Engineering consultancy Antea buys Tractebel's Polish operation

18 December 2018 Consultancy.eu

Dutch engineering consultancy Antea has acquired the Polish arm of Tractebel. Following closing, the Polish organisation will be rebranded as Antea Poland.

With around 3,100 staff operating from offices in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia, Antea Group is one of the globe’s larger engineering consultancy firms. The firm, which together with construction company Strukton (around 6,000 employees) is part of listed Oranjewoud, supports clients with engineering, consulting and project management services across six business lines: Contracts & Permits, Urban Planning & Water, Infrastructure, Management & Contracting, Environment & Safety, and Building & Installations.

The move to acquire Tractebel Poland is part of Antea’s growth strategy for the Eastern European market, explained CEO Rob van Dongen. “With this takeover we are creating a stepping stone to the Eastern European market and we are also strengthening our international portfolio in sustainability and renewable energy.”Antea buys Polish operation of TractebelTractebel has Belgian roots and today is an international company providing engineering consultancy services to clients in the power, nuclear, gas, industry and infrastructure sectors. The company has 40+ offices in 33 countries, including two office in Poland: in Katowice and Gdansk. 

Within the Polish market, Tractebel has over 25 years of experience, establishing a strong position in the segments of thermal, transmission and distribution, and renewable energy. Other areas in which the Polish arm is active in include hydrotechnics, ports & waterways, high pressure gas pipelines, LNG and wastewater treatment plants.

As part of the integration (financial terms have not been disclosed), around hundred employees in Poland will transition to Antea. The new Antea Poland will serve as the company’s headquarter for Eastern Europe – the firm’s other headquarters in Europe are based in the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain. 

The move comes twelve months after Antea bought ICEACSA Grupo, a Spanish engineering consultancy with around 80 professionals in Spain, Mexico, Panama and Colombia.

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