Partners will bring complementary expertise to the collaboration. RITES Ltd. an ISO 9001:2015 company has proven capabilities in the fields of transport, infrastructure, and disaster preparedness-related technologies in India. SMEC, on the other hand, has a track record in providing technical expertise and advanced engineering services to resolve complex challenges across the project lifecycle, from initial concept, feasibility, planning, and design through to construction, commissioning, and operation and maintenance across 40 markets globally.
RITES and SMEC have been collaborating on strategic infrastructure projects since 2018. One of the examples of this collaboration is a strategic Haryana Orbital Rail project in India where the two organizations are providing general consultancy services for the project implementation.
Building on existing strong ties, RITES and SMEC will identify infrastructure project opportunities globally, especially in Asia where public-private partnerships can encourage the adoption of smart technologies to scale up infrastructure initiatives and solutions. This approach will contribute towards the shared vision of building sustainable infrastructure.
“SMEC has forged strong ties with RITES over the years through collaboration on several landmark infrastructure projects. We are looking forward to working hand in hand with our partners towards building a resource-efficient for future generations”, – stated Mr. Andrew McKune, Executive Director of SMEC India.
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.