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 requires 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 for 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 made 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 an 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.)
Our fully formed services’ are illustrated through a rich blending of both technical and business consulting disciplines. PLANET provides services addressing all phases of a programme/project’s 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 within 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 also cover 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. This is focused on, but not limited to, projects in both Greece and the wider South Eastern Europe area, spanning from preparation to implementation and management of medium and large-scale interventions.