Waagner Biro Gulf is a complete turnkey contractor, offering not only complete in-house design and build solutions, but also repair, maintenance, and the services of an expansive fabrication yard all under the one roof.
FROM VISION TO INNOVATION.
On the back of decades of expertise in designing and building bridges, in 1964 Waagner-Biro was approached by an Austrian construction firm to work on the Al Maqta Bridge in Abu Dhabi. Completed in 1967, this was a significant milestone for both the UAE and Waagner Biro, as the first permanent point of crossing between Abu Dhabi and the main land and marking Waagner Biro’s entry into the Gulf market.
Following the success of the Al Maqta Bridge project, the company was asked to work with the same client on a transport connection over Dubai Creek between Bur Dubai and Deira that would still allow the passage of boats up the creek several times a day. As a result, Waagner Biro designed and built the moving section of the Maktoum Bridge and was afterwards officially registered in Dubai as Waagner Biro Gulf in 1982.
With these projects under its belt, Waagner Biro Gulf became known and respected within Region and, drawing on connections established through bridge building, the company designed and constructed the first diesel operated power stations in Dubai.
As UAE grew, so too did Waagner Biro Gulf, its services, its portfolio and its list of references. Dubai’s booming population saw the company be contracted to work on the opening section of the Garhoud Bridge, while existing bridges also required widening to cope with the increasing usage. Waagner Biro Gulf also won the Dubai Municipality contract to design and build 18 pedestrian bridges throughout the city..
The expansion of Waagner Biro Gulf as a company has also been evolutionary and in line with the growth of Dubai, the UAE and the Gulf region.
Today, the bridge division continues to work on a vast range of bridge projects, from exceptional and technically-demanding moveable bridges and special bridges, as well as industry-changing modular bridges, panel bridges and more standard bridge structures.
Since existing structures required technically adept and highly-skilled maintenance of moving parts, the maintenance division came about in answer to this demand.. The maintenance division and fabrication yard provide full-service preventative, corrective and annual maintenance of bridges, roads, underpasses, tunnels and civil structures, as well as buildings, historical monuments and aviation facilities.
Similarly, the marine division was born of a need for accomplished marine engineering expertise in order for Waagner Biro Gulf to complete its complex bridge solutions. In the meantime, the marine division has expanded into the complete design and build of harbours, marinas, breakwaters, jetties and wharves, as well as beach improvement and protection works.
Finally, with a history of working on power stations in the region, the company had witnessed at firsthand the need for sustainable waste water solutions, especially in urban areas. Waagner Biro Gulf thus established the environment division which is now the Middle East’s leading turnkey contractor for advanced reed bed systems – a worldwide approved sustainable solution of constructed wetlands or Reed Bed treatment.
The common thread between these four divisions is that Waagner Biro Gulf is a complete turnkey contractor, offering not only complete in-house design and build solutions, but also repair, maintenance, and the services of an expansive fabrication yard all under the one roof.
The Bridge Engineering Division of Waagner Biro Gulf operates throughout the GCC in the fields of bridge, mechanical and steel construction, and maintenance. Although we also work in concrete, with many bridges created as composite structures, steel is our true forte.
Many of our specialist bridge projects span waterways. Their construction, therefore, involved floating equipment and extensive marine engineering capabilities. As a contractor that keeps all expertise and experience in-house, Waagner Biro Gulf moved into the marine engineering field in order to accomplish these projects.
In 2004, Waagner Biro started the activity of building and operating conventional wastewater treatment plant in the Gulf Region. As wastewater processing requires high energy consumption, we decided to rethink our responsibility in the field of environmental protection.
Preventative maintenance is carried out to prevent the deterioration or failure of facilities through continuous and systematic inspection and detection. A rigorous program of preventative maintenance can extend the service life of a road, bridge, underpass or civil structure.