Project Verc Ground breaking
29 August 2013
DKA as part of the core project team constructing a new Vehicle Engine Research Centre (VERC) were invited to a special ground-breaking ceremony at the Ricardo UK Ltd building in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. The construction, project-managed by HORIBA UK Limited, based in Northampton, will include two emissions chassis test cells as well as a full climatic facility from -30°C to +55°C. The project creating this state-of-the-art low carbon, low emissions vehicle research and development facility is supported by the UK Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) as jobs will be created and protected in this important area of clean technology.
Other contractors present included CCM, Hydrock and Mansell Balfour Beatty, who together form the full HORIBA Turnkey team. Mr. Horiba, President of HORIBA Limited made a special visit to the UK in order to take part in a traditionally ‘Japanese’ ground-breaking ceremony.