Due to their direct relation to development, as expressed through growth and employment rates, transport systems and civil infrastructure exhibit dynamic trends and, therefore, complex challenges. Presently, the limited resources available in most areas require focused management to serve increasing demand, whereas the pronounced lack of public funding leads to an exploitation trend of PPP/Concession schemes for major civil infrastructure components. At the same time, persistent urbanisation in most of the developing world leads to pressing needs of efficient urban space management and land use patterns in a number of large metropolitan areas. The prevailing use of road networks for passenger and freight transport intensifies air pollution / energy consumption and road accidents.
In this setting of complex needs, effort is put by designers, constructors and decision makers to form an integrated approach, utilising advances made in project financing; energy-efficient buildings / machinery; and supply chain management through containers’ use and freight villages’ establishment. This trend highlights the challenges of efficient infrastructure management, focused networks’ expansion and enhancement of Intermodality.
Having developed in-depth understanding of prevailing conditions in this modern environment, PLANET has an active role in the identification and development of proper key drivers with potential to satisfy complex needs. This is emphatically demonstrated by an integrated range of services to public sector authorities and private sector enterprises in the preparation, implementation & management of large-scale interventions, addressing:
- transport systems & networks (policy / infrastructure development and operations management):
- roads and highways
- railways infrastructure
- ports and maritime
- airports and air transport
- intermodal transport
- civil structures
- social buildings (governmental offices, schools, hospitals, museums etc.)
- sport facilities / venues
- commercial buildings (offices, big-box stores, retail parks etc.)
- residential and vacation buildings (hotels etc.)
- entertainment venues (theatres, shopping malls, conference halls etc.)
The completeness of our services’ range is illustrated in an array formed through a rich blending, involving both technical and business consulting disciplines. Provided services address all phases of programme / project life cycle, from Programme / Project definition & preliminary studies and Design / Tender Management to Project, Contract or/and Construction Management. In addition, our Company provides a full range of Technical Advisory Services, from sectoral strategies / policies to preparation of PPP & Concession schemes and the provision of Independent Engineer / Certifier (IE/IC) or Lender’s Technical Advisor (LTA) services.
Our services to enterprises of this sector extend to Strategy & Finance, including Corporate Strategy & Business Planning, Integrated Restructuring, Privatisation Advisory and Corporate & Project Finance, as well as to Performance Improvement through Operations Improvement, Organisational Restructuring, Capacity Building, HR Management and Change Management. We are also covering our Clients’ ICT needs by providing ICT Strategy services, Architecture Design, Information & Systems Security, IT Programme / Project Management and selected IT solutions.
PLANET boasts a highly successful, proven track record in the provision of value-adding services, focused but not limited to projects in both Greece and the wider SE Europe area, spanning from preparation to implementation and management of medium and large-scale interventions.