A wholly-owned subsidiary of SAIPEM SA, SOFRESID ENGINEERING,
founded in 1958, is a high-value-added global engineering company that works in the fields of Naval, Energy, Petroleum Upstream & Downstream, Chemistry, Steelwork, Buildings and Infrastructures.
We conduct engineering, design and support missions in construction for both SMEs and large international groups.
Birth and development of the company: 1958-1975
In a golden age for metallurgy, SOFRESID, founded in 1958 for the construction of Usinor Dunkerque, benefited from the rapid expansion of its activities, manifested in particular by international growth.
Pursuing its development, SOFRESID moved into other industries (nickel, aluminium, etc.), the oil and oil service & supply fields (offshore, refining, pipelines, etc.) and general engineering (buildings and infrastructures, nuclear, shipbuilding, etc.). It was in the second half of this period that most of the regional establishments that now make up SOFRESID ENGINEERING were created.
In the wake of large corporations: 1990-2002
SOFRESID successively became the property of JOHN BROWN, then of KVAERNER.
In 1998, SOFRESID took the name KVAERNER PROCESS France, and in this way became part of a major international group.
In 1999, KVAERNER was absorbed by its Norwegian competitor, AKER. BOUYGUES OFFSHORE then bought out SOFRESID and restored its original name.
The Saipem years: 2002 today
acquired BOUYGUES OFFSHORE in 2002, which thus became SAIPEM Sa, a company of ENI.
SOFRESID, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of SAIPEM Sa, proceeded to consolidate its regional establishments under the new banner of SOFRESID ENGINEERING.
The engineering capacities of the Group were again reinforced, at the start of 2006, when SAIPEM bought out – from its main shareholder – ENI, the SNAMPROGETTI company, an Italian engineering firm specialized in particular in Onshore Oil & Gas.
SAIPEM is one of the world leaders in providing services to the oil and gas industry: Turnkey projects, Engineering, Supply, Project Management and Construction.
It has unique design capabilities in the design and execution of large scale offshore and onshore projects.
Within SAIPEM, the parent company of SOFRESID ENGINEERING, SAIPEM Sa, also named SAIPEM in France, is a strategic project execution center for the Group and is the headquarters of the group’s offshore division.
On more and more complex and global projects, SOFRESID ENGINEERING brings to the group its engineering support and provides SAIPEM with its expertise in areas such as shipbuilding and onshore and offshore installations. In exchange, the fact that SOFRESID ENGINEERING belongs to one of the world leaders in the oil services sector allows it to benefit from technical support and specialized expertise, guaranteeing its traditional customers a valued added value.
These supports are often crucial in the success of projects requiring the implementation of particular technologies, whether for technical aspects, design, construction, commissioning or management. The regional presence of SOFRESID ENGINEERING also allows it to benefit its local customers of these technical supports, whatever the size of the project.
Our QHSE system is defined by policies and objectives. In the pursuit of excellence, SOFRESID ENGINEERING has put in place an entire organizational set-up, procedures and the appropriate resources. Our objective is to win and retain the trust of our clients and our employees.
This harmonized organization meets the common and specific requirements of quality, environmental protection and safety. Its objective is to obtain satisfaction for all company stakeholders and our clients.
SOFRESID ENGINEERING has undertaken for more than 60 years to offer you quality service enabling us to satisfy your needs, whether express or implicit. It is by capitalizing on our teams and our experience that we are able to support you efficiently in your projects.
TEAM SPIRIT AND SHARING KNOWLEDGE
«No one can do what we all can do, together» (Euripide)
Sharing knowledge means enabling our employees to mutually enhance their respective skill sets. For our clients, it also offers the possibility of leveraging this wealth of skills for their projects.