Arcadis Acquires Giftge Consult GmbH to Strengthen its Energy Transition Solution in Germany

Published on: 12 September 2022
by KnowESG

Arcadis, the leading global design and consultancy organisation for natural and built assets, has agreed to acquire all of the shares of Giftge Consult GmbH, a leading consulting and engineering company for energy transition solutions in Germany.

Arcadis will strengthen its position in the attractive and rapidly growing energy transition market with this acquisition, complementing services within its worldwide resilience business area. 

Giftge Consult GmbH has 60 talented employees, 40 years of market expertise, a solid reputation, and long-standing client relationships with significant German transport infrastructure and energy transmission system operators.

Giftge Consult’s strengths and services span the German energy and transport industry, notably in technical planning, asset management, construction engineering, and infrastructure delivery for energy transmission grids. 

Furthermore, the company adds capabilities that Arcadis can roll out and cross-sell to its worldwide client base, including pipeline engineering, high voltage direct current (HVDC) and hydrogen transmission, environmental permitting, and digital surveying services. 

It will allow for the future delivery of increasingly sophisticated and diverse services in transmission grids and transport infrastructure planning and delivery.

Peter Oosterveer, Global CEO, Arcadis, commented:

“The supply of clean, green, and reliable sources of energy are the issues of the hour across Europe, critical to our clients and communities alike, and crucial to tackling the climate emergency. We’re delighted to welcome the talented Giftge Consult team to the Arcadis family and see great opportunities to strengthen, scale, and grow our energy transition solutions to clients not only in Germany but across our global operations.”

Manuel Biebermann, Managing Director, Giftge Consult GmbH, said:

“The complementary services and competencies will help us to serve our current customer base even better, to realise our common passion to improve the quality of life and to be acknowledged as the best business in our field. The sale to Arcadis secures our future viability under the umbrella of a strong, innovative, and forward-thinking global company.”

Source: Arcadis

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