SYSTRA makes two acquisitions to strengthen tunnelling expertise

Engineering and consulting group SYSTRA, has bought two companies dedicated to the design of tunnels and underground structures, Bamser, and Subterra.

The company, which is a member of the British Tunnelling Society, says both acquisitions reinforce its position as a leading global player in the field of complex tunnels, following the acquisition in 2021 of Italian based SWS Engineering.

With a number of high-profile subterranean infrastructure projects planned in the UK over the coming years, SYSTRA says it will be uniquely positioned to be able to draw on over 600 global tunnelling and underground infrastructure specialists to support its UK-based team in the delivery of major infrastructure. SYSTRA’s UK and Ireland presence has grown over the past few years to a team of over 1,000, with major infrastructure expertise including geotechnical and ground engineering, BIM modelling, civil and structural design and assessment, planning consents and environmental biodiversity.

Nick Salt, Managing Director UK & Ireland, SYSTRA said, “As we look to grow our infrastructure portfolio across the UK and Ireland, these acquisitions further consolidate the expertise we can offer. Tunnels are complex structures requiring specialised skills, I am delighted we can draw upon such a significant resource to support our clients in engineering underground structures.”

(Picture – SYSTRA)


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