DEG Signal acquired by Ramboll

Front: Dan Harvey, UK Director for Transport (Ramboll), Doug Green, CEO (DEG Signal)
Back: Pat Jansen, UK Director for Civils (Ramboll), Tonni Christiansen, Global Rail Director (Ramboll), Gary Hirons, MD, (DEG Signal) and Russell Gell, Engineering Director (DEG Signal)

// DEG Signal join Ramboll

We are delighted to announce that we have joined leading engineering, design and consultancy company, Ramboll. Our team will form the backbone of Ramboll’s UK rail systems team and strengthen their global rail systems community.

All existing DEG Signal activities and staff will continue to operate as usual from our current business location in Warminster, Wiltshire, led by Chief Executive, Doug Green.

DEG Signal holds extensive experience in providing consultancy and design services for both mainline rail and metro systems. We have carried out high-profile work for major clients such as TfL, Network Rail, Thales, Ansaldo, Amey and Siemens. We recently completed the concept design for an alternative signalling protection system on London Overground interoperable lines and are also working on the Thameslink Resilience Project, primarily on the Brighton Main Line.

// Ramboll was founded in 1945

Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. The company employs 13,000 experts and has a global presence with a strong representation in the Nordics, UK, North America, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. With more than 300 offices in 35 countries, Ramboll combines local experience with a global knowledgebase constantly striving to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to customers, end-users, and society as a whole. Ramboll works across the markets: Buildings, Transport, Planning & Urban Design, Water, Environment & Health, Energy and Management Consulting.

Ramboll’s growing rail portfolio includes an extensive body of work across HS2, a lead role on Network Rail’s Digital Rail programme, completion of key Crossrail stations, as well as key projects overseas such as the role in leading the consortium responsible for upgrading Denmark’s entire rail signalling system. The extended capability granted by the acquisition will further expand Ramboll’s multidisciplinary support for rail clients, adding deeper rail signalling expertise to their portfolio.

Doug Green, DEG Signal Chief Executive, said:

“Having collaborated with Ramboll across a number of years, we couldn’t pick a better partner to join. Their expertise and resources will be a major asset for our team and we are glad to be able to offer our clients a broader suite of services to support them in their projects. We can’t wait to get started.”

Commenting on the acquisition, Mathew Riley, Ramboll’s UK Managing Director, added:

“We are very excited to be bringing the team at DEG Signal on board – they are a team we have worked with on multiple occasions and so we know that their excellent capabilities will help us to deliver even better value for our clients.

This also showcases Ramboll’s commitment to the rail sector, and our intention to continue playing a major role in the development of modern rail systems both in the UK and overseas. From our work on HS2 in the UK to the implementation of ERTMS in Denmark, we are involved in some of the most exciting rail projects around.”