Opus International Consultants (Opus) has reported a robust result for the first six months of 2015. In the half-year ended 30 June 2015, earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) increased by 40% to $20.0m, and net profit after tax (NPAT) increased by 60% to $15.9m.
Opus International Consultants (Opus) has been appointed to provide multi-disciplinary consultancy services for the construction of a new science block at Treorchy Comprehensive School in South Wales. The current building is outdated and the new block will provide state of the art laboratory facilities for the school’s 1600 pupils. Civil, structural and geotechnical engineering services will be provided by Opus, with surveying services delivered by Tower Surveys.
Following on from Opus’ success last month in the Green Apple awards, we are proud to announce another award win for Mumbles Pier refurbishment and new RNLI Lifeboat Station. The Institution of Civil Engineers South East England Awards 2015 “Designed in the South East” was presented to Opus, beating off stiff competition from Network Rail’s “AssetCoast”, the much publicised wreck removal of the Costa Concordia and the London Gateway Port in the finals.
Opus is delighted to have won another award for Leadership & People Development held on the 17 July in York. It was awarded by Constructing Excellence South Yorkshire & Humber. In under a year, this is the third award Opus has won for people development.
Mumbles new RNLI slipway lifeboat station and pier head refurbishment scheme has won the prestigious GOLD award for Built Environment & Architectural Heritage at the Green Apple Awards 2015. The scheme, designed by Opus International Consultants (Opus) in Fareham, was selected from over 200 entrants to receive this accolade, which is awarded by The Green Association to the greenest companies, councils and communities.
The derelict Victorian pier head was re-engineered to incorporate a new generation lifeboat station whilst preserving and re-using as much of the original features as possible. Alternative nesting ledges to accommodate the Kittiwake colony displaced from the pier head were attached to the old lifeboat station, adjacent to the pier, for the duration of the works. Driven piles were selected to avoid arisings associated with bored piles which would have smothered the nearby oyster beds.
Successfully commissioned in January/February 2014, the works provided the required enhanced rescue service as well as boosting tourist visits to the reopened pier head.
The Green Apple Awards are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.
A scheme being designed by Opus International Consultants (Opus) for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) has been shortlisted in the British Construction Industry Awards in the category, BIM project application.
Over 20 members of staff from Opus International Consultants (Opus) graduated from the company’s Leadership Programme last month.
Principal Geotechnical Engineer at Opus International Consultants (Opus), Keith Nicholls, will speak at September’s European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and share with delegates his latest ‘Glossary of Terms Used in the Historic British Mine Working Industry’.
Opus International Consultants, the global infrastructure consultancy, celebrated National Women in Engineering Day on the 23 June. Opus, in conjunction with CEMAST (Fareham College’s dedicated Centre of Excellence for Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training) in Hampshire, hosted an engineering day for groups of girls from local schools.
During a visit to Old Hatfield, His Royal Highness heard from council representatives, including Opus Engineer Juliet Archer-Reeves, about the ongoing work being conducted to improve Hatfield Railway Station and the surrounding area.