Mott MacDonald acquires UAE consultancy firm
Mott MacDonald, a multidisciplinary consultancy, said it has acquired Wideurope Engineering, a major engineering and design company based in Fujairah, the UAE.
Established in 2002, Wideurope Engineering employs over 50 people across its offices in Dubai and Fujairah in the UAE and Genoa, Italy. The company operates primarily in the energy sector providing expert technical support and professional services in civil, structural and electro-mechanical design.
Wideurope’s portfolio features power and desalination plants in the GCC and south west Asia, combined cycle power plants in Italy and North Africa and a range of projects in South America and south east Asia.
A leading engineering, management and development consultancy, Mott MacDonald, said this acquisition will help enhance its offering, services and capability in the energy sector and provide access to new markets.
On the company move, Mott MacDonald chairman Keith Howells said Wideurope Engineering had an outstanding reputation with clients and equipment manufacturers all over the world.
"We have worked closely together for many years so we understand each other’s strengths and where we can draw on each other’s expertise to best support our clients. Coming together is the next natural progression in our relationship," he stated.
“Adding a base in Genoa will give us access to high quality engineering skills in Italy, while the strong client relationships Wideurope has built will offer new scope to work closely in the global energy sector. We’re excited about exploring wider international opportunities together,” Keith added.
Mott MacDonald is one of the largest energy consultancies in the world, with a global network of over 3000 staff working directly on energy-related projects.
The company operates across all sectors of the energy industry, working with national governments, utilities, industrial companies, investors, developers, contractors and funding agencies.
Giorgio Fugazzi, Wideurope Engineering general manager said: "This is great news for our clients who’ll benefit from the strong bond of trust between our companies and direct access to an enormous wealth of talent, insight and information."
"Joining Mott MacDonald also provides great opportunities for our staff who’ll be able to collaborate and share their experiences with new colleagues, while developing skills in new sectors and working on a more diverse range of projects," he added.-TradeArabia News Service