Mott MacDonald has been appointed to advice the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on a public private partnership (PPP) project to improve the waste management system in Curitiba, Brazil.
Specifically, Mott MacDonald will provide technical and strategic advice to IFC. The appointment is financed by Brazil's Private Sector Participation (PSP) programme. The consultancy's services are expected to be delivered across the four main phases of project feasibility and procurement until the end of 2016.
The new waste collection, transport and disposal concession will be carry out on a design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) basis.
Curitiba is the capital and largest municipality of the Brazilian state of Paraná, with a land area of 430 km² and an estimated population of 1.75 million inhabitants. The city is under pressure to develop a financially and commercially sound waste management solution that is both environmentally and socially sustainable.
Russell Dallas, Mott MacDonald's project director, said:
"With increasing infrastructure opportunities in Brazil and South America, the profile of this role is an important stepping stone in further establishing Mott MacDonald as a leading provider of transaction advisory services across the region. We will bring PPP procurement, transaction and strategic advisory, waste management and socio-environmental expertise to this scheme, complemented by our local commercial awareness and understanding of the Brazilian regulatory context."
"It will be pleasing to see a new solution emerge in Curitiba, which is a progressive municipality that clearly shares our vision of a more sustainable, low carbon society based on ingenious and innovative solutions."