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BESIX Group is the largest Belgian group, operating in the construction of buildings, infrastructure, environmental projects and roads. BESIX is also active in the production of raw materials, facility management, real estate development and concessions. It profiles itself as a multi-services group, from client idea to realization and operation.

BESIX Group S.A.
Société Anonyme
IndustryConstruction
Founded1909; 109 years ago (1909)
FoundersJacques-Marie, Charles and Frans Stulemeijer
HeadquartersBrussels, Belgium
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Rik Vandenberghe (CEO), Johan Beerlandt (Chairman)
ServicesInfrastructure and property construction, transport infrastructure concessions (motorways, tunnels, airports, bridges, car parks), energy infrastructure and services
RevenueIncrease €2.16 billion (2015)[1]
Total equityIncrease €518.3 million (end 2015)[1]
Number of employees
18,000 (end 2015)[1]
DivisionsBESIX, SixConstruct, Vanhout, Entreprises Jacques Delens, Wust, SudConstruct, ...
Websitewww.besix.com

NV BESIX SA, its biggest subsidiary, is active in practically every field of construction. In addition to the activities of BESIX and its other subsidiaries (Cobelba, Jacques Delens, Socogetra, Vanhout, Wust, Franki Foundations Belgium, Lux TP, West Construct) in Benelux and France, the Group is active in Europe, North and Central Africa and the Middle East (via Six Construct) and in Central Asia and Australia.

In 2016, the Group achieved revenues of EUR 2.4 billion.[2] BESIX Group has about 15,000 employees, active in 20 countries on 5 different continents.

Besix together with other companies completed the construction of the Burj Khalifa. Among other projects, Besix is involved in the construction of Yas Island, a development project in Abu Dhabi.

Major projectsEdit

Name Image Location Completion Year Description
ADNOC Headquarters Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2014 ADNOC Headquarters is a 342 m (1,122 ft) tall high-rise office building located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and is home to the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) headquarters.[3]
Al Wakrah Stadium Al Wakrah, Qatar Under construction The Al Wakrah Stadium is a 40,000 capacity multi-use stadium located in Al Wakrah, Qatar and will be one of the 8 stadiums used during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[4]
Aspire Tower Doha, Qatar 2006 Aspire Tower is a 300 m (984 ft) tall tower located in Doha, Qatar. It has the shape of a torch and was built to support the flame at the 15th Asian Games that took place in Qatar in 2006.[5]
Burj Khalifa   Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2010 Burj Khalifa is a 829.8 m (2,722 ft) megatall skyscraper located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest structure in the world and was inaugurated on 4 January 2010.[6]
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2015 Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a luxury hospital located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Its construction started in 2010 and it was inaugurated in May 2015.[7]
Dubai Maritime City   Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2008 Dubai Maritime City is a manmade peninsula in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[8]
Dubai Tram   Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2014 The Dubai Tram is a 10.6 km (7 mi) tramway line running from Dubai Marina to the Palm Jumeirah and Al Sufouh. It was inaugurated on 11 November 2014.[9]
Dubai Water Canal   Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2016 The Dubai Water Canal is a 3 km (2 mi) long artificial canal that runs through Safa Park and Jumeirah. It was inaugurated on 9 November 2016.[10]
Emirates Palace   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2005 The Emirates Palace is a hotel located on the Corniche of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.[11]
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2010 Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is an amusement park located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It was inaugurated on 4 November 2010 and was the largest indoor theme park in the world at the time of its opening.[12]
Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay   Manama, Bahrain 2014 Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay is a 270 m (886 ft) tall tower located in Manama, Bahrain. It is currently the tallest building in Bahrain.[13]
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel   Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2000 The Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel is a 309 m (1,014 ft) skyscraper located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[11]
Khalifa International Stadium   Doha, Qatar 2005 The Khalifa International Stadium is a 40,000 capacity multi-use stadium located in Doha, Qatar.
King Abdullah Sports City   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2014 The King Abdullah Sports City is a sports city located north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Its centerpiece is a 60,000 capacity multi-use stadium which was inaugurated on 1 May 2014.[14]
Legoland Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2016 Legoland Dubai is an amusement park located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was inaugurated in 2016 and is the seventh Legoland theme park in the world.[15]
Maastoren   Rotterdam, Netherlands 2009 The Maastoren (Meuse Tower in Dutch) stands at 165 metres (541 feet) and is the tallest building in the Netherlands.[16]
Princess Elisabeth Antarctica   Queen Maud Land, Antarctica 2009 The Princess Elisabeth Antarctica is a scientific polar research station located on Queen Maud Land, in Antarctica.[17]
Sheikh Zayed Bridge   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2010 Sheikh Zayed Bridge is a 842-metre (2,762 ft) long arch bridge in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is said to be one of the most difficult structures that have been built across the world. It was inaugurated on 25 November 2010.[18]
Sheikh Zayed Mosque Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2007 The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and covers an area of 22,000-square-metre (240,000 sq ft).[19]
South Hook LNG terminal   Milford Haven, United Kingdom 2007 The South Hook LNG terminal is an LNG regasification terminal located in South West Wales.[20]
Tanger-Med   Tangier, Morocco 2011 Tanger-Med is a port located close to Tangier, Morocco.[21]
Tour Carpe Diem   Paris, France 2013 The Tour Carpe Diem is a 162-metre (531 ft) tall high-rise office building located in the heart of La Défense district in Paris, France.[22]
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2018 The Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is an amusement park located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It was inaugurated on 25 July 2018 and is one of the largest indoor theme parks in the world.[23]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "2015 Activity Report" (PDF). BESIX. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-01-03. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  2. ^ "BESIX Group sets record-breaking year in 2016t". BESIX. 2016-04-30.
  3. ^ "Six Construct wins Adnoc headquarters contract". MEED. 2010-04-09.
  4. ^ "Al Khaliji Extends Contract Financing to a JV Awarded Construction of Al Wakrah Stadium". http://www.thegroup.com.qa. 2016-03-21.
  5. ^ "Aspire Tower". Constructalia. 2007-02-01.
  6. ^ "Dubai to open world's tallest building Jan. 4". Al Arabiya. 2010-01-01.
  7. ^ "Besix wins $2.7bn Abu Dhabi building orders". Arabian Business. 2010-05-24.
  8. ^ "Dubai Maritime City starts 3.5 km quay walls construction". WAM Emirates News Agency. 2006-03-07.
  9. ^ "Besix consortium delivers $1bn Dubai Tram phase 1". Construction Week Online. 2014-11-11.
  10. ^ "Besix completes Dubai Water Canal work". Trade Arabia. 2016-11-13.
  11. ^ a b "Aldar in joint venture bid with Belgium's Besix". Emirates 24/7. 2008-01-08.
  12. ^ "Ferrari World opens to the public on Yas Island". Construction Week Online. 2010-11-07.
  13. ^ "Four Seasons Bahrain Bay 'ahead of schedule'". Arabian Business. 2012-06-04.
  14. ^ "King Abdullah Sports City debuts on May 1". Arab News. 2014-04-27.
  15. ^ "Dubai Parks and Resorts officially inaugurated". Gulf News. 2016-12-18.
  16. ^ "The Skyscraper Center: Maastoren". Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  17. ^ "Project: Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Polar Station". Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Queen Elizabeth opens billion dirham bridge". Arabian Business. 2010-11-25.
  19. ^ "Infrastructure boost". Gulf Construction Online. 2004-08-01.
  20. ^ "Integrated Survey Engineering Key to South Hook LNG Terminal Project". Lidar Magazine. 2007-10-09.
  21. ^ "King launches construction works". Morocco Business News. 2009-06-18.
  22. ^ "Tour Carpe Diem, France : Parisian Skyscraper". Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  23. ^ "$1bn Warner Bros. World opens in Abu Dhabi". 2018-07-24.