At WSP, we put the highest ethical standards at the centre of everything we do. Everyone benefits from this approach. We share a passion for our work, no matter how big or small the project is or where it is located.
“There is something special about how people value their work, as well as an openness and enjoyment of working together globally,” says Eva Nilsson, Global Director, Industry and Energy.
At WSP, we value our business-minded approach and are engaged in our work. “We have grown tremendously since I joined, and I still get that feeling of working in a small company, but with big connections,” says Eva.
“We meet regularly, we know each other, and at the end of the day, this gives us a huge advantage. We perform better, and we add value because we really connect with one another.”
Our people made a difference in every project – here are some examples.
Shenzhen China Resource Headquarters
Inspired by the shoot of the Spring Bamboo, a universal symbol for life and vitality, the 400-metre, 67-storey China Resources Headquarters Tower is one of China Resources' flagship projects and a new landmark in Shenzhen Bay.
WSP worked with US-based architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox as the Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) and Vertical Transportation System (VTS) engineering consultant, which included tender and construction stage support. The unique shape of the building and strict statutory requirements prevented the positioning of plant equipment on the roof.
To meet this challenge, WSP designed multiple space-efficient plant facilities to be located on the lower floors. The smoke extraction system was positioned on the roof, as required by local regulations. In total, 60 elevators travel within the core, with additional shuttle elevators serving the upper floors.
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McInnis Cement Plant
The McInnis Cement Plant has an estimated annual production capacity of over two million tons per year, and is one of the largest of its kind in North America. In meeting and exceeding the highest performance standards in the world, this major industrial complex challenges the status quo with a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to similar facilities, and 97% less emissions of SOx and NOx.
Leveraging expertise from our different divisions and regional offices in a truly multidisciplinary approach, WSP was first mandated by McInnis Cement in the project definition phase. Services at this stage included engineering studies, environmental permitting, high-level planning and estimating, detailed engineering, procurement and project and construction management. WSP also acted as Owner’s Representative during the implementation of the various McInnis Cement distribution terminals throughout North America.
“This complex project is an economic driver for the Gaspé region in the province of Quebec and we were proud to assist our client in making it a success and shaping the communities of tomorrow,” says Project Lead Ali Ashraf.
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