NIRAS wins framework agreement with interesting projects for the foreign ministry

NIRAS will be renovating the foreign ministry’s iconic buildings across the world.

11. Jan 2017

NIRAS has been advising the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark for almost eleven years and assisted in expanding and maintaining embassies, consulates and leadership residences in places such as Ankara, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Harare, Kabul, Lagos, Manila, Mexico city, Seoul, Teheran, and Tokyo.

The excellent cooperation continues since NIRAS, as sub-contractor of the architecture firm Friis and Moltke, is now responsible for building inspection, renovation, modification, additions, and new constructions on the foreign ministry’s government owned foreign property.

Five impressive placements

The tender was split into five partial contracts, divided as follows:

  1. Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as North America, Central America and South America
  2. Europe
  3. Africa and the Middle East
  4. Property that are listed or worth preserving
  5. Danish architecture that is particularly worth preserving

NIRAS came in first in categories 4 and 5 and second in 1 and 3.

‘We made a bid on four of the five partial contracts and won two first places and two second. We think this is a great result, which we hope will lead to a lot of new exiting projects out in the world,’ says project manager for NIRAS, Mikkel Bramsen.

The foreign ministry allocates jobs via the cascade principle, meaning that a project will be passed on if the first choice is already engaged with two projects. Therefore NIRAS expects the two second places to provide some projects as well.

Looking forward to spectacular projects

The advisors at NIRAS have within the last year finished a new consulate in Lagos and a new embassy in Manila. Recently NIRAS worked on a project for a new embassy in Teheran, but it was canceled due to local political reasons.

Mikkel Bramsen is looking forward to new and exciting destinations which the framework agreement will take NIRAS to.

‘We won the two most exciting categories, listed property and property worth preserving. We will be getting the most spectacular projects,’ says Mikkel Bramsen.