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Meinhardt &amp&semicolan Ineco announce collaborative venture

<span class="" id="parent-fieldname-description"> Two global engineering consultancies are partnering together to offer specialised rail infrastructure advice, project management and design solutions with an initial focus on new projects in Australia. </span> <p>Engineering and professional technical services consultant, Meinhardt, has joined forces with Ineco, a leading transport engineering and consultancy firm, to provide specialised rail infrastructure advice, project management and engineering solutions to help meet the specific and complex challenges of the rail sector.</p><p>The collaborative partnership – dubbed Partners in Rail – brings together complementary skills, including strategic planning, rail systems design, signalling, electrification, incident management, environmental monitoring and maintenance solutions.</p><p>Partners in Rail’s experience and knowledge has been gained from working on a variety of projects around the world, including delivery of conventional and high-speed rail (HSR) networks across Europe, work on the Middle East’s first HSR project, station designs across Asia, and numerous light rail and underground metro schemes.</p><p>Meinhardt national director major and strategic projects Janos Baranyai said the partnership has been formed specifically to target major rail transport projects, initially in Australia, but with the view of further expansions to other parts of the globe.</p><p>“The aim of this partnership is to meet the continuing international trend towards mega-projects, which require more skillsets, involve multiple stakeholders and are often procured and delivered very differently,” he said.</p><p>Ineco’s Asia Pacific manager Alberto Fernandez said with a multi-million dollar research and development budget, the partnership is committed to delivering future-proof solutions.</p><p>“We have patented innovations to improve operations, systems monitoring and control, health and safety, incident management and environmental monitoring to help keep clients one step ahead. <br />These are very exciting times,” he said.</p><p>Established in Australia in 1955, Meinhardt now employs over 3500 staff in more than 30 offices worldwide and consults on projects worth an estimated US$15bn.</p><p>INECO, Ingeniera y Economa del Transporte, S.A., is a Spanish company specialising in projects related to the transport and telecommunications sector.</p><p>Ineco has participated in much of the development of Spain’s high-speed network, the experience allowing it to work on projects such as Mecca to Medina HSR project in Saudi Arabia and the Istanbul to Ankara HSR link in Turkey.</p>