LICengineering, which specialises in offshore constructions, will join NIRAS on October 1st 2023, bringing a range of strong specialist competencies to a growing offshore market.
LICengineering, now part of NIRAS, has strong expertise and many years of experience in planning and designing offshore structures, experiences that can be highly valuable for NIRAS' numerous projects in Denmark and internationally. With the integration, LICengineering changes its name to ”LICengineering – part of the NIRAS Group”.
Their experience in designing offshore constructions comes from many years of working on significant projects such as The Great Belt Bridge (Storebæltsbroen), the Øresund Bridge, the Northwind Windfarm and the Krigers Flak Wind Farm, with several of these projects done in collaboration with NIRAS.
Currently, LICengineering is also assisting with the offshore renovation of Denmark's natural gas field, Tyra, which is scheduled to reopen in the winter of 2023/2024 to enhance the energy supply to Danish households and industries and reduce dependence on the European gas market.
The competencies in offshore constructions will strengthen NIRAS' ability to contribute to the energy companies' transition in energy production
"The entire energy sector is undergoing significant changes in these years, and there is a need for resources, expertise, and experience in offshore constructions, which LICengineering can provide. These competencies will be central in the energy transition because there is a significant need to build large structures such as offshore wind turbines, port expansions and energy islands, such as the one in the North Sea, where NIRAS is an advisor to the Njord contractor consortium under the VindØ investor consortium," says Senior Vice President in NIRAS, Carsten Heine Lund.
"Another example is the extensive expansion of Rønne Harbor, where NIRAS, as the client advisor, assists the harbor in preparing for future needs and requirements for shipping ports and adjustments related to the Bornholm energy island," Carsten continues.
Digital and technical specialist competencies – a platform for development and training
LICengineering has strong specialist competencies in marine and coastal constructions and extensive knowledge of offshore pipelines and cables, which will complement and supplement the other market areas in NIRAS within marine and offshore services. Additionally, LICengineering has access to a range of advanced digital tools.
The success and pace of the green energy transition, along with ensuring future energy supply, depend significantly on sufficient and qualified workforce – something that is currently a bottleneck for these important efforts.
"LICengineering has a unique professional environment for the development and training of future offshore specialists, and joining NIRAS will create a very strong platform for accelerating this crucial training process," says Morten Christensen, Head of LICengineering's office in Esbjerg.
Facts about LICengineering
LICengineering is a leading design and consultancy company, working within the offshore and marine energy sector. It offers a wide range of services throughout the phases of a project/project cycle – from conceptual design and detailed drawings all the way to fabrication & installation, on-site inspection and in-service operations and decommissioning.
If you are interested to learn more about LICengineering, visit www.liceng.dk
Perfect timing: The right move for both LICengineering and NIRAS right now
"We look forward to contribute to the strong professional community at NIRAS. Together, we have greater capacity to participate in the many upcoming marine and offshore projects necessary to expand renewable energy production," says CEO, Niels-Erik Ottesen Hansen.
"Becoming a part of NIRAS also allows us to offer our employees more opportunities for exciting and diverse tasks at home and abroad," Niels-Erik continues.
Esbjerg as Denmark's offshore center
Through this integration, NIRAS' presence and activities in Esbjerg will be significantly strengthened.
"We see Esbjerg as one of the central locations in the expansion of the green energy sector in Denmark, and this has only been reinforced by the 'Esbjerg Declaration' in May 2022. With the acquisition of LICengineering and its 20 employees, we will have twice as many colleagues in the area, which is a strong development for NIRAS' office in Esbjerg," concludes Vice President in NIRAS, Christoffer Truelsen.