Finnish Overseas Consultants (FinnOC) Ltd is a global consultancy company providing services in planning, procurement and implementation of sectoral development projects.
FinnOC has specialised in environmental planning, and environmental and socio-economic impact assessments especially in infrastructure projects. Combination of top experts and seamless multi-disciplinary approach allows us to handle large and complex projects to deliver sustainable results to our clients. We have seen that successful planning and impact assessment can prevent delays, increase support for the project, cut down expenses and minimise the potential for negative environmental and socio-economic impacts in a project.
FinnOC competence in road engineering covers all the steps from road data surveys to project implementation. In road condition surveys we use latest technologies, for example phone applications for roughness data collection and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveys for layers. In feasibility studies we prepare economic appraisals using HDM-4 as a tool, and we incorporate Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in the economic appraisal. Our competence in road engineering comprises all varieties of roads from rural roads to urban streets including traffic engineering and traffic safety studies. We can carry out all necessary steps in procurement from surveys, road designs, and contracts to project implementation.
FinnOC assists public sector clients to manage their road assets by building a comprehensive road management and information system. We can create the system in co-operation with the client from conception through implementation to institutionalisation to ensure sustainability. Pavement and bridge management systems are important components of maintenance management. We use the highway design and management tool HDM-4 which enables incorporating environmental and socio-economic aspects into management decisions.
FinnOC’s experts have experience both from public and private sector contracting through competitive bidding. We can manage a competitive bidding process with the client from preparation of bidding documents to organising the actual bidding competition with pre-qualification, evaluation and contract negotiations. We have helped our clients for example in organising performance based road maintenance contracts.
FinnOC has a broad overseas experience in assisting public and private sector organizations in the planning, procurement and implementation of different sectoral development projects and programmes. We can assist our clients all through the project cycle from project identification, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies to project planning and management, and post evaluation of the projects.
Capacity Building and Development
FinnOC offers capacity building and training in infrastructure development, especially in the road sector. Our services include capacity and skills assessment, and planning and delivering training. Capacity assessment takes into consideration structure, human resources, performance and culture of an organisation. Development plans are tailored in co-operation with the client and delivered using both international and local trainers.
Development Finance Institutions
World Bank Group
African Development Bank (AfDB)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Nordic Development Fund (NDF)
National Governments & Government Agencies
Government of Papua New Guinea
Government of Moldova
Estonian Road Administration
Finnish Transport Agency
City of Lahti, Finland
AS Teede Tehnokeskus, Estonia
CPCS Transcom Ltd., Canada
Cranboume Technology Ltd., UK
ERC Consulting Ltd., Estonia
FCG Finnish Consulting Group, Finland
Kocks Consult GmbH, Germany
MPI Consulting Ltd., Finland
Nicki & Associates, Papua New Guinea
Sirway Ltd., Finland
SMEC PNG, Papua New Guinea