Opportunities for Industrial Cooperation and Investment in Israel
Engineering Based on Multi-Disciplinary Ingenuity

Israel’s engineering companies developed their independent engineering expertise when the country’s geo-political isolation in the 60’s and 70’s made it difficult for overseas companies to operate in Israel. Boosted by ideas from Israel’s advanced technology industries, the country’s engineering sector today has a multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary capability and the broad spectrum of in-depth services that are needed to convert ideas into reality.

Comprehensive Services
The comprehensive range of services offered by Israeli companies includes: engineering consulting; feasibility studies and industrial surveys; project management; multi-disciplinary engineering design; construction management; procurement services; advanced process control; computerized plant information systems; engineering software projects and support; and plant start-up and commissioning.
Leading local companies such as: The Baran Group., Bateman Engineering Ltd., and Ludan Engineering Co. Ltd., are especially adept at undertaking multi-faceted mega-projects in a broad range of process industries in such projects as oil refineries, petrochemical plants, chemical plants, power and energy stations, pharmaceutical plants and food manufacturing facilities. All major Israeli engineering companies have ISO 9000 approval and undertake projects requiring GMP and FDA standards.
The multi-disciplinary capabilities of Israeli engineering firms cover the entire gamut of engineering disciplines from process design, to mechanical and equipment design, civil and structural engineering, piping energy and power, electrical design and computer aided engineering and turnkey projects.

Complex Capabilities
Typically Israeli engineering companies are likely to work through the following formats:

  • Preparation of Process Package: The company will prepare process packages, pre-projects and profitability surveys. Israeli firms can deal with the most complex projects and have successfully completed numerous works in Europe and Africa as well as Israel.
  • Design: Israeli companies are experienced in meeting the highest standards of design in numerous industrial fields. This is achieved by combining the full range of engineering services with the latest technologies.
  • E.P.C.M. (Engineering Procurement Construction Management): In this format the company takes full responsibility for the procurement services necessary to complete and oversees budget and schedule.
  • Turn Key Projects: Israeli companies have increasingly taken on turn key projects and have been highly successful in terms of budget, schedule and the quality of the completed project.
Leading Israeli companies include AFCON Control and Automation, which designs, manufactures, installs, integrates and sells a wide range of electro-mechanical and control systems based on quality, performance and innovation. Enerco Enterprises designs, manufactures and installs power transmission systems and transformers for switching stations, substations and mobile transformation stations. AFSK Industries provides products and services in electrical and electro-mechanical contracting, instrumentation, control and automation. All these companies supply and install their products within the framework of turnkey projects.
Israel’s largest engineering firm is Tahal Consulting Engineers, which provides complete packages comprising planning, construction and financing in the framework of turnkey and BOT projects in the fields of water supply, sanitation, irrigation and desalination among others. These involve all the technical aspects of project development as well as the arrangement of financial packages, customized to suit the client’s needs.
Another major Israeli engineering firm is Gadish Group, which operates as a general developer, overall designer, project manager, construction manager, coordinator and supervisor of civil engineering projects.

Process Control Capabilities
Israeli firms have developed outstanding process control capability including instrumentation systems design, process control and automation engineering, software engineering and computerized plant information systems. Israeli companies have experience in a wide variety of Distributed Control Systems and Programmable Controller Systems such as Honeywell, Rosemount, Fisher Control, AEG-Modicon, Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Westinghouse, Texas Instruments and others.
The type of installations that Israeli firms have planned and built in both Israel and overseas includes: oil refinery production units; continuous and batch operation chemical plants; pharmaceutical bulk and batch plants; plant utilities; waste treatments facilities; and laboratories. Israeli companies also specialize in high-tech R&D and manufacturing facilities including micro-electronics and semiconductors facilities and installations for electro-optics, biotechnology, the laser industry, surgery clean facilities, clean rooms up to class 10 cleanliness level and micro-vibration free facilities.

Technological Expertise
Technical and technological expertise has also been gained in environmental projects such as solid waste management landfills, incineration of organic and hazardous waste, water systems and industrial and municipal waste and sewage systems.. Israeli engineering companies also specialize in power and energy projects such as small and medium-size power stations, co-generation (heat and power) systems, steam generation systems using coal, oil and non-conventional fuels, energy recovery systems; and organic media heat transfer plants.
Since Israeli is a “melting pot” society with immigrants from around the world, engineers understanding all languages and cultures are available for projects. Whether projects are national, implemented by government agencies and ministries, or initiated by industrial concerns, Israeli engineering firms can provide the ingenuity, expertise and experience needed to get large-scale projects off the ground.

Produced By: Daniel Uzan Media & Communications