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Danube railway tunnel, Hungary
We provided decision supporting, feasibility and environmental impact studies for the urban and suburban railway interoperability programme including an under-Danube rail tunnel.
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BMW car manufacturing plant in Debrecen, Hungary
Carrying out an environmental impact assessment and subsequent environmental consultancy tasks on the planned manufacturing site of BMW.
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The Mott MacDonald Hungary office celebrated 15 active years in 2022, during this time we have stablished ourselves as a leading engineering consultancy in the country.

Our team in Budapest has access to the Group’s global technical and management resources. This combination of local and international knowledge means we offer an unrivalled range of services in sectors such as advisory, built environment, energy, transport and water.

We've carried out many environmental impact assessments for biorefinery plants, biomass power plants, motorways as well as a natural gas storage facility.

Foundation and geotechnics

Geotechnics is the backbone to our project focus, and we have a large, dedicated team to support the delivery of underground works for projects which are located around globe. We have extensive experience in providing feasibility studies, tender design, detailed design, technical reports, due diligence works as well as supervision. We are also well respected in delivery of geological model development which allows our clients to understand ground risk.

Our integrated approach to handling geotechnical engineering problems draws on the diverse experience of our specialists. Our knowledge covers the majority of geotechnical engineering challenges and to a high quality.

Key services

Structural engineering

Our structural engineering team complement the work conducted by our ground engineering services. Our team contributes to the delivery at all stages of design and construction. Our engineers are conversant in the latest software tools and conduct this in 2D and 3D environments. Our primary focus is on the delivery of reinforced concrete design whether in-situ or precast and provide support to construction teams on site during design implementation or technical changes.


We’ve contributed to the design delivery of several high-profile projects which include tunnelling elements including, recently, Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (USA), High Speed 2 (UK), Vancouver Broadway Metro (Canada) and Tarbela 5 hydropower project (Pakistan).

Our team is able to support tunnel design at all stages from has worked on tunnels of stages from tender design, to detailed design and construction support services. We have a reputation for providing innovative and practical solutions on time, under challenging deadlines.

Key services

  • Tunnel design
  • Sprayed concrete linings
  • Segmental tunnel linings
  • Hard rock and soft ground
  • Settlement and monitoring
  • Numerical modelling

BIM and CAD software

With leading edge expertise in a wide range of engineering-purpose software, we provide optimised solutions with enhanced performance and greater predictability.

Our staff possess decades of experience in drawing and design, automated or batch processing, full 3D modelling and in building information modelling (BIM) environments.

We have full access to all discipline-specific Autodesk or Bentley software applications through our corporate license.


Our GIS team have experience in a wide range of GIS services including land parcel mapping, crop classification using satellite imagery, surveying, processing and analysing LIDAR data and point clouds, water and wastewater pipeline and infrastructure database management.

Examples of projects from our GIS portfolio supporting the Mott MacDonald Group: HS2, TTT (Thames Tideway Tunnels), DEFRA Noise Modelling project, Land referencing and SQL database upload tasks, Fens Reservoir and South Lincolnshire Reservoir projects.

Key services

  • Land referencing and SQL database upload tasks

  • Digitizing, title capture, vector data amendments, creating layouts, using OS mapping

  • Moata Land Management data upload

  • Converting raw data to proper GIS format

  • Building new web maps

Software used

  • ArcGIS Desktop
  • ArcGIS Pro
  • ArcGIS Online
  • Microsoft SQL Management Studio
  • QGIS
  • Bentley MicroStation
  • FME
  • Global Mapper

Environmental advisory

Our environmental team holds all expert certificates required for undertaking environmental assessments. So, we guarantee outstanding quality in the production and presentation of documentations in short timeframes.

Examples of projects from our comprehensive environmental advisory portfolio in Hungary include metro and urban railway schemes (e.g. Danube Railway Tunnel, H7 surface extension, M3 reconstruction and extension, Nepliget Railway Station), motorways (e.g. M1 widening to 2x3 lanes, M5xM8 junction, M76, Paks-Kalocsa Danube bridge) as well as major greenfield manufacturing developments such as the BMW car manufacturing plant in Debrecen, SK Innovation’s Li-ion battery production in Komarom, GIANT’s bike manufacturing plant in Gyongyos and Doosan’s copper foil production plant in Tatabanya.

Key services

  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Strategic environmental management
  • Environmental planning and permitting
  • Environmental due diligence
  • Feasibility studies, EU-funded project applications
  • Climate change advisory
  • Sustainability services
  • Air quality and noise modelling
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