Reflecting on SMEC’s history of delivering nation-building infrastructure, James discussed a few of his favourite projects, built to impact and improve everyday lives.
“There’s the NorthConnex tunnel, the longest and deepest to be built in Sydney; the Snowy 2.0, built to provide renewable energy for future generations; Hells Gates Dam, which will help improve water supply and manage floods; Adelaide’s desalination plant, delivering up to 100 billion litres of water every year; and the Yarranlea Solar farm about 50 kilometres west of Toowoomba that’s busily powering up to 32,000 homes,” says James.
Addressing the challenges of 2020, James considers the ability and resilience of SMEC’s employees to be some of our greatest strengths – a spirit which not only enabled us to effectively manage our way through 2020 but also drives our delivery of innovative and sustainable solutions.
“Our business is founded on sustainability, and we are committed to continuing to deliver sustainable solutions that help to connect, move and power people and communities,” says James. “I spend a lot of time encouraging our people to do things differently, capture those differences and then develop them into our design practices. What we do makes a real difference and creates an enormous footprint that will last for future generations.”
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SMEC carried out the detailed engineering design services for the project, harmonizing the design and construction methodology with the adjacent North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR), another major infrastructure undertaking in the Philippines. The two projects will be built on the shared corridor of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) right of way.
Libby Paholski, SMEC Functional General Manager of Environment & Social Development Group - ASEAN, recently spoke at the 2022 International Development Opportunities Seminar. The seminar was organised by the Australian Government through the Australian Embassy in Manila and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).
SMEC is pleased to announce that they have joined the Qazaq Green Association in Khazakhstan as a member. With global expertise and as a trusted partner for our clients, SMEC has significant experience in renewables projects and enabling sustainability objectives in key infrastructure projects.
SMEC Malawi has been appointed by the Ministry of Forestry and Natural Resources in Malawi to carry out the “Consulting services for feasibility study, preliminary engineering design, detailed engineering design and construction supervision of small and medium sized multipurpose dams including establishment of community based operational and maintenance institutional arrangements.”