Category: Consultancy

Fugro secures new contract for marine site investigation in Mexico

Offshore operations, including multi-site high resolution geophysical and geotechnical surveys together with laboratory testing and geoconsulting services, will support design and/or installation of platforms, pipelines, jack-up platforms and deepwater facilities. More information on field development...

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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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Wind Farm Data Management and Analysis Forum, Hamburg

October 17, 2017 Natural Power’s Market Analysis Manager, Jeff Bryan, will be speaking at the Wind Farm Data Management and Analysis Forum in Germany this week. His presentation ‘Using data to improve O&M efficiency and drive down the LCOE’ will take place on 18th October at 09.25 hours in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg. Natural Power’s advisory and analytics team, comprising performance analytics, market analysis and due diligence provides in-depth analysis and insight to key renewable energy and infrastructure markets. The team employs a combination of bespoke in-house tools, industry standard models and desktop research to uncover the issues...

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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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Everoze launches ‘Batteries: Beyond the Spin’ report on digital inertia

New report authored by Everoze finds battery-based energy storage could deliver significant savings for Irish and Northern Irish electricity system with ‘digital inertia’ Everoze was delighted to collaborate with AES and Queen’s University Belfast to author the report Batteries: Beyond the Spin. This landmark study found that the All-Island electricity system could achieve €19 million in annual savings from 2019/20 by using batteries to stabilise the grid. Everoze also calculated that annual CO2 savings of approximately 1.4 million tonnes could be achieved through the more efficient operation of conventional generators. These savings are equivalent to eliminating the emissions from a city the size of Cork. Beyond the Spin takes a forensic look at the technical challenge of managing Rate of Change of Frequency (RoCoF), and explores how the DS3 framework could be improved to help System Operators manage supply and demand on a subsecond level. The report was launched at an event hosted by EirGrid and features highlights from a two-year research project by Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), funded by Innovate UK Energy Catalyst. QUB has studied operating data from the 10 MW AES Kilroot Advancion® Energy Storage Array in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, since its deployment in January 2016. Key recommendations are as follows: DEFINE RESPONSE CHARACTERISTICS: Initiate a system-operator led study to define optimal response characteristics for digital inertia. Conduct further field trials to prove capability. IMPROVE DETECTION...

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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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