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As a low-lying island city state, Singapore is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change such as rising sea levels and flooding caused by heavy rainfalls. Also, Singapore uses the ‘four national taps’ to produce high-quality drinking water through advanced processes and applies a circular and innovative approach to the management of ‘new’ water.
To help public authorities, such as the national water agency PUB, and private developers in Singapore and Southeast Asia address these challenges and utilize the opportunities Ramboll is now strengthening its group of water treatment and climate adaptation consultants based in Singapore. Hence, a strong and highly experienced leadership team is now in place, ready for any challenge:
By this ramp-up Ramboll strengthens its total representation in Singapore which also includes a sizeable group of landscape architects from Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl and a world-class team of smart mobility experts from Ramboll Vertix.
“Strengthening and growing the water team aligns well with our overall strategy of developing Ramboll in Singapore into a hub for our activities in the entire Southeast Asian region. This enables us to provide world-class expertise as well as integrated and interdisciplinary solutions to clients in both Singapore and the rest of the region,” says Nick Fellows, Country Director of Ramboll in Singapore.
As part of a global water team in Ramboll the local team in Singapore can provide a unique combination of local insight and global knowledge:
“As an example, clients in Southeast Asia can benefit from project experience from other parts of the world as for instance Tampa, Florida, where Ramboll is currently piloting the Suspended Ion Exchange advanced water treatment technology” says René Hoeijmakers, Executive Director of Ramboll Water.
Furthermore, the close ties to Ramboll’s energy team, which includes some of the world’s most experienced waste-to-energy experts, enables the group in Singapore to develop advanced and circular water/wastewater/energy solutions. For instance, Ramboll is playing a key role in designing and developing Singapore’s new Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) which will be the world’s largest resource recovery facility and combine waste and used water.
Meet Ramboll at Singapore International Water Week and learn much more about our visions, ambitions and project experience.