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Grontmij Wins Role Scotlands Forth Replacement Crossing Project

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Grontmij, which has offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, has won a role in supporting Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors (FCBC) for the design of the new Forth Replacement Crossing.

The FCBC joint venture, comprising HOCHTIEF Solutions, American Bridge International, Dragados (ACS Group) and Morrison Construction, has been awarded the main contract of the Forth Replacement Crossing by Transport Scotland.

It will be supported by an international design joint venture made up of Grontmij, Gifford, Ramboll and Leonhardt Andra and Partners. The design will include both the crossing and the associated land-based infrastructure works in what is the biggest Scottish infrastructure project for a generation.

As part of that consortium, the Scottish offices of Grontmij will be responsible for designing the road networks on both sides of the Forth estuary, including road works, structures, geotechnics, landscaping and traffic management.

Grontmij will also be responsible for the overall project management of all land-based works and will provide site supervision services during the construction phase.

Grontmij is now expected to begin the detailed design work on the crossing in May, and provide site supervision services until completion in 2016. The overall project is valued at £ 790 million

(€950 million). 

Director of Transportation & Mobility, Iain Scott, said: "The Forth Road Crossing requires world class consultancy services and this win further cements Grontmij's reputation as one of Scotland's top consultancies in the highways marketplace.

"We and our international partners on the design JV are now looking forward to working successfully with the Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors in turning our best value, innovative and sustainable design into reality over the next five years."


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Notes to Editors:

Grontmij is a leading sustainable design, engineering and management consultancy active in the growth markets of water, energy, transportation and sustainable planning and design. At the core of our business is the principle of sustainability by design that is a leading value proposition for our customers. Grontmij is the fourth largest engineering consultancy in Europe with almost 300 offices across the region and a further 50 offices globally. We have nearly 11,000 professionals around the world.

Our value chain of services stretches from major renewable water and energy infrastructure through designing efficient and environmentally-sensitive mobility and transportation networks to shaping our urban and green living spaces.

Whilst we are approaching our 100th anniversary, and benefit from the experience nearly a century provides, we prefer to look to the future to enhance the world we live in. By applying sustainability considerations to all our design, consultancy and management services right across the value chain, our highly-skilled, expert people are able to create lasting solutions that plan for, connect and respect the future.