Société d'études techniques et économiques
|Industry||engineering and consulting services|
|Founded||Paris, France (1957 )|
|Founder(s)||Henri Grimond & Guy Saias|
|Revenue||€235 million (2011)|
Setec is the fifth most important engineering and consulting French group, involved in infrastructure and transport systems, planning, economics, waste, project, telecommunication, water, energy, geotechnical and environmental management. Setec was created in 1957 as an acronym of the French Société d'Études Techniques et ÉConomiques, which means technical and economical design company.
Headquarters are located in Paris, near the Seine River. From the 1960s, the company begins to organise into different subsids and to develop international business. In 2012, it completed acquisition of the American MWH's Brazilian subsidiary. This new company is called setec hidrobrasileira.
The main projects that setec contributed are for example :
- the Channel Tunnel,
- the Millau Viaduct,
- the LGV Rhin-Rhône and LGV Est
- the Peking opera,
- the Cœur Défense skyscraper,
- the Macau Light Rail Transit
- the Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création
and many others infrastructures and buildings.