History

Established more than a century ago

                                 More than 50 years in the Middle East.

The BESIX group was founded in 1909 and has grown steadily and impressively ever since.

1909

The "Société Belge des Bétons" (SBB)/ "Belgische Betonmaatschappij" (BBM) signs contracts for prestigious construction projects.

1922

SBB sets up subsidiaries in France and Spain.

1940+

SBB enters the West African market.

1965

The 6 companies of SBB Group form Six Construct to manage projects in the Middle East. Six Construct receives the first contract in the UAE, building the Abu Dhabi corniche.

1967

Six Construct enters Qatar, and starts building a deep-water harbour in Doha.

1968

First project in Saudi Arabia, constructing port of Dammam.

1973

The list of references in the Middle East and Africa expands rapidly.

1975

Start of Six Construct Ltd, with HQ in Sharjah. First project in Sharjah: National Cement Factory.

1982

SBB takes over companies in the 3 Belgian regions: Entreprises Jacques Delens, Wust & Vanhout.

 

1990

The Group enters the Eastern European market with projects in Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

1992

Re-entry into the Netherlands.

1995

Re-entry into Egypt.

1996

One of the tallest buildings in the Arabian Gulf is built, the Baynunah Tower in Sharjah, UAE.

 
2004

Leveraged Management Buy-Out 
Launch of new corporate identity: SBB becomes BESIX Group.

 

2005

Emirates Palace is completed in Abu Dhabi, built by Six Construct.

 
2009

BESIX Group celebrates 100 years of expertise.

  
2010

Inauguration of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest building, proudly built by BESIX.

2011

BESIX Group wins its first contract in Australia.

 
2015

BESIX celebrates 50 years of presence in the Middle East.

 
2017

Rik Vandenberghe is appointed as new CEO of BESIX Group. Johan Beerlandt succeeds Baron Jean Stéphenne as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

2017

BESIX announces the acquisition of the main Belgian activities of the Dutch group Heijmans.

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