ARCADIS the international
consultancy and engineering company, today announced that it has acquired Alkyon,
a Dutch-based water company that provides consultancy services in the international
water market. Alkyon, based in Marknesse, the Netherlands, produces annual revenues
of approximately EUR 4.5 million with a total of 45 employees. The company will
be combined with the existing water activities of ARCADIS in the Netherlands.
Further financial details were not disclosed.
Alkyon is a specialist company in the area of water management. The company
provides high level technical services in the area of coastal and river management,
flood protection, the design of delta's and harbor areas and the realization
of water works. Clients of Alkyon include governments and (port) authorities
in the Netherlands and abroad.
Michiel Jaski, member of the Executive Board of ARCADIS about this acquisition:
"As a result of the climate change issue, demand for water management services
is expected to show a strong increase. The acquisition of Alkyon represents
an important strengthening of our position in this international market. The
existing strategic cooperation with Alkyon, such as in the project for flood
management in New Orleans, becomes more permanent with this step. Alkyon has
extensive experience in working abroad and thus strengthens the international
water network of ARCADIS."
Jan van Overeem, director of Alkyon said: "This step allows us to benefit
from the extensive client roster of ARCADIS, at the same time broadening the
scope for our know-how and service range. As a result, we strengthen our combined