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Private, owned in trust
Industry Engineering, Design, International Development and Business Consultation
Founded 2009
Headquarters Main delivery centres in Australia and South Africa
80 Offices in 27 countries
Key people
Giam Swiegers, CEO
Teddy Daka, Non-Executive Chairman
Revenue A$ 820 million dollars 2012
ZAR 6.7 billion Rand 2009 [1]
Number of employees

Aurecon is an engineering, management, design, planning, project management and consulting company based in Australia and South Africa.


Formed through the merger of three engineering consultancies, Africon, Connell Wagner and Ninham Shand,[2] Aurecon has over 7500 staff members. The company operates in 27 countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Africon was formed in 1935. At the time of the merger, Africon was ranked amongst the world’s top 200 international design firms and was South Africa’s largest engineering company. The organisation operated in both the public and private sectors within the fields of transportation, property, municipal services, energy and mining.

Connell Wagner was one of Asia Pacific’s largest multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies, with a history spanning more than 75 years. The firm provided a broad range of professional technical services across several market sectors, namely buildings, industrial, transportation, urban development, water, international development, environment, energy, telecommunications and defence.

Established in 1935, Ninham Shand was one of South Africa’s leading, privately owned companies of consulting engineers and environmental scientists. The organisation offered consulting services in areas including water resources and supply, heavy engineering, purification, infrastructure services, structures and buildings, transportation and roads, and environmental science.

Notable projects[edit]

The company delivers project design and management across eleven markets. They are built environment, construction, data and telecommunications, defence, energy, government, international development assistance, manufacturing, resources, transport and water.

Major projects in Asia[edit]

Major projects in Australia/New Zealand[edit]

Major projects in the Middle East[edit]

Major projects in Africa[edit]

Associated companies[edit]

  • IDSS Pty Ltd
  • IMIS
  • Aurecon Hatch

Engineering and technical services[edit]


  1. ^ "Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd - Limited Profile Report". IBISWorld. 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  2. ^ "Africon, Connell Wagner and Ninham Shand Announce Formation of a New Global Group". 16 March 2009. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 

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