Germany’s Rucker to become chemical plant builder

27 November 2009 16:14  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS news)--German engineering firm Rucker will expand into the market for chemical and petrochemical plant construction, it said on Friday.

The firm plans to set up an office in Dusseldorf and hire a staff of 100, mostly engineers, it said.

Rucker’s research had shown opportunities “especially in the field of chemical and petrochemical plant construction”, and particularly in the Dusseldorf-Cologne-Essen area in Germany’s North-Rhine Westphalia state, it said.

"In plant engineering, which has blossomed anew, we see an important business development area. This we wish to exploit,” said chief executive Wolfgang Rucker.

The Wiesbaden-based firm, which employs a staff of 2,500 worldwide, said it had identified partners to work with, but it did not disclose details about specific projects.

A Rucker media official could not immediately be reached for additional comment.

Bilfinger Berger, another German engineering and construction firm, recently expanded its presence in the chemical and petrochemical engineering market with acquisitions in France and Austria.

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