Egis, the leading global engineering consultancy, said it has completed its strategic acquisition of Omrania, a renowned architectural and engineering consultancy in Saudi Arabia.

This significant move is expected to play a pivotal role in supporting Saudi Arabia’s ambitious 2030 vision to diversify its economy, enhance its local talent pool, and modernise its infrastructure and cities. With the addition of nearly 700 professionals from Omrania, Egis in the Middle East will expand to over 3,000 talented individuals.

By integrating Omrania’s local expertise and deep understanding of the Saudi market with Egis’s global experience, the partnership is poised to contribute significantly to key projects across various sectors, including the built environment, urban development, and cities infrastructure, Egis said.

On the strategic move, Alaa AbuSiam, Middle East and South Asia CEO of Egis, said: “A core aspect of this acquisition is the emphasis on nurturing local Saudi talent. Egis and Omrania are committed to investing in the professional development of Saudi engineers, architects and technical experts.”

“This transaction will not only boost local employment but also ensure a sustainable transfer of knowledge and skills, thereby fostering a vibrant, self-sustaining local construction industry. We are excited to be part of this transformation,” he stated.

Basem Al Shihabi, Founder and Managing Partner of Omrania, said: “We are proud of our people and what Omrania has achieved over the years. Omrania’s expertise in architectural design and urban planning, combined with Egis’ proficiency in large-scale buildings and infrastructure projects, will expedite the modernisation of Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure and urban landscapes.”

“This partnership promises to bring forth innovative solutions that meet the growing needs of Saudi Arabia’s dynamic cities,” he added.