Amsterdam, September 12, 2022 – Arcadis, the leading global design & consultancy organization 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.
With this acquisition, Arcadis will strengthen its position in the attractive and high growth energy transition sector, complementing services within its global Resilience business area. Giftge Consult GmbH is a company with 60 talented employees, 40 years of market experience, a strong reputation, and long-standing client relationships with the key German transport infrastructure and energy transmission system operators.
Giftge Consult’s capabilities and services span the German energy and transport industry, notably in technical planning, asset management, construction engineering and infrastructure delivery for energy transmission grids. In addition, the company brings expertise that Arcadis can roll out and cross-sell internationally with its global client base, such as pipeline engineering, high voltage-direct current (HVDC) and hydrogen transmission, environmental permitting and digital surveying services. This will enable the delivery of more complex and diverse services in the areas of transmission grids and transport infrastructure planning and delivery in the future.
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 realize 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.”