Assystem provides Project Management Consultancy for Malad Waste Water Treatment Facility

Assystem is undertaking Project Management Consultancy Services for the Malad Waste Water Treatment Facility (WWTF) as part of the Mumbai Sewage Disposal Project (MSDP). This initiative is a key project of MSDP Stage II that will significantly improve the water infrastructure and long-term public health for the citizens of Mumbai.

The upgrading of the Malad WWTF is part of a nationwide programme of investment and improvement in water treatment facilities. The development of a new and advanced treatment facility adjacent to the existing preliminary treatment site is essential to meet increasing demand and to comply with higher treatment standards.

The project prioritizes sustainability, with a focus on maximizing the reuse of treated sewage for secondary purposes such as irrigation, industrial cooling, and construction. This approach not only conserves freshwater resources but also ensures compliance with the stringent effluent standards mandated by the National Green Tribunal.

Environmental considerations have been rigorously addressed on the project, which concerns a site spanning 35 hectares, and the Assystem team will be involved with implementing innovative engineering solutions such as the use of Geotextile materials for soil stabilization and embankment construction.

Rahul Gupta, Head of the Water Team at Assystem in India, said “This project draws on Assystem’s expertise in water management and its commitment to advancing sustainable environmental solutions. We are delighted to have been selected to work on MSDP. Our teams are experienced in the field of sustainable engineering, and they are committed to delivering a successful project for the client.

Assystem Powers Sustainable Growth with Landmark High-Speed Rail Project

Assystem has been selected to play a pivotal role in the Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project, a transformative initiative by the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL). This landmark project aims to connect Mumbai and Ahmedabad with cutting-edge high-speed rail infrastructure, significantly enhancing connectivity and fostering sustainable growth in the region.

The MAHSR project, spanning approximately 508 kilometers, is poised to revolutionize transportation in India. With trains traveling at speeds of up to 320 km/h, the travel time between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will be drastically reduced from the current 7-8 hours by road to just about 2 hours, making daily commutes more feasible and less stressful. This high-speed connectivity is expected to serve around 36,000 passengers daily, providing a faster, safer, and more efficient alternative to road travel.

Economic benefits of the MAHSR project are substantial. The improved connectivity is anticipated to boost regional economic development, attract investments, and create numerous job opportunities. Businesses will benefit from quicker and more reliable transportation of goods and people, while reduced travel times will enhance productivity and quality of life for commuters. Furthermore, the project is set to stimulate growth in ancillary industries, including construction, engineering, and tourism, thereby generating a positive ripple effect throughout the economy.

Environmental sustainability is a key component of the MAHSR project. By encouraging a shift from road to rail, the project aims to reduce traffic congestion and lower carbon emissions. This aligns with broader efforts to promote public transportation and achieve more sustainable urban mobility. The shift is expected to significantly cut down the number of vehicles on the road, contributing to reduced air pollution and a smaller carbon footprint.

As part of the consortium led by L&T Construction Transportation Infrastructure IC, Assystem will provide critical engineering and technical expertise for Package C6 of the MAHSR project. This package encompasses the design and construction of viaducts, bridges, and the Anand/Nadiad station, stretching from Vadodara to Vinobapura. Assystem’s involvement underscores its commitment to delivering innovative and sustainable solutions that meet the highest standards of quality and safety.

Ganesh Iyer, Heading the Infrastructure Business Unit at Assystem said, “Leveraging our extensive experience in infrastructure and energy transition projects, Assystem is dedicated to driving sustainable development and contributing to the global shift towards more environmentally friendly transportation solutions.

Assystem is Leading Sustainable Electronic Manufacturing Cluster Development in Karnataka

Assystem in India is pioneering the development of sustainably designed Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs) in Karnataka, marking a significant milestone in the region’s electronic manufacturing landscape.

The Kotur-Belur EMC, spearheaded by Assystem, is poised to offer world-class, technically advanced, and environmentally sustainable business support services. With a focus on sustainability, this development minimizes its environmental impact through innovative design and construction practices.

Key sustainable features of the Kotur-Belur EMC include:

  • Bye-laws compliant master planning
  • Zero discharge common wastewater treatment systems

These initiatives not only enhance environmental sustainability but also contribute to energy conservation and resource efficiency.

Aligned with the Government of India’s proactive measures and Karnataka’s vision for electronic manufacturing clusters, the project is strategically positioned to capitalize on the burgeoning opportunities within India’s electronics sector. Spanning 224.5 acres in Dharwad, the Kotur-Belur EMC is set to create robust infrastructure for electronic industries, driving transformative growth and innovation.

Key features of the project:

  • Planning internal road networks spanning 6.02 km,
  • Curating storm water management systems encompassing 9.68 km of Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) box-type drains
  • Building a comprehensive water supply and distribution infrastructure entailing to sourcing freshwater from the Malaprabha River, treated at a water treatment plant (WTP) in Kotur village, and transmitted to the EMC through a network of HDPE pipes
  • Ensuring a sustainable water resource for industrial needs
  • Integrates wastewater collection and treatment facilities, with a common wastewater treatment plant (CWWTP) proposed to handle industrial effluents and sewage

Endorsed by the Karnataka Innovation & Technology Society, the project aims at advancing electronic manufacturing capabilities in Karnataka taking into account sustainable growth. With a comprehensive range of services, including market studies, engineering design, and economic analysis, the project exemplifies Assystem’s expertise in driving innovation.

Ratheesh Balaraman, Head of Area, Urban Planning and Environment said: “With Assystem’s expertise steering the project, the Kotur-Belur EMC is poised to emerge as a beacon of excellence, driving technological innovation and economic prosperity in Karnataka and beyond.

The Government of Karnataka partners with Assystem Stup to develop the Bengaluru Signature Business Park

Assystem Stup has been selected to lead the design and sustainable development plans for the new Bengaluru Signature Business Park in Karnataka.

Spanning 407 acres of land, the Bengaluru Signature Business Park is strategically positioned next to Bangalore International Airport to enhance Karnataka’s global status. Assystem Stup’s teams will lead on the design and planning of the vast project that includes a 14.60 km road network, 26.42 km of storm water drainage, and various water supply and sewerage trunk infrastructure components.

Assystem Stup will bring their expertise in sustainable design to the infrastructure project by introducing features such as rainwater harvesting ponds, ground water recharge structures, and solid waste management systems.

To address connectivity challenges posed by a railway line passing through the site, plans for an elevated access flyover have been proposed to ensure seamless access. Assystem Stup’s expertise in transportation engineering contributes to the development of sustainable transportation solutions, including a tram/electric bus network, to reduce reliance on private vehicles.

Sushma Bhatt, Regional Director South at Assystem Stup said: “We’re delighted to have a key role in Bengaluru’s signature development that is an investment in both innovation and sustainability to support the region and its people for decades to come. This project isn’t just about constructing buildings; it’s about shaping the future of Bengaluru and positioning Karnataka as a global leader.”

Assystem Stup to support Rail Vikas Nigam Limited infrastructure project work

Assystem Stup has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), a public sector enterprise which works as the construction arm of the Ministry of Railways for project implementation and transportation infrastructure development.

The MoU establishes a framework for collaboration, wherein Assystem Stup will support RVNL with a range of engineering services. This partnership is aimed at enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of RVNL’s infrastructure projects across India and potentially in other regions. The services to be provided are based on strategic alignment and project-specific requirements, ensuring a dynamic and responsive approach to RVNL’s evolving needs.

India’s transport sector is currently undergoing a major transformation, with multiple projects under development to improve urban and rural mobility as well as the distribution of goods within the country. A shift towards electrified railway and metro links forms a key part of the country’s ambition to achieve net zero by 2070.

Assystem Stup is well positioned to support this transition, with its experience in multiple major rail and metro projects over the past sixty years, and its recent acquisition of L&T Infrastructure Engineering Limited, which has strengthened its ability to deliver key services for transport infrastructure projects. Assystem Stup was recently commended by RVNL for its completion of designs for the first phase of civil works for the Indore Metro project in a record 22 month period. 

Vikas Chopra, Chief Operating Officer, Assystem Stup, said: “We are proud to be deploying our expertise in support of RVNL and India’s transformative rail and metro projects. Assystem Stup has been actively contributing to the development of transport infrastructure in India for decades, and we are continuing to expand our capability to serve this.


Assystem in India acquires L&T Infrastructure Engineering Limited

Assystem’s Indian entity, Assystem STUP, registered as STUP Consultants Private Limited, has acquired L&T Infrastructure Engineering Limited (L&T IEL), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Larsen & Toubro group.

The Assystem group is a major player in energy transition, and this acquisition completes Assystem’s engineering service offering in India and increases the company’s market share in the infrastructure, transportation, and energy sectors.  It also brings enhanced capability in design and planning for projects to Assystem’s business in India.  All of L&T IEL’s 431 employees will be retained as part of the purchase.

As part of Assystem’s growth strategy in India, the company plans to unite its India based employees under the singular Assystem brand in 2024.

L&T IEL has offices strategically located in cities across India such as Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai.  It has been a key player in design and consulting services for India’s transport and infrastructure development sector since its inception in 1998. Established as L&T-Rambøll Consulting Engineers Limited, the company became the wholly owned subsidiary of the Larsen & Toubro group in September 2014.

L&T IEL recorded a revenue of Rs. 922 million in the Financial Year 2022-23.

Ashish Tandon, Managing Director of Assystem in India said: “We are delighted to complete the acquisition of L&T IEL and today is a milestone moment for Assystem in India. This acquisition is about building the India of tomorrow and Assystem is acting today, through this acquisition to be ready to support the successful delivery of India’s national infrastructure programme.

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Assystem prepares to acquire L&T Infrastructure Engineering

Assystem, a major player in energy transition, is announcing its intention to acquire L&T Infrastructure Engineering Limited, an Indian subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro group composed of 431 employees.

This acquisition will complete Assystem’s engineering service offering in India and increase the company’s market share in the rail, transportation and energy sectors and bring enhanced capability in design and planning for projects.

L&T Infrastructure Engineering Limited has offices strategically located in cities across India such as Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai.  It has been a key player in design and consulting services for India’s transport and infrastructure development sector since its inception in 1998. Established as L&T-Rambøll Consulting Engineers Limited, the company became the wholly owned subsidiary of L&T in September 2014.

L&T Infrastructure Engineering Limited recorded a revenue of Rs.922 million in the Financial Year 2022-23.

The transaction is expected to be closed on or before the 15th of January 2024, subject to satisfaction of customary conditions precedent.

Ashish Tandon, Managing Director, Assystem Stup said: “This acquisition will be a vital building block in establishing Assystem in India. By combining our expertise, we will create an enhanced and all-encompassing offer to our clients, with a focus on supporting them to bring efficiency and innovation to their projects and support the delivery of their investments on time and within budget.


Assystem, one of the world’s leading independent nuclear engineering companies, is committed to accelerating the energy transition. With more than 55 years of experience in highly regulated sectors with stringent safety and security constraints, the Group provides engineering and project management services as well as digital solutions and services to optimize the performance of complex infrastructure assets throughout their life cycle.

In its 12 countries of operation, Assystem’s 7,000 experts are supporting energy transition. To achieve an affordable low carbon energy supply, Assystem is committed to the development of low carbon electricity (nuclear, renewables and electricity grids) and clean hydrogen.

The Group is also helping drive the use of low carbon electricity in industrial sectors such as transportation. Assystem is currently ranked in the top three of nuclear engineering groups in the world.

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Assystem Stup paves the way for India’s energy transition goal by launching low-carbon railway project in the Northeast

In a groundbreaking endeavor to enhance connectivity and foster regional development, Assystem Stup has embarked on a transformative project, in collaboration with the Indian Railways, connecting the Northeastern states of Mizoram, Manipur, and Nagaland with Assam. Spearheaded by the Structural Design team at Assystem Stup, this project will improve connectivity and support sustainable transportation.

Connecting the Unconnected

The Northeastern states of India, known for their stunning landscapes and unique culture, have long faced connectivity challenges due to their rugged terrain. However, Assystem Stup, in collaboration with Indian Railways, is determined to bridge these gaps and bring these states closer to the rest of the country while ensuring the advancement of the energy transition in India.
The ambitious project involves the construction of a railway link connecting the capitals of Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, and Assam. This effort has already seen the design and construction of a remarkable number of bridges in these regions, including the world’s tallest bridge pier at a staggering 141 meters above the riverbed.

A Triumph of Engineering and Sustainability

While the project’s scale and engineering feats are impressive, it’s the sustainability angle that sets it apart. Assystem Stup’s primary objective in India is to positively impact energy efficiency and reduce emissions, and this project serves as a testament to that commitment.
One of the key components of this sustainability drive is to support electric trains in future. By transitioning to electric power, these railways can significantly reduce energy consumption and emissions, aligning with India’s broader efforts to combat climate change. The move towards cleaner transportation options reflects a holistic approach to sustainability in infrastructure development.

Tackling Technical Challenges

The challenging terrain of the Patkai region, part of the eastern Himalayan route, has presented various technical challenges. Foundation designs with 1.5-meter diameter piles penetrating rock layers up to 30 meters deep, rigorous seismic analyses, slope stability assessments, and wind tunnel tests are just some of the complex tasks that have been executed with precision.
The project doesn’t just address connectivity; it also emphasizes safety and resilience in the face of environmental factors like earthquakes and high winds. The design integrates various international standards and codes, ensuring the infrastructure’s robustness.

A Sustainable Future for India
Mohammad Asad, General Manager of the East Region at Assystem Stup was quoted saying, “This project is more than just railway development; it’s a journey towards a sustainable future. It promises enhanced connectivity for the people of the Northeast, facilitating economic growth, and boosting tourism. By combining innovation with clean energy and eco-friendly infrastructure, Assystem Stup and Indian Railways are setting a new standard for sustainable development”.

As work on this monumental project continues, it stands as a pillar of human innovation and determination. The railway lines may connect capitals, but they’re also connecting us to a cleaner, brighter future.

Stay tuned for more updates on this incredible endeavor as it unfolds.


Assystem Stup appointed to support the modernisation of India’s Central Railway routes.

Assystem Stup has been appointed as a general consultant to support the development and modernisation of rail routes within India’s central rail zone. The zone features the very first Indian rail routes built in 1853 and with lines connecting Mumbai, Pune, Itarsi and Nagpur, it is also one of India’s largest and most heavily used.

Railway development represents a key opportunity to decarbonise the country’s transport sector, with high quality public transport links directly contributing to reductions in traffic congestion, local air pollution and atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions.

Between 2023 and 2024, India’s government has allocated a record sum of Rs 2400bn ($US 32.9bn) to upgrade and modernise key routes, including Rs 375bn for new rolling stock and fleet modernisation.

Central Railways, the government body which operates the central zone, appointed Assystem Stup as general consultant due to its record of strong technical delivery and large-scale infrastructure project management. The company’s expert teams will work with Central Railways to facilitate the coordination and support of the zonal and divisional tiers.

The all-encompassing project will see Assystem Stup demonstrate its project management prowess from the initial appraisal stage through to completion. The company’s teams will manage project progress reviews, implementation monitoring, technical advisory services, and financial advisory insights, as well as being responsible for managing contractors, legal, and commercial aspects.

To support future phases of the central rail zone’s development, Assystem Stup’s teams will also be supporting the development of the programme management systems in addition to managing and refining the procurement and bid process for lots within this large development programme.

Anil P. Nikam, Regional Director, Assystem Stup, said: “We take immense pride in our role as general consultant for this major project. Our commitment to technical excellence and infrastructure mastery drives us as we lay the tracks for progress. Assystem Stup is honoured to be the engine of modernisation for India’s central rail zone, a key project which will help to enhance cost-effective low-carbon public transport in the region.


NHLML Partners with Assystem STUP to Propel Ropeway System Development in India

The enchanting landscapes of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in India are poised to become more accessible, thanks to an ambitious initiative by the National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML). Under the Parvatmala Programme, NHLML has embarked on a journey to transform transportation and tourism in the states, unlocking significant economic activity, through the strategic development of multiple ropeway projects, and has selected Assystem Stup as a key partner.

Pre-feasibility Studies: Paving the Path for Sustainable Development

The cornerstone of NHLML’s Parvatmala Programme lies in conducting pre-feasibility studies that delve deep into the viability and potential of ropeway installations. The partnership with Assystem STUP for these prefeasibility studies marks a significant milestone in the realisation of this ambitious program.

Assessment and Data Collection: Laying the Groundwork

The first step towards transforming a vision into reality involves a comprehensive assessment and data collection process. Assystem STUP’s experts undertook reconnaissance surveys and on-site visits to gather essential data about potential project sites. This invaluable groundwork was complemented by an analysis of secondary data, including tourism trends and local demographics.

Traffic Projection: Anticipating Demand

An integral aspect of the prefeasibility study is the analysis of historical and anticipated tourist footfall. By extrapolating trends and considering future tourism projections, Assystem STUP experts estimated the expected demand for the ropeway services in the designated regions.

Proposed Technology: A Blend of Innovation and Pragmatism

Selecting the right technology for the ropeway systems is a decision that carries profound implications for safety, capacity, and environmental impact. Assystem STUP’s experts meticulously evaluated various ropeway technologies and determined the most suitable ones for the specified regions.

Cost Estimation: Realistic Financial Perspectives

The financial aspect of any project is a critical determinant of its feasibility. Assystem STUP’s prefeasibility study provided an initial estimation of project costs, encompassing both construction and operational expenses.

Techno-Economic Viability: A Holistic Assessment

At the crossroads of technology and economics lies the vital assessment of techno-economic viability. Assystem STUP’s role extended to aiding the relevant authorities in assessing the overall feasibility of the ropeway projects.

Vikas Chopra, Chief Operating Officer, Assystem Stup said: “Through partnership and precision, NHLML and Assystem STUP are not just developing ropeway systems; they’re crafting pathways to a more accessible, sustainable, and promising future for the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. We are proud to be deploying our expertise to support the first stage of this exciting project.