WSP has been commissioned by the Romanian National Company of Motorways and National Roads to provide consultancy services on three key projects. It will be supervising the rehabilitation of 132km of national roads, and providing construction supervision on two new bypasses at Alexandria and Caracal.
WSP is to play a lead role on major improvements to the paperboard works at Skoghall Mill, for the packaging company Stora Enso, providing development planning services for the groundworks, and construction design. In addition, WSP will also lead the installation phase of the project. The works include a 700m wood chip conveyer, a major timber yard and a new refinery, and will run from June 2011 until the end of 2012.
WSP SELLS has been awarded the 2011 biennial inspection of the Throgs Neck Bridge, which connects the boroughs of the Bronx and Queens in New York City. The total length of the bridge and its approaches is 10,839ft, with a main span 1800ft long, flanked by two side spans, each 555ft long. This $2.1m contract will involve up to five inspection teams working on the bridge.
WSP Cantor Seinuk has been appointed to provide structural engineering services for a new 60-storey, 260m residential tower as part of the Hughes Road Development in Mumbai, India. The tower will comprise approximately 775,000ft2
client is Ackruti City, and the architect is Woods Bagot. WSP is also providing MEP, facade and vertical transportation engineering services.
WSP has won a place on the framework to deliver infrastructure services to the Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (Sida), leading a consortium that also includes SIPU, Stockholm Environmental Institute, Vattenfall Power Consultants and Vectura Consulting. The framework is worth around SEK100m over four years, and the WSP-Ied consortium will be approached first to deliver all transport, energy, water and urban development services for Sida’s missions. Bidders were assessed using 100 different criteria, and WSP's bid was the only one that received the maximum number of points.
WSP has secured the role of representative under the building contract for The Leadenhall Building in London, a 50-storey tower designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. The project is a joint venture between British Land and Oxford Properties, and features an external steel- framed structure and tapered ventilated glass facade on one side. WSP will provide contract administration and technical services throughout the project.
WSP CBP has been commissioned by Siemens to provide project management and sustainability consultancy services for a new healthcare facility in Forchheim, with the aim of achieving LEED accreditation. Covering an area of 33,500m², the building will include
development, office, conference and exhibition areas, as well as test centres for large medical devices, allowing the number of employees at Siemens’ Forchheim premises to double to 2,800. It will be complete in 2013.
SOUTH AFRICA ASIA
WSP has been appointed on the hotel development at Happyland, Vietnam’s first world-class leisure development, in Long An Province. It will feature a theme park, shops, restaurants, leisure facilities, a residential section and a 1,000-key hotel, covering a total built-up area of 152,464m². WSP Vietnam will be providing full civil, structural, geotechnical and building services engineering services for the hotel, supported by WSP Hong Kong throughout the design stage.
WSP Finland is a double winner in a competition to design a bridge for the Penttilänranta development in Joensuu, providing both the chosen design and the second place runner-up. Its winning “Svingi” steel-girder proposal is 125m long with a movable span, with a unique chamfered shape along the lower edge of the deck and a railing made from heat-treated bentwood to reflect the region’s woodworking heritage.
WSP has been appointed as the project manager on two sections of a new optic transport network in South Africa, totalling almost 1,100km and with a combined construction value of more than R500m. The clients are MTN, Vodafone and Neotel, three communications network operators and service providers that have partnered to build the National Long Distance Network, or NLD. The construction period is 17 months, during which time WSP will be managing third-party contractors including Nokia Siemens Networks.
NLD PROJECT TEAM
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