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and if we fail to address the issue of water supply, the
consequences for those living in poverty are grave.
British companies have unparalleled technological
and commercial skills to help the world address these
issues. London’s Olympic Park is a clear example of British
ingenuity, where rainwater harvesting capabilities, the
wastewater treatment plant and water efficient fixtures
and fittings reduce the Park’s dependence on potable
water by 65%. British firms can offer our expertise,
ingenuity and insight to help all nations address this most
pressing of problems facing the world’s population.”
Support for summit
on infrastructure
Te r r y H i l l C B E , ( l e f t )
Chairman of Arup Group
Tr u s t s s a i d “A r u p i s
delighted to support the
British Business Embassy
summit on Infrastructure.
Th i s i s a t remendous
opportunity to showcase
UK talent and expertise
to leading industry figures from across
the world, as well as highlighting the importance high
quality infrastructure plays in promoting growth and
competitiveness.”
The Infrastructure Day is one of 18 global business
summits being organised by UK Trade & Investment in the
course of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
UK-international business
The fo l l owi ng compan i es chose to prof i l e the i r
international business at the British Business Embassy:
Mott MacDonald,
a global management, engineering
and development consultancy whose headquarters are
in Croydon, has announced it has been appointed by
the Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company to provide
contract administration and site overview services for the
development of one of the world’s largest underground
pumping stations. The pumping station will be over 100
metres deep and will have a peak pumping capacity
of approximately 3.3 million cubic metres per day. The
project will involve a capital expenditure of $360 (£232)
million and is creating 40 jobs and safeguarding 10 existing
jobs in the UK.
Wates Construction International,
part of major UK
construction services company Wates, and their partner
Al Fara’a General Contracting, has just been awarded
the contract to build two schools in Abu Dhabi. The two
schools, each valued at approximately £40million and
covering 20,000 square metres, will contain state-of-
the-art facilities and are due for completion in 2013.
The projects build on the position of Wates as a leading
supplier to the education sector both within the UK and
in the United Aram Emirates, where Wates Construction
International is already delivering the £12million British
School, Al Khubairat, in Abu Dhabi with Al Fara’a.
Atkins,
one of the world’s leading engineering and
design consultancies, has today announced a series of
international contracts, as well as the opening of an office
in Malaysia.
Musanada, the United Arab Emirates Government
entity responsible for delivering shared services, has
awarded Atkins a contract in Abu Dhabi to design the
North Wathba Urban Development, a £1.3 billion 42 km2
residential development that will house 130,000 people
and include communal facilities such as sports.
The Omani Ministry of Sports Affairs has awarded
Atkins a contract to provide design and supervision
services for the £50 million Sultan Qaboos Sports Academy
being built next to the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
in Muscat. The focal point of the design is a 3,000 seat
outdoor tennis stadium which is covered by an ETFE air-
filled plastic roof which can be illuminated at night to
create a landmark.
Henan T i anru i Group has awa rded At k i ns an
architectural design contract for a 1,200,000 m² twin
supertall tower project in Zhengzhou, China. The contract
is being delivered for the Group’s Central China ICC Real
Estate Company and it will be the largest landmark project
in Zhengzhou. It will feature two supertall towers, five
office towers, five star hotels and a 250,000 m² shopping
centre.
Atkins is also establishing a new office in Malaysia
that will offer a broad cross section of multidisciplinary
engineering and design skills including project and
programme management. The office is expected to
support the rapid growth of infrastructure in South East
Asia by focusing on significant contracts across the rail,
metro and highways sectors, as well as architectural and
transport oriented development.
BDP,
a major UK-based, international practice of
architects, designers, engineers and urbanists, has today
announced that it has won a series of international
contracts:
Shanghai Bund Investment has appointed BDP to
provide architecture, landscape and lighting design
for Shanghai’s new ‘Bund X–Change’, a 9,600 square
metre development in the Bund Historical and Cultural
Conservation Zone that will include retail, food and
beverage, commercial offices, a luxury club, a boutique
hotel, leisure and car parking. The project is valued at RMB
4
billion (£400 million).
Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University (XJTLU), a new
international university in Suzhou run as a partnership
between the University of Liverpool and Xi’an Jiaotong
University, has appointed BDP to masterplan a 200,000
square metre campus development programme and
provide architectural design for four of its buildings. The
project is valued at RMB 200 million (£20.1 million).
Jiangsu Artall Cultural Industry Co. Ltd. has appointed
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