India is a rapidly growing economy that is constantly seeking to improve its overall market competitiveness. Along with several factors, a stable and sustainable infrastructure is key to achieving this goal. The demand for geotechnical services has never been higher, with the country's infrastructure needs growing at an unprecedented pace. To meet this demand, many geotechnical service providers have emerged in recent years, each striving to offer the best possible solutions to the infrastructure challenges facing India.

Sujit Roy, Principal Consultant (Engineering Geology)

A North Star among them is SRK Consulting, a company that has been at the forefront of geotechnical engineering for over four decades. With a global presence and a team of highly skilled professionals, SRK Consulting offers a range of services that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. From geotechnical investigations to environmental assessments, SRK Consulting has the expertise and experience to deliver top-notch solutions that help clients achieve their infrastructure goals.

A Force to be Reckoned

The company was formed in 1974 and currently employs more than 1,600 professionals in over 40 offices on six continents. Subrato Ghosh, MD and Corporate Consultant shares, “We are an employee-owned organization that does not hold equity in any project, allowing us to provide clients with conflict-free and objective support on crucial issues. We have earned a reputation as one of the leading consulting firms in the industry, thanks to our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.”

Geotechnical engineering consulting is one of the major service areas of SRK Consulting, while it also helps clients identify and manage geotechnical risks and provide practical and effective solutions for their mining, infrastructure, and water resource projects. Over time, SRK Consulting expanded its services beyond geotechnical engineering to include other technical disciplines. SRK now provides a wide range of services that includes mineral exploration, mining project evaluation, geology and resource, mine engineering, water management, environment, community and project closure, waste management, civil and structural engineering.

The Progress Graph

Subroto Ghosh and Dr. Sujit Roy were inspired to start geotechnical consulting services in India, based on SRK’s rich experience from across the globe. They continued, “We add value to our clients’ projects by delivering expert advice and practical, technologically advanced solutions. Experience from working on over 20,000 projects worldwide gives our consultants, based in 45 offices, a truly global perspective on your unique requirements. In fact, SRK has worked with almost all resource industry majors and minors in India and globally.”

SRK rock and soil engineering team have designed multiple open pits, underground mine and infrastructure projects that obtained statutory approval and also commissioned and operating successfully.

Looking at the significant opportunities in India due to the country's rich mineral resources and increasing demand for infrastructure geotechnics, SRK Consulting is planning to expand its team in Kolkata office and also planning to add new services in collaboration with international SRK offices.

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Deeply Integrated Business Culture of Innovation & Growth

The company encourages collaboration and creativity, invests in research and development, develops innovative tools and software, embraces new technologies, and participates in industry events and networks. This culture of innovation helps SRK Consulting to continually deliver expert advice and practical, technologically advanced solutions that add value to its clients' projects.

SRK strives to be its clients' partner of choice, deliver services that meet real needs and add value to clients' projects, develop and embrace new technologies and methodologies that benefit clients and the business, and remain accountable for its actions. The company has been recognized with numerous esteemed awards over the years, acknowledging its remarkable growth, accomplishments, and commitment to safety, as well as its contributions to the industry. Some of the accolades include the Consultant of the Year award in Vancouver in September 2019, the Explorer Challenge Fusion Prize in Perth in June 2019, and the Recognition for Safety Commitment in Santiago in April 2018. In addition, SRK was inducted into the American Mining Hall of Fame in Tucson in December 2017, and had previously received the Third Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Cardiff in July 2013.

"We are committed to continually improving our professional consulting services to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our clients