WSP aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the railway industry. We believe railways are a cornerstone in building a sustainable transportation system, helping to future proof our cities.

Our rurally focused ‘Water for Agriculture’ team is made up of pragmatic, capable people who understand that rural businesses are a way of life, not just a job. WSP has been involved in the development of much of the infrastructure in heartland New Zealand for generations through our Ministry of Works roots.

Our rurally focused ‘Water for Agriculture’ team is made up of pragmatic, capable people who understand that rural businesses are a way of life, not just a job. WSP Opus has been involved in the development of much of the infrastructure in heartland New Zealand for generations through our Ministry of Works roots.

We work for a diverse range of clients, from small privately owned enterprises and farms, through to large corporate or government entities.

Our regionally based rural team includes project managers, civil, geotechnical, mechanical and electrical engineers, surveyors, scientists and planners. This team of respected industry specialists has also been the extensively involved in developing best practice guidelines within primary industries such as the IPENZ practice notes for DairyNZ and the New Zealand Irrigation Design Code of Practice.

 

We can provide you with:

  • Extensive experience in managing diverse and technically challenging projects from planning and design through to construction & operation performance improvement
  • Qualified and experienced staff from a wide range of professions to be able to provide a one-stop shop
  • Conveniently located offices countrywide
  • The ability to provide commercially independent and consistently high quality service.

 

Visit our Water for Agriculture website for more information on services such as:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Community water schemes
  • Asset management
  • On farm-water storage
  • Land nutrient managment
  • Farm dairy effluent
  • WSP pond drop test
  • Infrastructure
Visit our Water for Agriculture website

IPOM™

A true holistic approach comes from building the competence pyramid from bottom-up. By doing so, we are able to call upon profound technical knowledge as well as strategic advisory services. This is why WSP stands on firm ground when it comes to advising the rail industry.

DEMAND-DRIVEN-DESIGN PROCESS™

WSP’s risk-minimizing Demand-Driven-Design™ (3D) process strives to fulfill client’s needs from a system perspective. We challenge our clients in order to identify their overarching requirements, rather than being solution driven. This is how we remain truly accountable to our clients.

 

THE PRODUCT ASSURANCE PRINCIPLE©

Optimizing an existing product platform for a new client, in order to minimize LCC, may introduce unproven designs. Such benefits should only be considered if they more than balance the financial risk of technical failure, operational loss and late modifications.

ROLLING STOCK SERVICES: 

PRE-STUDY - DEMAND ANALYSIS

  • Fleet options, capability, and sizing
  • Stakeholder demands/requirement assessments
  • Conceptual studies
  • System engineering

 PROCUREMENT

  • Vehicle design criteria
  • Vehicle technical specifications
  • Vehicle concept
  • Cost estimate
  • Special studies
  • Compliance with US (FRA) and EU (TSI) regulations
  • Evaluation models
  • Evaluation and negotiations
  • Bid support

 IMPLEMENTATION - VEHICLE DELIVERY

  • Project management
  • Engineering management
  • Design reviews
  • First article inspections
  • Qualification testing
  • Quality assurance/control
  • Document control
  • Factory inspection
  • Testing and acceptance
  • Homologation and safety approval process

OPERATIONS - POST VEHICLE DELIVERY

  • Warranty support
  • Vehicle reliability/maintainability
  • Cost estimates
  • Vehicle upgrades, modernizations, and overhauls
  • Project/Engineering management
  • Quality assurance/control
  • Vehicle disposal

GENERAL - WORLDWIDE TECHNICAL INSPECTIONS

  • Special track inspections
  • Structural steel inspection
  • Electrical inspection
  • Signal & communication inspection
  • Paint & chemical inspection
  • Quality audits