New carbon-neutral drinks factory in Rotterdam for leading juice brand innocent

The NIRAS owned company Integrated Food Projects has laid the foundations for a new $250 million carbon-neutral drinks factory in Rotterdam for leading juice and smoothie company innocent.

Carlsberg’s new head office in Denmark presents sustainable solutions

The construction encompasses multiple green solutions, such as bamboo floors and facades made of recycled copper. Solar panels on the roof reduce energy consumptions, and green rooftops contribute to collect rainwater, which is led into the lake in Carl Jacobsen’s garden. NIRAS has consulted on all engineering disciplines.

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One of the world's most technologically advanced poultry-processing plants

Maple Leaf Foods has involved NIRAS in the overall planning of its new 660 mill CAD$ state of the art poultry processing plant in Ontario. NIRAS has facilitated the master planning and design to tender phase as subject matter expert and project facilitator.

Red rubies on a green agenda

The mining company Greenland Ruby extracts rubies and sapphires in Southwestern Greenland under thorough environmental monitoring. NIRAS is facilitating a statutory environmental monitoring programme, which in combination with other initiatives will ensure sustainability, social responsibility, and Greenland’s stunning nature.

From market gardens to fish farms, assessing a project’s impact on the lives of people along the inner delta of the Niger River

Following a long history of cooperation, NIRAS continues to support Sweden in its work to promote the sustainable management of natural resources in Mali.

From lifting pallets to lifting the green agenda

The Danish pallet lifter manufacturer Ole Almeborg A/S is approaching its green agenda in a consistent and efficient way. NIRAS has assisted the company in producing an audit and identifying six areas of intervention.

Modernising Cambodia’s hydraulic and irrigation systems and practices

The four-year WAT4CAM project is helping to upgrade outdated infrastructure and taking the opportunity to support innovative, climate-friendly farming.

Masterplanning of a modern meat production facility in South Korea

NIRAS has produced the masterplan for NH Pukyung Pig Farmers’ new production plant in South Korea. The masterplan secures that the new facilities can meet future demands with the highest possible level of hygienic layouts and quality of the products.

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Bringing renewable energy-­powered electricity to a Liberian coastal community

A team of experts investigated the feasibility of establishing a small, EU-funded hydropower plant in Sinoe Rapids, an hour or so inland from Greenville City.

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Promoting family farming as a means to tackle poverty, improve rural livelihoods and decrease childhood malnutrition

This EU-funded project aims to verify how ­Guatemala tracks the performance of its national programme to support subsistence farmers and strengthen government capacity to monitor and improve its interventions going forward.


Improving the lives of local communities through public sanitation works and treatment of erosion in Congo

Multiple feasibility studies are being prepared laying the groundwork for the implementation of the EU’s Resilient Cities programme in Nkayi and Owando, two cities facing similiar modernisation challenges.

Lely Orbiter: A unique concept for small-scale dairy production

Together with the Dutch company Lely, NIRAS in the Netherlands has developed the “Lely Orbiter” which makes it possible to produce, process and bottle milk directly at the dairy farm.

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Strengthening Guyana’s ­natural defences against effects of climate change while mitigating the risk of disasters

A team of climate change and ­environmental experts worked with regulators to develop legislative packages supporting the country’s integrated coastal zone management efforts, ensuring stakeholder engagement throughout the process.

Supporting Chad in reaching its goals of improving sustainable access to irrigated land and diversifying production systems

A team of NIRAS experts developed a baseline study to enable future measurement of progress in the nation’s food and nutrition programme to improve livelihoods, fight malnutrition, and increase food security.

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The new Lalandia melts into the landscape in Søndervig

A new large Lalandia holiday centre will during the next few years arise in Søndervig by Ringkøbing, Denmark. The project utilises many of NIRAS’ specialists and offers exciting solutions in regards to both functionality and aesthetics.


Improving the quality and ­efficiency of the justice ­sector and strengthening the rule of law in Ethiopia

In making its processes more consultative and addressing challenges related to investigation, prosecution, adjudication, and detention, Ethiopia’s criminal justice system is undergoing serious reform with support from the EU.

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Optimising the effectiveness and efficiency of EU support to Central American integration efforts

EU-funded programme’s two-track focus builds the institutional capacity of the Central American Integration System and showcases EU activities that support regional integration and cooperation between Europe and Central America.

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Promoting gender mainstreaming and greater equality between women and men in Kosovo

In its fourth and final year supporting the national Agency for Gender Equality, this Sida-funded project has delivered several successes in the fight to address ­imbalances between the sexes.

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Generating sustainable rural income and restoring priority degraded forest areas

By promoting the growth of small and medium commercial tree plantations, the Planted Forest Grant Scheme hopes to energise Mozambique's forestry sector and enhance local livelihoods while mitigating climate change.

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Enhancing implementation of the SDGs and effectiveness of EU aid by supporting joint planning of development cooperation among EU partners

An assignment under FWC SIEA 2018- Lot 3 (Human Rights, Democracy and Peace), NIRAS is providing a Technical Assistance Facility to support DG DEVCO, the EU Delegations and Member State embassies in integrating Agenda 2030 into Joint Programming efforts

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Contributing to the improvement of employment and income-­ generating opportunities for youth in Ethiopia

For 20 years, the German Financial ­Cooperation with Ethiopia has been supporting efforts to make vocational training more demand-driven. Phase IV of the Vocational Education and Agricultural Training Programme continues to develop skills and competences that meet the needs of economic and social sectors for employment and self-employment.

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Advanced model tests pumps for cloudburst tunnel

A tunnel shaft with appertaining pumps will be tested with a specially designed model. The solutions are part of a major cloudburst project in Copenhagen.

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Innovative capacity-building programme mainstreams climate change adaptation and disaster risk management into water supply and sanitation

Integrating vulnerability and resilience into Cambodia’ rural water supply and sanitation investment plans will ensure infrastructure sustainability

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New packaging line for Farm Frites

NIRAS has assisted leading Dutch producer of processed potato fries, Farm Frites, in the construction of a new packaging line. The new line will augment packaging capacity by 60 percent.

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Land registration: the foundation of sustainable development in Ethiopia

REILA's goal was launched in 2011 to establish an efficient, transparent, and equitable system for land registration. The REILA project was so successful that the Government of Ethiopia formally adopted REILA’s registration system as their method of choice in land administration activities. REILA II has just been launched and runs until 2021.

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Financing facility funds skills development projects in eight African countries

Supported by the German Government, this African Union Commission (AUC) initiative aims to strengthen the occupational prospects of young people in Africa.

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Amazing LEGO Campus in Billund

In Billund employees have moved into the new LEGO Campus’ first leg of the in total 55,000 square meter building, which in the future will house many of the company’s employees in Denmark.

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Building an inclusive and sustainable agricultural sector in Cambodia

As part of a larger European Union effort to support Cambodian agriculture, this programme focussed on harmonising fisheries and livestock policy and law, improving product quality, and building capacity across the sector

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A new large datacenter will see the light of day in Denmark in 2020

NIRAS is part of the team that will construct a new large datacenter for a confidential client in Southern Denmark. The first leg of the datacenter will be complete and ready for use during 2020.

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Oserian Two Lakes: Sustainability where it matters the most

A flower farm in Kenya invests heavily in sustainability to coexist with unique nature and wildlife. NIRAS helps masterplanning the sustainable transformation.

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At the intersection of livelihoods and the environment in Laos

The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative helps farmers to find new livelihoods and sources of income while simultaneously improving sustainable land management practices

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Finansparken Bjergsted – One of the Europe’s largest commercial buildings built in the wood

NIRAS has participated in the construction and engineering solutions for Europe’s largest commercial building constructed in wood, Finansparken in Stavanger in Norway.

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Achieve sustainable buildings with SDG Measure

How do you build sustainably? With SDG Measure, we help you move from good intentions to specific solutions.

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Reducing the impact of China’s international trade in forest products

The China-UK Collaboration on International Forest Investment and Trade (InFIT) is a multiyear programme promoting verification systems and encouraging collaboration between stakeholders

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NBBC: Global benchmarking of the Beer & Beverage industry

NIRAS offers the most extensive benchmarking service of the global beer and beverage industry, which permits the members to freely explore data and make comparisons across regions and plant sizes. The tool is based on more than 35 years of experience and has a strong focus on flexibility and sustainability.

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NIRAS to oversee €400M loan to strengthen Ukraine’s agri-food sector

In a bid to boost productivity and competitiveness in the cereals, oilseeds and fisheries value chains, the EIB strengthens access to credit for mid-caps and SMEs

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Supporting the farmers of northern Cyprus – with finance and in the fields

Farm Advisory Services were established to support the economic development of the agriculture sector by both providing expert advice and facilitating access to EU grant funding

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Transforming agricultural production in Kenya

By increasing productivity, improving entrepreneurial skills, providing access to markets, and strengthening coordination within the agricultural sector, the Agricultural Sector Development Support Programme seeks to create opportunities for the poor to support themselves

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Protecting the Amazon by promoting sustainable forest management

By creating national forests within regions vulnerable to rampant deforestation, Brazil is working to promote sustainable economic development while protecting precious forest resources

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Supporting economically and ecologically sustainable growth in Indonesia

The Green Economic Growth Programme will help develop green businesses and support small-holder farmers and entrepreneurs, while protecting the area's vulnerable forests

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Keeping an eye on forest degradation – from space

By taking advantage of satellite data, our team is developing new tools and methods to monitor and map tropical dry forest degradation and deforestation and piloting them in Mozambique and Zambia

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Strengthening economies, ecosystems, and communities in East Africa

The PREPARED programme was a landscape-scale set of interventions in East Africa, focussing on freshwater biodiversity, transboundary freshwater ecosystems, and communities in the Lake Victoria Basin

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Bringing conservation finance to sustainable forestry in Borneo

The Sustainable Forest and Biodiversity Management in Borneo (SFBMB) project worked to strengthen local capacity to conserve forests and endangered species by applying conservation financing mechanisms and empowering local communities to plan and manage their resources sustainably

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Two funds helping to protect the environment

LTS International, the newest addition to the NIRAS Group, manages two funds aimed at helping the environment – one focused on halting biodiversity loss and the other on putting a stop to the illegal wildlife trade

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Measuring results to ensure sustainable development in Nepal

Inclusive growth programmes can only be effective long-term if their impact can be measured and plans adjusted accordingly. NIRAS's comprehensive monitoring and results measurement system enables ongoing learning and improvement in this Nepali project

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A multi-level approach to biodiversity conservation in ASEAN

The Biodiversity Conservation and Management of Protected Areas in ASEAN (BCAMP) project works to address complex environmental challenges and curb biodiversity loss

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Tried and tested green innovations improve agriculture in Ethiopia

Certified seeds, crop rotation, the use of a combine harvester, and other innovations like these have been out of reach for many poor farmers in rural Ethiopia. Introducing them to these farmers is a fast and guaranteed way to increase their productivity and income.

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Land tenure security and economic interventions for inclusive economic growth

To help bring about the success of Ethiopia’s Growth Transformation Plan, the LIFT project stimulates economic growth in four regional states through a combination of second-level land certification and M4P interventions aimed at improving incomes and incentivising investment.

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Albanian authorities combat livestock diseases to increase trade with the EU

An EU-funded project has assisted Albanian authorities and veterinarians in their efforts to eradicate several diseases threatening Albanian farm animals, improve public health, and give farmers more opportunities to enter the lucrative EU market.

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NIRAS completes project on protection of marine environment in Turkey

NIRAS Poland successfully completed 2-year project aimed at achieving Good Environmental Status in Turkey’s marine environment in alignment with the EU.

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Väsjö - a new town north of Stockholm

Väsjo is a new town development north of Stockholm with 4,400 residences for 10,000 people. NIRAS is responsible for designing all water, sewage and stormwater mains, which implies making 3D design of 15 kilometres of pipes.

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Supporting Turkey in building a disaster resilient society

NIRAS provides technical assistance and capacity building to Turkey’s national disaster and emergency management.

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Brains Brewery prepares for the future with new production plant in Cardiff

Brains Brewery in Cardiff needed to build a completely new production facility to meet the demands of increasing flexibility and versatility of the modern beer market. The brewery contacted NIRAS whose experts were involved in all facets of designing, planning and installing the brand new Dragon Brewery.

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Carlsberg’s Braveheart: Moving historical Holsten brewery in Hamburg to new plant

NIRAS played a key role in moving Carlsberg’s historical Holsten brewery from central Hamburg to the new Braveheart brewing plant. Carlsberg’s Braveheart brewery was officially opened on 4th November.

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Supporting a vibrant private sector in Zambia by focussing on micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises

The Accelerated Growth for SMEs (AGS) in Zambia programme supports MSME entrepreneurs in extending, developing and internationalising their businesses

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Rainwater, urban open spaces and basketball combined on old railway

The old railway area in Aalborg has now become a multifunctional landscape with apartments, shops and urban open spaces. Playing fields operate as stormwater tanks during heavy rain.

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Protecting Mongolia's forests through improved livelihoods

Mongolia makes use of forest user groups to protect its 10.8 million hectares of forest cover. They are helping to curb illegal logging and forest fires, but if they’re to thrive in the long term, the local members of these groups need to see improved returns for their activities.

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Enabling civil society to strengthen Macedonia’s democracy

Civica Mobilitas has helped civil society organisations in Macedonia bring about several social reforms by means of providing funding, capacity building, facilitation, and mentoring to its grantees.

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Joining the forests’ fight for survival in Morocco

The Kingdom of Morocco ranks second for biodiversity in the Mediterranean region, but its forests, the habitats for most of its endemic species, are under threat. The High Commission for Water, Forests, and the Fight against Desertification is taking action to protect this precious resource.

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Sowing the seeds for an entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem

The Viet Nam – Finland Innovation Partnership Programme was launched to lay the foundations for a national entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem that will foster entrepreneurship and sustainable economic growth.

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Forest management information system in Viet Nam ensures sustainability by providing up-to-date information

The efficient protection of Viet Nam’s forest resources requires accurate, up-to-date information in order to make sustainable management decisions. The widespread use of a standard management information system – FORMIS II– offers the answer.

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Greater Mekong Subregion champions safe, climate-friendly and inclusive agri-products

Technical training, market access, and improved regional policy networks accelerate the development of climate-friendly agricultural value chains under the Core Agriculture Support Programme, phase II.

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Cheese powder for the world: Danish company Lactosan expands production with new spray drying tower

Danish powdered cheese is in rising demand all over the world with especially consumers in China and Japan developing a taste for cheese during recent years. To meet demands, Lactosan has built a new spray drying tower with the assistance of NIRAS’ industrial architects and process engineers.

Waste water has a huge energy potential

The sewage treatment plants in Denmark are gradually changing their energy position going from pure electricity consumers to being actual producers of green energy.

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Great potential in new solar technology

The Dronninglund district heating company in Denmark has created one of the world’s largest solar heating systems.

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Waste water turned into district heating

With an innovative heat pump solution, Kalundborg Utility utilises waste water from a sewage treatment plant to produce district heating.

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Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel will be one of Denmark's largest

NIRAS is responsible for all engineering disciplines when Radisson Blu at Amager, Denmark, expands with 434 hotel apartments in a square, nine-story expansion with a green courtyard.

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Broad stakeholder involvement in district heating masterplan for Lolland municipality

NIRAS has prepared a master heating plan for the municipality of Lolland, which is located on an island in the southern part of Denmark. By involving the district heating utilities in the municipality, the basis for the master heating plan that describes the energy situation up to 2020 was formed.

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Beautiful bicycle bridge connects historic Copenhagen

A new bridge for bicyclists and pedestrians brings the historical parts of Copenhagen closer together. NIRAS has designed the beautiful bridge, called Lille Langebro, which will have up to 10,500 users daily.

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How recycling of district heating became competitive

An Elforsk project proved that heat pumps using re-circulated water as heating source can optimize and improve the efficiency of the energy utilization in the district heating system. Heat pumps can be a competitive alternative to traditional district heating and geothermal energy systems.

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Dairy saves time, money and CO2 emissions with a new high-bay warehouse

For years, lorries have been driving packing materials back and forth between Thise Dairy’s remote warehouses and the production site. But that ends now: A new high-bay warehouse at the dairy’s headquarters will provide plenty of space for the packing needs of the dairy and pave the way for many years of increased production of Thise’s renowned products.

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How to integrate SDGs when developing Climate Change Adaptation projects?

New guideline demonstrates how the SDGs can be integrated across projects.

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Energy efficient cookstoves in Laos assist Copenhagen Airport in becoming CO2-neutral

The implementation of Copenhagen Airport’s climate strategy is well underway as the airport has already achieved CO2 neutrality in 2019. NIRAS consultants have been actively involved in this process.

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600-degree hot stones are used to store green energy

A test model of a new type of energy storage has a large potential for storing wind and solar energy.

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E16 paves the way for skiers

The Norwegian highway E16 is planned to be expanded to a so-called 2+1 motorway/expressway for safer transport from Oslo to the ski resort Geilo and other sites.

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Major expansion of salmon processing plant in Norway boosts production capacity

An expansion and reconstruction of Marine Harvest's salmon processing plant, Ryfisk, in Norway has significantly increased the production capacity of the plant.

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NIRAS supports climate change adaption in Mozambique

Mozambique is among the ten countries most vulnerable to climate change. NIRAS helped Mozambique prepare for climate change through a variety of adaption strategies.

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Reducing Gambia’s vulnerability to sea level rise and associated impacts of climate change

A wide-ranging coastal protecting programme necessitated by the mounting risk of damage to human and economic activities in the coastal areas of Gambia.

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A new berth hand in hand with upgrades increase cargo traffic at African port

A much needed upgrade of the infrastructure in the port of Mombasa has expanded the vital port with a new berth and upgrades on existing berths allowing access for bigger ships.

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Large strain on the four Liberian ports demanded a National Port Master Plan

Completion of Master Plan for the national ports development in Liberia in order to ensure national development and anticipated growth

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Applying Local Adaptation to Climate Change in two African countries

NIRAS supports local adaptation to climate change in Mozambique and São Tomé e Príncipe through international development projects.

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Achieving the most competitive and preferred ports and shipping destination in the region

For the island nation Sri Lanka, maritime transport is essential. It is a leading transport model for international trade and accounts for a huge amount of Sri Lanka’s international logistics costs.

Container terminal at the port of Lomé, Togo

Development of the first modern container transhipment hub in West and Central Africa

A modernisation of the only port on the West African coast with natural deep water, Lomé, creates a gateway to landlocked countries; a container terminal operating to the highest international standards.

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A different approach to skills development

To address a shortage of skilled workers in Ghana, Danida launched a demand-based skills development project, which has proven to be so successful that other African countries want to follow its example.

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Strengthening a Democracy from Its Foundation

The Malian crisis in 2012 revealed deep and dangerous rifts in the fabric of its democracy, resulting in civil unrest and a coup d’etat. With support from DANIDA, Mali is rebuilding its government and addressing the old fractures in order to build a stronger democracy for the future.

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Stronger through Partnership: Building a Bioscience Knowledge Economy in Southern Africa

SANBio is a Southern African network designed to stimulate the growth of a bioscience knowledge economy between 13 countries. The resulting networking and partnership activities could one day lead to the discovery of scientific solutions to some of Africa’s most enduring problems.

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Focusing on market-driven value chains to improve farming livelihoods in Tajikistan

A World Bank loan and technical assistance from NIRAS are helping to commercialise the agricultural sector in Tajikistan and improve stakeholders’ livelihoods by increasing the quality of Tajik products in selected value chains and making them more marketable to buyers.

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Business training and market access help increase pay-offs in Ethiopian agricultural value chains

Over 300,000 Ethiopian farmers and their household members, agricultural cooperatives, associations, and other stakeholders in the agriculture industry are benefitting from AgroBIG Phase II. The programme supports agricultural value chain actors in various ways, increasing business skills and market links to improve their livelihoods.

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Setting boundaries for a brighter future

In Indonesia, there is a growing problem where village boundaries are breaking down due to the lack of an accurate transfer of information. This issue causes challenges to service delivery and sustainable development. To help solve this problem, NIRAS and local partner SEKALA were tasked with mapping 82 village boundaries in Riau Province in only 42 weeks.

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Improving access to sustainable energy while mitigating global climate change in the Mekong Region

The Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) in Mekong was launched in an effort to enhance the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions in the Greater Mekong Subregion as viable alternatives fossil fuel-driven power plants. Using lessons from Phase I of EEP Mekong, in Phase II NIRAS adjusted the programme’s focus and methods to gain a more efficient use of project resources in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

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EU Establishing a Help Desk to implement the use of the human rights-Based approach in development cooperation

The EU is shifting its focus in development cooperation to ensure the integration of human rights into every phase of its projects. The Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) is implementing a human rights-based approach in all future EU development cooperation, with NIRAS offering technical assistance.

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Building Palaces for Justice in Mozambique

The lack of infrastructure dedicated to practicing the laws of Mozambique has made it almost impossible for an average Mozambican to access the formal judiciary. By providing technical assistance to the building of two palaces of justice, NIRAS helped to bring the court closer to the people of the Guro and Nampula districts.

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Chicken, tea and maize create jobs in rural Mali, helping reduce emigration

NIRAS is helping to create agriculture sector jobs in the West African country of Mali. This creates opportunities for young people in particular, enabling them to avoid the tough decision of leaving their rural homes in search of employment elsewhere.

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Sowing Seeds to Help Georgia’s Agriculture Industry Grow

The joint Danish-Swiss Regional Economic Development programme was launched in southern Georgia in 2012. The five years that followed saw the development of infrastructure and the strengthening of value chains, and now stakeholders in the agriculture industry are picking the fruits of their efforts.

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NIRAS’ experts support the European Commission in its work on gender equality and women’s empowerment

The Gender Advisory Service is a support desk managed by NIRAS that assists the European Commission in successfully implementing its framework for promoting gender equality in its partner countries: The Gender Action Plan.

New production facility to the Seoul Dairy Cooperation

Masterplanning and unique knowledge of hygiene reforms existing large-scale production line into state-of-the-art production factory

A new masterplan will ensure that the production capacity of Seoul Dairy Cooperative will be prepared for future demands with the highest possible quality level of all products.

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Knowledge and business experience drives research project on environmental pollutants

NIRAS is part of a comprehensive research project, aimed at developing and implementing effective risk assessments and evaluations of remediation measures for environmental pollutants. Based on knowledge and its customer portfolio, NIRAS can test the methods directly against the market.

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NIRAS’ sampling in Lake Mälaren reveals cutting-edge results

Unique water and sediment samples from Lake Mälaren show that the environmental hazardous and previous un-explored variants PFAS substances. The unique samplings, which contain previous un-explored variants of PFAS are on a historical high level.

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EIA investigations optimised Denmark’s largest offshore wind turbine park

Four years of thorough environmental investigations and assessments ensure that Kriegers Flak offshore wind turbine park can be constructed with the fewest possible impacts on the environment.


Plant in Africa doubles its production capacity with upgrade

A global drinks producer in Africa expects increased growth in the market. In order to meet future demands, NIRAS has helped the customer to carry out a plant upgrade that doubled production capacity.

Oil tankers berthed at Sullom Voe Oil Terminal

The maintenance of Sullom Voe Oil Terminal’s marine infrastructure requires ongoing structural assessment

NIRAS has a local site office to provide year round technical assistance and contract management for critical maintenance and life extension works at the jetties.

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New lock in Södertälje for increased capacity

The Mälar Project will increase capacity and improve safety along the fairway through the Södertälje Canal and lock, as well as the fairway to Lake Mälaren in Sweden. The project also includes a new bascule bridge and new walking and cycling paths along the canal.

The oil terminal at Vasiliko, Cyprus

A new energy hub facility in the Eastern Mediterranean opens up a range of advantages for traders

In November 2014 a new oil product terminal in Vasiliko, Cyprus, opened for business. Thanks to the strategic location it is the first terminal of its kind in the Eastern Mediterranean, connecting Europe and the Black Sea with markets in the Middle East and Asia.

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Deeply involved in Denmark’s largest hospital construction

Aarhus University Hospital matches the size of a smaller provincial town. NIRAS is deeply involved in more parts of the gigantic project.

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Craft Brewer expands into new premises

NIRAS helped successful craft brewery to masterplan, project manage the front end engineering design and prepare the tenders for a new site.

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Detailed 3D city model provides overview of more than 176,000 buildings

Aarhus Municipality has an ambitious goal of finding new ways using 3D data in the planning and dialogue with the citizens. NIRAS has contributed with a digital 3D city model of the entire municipality, which shall transform ambitions into reality.

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New kindergarten constructed in wood focuses on sustainability and activities

At Østerbro in Copenhagen, a new large outlying kindergarten constructed in wood and providing space for play in a sustainable environment has opened.

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DR's concert hall - a floating meteor

The preparation of drawings for workshops and craftsmen approached the limit for what is technically possible, and more than 400,000 equations were applied to solve the task.

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Complex geometry behind spectacular towers in Copenhagen

Copenhagen's new prestigious buildings, the Axel Towers, was a huge technical mouthful demanding unique solutions.

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The stage in the park of Lindevang is also a rainwater reservoir

The residents at the park Lindevang in Frederiksberg have been given an open urban space that protects against floods, and at the same time gives schoolchildren an outdoor room for math, physics and biology activities.

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Top modern waterworks sets new standards

Working environment, clarity and drinking water safety are in focus at Esbjerg Waterworks. NIRAS was involved throughout the entire construction process of this top modern treatment plant.

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Denmark's longest climate road is established in Aalborg

A revolutionary road type with "perforated" asphalt absorbs rain from cloudbursts and saves Aalborg huge investments in new larger sewers and water collection systems.

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Un-manned de-icing airport facility ensures stable flight traffic

Thanks to a clever design of the de-icing facilities, one of UK’s busy airports have saved approximately 7% on the de-icing costs per day during the de-icing season.

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Tools make it easier for developing countries to prepare climate accounts

With the help of the ’Information Matters’ programme, Georgia, Colombia and Vietnam hope to improve their climate reporting to the UN.

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Tailored courses reduces the risk of oil spills in Greenland

Employees at the Greenlandic company Polaroil learn how to intervene correct in the event of an oil spill. Tailored courses reduce the risk of polluting the pristine environment.

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Industry-specific knowledge ensured the establishment of an efficient factory

NIRAS helped Arla Foods establishing the most modern milk powder factory in Northern Europe.

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Technical assistance to the Animal Health Department and the Food and Veterinary Laboratory, Kosovo

Farm animals in Kosovo have been plagued by infectious diseases for decades. The diseases hurt rural economies, and some are able to transfer to humans. To help curb them, NIRAS provided expertise and support to local authorities in their quest to protect the country's animals.

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Effective expansion at a South African brewery

Production does not stand still for a second when NIRAS consults on a new brewery in South Africa.

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Wastewater treatment in Macedonia

NIRAS and its consortium partners conducted studies to jumpstart improvements to wastewater infrastructure and living conditions in three municipalities of Macedonia. These measures were funded as part of the EU’s push to support improvements to the environmental sector.

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Water resources management and investment plan for Somaliland

A lack of sustainable water sources makes Somaliland vulnerable to droughts such as the one that has devastated much of the region in 2016-2017. An international team, assembled and led by NIRAS, has been contracted to map out Somaliland’s best options for developing large-scale reliable water sources and water mobilization infrastructure.

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Legal Services Facility (LSF) in Tanzania

Five years of funds management and support to NGOs providing legal aid in Tanzania has paid off. The country now boasts nationwide access to trained paralegals and greater awareness about the importance of securing legal rights for vulnerable groups in society.

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Competitive wind energy

Two new wind farms – Borssele 3 and 4 – are to be built in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. Steel can be saved by using the latest knowledge about offshore technology.

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Offshore wind turbines must withstand typhoons and earthquakes in Taiwan

Many new offshore wind farms are soon to be constructed in Taiwan and at these latitudes the turbine foundations must be able to withstand severe earthquakes and yearly typhoons.

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Taiwan focuses on offshore wind turbines

The first offshore wind farm in Asia will be constructed in the Taiwan Strait, and within a few years do its bit toward supplying the island state with green energy.

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A broad perspective is the key

Establishing the best possible agreement between client and contractor all comes down to the detail of the proposal. The framework of the Riksveg 4 extension in Norway is being set.

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Noise mapping provides options for new bridge

The Danish Road Directorate and the Danish State Railway have reached a great level of flexibility and an excellent dialogue based on noise mapping from the new Storstrømsbro.

Building facade of the Copenhagen International School, Denmark

A new international school in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn district

Copenhagen’s largest school has moved to its own peninsula in Nordhavn with a façade made up of solar panels.

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Experience and knowledge of the industry ensured an easy relocation of the historical brewery

A competitive tender and a structured approach meant that a complicated relocation of a brewery in city was achieved on schedule and on budget.

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Dynamic Masterplan provides future scenarios for Southeast Asian customer

NIRAS is responsible for the development of a dynamic master plan for industry enterprises. The model was used successfully to create future scenarios for the largest brewery in a Southeast Asian country.

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Agriculture Sector Development Support Programme in Kenya

ASDSP project aims to increase the agricultural sector’s contribution to the national economy and to improve livelihood in rural areas in Kenya.

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Gender Responsive Budgeting in Ukraine

NIRAS helps to introduce Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) processes at national and regional levels in Ukraine.

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Technical Assistance to Support Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Azerbaijan

NIRAS supports the Ministry of Education in the implementation of Vocational Education and Training (VET) program in Azerbaijan.

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Actions to Accelerate Success in Private Sector Innovation for Export Markets

New, innovative growth companies focused on export markets comprise one of the target groups of the Innovation and Partnership Programme (IPP) in Vietnam.

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Prosperity smells like fresh coffee

Ugandan coffee farmers will earn more money when NIRAS helps farming families to produce high-quality coffee for export. Consequently, coffee farmers are trained to combat climate change that threatens coffee production in the area.

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Agro-biodiversity in Laos

Managed by NIRAS, The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (TABI) in northern Laos has improved rural livelihoods alongside preserving the biodiversity of natural resources for sustainable growth. TABI’s landscape planning methods are participatory in nature, meaning they give responsibility and ownership to local communities to ensure biodiversity-rich practices continue in the long run.

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Approximately 160 civilian experts deployed each year by Denmark to support stabilisation and capacity-building efforts in fragile states around the world

The Peace and Stabilisation Response (PSR) is an emergency roster managed by NIRAS under the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) that can be used to deploy civilian experts to hotspots where stabilisation, peacekeeping and democracy-building efforts are needed.

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Youth Skills Development and Public Private Partnership

E2E created a network of local partners that act as bridge-builders between the youth, companies and training providers.

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Unleashing the potential for economic growth in rural Tanzania

LIC project invests in agriculture and facilitates Public Private Dialogue in order to improve business environment for small companies.

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Affordable and sufficient energy to the people of Bolivia

Bolivia faces great challenges in providing sufficient energy at affordable prices to its population. IP Consult – part of the NIRAS Group- supports the implementation of a new energy efficiency programme and foster training and education in the country.

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Plan for the water use of Shire River in Malawi

The basin development project assists the Government of Malawi in developing an integrated multi-sectoral Shire River Basin Plan based on extensive analytical and stakeholder inputs.

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Protecting millions of lives in Myanmar from climate disasters through massive hydromet systems integration

The Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management (AIRBM) Project, initiated by the World Bank, seeks to improve the livelihoods of millions of poor people who are susceptible to water-related disasters in Myanmar. NIRAS is leading the way on integrating and modernizing the region’s complex hydrometeorology systems.

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Funds for Information Society development

Innovation Fund supports emerging entrepreneurs and stimulate the development of innovative technology products and services in Tanzania.

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More than 250 EU Framework Contracts completed by NIRAS in over 100 countries

Since 2000 NIRAS has managed EU Framework Contracts, implementing more than 250 short-term assignments worth more than €28 million in over 100 countries. These projects, which span many sectors, seek to reduce poverty, ensure sustainable development, and promote democracy, peace and security.

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Top quality evaluations for Sida

NIRAS manages and undertakes evaluations and provision of evaluation related services for Sida.

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Working in a conflict zone – How to secure water and food in South Sudan

Water resource management project in war-torn South Sudan is a good example of NIRAS’ capacity to work successfully even under challenging and rapidly changing conditions.

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Analyses of assets reduced risk when purchasing breweries

The acquisition of breweries requires analysis of the brewery's condition and the anticipated need for investment. NIRAS assisted on a extensive project in Asia.

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State-of-the art cold store built with production still running

In the midst of operations and subject to the strictest health and safety requirements, NIRAS built a highly efficient cold store for a busy pharmaceutical company.

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Hospital Logistics: Central warehouse for hospitals will free money and staff in Region Zealand

Hospital Logistics analysis from NIRAS revealed that the establishment of a new central warehouse for the hospitals of Region Zealand in Denmark would be extremely beneficial for both the patients and the region itself.


Pharmaceutical factory got complete cooling system in a third of the time

Despite an extremely tight schedule, NIRAS succeeded in delivering a solid, state-of-the-art cooling system for a pharmaceutical factory. The system is a modular construction.

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Extensive experience ensured the successful expansion of a factory in Poland

Poland is the location of one of the world’s largest salmon processing factories. NIRAS played a key role in the 10,000-square-metre expansion of the factory.

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Master plan for a new future-proof meat processing plant

NIRAS assisted the largest food producer in Ecuador, PRONACA, establishing a meat processing plant according to European standards.

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Historical investment in slaughterhouse lifted the Danish cattle industry

When Danish Crown decided to establish a new high-tech cattle slaughterhouse in Holsted, Denmark, it was by far the largest single investment in the Danish cattle industry ever.

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Restoration of ‘Kunsten’ in Aalborg

A respectful restoration of the architectural gem by Alvar Aalto rates Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg as being among the best renovation projects in Denmark.

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Materials from demolished school reused

Holbæk Municipality saved money and avoided environmental problems by focusing on resource utilisation in connection with the demolition of the school Brunhøjskolen.

multistorey building called the Eksercerpladsen

Attractive development at Eksercerpladsen in Copenhagen

NIRAS provides consultancy on building project comprising student and youth accommodation, penthouse flats, retail and cafés.