Environmental building services arm WSP Lincolne Scott joins consultant’s office in Ho Chi Minh

WSP is increasing its presence in Vietnam by creating an office in Ho Chi Minh City for its building services arm.

The team from WSP Lincolne Scott, its international environmental building services arm, has joined the group’s office in Ho Chi Minh City.

The addition will mean WSP can extend its services in Vietnam with a focus on property, transport and infrastructure projects.

WSP Lincolne Scott is currently acting as an environmental building consultant consultancy on the new headquarters of the Vietcombank, a 35-storey tower in Ho Chi Minh City and the TNVC Tower, a mixed-use development near the Saigon River with six basements, which makes it the deepest excavation in Vietnam.

Derek Martin, who started working with WSP Lincolne Scott in Sydney in 2004 before will head up the WSP Lincolne Scott team in Vietnam.

He said: “The outlook for the Vietnamese economy is very positive, with 6.1 % growth in the first half of 2010, so there are plenty of new developments and much we can do to promote sustainability.”

Major infrastructure projects for WSP in Vietnam include the 759m Nguyen Van Troi–Tran Thi Ly Bridge in Da Nang, designed by WSP Finland and due for completion in 2014, and the Thu Thiem II Bridge which will cross the Saigon River in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City.