The acquisition includes Waagner Biro Bridge Gulf and Waagner Biro Bridge Fabrication in Dubai, Waagner Biro Bridge Contracting and General Maintenance in Abu Dhabi and Waagner Biro Bridge Qatar.
This acquisition will on one hand, broaden Egis’ engineering services to include the design, engineering and construction of steel bridges and structures, marine and coastal engineering projects and the maintenance & operation of wastewater treatment facilities and pumping stations. On the other hand, Egis and Waagner Biro Bridge Services sharing the capacity to provide comprehensive facility management services through a distinct range of corrective, preventative and annual maintenance services for bridges, road infrastructure, and public utilities. In addition to that, this acquisition will provide development support for project structuring in the region.
Waagner Biro Bridge Services has been operating in the GCC for more than 50 years providing governments and private companies with innovative engineering, operation and maintenance services. Projects they are involved in include the operation and maintenance of the Floating and Maktoum Bridge in Dubai, the routine maintenance of road structures in Dubai, coastal protection works in Dubai, the construction of Yas Marina Hotel Access bridge in Abu Dhabi, the operation and maintenance of several wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations in Qatar. One of the first and most iconic projects that Waagner Biro Bridge Services was involved in back in 1967, is the construction of the iconic Al Maqta Bridge in Abu Dhabi.
Egis, the major international group in the consulting, engineering and operations services, has previously acquired four companies with presence in the Middle East. These include ‘Inhabit’, an engineering and consulting firm specializing in design services, ‘10 design’, an architecture firm, ‘Projacs’, a consulting firm specializing in project management and construction supervision for buildings and most recently announced the agreement to acquire ‘WME’, a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. This new acquisition completes Egis' portfolio in the region by adding infrastructure maintenance and operations. It also brings support to Egis' expertise in project structuring (PPP).