Press release 21/09/1999 00:00 CET

Kvaerner Construction has improved the capabilities of its in-house design service by signing a three-way alliancing deal with the Design Group Partnership and fire engineering experts Bellevue Consultants International.

Jim Kirkwood, managing director of Kvaerner Technology, Kvaerner Construction’s specialist design arm which signed the deal, said: "Kvaerner Construction has long been renowned for its design and construct capabilities. This alliance is just one of many planned activities to ensure we remain at the forefront of meeting clients’ needs through design and construct projects.

"Both the Design Group Partnership and Bellevue Consultants complement and enhance our ability to deliver complex design jobs. The agreement makes all three companies more flexible and more responsive to the needs of our clients."

Kvaerner Construction already has a considerable in-house design capability which has worked successfully on the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, the Vasco da Gamma Bridge in Lisbon, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich, Media Production City in Cairo, Lowdham Grange and Kilmarnock Prisons, as well as a number of water projects.

The alliance improves the position of all three companies in the design market by combining individual marketing intelligence and by allowing them to provide a rapid, integrated response to client needs combining the skills of each company.

The deal is structured flexibly, allowing enhanced resources to be provided at short notice, including allocation of projects or part-projects to another member of the alliance, staff transfers and access to a wide-range of expertise and experience.


For further information contact:Cheryl Eaton, PR Manager - 01923 423 030Kris Birkett, Press Officer - 01923 423 833