In January 2018 Egis has signed a new contract in the City of Ivano-Frankivsk, in Western Ukraine, and will contribute to improve the municipal public transport services.

Within this project the city’s public transport operator Electroavtotrans will procure 35 new low-floor trolleybuses, complete rehabilitation of a trolleybus depot and extend the existing trolleybus line (construction of the catenary and sub-stations).

     All those measures together will improve services for passengers, decrease CO2 emissions, cut costs for operations and maintenance. Egis will support the Client in all aspects of the project implementation.

     The Ukrainian Public Transport Framework (UPTF) program of total amount of 100 million euros is designated to improve the public transport in a number of Ukrainian municipalities. The EBRD signed a sub-project with CE Electroavtotrans to allocate 8 mln. euros, supported also by 1 million euros grant of EBRD Special Stakeholders Fund to improve public transport services in Ivano-Frankivsk.

     Egis will support the Client in all aspects of the project implementation and provide its expertise to render engineering services. More specifically, Egis will assist the Client in timely and effective implementation of all required procurement procedures and further in contract administration and disbursement (including review of designs, technical specification and technical supervision). 

     The project globally will result in completion of a new trolleybus line extension fully equipped and operational. Simultaneously the Client Company’s implementation capacity will be raised through trainings and know-how transfer. Egis will be constantly monitoring and supervising the project progress in terms of compliance with the Ukrainian legislation and international best practice. 

Project Dossier

     Ivano-Frankivsk is a historic city in Western Ukraine with a population of 230 000 inhabitants. The city’s history goes back to the 17th century and nowadays it is a touristic, cultural and research center. Located in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains nearby the most popular ski resorts the city attracts hundreds of thousands tourists every year. Thus, the comfortable and environment friendly public transport is a key element of the overall city development strategy towards preservation of historical heritage and promoting green tourism.

     By providing services for the project, followed by just-completed public transport project in Lviv, Egis is building up the consistent capacity and expertise in public transport sector. This is important since Egis involvement is primarily focused on innovative and transformational interventions, which enhance the quality of public transport systems and significantly increase a modal share of public transport in municipalities.