The European Commission had approved funding for a major programme of infrastructure projects in Greece.
In the rail sector, the completion of the upgrade of the lines between Athens and Thessalonika, and between Athens and Patras, together with the Athens suburban passenger system and the Thriassio-N Ikonio freight line were major projects.
ERGOSE, a subsidiary of the Hellenic Railways Organisation (OSE), was the responsible organisation for managing projects in the rail sector.
We were engaged to provide an independent managerial and technical audit of ERGOSE to review the structure and processes by which they managed construction projects and controlled costs.
It was also necessary to verify that the European Commission’s funding was achieving the expected results in accordance with the EC’s funding requirements.