GKW Consult, former member of Tractebel joins GFA Group

With GFA, GKW finds a well reputed shareholder with a strong focus on international cooperation as well as a complementary and strategic partner. GFA is convinced that the acquisition of GKW provides exciting opportunities for synergies and will further increase the range of expertise the companies of the GFA Group can offer their clients. Particularly it allows GFA to offer their integrated service delivery now with specific engineering know-how.

GFA Group with GFA Consulting Group at its core and further sister and daughter companies is one of the leading European consulting firms active in the International Cooperation sector. GFA with roughly 1400 staff worldwide and 170 Mio. Euro turnover has a long track record of providing effective and sustainable solutions to global challenges. Since 1982, GFA offers expertise in a broad range of sectors through specialised business units. Leading development agencies, ministries and public clients have entrusted GFA with helping them to manage projects financed through bilateral and multilateral funds.

GKW with a history of 70 years ranges among the top international independent consultants for environmental engineering with particular focus on water supply, wastewater treatment and disposal, industrial water management, solid waste and regional infrastructure development. GKW services the full project cycle from project identification, feasibility, preliminary and final design, tender preparation and evaluation to construction supervision, commissioning and operation. Modern tools, digital solutions and highly qualified engineers are at the service of clients also from branch offices in India, Morocco, Tunisia, Colombia and Tanzania among others. GKW has 50+ staff at their headquarters in Mannheim, Germany and further 200+ staff overseas achieving an average of 15 Mio. Euro turnover.

For all clients and partners your usual contact points at GFA and GKW will remain the same and GKW will operate under the name GKW Consult GmbH.

GFA and GKW have previously worked successfully together underlining the strategic match for acquisition and implementation of future international cooperation projects around the globe. We look forward to integrating the expertise of GKW into GFA Group services.

Our common vision to foster sustainable development, contribute to tackling the climate change and ensure greater impact for the people we ultimately serve drives both of our teams.

Yours with best wishes


Dr Christoph Theune, Patrick Kaminsky

Anja Desai, Dr Ilona Schadl, Dr Heiko Weißleder