Ukraine taps Aecom for reconstruction advisory

21 June 2023 2 min. read

Ukraine’s Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development has signed a memorandum of understanding with Aecom to serve as reconstruction delivery partner.

The Dallas-headquartered design and engineering firm will provide program management and technical advisory support, drawing from its extensive reconstruction experience. Aecom, which has approximately 50,000 employees globally, has delivered major reconstruction work in war-ravaged countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Bosnia. The firm has also performed extensive post-natural disaster work in the US, Japan, Haiti, and Indonesia.

“The reconstruction of Ukraine is one of the world’s greatest humanitarian and infrastructure priorities, and we are honored to partner with Deputy Prime Minister Kubrakov and the Ukrainian government to help position this effort to successfully deliver on their long-term recovery ambitions,” said Troy Rudd, CEO of Aecom. “Through early engagement, a comprehensive programmatic approach, and global collaboration across governments and the private sector, we can work to restore and modernize Ukraine’s infrastructure.”

Ukraine taps Aecom for reconstruction advisory

Aecom will help design an overall program management approach to drive efficient delivery of a range of interdependent reconstruction projects. The firm will also give advisory support in creating opportunities for public and private investors to participate in the reconstruction of Ukraine’s infrastructure.

Aecom also announced the signing of a memorandum of cooperation with Ukraine’s State Agency for Restoration and Development of Infrastructure to help the country transition to international-based standards for cost estimation, as well as establish procurement practices.

Russia has been targeting Ukrainian critical infrastructure – include energy and water – in a brutal strategy to increase civilian suffering and break morale. Russia’s detonation of the Kakhovka dam is the most recent and high-profile example of this strategy. Russia has also leveled entire cities during the course of the war, such as Mariupol and Bakhmut.

The World Bank estimates Ukraine’s reconstruction will cost more than $400 billion – three times the country’s annual GDP.