Mott MacDonald acquires Wideurope Engineering

Mott MacDonald has acquired engineering and design consultancy Wideurope Engineering. The move enhances Mott MacDonald’s offering, services and capability in the energy sector and provides access to new markets.

Established in 2002, Wideurope Engineering employs over 50 people across its offices in Dubai and Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates and in 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 Southwest Asia, combined cycle power plants in Italy and North Africa, and a range of projects in South America and Southeast Asia.

Mott MacDonald chairman Keith Howells commented: “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 that expertise to best support our clients. Coming together is the next natural progression in our relationship.

“Adding a base in Genoa will give us access to high quality engineering skills in Italy and the strong client relationships Wideurope have built will offer new scope to work closely with global energy sector. We’re excited about exploring wider international opportunities together,” said Howells.

Giorgio Fugazzi, Wideurope Engineering general manager, was also enthusiastic about the move. “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,” said Fugazzi. “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 said.

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