LFM JV names WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and Ramboll JV as design partner

30 March 2016
Laing O’Rourke, FCC Construction and J. Murphy & Sons Limited (Murphy), working together as the LFM joint venture, has named a joint venture of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and Ramboll as its design partner, supporting LFM’s preparation for involvement in major rail infrastructure projects.
LFM joint venture logo

LFM joint venture logo

Steven Brown. Ramboll

Steve Brown

UK Market Director, Rail
T: +44 7799 864 156
Will Duckett. Ramboll

Will Duckett

Head of Rail, UK
T: +44 23 8081 7500

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and Ramboll have worked together on many high profile projects over the last ten years, and the combined team will provide engineering design services including tunnelling, earthworks, structures, highways and viaducts.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will draw on its expertise in delivering international high speed rail projects, from environmental and feasibility studies to engineering, construction management and commissioning; including rail system engineering for High Speed 2 – Phase One in the UK, the Cologne-Rhine Main Line, Taiwan High Speed Railway, Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed rail and California High Speed Rail. This is combined with Ramboll’s experience on Norway’s new High Speed rail line, the upgrade of Denmark’s entire rail signalling system to ERTMS, the world’s longest road/rail tunnel – Fehmarnbelt, and successful work on over a hundred design and build projects in the UK.

Nadia Savage, LFM JV board director said, “I am delighted to welcome the WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and Ramboll JV to the team. Both are acknowledged experts in innovation and advanced engineering, and will be crucial to our plans to participate in the UK’s latest high speed rail project.”

Peter Humphreys, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and Ramboll JV project director said: “We are looking forward to applying our combined experience in designing, planning and engineering rail projects internationally to support LFM. We have a long standing relationship with the members of the LFM JV, where we’ve worked together on UK rail projects such as most recently on Manchester Metrolink. Our proven combined international high-speed rail experience means that our JV is well positioned to support their ambitions in this sector.”

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About LFM:

The joint venture combines world-class experience in delivering major high speed rail projects, together with acknowledged global expertise in tunnelling and creating stations. The partners of LFM also have an exceptional track record in engineering innovation, including off-site manufacturing, sustainability, employment, training and skills development.

Laing O'Rourke - a globally diverse engineering and construction group headquartered in Dartford, UK, Laing O’Rourke has extensive world-wide experience in the rail industry and is currently involved in major projects in the UK, Canada, Middle East, Australia and Hong Kong.

FCC Construction - is part of FCC, the infrastructure, environmental services and water management group, a leading international infrastructure organisation. Throughout its 110 year history, FCC has worked on projects covering civil works, building, refurbishment and industrial works construction. With a presence in over 18 countries, it has international expertise that includes building more than 700km of high-speed railways to underground lines such as the Riyadh Metro, the world's largest public transport system currently under development. FCC also has significant experience constructing new train stations and major city terminals.

J. Murphy & Sons Limited (Murphy) - a leading multi-disciplined engineering and construction company with a rich heritage of safe, innovative and sustainable solutions to the most complex infrastructure challenges. Murphy has more than 4,000 employees and has offices in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and the Middle East. Murphy has been helping clients build resilient infrastructure for more than 60 years, working in civil engineering, tunnelling, rail, energy, water and wastewater, pipelines, building, highways, public realm and security, and piling.


About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff:

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff have combined and are now one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We bring together our 34,500 staff, based in more than 500 offices, across 40 countries to provide engineering and multidisciplinary services in a vast array of industry sectors, with a focus on technical excellence and client service.

In the UK, 5,150 people provide consultancy services to all aspects of the built and natural environment working across both the public and private sectors, with local and national governments, local authorities, developers, contractors and co-professionals. The combined business has been involved in many high profile UK projects including the Shard, Crossrail, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham, the re-development of London Bridge Station, Manchester Metrolink and the London Olympic & Paralympic Route Network.


About Ramboll:

Founded in Denmark in 1945, Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company renowned for its creativity and commitment to creating sustainable solutions and societies. The company has more than 13,000 people across 300 offices in 35 countries working across Buildings, Transport, Planning & Urban Design, Water, Environment and Health, Energy, Oil & Gas, and Management Consulting. In the UK Ramboll is working on many renowned projects including the Queensferry Crossing in Scotland, the Mersey Gateway crossing in Runcorn, Crossrail stations including Custom House and Paddington, the Thameslink Bermondsey Dive Under and, together with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, the TfL Structures and Tunnels Investment Portfolio for the refurbishment of key infrastructure.



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