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MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS

UK government ministers visit award-winning Delhi Airport

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JULY 2014
Project Manager of the Year Award
– showcasing 2014’s top talent

Meet the expert: Jack Meldrum, dams
and barrages technical director, EUNA

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Fourth annual ‘BIM: Research to Reality’ event

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2014 Sustainability Week
– it’s global, it’s ours!

Progress Respect Integrity Drive

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Excellence

A+ for Bangladesh education programme

with up to 20 running concurrently. As always it was a tough decision to select winners. represented a combination of both management skills and determination. The team is working on a growing portfolio of water management. the impact of Ganesh’s contribution cannot be underestimated. Portfolio category Ganesh Bhat – Occidental in Oman Successful long-term management of the framework with Occidental in Oman. The latest suite of BIM tools was used for stakeholder. infrastructure. WINNERS Open category David Satchell – Wynn Palace. Located at a central location with a lake view. Ganesh introduced significant process improvements across many areas into both the client’s organisation and our own to enable effective planning and control of over 130 projects. BIM was also used for co-ordination of the 10 offices around the globe that collaborated on the project. education and private sector development projects funded by the Asian Development Bank. * Dave Phillips. team and resource management. Bangladesh Staff in their new office in Dhaka . Macau David based himself and his team of six resident engineers on site. effective relationship building. With a new three year framework contract now secured and the doors opened to the Occidental organisation globally. All the entrants demonstrated the key qualities of project management – strong leadership. with the contractor keen to work with us in the MESA region as well as APNA. Dhaka. the project was awarded “Power Deal of the Year 2013” at the Infrastructure Journal Awards in London and “Latin American Power Deal of the Year 2013” at the Project Finance Magazine Awards in New York City. Peru The judges were very impressed with how Ajay’s team identified and managed risks on this engineering. enabling the client to adjust the project scope and remain within budget. * Naim Zakaria. The new office is already teeming with activities. good communication and unrelenting vigilance – along with pride in and sheer enthusiasm for their projects. originally bid on a highly competitive basis when workload was low. Schedule and cost were expertly controlled. Copies of all winning papers will be loaded onto the Professional Excellence site. which was hugely appreciated by the client. excellent organisation. intelligent use of IT. cubicles. We continue to develop relations with contractor Odebrecht across the Group as a consequence of such a successful project. which was the foundation to its success. News of the team’s great performance travelled far. the 450sq m space is neatly divided into spacious office rooms. HIGHLY COMMENDED Open category Ajay Chaudhary – Chaglla Hydroelectric project. a conference room and modern kitchen facilities. agriculture. European Union and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands.MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS 02/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY GROUP NEWS Project Manager of the Year Award 2014 – Winners This year’s finalists and winners in the Project Manager of the Year Award continue to demonstrate our powerful project management capability. UK Dhaka team moves office Our 40-strong Bangladesh team led by country representative Farook Chowdhury recently moved into a brand new office building in Dhaka. FINALISTS • David Satchell – APNA Open category • Ajay Chaudhary – EUNA Open category • Richard Cusworth – EUNA Portfolio category • Peter Proctor – HMM Open category • Andy Hares – HMM Portfolio category • Ganesh Bhat – MESA Portfolio category JUDGES The judges this year were chosen from each region: • Douglas Wilson EUNA (Programme and Commercial Management) Open Chairman • Tim Evans MESA (Middle East) • John Mortimer APNA (Australia and New Zealand) • Frank Frandina NASA (HMM East) The panel who were in four different locations used Lync to view participants’ presentations and ask them questions. London. With many plaudits earned by Ajay and his team from the client. procurement and construction project.

This will involve field surveys. and the production of procurement documents. and London-based event contractors. water. following our completion of the electrical overlay gap analysis. Canada UK government ministers visit award-winning Delhi Airport On a recent two day visit to India. the project also includes supplementary structures such as support systems. * Paramita Maitra. concept design and procurement for energy related services (electrical. The project includes around 45 venues in various stages of completion. While primarily about the electrical requirements. tribunes. Our aviation team. delivering Asia’s longest runway and new terminal complex. Mike was interviewed by BBC economics editor Robert Peston. ES Global. gap analysis. in conjunction with Delhi office. gap analysis. pointing out portions of the project that opened in spring 2010. in conjunction with our Rio office (Habtec Mott MacDonald) has been successful in securing the engineering role for the overlay for the Rio 2016 Olympics. barriers. Mike showed the ministers how the airport will evolve to its final configuration in 2036. New Delhi. Toronto. It is not operational yet but the structure is complete. and have used the services of Berlin-based Magma. 100m above the airport. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and India MD Mike Barker . our Toronto office. We visited the top of the tower. The Toronto 2015 Shooting Ranges have been successfully tendered and construction is due to start mid-July 2014. signage and the like. We provided: • The master plan • Concept and preliminary designs • Environmental impact management • Traffic forecasting for the 30 year life of the concession • Tender assistance The tour was led by concessionaire GMR with managing director of our India business Mike Barker. The role entails venue surveys.MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS 03/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY GROUP NEWS Rio 2016 and Toronto 2015 Artist’s impression of the Toronto 2015 Shooting Ranges In conjunction with our Brazilian partners Concremat. lighting. sewerage). The airport. which won the prestigious International Projects Award at the British Construction Industry Association Awards in 2010. was chosen to highlight the involvement of UK companies in major Indian projects. The tour was filmed by the BBC. and local firm WZMH to provide the architectural services. UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and the then Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs William Hague took a tour of the air traffic control (ATC) tower at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). assessment of rigging requirements. Bangalore. India From left: Former UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs William Hague. We are prime consultant. held in Delhi. for the Commonwealth Games. In addition we have also secured the temporary lighting overlay for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. The visit was a success and further strengthens our profile in India. was lead technical advisor on the £1bn upgrade to IGIA. * Andrea Musina.

He outlined some of the techniques Laing O’Rourke has employed to create a unified organisationwide approach and the cost. time and benefits arising from this. This is because the human mind is hard wired to perceive the ‘loss’ arising from change twice as keenly as the gains. Data interoperability. An output document with full summaries of each presentation will shortly be published on MiMi. We must therefore work much harder at articulating the benefits. The fourth annual ‘BIM: Research to Reality’ event on 8 July saw leading industry organisations – the Green Construction Board. said Mott MacDonald learning and development consultant and Class of Your Own business development director Carole Teacher. BIM highlights new ways to better solve old problems. * Jo Stimpson. so that people can adopt. Laing O’Rourke and London South Bank University – represented alongside a selection of Mott MacDonald and Hatch Mott MacDonald experts. said Laing O’Rourke Engineering Excellence Group head of civils John Roberts. and that the people behind BIM are the real driving force in delivering beneficial outcomes. Mott MacDonald projects director Barry Trebes considered various procurement Group chairman Keith Howells arrangements that could help to provide the best possible framework for BIM success. Group BIM champion Richard Shennan BIM experts at the fourth annual BIM: Research to Reality event Mott MacDonald Group BIM champion Richard Shennan provided big-picture context and argued that BIM has a major role to play in facilitating the global switch to a low carbon economy. Group chairman Keith Howells introduced the event by remarking that BIM is increasingly essential for business survival.MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS 04/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY GROUP NEWS Fourth annual ‘BIM: Research to Reality’ event Internal and external BIM experts came together this month at London’s Royal College of Physicians to examine how BIM contributes toward solving some of the industry’s biggest challenges: finding cost efficiencies. working collaboratively within contracts and making best possible use of technology. describing the scale of what must be achieved under UK government targets. placing emphasis on collaborative working and clarity from clients on the benefits they want to realise from BIM. meeting skills challenges. he said. he said. said Mott MacDonald buildings director James Middling. Hardware. Although the costs of transitioning to BIM can be steep. storage and communications networks must leapfrog forward to enable the next stages of BIM development. BIM is a key enabler of design for manufacture and assembly. Individuals and companies are seemingly sceptical about what they can gain from BIM. Green Construction Board Infrastructure Working Group member and Anglian Water carbon manager David Riley spoke about the global carbon challenge. UK . Croydon. adapt and learn the new skills that are essential for level 2 and 3 BIM. handover and volume are the three biggest current challenges to BIM adoption explained Hatch Mott MacDonald senior associate Cory Dippold. Anglian Water. when BIM is fully implemented it can produce impressive savings – as has been demonstrated by a number of Mott MacDonald projects. He suggested ways in which BIM could contribute toward meeting these targets by enabling design and contribution optimisation.

and the effects that would arise were Heathrow to be closed. gave a presentation at the Runways UK Land conference in the London Guildhall on 26 June. Science and Technology was held in Beijing from 2-3 June. Liberal Democrat spokesman for transport Lord Bradshaw. We have a continuing collaboration with CAE and recently signed a letter of intent for strategic co-operation to study long undersea railway tunnels being proposed for China. * Gareth Mainwaring. and the Director-General of UNESCO. This is a major event sponsored by United Nations Educational. regeneration rate. Keynote speakers were the President of China. featuring other highlevel speakers including CEO designate for Heathrow Airport John Holland-Kaye. although none have been to the same scale as this. UK Aviation practice leader and deputy chairman of the British Aviation Group Chris Chalk gave a presentation at Runways UK Land conference . the International Council of Academies of Engineering & Technological Sciences (CAETS). political perseverance as well as economic impact. Irina Bokova. The event. As a result. Chris Chalk. former London Mayor Ken Livingstone and London Mayor’s aviation advisor Daniel Moyan. Chris’s presentation contributed to this theme by giving a global overview of airports around the world that have been relocated. leader of Surrey County Council David Hodge. where we are already engaged on a number of assignments. It is hoped that our relationship with CAE and the China Railway Engineering Corporation will help us secure further involvement in development of China’s high speed rail network. leader of Kent County Council Paul Carter. Chris discussed the lessons learnt from the many airports around the world that have been built to replace existing constrained airports. including cross-funding. focused on land-related issues relating to the UK airports capacity debate. Scientific & Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS 05/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY GROUP NEWS Chris Chalk presents at Runways UK Land conference Gareth Mainwaring (right) was co-chairman at one of the parallel sessions of the ICEST conference Prestigious invitation to take part in China engineering event The International Conference on Engineering. UK Aviation practice leader and deputy chairman of the British Aviation Group. Mott MacDonald was one of very few consultants invited to this international event. He also spoke about the measures of success. Croydon. * Jessica Ryan. Xi JinPing. This was a very prominent event in the aviation calendar. A total of 1700 delegates were present at the event and the plenary session was held at the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square. also attended by Group chairman Keith Howells. Transportation unit’s Gareth Mainwaring was invited to act as co-chairman for one of the parallel sessions of the conference – Civil Engineering of the Future of Humankind. Croydon. and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). The conference examined the current proposals for new runways as the potential impacts of a decision to build a new London airport.

has cross-sector capabilities and has recently completed PAS 55 assessments for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Aquanet. not to any other parts of the Group. In addition. We also won the Best Design and Idea category for our role as project and cost manager for a new part of the Google office in Moscow. speed. all from the Water Investment Planning subdivision. Companies are increasingly seeing the value in carrying out PAS 55 certification as it enables them to demonstrate to their key stakeholders that they have effective asset management policies in place. The offices were inspired by the iconic design of Moscow metro but include stateof-the-art layout and technology. * Paul Chadwick. which is recognised globally for its leading role in the sector. a new international suite of standards created to give guidance in asset management best practice. The British Standards Institute’s Publicly Available Specification 55 (BSI PAS 55 1:2008). Mott MacDonald is able to advise clients on how to achieve good practice asset management processes which help improve business effectiveness. Russia From left: Project team Viktoria Glushak and Natalia Amosova with Russia subdivisional manager Arcady Azarov Mott MacDonald has been certified as an Endorsed Assessor (EA) for PAS 55 Asset Management by the Institute of Asset Management (IAM). The Best Office Awards are given to the best Russian and international office projects annually. canteen. Cambridge. divisional director explains: “The philosophy underlying the audit approach is that PAS 55 is there to achieve business benefits through alignment of asset related roles with a clear focus on managing related risks and costs sustainably and efficiently. attended by over 800 guests in Moscow. commonly referred to as PAS 55. a separate room for table tennis. green terrace gardens. No other parts of Mott MacDonald Limited or the wider Mott MacDonald Group can conduct certification or gap analysis work under the EA badge without including one of the endorsed individuals in the project as lead assessor. has been produced by the IAM with the aim of creating a recognised benchmark for good practice in physical asset and infrastructure management. Our work as project and cost managers for a new office for client BVCP won the Grand Prix Award for the most outstanding office and we also won the Brand and Image category. The first phase of the Google office. Nor can any parts of the Mott MacDonald Group use the IAM or EA logos in any printed or electronic marketing material without consulting the team. was winner of the Comfort and Ergonomics category in 2011. An international jury consisting of renowned architects. and modernity. recreation areas for employees and customers Becoming an IAM Endorsed Assessor and a lounge area with access to two large. The BVCP office has a bar. so currently only Mott MacDonald Limited can issue PAS 55 or ISO 55000 certifications. please contact Paul Chadwick or click here. several coffee points. UK . The intention is that the EA scheme will transfer over to the ISO in due course. designers and project managers evaluated 100 projects in 12 categories to choose the Grand Prix Award. Paul Chadwick. The newly endorsed team. For further information. where we also provided project and cost management services. As an endorsed assessor. Mott MacDonald will soon be able to certify ISO 55000. * Elena Mokrinsaya. delivering a workspace that refers to history but is also focused on productivity.” It should be noted that the EA status has been granted to Mott MacDonald Limited (UK).MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS 06/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY GROUP NEWS Success at Russia’s Best Office Awards Mott MacDonald enjoyed triple success at the Best Office Awards 2014. Moscow. efficiency and sustainability.

knowledge and collaboration. and achieve overall systems demonstration and assurance. To find out more see our site or contact your Unit Champion. His speech was followed by a question and answer session. align activities concerned with RAM. WIN. Croydon. The event was seen as a success and allowed an opportunity to introduce our general portfolio of services and in particular systems engineering and assurance services. • Collaboration sites for projects are being piloted and are due to go live during the third quarter. Japan Rail East. The keynote speaker for the event was Eddie Walters from Engineering & Operations at HS2. Knowledge – what we know and how we apply it • SharePoint search replaced Google search in June and we’re developing a powerful search centre. We’re currently piloting WIN and DO with several units and anticipate rolling them out to the business in the fourth quarter of this year. * Ranjit Davis. • From the end of July everyone can edit their own profile so we can identify appropriate resources and network globally through practice groups – see our video and do yours now! • We’re piloting project dashboards to give project directors and project managers a rapidly responding visual indicator of project performance. The event was organised by our systems engineering and assurance team. the Rail Safety & Standards Board. will be accessed through the Nimbus process mapping software. On behalf of Mott MacDonald. * Chris Brown. They will include social networking tools (Yammer) as a new channel for communication and knowledge sharing. • People search is now available to all staff. INCOSE is an international professional society for systems engineers. HS2. It is being used to identify high level interfaces. quick access to colleagues and knowledge plus technology tools to save you time. Network Rail. • Under LEARN we’re defining how we capture and share knowledge as we WIN and DO our work. • Other governing and enabling functions will be mapped and reviewed in the third and fourth quarters. Croydon. DO and LEARN. Process – how we do things • Three main processes. to a wide audience. Transport for London. Eddie described how as part of the development process a systems architecture is being constructed.MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS 07/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY GROUP NEWS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME What’s next on the Business Improvement journey? Artist’s impression of High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) Promoting systems engineering and assurance Mott MacDonald hosted an International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) event at its Fleet Place office in London. here are some of our key achievements on the journey so far and updates about what’s coming next. Ultimately the programme is about making your working life easier as you’ll have a more consistent way of working. HS2 is promoting and delivering the UK’s second high-speed rail link on behalf of the Department for Transport. Siemens. UK The Business Improvement Programme (BIP) has been running for over a year now and you will have already seen some changes in the way the business operates such as the introduction of Lync and the new People Search. London Underground. University College London and the University of Birmingham. • We’ll be introducing best practice guidelines and key performance indicators for collaborative behaviour. requirements and commissioning. process. • We will launch the first wave of collaboration sites for communities of practice in August. Other dashboards will be developed in the fourth quarter. Under our three main strands. The event was called ‘HS2 Systems Architecture’. UK . We appreciate your patience and welcome your feedback in these early days. including the Civil Aviation Authority. There were over 50 participants representing 20 organisations. It was supported by technical director Paul Hollywell and business stream leader Ranjit Davis. safety. Collaboration – the way we work together • Lync has been rolled out to everyone. Railways London and North divisional director Robert Gray gave a short opening speech.

What advice would you give to young professionals starting out? For young engineers wanting to get into dam engineering one of the greatest challenges is gaining the range of experience required. particularly in geotechnics and tunnelling. including time as an RE. What’s the hottest issue in your field for your clients right now and how are you tackling it? I see the challenges for the next generation as dealing with an ageing population of major dams – it’s not so easy to demolish a dam and start again when it has reached the end of its design life. but you need experience to know how to use it. What is the most absorbing challenge you’ve tackled – what made it so? Working on the Darlik dam. This seemed far more interesting than irrigation and I asked to join. At that time there were no separate geotechnical. strengthening our capacity to take on major hydropower projects. hydropower. and site affords the opportunity to see what your colleagues may have designed turning into reality. although I’m also interested in hydraulic structures. Knowledge may now be easier to obtain thanks to internet and intranet systems. where I advised on remedial work on the original Aswan Dam. but also can seriously damage hydropower equipment. I joined Sir M MacDonald & Partners as a graduate engineer in 1974. and as the projects required all these components we did everything – even the roads. 4. My first two years were spent assisting on irrigation projects in Nigeria. Construction was fast tracked to take a year out of the original three year programme. Dam design and operation has to account for many factors. Sudan and Iraq and then finally in Somalia where I spent two months carrying out soil tests and taking river cross sections. One of the best ways to gain practical hands-on experience is to mix periods in the design office with periods on site. hydropower and reservoir sedimentation. This was an interesting time. The number of our UK competitors reduced. – a 70m high rockfill dam and a slipformed pumping station situated in the reservoir – was challenging. enabling us to be involved in larger multidisciplinary projects. We are also having to deal with more and more difficult dam sites and taking on the challenges of such things as sediment management. Mott MacDonald was formed soon after my return to the UK and I took on the management of the dams department. What is your area of expertise? My principal area of expertise is dam engineering. one of Sir M MacDonald’s defining projects. EUNA Jack Meldrum (centre) on site at the 406MW Chaglla scheme 1. Turkey. with a dugout canoe for transport and a safari tent for accommodation. including the Indus. tunnels. During the period James Williamson and Ewbank Preece joined the company. The merger of Sir M MacDonald & Partners with Mott. but we managed to keep going and we always had at least one significant dam under construction. This is something we have done much of in the UK which is a reflection of the older age of UK dams but we have seen less of internationally. 3. structures and contracts sections. Hay & Anderson gave us new specialised resources to call on. Internally we were facing the embryonic stage of the management systems that we now take for granted and the dams industry was going through a serious downturn due to environmental concerns and lobbying against major dams. Mekong. I was also appointed as an all reservoirs panel engineer under the UK’s Reservoirs Act 1974. where sediment not only reduces reservoir volumes (it has been estimated that nearly 1% of the world’s total reservoir volume is being lost every year). 2. Euphrates and the Nile. I’ve now worked in 30 countries on projects on many of the world’s major rivers. There is no substitute to seeing what you have designed being built. At that time there was a small team in the Cambridge office working on dam projects under the direction of Ernest Taylor. dams and barrages technical director.MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS 08/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY MEET THE EXPERT – INTRODUCING INDIVIDUALS WHOSE SKILLS AND OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL EXPERTISE HELPS US DELIVER INDUSTRY-LEADING PROJECTS Jack Meldrum. I worked in Turkey for two years as resident engineer and apart from the many challenges of the project we were snowed in for three weeks one winter and my wife took on the teaching of our eldest two children (by this stage we had three children). As a young engineer this proved very good training. .

BIM and Government Soft Landings. Qatar We’re providing technical assistance to build the National Roads Authority’s capability in the use of public private partnerships for a number of road projects * Ronald Athiyo. China We’re carrying out the functional planning for a fifth terminal in Changi Airport.MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS 09/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY DEAL OF THE MONTH KEY PROJECT WINS Strategic framework award for the Ministry of Justice Multi award-winning Manchester Civil Justice Centre completed for the Ministry of Justice Mott MacDonald has been appointed by the UK Ministry of Justice (MoJ) as one of the professional service providers on a new four year national framework. probation properties.000 staff. * James Masters. Mumbai. and our project management capabilities for secure accommodation projects. * Chris Chalk. UK Airports. India Health. Uganda We’re providing engineering services on the upgrade of production facilities at Dukhan oil field. employing 68. and construction supervision services on an iron and steel powder processing facility at Dahej. Nigeria Highways. B&I and our architectural partners Feilden + Mawson. * Paula Evans. Johannesburg. * Louis Zheng. administrative offices. South Africa We’re carrying out detailed design of highways and civil works for the US$1. Working as one of their key suppliers will provide opportunities to utilise these innovative techniques. Doha. drawing on our partners’ track record in prisons and courts. China Industry. * Hisham Alami. South Africa We are providing basic and detailed engineering. The Ministry of Justice is one of the UK’s largest government departments. UK We are providing detailed mechanical. MoJ is seen as the leading department in the UK government for construction using techniques such as LEAN. It had a budget of £8. courts and lodgings. Led by Programme and Commercial Management (PCM). * Santosh Joshi. Uganda Oil and gas. Mozambique Industry. Abu Dhabi. we bid for potentially up to £20M fees per annum. Qatar We’re performing commercial and operational due diligence on the re-financing of a new US$124M 160 bed private hospital in Abuja. Lisa Perkins and Cathy Travers working over the Christmas and New Year period to get ahead of the competition. UAE .7bn Doha New Orbital Highway Contract 3 – one of the largest projects undertaken by Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal). The bid was an excellent example of collaborative working between PCM.3bn in 2012/13 and an estate comprising 1600 properties/holdings. Croydon. Our position on the framework was secured by a small team from PCM and Buildings and Infrastructure (B&I) including Mike Travers. * Paula Evans. Shanghai. Gujarat. China. Our award-winning work on London Heathrow Terminal 5 helped us win this project. commercial and operational due diligence on a newly constructed US$105M palm oil refinery on the outskirts of Nacala. Qatar Highways. Johannesburg. James Masters. tendering and procurement assistance. the MoJ decided to launch its first ever multidisciplinary framework for professional services. Singapore Buildings. London. Kampala. * George Ntaoutis. including prisons. electrical and public health design for a luxury RMB74M three-storey villa in Shanghai. India We’re performing technical. After over 10 years of contracting professional services work on a single discipline basis.

on behalf of the World Bank. Prague. * Matthew Pollard. January and February. The project comprises 32km of drill and blast tunnelling with tunnel diameters from 4m to 6m in diameter. including four investors from the Czech State Railways department – České dráhy. The projects strengthen our technical advisory capability on solar PV operation in Asia Pacific. Bangkok. the team will be using CALPUFF as part of its regional environmental and social assessment. tender design and the detailed design for Shuakhevi HPP with the support of our subconsultants Dolsar of Turkey and Gross Energy Group of Georgia. for the development of up to eight coal fired power plants along the South Africa and Botswana border. They are the first operational solar PV projects assessed by Mott MacDonald in China and South Korea. This makes it a powerful tool for supporting the environmental considerations for large-scale development proposals or policy interventions by governments. and a double-tracked tram line. Due to demand the excursion was repeated a week later. Brighton. The excursion was attended by 27 participants and arranged with the help of the Czech Association of Consulting Engineers.” * Matthew O’Brien. * Iban Vendrell.MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS 10/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY PROJECT NEWS CALPUFF – a new dispersion model The air quality team. said: “The addition of CALPUFF to our modelling toolkit means we can advise decision-makers how to build air quality considerations into the early stages of their development and policymaking processes.5 Francis turbines) Shuakhevi powerhouse utilises the 440m gross head and 48cu m/s design flow to generate approximately 465GWh per annum. Matthew O’Brien. based in Brighton. EUNA’s air quality practice leader. Czech Republic Solar firsts in China and South Korea We have been appointed by prospective lenders to undertake acquisition due diligence on two solar photovoltaic (PV) projects located in China and South Korea developed by local firms. The project will also enable Georgia to better meet electricity demand during the winter months of December. which has reached successful financial close. In the immediate term. The 175MW (2 x 87. We prepared the feasibility study. contractual and commercial considerations. The headworks comprise a 5m high weir. * John Prytherch. Team members from our Bangkok and Beijing office undertook site visits in April 2014. Thailand . However. four lanes of road traffic. Construction is now well underway. environmental and social impact assessment. The projects have a total capacity of approximately 70MW. Working with Koucky Architects we prepared the preliminary. UK Visiting Troja Bridge Artist’s impression of Troja Bridge in Prague On 21 May staff visited the new site of Troja Bridge over the Vltava river in Prague. providing significant lessons with respect to local project performance. has expanded its atmospheric dispersion modelling capability with an advanced dispersion model known as ‘CALPUFF’. Czech Republic. UK Powering Georgia We’ve been owner’s engineer since 2011 on the 175MW Shuakhevi hydropower project (HPP). as well as at an individual project level. meaning that it can be used to look at the impacts of a number of emission sources across an entire region. which is the best time for it. the CALPUFF model is designed for predicting the way the atmosphere behaves over much larger distances. Cambridge. The 200m bridge will carry pedestrian and cycle traffic. The team already uses a range of internationally recognised models to assess air quality impacts at a local scale. Our international experience has been vital in terms of providing comfort to the investors who are inexperienced with solar power in the countries. tender and detailed design. located in the Adjara region in South West Georgia. We have a US$19M contract to continue to provide project management and construction supervision services through to completion of the scheme and the start of commercial operations in early 2017. Shuakhevi HPP will supply the Georgian and Turkish power systems via a 220kV transmission line which runs 148km between Batumi and Akhaltsikhe. and two dams of height 22m and 44m respectively.

Trinidad Mott MacDonald with Ernst & Young has been awarded two pilot public private partnership (PPP) projects by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. one for schools and early learning facilities and another for diagnostic health centres. Mott MacDonald is making a powerful impact in the community by also leading on a number of other national DfE policy projects. they will not be left alone to cope. The project is intended to deliver and maintain 10 new primary schools and 10 early learning facilities across the country. and exacerbated by a major shortage of clinical staff. The PPP is intended to design. Our consultants are designing a prototype that can be replicated across all local authorities in England in time for national rollout in June 2015. UK . The 12 month prototype follows a six month design and test phase. We’re providing technical and commercial advisory services to develop the outline business cases on both projects prior to procurement. UK Piloting PPPs in Trinidad and Tobago A typical primary school in Port of Spain. These projects represent another important step in expanding our social infrastructure transaction advisory business. Together with our partners Core Assets and BAAF we are helping the local authorities to set up and test the systems to deliver the ASF prototype. I also hope it will reassure parents thinking about embarking on the hugely rewarding journey of adoption that. building on our recent success on similar projects with the International Finance Corporation. London. It will pilot improved methods of assessing families’ needs and providing appropriate support. On the schools project. On the health front. Cambridge. The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has provided funding. build.” The prototype fund is delivering £2M over 12 months from June 2014. This could ultimately play a major role in improving infrastructure and quality of life in the country. * Nicola Marshall. These social infrastructure projects have been identified as high priorities for the government to improve disintegrating infrastructure and produce greater consistency in the provision of services. the public provision of diagnostic services is currently insufficient in some areas. poorly maintained buildings and insufficient primary school capacity are significant issues in some parts of the country. They are expected to trigger a significant pipeline of further projects. The ASF is designed to attract more adopters and to improve the support available to adoptive families. We will be leading the healthcare project and Ernst & Young will lead the schools and early learning facilities projects.MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS 11/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY PROJECT NEWS Improving life for adopted chidren and their families Our Consulting division is working as lead contractor for the UK Department of Education (DfE) to implement and test the prototype Adoption Support Fund (ASF) with 10 local authorities. * Helen Steward. which in turn will improve overall healthcare provision across the country. British Prime Minister David Cameron commented: “The fund will be a lifeline for many adoptive families. if challenges do arise. Applications for funding are being received. most recently the Achieving Two-Year Olds (A2YO) and SEND Pathfinder projects. helping them to access specialist services when they need them most. finance and operate a number of new diagnostic centres to significantly improve patient access to services.

000km will be walked! The project is expected to reduce the cost of inactivity and a full report on the outcomes will be quantified after the initiative ends. We’re working for Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) as part of an advisory consortium headed by KPMG. UK Strengthening Namibia’s power supply We’re technical advisor for the independent power producer (IPP) procurement process for a 250MW power plant in Namibia. Individual projects may be of any value and be located throughout the United Utilities operational region. UK Our design and construction joint venture Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) has been named as one of four construction delivery partners (CDPs) that will help deliver United Utilities’ AMP6 and potentially AMP7 capital investment programmes. It exemplifies MMB’s reputation for efficient delivery that has been hard earned over the course of three successful AMP periods. 104 beat boxes have been strategically positioned across the borough to encourage people to explore walking paths and routes in their local neighbourhood or on their journey to school. Cambridge. schools and businesses are all on board with the project. The target has been revised and it is now expected that a total of 145. UK. Essex. which the Mott MacDonald team originally developed. Local media. This agreement will see MMB undertake the design and construction of projects across the whole of the United Utilities region and across the full spectrum of water and wastewater infrastructure and noninfrastructure. Our role will be reviewed after the first five years. that target was reached within 10 days. South Africa . are taking part in an innovative walking initiative designed to increase physical activity and help reduce obesity among young people. The AMPs run from 2015-20 and 202025. as well as energy related work. Preliminary studies conducted by Mott MacDonald indicate that the most feasible fuel sources are gas and liquid fuels.000 people involved in the initiative. with nearly 15. in a new region for a new customer. Johannesburg.MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS 12/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY PROJECT NEWS ‘Beat the street’ project helps reduce Helping United Utilities to 2020 obesity among young people Adrian Barritt at the launch event with representatives from Public Health and Intu Lakeside. Croydon. This is a great result representing significant new business. Bidders will be permitted to use any technology from gas turbines to reciprocation engines that comply with international environmental guidelines. The plant will have a design life of at least 25 years and must achieve commercial operation by June 2016. This contract award follows the extension of MMB’s frameworks with both Severn Trent Water and Yorkshire Water into AMP6 and the announcement in May 2014 of MMB’s appointment to Anglian Water’s new AMP6 Integrated Main Works Capital Alliance.000km) and after launching in June. The original target was for Thurrock to collectively walk around the world (40. in partnership with the council's public health team. MMB signed the framework contract following a successful competitive procurement process. The project is driven by the need for a reliable supply of electricity to support economic growth. The ‘Beat the street’ project is being managed by Mott MacDonald. Historically NamPower could rely on relatively high levels of imports but the demand-supply balance in the SAPP has changed significantly over the past decade as regional economics have evolved. Participants collect points and miles by swiping a ‘beat card’ against the beat box. Namibia has always relied on electricity imports from the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP). * James Harris. alongside the Mayor of Thurrock and participants from a local school School children and local residents in Thurrock. * Maria De Laiglesia. * Adrian Barritt. Participants can find the location of the 104 beat boxes on the Travel-Thurrock app.

and work is going on to absorb the key elements into mainstream teacher development systems. EIA approaches are being incorprated into the the DPE’s teacher education. * Iban Vendrell. ASEAN . Bangkok. particularly from those countries where considerable investment in renewable projects has been realised. In many of the countries. EIA was set up to teach vocational English language skills to 25M Bangladeshis to enable greater economic empowerment. and employed innovative techniques to improve the quality of classroom teaching too. Despite efforts. EIA is now entering its final institutionalisation and sustainability phase. Thailand. and more are on the cards.MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS 13/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY PROJECT NEWS Paving the way for renewable energy in Southeast Asia Bangladesh children benefitting from the English in Action programme A+ for groundbreaking Bangladesh education programme English in Action (EIA) scored an A+ at the end of the last phase in 2014 from independent external reviewers assigned by the UK’s Department for International Development. the German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit and the ASEAN Centre for Energy. Among ASEAN countries. Other collaborations with projects and government organisations are already underway. Malaysia. An initial workshop with banks from Indonesia. The guidelines are being developed in association with the ASEAN-Renewable Energy Support Programme. making private investment in the sector relatively scarce and often on a case-by-case basis. Dhaka. EIA’s favourable effect on classroom practices and teachers’ professional development has been acknowledged by the government. including financial incentives. there is significant potential for the use of renewable energy to contribute to a diversified and sustainable energy mix. The programme will continue building on these methods which have made a great impact on children and adult learners. Philippines and Vietnam was held in May 2014 with the aim of sharing experiences and best practice from across the region. * Johan Bentinck. Thailand Attendees at our first ‘Lending Guidelines’ renewable energy workshop. running to 2017. The aim is to help investment in renewable projects in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region by sharing best practice and lessons learned. The focus was on solar photovoltaic and onshore wind technologies and the main issues addressed in the workshop will be included in the ‘Lending Guidelines’. EIA has been made an integral part of a core working group at the Directorate of Primary Education (DPE). comprehensive regulatory frameworks for renewables have been introduced in recent years. It has used mobile phones and TV soap operas to reach students outside the education system. Bangladesh We are developing lending guidelines on technical risk assessment of renewable energy projects. the large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies for electricity generation still faces many barriers.

The main focus of the programme is to support the Ministry of Health's commitment to improving the health of all South Africans. Best experience: Recently I’ve been assigned as project manager for a project in Doha. I left the site at 2. Personal ambition: To be always able to learn something new. provides funding and technical advice to partners working in the South African health system and the national response to HIV and AIDS. Outside interests: Listening to music.MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS 14/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY PROJECT NEWS INDIVIDUAL OF THE MONTH Changing lives Individual of the Month – Mohammed Jinoz A new film ‘Changing lives’ has been produced which focuses on the achievements of the South Africa government’s ambitious health reform programme. structural and roads design for B+H Architects on the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies. electrical and public services. The site also accommodates a basement level comprising a 700 space car park and a number of service utilities and storage rooms with a gross floor area of approximately 44.000m² spread over a 10 hectare site. family and working with my son on his school activities. Qatar. Through interviews with the Minister and Director-General of Health and senior officials of the Department of Health. The open-air venue will have a retractable roof and will be cooled using a prototype of one of the systems that Qatar is developing to use in stadiums and other public areas when it hosts the World Cup in 2022. Desert island essential: My smartphone. UK Mohammed Jinoz and his wife Nasni Mohammed Jinoz is a stakeholder manager based in our Doha office. It took 5 hours to travel a distance of 25km and finally reached home at 7. Through this involvement I have had my first glimpses of the financial management side of our business. Buckinghamshire and subsequent visit to Mott MacDonald House in Croydon.00pm. Joined the company: 1996 Current project: We are carrying out mechanical. managed by our healthcare experts HLSP. Dubai. The whole trip was an indelible and beautiful experience.00pm only to find that all the roads to my home were jam-packed with traffic. Best business advice: Never be swayed by money alone. This project is a postgraduate education and research campus and comprises a total of 26 buildings with a combined gross floor area of approximately 66. We went on an open top bus tour through London at the weekend during the trip. The Strengthening South Africa’s Response to HIV and Health (SARRAH) programme. . a hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. One day due to heavy rainfall all the site staff were advised to leave the site early. Watch the film here * Ken Grant. The purpose-built fan zone at Katara Cultural Village will show 16 live matches from 28 June until the final on a 10m LED panoramic screen – the biggest of its kind in Qatar. Memorable experience: The 2008 CAD forum held at picturesque Denham. Worst experience: It was in early 2008 when I was working on Mirdiff City Centre site. Favourite meal: Shish taouk and hummus with Turkish bread. He is currently co-ordinating between various disciplines within Mott MacDonald and statutory authorities in Qatar to facilitate authority approvals for a large project in Qatar. Favourite holiday destination: Ooty.000m² below a common podium level shared by all of the above elements aside from the student residences. London. strengthening primary healthcare and improving the quality of health services. The film has been well received by both the Ministry of Health in South Africa and by DFID who plan to show it at their London head office as an example of good donor practice. the film charts progress towards National Health Insurance. The project involved local engineering support for a temporary fan zone for the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

Every week needs to become a sustainability week. There was participation. South Africa. have a look at the MiMi pages where there is a full report with highlights of events around the world. it’s ours! Staff from around the Group have been getting involved in Sustainability Week including top row. Taiwan. enthusiasm and feedback from offices across the world. our London team. Brazil and United States. act locally’. Hong Kong. Watch out for events – Group and local – and engage in discussion with colleagues about ways sustainability can add value in your part of the business. Qatar. Thailand. from left: our Rio team. our Dubai team and Chennai team The end of June saw the very first global Mott MacDonald Sustainability Week. representing Australia. Russia. New Zealand. Some excellent thinking and discussions took place. Such diversity of cultures. Netherlands. And see you all again for 2015 Sustainability Week – we will celebrate progress made during the year! * Davide Stronati. In case you need a reminder of the ideas and enthusiasm we saw during the 2014 Sustainability Week. from left: our Moscow team. Thank you all for making this year’s Sustainability Week a great success. UK . Only three webinars were organised centrally. We need to keep the enthusiasm generated during the week active. Bottom row. India. Oman. inspired by Kim Hampton and Lucy Stephenson. Please put ideas into actions and review progress – then report how you’ve got on in June 2015. Hungary. Ireland. United Kingdom. bringing to life the famous mantra. energy and ideas contribute to the Group’s ingenuity and innovation. ‘think globally. 1400 people in 50 offices across 18 countries participated. our Houston team. Singapore.MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS 15/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS 2014 Sustainability Week – it’s global. United Arab Emirates. London. The remaining 200 plus activities were run by 155 incredible colleagues.

Brighton. meet during an annual training workshop in Cologne. This year was no exception with the introduction of the duct tape canoe. On dry land. SU is a recently founded non-government organisation (NGO) that promotes crosscultural understanding and international co-operation in the Middle East through the use of sport. UK . close collaboration and communication. This year’s regatta on 18 June was another great success. Cambridge. Each year a challenge is set to design and compete in a new craft for the event. The idea is to beat the other teams around an 800m course and the hardest part is paddling in a straight line. Germany. Felix was responsible for one of the seven projects located in the Galilee region. a raffle. which this year was won by Mott MacDonald’s Joe Andrews. Participants of both programmes. Our Power unit supports SU by providing Felix with the time to help organise and attend the NGO’s intervention programmes. an auction and a hog roast. second from left) and the Arabic-Jewish girls basketball team What-er fun day From left: Joe Andrews. where he spent the week living with an Arabic host family in the village of Arraba. Winners of all the categories went into the final ‘Race of Races’. At the festival. organised by Anglian Water. visited Israel with Sport Unites (SU) in June where he volunteered to help deliver this summer’s ‘Sports for Life’ programme. with more than 400 people taking part or cheering from the shores of Rutland Water. The ever popular annual event. * Felix Rottmann. from all three countries. where the year’s programmes are planned. Felix’s responsibilities included facilitating activities that encouraged team work. hence he will be travelling to Palestine in October 2014 to help deliver the ‘Sports for Human Rights’ programme. a climbing wall. Yu Feng and Matt Fox from the Water division. concrete canoes and drenching your colleagues with water for a bit of fun. This year’s ‘Sports for Life’ programme attracted more than 540 children aged 8-12 (43% girls). The ‘Sports for Life’ programme ended with a festival in Kawkab village and was attended by children from all seven projects. gives employees and suppliers the chance to team-build and network while raising cash for WaterAid in the process. SU and Felix would like to thank Mott MacDonald for the support provided to ‘Sports for Life’ activities and look forward to a mutually beneficial collaboration. build a bath boat or build a cardboard canoe. mixed Arabic and Jewish teams competed in a football game (boys) and basketball tournament (girls). target golf. As project leader. There was also the opportunity to build a concrete canoe. Its engagement primarily consists of two sports intervention programmes for children and teenagers – ‘Sports for Life’ in Israel and Jordan. The annual programme aims to bring together Jewish and Arabic children through the use of sport as a common platform.MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS 16/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY COMMUNITY NEWS Sports for Life programme Following on from a visit to Palestine in October 2013. social scientist Felix Rottmann from the Power unit. UK Felix Rottmann (back row. to teach children about the importance of working together for common goals. Yu Feng and Matt Fox at the Rutland Regatta Wobbly rafts. It can only be the Rutland Regatta. Leading up to the final day’s festival. * Dave Olsen. spectators enjoyed a tug of war.000 for WaterAid. all helping to raise around £50. and ‘Sports for Human Rights’ in Palestine.

000 people visited the event over four days. Three staff showed off real world applications of STEM subjects. guessing which waste products can be utilised as building materials. Warren Barrett and Sophie Young at the Exeter Big Bang event Victoria Sutherland at the National Big Bang Fair Big Bang events: Exeter and Brighton The Exeter Big Bang event took place on 26 June. transport. Brighton. * Sophie Young and Mark Osborne. our in-house-developed pedestrian modelling software STEPS was available for testing. structures. This collaborative apporach ensured that civil engineering had a much larger presence than in previous years. This year. sponges and dowels. as well as volunteers. technology.MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS 17/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY COMMUNITY NEWS Big Bang – inspiring the next generation The aim of the annual fair is to promote science. All attendees rated the hub as either excellent or very good and more people than ever requested follow-up information after the event. We also sponsored a project management prize which was awarded to students from UTC Reading for their civil engineering project to redesign Reading Station. engineering and mathematics (‘STEM’ subjects) to young people aged 7-19. UK. The mix of fun hands-on and digital challenges included learning about foundations and geotechnics by ‘propping up Pisa’ using clay. UK Dionisis Stamatiadis and Elena Garcia at the Sussex Big Bang Event What is civil engineering and what do civil engineers do? Those are the questions that 20 members of our Young Professional Excellence (YPE) network hoped to answer at the National Big Bang Fair. Elena Garcia and Dionisis Stamatiadis took part by helping school students to build and fly rockets. and finding out how tunnels are constructed by examining parts of Phyllis. 75. Croydon. explaining the variety of careers Mott MacDonald could offer them in future years. Exeter. Mott MacDonald is also involved in the ‘Class of Your Own’ Big Bang Classroom Challenge. tunnelling and ground engineering. held at the Birmingham NEC in March this year. * Simon Markwick. * Victoria Sutherland. Mott MacDonald also provided financial backing to operate a ‘civil engineering hub’ in association with the Institution of Civil Engineers and other industry partners. The Sussex Big Bang Event in Brighton took place on 1 July and two of our engineers. a Crossrail tunnel boring machine. To find out more about 2015 Big Bang Fair please contact Ben Jeffree. waste and energy. A big thank you must go to all staff involved. YPs from Transportation and Buildings and Infrastructure showcased the diversity of civil engineering by developing and running activity stands covering water. UK . In order to demonstrate how station and transit systems are planned. From left: Mark Osborne.

Sheffield. UK. 2 June. Birmingham. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife.MOTT MACDONALD STAFF NEWS bbCaptinon. 25 years’ service John King. 30 June. (retired 2004) Sylvia Walton. 14 June David Tibke. India. South Africa Lesley Martin and Kevin Droste. Oman Raymond Walters. Muscat. 12 years’ service Tanya Baxby. 30 June. UK Eddie Shaw-Smith and Krisztina Katalin Szabó. 18/18 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY HATCHES Abu Dhabi. who passed away on 18 May. UK. 27 June. he will be sorely missed by all his colleagues in Mott MacDonald. very friendly and a dedicated worker. Mumbai. 13 July (retired 1999) Dubai. UK. Moncy joined our Oman operations in 2007 as a CAD operator with the Piping department. 20 June. 30 May . Cambridge. 33 years’ service A Narayanan. Canada. 25 years’ service Jeremy Purseglove. UK. 36 years’ service MATCHES Terry Spencer. at his native place in Kerala. 25 years’ service Croydon. 14 June. Kian. 31 March RETIREMENTS OBITUARIES Kevin Skebo. Zainab Bint. At the time of his untimely death. Sheffield. UAE Chris Tebb and Cristina Zidaru. UAE Haider Javed and Hera Mazhar. UK. he was working on Oxy projects. having earlier worked on ODC South (ATE) projects from 2011. 20 June Johannesburg. aged 1 year and 6 months. a daughter. 40 years’ service Moncy Philip Stephen Reeves. Anyone who worked closely with Moncy will be familiar with his dedication and commitment to work. 30 June. Cambridge. due to a respiratory problem. UK. 21 June Norwich. Moncy was an excellent human being. Halifax. His sudden departure has shocked and saddened us all. India. 27 June. UK. He was later promoted to junior designer. 27 June. Birmingham. UK Mel Hinson and Daniel Jefferson. junior piping designer. Brighton. 8 years’ service It is with great sadness that we announce the sad and untimely death of Moncy Philip. * Drex Morris. He leaves behind his wife Vijimol and son Jerome. son and other members of his family. 30 June. 40 years’ service Eva Nutland. a son.