Egis acquires Saudi’s architectural & engineering consultancy, Omrania

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Egis acquires Omrania
Mr. Laurent Germain & Mr. Basem Al-Shihabi at agreement signing ceremory

Egis Group, the French leading international multidisciplinary engineering, consulting and operations firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Omrania, a Saudi architectural and engineering consultancy.

Omrania is headquartered in Riyadh, with 50 years of experience in creating places of lasting value and improving lives through design. The acquisition marks a significant step forward for both firms with strong geographic and business alignment, creating an opportunity to leverage their joint footprint and client base to reach a significant scale in Saudi Arabia, and reinforcing their combined position in helping achieve the country’s 2030 vision.

Omrania participated in numerous landmark projects throughout Saudi Arabia, including the Tuwaiq Palace, Kingdom Tower, King Abdulaziz Cultural Center, King Salman Park, multiple Ministry of Housing projects and the iconic Public Investment Fund (PIF) Tower. Omrania’s work on such projects has been widely recognized with industry international awards, including the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

Laurent Germain_Egis acquires Omrania
Laurent Germain
CEO – Egis Group

“With the addition of Omrania, Egis will create a true leadership position in high-end design and architecture services in Saudi Arabia. Together with Omrania’s team, we have a shared vision to design sustainable and contextual environments that enrich the quality of everyday life. Egis looks forward to welcoming Omrania’s employees and joining forces with such a well-respected, Saudi-grown architectural and engineering consulting name.”

Mr. Basem Al-Shihabi, Founder and Managing Partner of Omrania, commented that “On our 50th anniversary, we are tremendously excited to join forces with Egis, fulfilling our dreams of perpetuity, and joining forces with Egis who are leaders in the field, where our combined expertise will allow us to deliver world-class architecture and engineering design projects. Egis and Omrania have been working together since 2013 and this step will surely bring together the best that both offer to our clients and ourselves.”

With the addition of almost 700 professionals from Omrania, Egis in the Middle East region is expected to grow to over 3,000 people. In November last year, Egis announced the agreement to acquire the innovative, multidisciplinary design practice, U+A, headquartered in Dubai. In December, Egis in the Middle East was awarded the prestigious Multi-Discipline Consulting Company of the Year 2022, by the Middle East Consultants Awards.

Egis plays a significant role in some of Saudi Arabia’s most iconic projects by working with distinguished clients that include The Royal Commission of Riyadh City (RCRC), NEOM, SEVEN, Qiddiya Investment Company, Diriyah Gate Development Authority, Red Sea Global, Soudah Development, The Royal Commission of AlUla (RCU), Saudi Downtown Company, Saudi Railway Company, Riyadh Airports, and others.

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