SYSTRA strengthens tunneling expertise through acquisitions

SYSTRA, a member of the British Tunnelling Society, has completed the acquisition of two companies dedicated to the design of tunnels and underground structures, Bamser, and Subterra.

Both acquisitions reinforce SYSTRA's position as a leading global player in the field of complex tunnels, following the acquisition in 2021 of Italian based SWS Engineering.

With a number of high-profile subterranean infrastructure projects planned in the UK over the coming years, SYSTRA will be uniquely positioned to be able to draw on over 600 global tunnelling and underground infrastructure specialists to support its UK-based team in the delivery of major infrastructure. 

SYSTRA’s UK and Ireland presence has grown over the past few years to a team of over 1000, with major infrastructure expertise including geotechnical and ground engineering, BIM modelling, civil and structural design and assessment, planning consents and environmental biodiversity.

Nick Salt, Managing Director UK & Ireland, SYSTRA said, “As we look to grow our infrastructure portfolio across the UK and Ireland, these acquisitions further consolidate the expertise we can offer.

"Tunnels are complex structures requiring specialised skills, I am delighted we can draw upon such a significant resource to support our clients in engineering underground structures.” 

Systra has more than 600 tunnelling experts and is currently project managing the development of much of the Paris Metro, an enormous project known as ‘Grand Paris’ involving 200km new lines and 68 new stations.

SYSTRA in the UK leads the delivery of sustainable infrastructure and environments through specialist engineering and consultancy services.

A world leader in mobility and mass transit, the firm delivers planning and development consultancy, engineering design, project management, and specialist technical services, that enable the safe and efficient movement of people, goods and essential services.

With over 1,000 employees throughout the UK & Ireland, the firm's shared mission is to help create liveable cities and neighbourhoods bringing people together and facilitating their access to employment, healthcare, education, and leisure.


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