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Bilfinger acquires Dutch piping & mechanical contractor De Bruin Piping & Construction B.V.

  • Strategic takeover of Dutch specialists for piping & mechanical and detail piping engineering
  • Acquisition expands Bilfinger's offering at the important industrial location of the Port of Rotterdam
  • About 60 experienced specialists join Bilfinger under the name Bilfinger de Bruin B.V.


MANNHEIM, Germany and BRIELLE, Netherlands. Bilfinger has concluded an agreement to acquire De Bruin Piping & Construction B.V., a piping & mechanical company based in Brielle, the Netherlands. The acquisition continues Bilfinger’s strategic growth course in Belgium and the Netherlands. It further expands Bilfinger’s presence and capabilities, especially at the Port of Rotterdam, a key industrial location. De Bruin Piping & Construction B.V. has over 40 years of experience in the manufacture and installation of piping systems, installation of storage tanks, design and manufacture of skids and detail piping engineering. The acquisition includes two prefab workshops in Brielle as well as several workshops on-site at the customers’ premises. The two parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the acquisition. De Bruin will be fully integrated into the Bilfinger Group in the next 12 months.

„The process industry is undergoing a transformation. Our customers need expertise and resources to achieve their sustainability goals. We can help them do this with our wide range of services from a single source and make their existing plants more efficient and sustainable”, says Thomas Schulz, Group CEO at Bilfinger. “With the acquisition of De Bruin Piping & Construction B.V. and its integration into the Bilfinger Group, we are sharpening and strengthening our portfolio in the Dutch market and adding a strong team of experienced specialists.”

De Bruin Piping & Construction B.V., a family-owned company, was founded in 1981 and has around 60 employees. In addition to the manufacture of ferrous and non-ferrous steel piping, De Bruin also supplies steel structures, platforms, skids and on-site installation services. Plant components can be prefabricated in the company’s two in-house workshops. De Bruin serves customers in both the petrochemical and non-chemical process industries and is VCA-P certified, a special standard addressed to main contractors and subcontractors carrying out work in the petrochemical sector.

Bilfinger in Belgium and the Netherlands is active with over 2,300 employees serving customers such as Shell, BP, Vopak and Yara. As a solutions partner, Bilfinger helps its customers enhance efficiency and sustainability. Bilfinger’s comprehensive portfolio of services covers the entire value chain from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly and maintenance through to plant expansion, turnarounds and digital applications.

De Bruin’s Headquarters in Brielle, NL

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