In the context of project delivery, our advisors are able to analyze the forces that are driving global markets and shaping the global economy in order to identify investment opportunities. We work with you to shape your strategic plans and prepare compelling business cases that support projects and programs under consideration.
Our experts can advise you on any statutory and legislative measures that could affect project delivery, as well as develop delivery models that can achieve your objectives, and assist with the establishment and operation of a project’s financing structure.
As part of an international organisation, WSP experts are supported by our strategic consulting team, whenever needed, to ensure successful project delivery.
In the United States, WSP has been helping shape high-speed rail in California from the earliest feasibility studies in the 1990s to business plans in 2014. The California High Speed Rail Authority is scheduled to begin high-speed operations by 2022, with a connection from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under 3 hours at speeds of 350 km/h (220mph) by 2029. We are now serving as the Authority’s Rail Delivery Partner (RDP), a seven-year engagement from the planning and preliminary design phase through to project delivery and operations.
The RDP role builds on the firm’s previous work as the Authority’s Program Management Team. In this capacity, WSP coordinated the activities of over 35 sub-consultants, and prepared the statewide program-level Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). We also produced the full suite of technical memoranda, comprising 130 program-wide technical guidance documents, technical requirements, a 1,400-page design criteria manual, and standards and directives that will define the high-speed train system in California and assist the Federal Railroad Administration in defining standards and regulations for the US market.