European consulting and engineering firm Grontmij has secured a contract to support the city of Malmö, Sweden, in its attempt to become the world’s most sustainable city.
The engineering firm will provide consultancy services to the city under a two-year framework agreement, worth €2.2m.
Grontmij said Malmö is committed to the development of environmentally friendly energy, transport and recycling systems as part of its goal to become the world’s most sustainable urban area by 2020.
The city’s goal has received support from the Swedish Government and the EU.
Under the contract, Grontmij will assist the city in the development of applications for financial support from government and other sources for sustainable urban development.
The engineering firm will also be responsible to network the development of new policies, programmes and projects over the two-year framework period.
Grontmij water and energy manager in Sweden Per-Anders Tauson said, "this is not a traditional consulting role but rather a creative process where we, as Grontmij, can contribute to Malmö’s continued evolution into an eco-city."
The company will also contribute to the strategy and concept development of the project.
Tauson continued, "This will pull together our full range of expertise; energy, sustainable buildings, water, light rail, and highways and roads."
"We are proud that our expertise in sustainability in all these areas has been recognised, earning us a place in this future-oriented and prestigious plan."
Grontmij provides consultancy, design and engineering, and management services for urban sustainability projects.
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