Mott MacDonald has acquired design and engineering consultancy firm Wideurope Engineering, for an undisclosed sum. The Italy-based company, with offices in the Middle East, boosts the firm's presence in Italy as well as its expertise in the energy sector. Around 50 new staff join the firm.
Wideurope Engineering is design and engineering consultancy firm, headquartered in Genoa, Italty. The firm, which as founded in 2002, expanded its footprint into the Middle East in 2005, with offices in Dubai and Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates. Today the firm, which focuses on supporting clients with structural, architectural and engineering design consultancy, has a staff of 50 across its footprint. The firm is primarily focused on the energy sector, to which it provides technical support and professional services.
Mott MacDonald’s acquisition of Wideurope Engineering, boosts the firm’s presence in the energy sector – the firm continues to be engaged in energy related projects across the sector – while also further boosting the firm’s expertise base in Italy and the Middle East. For Wideurope Engineering’s staff, the acquisition sees them become part of a wider global network, offering opportunities, from more diverse projects to development.
Commenting on the acquisition, Mott MacDonald Chairman Keith Howells says, “Wideurope Engineering has an outstanding reputation with clients and equipment manufacturers all over the world. We’ve 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.”
Wideurope Engineering’s general manager Giorgio Fugazzi remarks, “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.”