Project Management for Bangkok Metro Extension Awarded to Dorsch Consult Asia

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Dorsch Consult Asia Co. Ltd., a Dorsch Gruppe company, was awarded the project management consultant contract for MRT Blue Line extension in Bangkok, Thailand. The contact has been signed. Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) Bangkok, Thailand is the awarding authority for the 27 kilometres extension of the underground light rail system. Just for the construction and consultant contracts the investment volume amounts to one billion Euro. The construction will start in March 2011, the extension which includes 21 train stations will be finished in summer 2016.

The awarding authority and Dorsch Consult Asia are looking back on a long-term successful cooperation. Dorsch Consult Asia was already involved in preliminary design for the Blue Line as well as in final design for the Orange, Violet and Blue Lines, “Hence we have all the necessary know-how concerning the geotechnical conditions and the entire technical challenges,” Jürgen Supik, CEO of Dorsch Consult Asia Co Ltd. comments the follow-up project. “The project will also underpass the Chao Phrya River and densely populated China Town areas.” Supik describes the challenges.

“We are glad that we are able to develop our business in an international growing infrastructure market such as in Southeast Asia”, Olaf Hoffmann, CEO and President of the Dorsch Holding GmbH comments the awarding.

Dorsch Gruppe

The Dorsch Gruppe was founded in 1951 under the name Dorsch Consult. Today the Dorsch Gruppe is with 1,700 employees the largest independent planning and consulting company in Germany, working in more than 140 countries.

Dorsch Gruppe offers an entire performance spectrum in the fields of project development, structural engineering, industrial construction, urban planning, water, transport and environment. As a result of the large performance spectrum on engineering services and the long-time experiences the Dorsch Gruppe with it’s 12 subsidiaries and many of branch and project offices in Germany and abroad is able to plan all kind of construction projects and competently oversees projects in all stages.

Large current construction projects are the extension of the “Mittlere Ring” south-west in Munich, the expansion of the airports Berlin Brandenburg, the new airport Medina in Saudi-Arabia, the construction of the drain of Emscher, the water grid reconstruction of Aleppo; several pipe-line projects in India as well as the Abu Dhabi town-extension for more than 80,000 inhabitants.

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