Since 1st August 2018 BKW Germany Ltd. is the majority share holder

BKW is expanding its engineering network and as a result is continuing its growth in the service sector. With igr, a top-performing medium-sized business has joined BKW Engineering.

The demand for infrastructure services is very large. Simultaneously, the demand for holistic infrastructure planning is growing. This concerns efficiency, sustainability, ecology and practicality, as well as sensible resource allocation. This is exactly where the strength of BKW Engineering lies.

With its international network of available skills in the fields of energy, environment and infrastructure, the network’s firms can utilise the advantages of their regional embeddedness, whilst at the same time relying on the expertise of a total of 2 000 engineers, architects, geographers, environmental experts and economists.

igr wants to shape the future, and offer its clients, with the interdisciplinary composition of its workforce, a full planning service from a single source for their projects. Therefore, igr perfectly fits BKW Engineering’s philosophy. It already utilises the interlinking of expertise within the company, but now will expand this potential to around 2 000 specialists in the network.

Both igr founders, Werner Andres and Hubert Bruch, are selling their shares to BKW. With this sale, Herr Werner Andres, who is 67, is taking a well-earned retirement, but will remain active as an advisor to igr. Herr Hubert Bruch is taking over the position of Chairman of the Board. He will lead the company together with the directors, Uwe Franzreb and Bernd Piechottka. In terms of the business operations, nothing will change for either the clients or staff.


As an international service provider, igr has for 32 years offered high value engineering and planning services in a variety of civil engineering specialisms and in environmental planning. Due to the company’s interdisciplinary composition igr guarantees its clients a full service from a single source, even in the case of complex projects. The range of services extends from consultation concerning case studies, general planning services, detailed planning, construction supervision and project management, through to monitoring services. igr planners (based at the main office in Rockenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz) have experience arising from over 2 500 projects.

BKW Engineering

BKW Engineering supports its clients in the realisation of their ambitious plans in the specialist fields of infrastructure, environment and energy. With the linking of expertise within BKW Engineering’s network, they offer integrated and holistic solutions in these specialist areas. BKW Engineering relies on a network of around 2 000 specialists based in various locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


BKW AG is an internationally active energy and infrastructure company with its headquarters in Bern. It employs approximately 6 500 staff. Thanks to its network of firms and expertise it offers its clients comprehensive and complete solutions. It plans, builds and operates energy production and supply infrastructures for both private organisations and public authorities, and it offers digital business models for renewable energy. The BKW group’s current portfolio extends from planning and consultation for energy, infrastructure and environmental projects, via integrated projects in the field of building engineering services, through to construction, servicing and maintenance of energy, telecommunications, transport and water networks.