Engineering firms play a critical role in the decisions of the municipal and industrial water & wastewater sectors. Their wide array of offerings ranges from consulting and technology recommendations to construction and facility operations. Overall, the influence of engineering firms is significant and, in many respects, sets them apart as gatekeepers to many water-related decisions.
As such, these firms are constantly adapting to market shifts, including economic disruption, technology advancements, climate change, and competition. Companies continue to establish, reposition, and divest business units in response to changing market dynamics (e.g., energy transition opportunities, digital technology shifts, industrial policy tailwinds).
In navigating this dynamic landscape, engineering firms’ water approaches are manifested by M&A and partnerships, new market entries, and innovative offerings (e.g., digital services, alternative delivery methods). Various strategies are reflected in these companies’ investment and deal-making activities, with several transactions focused on expansion into new geographies and industry verticals.
This Insight Report provides company analysis, revenues by business unit and geography, comparative rankings, and profiles of 35 engineering, procurement, and construction firms (EPCs) across the water and wastewater landscape. Bluefield’s analysis and perspectives highlight some of the key factors and trends shaping these firms’ respective strategies and decisions.
Table of Contents
- Engineering Firms’ Approaches to Water
- Ranking Engineering Firms by Water-related Revenues
- Water Activity Share of Revenue Totals for Engineering Firms
- Water vs. International Business Activities
- Engineering Firms Leverage M&A for Growth
- Select M&A Buyers & Deals
- Digital Water Requires Rethink of EPC Business Model, Strategy, and Structure
- Competitive Positioning of EPCs in the Digital Water Market
- Example Alternative Delivery Projects
- Designing for the Future – Climate & Energy Activity
- Industrial Water Activity by Vertical
35 Company Profiles of Leading Engineering Firms in Water