© 2016 Jav Zamor / Rulmen
Albania is a jewel of a country located at the narrows where the Adriatic meets the Ionian Sea. Picturesque villages, Roman and Greek ruins, a beautiful rugged terrain and agricultural lands stretching to the horizon provide a picture postcard backdrop for modern transformations in infrastructure that is taking place at an accelerated pace throughout this country of 2.7 million people.
Modern development is taking place in every sector of the economy from new factories to highways, pipelines, electric grid and public transportation. Foreign investment is pouring into the country, and many see Albania as an opportunity for progress in creating a more modern society for its people.
One important player in the new Albanian infrastructure development is Seed Consulting, a civil engineering consulting firm whose principals are all university trained engineers and business professionals with more than a decade of experience managing multimillion dollar projects. The company is ISO 14001 and 9001 certified, and concentrates in transport and infrastructure engineering both in Albania and internationally. Projects include gas pipelines, roads, airports, bridges and practically any type of civil engineering activity.
The Design Team at Seed Consulting works in all phases of project development, including legal analysis and environmental compliance. Supervisors and project managers ensure that the project is built strictly according to specifications while the Commissioning Team inspects third party work to ensure that it meets the highest standards of engineering, environmental and financial norms. Their experience has also allowed Seed Consulting to successfully compete in the fields of Project Management and Dispute Resolution, and the company has built a solid reputation for accuracy, fairness and integrity.
Its Public Relations staff has successfully built lasting relationships and helped clients take advantage of hidden opportunities in order to grow. In recent years, Seed Consulting has been involved in multimillion dollar projects including data collection for the entire Albanian Road Network for the Albanian Road Authority; preparation of the design project and tender dossier for restoration of various ancient sites; design and engineering for the Gjirokastra-Viroi Park Highway; and design and engineering for the Palasa Green Coast Resort, including roads, sewerage, lighting and underground networks. © 2016 Jav Zamor / Rulmen
Two important projects deserve special mention because of their importance to the nation. The first is the feasibility study and design for the building of connectors between the country’s main highway arteries and routes leading to Kosovo, Montenegro, Rinas International Airport and Tirana. The project, developed in collaboration with Spea Engineering, have been valued at 60 million euros, and is expected to have a long lasting economic impact on Albania and the region.
The other is review and validation of the design of access roads and bridges for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline. This important undertaking will deliver Caspian natural gas to Europe and will run from the border between Greece and Turkey, crossing Albania and running under the Adriatic to Italy. Seed Consulting is working with an international consortium of businesses to ensure that access roads and bridges along the route of the 55 million euro project are safe, adequate, and meet world class standards for environmental and structural integrity.
Seed Consulting is an important symbol of Albanian expertise in engineering and design, and sees a bright future for collaboration with partners from all over the world who are interested in participating in the Albanian surge towards modernization.
BID gives fundamental importance to the commitment of Seed Consulting to Total Quality Management, in particular its certification under ISO 14001 and 9001 standards.
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