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ABOUT ENGINEERING

A strong team, daily updates on cutting-edge accomplishments in technology and science and continuous education enabled Engineering to achieve remarkable business results in a relatively short period since its establishment.

Since 1979 Engineering has supervised the following major railway projects:
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  • Second track of the Doboj – Zenica railway line,
  • Upgrading of railway lines:
  • 1.Bos. Novi – Doboj,
    2.Sunja – Bos. Novi,
    3.Lešak – Đeneral Janković (Kosovo),
    4.Bos. Novi – Bihać – Knin,

  • Construction of the Živinice – Zvornik railway line,
  • Implementation of railway node project Sarajevo and Kosovo Polje.

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The Engineering Division had a significant role in constructing important and major structures for the XIV Winter Olympic Games held in 1984 in Sarajevo and its surrounding area. The Engineering Division actively participate in constructing Olympic structures, either in the role of the Supervision or Project Manager.

The said structures included:
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  • Reconstruction of the Koševo Olypmic Stadium, including lighting and infrastructure,
  • Zetra speed skating rink,
  • Olympic venues at Jahorina, Bjelašnica and Igman; our work was related to regulation of tracks, the technical base and vertical transport structures, as well as the start and finish booths,
  • 90-meter and 70-meter ski jumps at Malo Polje on Igman,
  • Full reconstruction of the railway station building in Sarajevo.

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In the pre-war period, the Engineering Division also supervised major environmental protection projects, such as the Sarajevo – Zvornik trunk gas pipeline, the distribution gas network in Sarajevo and the waste water treatment plant in Sarajevo.

Other significant structures in the period leading to 1992:
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  • Construction of phase II of the Zenica Steel Mill,
  • Vehicle pool Centrotrans Sarajevo,
  • Construction of city roads in Sarajevo,
  • Construction of phase V of the Kakanj Thermal Power Plant,
  • Part of the infrastructure of the Brčko Port,
  • Reconstruction and upgrading of the Natron factory in Maglaj,
  • Construction of the Višegrad – Rudo road.

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Based on the technical cooperation contract with NCB, a Libyan consulting company, during the 1992 – 1995 war several of our engineers supervised the construction of administration centres Sirt and Hun in Lybia. By the end of the war, certain activities were initiated in BiH, the most significant ones pertaining to the rehabilitation and reconstruction of railway bridges in Raštani and Baćevići outside the Mostar area, as well as to the reconstruction of the railway station and bus station buildings in Mostar.

During the years following the war, the most significant activities of the Engineering Division were related to the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the railway and road infrastructure:
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  • supervision of the reconstruction of 3 bridges at the Bos. Novi – Knin railway line,
  • railway bridge across the Sava River near Brčko,
  • supervision of bridges in Maglaj, “Komar”, in Bosanska Krupa, near Lukavac, Konjic, Ostrožac and Olovo,
  • supervision of numerous road reconstruction works, supervision of the Bradina Tunnel, at M-17,
  • supervision of the rehabilitation of the Holliday Inn Hotel,
  • commencement of rehabilitation works on the Birstol Hotel in Sarajevo.

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The activities of the Engineering Division were expanded and increased after 2000, hence staff capacities were strengthened in that period. In harsh competition with renowned international consulting companies, we managed to win a few projects finances by the Delegation of the European Commission to BiH.
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The projects in question are as follows:
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  • Supervision of electrical rehabilitation works of the MV and LV distribution network in BiH,
  • Supervision of the rehabilitation of the railway infrastructure in BiH – Rehabilitation of power connection of the overhead contact line,
  • Supervision of construction works at the Rača Border Crossing – phase I, earth works and infrastructure,
  • Supervision of the reconstruction of the road bridge across the Sava River at Jasenovac (Croatia),
  • Supervision of construction works of the Bos. Šamac Border Crossing.

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During the last few years, IPSA Institute carried out significant engineering work within the framework of projects financed by local and international clients. Load testing of the rehabilitated inter-state road-rail bridge across the Sava River near Šamac was carried out, with the results presented in the Testing Report. The supervision of the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the UNITIC business centre, a 22 floor twin tower building, was successfully completed. Some of the most significant projects in which the supervision engineers of IPSA Institute played an important role include project management and construction supervision of the apron and the handling platform at the Tuzla International Airport, construction supervision of the Orašje Border Crossing, construction supervision of the Mošćanica sanitary landfill in Zenica and construction supervision of complex Termalna rivijera in Ilidža. Still, in terms of the value and scope of works, the most significant project in which the Engineering Division participated, both as the consultant and supervision, was the implementation of EIB and EBRD loans for phase I of railway reconstruction in BiH. The project included the overhaul of several track sections, the reconstruction of a part of the infrastructure, station interlocking, rehabilitation and upgrading of several station buildings, construction of railway workshops and rehabilitation of the bridge across the Una River near Volinja. During the said period, the Engineering Division also supervised works financed by the FBiH Road Directorate and the newly formed Federal Motorway Directorate. Major projects finances by the said institutions include the construction of the Dobrinje – Visoko motorway section and the Kakanj – Dobrinje motorway section. In early 2011, the supervision of the rehabilitation of the narrow gauge railway line between the state border with Serbia and Višegrad was completed. Construction supervision of the head office of the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) in East Sarajevo, construction monitoring of the Raiffeisen Bank building in Sarajevo and the framework agreement with municipality Centar Sarajevo for the supervision of investment projects at the territory of the said municipality were successfully completed recently. As for major on-going supervision projects, we wish to single out the BiH Regional Railways Project II, comprising 5 construction contracts with a combined value of above 100 million Euro, for which we are providing complex consulting services in cooperation with a German consulting company. Furthermore, the supervision of the rehabilitation of trunk roads in FBiH, including environmental monitoring, is nearing completion. At the beginning of 2011, IPSA Institute was awarded the project management and construction supervision contract for a residential complex comprised of 8200 housing units in Tripoli. The plan was to employ over 60 engineers of varying fields of specialisations, however, due to the unrests in Libya the project has been suspended.
As for projects that have just commenced, the construction supervision of the Sarajevo Bypass – Lot 2, which is to be completed within the next two years, should be pointed out.