The circumstances in which we operate are changing faster than ever. And with it, our industry. Globalisation, ecological consciousness, new technologies and new business models are some of the main drivers of this transformation. To keep up with the pace of expectations of our markets and clients, BESIX Group launched its open innovation programme Unleash in 2016. We continuously look for new ways to develop our creative and innovative spirit. We encourage our employees to share their ideas and put them into practice.
The BESIX Watpac
Redefining what’s possible
#Redefining what’s possible
We are redefining the Australian contracting market through the powerful merging of capabilities; cementing our position as a trusted partner. With vast international experience and smart engineering capability, we have the expertise and financial strength to deliver with certainty large-scale complex infrastructure projects in any sector. And we do it all in a way that prioritises local economic benefits, sustainability, social inclusion, and the people and communities we work with.
“Through collaborative relationships, value engineering and innovative solutions Watpac was able to strike the balance between wants and needs to provide QIMRB with the best outcomes for the project in terms of cost and quality.”Chris Darbyshire, QIMR Berghofer, Queensland
#We are invested in building our nation
As the third home market of BESIX Group, we have the financial strength to invest in our nation’s prosperity. Our four decades of experience in Australia, backed by the scale of BESIX means we now offer our clients a range of options to bring projects to life. We have expert credentials across all contracting models, including Early Contractor Involvement, Managing Contractor, Design and Construct partner and also as an Equity Partner in Public Private Partnerships.
We have available more than 150 in-house engineers operating from three global hubs in Brisbane, Dubai and Brussels. Our specialists are embedded in project teams to interrogate the design; de-risking projects, maximising value, and delivering certainty. This allows projects to be shovel ready sooner and to benefit from our international expertise gained on some of the world’s most iconic projects.
“Being a leader in open innovation is one of the strategic drivers of our Group. We constantly seek innovative ways to enhance our performance.”
Patrik Peynsaert, BESIX Group Innovation Coordinator
We have global scale, but when it comes to people, we are more like a family business than a large corporate. We focus on teamwork and going the extra mile for our colleagues, for our projects and for our clients. It’s all about partnerships and relationships. That’s why we have so many long-term team members and clients. We deliberately keep our structure flat so that we are working together effortlessly as one team. This ‘human-sized’ approach means we can remain agile and connected, working smarter to achieve better outcomes.
Social procurement is at the core of every project we undertake. We operate globally but think locally. We are committed to procuring local subcontractors and suppliers. We strive to not just meet our targets in employment diversity but exceed them. We are not invested in just the here and now. Every project leaves a social and environmental footprint, both in the short and long term, and we take great pride in the role we play in ensuring we leave a lasting positive legacy.