Scott Wilson made the announcement this morning citing that the decision to buy Benaim was based on strengthening its position in the rail sector. The two companies had joined forces previously on the East London Line and KLIA Express Rail Link.
Scott Wilson executive chairman Geoff French said, “This acquisition is part of our strategy to significantly enhance our capability in the metro sector. Benaim also brings considerable expertise in major bridges for both road and rail.”
Benaim is a civil, structural and geotechnical consultancy and was founded in 1980. It has offices in London, Bath and Hong Kong. In the year ended 30 September 2007, Benaim had consolidated revenues of £5.56 million and profit before taxation of £1.1 million.
Benaim recently worked on the Dubai Metro stations and viaducts, Hong Kong’s Nam Cheong MTR Station, the Taiwan High Speed rail project and Kincardine Bridge in Scotland.
Six thousand strong Scott Wilson Group is a multi-disciplinary international design and engineering consultancy with headquarters in the UK. The Group has doubled in size over the past few years and has 80 offices, of which 40 are in the UK.