Danish company Ramboll has won a contract for providing detailed design services and technical support during the construction of the 21.8km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, India’s longest sea bridge linking Mumbai with the satellite city of Navi Mumbai.
The Danish firm is acting as an advisor for Tata Projects-Daewoo, the Indian and South Korean joint venture that won the $2.2bn Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project.
Full-time employment will be provided to 50 Ramboll bridge experts in India, the UK and Denmark during the design and construction phase.
Work includes geotechnical studies, foundation design, column and superstructure as well as the supervision of the building site.
Major Crossings global division director at Ramboll Lars Thorbek said: “We are incredibly pleased to be awarded this prestigious project.
“It is in line with Ramboll’s new strategy to extend our activities with major crossings, bridges and tunnels globally and will help strengthen our position as a significant international player in bridge design.”
The six-lane Mumbai Trans Harbour Link will have two emergency exit lanes. Construction will begin in mid-2018 and be completed by the end of 2022.
The bridge is expected to cater to 62,000 passenger car units daily in the first year of operation and 200,000 in the 30 years of operation on the assumption that the Navi Mumbai International Airport will have become operational.
Ramboll stated that major crossings is a strategic focus area in its 2020 strategy, called Spearhead service, which aims to strengthen the company’s expertise and drive growth in the years ahead.
Thorbek said: “We are counting strongly on bridges and tunnels. We expect revenue to increase by 35% globally by the end of 2020 – in a market that is expected to grow by just under 6% in the same period.
“The North American, Scandinavian and German markets are expected to be particularly favourable.”