Witteveen+Bos Consulting Engineers bv is an employee-owned, fully independent Dutch firm of engineering consultants. Established in 1946, the firm gradually expanded to a professional staff of more than 900, working in interdisciplinary teams in countries worldwide. Witteveen+Bos started its activities in Kazakhstan in 1997, and three branch offices have been opened since: in Aktau (2000), Atyrau (2003) and Almaty (2007). We want to offer a permanent contribution to the development of Kazakhstan. Witteveen+Bos Kazakhstan is a consulting firm that provides high quality engineering services connecting to our clients' demands, ensuring compliance with Kazakh design practices and local experience.
Our services in Kazakhstan started with consultancy for underwater berms for exploration of the Kashagan Oil field in the North Caspian Sea. Since then our contribution to the Kashagan project expanded, leaving Witteveen+Bos Kazakhstan today as the main designing company responsible for the greater part of the marine and civil construction projects involved.
Nowadays the main engineering fields we focus on in Kazakhstan are marine construction, water management and urban development. We can assist our clients from the preliminary concepts up to the supervision of realisation with all stages in between, such as obtaining permits with the relevant RoK authorities ('GOS Approval'). Essential to our way of doing business in Kazakhstan is cooperating with local and international partners with whom we can guarantee a high quality end result. Our solutions therefore comply with both Kazakh and international standards.
In 2006 Witteveen+Bos established a local subsidiary company: Witteveen+Bos Caspian LLP, which is fully licensed for a broad range of design services. Witteveen+Bos Caspian LLP operates from the three Kazakh offices and allows clients to benefit from our expertise and services while at the same time dealing with a fully Kazakh company.
Many of our key-personnel from the early beginning are still involved in our branch offices. They embody our reputation as dedicated professionals among our clients and have a thorough understanding of local markets within our company.