Highlights of 2018
Major Project Wins
Delivering on the US’ most ambitious wind targets
Drawing upon our vast experience in offshore wind turbine and foundation design, Ramboll has been selected by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to help develop wind energy in the state. New Jersey has initially committed to 3,500 MW of offshore wind, the most ambitious goal in the US.
The longest sea bridge in India
Ramboll is acting as an advisor for the construction of a new 21.8 km bridge connecting Mumbai and Navi which will be India’s longest sea bridge.
The new bridge will play a crucial role in future growth in India, providing access to new jobs and housing for hundreds of thousands of people in the fast-growing Navi Mumbai region.
Denmark’s tallest residential building
In cooperation with renowned architects 3XN, Ramboll is providing engineering expertise and design management for the Lighthouse tower in Aarhus. The 44-storey high building will consist of more than 200 apartments, along with a café, restaurant, observation deck and a sky bar.
Helping break droughts in California
Ramboll has entered into a pioneering collaboration agreement with Stanford University in the US to develop Danish water technology solutions for California’s new groundwater programme. A major focus area is to map California’s groundwater with a combination of systematic helicopter missions and detailed mapping of the subsoil to manage groundwater resources in a more efficient and sustainable way.
By acquiring the US engineering and design consultancy OBG (as of 1 January 2019), Ramboll is taking an exciting step forward in a strategic ambition to grow in the US and strengthen our portfolio within water, energy and environmental services. With this acquisition, Ramboll now has 2,000 experts in the US and 15,000 globally.
Jim Fox, CEO OBG.
The acquisition of the consultancy ConStrada reinforces Ramboll’s commitment to improving transport in Norway and will allow us to combine local expertise in areas such as infrastructure master planning with the strength of our global organisation.
In March 2018, Ramboll acquired MMG, a German company that specialises in logistics and the use of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in hospitals. The acquisition complements Ramboll’s considerable hospital offering and is a step towards realising our strategy of becoming the leading consultant in the hospital sector while providing a platform for our digitalisation expertise.
DEG Signal (UK)
Furthering our commitment to the development of modern rail systems in the UK, the acquisition of specialist UK rail signalling business, DEG Signal Ltd will allow Ramboll to expand our multidisciplinary support for rail clients, adding significant rail signalling expertise to our portfolio.
An ambition to grow our sustainability business in Sweden was behind the move to acquire RSM, a consulting and education company with a strong culture of expertise and innovation that fits in well with Ramboll.
With the purchase of transport consultancy Vertix in Singapore, Ramboll is committed to increasing smart mobility in South East Asia. This acquisition strengthens Ramboll’s footprint in the region, where we have been present for almost 20 years delivering high-end solutions within the urban planning, energy, building and transport sectors.
Ranking and awards
Among the most attractive workplacesIn 2018, Ramboll was voted the second most attractive workplace in Denmark by 1,600 engineering and natural science professionals. Ramboll was also top of the list when it comes to where students from the Nordics would like to work after finishing their studies. And for the third consecutive year, the company topped the image-list for engineering consultancies in a profile analysis of 5,600 experienced engineers and talents, carried out by the Danish magazine ‘Ingeniøren’.
Building of the year
The Kampung Admiralty building won the prestigious ‘World Building of the Year 2018’ award at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam. Designed by Singapore-based architecture firm WOHA with support from Ramboll, the building features blue-green infrastructure that incorporates greenery (more than 100% of its footprint) in a series of layered levels which have generated welcome biodiversity in the area.
Project of the decade
In June Ramboll received no fewer than four honours at the ACE’s Constructing Excellence Awards and the Ground Engineering awards in the UK. The iconic Queensferry Crossing won the ‘Project of the Decade’ award, with other prizes received for our sustainability work on Europe’s largest wetlands as well as the prestigious ‘Consultant of the Year’.
One of the best design firms
Ramboll was ranked 16 out of 225 international design firms by the respected Engineering News Record (ENR) in July 2018, and eighth in a list of the top 22 environmental firms in the world by the global market intelligence organisation Environment Analyst.
The Smart City Award
In September Ramboll received the Best Impactful Thought Leader Award at the distinguished Smart City Awards held in Jaipur in India, in recognition of our innovative smart city solutions. The Smart City Awards recognise exemplary cities and projects that achieve innovative ideas, with an aim to promote sustainable urban development across the globe.