Ramboll has acquired Vertix Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd (Vertix), a transport consultancy specialised in master planning, ITS solutions, and pedestrian modelling and simulation. Vertix has over the last eight years worked on more than 500 projects in Singapore and South East Asia such as the Singapore to Malaysia HSR and RTS links, Tuas Port development and Mandai Resorts.
There is a need to reform the way we plan, use and own urban mobility systems and assets. Urbanisation and population growths are stressing our transport systems causing externalities such as air pollution, congestion, accidents and climate change. Innovative technologies can help mitigate some of the issues, however, equally important are policies and organisation within the transport sector.
Future of mobility systems–digital and connected
Digitalisation, electrification and connectivity will play an increasing role in creating sustainable mobility systems of the future.
Jukka-Pekka Pitkänen, Global Division Director Smart Mobility, Ramboll said: “With Vertix, Ramboll is acquiring world-class consultants with unique insights from Singapore which is considered among the most technically advanced cities in the world. The acquisition complements Ramboll’s Scandinavian grounded tradition for integrated and low-carbon systems and makes it possible for Ramboll to bring the best of both worlds to our clients.”
Mobility solutions focused on the needs of people is a key lever for achieving liveable cities, there is a need to shift focus from infrastructure to accessibility, calling for a more integrated approach for solving today’s mobility challenges.
“We have worked together with Ramboll on multiple projects in the intersection between urban planning, buildings and mobility and know from experience that we are a good fit.” says Nick Fellows, Managing Director, Vertix. “Together we will be able to offer a full range of smart mobility services and have sufficient resources to take on very large and complex projects.”
Ramboll has been present for almost 20 years in Singapore delivering high-end solutions within blue-green infrastructure, environment & health, energy, building and transport domains, including work on the Mandai Nature Safari Park in Singapore and the new Four Seasons hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. — Construction+ Online