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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


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.


The consortium, comprised of Cintra, Meridiam, Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers VA, submitted a proposal to design, build, finance, maintain and operate the "Transform 66 Outside the Beltway" project under the Public Private Partnership Transportation Act, which enables Virginia to deliver major transportation improvements such as express lanes, toll collection systems and auxiliary lanes. The project extends for 22 miles along the Interstate 66 corridor outside of the beltway between US Route 29 and Interstate 495. "We are thrilled to be a part of the I-66 Express Mobility Partners team to deliver this signature public-private-partnership project in one of the nation's most congested corridors," said Mike Kirk, Louis Berger senior vice president. "This project will play an important role in increasing mobility and economic growth for Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area." Under the public-private-partnership agreement, Express Mobility Partners will fund $500 million in upfront improvements in the corridor as well as $800 million for transit service and $350 million in other project improvements over the next 50 years in exchange for rights to collect and set dynamic tolls on the I-66 Express Lanes for the same 50 year concession period. 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.


Louis Berger plans to initially focus on strengthening established relationships with private industry partners based in the U.K. The company is also assessing broader opportunities to partner and bid specific to the rail, highway, power, and water markets, where Louis Berger is best able to leverage its global expertise as a strong local partner in the United Kingdom. On November 4, James Rousell joined Louis Berger as the new vice president and managing director for the Country. He is responsible for growing the business, as well as preparing, implementing, and delivering operating plans for the local partner. Most of Louis Berger's international corporate management will be based in the U.K. The company also will be scaling up project staff and working to establish a U.K.-based operation that will offer the full suite of services provided by Louis Berger. Because Louis Berger operates in a project-based industry, most of the employees will remain positioned at project sites around the globe. The ceremony took place at Louis Berger's new offices at Avalon House, 72 Lower Mortlake Road in Richmond. Louis Berger's international operations headquarters formerly were in Paris. The company's global headquarters will remain in Morristown, New Jersey, USA. 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. Pictured above: (Left to right) President of Louis Berger's international operations Tom Topolski; Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Councilor David Linnette; and Louis Berger President and CEO Jim Stamatis cut the ribbon at the official opening of Louis Berger's new international headquarters in Richmond, London, U.K. Sharing in the celebration are (rear, left to right) Louis Berger executives James Bach, chief operating officer; Greg Matthews, executive vice president and chief engineer; Jesper Damgaard, senior vice president and managing director for Europe; Meg Lassarat, chief financial officer; and Peter Skinner, chief operating officer for Louis Berger's international operations.


News Article | November 30, 2016
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DUBLIN, IRELAND and LONDON, ENGLAND / ACCESSWIRE / November 30, 2016 / Louis Berger's Anthony O'Neill has been presented with Engineers Ireland's 2016 International Engineer of the Year award for his work on the Serbian E75 highway. O'Neill serves as team leader and chief resident engineer on this challenging project. Louis Berger has been providing project management and supervision services for the modernization and upgrade of the E75 highway since 2011. The highway modernization project is of paramount importance for regional development. The opened sections are part of the Pan-European Corridor X, which runs between Salzburg, Austria and Thessaloniki, Greece, providing connections throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Last year, Louis Berger received praise from Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić for its construction management expertise and the quality of service delivered. "Our team has overcome a number of technical obstacles ranging from challenging geographical conditions such as those of the Morava River gorge to legal issues related to land expropriations," said Slav Marjanovic, vice president and managing director for Eastern Europe. "The Morava gorge is a very rugged, mountainous area, and the river, railway line, an existing road and the new motorway are squeezed into a single narrow corridor." Engineers Ireland annually recognizes the achievements of members and partner organizations who have demonstrated exceptional engineering skills and made a significant contribution to the engineering body of knowledge in Ireland. This year's Excellence Awards were presented in association with the Electricity Supply Board. The award ceremony took place in early November in Dublin, Ireland. 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. Pictured above: Anthony O'Neill with his International Engineer of the Year Award, which was presented to him by ESB chief executive Pat O'Doherty and director general of Engineers Ireland Caroline Spillane. DUBLIN, IRELAND and LONDON, ENGLAND / ACCESSWIRE / November 30, 2016 / Louis Berger's Anthony O'Neill has been presented with Engineers Ireland's 2016 International Engineer of the Year award for his work on the Serbian E75 highway. O'Neill serves as team leader and chief resident engineer on this challenging project. Louis Berger has been providing project management and supervision services for the modernization and upgrade of the E75 highway since 2011. The highway modernization project is of paramount importance for regional development. The opened sections are part of the Pan-European Corridor X, which runs between Salzburg, Austria and Thessaloniki, Greece, providing connections throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Last year, Louis Berger received praise from Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić for its construction management expertise and the quality of service delivered. "Our team has overcome a number of technical obstacles ranging from challenging geographical conditions such as those of the Morava River gorge to legal issues related to land expropriations," said Slav Marjanovic, vice president and managing director for Eastern Europe. "The Morava gorge is a very rugged, mountainous area, and the river, railway line, an existing road and the new motorway are squeezed into a single narrow corridor." Engineers Ireland annually recognizes the achievements of members and partner organizations who have demonstrated exceptional engineering skills and made a significant contribution to the engineering body of knowledge in Ireland. This year's Excellence Awards were presented in association with the Electricity Supply Board. The award ceremony took place in early November in Dublin, Ireland. 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. Pictured above: Anthony O'Neill with his International Engineer of the Year Award, which was presented to him by ESB chief executive Pat O'Doherty and director general of Engineers Ireland Caroline Spillane.


News Article | December 7, 2016
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New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy presented highlights and key insights from their experiences as summer fellows, interning at Louis Berger offices or project sites. Separate events were held in New Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey in mid-November. "The 2016-2017 fellows represent an outstanding group of planners and engineers, and are among the strongest group Louis Berger has welcomed so far - a fact due in no small part to the strong relationships we have cultivated with NJIT and Rutgers University's Bloustein School," said Bob Nardi, Louis Berger senior vice president. The six fellows represent multiple disciplines, including urban planning, architecture, law, and a range of engineering fields. This year's Louis Berger Fellows from NJIT are Amir Goharpey and Prashanth Muralidhar. The Louis Berger Fellows from the Bloustein School are Andrew Balmer, Luke Hansen, Leonardo Cavalcanti, and Chloe Strasser. Balmer and Muralidhar worked on metro projects in Doha, Qatar. Calvalcanti supported an urban renewal project in Colon, Panama. Strasser worked on transportation projects throughout Africa. Hansen and Goharpey worked together in Washington, D.C. on a municipal asset management project. Since 1996, Louis Berger has provided financial support to 45 Bloustein School students. Of those students, 28 fellows have received practical experience on company projects underway around the world. In 2014, NJIT and Louis Berger established a six-year special graduate internship and fellowship program for students pursuing a Master's degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, architecture, engineering management, mechanical engineering, and industrial engineering. 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. From left to right: Bob Nardi, senior vice president at Louis Berger; Louis Berger Fellows Amir Goharpey and Prashanth Muralidhar; NJIT Professor Sotirios Ziavras and Gregory Mass, executive director of career services, in Newark on November 17, 2016. From left to right: Bloustein Professor Robert Boland; Louis Berger Fellows Luke Hansen, Leonardo Cavalcanti, Chloe Strasser and Andrew Balmer; and Bob Nardi, senior vice president at Louis Berger, in New Brunswick on November 14, 2016.


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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