IKEM – Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität)

The Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility e.V. (IKEM) is an independent institute associated to the University of Greifswald. The institute specializes in the interdisciplinary analysis of the legal, economic and policy questions surrounding the energy transition. Its clients include the programs of the European Union, German federal and regional ministries, global foundations, international organizations, grid operators and industry. IKEM is well represented and connected in the international sustainability field.

IKEM brings together more than 40 researchers from various academic disciplines and all regions of the world, regularly publishing studies, statements or journal articles based on the completed research. Since 2017, IKEM has been a recognized non-governmental organization at the United Nations. Our aim is to support climate protection efforts worldwide.

REA Consult

Relying on over eight years of international practice, REA consult has extensive experience with consulting, financing and realization of real assets, totaling investments of more than $ 1,8 billion dollars.

Our clients benefit from a wide network of contacts in Europe and Americas, international benchmarking, innovative financing platforms, and customized solutions for each risk profile.

REA Consult offers expert consultancy to managers, investors and financial institutions based on three pillars:

  • Expert consultancy in renewable energy and real assets
  • Sustainability and finance management
  • Management and structuring of M&A transactions

Vodní zdroje, a.s.

Our company carries out a wide range of assignments in the areas of geology, hydrogeology, environmental remediation and engineering geology. We are also specialising in prevention and elimination of environmental damage, remediation of old environmental burdens as well as hazardous waste solidification and disposal. Since 1957, our company has been providing expert and professional services related to drinking water supply as well as water and groundwater resources management. We are operating not only in the Czech Republic but also in central and southern Europe and East Asia.

Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (Český hydrometeorologický ústav)

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) is a state organization that compiles, stores, interprets and provides expert information in the fields of air quality, hydrology, water quality, climatology and meteorology for the state administration, the private sector and the public in the Czech Republic.

The CHMI core activities are as follows:

  • Integrate the performance of public service in a rational, efficient and economical manner;
  • Establish and operate national monitoring and observation networks for monitoring the condition of the atmosphere and hydrosphere in qualitative and quantitative terms and the causes underlying the pollution thereof or damage thereto;
  • Create and manage databases of data on the condition and quality of the air and on sources of air pollution, and on the quantity and quality of water, within the meaning of the EC acquis and international agreements;
  • Provide operating information about the condition of the atmosphere and hydrosphere, and forecasts and warnings alerting to dangerous hydrometeorological phenomena;
  • Technological development of monitoring equipment and ICT;
  • Scientific and research activities in the respective disciplines, including design activities.

The CHMI has recently realized several research projects focused on

  • Refinement of more accurate regional forecasts of extreme and dangerous weather and hydrological phenomena and identification of suitable procedures for mitigating the risks of crisis situations caused by long-lasting drought;
  • Improvement and development new methods for assessing and modelling surface and groundwater quantity and quality;
  • Advancement of dispersion modelling and methods for emission balance processing and for air quality assessment;
  • Improvement and development of the ALADIN-CLIMATE CZ model for estimating the possible climate development;
  • Utilization of new remote sensing technologies in satellite and radar meteorology and their use for atmosphere monitoring and modelling.


HBH Projekt spol. s r.o.

HBH Projekt is an experienced designer and engineer of all types of public and private transportation infrastructure projects. We deliver first class design, project planning and engineering services, technical consulting and construction supervision.

We are an independent design, engineering and consulting company specialised mainly in motorway design and engineering and related civil engineering fields. We employ over two hundred engineers in a number of specialised departments, environmentalists and landscape designers, consulting engineers specialised on preparation of assets and settlement of construction supervisors, quality inspectors, technologists, and quantity surveyors, as well as experts in traffic engineering, road safety, and in other related branches. Our customers and partners are both public and private investors, construction contractors, public authorities and local governments.


AF-CITYPLAN is a multidisciplinary professional consulting, planning, engineering, design and research company established in 1992 located in Prague, Czech Republic. Already 25 years of tradition and international experience of a service provider gives the reputation of a reliable partner for important transport, civil and consultancy projects. On 30th July 2012 with regard to the process of integrating the company in Swedish ÅF Group, CityPlan Ltd. changed its name to AF-CITYPLAN Ltd. The company became part of a multinational family with over 8,500 employees and annual net sales around 1 bn €, dating its origin back to 1895.

Wide range and complexity of services offered in consulting, planning, design, construction site supervision, together with state-of-the-art knowledge and technology in transport planning, engineering, traffic management or safety, risk, energy and environmental assessments have established AF-CITYPLAN as a stable and reliable company in the national competitive environment and a leader in several areas such as transport planning, road design, public transport system optimization and road safety.

Thousands of projects successfully finished and more than 300 completed on an annual basis for mainly governmental or municipal authorities consist of all types of design and engineering documentation in transport, environment and critical infrastructure sectors, such as:

  • strategic development plans and policies,
  • research and international projects (technical assistance, consultancy),
  • spatial planning and urban development,
  • public transport development and optimization,
  • traffic models, prognoses and microsimulations,
  • technical due diligence,
  • traffic management systems and ITS deployment,
  • impact and effectiveness evaluations, case studies, economic and financial analyses, cost-benefit analysis,
  • environmental and social assessments,
  • (pre)feasibility and exploratory studies,
  • investment documentation and evaluation,
  • design documentation for site / building permit / realization including roads, tunnels and bridges, construction supervision,
  • complex road safety assessments according to Directive 2008/96/EC,
  • risk assessments, optimization and comparative analyses,
  • distribution, technical support and training to the PTV VISION software.

The company employs more than 80 people of whom approx. 75 % are university graduated professional engineers, consultants and researches specialized in different sectors of AF-CITYPLAN´s capabilities.

AF-CITYPLAN is a leading expert in transport modelling, planning and public transport optimization. The company owns the latest version of the PTV VISION – VISUM and VISSIM software. Since 1993, AF-CITYPLAN has been the sole distributor of the PTV VISION software for the Czech Republic, and it provides all the necessary training and technical support for its clients. The company’s senior experts in the field of transport planning, transport modelling, and public transport optimization have solved numerous problems in European and Asian cities which is further described in the references chapter. The company’s environmental department is also highly appreciated among clients, since it has been successfully dealing with environmental assessments of public transport, transport infrastructure, spatial planning, and even energetics and nuclear projects in the past.

AF-CITYPLAN also closely cooperates with many Czech and foreign research institutes, universities, professional companies and institutions such as Umweltbundesamt Wien, Öko-Institut Darmstadt, Energie Verwertungsagentur Wien, PTV System Consulting GmbH Karlsruhe, EuroRAP (European Road Assessment Programme), ERTICO ITS Europe, PIARC (World Road Association) the Czech Technical University in Prague or Technical University in Brno. The company is registered in the CCR Central Consultancy Register of DG1A (CZE-17770) in Brussels, in the register of the Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Science, and the EU CORDIS register of research institutes. Moreover, AF-CITYPLAN is a member of many important national and international professional bodies.

AF-CITYPLAN holds certificate ČSN EN ISO 9001 for engineering, project, consulting and expert acitivites and regarding the fact that the company considers environmental protection as an integral part of our work, the standard ČSN EN ISO 14001:2005 in order to prevent and minimise negative impacts on the environment was implemented and the company certified accordingly.

Name of the project country IFI / CIS client
Montenegro Local Roads: Procurement Support for Civil Works Contracts Montenegro Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs of Montenegro

(funded by EBRD)

Road inspection, data coding and quality assurance within the project SENSoR Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia The Make Roads Safe Hellas (MRSH) –  The South East Neighbourhood Safe Routes project (SENSoR), financed from the South East Europe Transitional Cooperation Programme
iRAP and Road Safety Assessment Programme Macedonia The World Bank
Analysis and Designing Strategy for Optimisation of the Integrated Public Transport in Tbilisi Georgia Czech Development Agency
Pristina Urban Transport Project – Project Implementation Support Kosovo The City of Pristina (funded by EBRD)
Tajikistan: Khujand Public Transport – Technical Due Diligence Tajikistan European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Road Assessment Program in India: Second Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project and Uttar Pradesh Core Road Network Development Program India The World Bank
Road safety inspection in the framework of EU project SENSOR – Hungary Hungary KTI Budapest –  The South East Neighbourhood Safe Routes project (SENSoR), financed from the South East Europe Transitional Cooperation Programme
Enhancing Multimodal Platforms, Inland waterways and Railways Services Integration in Central Europe/ EMPIRIC Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia City of Vienna, represented by Department for EU-Strategy and Economic Development
Feasibility Study: Adjustment of simulation modelling tools according to local specifics of the example Ring Road no.3 solution in Hanoi – toward sustainable urban mobility Viet Nam Czech Development Agency


AF-CITYPLAN is active in the CIS region searching for new opportunities through IFIs operating there while the main focus lays in the transport sector with the aim to transfer the gained experiences.

VALBEK GROUP – Valbek-EU, a.s.

Valbek® Engineer’s office for engineering and bridge constructions was founded in 1990. The original activity, designing roads and bridges, has been extended by Railways track and infrastructure design, building constructions, hydraulic engineering, and land surveying works, geotechnical works, environmental studies, software development as well as consulting and engineering activities and supply of construction works. Valbek – EU ranks among the top recognized Czech and Slovak engineer’s offices. Now the company offers complex engineering services, from project draft to documentation, including engineering works and approval from the local authorities. Valbek® – the name for quality and reliability. There are completely new potential projects where company can apply their competence and knowledge. By not avoiding acquisitions, company completes portfolio of services. Czech and Slovak market is still main domain, but foreign markets are ambition and targets. There are already operations undergoing in west of the Czech Republic in Austria, Denmark and Sweden. Regarding the eastern direction, company is participating on projects in Russia and the Balkans. Valbek – EU is a multi-professional group of companies currently offering broad spectrum of services

Quality is guaranteed : For occupational safety and health according to the national regulation OHSAS 18001: 2008 compatible with EN in area – Civil Engineering and Design Realization and Reconstruction of Building and Transport constructions, Quality management system according to the regulation ISO 9001: 2008 in area – Complex Civil Engineering, Design and Consulting,  Environmental management system according to the regulation ISO 14001:2005 in area – Civil Engineering and Design Realization and Reconstruction of Building and Transport constructions, Quality management system according to the regulation ISO 9001: 2009 in area – civil Engineering and Design Realization and Reconstruction of Building and Transport constructions, Quality management system according to Methodological instructions of Quality system in area – Transportation.

From the beginning of the company activities, are activities permanently offered to the specific countries infrastructure owners or administrators. They are focused on surveying works, engineering, technical supervision and advice, software solutions and consulting in hardware and software, design works, construction realization, alternation and demolition, copying services, wholesale geological work, environmental impact analysis, financial advisory, accounting, tax services, road and railways infrastructure design.

Mott MacDonald CZ, spol. s r.o.

1. Mott MacDonald is a €1.9bn employee-owned global engineering, management and development consultancy with 16,000 staff working in 150 countries. We use our ingenuity to create lasting value for all we work with – customers, communities and staff.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defence, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater; and multidisciplinary embracing planning, studies and design, infrastructure finance and technical advisory services, project and programme management, management consultancy, strategic asset management, forensic engineering and expert witness. With offices across the Europe, Asia and the rest of the World, we bring our skills and resources directly to our clients, wherever they or their projects are based. Each office has in-depth knowledge and understanding of local conditions and practices, backed by our global resources – enabling us to offer our services across time zones and around the clock.

2. Mott MacDonald has a comprehensive track-record on projects funded by or invested in by EBRD. Our track-record also includes deep understanding of the requirements of other IFIs (such as the European Investment Bank, International Finance Corporation, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and others). We are used to working as advisors to commercial banks around the world and understand what drives project finance investments and how banks view risk. We also have a strong in-house capability in environmental and social impact assessment.

3. From buildings, energy, oil and gas and transport to health, water and environment and district heating, Mott MacDonald has been aiding development in CIS since 1995. Mott MacDonald has registered offices in Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine. The services that Mott MacDonald has, and continue to deliver range from master planning and concept design, detailed design and engineering through to project and cost management, programme control and reporting.

We have an in-depth knowledge of the design and construction practices and all key players including contractors, designers, architects, as well permits & approvals procedures in the region. We have an extensive cost database from which to benchmark the cost of any construction project against. This has been generated though recording live tender returns and also comparison to actual out-turn costs to generate cost data that is real, accurate and regularly updated.

Mott MacDonald’s track-record of undertaking similar assignments for the EBRD in Central Asia and CIS is best illustrated by our successful delivery of recent projects like:

  • Feasibility Studies for number of EBRD water and wastewater projects (Kyzylorda, Petropavlovsk, Oskemen) and district heating projects (Kostanay and Almaty) in the Republic of Kazakhstan where Mott MacDonald developed the Long-Term Investment Programme (LTIP) and Priority Investment Programme (PIP) by reviewing existing operations, services and assets of the water and wastewater utility, assessed the climate change risks and consider them in order to build-in the appropriate climate change resilience into the PIP, and conducted Environmental and Social Due Diligence;
  • We have performed similar project in Kyrgyzstan where we developed the Feasibility Study for Kara-Suu Water Sub-project (2014-2015) and also helped Osh City administration in improvement of public transport system within Osh Public Transport Project. We have been responsible for Technical Due Diligence and Public Service Contract Preparation and then in Corporate Development of Osh Auto Transport Enterprise (2015-2016).
  • Finally, we have been involved in two recently completed Feasibility Studies in solid waste sector (Yavan and Kulob municipalities) within the EBRD initiative for the improvement of solid waste management in Tajikistan.

4. Mott MacDonald was IJGlobal 2016 award winner for innovation and excellence in the project and infrastructure finance markets worldwide, Gold Award winner and Technical Adviser of the Year 2015 at the  Partnership Awards, International Consultant of the Year 2015 at the NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards and three awards winner from British Expertise Awards 2015 in categories the Major Project of the Year, Emerging Market and Innovation Award. 


We are committed to Quality Assurance and are accredited to the international standards, including ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 18001 (health and safety).

Further information about Mott MacDonald can be found at www.mottmac.com. Our video on Opening New Opportunities with Connected Thinking, our new Group brand, is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPflPyrbMnM.