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News Article | July 11, 2017
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The Louis Berger-led partnerships will provide more than 12-million-euro ($13.5 million USD) in technical assistance and capacity building services to support the Serbian government with project selection, prioritization and financing of transport, environment, energy and social infrastructure. "We will focus on the strategic infrastructure projects, which have the highest impact on achieving Serbia's EU accession and socio-economic development objectives," said Slav Marjanovic, Louis Berger's vice president and managing director for Eastern Europe. "Projects will be assessed and prioritized according to their strategic significance, their readiness for implementation and their potential to contribute to Serbia's strategic social and economic objectives." Louis Berger will provide training and knowledge transfer to line ministries and other beneficiaries focusing on specific aspects of the project documentation process. The intent is to build public authorities' ownership and management capacity to enable their effective and efficient management of EU pre-accession funds to develop and prepare viable and ready-to-implement infrastructure projects. Louis Berger has worked in Serbia since the 1970s on large infrastructure assignments providing project and construction management services on client programs with a total construction value of over 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion USD). Among those projects, Louis Berger provided project management and engineering services during the construction of Ada Bridge, one of Serbia's landmarks. Between 2011 and 2014, Louis Berger also successfully implemented PPF4 and provided technical assistance, design and capacity building services for which it received commendations from the client and the EU Delegation. Click here to see a photo of the E75 highway. Louis Berger has provided project and construction management services for infrastructure development in Serbia for over 45 years. This includes project management and supervision services for modernization of the E75 highway, of paramount importance for regional development. About Louis Berger Louis Berger is a global professional services corporation that helps infrastructure and development clients solve their most complex challenges. We are a trusted partner to national, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry clients worldwide. By focusing on client needs to deliver quality, safe, financially-successful projects with integrity, we are committed to deliver on our promise to provide Solutions for a better world. Louis Berger operates on every habitable continent. We have a long-standing presence in more than 50 nations, represented by the multidisciplinary expertise of 6,000 engineers, economists, scientists, managers and planners.


News Article | July 12, 2017
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LONDON and Morristown, New Jersey, July 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- James G. Bach has been appointed as the International division president of Louis Berger, reporting to the chief executive officer. In this role, Bach oversees strategic and operational performance for the company’s International division, which provides a broad range of engineering, planning, architecture, development, construction management and program management services to national, state, local and private clients outside of the United States. Bach will operate from the Richmond, London office, where the company’s International division is headquartered. “As a skilled and seasoned executive with decades of leadership overseeing domestic and international operations at Louis Berger, Jim was a natural choice to assume the helm of our International division,” said Jim Stamatis, chief executive officer. “Jim’s leadership skills and his extraordinary understanding of our global operations makes him distinctively capable of working across internal operations to align and rally talent and resources to meet our client’s needs. Jim will be a strong asset to our international operation as we continue to enhance client service in target markets.” Bach most recently served for four years as the chief operating officer for Louis Berger’s headquarter operations in Morristown, New Jersey in the United States. As a member of Louis Berger’s executive leadership team and a member of the International operating committee during his tenure as the chief operating officer, Bach has deep understanding of the company’s international operations with a strong working relationship with the geography, practice and service leaders and a deep understanding of clients’ needs. Bach previously served as chief operating officer for Louis Berger’s U.S. division between 2009 and 2013 and has played a key role in Louis Berger’s efforts to transform the company’s corporate culture and operations since 2007. During the past 35 years, he has held a series of leadership roles within the company, including leading the U.S. operations segment and serving as principal-in-charge for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Bach is a professional planner in New Jersey and holds a master’s of city and regional planning from Rutgers University. “When I joined Louis Berger 35 years ago, it was primarily an international company. While we have immensely expanded our U.S. market during that time, our international work will always be part of our DNA as a company,” said Bach. “I am enthusiastic to work with such an extremely talented and collaborative global team, and look forward to working with our teams across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East to continue to deliver Solutions for a better world.” From the firm’s first international assignment in Burma (Myanmar) in 1959, Louis Berger’s multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, planners and economists has been committed to delivering infrastructure programs that improve social, economic and environmental conditions across the globe. Today, the company is supporting international clients on large-scale signature infrastructure programs across the globe, ranging from the Grand Paris Metro in France and Panama’s Third Bridge across the Panama Canal to the Cameroon-Nigeria Bridge and the recently completed Chenani-Nashri tunnel in India. Louis Berger is a $1 billion global professional services corporation that helps infrastructure and development clients solve their most complex challenges. We are a trusted partner to national, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry clients worldwide. By focusing on client needs to deliver quality, safe, financially-successful projects with integrity, we are committed to deliver on our promise to provide Solutions for a better world. Louis Berger operates on every habitable continent. We have a long-standing presence in more than 50 nations, represented by the multidisciplinary expertise of 6,000 engineers, economists, scientists, managers and planners. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/5218b74a-9c14-4c84-b578-3bf5d6bf05a8


News Article | July 12, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

LONDON and Morristown, New Jersey, July 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- James G. Bach has been appointed as the International division president of Louis Berger, reporting to the chief executive officer. In this role, Bach oversees strategic and operational performance for the company’s International division, which provides a broad range of engineering, planning, architecture, development, construction management and program management services to national, state, local and private clients outside of the United States. Bach will operate from the Richmond, London office, where the company’s International division is headquartered. “As a skilled and seasoned executive with decades of leadership overseeing domestic and international operations at Louis Berger, Jim was a natural choice to assume the helm of our International division,” said Jim Stamatis, chief executive officer. “Jim’s leadership skills and his extraordinary understanding of our global operations makes him distinctively capable of working across internal operations to align and rally talent and resources to meet our client’s needs. Jim will be a strong asset to our international operation as we continue to enhance client service in target markets.” Bach most recently served for four years as the chief operating officer for Louis Berger’s headquarter operations in Morristown, New Jersey in the United States. As a member of Louis Berger’s executive leadership team and a member of the International operating committee during his tenure as the chief operating officer, Bach has deep understanding of the company’s international operations with a strong working relationship with the geography, practice and service leaders and a deep understanding of clients’ needs. Bach previously served as chief operating officer for Louis Berger’s U.S. division between 2009 and 2013 and has played a key role in Louis Berger’s efforts to transform the company’s corporate culture and operations since 2007. During the past 35 years, he has held a series of leadership roles within the company, including leading the U.S. operations segment and serving as principal-in-charge for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Bach is a professional planner in New Jersey and holds a master’s of city and regional planning from Rutgers University. “When I joined Louis Berger 35 years ago, it was primarily an international company. While we have immensely expanded our U.S. market during that time, our international work will always be part of our DNA as a company,” said Bach. “I am enthusiastic to work with such an extremely talented and collaborative global team, and look forward to working with our teams across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East to continue to deliver Solutions for a better world.” From the firm’s first international assignment in Burma (Myanmar) in 1959, Louis Berger’s multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, planners and economists has been committed to delivering infrastructure programs that improve social, economic and environmental conditions across the globe. Today, the company is supporting international clients on large-scale signature infrastructure programs across the globe, ranging from the Grand Paris Metro in France and Panama’s Third Bridge across the Panama Canal to the Cameroon-Nigeria Bridge and the recently completed Chenani-Nashri tunnel in India. Louis Berger is a $1 billion global professional services corporation that helps infrastructure and development clients solve their most complex challenges. We are a trusted partner to national, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry clients worldwide. By focusing on client needs to deliver quality, safe, financially-successful projects with integrity, we are committed to deliver on our promise to provide Solutions for a better world. Louis Berger operates on every habitable continent. We have a long-standing presence in more than 50 nations, represented by the multidisciplinary expertise of 6,000 engineers, economists, scientists, managers and planners. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/3b954381-6ad2-4aba-b135-71bfc6cbde8e


PAGO PAGO, American Samoa, and MORRISTOWN, New Jersey, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Louis Berger Power, in partnership with its client American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA), officially opened the new Satala power plant in American Samoa's Pago Pago Harbor. The plant will replace a plant that was destroyed by a September 2009 tsunami after a powerful earthquake occurred off the coast of Tonga. As part of the tsunami recovery effort, Louis Berger Power was hired by ASPA in 2013 to build a more efficient and resilient power plant that would have the capacity to power the entire Tutuila Island, the main island of American Samoa. "The most important part of this project was our ability to provide reliable energy to our customers. Before, there was insufficient capacity for the industry in the Bay Area and on the east side of Tutuila," said Utu Abe Malae, executive director of ASPA. "The reliability and affordability of our power supply will give our people a high standard of living and our manufacturers confidence that they can do business here without interruption." The Satala plant is designed to withstand the challenges that American Samoa can present, including earthquakes, typhoons, flooding, high humidity and corrosive salt air. Other new features include the plant's new higher elevation on engineered fill, an eight-foot flood wall with water-tight flood doors, and acoustic noise reduction measures. Louis Berger Power and ASPA also worked closely together to minimize the environmental impact of the new plant. In addition to the low-emissions power generators, the site civil design incorporates all water run-off through two separate oil water separation systems before ocean discharge, while the building roof design includes a rainwater harvesting system. "This plant will provide the American Samoan people with a more efficient and more resilient plant to power their future," said Frank Jordano, president, Louis Berger Power. "Not only will this plant withstand a future tsunami similar to the 2009 event, but it will potentially save millions of dollars per year in avoided fuel costs, which should ease the high cost of electricity while delivering more economic opportunity for the American Samoan people." The challenge of resiliency and reliability was coupled with the overarching goal of keeping American Samoa on track to source 100 percent of its power from renewable energy sources by 2040, as other islands in the region aspire to accomplish. Louis Berger established Louis Berger Power as a limited liability corporation focused on providing turnkey power generation and distribution solutions where rapid, reliable or remote power is required. The company has been operating in America Samoa since 2013 when it began construction on a 24.5MW baseload power plant. Click here to see a photo of the completed Satala power plant. Click here to see a photo of Ute Abe Malae, American Samoa Power Authority executive director, offering comments at the dedication of the new Satala power plant in American Samoa's Pago Pago Harbor. About Louis Berger Louis Berger is a $1 billion global professional services corporation that helps infrastructure and development clients solve their most complex challenges. We are a trusted partner to national, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry clients worldwide. By focusing on client needs to deliver quality, safe, financially-successful projects with integrity, we are committed to deliver on our promise to provide Solutions for a better world. Louis Berger operates on every habitable continent. We have a long-standing presence in more than 50 nations, represented by the multidisciplinary expertise of 6,000 engineers, economists, scientists, managers and planners.


"The most important part of this project was our ability to provide reliable energy to our customers. Before, there was insufficient capacity for the industry in the Bay Area and on the east side of Tutuila," said Utu Abe Malae, executive director of ASPA. "The reliability and affordability of our power supply will give our people a high standard of living and our manufacturers confidence that they can do business here without interruption." The Satala plant is designed to withstand the challenges that American Samoa can present, including earthquakes, typhoons, flooding, high humidity and corrosive salt air. Other new features include the plant's new higher elevation on engineered fill, an eight-foot flood wall with water-tight flood doors, and acoustic noise reduction measures. Louis Berger Power and ASPA also worked closely together to minimize the environmental impact of the new plant. In addition to the low-emissions power generators, the site civil design incorporates all water run-off through two separate oil water separation systems before ocean discharge, while the building roof design includes a rainwater harvesting system. "This plant will provide the American Samoan people with a more efficient and more resilient plant to power their future," said Frank Jordano, president, Louis Berger Power. "Not only will this plant withstand a future tsunami similar to the 2009 event, but it will potentially save millions of dollars per year in avoided fuel costs, which should ease the high cost of electricity while delivering more economic opportunity for the American Samoan people." The challenge of resiliency and reliability was coupled with the overarching goal of keeping American Samoa on track to source 100 percent of its power from renewable energy sources by 2040, as other islands in the region aspire to accomplish. Louis Berger established Louis Berger Power as a limited liability corporation focused on providing turnkey power generation and distribution solutions where rapid, reliable or remote power is required. The company has been operating in America Samoa since 2013 when it began construction on a 24.5MW baseload power plant. Click here to see a photo of the completed Satala power plant. Click here to see a photo of Ute Abe Malae, American Samoa Power Authority executive director, offering comments at the dedication of the new Satala power plant in American Samoa's Pago Pago Harbor. About Louis Berger Louis Berger is a $1 billion global professional services corporation that helps infrastructure and development clients solve their most complex challenges. We are a trusted partner to national, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry clients worldwide. By focusing on client needs to deliver quality, safe, financially-successful projects with integrity, we are committed to deliver on our promise to provide Solutions for a better world. Louis Berger operates on every habitable continent. We have a long-standing presence in more than 50 nations, represented by the multidisciplinary expertise of 6,000 engineers, economists, scientists, managers and planners. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/louis-berger-and-american-samoa-power-authority-replace-power-grid-capacity-lost-to-2009-tsunami-300469296.html


Louis Berger and Egis have been collaborating on mass transit and rail projects worldwide for more than a decade, including program and design management for one of the largest metro projects in the world – the $15.4 billion- Doha Metro project in Qatar, which will comprise 95 stations and 230 kilometers (143 miles) of rail upon completion in 2026. The Louis Berger-Egis joint venture offers clients state-of-the-art, global expertise in systems technology combined with unparalleled experience managing some of the most complex infrastructure development projects in the U.S. and abroad through design-bid-build, design-build, P3 and turnkey delivery. "The partnership unites Egis' expertise in guided urban transportation and rail systems, automation, rolling stock, safety and equipment with Louis Berger's global experience leading civil and structural engineering design and program and construction management for rail systems around the world," said Gilduin Blanchard, director for North America, Egis Rail. The joint venture will be led by Egis' Gilduin Blanchard and Gilles Autuori, senior vice president for International projects, with Louis Berger's Connie Crawford, senior vice president and rail and transit global practice leader, and Sofia Berger, senior vice president for U.S. transportation. Louis Berger has provided rail and transit consultant services for more than 50 years, working with our clients to develop new facilities, improve aging systems, increase resiliency, and modernize historic systems in cities across the U.S. The company's venerable portfolio ranges from development of the prototype stations for the Washington, D.C. Metro completed in the 1970s to planning, engineering, environmental, and financial advisory services for the Northeast Corridor Maglev demonstration project, which will provide one hour service between Washington, D.C.  and New York. In 1968, Egis began designing France's first metro system in Lyon. The development of this subway network catalyzed the transformation of Lyon from a provincial city in the heart of France into a cosmopolitan metropolis in the heart of Europe. This proficiency led Egis to the U.S. in 1997 to assist Amtrak with quality control of the rolling stock to be used on the first U.S. high-speed train service, the Acela Express, running between Boston and Washington D.C. Egis then provided consultancy services to New York City Transit for the implementation of a fully automatic train control system on the Canarsie Line. Working on hundreds of rail and transit systems around the world, Egis has mastered all technologies involved in the planning, design and construction of safe and reliable rail transport systems. Today Egis is a recognized expert in transit communications-based train control (CBTC), positive train control (PTC) and driverless systems, and has engineered innovative solutions to improve operating efficiency and minimize environmental impacts. Learn more about the Louis Berger-Egis joint venture. Louis Berger is a global professional services corporation that helps infrastructure and development clients solve their most complex challenges. We are a trusted partner to national, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry clients worldwide. By focusing on client needs to deliver quality, safe, financially-successful projects with integrity, we are committed to deliver on our promise to provide Solutions for a better world. Louis Berger operates on every habitable continent. We have a long-standing presence in more than 50 nations, represented by the multidisciplinary expertise of 6,000 engineers, economists, scientists, managers and planners. Egis is an international group offering engineering, project structuring and operations services. In engineering and consulting its sectors of activity include transport, urban development, building, industry, water, environment and energy. In roads and airports its offer is enlarged to encompass project structuring, equity investment, turnkey systems delivery, operation and mobility services. Our vocation is to imagine a sustainable future, working for populations. We are dedicated to meeting the planet's challenges and supporting the energy, ecology, digital and technical transitions, all to serve the common good. Employing 14,000 people, including over 1,500 dedicated to rail and transit engineering, the group generated a managed turnover of $1.1 billion in 2016. Egis is 75% owned by the French "Caisse des Dépôts" and 25% owned by Iosis Partenaires, (a "partner" executive and employee shareholding) To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/louis-berger-and-egis-enter-joint-venture-to-support-us-mass-transit-rail-and-freight-market-300472243.html


"The most important part of this project was our ability to provide reliable energy to our customers. Before, there was insufficient capacity for the industry in the Bay Area and on the east side of Tutuila," said Utu Abe Malae, executive director of ASPA. "The reliability and affordability of our power supply will give our people a high standard of living and our manufacturers confidence that they can do business here without interruption." The Satala plant is designed to withstand the challenges that American Samoa can present, including earthquakes, typhoons, flooding, high humidity and corrosive salt air. Other new features include the plant's new higher elevation on engineered fill, an eight-foot flood wall with water-tight flood doors, and acoustic noise reduction measures. Louis Berger Power and ASPA also worked closely together to minimize the environmental impact of the new plant. In addition to the low-emissions power generators, the site civil design incorporates all water run-off through two separate oil water separation systems before ocean discharge, while the building roof design includes a rainwater harvesting system. "This plant will provide the American Samoan people with a more efficient and more resilient plant to power their future," said Frank Jordano, president, Louis Berger Power. "Not only will this plant withstand a future tsunami similar to the 2009 event, but it will potentially save millions of dollars per year in avoided fuel costs, which should ease the high cost of electricity while delivering more economic opportunity for the American Samoan people." The challenge of resiliency and reliability was coupled with the overarching goal of keeping American Samoa on track to source 100 percent of its power from renewable energy sources by 2040, as other islands in the region aspire to accomplish. Louis Berger established Louis Berger Power as a limited liability corporation focused on providing turnkey power generation and distribution solutions where rapid, reliable or remote power is required. The company has been operating in America Samoa since 2013 when it began construction on a 24.5MW baseload power plant. Click here to see a photo of the completed Satala power plant. Click here to see a photo of Ute Abe Malae, American Samoa Power Authority executive director, offering comments at the dedication of the new Satala power plant in American Samoa's Pago Pago Harbor. About Louis Berger Louis Berger is a $1 billion global professional services corporation that helps infrastructure and development clients solve their most complex challenges. We are a trusted partner to national, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry clients worldwide. By focusing on client needs to deliver quality, safe, financially-successful projects with integrity, we are committed to deliver on our promise to provide Solutions for a better world. Louis Berger operates on every habitable continent. We have a long-standing presence in more than 50 nations, represented by the multidisciplinary expertise of 6,000 engineers, economists, scientists, managers and planners. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/louis-berger-and-american-samoa-power-authority-replace-power-grid-capacity-lost-to-2009-tsunami-300469296.html


"Improved and modernized water and wastewater management is needed in Tulcea where water supply and sanitation access gaps are significant," said Slav Marjanovic, vice president and managing director for Eastern Europe. "We are joining the local commitment for preserving the delta's wildlife and biodiversity while improving living standards. More importantly, infrastructure modernization will enhance efficiency, making services affordable for its residents." The joint venture will provide technical assistance for the county's water and wastewater infrastructure development strategy update, drafting services for tender dossiers and contracts and development of eight FIDIC-based tender documents and the related procurement plans. The project team also will prepare the EU financing application, which includes a feasibility study along with necessary design and technical documentation. During construction, the consortium will provide design assistance. In the last 20 years, Louis Berger has won more than 35 water, wastewater and solid waste projects in Romania. Services include technical assistance, studies, design, project management, operations and maintenance, construction supervision and communications. About Louis Berger Louis Berger is a $1 billion global professional services corporation that helps infrastructure and development clients solve their most complex challenges. We are a trusted partner to national, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry clients worldwide. By focusing on client needs to deliver quality, safe, financially-successful projects with integrity, we are committed to deliver on our promise to provide Solutions for a better world. Louis Berger operates on every habitable continent. We have a long-standing presence in more than 50 nations, represented by the multidisciplinary expertise of 6,000 engineers, economists, scientists, managers and planners. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/louis-berger-led-consortium-supports-water-infrastructure-to-protect-europes-second-largest-delta-300473032.html


Fiedel S.J.,Louis Berger Group Inc.
Quaternary International | Year: 2011

The 1300-year-long Younger Dryas cold reversal (12,900-11,600 cal BP) is seen most clearly in Greenland ice cores. Contemporaneous changes of climate and environment in more southerly regions were variably expressed. The precise timing of the abrupt Younger Dryas onset is still uncertain. It was linked to a sudden increase in 14C manifest as a "cliff" where 14C dates drop from 11,000 to 10,600 radiocarbon years BP within a century of real time, followed by a long plateau. Changes in ocean and/or atmospheric circulation or solar radiation, and even a comet impact have been proposed as triggers, but the abruptness and severity of YD onset still elude explanation. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA.


MORRISTOWN, NJ--(Marketwired - March 01, 2017) - Nichole Pitts, vice president, international compliance and ethics officer at Louis Berger, has been recognized as one of the 2016 Attorneys Who Matter by the Ethisphere Institute. Pitts is included in the compliance category on Ethisphere's annual list that recognizes ethical and responsible business practices globally. "It's an honor to be among the list of Ethisphere's 2016 Attorneys Who Matter," Pitts said. "Louis Berger makes it a priority to use ethical and responsible practices around the globe, and we continue to improve our practices globally. We hope recognition -- like this award -- will inspire other professionals to work diligently to improve business practices and improve society as a whole." Attorneys Who Matter represent all areas of practice, including federal agencies, in-house counsel, ethics and compliance officers of major companies, and outside counsel. Those on the Attorneys Who Matter list raise the bar for ethical behavior in their industries and boast a commendable track record of public service, legal community engagement and academic involvement. Pitts has more than 20 years of experience in compliance and ethics, and is a Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) and an International Association of Privacy Professionals certified professional (CIPP). She is involved in the International Association of Privacy Professionals, American Bar Association and Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and in Afro American Studies from Indiana University Bloomington, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. "It is an honor to have one of our own acknowledged as a global leader in compliance and ethics," said Jim Stamatis, president and CEO at Louis Berger. "Ethisphere sets the standard for compliance and ethics, and Louis Berger, through the efforts of industry thought leaders such as Nichole, is committed to infusing a culture of integrity across our global operations." The full list is published in Ethisphere Magazine and available online at: http://ethisphere.com/magazine/attorneys-who-matter/. Louis Berger is a $1 billion global professional services corporation that helps infrastructure and development clients solve their most complex challenges. We are a trusted partner to national, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry clients worldwide. By focusing on client needs to deliver quality, safe, financially-successful projects with integrity, we are committed to deliver on our promise to provide Solutions for a better world. Louis Berger operates on every habitable continent. We have a long-standing presence in more than 50 nations, represented by the multidisciplinary expertise of 6,000 engineers, economists, scientists, managers and planners.

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