By Anshul Madaan and Michael Rothenborg
Ramboll has just launched a brand new Engineering Centre in Hyderabad, India, to fuel its telecom business both in India and other markets. The 230 strong Ramboll Hyderabad team focuses on tower engineering which involves the analysis and design of masts, towers and monopoles in addition to tower marketing and technical support, manufacture and sale of towers. Along with this, Ramboll will also provide its engineering and design expertise in transport and planning & urban design sector from its Hyderabad centre.
Ramboll India is actively looking forward to grow its presence in more sectors and markets by the process of merger and acquisition; especially in the area of Rail, Planning & Urban Design, and Building Structures and Services (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing)
The new facility was formally inaugurated by Soren Holm Johansen, Ramboll’s Group Executive Director for Markets and Global Practices. He noted that India is a key market for Ramboll and that the company will continue to make strategic technological infrastructure investments and pick top engineering talent.
“The new Hyderabad engineering and design centre is the testimony of our commitment to grow in India. In the telecom sector, as the largest towers, masts and monopoles providers, our objective is to further consolidate and maintain leadership in markets worldwide including India,” noted Soren Holm Johansen.
Pawan Maini, Managing Director, Ramboll India and Ramboll Engineering Centre said that the new engineering centre adds strength to Ramboll’s research development and innovation to serve clients more efficiently.
“Some of the most notable projects in Hyderabad include structural design consultancy for Amazon Headquarters and a ridership study for Hyderabad Metro Rail,” said Pawan Maini and added:
“2015 was a good year for Ramboll India as we clocked revenue of around INR 1,600 million. We are bullish on the Indian market and confident to achieve the mark of INR 2,500 million by 2018.”
Pankaj Sachdeva, Telecom Director, Ramboll India said:
“The engineering centre in Hyderabad will further strengthen our sales and marketing teams to maintain our leadership position in the global market. Ramboll has a wide Client base in countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia and Myanmar geographies. A lot of work behind the new telecom offerings that Ramboll provides globally will be done in Hyderabad by the dedicated teams of local engineers.”
Some of the projects undertaken by Ramboll India include the design consultancy services for an expressway around Delhi and a mega project to supply tubular towers. The triangular tubular lattice tower concept is a good example of the unique products that Ramboll can offer as a result of thorough research, development and innovation.
Ramboll expanded into India in 1997 as part of a joint venture that initially focussed on transport. Over the years the company has established a position as a market leader within telecommunications and grown to encompass oil & gas and built competencies in the buildings market. Today Ramboll employs over 800 employees in India across five principal offices in Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru.