2012-06-28 Bilfinger Berger has acquired design specialists Envi Con, headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany. The company has a leading position in the German and European markets for the design and management of large coal and gas-fired power plant projects.
2012-06-13 Bilfinger Berger is a shareholder in the project company which has undertaken to complete the Ararat Prison Public Private Partnership project in the Australian State of Victoria. Since the concession was awarded in May 2010, the project has suffered significant delays and additional costs, particularly in recent months.
2012-06-13 As announced, Bilfinger Berger is moving forward with the reduction of its investments in the Nigerian business: the Group will initially sell 60 percent of Julius Berger International GmbH (JBI) in Wiesbaden to its associate, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC (JBN) in Abuja with the sale to take effect at the end of June.
2012-06-02 The employee of Bilfinger Berger Nigeria GmbH who was abducted by terrorists in Nigeria on January 26, 2012 is dead. “It is with great regret and sadness that we have learned of the death of Edgar Fritz Raupach”, said Roland Koch, Chief Executive Officer of Bilfinger Berger SE, and Joachim Enenkel, Member of the Executive Board responsible for the Nigerian business.
2012-05-10 Bilfinger Berger presents its report on business development in the first quarter of 2012 at the Annual General Meeting on May 10, 2012 in Mannheim. The Group had a solid start in the new financial year: output volume increased by 6 percent to €1,947 million with noticeable growth in all three services segments. Orders received rose by 9 percent to €2,173 million. Due to the regional concentration of the construction business, order backlog decreased by 6 percent to €8,092 million.
2012-04-23 Bilfinger Berger has won another project in South-East Europe: The engineering and services Group has received an order from Romania’s state utility CEN Craiova to equip the lignite-burning power plant Isalnita with modern flue gas desulfurization systems.
2012-04-10 Bilfinger Berger, together with Polish partners, have established a joint venture for the production of steel foundations for offshore wind turbines. The Group, together with steel construction specialists Crist and the state-owned investment fund MARS, will manufacture steel structures that will be used as foundations for wind turbines in deep waters.
2012-03-21 Bilfinger Berger intends to build on the success of 2011: "2012 marks the start of an extensive strategic program", explains Chairman of the Executive Board Roland Koch at the company's Annual Press Conference in Mannheim. "We will rigorously press ahead with the development of our company into a global leader in engineering and services. Also in the future, we will grow strongly through acquisitions and, at the same time, accelerate organic growth through a more intensive networking of the components of our Group.
2012-02-29 Dual success for Bilfinger Berger: The company is aggressively pursuing its strategy of intentionally expanding its services business and further strengthening its international activities: The Group has acquired the internationally-active consulting and engineering specialist Tebodin, which is headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands, and is also applying its expertise in power plant technology to a joint venture with Tyazhmash, the Russian power plant outfitter.
2012-02-23 Bilfinger Berger has underscored its leading international position as a high-technology supplier in magnet technology with a new order: The company will deliver 113 non-planar supra conducting magnet coils with a contract value of €20 million for a research facility at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research. The high-tech magnets are a central component of the "FAIR" accelerator facility in Darmstadt, Germany – one of the largest research centers in the world.
2012-02-13 In financial year 2011, Bilfinger Berger met the goals it had set for itself, with output volume and earnings even exceeding forecasts. EBIT was increased further and the EBIT margin reached 4.3 percent. As a result of the capital gain from the sale of the Australian business, net profit was substantially higher than the previous year figure. Shareholders will participate in this positive development with a dividend of €2.50 plus a bonus from the capital gain in the amount of €0.90.
2012-02-10 Bilfinger Berger has won two major orders for the expansion of the public transport system in Berlin. The projects for the construction of a new underground rail line in the centre of the German capital and a link between the main station and the urban rail ring have a combined volume of approximately €230 million. Construction of the urban rail section will be carried out in a joint venture.
2012-02-09 Bilfinger Berger is advancing its strategic focus as a supplier of services and products that are more environmentally friendly and improve energy efficiency. The company is therefore combining its existing competences for sustainable solutions in an integrated range of services.
2012-02-06 A consortium led by Bilfinger Berger has been chosen as preferred bidder for four privately-financed police properties in the United Kingdom. The project company, in which Bilfinger Berger holds a 70 percent stake, will design, finance, build and operate the facilities. These will comprise a police operations base, a firearms training centre, three separate custody and crime investigation centres providing 132 cells as well as two police stations in southwest England. The concession is for a period of 25 years and investment volume is approximately €95 million.
2012-02-03 Bilfinger Berger is reducing its minority stake in Julius Berger Nigeria PLC (JBN): The Group has sold ten percent of the shares in the company, which is listed on the Lagos stock exchange, to the Nigerian Nestoil Group. Bilfinger Berger, as announced, thus reduces its investment from 49.9 percent to 39.9 percent. The sale is to take effect in the first quarter of 2012 and will lead to net proceeds for Bilfinger Berger of a good €20 million. The stake in JBN will be gradually reduced further.
2012-02-02 Bilfinger Berger has concluded comprehensive framework agreements with multinational companies BP, Conoco Phillips and EDF Energy for industrial services at several locations in the United Kingdom. The contracts cover periods of four to five years and have a total volume of about €200 million.
2012-01-19 Bilfinger Berger is expanding its presence in the promising markets of Southeastern Europe with a major order in power plant service: the Group will modernize all three boilers in the lignite-burning power plant “TPP Bitola” which is part of JSC Macedonian Power Plants, the largest electricity generation company in Macedonia.
2011-12-15 Bilfinger Berger has expanded its portfolio in the industrial services sector in Finland. As part of an asset deal, the Group has acquired personnel, selected holdings and customer contracts from Are Oy Industrial Services. The unit, which specializes in electrical and automation technology, employs 230 people and has an annual output volume of €25 million.
2011-12-14 With the expiry of the subscription period on December 13, 2011, shares in the Bilfinger Berger Global Infrastructure Fund were fully placed, the offering was oversubscribed. The fund volume amounts to £212 million (about €245 million). As planned, 80.1 percent of the shares were acquired by institutional investors at a pre-determined price. Bilfinger Berger invested nearly €50 million in the fund and thus holds 19.9 percent of the capital.
2011-12-09 Bilfinger Berger has concluded a two-year design and construction phase with the official opening Sonnenstein Castle. The Company is now entering into a 25-year operational phase. The new administrative headquarters of the Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district in Pirna is the first heritage building project realized as a public private partnership (PPP).
2011-12-02 Laying of the foundation stone for the new headquarters of Bilfinger Berger Power Services in Oberhausen. The new building represents the first time a project has been implemented on the basis of the new lifecycle product “one”. Under the “one” brand, Bilfinger Berger is the only company on the market to offer private clients a comprehensive package including design, construction and operation along with guaranteed cost security that also covers the usage phase.
Successful entry into Indian market: Bilfinger Berger acquires industrial services provider Neo StructoBilfinger Berger has taken an important first step in the Asian market for industrial services, thus underscoring the 5-year strategy communicated a few days ago. With the acquisition of the Indian company Neo Structo in Surat, the Group has positioned itself in this dynamic and attractive growth market.
2011-10-13 Bilfinger Berger has been awarded the contract for a major public private partnership project in Australia. The project, being delivered on behalf of the Northern Territory Government, comprises the design, financing and construction of the Darwin Correctional Precinct as well as operation of the facility over a period of 30 years.
2011-10-04 Bilfinger Berger is presenting its new product offering for the real estate sector at the Expo Real trade fair in Munich: Under the “one – Real Estate Performance Guarantee” brand, the Group is now the first company in the industry to offer private customers a comprehensive package that includes design, construction and operation in combination with a cost guarantee for an agreed period.
2011-09-30 Bilfinger Berger and its minority shareholding Julius Berger Nigeria PLC (JBN), Abuja, have signed a letter of intent according to which JBN will acquire the engineering and services activities of Bilfinger Berger Nigeria GmbH, Wiesbaden.
2011-09-09 Bilfinger Berger has expanded its product offering in the field of industrial services with a further acquisition: The Group has acquired Alpha Mess-Steuer-Regeltechnik GmbH in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany, a provider of extensive electro-technical services primarily for the gas industry, the chemicals sector and utilities.
2011-09-07 Bilfinger Berger is again at the very top of industry rankings in the German and international services business: As in previous years, Bilfinger Berger Industrial Services leads the 2011 rankings of industrial maintenance companies in Germany by a wide margin. The survey was published yesterday by market research company Lünendonk.
2011-07-05 Bilfinger Berger has completed the order for extensive assembly work of the largest natural gas storage facility in Austria. The new expansion phase doubles the capacity of the Haidach storage facility near Salzburg to approximately 2.4 billion cubic meters of natural gas.
2011-06-30 On July 1, 2011, Roland Koch, 53, will take over the position of Chairman of the Executive Board of Bilfinger Berger SE. He succeeds Herbert Bodner, 63, who will retire after twelve years at the head of the Company.
2011-06-17 Bilfinger Berger has completed the sale of the remaining construction activities at Fru Con, its American subsidiary. The unit is specialized in the construction of sewage treatment plants and in the past year generated an output volume of about €50 million.
2011-06-07 Bilfinger Berger has won another order from the oil and gas industry. The Company will deliver maintenance services for the BP Group at rigs and stationary tankers, known as floating production storage and offloading units, used for the processing and temporary storage of crude oil.
Annual General Meeting elects Supervisory Board of Bilfinger Berger SE - Bernhard Walter re-elected ChairmanAt its constituent meeting on May 31, 2011, the Supervisory Board of Bilfinger Berger SE re-elected Dr. h.c. Bernhard Walter, former Speaker of the Executive Board at Dresdner Bank AG, as Chairman.
2011-05-25 Bilfinger Berger has won a major order in the Belgian biotechnology sector. In Geel, the Company will install a biotechnological production facility for Genzyme, part of the Sanofi pharmaceutical group. The order has a volume of approximately €30 million.
2011-05-10 In Belfast, Northern Ireland, Bilfinger Berger has taken the last of four college campuses in which the Company is a major shareholder into full operation. The campuses were delivered as part of a public private partnership (PPP). Together with local partners, the Group has financed, designed, built or rehabilitated the educational facilities of the South Eastern Regional College.
2011-04-19 Bilfinger Berger is contributing to the expansion of Poland's infrastructure for the European Football Championships in 2012. The Company is carrying out projects with an investment volume of about €75 million at two locations.
2011-04-12 In the United Kingdom, Bilfinger Berger has signed framework contracts valued at over €200 million for the maintenance and repair of offshore platforms in the North Sea. The comprehensive agreements with renowned companies, which also include project coordination and the management of planned plant shutdowns, cover a period of three to five years.
2011-03-30 Bilfinger Berger successfully closed out the 2010 financial year. Output volume increased by 5 percent to €8,123 million. The share accounted for by the services business grew to about 80 percent. Orders received rose by 5 percent to €8,048 million and order backlog expanded by 3 percent to €8,585 million.