Profile: Ramboll, the firm selected to study Uganda Refined Petroleum Product pipeline project

A picture of an Oil refinery. Photo by Getty Images

A picture of an Oil refinery. Photo by Getty Images

Ramboll is a Danish based multi-disciplinary engineering firm whose works at a world stage have been demonstrated in design and consultancy since its formation in 1945.

The company started operations in Denmark under the name Rambøll & Hannemann adapted from its first founders Borge Johannes Ramboll and Johan Georg Hannemann who had worked and studied at the Technical University of Denmark.

With the first activity noted as a design for the roof of a clothing factory in 1945, the firm has been involved in numerous international large scale projects. Ramboll studies were a key role in the work on the famous Oresund Bridge in 1995–1999, connecting Copenhagen, Denmark with Sweden.

Among the many engineering projects handled by Ramboll, the bridge is one of the most important infrastructures in Denmark.

According to its South African subsidiary,  Ramboll  has a long history in Africa assisting clients in the oil, mining and minerals, processing, food and beverage, chemical, automotive, waste management, port and paper industries.

The list also includes major financial institutions, developers, government agencies and other stakeholders. Ramboll work in Africa Africa has included evaluation and remediation of industrial facility sites, merger and acquisition due diligence support, chemical health and risk assessments, and environmental and social planning for major development projects.

In Uganda, Ramboll is working on the greenfield project ‘Kabaale International Airport’ in the Hoima District alongside a 210 kilometer pipeline which will transport oil from a yet to be constructed refinery to a distribution terminal in Buloba near Kampala.

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