaking a feasibility study for the most favorable vessel's flag in Caspian Sea.
Services provided:
•    Legal and financial assessment concerning the obtaining of the  most suitable flag in Caspian Sea (option between Azeri, Russian, Kazakh and Turkmen flag) for a vessel having Belize flag.
•    Review of the legal status of the Caspian Sea
•    Review the national legislation of Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan concerned with flying a maritime flag in the Caspian Sea and procedures  for registration of vessels (required documentation, procedure for obtaining a maritime flag, fiscal policy) 
•    Proposals for the optimal option for flying maritime flag in Caspian Sea
 

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Consulting Services for Preparation of a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region

Country: Azerbaijan
Dates: June 2010 - December 2010
Financing: World Bank
Budget: 490,000 USD
Partners: WSP Finland Ltd - Leader

Description:
The objective of the assignment is to develop a Strategic Transportation Plan for the Baku Metropolitan Region. To achieve this objective a detailed urban transport study (the Study) must be carried out and an extensive consultation process must be undertaken.
The Strategic Transportation Plan shall:
•    a) Provide a vision, goals and objectives for the future in which transportation within the Baku Metropolitan Region is efficient, clean, affordable, coordinated, and user-centered.
•    b) Contain Strategies, Priority, Actions and Supporting Policies that are needed to achieve the future vision.
•    c) Include an Investment Strategy to finance the transportation system over the short- and long-terms.
Specifically KLC undertakes the following tasks:
•    Diagnosis of Baku’s Urban Transportation System
•    Evaluation of the status, trends and challenges of Baku’s transport system: public transport, roads and highways
•    Elaboration of urban transport planning model
•    Transport network coding
•    Development of Draft Strategic Transportation Plan and Draft Investment Strategy
•    Elaboration of Final Strategic Transportation Plan
 

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Consulting Services for Pre-Construction Design Study of Underground Gas Storage in Georgia

Country: Georgia
Dates: 4th January 2010 - 4th January 2011
Financing: Millennium Challenge Corporation - The United States of America and Millennium Challenge Georgia Fund - Government of Georgia
Budget: 42, 500 Euro
Partners: Ramboll leader; KLC -sub-contractor

Description:
The objective of the project is to undertake the Pre-Construction Design Study of an underground gas storage facility at Ninotsminda Gas Capped Oil Field, Georgia.
Legal Framework - The Consultant will:
•    analyze the legal and regulatory framework in Georgia regarding the construction of the UGS facility;
•    review potential organizational and ownership structures and project management options,
•    Evaluate existing gas supply and purchase contracts;
•    define and recommend potential legal structures for public- private partnership and other business models;
•    define framework for storage operation agreements.
Specifically, the Consultant shall evaluate and analyze potential frameworks for ownership and operation of a Georgian UGS facility and provide recommendations as appropriate. The Consultant shall consider, among other potential business models, Georgian government ownership, private ownership, public-private partnership, detailing the impact of facility ownership on project funding.
 

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Study on Weekly Oil Reporting

Country: EU countries
Dates: August 2009 - January 2010
Financing: EC - DG TREN
Budget: 304,813 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald

Description:
The purpose of the feasibility study is to identify the modalities of establishing weekly commercial oil stocks reporting mechanism in the EU, the costs and benefits thereof, and gauge the extent to which such initiative would represent a net contribution to the aim of improving oil data transparency, thus contributing to better market functioning. Moreover, the specific needs of the relevant public and private actors should be clarified.
 

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Ukrainian-European Policy and Legal Advice Centre (UEPLAC) Phase V

Country: Ukraine
Dates: 24.07.2009 - 24.07.2011
Financing: EC
Budget: 2.991.000 Euro
Partners: University Pierre Mend France (UPMF), Public Administration International (PAI), FIIAPP, Louis Berger SAS, Human Resources and Technical Assistance (HrTa ltd)

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to support the implementation of the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA), the EU-Ukraine Action Plan (AP) as well as the New Practical Instrument which will replace it and envisaged Association Agreement (AA) and to support the policy dialog.
Purpose of the project is to enhance the capacities of Ukrainian authorities in terms of implementation of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (currently under negotiations) which will replace the PCA currently in force but also to continue proper prioritisation of Ukrainian legislative and regulatory approximation work and to strengthen Ukrainian policy-making/legislative process in conformity with Ukraine’s objectives for EU integration through appropriate coordination mechanisms and instruments. In that context inter-ministerial policy analysis groups are to be further strengthened.
 

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Integration of Trans-European Transport Network and Border Crossing Points

Country: Ukraine, Belarus
Dates: January 2009-December 2010
Financing: EU - Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2005
Budget: 1,996,000 Euro
Partners: Louis Berger SAS, Systra

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the development and adoption of a comprehensive strategy linking up actual and future transit needs, transport and border crossing capacities, and to prepare the feasibility studies for the identified priority projects.
The purpose of the project is to assist the Governments of Belarus and Ukraine in taking the necessary actions for implementing the agreed priorities.
 

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Harmonization of standards and practices in gas sector in Central Asia

Country: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan as an observer
Dates: April 2008-October 2009
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,351.600 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald; Eurasian Consulting

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to support the countries’ uptake of critical international standards and practices concerning reliable performance of the network operations, including lines outages reduction, with special emphasis on metering and the adoption and implementation of international standards for gas transport and pipeline-operation, including safety and environmental parameters.
 

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Feasibility Study of a Trans Caspian Black Sea Gas Corridor (phases I & II)

Country: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan
Dates: June 2007- April 2008
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,850,000 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald, Louis Berger, Kantor Management Consultants

Description:
The main objective of the project was to investigate the feasibility of a gas transit corridor from Kazakhstan and, possibly, Turkmenistan across the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan and Georgian and then through the Black Sea region to EU consumer countries.
The EC, using resources from two TACIS projects (“IFI Technical Assistance Support Fund for facilitating investments in oil and gas projects” - contract number 2005/098-284, “Pre-feasibility studies and facilitation for developing the North-South Gas Transit Interconnections in Caucasus and Central Asia “- contract number 2006/082-056) has assigned the Consultant to carry out the said feasibility study a gas multi-modal transportation system.
 

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Conformity studies of Member States’ national implementation measures transposing Community instruments in the area of citizenship of the Union

Country: EU Countries/Greece
Dates: December 2007 - December 2008
Financing: EC DG JLS
Budget: 200,000 Euro
Partners: Milieu Ltd (leader); Europa Institute, Edinburgh University

Description:
The objective of the contract was to produce studies which analyzed the conformity of national provisions with Community instruments in the area of citizenship of the Union, as follows:
•    conformity with EC legislation on free movement and residence of Union citizens within the EU;
•    conformity with Community instruments regarding the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct suffrage.
 

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Conformity checking of measures of Member States to transpose Directives in the sector of Environment

Country: EU Countries/Greece
Dates: 2007
Financing: EC DG Environment
Budget: 245,906 Euro
Partners: Milieu, COWI, Hugo Lepage & Associes Conseil

Description:
The objective of the project is to produce studies which analyse the conformity of national transposing measures with fourteen key Directives in the sector of environment. The Commission will use these studies as background information in its function to ensure, in accordance with Article 226 of the EC Treaty, that the Community environmental Directives are fully and correctly transposed in the Member States.
KLC acted as subcontractor for the above-mentioned consortium. KLC LAW FIRM appraised the transposition of the Directive on the “Protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources” into Greek law by examining the conformity of the relevant domestic legislation with the requirements set forth in the said Directive and the various steps of its implementation.
 

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Accession to and implementation by Ukraine of international agreements

Country: Ukraine
Dates: June 2007-May 2009
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,480,000 Euro
Partners: Scott Wilson

Description:
The main objective of the project is to assist Ukraine in accession to the international conventions and agreements in field of transport, as well as to strengthen the capacity of the Ukrainian authorities responsible for the implementation of international conventions and agreements.
 

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INOGATE IFI Technical Assistance for facilitating investments in oil & gas projects

Country: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus, Molvoda, Ukraine, extended to neibhouring countries
Dates: December 2005 - April 2008
Financing: TACIS Innogate Programme
Budget: 2,620,000 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald, Kantor Management Consultants, Louis Berger

Description:
The overall objectives is to facilitate International Financial Institutions’ investments in regional oil and gas transportation infrastructure projects in Eastern Europe and Caucasus regions with a view to enhancing the safety and security of energy supply within the regions and to Europe. The Consultant was requested to provide technical, financial, legal and environmental expertise to energy companies in the Caucasus and Eastern Europe Regions with a view of preparing sound investment projects for financing by IFIs.
 

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Institutional Building Support to the Energy Regulatory Office

Country: UNMIK Kosovo
Dates: February 2005 - February 2006
Financing: EU funded project managed by the European Agency for Reconstruction
Budget: 948,700 Euro
Partners: KPMG, ECA (Economic Consulting Associates), EXERGIA

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) on developing a sound and stable regulatory framework necessary to facilitate the market operation based on principles of objectivity, transparency and non-discrimination with the ECSEE process.
 

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Extended support for the implementation of the PCA agreement between the EU and Uzbekistan (Phase III)

Country: Uzbekistan
Dates: October 2005 - April 2007
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,350,000 Euro
Partners: GTZ

Description:
The project’s overall objective is to promote the economic, political and social development of Uzbekistan, in line with the priorities set out in the EU-Uzbekistan PCA, such as approximation of Uzbek laws, regulations and administrative procedures to EU norms, together with the development of institutional enforcement capacity.
 

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Pre-feasibility studies for developing the North-South gas transit interconnections in Caucasus and Central Asia

Country: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan
Dates: August 2006 - December 2007
Financing: EU TACIS
Budget: 1,576,500 Euro
Partners: Mott MacDonald, Kantor Management Consultants

Description:
The overall objective of the project is to identify the most promising gas transit routes from Southern Caspian Basin to the EU neighboring countries and the elaboration of pre-feasibility studies on a master plan for upgrading and extending the identified routes, in order to enhance the safety and security of energy supply within the region and to Europe.
 

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TACIS TRACECA Trade Facilitation and Institutional Strengthening

Country: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Dates: August 2004 - September 2006
Financing: Regional Programme 2003 TRACECA
Budget: 1,998,945 Euro
Partners: Dornier Consulting

Description:
The general objectives of the project is the follow up of the implementation of simplified rules applicable to transport and transit developed within previous TRACECA projects and to provide additional services and systems that would assist the current freight transport users and enhance the marketing capabilities of the TRACECA Corridor.
 

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