bw-engineers took part at the 10th Saudi Travel & Tourism Investment Market (STTIM) conference in Riyadh. bw-engineers was invited to present its „health park“ concept for opportunities in health tourism (picture): a unique destination concept combines preventive healthcare, rehabilitation, medical and diet consultation, hotel and fitness amenities. An agreement for economic and site appraisal is currently carried out with a local partner.
BW-Engineers hosted its BIM Open House 2016 in Riyadh with selected industry and embassy representatives. Following presentations by its international experts in that field the Q&A session (pictured) revolved around the construction industry’s developments in digitalization and the opportunities with view to the Saudi Vision 2030 & National Transformation Program 2020. 160818_BWE-BIM-Open-House-2016
On 13th June 2016 we signed the registration of bw-e Emirates in Abu Dhabi with the local managers Hammad Al Mansoor and Dr. Khaled Emam. bw-engineers Emirates Engineering Consultancy L.L.C. operates in United Arab Emirates with their active and fast growing cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. bw-engineers Emirates offers the complete spectrum of engineering and architect services for building construction, infrastructure and environment. and UAE with its two centers Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Lecturers at the Arab-German Business Forum on May 27th 2016 with bw-engineers Stuttgart Managing Director Dr. Thomas Ertel on the right
Managing Director Dr. Thomas Ertel was present at the 19th Arab-German Business Forum from 25th to 27th May in Berlin. More than 600 leading experts and decision makers from business, politics and science attended the high-ranking conference that presents the essential networking platform to create new and enhance existing business relationships. Current and perspective cooperation in fields of e.g. Infrastructure Megaprojects between the Arab world and Germany that traditionally share close business ties was addressed. Accordingly, Dr. Thomas Ertel held a lecture about recent experiences in facility management and design of infrastructure projects in Saudi Arabia.
This year, Germany joins the Saudi Arabian National Festival for Heritage and Culture “Janadriyah” as the guest of honor. Close links have been established between companies like bw-engineers from the Southwest of Germany and partners from Saudi Arabia. Based on this close relationship, the state of Baden-Württemberg took the opportunity to participate as a partner for the German pavilion at the Janadriyah festival 2016, providing the platform to key companies from Southwest Germany.
According to the motto “innovation as tradition”, Baden-Württemberg features small-and medium-sized trading, industrial and craft enterprises as well as engineering service providers to present projects and solutions that will foster the continuous development of the Kingdom. bw-engineers as one of the leading consultant engineers from Germany active in the Kingdom are part of this Baden-Württemberg presentation.
At the opening ceremony Feb 3rd we took the opportunity to network with the high level delegations from the Kingdom and Germany.
Our Saudi partner and General Manager of bw-e Riyadh Mohammed AlGuwaihes and bw-e Stuttgart manager Dr. Thomas Ertel in midth of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Ministers Adel Al-Jubeir
The Ministry of Finance and Economy promotes the cluster project “Meta-Cluster Engineering“ of the cluster initiative bw-engineers from Stuttgart. For the three-year project about 190.000 Euro are provided by the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE).
When handing out the grant agreement on 23 September 2015 in Stuttgart the Secretary of State Peter Hofelich stressed the importance of viable cluster and innovation platforms (CLIP). The bw-engineers consortium provides engineering services with interfaces to environmental technology, resource efficiency and lightweight construction. As a key innovation driver the cluster initiative is entitled for project funding within the Operational Programme “Innovation and Energy Transition”.
The Meta-Cluster initiative from bw-engineers is supposed to gradually pave the way for medium-sized engineering firms in Baden-Württemberg into the Arab market. Especially the Gulf States are an attractive future market for the SMEs in Baden-Württemberg. Thereby, the Meta-Cluster project allows them not only to extend their activity abroad, but, at the same time, to intensify their regional ties with partner firms on the national level.
As part of the support programme a joint contact point in Riyadh for the engineers from bw-engineers and bw-construction will be established. Combining engineering design with handcraft and construction services is supposed to extend the service spectrum of both cluster initiatives. It is now the task of the cluster management to coordinate the cooperation with the general aim to so strengthen the excellent reputation and image of Baden-Württemberg on the international scale. A further priority is given to the implementation of innovative BIM-concepts (Building Information Modelling).
bw-engineers submitted the concept design for a Forensic Center prototype to its client Ministry of Health. Combining forensic autopsy, clinics, laboratories, conferencing and administration in one building, the 14.000m² large center becomes a showcase project in the Middle East.
bw-engineers had the honor to host a delegation of five managers of its Saudi Arabian client Ministry of Health. With view to strengthen ongoing and future cooperation, medical manufacturers and reference projects were visited across Germany (picture: Ellwangen Clinic).