MWH Global Wins Capacity Building Project, Promoted by BREA (Belarusian Renewable Energy Association), for the Development of Renewable Energies in Belarus

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The project - funded by the Central European Initiative thanks to the Italian government’s contributions and initiated by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) - aims to boost the renewable energy sector in Belarus.

"The Capacity building project represents the opportunity to grow our business in the Belarusian market, while allowing sharing our globally renowned sustainability expertise with the client” - Raffaella Valeriani, MWH Power & Energy

MWH Global – the wet infrastructure sector leader and provider of strategic consulting, environmental engineering and construction services – has been appointed to the Capacity building project, promoted by BREA, the Belarusian Renewable Energy Association.

The project - funded by the Central European Initiative thanks to the Italian government’s contributions and initiated by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) - aims to boost the renewable energy sector in Belarus.

The main goal of the project is to strengthen the international cooperation capacity of BREA by raising awareness about the Belarus market potential and attracting foreign investors. Belarus regulation is supporting the development of the energy sector by enabling an energy mix diversification and increasing the use of internal resources.

Over the next 15 months, a team of Italian and local experts - in close cooperation with BREA - will transfer the relevant know-how to Belarus renewable energy operators, position the association as a key player in the sector and develop a long term strategic vision.

Thanks to its sound experience in the energy sector - also in Eastern Europe - MWH Global will lead up the project as technical advisor of BREA. Raffaella Valeriani, Power & Energy business line manager of MWH in Italy, said: "The Capacity building project represents the opportunity to grow our business in the Belarusian market, while allowing sharing our globally renowned sustainability expertise with the client."

“The renewable energy sector in our country is living the momentum, and we have to enhance and support the local potential. I am confident that the Capacity building project will make it possible. Our international and local partners will face the challenge by bringing along an extensive experience and know-how," said Mr. Vladimir Petrovich Nistsiuk, president at the BREA.

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About BREA
The BREA was established in 2009 as a non-for-profit association of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs. The range of focus of the Association includes: wind, hydro, solar energy, bioenergy technology implementation in all its forms, the use of geothermal energy. The Association has currently 58 members including public and private entities and individual entrepreneurs from Belarus, Russia, Germany and Austria and other EU Countries. The number of members is steadily growing (see also http://www.energy-aven.org) only for Belarusian dispatch.The aim of the Association is to provide legal, informational, advisory and promotional support of the market in the field of energy efficiency, renewable energy and related services to these activities. The Association also aims at establishment and expansion of international links between domestic and foreign organizations working in the field of renewable energy and related services to these activities, the exchange of best practice energy efficiency and renewable energy in collaboration with public and private organizations.

About MWH
MWH Global is a strategic consulting, technical engineering and construction services firm leading the wet infrastructure sector. Offering a full range of services and innovative, award-winning solutions beginning in the initial planning phases through construction and asset management, we partner with our clients in multiple industries to implement projects and programs that focus on water, energy, natural resources and infrastructure. Our nearly 8,000 employees in 35 countries spanning six continents are dedicated to fulfilling our purpose of Building a Better World, which reflects our commitment to sustainable development. MWH is a private, employee-owned firm with a rich legacy beginning in 1820. For more information, visit our website at http://www.mwhglobal.com.

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