Following an initial flooding and drainage assessment undertaken in 2008, we prepared a flood alleviation scheme for the Swindon Village Primary School site in Cheltenham. The scheme includes the comprehensive use of sustainable drainage measures and has resulted in greater flood resilience for the site and its neighbours.Gloucestershire had suffered heavy rainfall followed by extensive flooding and flash floods in 2007, to the extent of a 1 in 100 year flood event. The primary school, which is located in a low spot, suffered badly. The initial assessment had identified a lack of positive drainage outfall and capability for a 1 in 2 year storm event only.As part of the alleviation scheme, the school's car park has been lowered to below the building's finished floor ...
Ramboll identified biological nutrient removal and enhanced nutrient removal processes for removing nitrogen and phosphorus down to levels that are among the lowest in the watershed.
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.
Ramboll’s solution included design, construction and permitting for a new leachate treatment facility with a sequencing batch reactor biological system for the removal of ammonia and reduction of chemical oxygen demand.
Ramboll has been assisting the Department of Energy and Environment in assessing the effect of flooding from the large Potomac River, that flows though the city centre, in terms of rising sea level and storm surges, as well as extreme rainfall.
Contamination modelling and risk assessment in relation to water abstraction and screening for potential remediation methods
Ramboll provided consulting services to the City of Helsinki for flood strategy work during 2008. The project was conducted by the Helsinki City Planning Department with intent to formulate a common flood strategy for all departments of the City of Helsinki, to avoid and minimize the damages caused by floods.
The operation of a former gasworks in Copenhagen (Østre Gasværk) has given rise to significant pollution of soil and groundwater in the area with oil, tar and cyanides. Ramboll has conducted extensive studies of pollution and mitigation measures such as draining pipes and wells to prevent contaminated groundwater from spreading to the neighbouring areas and the harbour.
Ramboll has prepared a new water supply plan for Hillerød Municipality including inspection of waterworks and meetings. The plan provides a framework for the supply of drinking water to citizens and business and describes the policies and objectives that the municipality are working for regarding the water supply. The water supply plan mainly includes the technical part of the water supply.
Ramboll’s experience with industrial water use makes us uniquely positioned to provide the combination of investigative experience and engineering skill to assist clients in meeting water efficiency goals.
The Great Lakes Initiative (GLI), a comprehensive plan to restore and protect the waters of the Great Lakes, sets some of the most stringent water quality standards in the US. Early planning for the significant changes to discharge limits and preparing by identifying compliance options (e.g., manufacturing modifications, source control, focused site-specific risk evaluation, engineering controls) was critical to a facility in determining investments (amount and timing).
Wild rice harvesting is an important cultural, environmental, and economic product of northern Minnesota that co-exists in an area of equally important iron mining. Concerns with protecting lakes where wild rice grows have heightened as environmental stresses (hydrological changes, disease, invasive species) challenge productivity. Understanding options to improve groundwater quality potentially impacting wild rice lakes entails a multi-disciplinary Ramboll team working closely with the client and other stakeholders.
The Asia Pacific region is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, and at the same time the region is increasingly exposed to the risks of climate change. Hence, substantial investments are needed in order to reduce carbon emissions and enhance resilience in the region's largest urban areas.
Mosjøen Municipal Waterworks supplies potable water to the majority of Mosjøen's 13,400 inhabitants in northern Norway. In order to maintain a reliable water supply to the town, a new water treatment plant with adjacent elevated basin and main water pipelines is currently under construction and the completion date is expected to be in 2013.
To make the Copenhagen metro more resilient to extreme weather, Ramboll is assessing its current level of protection and develop new climate adaptation initiatives.
Ramboll as partners to SLA was assigned to carry out a visionary urban planning and climate adaptation project in Copenhagen. The team won first prize. Their proposal will now be implemented in the Copenhagen neighbourhood Norrebro over the next two-three years.
Ramboll has delivered technical assistance to regional authorities for provision of water and sanitation service and facilitate the decentralisation process in three regions: Sikasso, Mopti and Koulikoro.
The development of sustainable groundwater management plans for Vordingborg Municipality ensures clean groundwater for future generations.
Council seeks coastal adaptation solutions, incorporating hard and soft engineering, for Burrabogie Island, Paynesville, which is located in the Gippsland Lakes. Burrabogie Island contains areas of residential development, industrial land use, open space and important boating facilities.
Ramboll provided assistance to Clarence City Council to prepare a stormwater system management plan for the Bellerive-Howrah Beach stormwater catchment. This stormwater system management plan will be used as the basis for land use planning, emergency management, community consultation/education and capital expenditure planning.
This project addresses odour problems adjacent to the tidal inlet at Carina Bay Reserve, Sydney. The site has a complex history, mangroves were infilled and various dredging works were undertaken in the 1970’s. There is no record of these works and the fill was likely to have been contaminated with acid sulfate soils.
Ramboll has helped the Housing and Development Board in Singapore transforming a compact 2.2 acres site into a dynamic community heart enabling an aging population to live actively.
On behalf of the European Commission, Ramboll and the Vrije University in Amsterdam recently conducted a study providing an overview of the use of insurance against natural disasters in Europe.
A detailed 3D model was developed near Rønne to assess groundwater vulnerability. DualEM and PACES was conducted to support the modelling.
The brand new, £15m Oldham Leisure Centre is set to place the area on the national sporting map, providing state of the art competition level facilities for several sports including swimming, handball, boxing and basketball.
Located next to Moorgate station, Moorgate Exchange is a modern architectural statement, providing a dynamic and high quality office space. Its steel frame enabled the use of large column free spans, creating virtually column free internal spaces
Water used for cooling operations is critical to data center management. A multi-disciplinary team evaluated the security of alternative future water supplies given different jurisdictions, drought restrictions, and local trends in climate and economic growth.
The impressive facility is among the largest advanced wastewater treatment plants in the world, providing over 320 tons of dried biosolids daily that are beneficially reused by the community.
The project successfully provided for the delivery of safe and reliable drinking water to the region, as well as energy conservation through savings of more than one megawatt of energy pumping.
The program demolished 50 buildings, renovated and repurposed over 500,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space and made significant modifications to the site’s infrastructure.
Ramboll is the lead consultant on a comprehensive project on establishing of a new treatment plant in the city of Skellefteå which ensures high-quality drinking water to all inhabitants.
The Ramboll Abu Dhabi office has provided the conceptual design for the utilities (package 1) along the 9km of new regional roads that will serve the new mixed use developments on Al Reem — a natural island situated several hundred metres off Abu Dhabi Island. Al Reem is approximately 8.5 sq km in area.
The Natura 2000 site Sølsted Moor in South Jutland, a degraded raised bog hosting the only known population of Weatherfish in Denmark, is restored. The project includes clearing of tree growth and restoring hydrology and living conditions for the Weatherfish.
The people in Bangladesh are suffering from the deadly effects of contaminated drinking water. This has been caused by naturally occurring arsenic in the earth. The Ramboll Foundation has granted financial support for a three-year research project to secure safe drinking water.
Ramboll develops a model for intelligent waste water handling, which enables cleansing of a larger amount of waste water as well as cost savings for the waste water sector.
CO2 emission from fossil fuels is an environmental problem around the globe. Statoil and Gassnova, with funding from the Norwegian State, has therefore decided to explore the possibilities to reduce CO2 emissions from their refinery at the Mongstad industrial site north of Bergen by introducing a new carbon capture plant.
The growth in the frequency and severity of extreme rainfall has significantly increased the risk of flooding from rivers and urban drainage systems of insufficient capacity. It is a huge investment to dig into the earth and expand the sewer systems in urban areas, so other measures may prove to be better and cheaper alternatives.
The Swedish government wishes to learn from other European countries how to prepare its national strategy for sustainable land use.
Thorough and correct decision-making needs to be based on well-documented facts. When it comes to deciding whether or not to spend large sums of money on environmental remediation, for instance, it is vital to have a professional consultant who can document the details of the environmental pollution.
Sustainable development means safeguarding the world’s natural environment and biodiversity. To determine how other European countries work with the protection of natural areas, Ramboll has carried out an international survey on the protection of land (including freshwater) classified under the IUCN system in Finland, the Netherlands, UK and Germany.
In the period 2013-2018, Ramboll is assisting the Norwegian Public Roads Administration in monitoring water quality in streams, rivers, ponds and wells within the construction area of the new E134 13.2 km route between Damåsen-Saggrenda. This route involves 4.5 km tunnelling in four tunnels and lies within the water areas of Eikern and Nummedal rivers and touches five watersheds.
The Svartliden Mine was brought into production in 2005 as an open pit. All tailings are disposed in a dam. A sustainable solution for the management of the tailings generated during next mining phase has to be defined as the dam capacity is soon consumed.
The most relevant problems in Kaalamo and Ruskeala communities in Karelia concern poor raw water quality, poor drinking water quality and high operational costs of existing water treatment plants.
Restoring the streams of the Alling Valley in Jutland to their natural course will raise the water level across the entire 525 hectare area, thereby increasing the biological and recreational values of the Valley.
A means to succeeding with implementation of cloudburst plans for the municipalities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg is the use of SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) for infiltration of rainwater. The purpose of the project was to evaluate the consequences of increased storm water infiltration to the surrounding areas, including changes in groundwater levels and quality.
Restoring these 10 km of water course running through Copenhagen will have a significant positive impact on the natural value of the stream, creating an improved environment for local fauna and flora, as well as enhancing water quality. It will also serve to create an attractive oasis for the people using the stream surroundings for recreational purposes.
Restoring the wetlands and stream of the Kastbjerg Valley will significantly improve the natural environment of this Natura 2000 area, and will help to protect rare plants and fish stocks.
The rehabilitated water course will benefit from a self-reproducing trout and salmon population, without the need for a regular release of artificial fry. In addition it is part of Denmark’s fulfilment of the EU Water Framework Directive.
Stuttgart is an expanding urban centre in Southern Germany. A disused army base offered the opportunity to create a new town along the local city rail link. The main challenge was how to keep rainwater run-off at the same rate after development as before, as the site lies close to a tributary feeder to Stuttgart's main river, the Neckar, and is placed on a steep, heavy clay hill.
Nandian Park City is located in Tianjin, one of the largest cities in China. The masterplan for this 10 km2 new city district convinced the jury to choose this plan thanks to the outstanding high-density corniche which is based on a functional water system for the entire district.
The coastal settlement and local infrastructure is threatened by coastal flooding as a result of sea level rise and coastal storm surges.
Ramboll has identified and assessed risks and challenges facing Denmark’s coastal region from sea level rise, to provide climate adaptation solutions.
In 2009, Ramboll's bridge engineers completed an award-winning cable-stayed swing footbridge that links parts of Derby with the city's Cathedral Gardens across the River Derwent. The site is a designated Category 3 Flood Zone and the river flows swiftly at the crossing point.
The University of Leicester’s new George Davies Centre (formerly the Centre for Medicine) is the UK’s largest Passivhaus building and brings together academics, researchers, clinicians and students who were once spread across multiple university sites.
Developing new methodologies for management of contaminated sites for the Romanian government
Gothenburg has launched an ambitious project to map the flood risk in and around the city. Ramboll assisted with the advanced setup of hydraulic models.
The shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River have experienced an extended pattern of flooding damage. A programme has been established to address the immediate and long-term resiliency needs of these areas whilst also increasing economic development opportunities and the health of the lake. To support these efforts, the New York State Office of General Services and Department of Environmental Conservation have engaged Ramboll to help develop a new vision for rebuilding and enhancing the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shoreline.
The Asian Development Bank and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have started an initiative with Ramboll to develop, pilot, and implement smart city concepts in eight South-East Asian countries. The project will address urban challenges within liveability, climate change and resilience.
Sometimes doing nothing can be the most costly option – both in environmental and financial terms. Representing 3.5 million residents, Jeddah officials have realised that swift action is needed to make the city more liveable in the future. Ramboll established a cost-benefit analysis and crafted a masterplan to ensure future sustainable development for Jeddah.
Involving the upgrade of the motorway network through widening of existing three lane carriageway to four lanes over a length of 25km, this Highways Agency Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract was the first where the target cost came in below scheme budget. It is also notable for being the first UK motorway widening scheme to be constructed using a moveable steel barrier traffic management system instead of a contra flow.
Officially opened on 17th June 2016 the new Tate Modern extension later named the Blavatnik building is an iconic world-class addition to London’s skyline. Enabling new ways to display Tate's collection, the new building has been instrumental to Tate Modern's recent success, as it topped the polls as the UK's most visited attraction in 2018.
One of the first education buildings to achieve the highest available BREEAM rating of ‘Outstanding’ at design stage, Ayrshire College’s new £53m Kilmarnock Campus provides a functional, flexible and efficient learning environment that encourages collaboration between students.
Ramboll was lead engineer for Cobham Motorway Service Area, a 20ha development on an environmentally sensitive greenfield site.
Situated opposite the city's presidential complex, the Ankhor site in central Tashkent represents prime redevelopment land in Uzbekistan. Originally accommodating low level housing, outbuildings and wasteland, the 9.27ha site is located in a seismic zone. It is bounded by the Chirchick river, roads and buildings. Ramboll’s structural, infrastructural and environmental expertise was sought, and we liaised with the architect from an early stage to explore masterplan options for a mixed use development. The aim of the feasibility study was to maximise the density of any proposed design and address a number of issues in support of the planning application. Transport, access, structural requirements and infrastructure provision were investigated. Preliminary ground modelling was und ...
Delivering resource efficiency as part of distillery sustainability program: For one of the world’s largest spirits distillers, we identified significant water and energy savings through a series of audits at their North American plants.
Ramboll is giving expert advice in how to build a railway tunnel, and how to improve the punctuality and the frequency of future rail traffic in Stockholm.
Supervision of the refurbishment of the worlds’ longest rock tunnel that carries water to the capital of Finland. Finland’s Päijänne Water Tunnel (constructed in 1972) is the world’s longest continuous rock tunnel and provides Helsinki and surrounding cities with pure water from Lake Päijänne in central Finland.
On 2 July, 2011 large areas of the city of Copenhagen were flooded. Copenhagen is on the front line of climate change, experiencing increasingly heavy rain events, as they are also on the leading edge of urban innovation with a vision of transforming their city into a sustainable, C02 neutral city by 2025.
The purpose of this project is to show that it is possible to convert deposited and newly generated Oil Shale Ash (OSA) into valuable secondary materials for civil-engineering applications. This efficient and waste-free use of oil shale would reduce its impact on the environment while also generating economic benefits.
The ‘Nya Krokslätt’ area in Sweden is a former factory site to be transformed into an international role model for the sustainable way of life. Our customer, the real estate manager Husvärden Ltd, has high ambitions and an interest in cultural environments and sustainable urban planning. Our ideas for creating a sustainable outdoor environment enhanced the project to include not only technical solutions for energy efficient buildings, but to encompas a complete concept for implementing blue-green infrastructure and ecosystem services in urban areas.
Denmark’s largest current climate adaption project, the "Blue-Green Garden City" in the town of Kokkedal, north of Copenhagen, will improve local residents' everyday life; environmentally, socially and culturally.
The Algerian Ministry of Environment has launched a major programme for pollution abatement of the River Chlef. The 800 km long Chlef is the country’s most important river. Around four million people live along the river banks, which also accommodate a large number of heavily polluting industries.
The Port of Helsinki officially opened the new cargo port at Vuosaari, Helsinki on 28 November 2008, which Ramboll helped realise. Finland’s new main port offers efficient transport with frequent shipping services to Central European ports as well as direct connections to the entire Finnish main road and railway network.
In order to improve the connection between Sørli and Lillehammer in Norway, Ramboll is planning a new 70-kilometre double track railway line.
This project consists of a detailed road and traffic management design, for a new traffic solution at Nørreport Station - including a new bus station.
Planning new town near future S-train station The Delta Neighbourhood will be the first development of the new town Vinge, Denmark. The neighbourhood consists of 500-600 houses located close to a future S-train station and close to the surrounding nature.
Formerly a wetland, the Pearl District was bisected by Tanner Creek and sided by the broad Willamette River. It was the rail yards and the industry who first claimed and drained the land. Over the past 30 years, a new neighbourhood has progressively established itself – young, mixed, urban and dynamic, today the Pearl District is home to families and businesses.
Zollhallen Plaza is a new counterpart for the historic customs hall which was restored in 2009. The plaza is a fine example of water sensitive urban design, as it is disconnected from the sewer system. Beautiful planters provide infiltration points, and subsurface gravel trenches with innovative in-built filter medium reduce the hydraulic overload on the sewer system. Indented plaza areas create a surface flood zone. No rain water is fed to the sewer system, instead the ground water table is recharged.
Driven by the vision of clean rivers and a nation which will treasure its water resources, Singapore has embarked on a national programme of transforming its utilitarian reservoirs and canals into unique, beautiful and clean destinations for all to enjoy and embrace.
Don’t be put off by the cuteness. Arkadien Winnenden is a hardcore industrial regeneration project. A diversity of high performance components makes this the world’s most sustainable neighbourhood and provides a fresh new vision for people-friendly and resource productive suburbs.
Envisioned to be the first business park set in a tropical rainforest, Jurong Eco Garden plays an important role in spear-heading Singapore's efforts to become a leader in the global thrust, towards sustainability. It spans over a 50 hectares site, with a 5 hectares green core situated at its heart. Designed to be its lungs, the green core provides a place of respite for both the human inhabitants as well as the ecology of the site.
Famously raised from the sea bed before a worldwide television audience of 60 million in 1982, the Tudor warship Mary Rose has been undergoing an heroic conservation process in a temporary museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
With the introduction of new technologies, biofuels could make out a sustainable strategy in the Norwegian aviation industry by 2025. But it takes by-product sales to make it profitable, states Ramboll report.
A new campus for the university college, UCC, as well as shops, offices and a 100-metre tall residential tower covering an area of 101.000m2 will be the first of 16 building zones, which together will form a rejuvenated district in central Copenhagen known as Carlsberg City.
The project for “Nordhavnsvej” is the first stage of a new road to Copenhagen’s Nordhavn (North Harbour). Nordhavn is an old industrial and port area, planned to be developed into a new urban area in the north-eastern part of Copenhagen. When fully developed, the urban area is planned for 40,000 residents and 40,000 workplaces.
The suburban area around Gentofterenden, north of Copenhagen, has suffered from severe flooding during cloudbursts. Ramboll has assisted in improving the water management by providing a carefully considered water plan that not only caters for the increased amounts of rainwater but also enhances the quality of life of local citizens.
The world leader in the offshore wind industry, Vestas was looking to create an R&D facility to prototype and test its new wind turbine design. With 80m long blades, the V164 turbine is a huge leap in wind technology. Each turbine is set to generate...
Akbulak Club Resort is a luxury leisure complex resort located in the south east of Kazakhstan, approximately 50km east of the former capital Almaty. The proposed development is laid over 980 hectares on a greenfield site, located at the foothills of the Tian Shan mountain range, which separates Kazakhstan and China. Assessments, provided by Ramboll, included information that could be used to forecast costs, enabling our client to consider possible phasing options.
Bishan Park is one of the most popular parks in the heartlands of Singapore. As part of a much-needed park upgrade and plans to improve the capacity of the Kallang channel along the edge of the park, works were carried out simultaneously to transform the utilitarian concrete channel into a naturalised river.
Dalston Works (previously known as Dalston Lane) is the largest Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) project globally, using more timber than any other scheme in the world by volume.
The foot and cycle bridge over the River Derwent in Derby is a competition-winning design and is unique in the UK as a variation on the cable-stayed swing bridge form. A 38m main span and an 18m kinked backspan are supported by three prestressed cables carrying load back to a 20m high raked mast. The design of the backspan was dictated by the site: it crosses a mill race, reinterpreted as a dynamic piece of public art, enabling access to the riverside walkway whether the bridge is open or closed. .
An industrial peninsula on the River Main in Frankfurt, Germany, is being converted into a new sustainable city district. The harbour forms the new urban focus with varied access to the water and multifunctional urban space. A promenade network connects the water to the more densely build-up area on one hand and to the new local park and regional river path on the other hand.
Ramboll and JSA Architecture won a major international competition to design a pedestrian and cycle bridge which crosses the River Lea close to the point where it joins the Thames, opposite the Millennium Dome. The elegant bascule, cable-stayed structure with a 60m mast was described by the judges as 'iconic'.
Proposals at Crouch Hill Park involved the relocation of Ashmount Primary School, Bowler’s Nursery and the renovation of the community CAPE building. The brief is challenging as the site is Metropolitan Open Land. Sustainability, energy and landscaping have all been integral to design development. Designs are based on a ‘tree house’ concept to connect with the surrounding environment.
As a leading consultant in water and environment Ramboll has carried out a large portion of the Danish National Groundwater Mapping Programme which comprises multidisciplinary hydrogeological projects.
Tianjin is one of China’s top 5 cities, not just in size and population but also in terms of business investments. Located just half an hour south-east of Beijing by high-speed train, Tianjin is also close to the sea. The high-water table needs to be maintained to prevent seawater encroaching inland and the dry, harsh climate does not preclude flooding.
The iconic Potsdamer Platz bridges the scar left by the wall between East and West Berlin. A veil of shallow flow-steps create a rhythmic surface of shimmering waves, providing multiple opportunities for people to cross and interact with the water. This urban waterscape has contributed to making Potsdamer Platz one of the most visited places in Berlin.
Elsinore Harbour is the home of a new subterranean maritime museum. Ramboll has made the subterranean museum possible, with its innovative solutions and cross-disciplinary collaborations. The museum is one of a kind – also on an international scale. It is situated underground and under the sea level, encircling a 150m dry dock where the wharf used to be.
This master plan will provide the vision and framework for economic, social and government based projects over the next 30 years. The creation of the Fujairah Strategic Masterplan Project is an initiative of the Government of Fujairah and will set a framework for the growth and development of the Emirate of Fujairah until 2040.
With its unique positioning and an area covering the size of 625 football grounds, Nordhavnen (or Nordhavn) in Copenhagen, Denmark, is Scandinavia's largest and most ambitious city development project for the time being. The overriding vision for Nordhavnen is to become the sustainable city of the future.
Ramboll is Client Consultant to the Skolkovo Foundation, established by the Russian President to develop Skolkovo Innovation Centre. Covering an area of 400 ha just outside of Moscow, the Centre is supposed to be Russia’s response to Silicon Valley.