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Infrastructure & Environment

High-level engineering and consultancy services across the full lifecycle of infrastructure projects.
Buildings and Complex Structures
Water Infrastructure

With more than 100 years of experience in buildings, water and transport infrastructure, our high-level engineering and consulting services offer added value across the full lifecycle of infrastructure projects, from master plan and conceptual design to detailed design, work supervision and execution.

Key Facts
  • Over 100 years of experience in infrastructure & environment
  • Over 1000 infra experts worldwide
  • Over €150 million infra turnover
  • Over 600 ongoing infra projects in 84 countries

As Tractebel is aware of its social responsibilities and of the role it has to play in finding sustainable solutions in the fields of infrastructure, mobility, energy, water, buildings and resources management, we offer smart, balanced and tailor-made solutions to our customers worldwide. The expertise of our engineers is based on advanced knowledge and experience acquired over several decades of project execution around the globe.

Our services not only include traditional engineering solutions for owners, but also for contractors within the framework of BOT contracts.


Areas of Expertise within Infrastructure & Environment

Tractebel shapes a sustainable living environment, integrating its energy, water, infrastructure, building and mobility expertise.


Hein Dirix
Chief Officer Infrastructure and Environment

Related References

Today, four billion people live in cities and urban regions, a number that is expected to increase by 50% to six billion by 2050. Responsible management and further (re)development of urban areas has become one of the most pressing and complex challenges of the 21st century. If well managed, cities offer the most relevant opportunities for economic development coupled with sustainable housing, (public) transport, green and water infrastructures, as well as enhanced access to facilities including fundamental services such as energy, health care and education, for large and growing populations. Providing all this for a densely settled urban population is typically more economically and environmentally efficient than providing similar level of services to more widely dispersed rural or even suburban populations.

Tractebel provides solutions to capture the opportunities while tackling the challenges.

Our subdomains within this domain

  • Strategies & policies for cities & territories
  • Green infrastructure
  • Water urbanism
  • Recycling territories
  • Public space
  • Networks
  • Civil architecture
  • Sustainability & environment
  • Places of mobility

Cities Related References

Prosperity and urbanisation place increasingly challenging demands on transport and mobility: people and goods need to move faster and in a cleaner and safer way. This requires intelligent and reliable transport systems and infrastructure, of increased effectiveness and efficiency, while reducing (negative) environmental, spatial and societal impacts. Complex transport needs must be optimally addressed with the most relevant concrete solutions, in their dynamic context as cities and regions of the future.

Tractebel provides consulting, engineering and design services for all transport modes: road, rail, water, air. Whether your needs are related to the infrastructure or to the flows, we can make it work for you.

Our subdomains within this domain

  • Smart & sustainable mobility
  • Transport & mobility modelling
  • Traffic (impact) management
  • Places of mobility
  • Rail
  • Roads & highways
  • Bridges & tunnels
  • Airports
  • Networks
  • Public space
  • Stations
  • Waterways
  • Ports

Transport Related References

Tractebel favours an integrated, multidisciplinary and energy-efficient approach throughout the complete lifecycle of a building or industrial site. In close collaboration with our customers, we develop buildings that are conceived to satisfy current and future needs. As an engineering company we are specialised in structural engineering and special technics (MEP), as well as HVAC, plumbing and electricity. Being at the forefront of the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM), we closely interact with our clients, architects, construction firms and other engineering companies.

Building and energy efficiency are main drivers for our projects. Tractebel has developed competencies in the domains of energy efficiency (audits, master planning, certifications) and building efficiency (safety and security, acoustics and vibrations, fire safety). Moreover, in order to further expand its competences, Tractebel acquired in 2016 a majority stake in RED, an award-winning consultancy specialising in the design of innovative and low energy MEP services for data centres and commercial and hospitality buildings. Headquartered in London and with international hubs in Dubai and Singapore, RED also benefits from its Global Design Centre located in Manila. Find out more about RED on

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Our subdomains within this domain

  • Commercial buildings (public & private)
  • Industrial buildings
  • Stadiums, sport & leisure
  • Energy efficiency
  • Airport & transport terminals
  • Residential buildings
  • Development of (industrial) sites
  • Data centres, clean and control rooms
  • Healthcare: pharmaceutical, laboratories and hospitals
  • Building efficiency

Buildings and Complex Structures Related References

Natural waters play a vital role in our daily life. The seas, the estuaries and the rivers are among the most vulnerable environmental assets around the globe. Ports and waterways are crucial to the economic prosperity and development of a region. For over three decades, Tractebel has been acquiring vast experience in water-related studies such as the design and construction of ports and waterways, hydraulic modelling, coastal protection, sedimentation risks, etc. Also in water resource management concerns such as flood and drought management, water sanitation and distribution and irrigation. 

Our subdomains within this domain

  • Ports and marine facilities
  • Electro-mechanical equipment for locks, moveable bridges, pumping stations, roll-on roll-off, etc.
  • Waterways & rivers
  • River, coastal & off shore engineering
  • Dredging consultancy
  • Flood & drought management
  • Water sanitation, water treatment & water distribution
  • Sewerage & drainage systems
  • Design of water-bound infrastructure

Water Infrastructure Related References

Geo-engineering is at the very core of our engineering expertise.  As one of the first steps in most engineering projects, the evaluations provide solid ground for appropriate and cost-efficient design, planning and rehabilitation.

Our subdomains within this domain

  • Siting & geotechnical engineering
  • Site rehabilitation, soil remediation & pollution modelling
  • Master planning & engineering for solid waste management

Geo-Engineering Related References

Ensuring long-term sustainability for our working, living and natural environments: a widely shared and increasingly non-negotiable ambition. Still, its application to each project requires concretization and embedding in practice. In addition, different actors and stakeholders will more often than not entertain different interpretations and goals regarding the environment. As a consequence, not only communication but above all, real-world, concrete collaboration towards achieving environmental goals remains challenging.

Tractebel translates theoretical sustainability concepts into tangible project-specific approaches and tools. Addressing the needs of architects, engineers, planners, policymakers, developers, financiers and other (industrial) stakeholders. For us, (environmental) sustainability means reaching well-balanced and well-supported decisions, after considering societal needs and expectations along with legal and regulatory requirements, evaluating resource depletion and other negative effects, assessing opportunities and costs, and promoting innovation and long-term value creation for all stakeholders. We are committed to People, Planet and Prosperity.

Our subdomains within this domain

  • Waste management
  • Strategies & policies for sustainability
  • Governance & brokerage for sustainability
  • Environmental & social impact assessments & mitigation
  • Climate change and mitigation
  • Acoustics & vibrations
  • Comprehensive environmental (& procedure) management
  • Green infrastructure
  • Water urbanism
  • Recycling territories

Environment Related References