iX engineers (Pty) Ltd has officially acquired the Public Infrastructure Business from WorleyParsons RSA (Pty) Ltd and the consulting business of an existing black woman owned firm, Black Jills Engineers (BJE). As an active participant in the transformation of South Africa, project delivery and engineering consultancy; WorleyParsons RSA has demonstrated that Enterprise Development can be successful, as attested to by the creation of iX engineers (Pty) Ltd, a majority black-owned consulting engineering company focusing on the private and public infrastructure sector.
iX engineers has been established following the incorporation of WorleyParsons’ Public Infrastructure (PI) business with the consulting business of Black Jills Engineers, who was among the first participating companies in WorleyParsons’ Enterprise Development programme. As from the 1st of October 2016, iX engineers provides professional services for the design development and through-life-support of infrastructure, including airports, roads, rail, dams, water supply, water treatment, wastewater, buildings, urban infrastructure, power transmission and distribution infrastructure.
iX engineers has majority equity held by black employees and 35% of the shares are held by black women in the company. The balance is held by former WorleyParsons’ employees in the PI business as well as from Black Jills Engineers employees, who have moved over to iX engineers.
Ms Lebo Leshabane has taken up the role of CEO of iX engineers. iX engineers will continue to provide services to a valued client base as a going concern, with nearly 300 employees, offices in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Kimberley and Upington. The business model is fit for purpose for the PI sector.
This is a success story not only for Enterprise Development, but also for the employees who now have a stakehold in one of the largest majority black-owned consulting engineering companies in the infrastructure space.
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