Of tunnel to cross
the Aravali hills
In our role as General Consultant, the SMEC RITES JV will oversee the management and implementation of the project, whilst adding knowledge transfer and capability to the client team.
A key aspect of our tender was the inclusion of an enhanced Project Management Information System, alongside a sustainable and cost-effective delivery strategy. Leveraging our joint history of collaboration, the team will deploy customised reporting tools to improve interface management and minimise risk.
SMEC Executive Director Andrew McKune said,
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation, together we are committed to delivering best-in-class infrastructure. Haryana Orbital Rail will showcase safety, sustainability, and efficiency – vastly improving connectivity for passengers and freight across the entire region.”
Project funding has been secured from the Asian Infrastructure Bank, with detailed alignment review and land acquisition already underway.
Key elements of the SMEC RITES scope:
The Tbilisi Development Fund has engaged SMEC to develop the Dighomi floodplain rehabilitation strategy. The Dighomi Floodplain is an area of special conservation interest, which includes riparian forest, protected Otter habitat and other unique flora and fauna ecosystems that have been assessed as critical by the International Finance Corporate Performance Standard.
SMEC has been contracted by Electricidade De Timor-Leste (EDTL) for the role of Project Supervision Consultants for the Power Distribution Modernisation Project in Timor-Leste. Supported by a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the project aims to assist EDTL in modernising the country’s power distribution system and strengthening institutional capacity.
Geotechnics will play a key role in helping our society achieve a safe, prosperous and sustainable future. Recent droughts have resulted in a need for more dam design and construction. Recent rainfall has resulted in extensive slop failures impacting our roads, rail and urban infrastructure. Energy transformation is driving large scale solar, wind and pumped hydro construction. These projects will all require geotechnical input to future plan for our communities.
Richard Parsons, one of SMEC’s key leaders in Social Value and Engagement is presenting on their technical paper ‘Considering Social Impact Assessment from a public interest perspective - some critical questions’ at the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand 2023 Impact Assessment Symposium in Canberra.