Rail Vikas Nigam Limited
Overcoming challenges posed by the pandemic and nationwide lockdown, the team has successfully delivered all project milestones on time and within budget. SMECs team blended personal with extensive experience in the Indian Railway Service with young professionals imparting training skills to the youth in various trades to bring qualitative improvement.
Around 40km of the track passes through dense forest. SMEC provided teams with remote communication tools and safety protocols including a vehicle drop off service.
SMEC’s scope of services included design, supply, procurement, erection, and commissioning of:
The SMEC Project Management Office continuously supported the site engineers with project management and value engineering solutions, which prevented cost overrun and contributed to a 12% increase in overall profitability. Further, building a great relationship with client ensured smooth processing of payments and invoices for all suppliers.
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.