Business case: Consulting Enviromental Management - metro project Copenhagen

From autumn 2013 until February 2014, SimplexUno prepared tender relating to environmental management for the project metro connection Cityringen (Nordhavnen) in Copenhagen. The task was conducted for Gülermak Heavy Industries


Our customer Gülermak Heavy Industries is a leading international construction company and has since its establishment in Ankara in 1958 conducted a number of large projects including railways, tunnels and industrial projects, cement factories, sugar mills, glass factories and power plants.

Recently, Gülermak been part of the consortium that built the second stage of the metro in Warsaw, which opened in March 2015.

Gülermak also owns one of the largest steel mills in Turkey with a production capacity of 36,000 tons / year and exports to 35 countries.


Gülermak Heavy Industries were prequalified to bid for metro project Cityringen (branch to North Harbour) in Copenhagen. The time frame regarding preparation of the environmental tender documentation was relatively short, since the task was previously given to a British consulting engineering firm that failed to handle the job satisfactorily. SimplexUno was therefore asked to prepare the tender.

The task

Based on the extensive tender documents from Metro company in Copenhagen, the task included interpretation and conducting of an assessment regarding environmental requirements and the subsequent development of an appropriate environmental management system. This system was closely coordinated with similar systems in quality, health and safety and other managerial and technical descriptions.

We were also advisor on quality management system and to a lesser extent on the part of the occupational health & safety part.

All documentation was prepared in English.

The work

The process:

  • Review,interpretation and assessment of the contract documents.
  • GAB analysis. Gaps/shortcomings of the company's existing environmental management system according to the requirements and expectations specified in the tender documents.
  • Preparation / adaptation of overall environmental management manual and associated procedures.
  • Coordination with management systems for quality, occupational health & safety and project management.
  • Consultancy on quality management system.

SimplexUno represented Gülemak at the presentation of the environmental part of Metroselskabet management and the subsequent dialogue and alignment based on comments from Metroselskabet.
The project was won by another consortium, but Gülermak Heavy Industries was judged to have the best solution regarding the management part, which the environmental management system was part of.