Grundfos is one of the world's leading pump manufacturers. When the existing acquired production facility in Suzhou became too small to supply pumps to the rapidly growing Chinese market, Grundfos purchased a new site in the amazing Suzhou Industrial Park for a new greenfield production facility. Ramboll acted as General Planner on the project.
"In accordance with our client's wishes, we focus on getting the client value for money. We aim to ensure the client a high quality facility that meets exacting European standards by a thorough screening and contracting of the construction companies in the country/region where the project is to be built. In China we had to realise that the Chinese perception of 'good quality' did not match the requirements we set out for our client. Consequently, we had to intensify our efforts throughout the construction phase and to support the contractor with our expertise in order to ensure the required quality. The extra effort paid off in the end, which was emphasised when the facility was awarded a Silver Medal for quality of construction in a national competition out of all construction projects in China that year. A truly remarkable achievement for an industrial building," says Project Manager Steen Børsting Petersen.
Ramboll’s Tailor-made General Planner Concept
As General Planner, Ramboll was fully responsible to Grundfos for all performed services comprising design, project and construction management, including structural and civil works and mechanical and electrical installations as well as utility lines to and from the plot. All architectural works were carried out in close cooperation with the Grundfos Group Architects Office.
Ramboll has developed a General Planner concept that ensures a top quality result from A to Z, from purchase of the plot to the final handover of the completed production facility. The concept is tailor-made for industrial companies planning to build production facilities worldwide. It carefully guides the client through the planning of the building project. Ramboll takes charge of the entire process from the start of the planning until the completed building is handed over and, within the agreed time and budget, leaves the client with a modern production facility of Western European standard that also reflects our renowned Scandinavian sense of quality and good design.
As a long-term business partner of Grundfos, Ramboll was awarded the General Planner Contract without competition.
Gross floor area: 28,500 sq.m.
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