Engineering practices chapmanbdsp and Hamdan Consulting Office (HCO) have signed a collaboration agreement for projects in Saudi Arabia.
A statement says the arrangement “significantly increases” both firms’ capacity to bid for and deliver projects in the Kingdom, combining chapmanbdsp’s MEP engineering and environmental design team with HCO’s engineering and project managing skills.
The two organisations have collaborated on projects in the region for many years, and the arrangement will see 180 HCO engineers operating in the region complemented by chapmanbdsp designers operating from KSA, the UAE and London.
Ray Upjohn, chief executive of chapmanbdsp, said: “After working together with HCO for seven years we are delighted to enter into this agreement.
“It means we now have a compelling offer for clients; a full range of design solutions delivered through one team.”
Simon Baines, general manager of HCO, described the arrangement as an “exciting chapter”.
“HCO is delighted to have developed and formalised the already successful working partnership and delivery of projects in KSA with chapmanbdsp.
“Together, we provide a turnkey solution for total design and project delivery, international and local expertise interlinked.”