France’s Egis acquires Dubai-based Waagner Biro Bridge Services

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Officials from Waagner and Egis during the announcement event.

French global infrastructure and mobility consultancy Egis has completed its acquisition of Dubai-based Waagner Biro Bridge Services group of companies, its fifth purchase in the Middle East.

The deal 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.

The transaction is seen as a component that makes Egis’ portfolio in the region complete as it adds infrastructure maintenance and operations to compliment Egis’ project structuring expertise (PPP).

With the deal, Egis will have a wider, comprehensive engineering services offering which will include the design, engineering, and construction of steel bridges and structures, marine and coastal engineering projects, and the maintenance and operation of wastewater treatment facilities and pumping stations.

“On the other hand, Egis and Waagner Biro Bridge Services share 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,” the firm’s statement declared.

Waagner Biro Bridge Services

Operational in the GCC region for 50+ years, Waagner Biro Bridge Services has an order portfolio that includes 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, and the operation and maintenance of several wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations in Qatar.

Previous Deals 

Other entities acquired by Egis in the Middle East 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
  • WME, a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy.

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