Category: Built Environment

First engineering consultancy in South Africa to achieve level 1 Black Economic Empowerment

19 Oct 2017 Royal HaskoningDHV is proud to announce that the company has attained Level 1 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) accreditation making it the first engineering consultancy in South Africa to achieve this.  Salani Sithole, Managing Director of Royal HaskoningDHV South Africa states, “Our journey to transforming our organisation to meet Government’s socio-economic development plan for the benefit of all South Africans started over 10 years ago. This journey and our focus on developing a diverse organisation matching our country’s demographics has ultimately led to the attainment of Level 1 B-BBEE.” Inclusive economy In attaining level 1 B-BBEE...

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Arup appointed to project manage Hong Kong’s two largest hospital developments

Jenny Ho East Asia Press Office,Hong Kong 18 October 2017 Arup has been appointed by the Hong Kong Hospital Authority to provide project management consultancy services for two major hospital developments – the New Acute Hospital (NAH) and the redevelopment of the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH). These are the two largest projects under the Hong Kong government’s 10-year Hospital Development Plan to cope with the growing and ageing population.   Our Programme and Project Management team will lead and manage the projects from planning to execution while aligning all stakeholders with the programme vision and requirements. The NAH, to be...

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Unlocking local potential: talking garden villages

Earlier this year, the government named the first ever garden villages. This new initiative has the potential to deliver more than 48,000 homes across England. From Long Marston in Stratford-on-Avon to West Carclaze in Cornwall; from Welborne in Hampshire to St Cuthberts in Cumbria, the 14 new villages will have access to a government fund of £6million over the next two financial years. It’s an investment which emphasises the need for locally-led development. Much rests on it. Get these right, and we will create welcoming, enterprising new places which will help to address the real and pressing need for...

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Saturday Schools in South Africa celebrate 10 years of ‘Investing in education’

17 Oct 2017 Over the past month Royal HaskoningDHV has held celebrations across the country to mark 10 years of investing in education through their Saturday Schools programme. It is said a nation that fails to invest in its youth fails to invest in its future. This was the motivating factor for Royal HaskoningDHV’s Saturday Schools programme in South Africa that was launched in 2007 when the dearth of engineering students became apparent. To date the programme has benefitted more than 1,400 learners. Pauline Makama, CSI Manager at Royal HaskoningDHV South Africa, states, “The aim of our Saturday Schools...

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Arup celebrates 10 years in Serbia

Marina Miceli Europe Press Office,London 16 October 2017 Last week Arup celebrated its 10th anniversary in Serbia with more than 100 clients, partners and staff at an event hosted by the British Ambassador at his official residence in Belgrade.  The successful event included key clients such as Roads of Serbia, Koridori Srbije, Belgrade Waterfront as well as representatives of the EBRD and the IFC. The attendees praised Arup’s commitment to “doing the right thing” even in challenging circumstances. In particular the work on the environmental and social impact of the Corridor 10 highways project demonstrates how Arup can add...

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Arup provides planning services for the new Wesel bypass

Cinthia Buchheister Europe Press Office,Berlin 16 October 2017 Together with BUNG Ingenieure, Arup will plan the new construction for the extension of Federal Highway 58n near the town of Wesel in the Lower Rhine area. The new section of the route is to be completed within four years. The total investment volume is € 80 million. The project includes planning services for the design of a two-kilometre long, four-lane highway with six bridges and a 360-metre long tunnel. BUNG Ingenieure will be responsible for the road and tunnel design and a railway bridge, while Arup will be responsible for...

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Royal HaskoningDHV assists key Clients to deliver ports in record time

4 Oct 2017 Royal HaskoningDHV’s key client Olam International Ltd, together with GSEZ Ports partners – the Republic of Gabon and the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) – started the development of new port facilities in Owendo, Libreville in 2014. The new port facilities are located in the estuary of the Komo river and required a total investment of $500 million. These ultra-modern facilities will support the diversification of the Gabonese economy and will significantly improve the cost of living in the area by reducing transport costs. Royal HaskoningDHV assisted GSEZ drafting the port masterplan, undertaking the feasibility design of...

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Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon wins again but still awaits decision

Proposed energy project, Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon has added to its trophy cabinet with a win at this year’s Engineer Awards, scooping the top prize for Energy, Efficiency & Sustainability. The scheme will be included in a conference showcasing collaboration and innovation later this year. The lagoon will harness the power of the tides to provide long-term, predictable, low-carbon electricity for the UK; generating enough energy to power 155,000 Welsh homes annually. It is being developed by Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP), with support from LDA Design and Atkins. TLP is also planning five other projects in UK waters. Together,...

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