New era in complex construction
The integration of two great construction companies has spawned a new multi-disciplinary contractor, bringing a unique offering to the Australian and New Zealand markets.
The capability and financial strength of the internationally acclaimed BESIX Group has been combined with the excellence of iconic local brand, Watpac to form BESIX Watpac, heralding a fresh new approach to the construction industry.
The expertise that delivered the world’s tallest building, the iconic Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the $2 billion Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi and the transformational Dubai Water Canal project is now the centrepiece of BESIX Watpac’s offering.
BESIX Watpac CEO Jean-Pol Bouharmont, who spent the past 20 years delivering landmark projects in the Middle East, believes the Australian company is uniquely placed to become a preferred partner for the delivery of complex building and infrastructure projects.
“With $7.6 billion of work in hand and 110 years’ experience in construction gained across 25 countries – our offering is now stronger, smarter, and broader.
“Our world-class in-house engineering team of nearly 200 specialists and financial strength allows us to tackle larger and more complex projects with confidence” Jean-Pol said.
“We stand poised to deliver marine and civil, defence assets, bridges, airports, railway stations, stadiums, secured facilities, industrial, schools, health and science facilities, aged care, public infrastructure, food processing and distribution, to commercial and residential.
“As we embrace this exciting step change, one thing remains the same – relationships underpin our success. Working together with our clients, consultants, and subcontractors we are proudly shaping Australia’s landscape,” Jean-Pol said.
True to the company’s Australian foundations, BESIX Watpac actively supports local jobs and Indigenous participation to build better communities from our capital cities to regional towns. This personal approach to project delivery is fundamental to the company’s philosophy.
“In the COVID economy, we stand with the Australian people ready to build jobs right across the country,” Jean-Pol said.
About BESIX Watpac.
The BESIX Watpac brand boasts an impressive portfolio of projects. Across the globe, BESIX has delivered some truly extraordinary projects including the largest Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest museum in Egypt, the impressive Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai, as well as countless bridges, tunnels and rail stations in Belgium and large-scale industrial and marine projects across the Middle East.
Watpac’s local portfolio is also impressive, including, Sydney’s One Central Park project, Melbourne’s RMIT Design Hub, the legendary Suncorp and Gabba Stadiums, and the new award-winning Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville. Watpac has also delivered more than 40 hospitals including projects just finished or nearing completion in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
BESIX Watpac has been appointed Managing Contractor by Transport for New South Wales for the design and delivery of upgraded Ferry Wharves in iconic Sydney harbourside locations.
BESIX subsidiary Six Construct in joint venture with Trojan General Contracting LLC has been awarded the contract to construct Abu Dhabi’s remarkable Guggenheim Museum for the Department of Culture and Tourism.