Having seen RSK’s work contributing to the low-carbon economy in Poland, the Ambassador was keen to see more of its activities on his home turf, as this kind of engineering expertise helps to make successes of global infrastructure projects and is a key British export.
The Ambassador heard about RSK’s team contribution to the Christmas and New Year rail improvement works at Glasgow’s Queen Street Station and about the behind-the-scenes technical work underpinning RSK’s ground investigations during 2014 at Wylfa Newydd, Anglesey, Wales, the largest site investigation in Europe.
Scotland regional manager Jon Bassett said, “The Ambassador certainly seemed to enjoy his visit to our offices and meeting our engineers. He has a keen interest in technical solutions and promoting those British firms that are helping countries such as Poland undertake large infrastructure projects that strengthen their infrastructure and economy.”
Earlier in February, the British Embassy in Warsaw organised a low-carbon research and development seminar, which the Ambassador opened. It was part of the ‘Innovation is GREAT’ campaign, promoting UK state-of-the-art solutions and bringing together British and Polish entrepreneurs and researchers. In Poland, the low-carbon economy is in the early stages of development, with established British firms such as RSK bringing expertise in areas such as environmental protection and water management. Events like the Warsaw seminar and the Glasgow visit promote ongoing research and development projects and further collaboration opportunities between British and Polish partners.