They outline and design tomorrow's society.
There is a good chance that you have already encountered NIRAS. At least in terms of projects that they have been involved in. As consultant engineers, they do not affix little “Made in” stickers to their projects. If they did, you would see them everywhere.
The windmills you can see when approaching Copenhagen Airport is one example. With their primary competencies in environmental assessment and off-shore wind turbine foundations they at NIRAS contribute to the Danish - and global - wind-power adventure. Iconic structures such as DOKK1 in Aarhus and the DR(Danish Broadcasting Corporation)’s concert hall are also projects that NIRAS has contributed to. Their process industry specialists design dairies and breweries worldwide. They do road construction in Norway and environmental assignments in Sweden.
They have a wide reach. Both professionally and geographically. They have 2,200 employees in 51 offices in 27 countries. They have projects in 108 countries. They work with everything from processing plants and construction over energy, environment, and infrastructure to third world aid and urban planning.
Understand the challenges of the customer
Across national borders and professional areas runs a common thread. They strive to be a ”next generation consultancy.” The consultancy of the future must both fully understand the challenges facing the client and offer employees with a wide array of pin sharp skills. They believe that knowledge commits you - and not just to your clients. They participate in the societal debates in areas where their knowledge makes it relevant and their practicum placements and professional Ph.D’s gives us a close collaboration with engineering programmes and other universities.
Their knowledge contributes to the solving of some of the big societal challenges. Whether dealing with major infrastructure projects, construction, or development aid, their focus is on the creation of sustainable solutions. In 2015, the UN presented 17 ambitious goals for sustainable development. These goals are only achievable if governments, NGO’s, and private enterprises all do their bit. This is why sustainability has a central place both in NIRAS’s current services and when they develop their business.