EHAF started 1972 as a two-person partnership between two former French educated graduates from Chebap and Beaux arts. The company began with 12 employees with offices in UAE and Cairo. It landed two large contracts, a building project one in UAE and one industrial in Alexandria first year. The company’s strong ties with both government work began in 1974, as the UAE asked EHAF to supervise construction of its new school program and the Egyptian government asked it to supervise its ambitious plan for telecommunications centers and Ismailia port.
In the early years, the company mostly focused on Building and infrastructure projects throughout the Middeleast. In 1early 1980’s EHAF designed and constructed through design/Build contract first line of cairo metro along with its state of the art operation control center. While in UAE, EHAF was awarded several governmental ministries buildings. During that time, EHAF formed a strong team of 100 professional on transportation, infrastructure, industrial and governmental buildings.
By the end of 1980s, the company made a move into Africa , gulf, and french markets. The company started several projects in several african countries mainly in infrastructure. It also opened its first branch in Paris to undertake Metro projects as subconsultant to RATP in algeria. During that time EHAF company won contracts in the Gulf Region.
EHAF expanded considerably in the MENA region between 1990s and 2000s, opening 5 regional offices with expansion of more than 400 professionals. During this time EHAF started to work with international organization asuch as the world bank, USAID, JICA, African development bank, and many other conglomerate clients
In 2003, the company changed its structure from general partnership to a closed shareholding corporation. That change facilitated the company’s growth, as many of its clients were involved in multiple markets across the core sectors of Buildings, infrastructure and transportation.. The services expanded to engineering, project management, construction management, architectural and transportation services.
EHAF Award Winning Projects
• Best Mixed Use Development Award (Al Mashtal Dev.) Cityscape AUH.
• Best Waterfront Development Award (Bay La Sun V08), Cityscape KSA.
• Best Development’ at CNBC Property Awards, (Shams Central Park, Reem Island).
• Best Mixed
‐Use and Commercial Award, (Sodic Polygon, Egypt) Cityscape Egypt.
• A multi‐cultural organization with high technical and multidisciplinary experience.
• The know‐how of carrying out large & complex projects.
• An international project management vision.
• An overall integrated and sophisticated technical knowledge.
• Team building spirit with the client.
Sample of EHAF clients (public, private, donors)
• JICA, (Largest contract for non Japanese firm has been awarded by JICA to EHAF)
• European Commission
• African Development Bank
• Islamic Development Bank
• Kuwait Fund Development
• Several Ministries and Municipalities in the Region
• Several Petroleum Companies in the Region
• Major Developer in the Region
Today, the company continues to experience strong growth across its core markets. Black & Veatch currently has a global workforce of more than 1,000 working in over 7 offices worldwide with projects completed in more than 5 countries on two continents.
This rich history helped raise EHAF ranking worlwide to reach number 17 for PMCM for design fees for non us firms and number 121 for international design firms as by Engineering the news record of USA.
EHAF Engineers prides itself on our ability to successfully deliver projects at a high degree or professionalism within time and Budget. The experience, skill, and diversityof EHAF’s team of professionals has been the main impetus behind our successes over the past 4 decades and has been the basis of EHAF’s success and growth.
In 2005, the market that showed a booming trend worldwide, made the company professional to expand into 1000 professionals of 9 different nationalities. The number and size of projects expanded in cost to include many multibillion US dollars with unusual sophistication. The market expansion helped EHAF in doubling the size of its management consulting business
Through organic growth both vertically and horizontally, the company grew to 1000 by the end of 2011
EHAF’s diverse, highly trained, and experienced teamoffers innovativeand efficientsolutions to enhance the overall performance of ourbroad array of projects to suit our diverse clientele
Our finely-selected team is capable of turning each project into a master piece. Our team is highly motivated and self-challenging given us an edge over competition. Our portfolio of projects demonstrates the challenging nature of our projects. At EHAF we believe that no project is too challenging. In fact, we belive that challenging projects revealthe outstanding and innovative capabilities of our team.
It is through this spirit that EHAF is continuously upgradingits capabilities and business and practices to respond to emerging needs of a continuously changing global market