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Momentum 48



We’re often asked to take ideas expressed by our clients and partners and, using our expertise, experience and understanding of local context, to translate those concepts into solutions. This focus on strengthening performance to deliver more sustainable outcomes faster, more safely and more efficiently is summed up in the theme for this edition of our customer magazine Momentum: “Making big ideas work”.

Here are the headlines for this issue:

  • Could €3.2bn buy energy security for Europe? Our research into Ukraine’s gas infrastructure shapes an action plan for both the country and the continent.
  • Introducing the world’s first variable density slurry tunnel boring machines, which are reducing risk on a mammoth Malaysian metro project.
  • Can private sector-led skills development supercharge India’s economy? We’re helping design and deliver a national skills framework to drive growth.
  • Keeping it simple, saving lives. We designed a low-tech sanitation facility to tackle a deadly outbreak of cholera in Haiti, built in just three months and for 20% of the cost of a nearby project.
  • Strengthening health care provision through flexible technical assistance. Our financial analysis of a health service initiative in Pakistan saved PKR2.5bn while improving overall reach.
  • Fast, sleek, minimal – and award-winning: what combining ultra-high performance concrete and prefabrication means to bridge design.
  • Cutting carbon by 57% cut costs by 25% too, by making better use of existing infrastructure on a major water supply resilience scheme.
  • Robot spiders and sausage factories. As immersed tube tunnel projects grow more common and more ambitious, novel approaches are required to assure safety, schedule and budget.

There’s another common thread that runs through each of these articles: our commitment to helping our clients make what are often life-changing improvements to our world.

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