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Brussels, Belgium, 2023/10/30 - Tractebel and Aurecon, an international design, engineering, and advisory company, have formed a strategic Teaming Agreement to bring integrated dam engineering and advisory expertise to the Queensland dam market - AureconGroup.com / Tractebel-Engie.com.
The partnership brings together the capabilities from both Aurecon (aurecongroup.com) and Tractebel to provide a full suite of advisory and engineering services for the planning and delivery of major dam projects. The fusion of Aurecon’s deep regional expertise with Tractebel, ranked as the top hydro plant design firm in the world by Engineering News-Record (ENR), spans all aspects of the dam project lifecycle from dam safety assessments, detailed design, construction assurance, operations readiness, and environmental assessment to strategic advisory services.
Marius Jonker, Technical Director for Dams at Aurecon, said the partnership was a response to the surging demand for dam upgrades in Queensland, Australia.
“Queensland has become a global epicentre of dam infrastructure projects underpinned by the systemic drivers of climate change, ageing assets, and the imperative to protect our communities. By combining Aurecon’s leading engineering and advisory capability with Tractebel’s global dam engineering expertise, we are empowering our Queensland clients to confidently deliver the pipeline of dam projects for the benefit of communities across the state. We are very excited to bring contemporary and transformative capability and capacity to the Queensland dam market, enabling us to work with clients to tackle their most complex problems.”
Evelyn Storey, Managing Director for Queensland at Aurecon, said the partnership will further strengthen Aurecon’s position in the market and support the organisation’s vision in bringing safe and sustainable solutions to life.
“The partnership brings unrivalled global expertise to support our clients to protect our communities, grow our economy, protect our environment, and ultimately enhance the liveability of our state. This partnership is founded on the shared values and vision of the two organisations, and a shared belief that we can deliver far greater value to our clients together than we can separately.”
Tractebel’s Head of Water, Matthieu Béraud, notes that partnering with Aurecon enables Tractebel to focus their global expertise on the Queensland dams market.
“Tractebel has a proud heritage of delivering large and complex dam projects across the globe and entered the Australian market recently through the pumped hydro storage projects Snowy 2.0 and Big T. Our aim is to support our clients in their transition to cleaner energy ensuring safe, reliable, and long-lasting dams and hydraulic infrastructure. Combining our experience with Aurecon’s eminent Australian based dams capability and its broad infrastructure engineering and advisory expertise, this partnership enables us to focus our business on the needs of Queensland dam clients.”
Tractebel (tractebel-engie.be) is a global engineering company delivering game-changing solutions for a carbon-neutral future. Insights gathered during our more than 150 years of experience in energy, water, infrastructures and nuclear projects combined with local expertise allow us to tackle complex future-oriented projects. By connecting strategy, design, engineering and project management, our community of imaginative experts helps companies and public authorities create positive impact towards a sustainable world, where people, planet and profit collectively thrive. With offices in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North and Latin America, the company registered a turnover of 579 million euros in 2021. Tractebel is part of the ENGIE Group, a global reference in low-carbon energy and services.