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Presentation of GFI Umwelt

Introduction
Our Philosophy
Sectors of activity
Types of services
Special know-how
Applied Research
Clients and projects
Professional staff

 

 

 

 

 

GFI Umwelt is a private German company based in Bonn that offers
worldwide consulting, engineering and management services within
the scope of infrastructure development and environmental protection.

We started more than 25 years ago. Until now we have provided services
for numerous projects in more than 50 different countries worldwide. The company development has taken place as follows:

1979 Foundation of the partnership firm BKV- Consulting Engineers
     
1992 Foundation of GFA-Umwelt as company with limited liability
     
2002 Merger and renaming in GFI Umwelt

Managing directors and shareholders are Dr. Klaus-Peter Gilles and
Dr. Rolf G. Niemeyer, who have already directed the merged companies
since they were founded.

GFI- Umwelt is registered as company with limited liability in the
commercial register of Bonn.

For more information see:
Impressum

 

 

 
Our Philosophy back

We see ourselves both as generalists with an all-round approach
combining management and engineering know how as well as specialists
who have developed a high level of competence in core areas of our activities.

As generalists we concentrate on management services. We accompany
the various technical, economic and organi-zational processes of a project
using our special know-how in the application of database oriented
management information systems.

As specialists we concentrate on consulting and engineering services
in all phases of a project. Since we are not engaged in manufacturing, construction or product processing, we provide our clients with an
objective and neutral advice.

We have learned that a project is sustainable only if technical
solutions are adapted. We follow a creative approach to individual
problems taking into account the specific social, economic and
ecological project conditions.

The success of a project is determined by the performance of the individuals involved. Their access to know-how has to be ensured. Consequently,
we see one of our essential tasks in information and knowledge management.

 

 

 
Sectors of activity back

According to our professional orientation and our experience both in
Germany and abroad, we have specialized in the following sectors
of activity:

Infrastructure development and management
Water supply and sanitation
Waste water and solid waste disposal
Municipal services and urban management
Irrigation and water resources development
 
Environmental management and engineering
Water and waste management
Soil conservation and rehabilitation
Clean technologies and pollution control
Plant safety and risk management

We are experienced in transferring and adapting the know-how gained in Germany to the specific project conditions abroad.

 

 

 
Types of services back

We offer different types of consulting, engineering and management
services in the following fields of activity:

Engineering and technology
Organisation and management
Policy and strategy

Our consulting services include technical assistance and advisory
services with special emphasis on information and knowledge management, transfer of technology, capacity and human resources development.

Our engineering services comprise technical studies, engineering design
as well as site supervision. In cases that require exceptional and highly sophisticated solutions we cooperate with specialized companies.

Our management services are related to technical and financial aspects
in all phases of the project cycle. We use the latest methods and
procedures of database oriented management information systems.

 

 

 
Special know-how back

Based on our extensive and long-term experience we have developed special know-how in the following core areas:

Operation and maintenance engineering and management
Environmental monitoring, impact and risk assessment
Application of management information systems

Our special know-how is focused on technical and non-technical
management aspects relat-ed to the operation phase of a project
with special emphasis on water utility and facility management.

For the implementation of database oriented technical and financial
management information systems we exclusively use software products
from the world's leading suppliers.

 

 

 
Applied Research back

From the very beginning we have worked on research projects in order
to develop a high level of competence. Among others, we have carried
out for different federal ministries in Germany the following projects:

Technical and economical evaluation of the water-related application
of herbicides
Prognostic models for the limnological development of artificial lakes
Reduction of water losses in drinking water supply systems
Development of strategies for the use of organic waste in urban areas

We maintain close contacts to universities and research institutions
worldwide, which we use for the benefit of our clients.

 

 

 
Clients and projects back

We are active in Germany and abroad in the public and private sector. Our clients include:

National governments, regional authorities and local administrations
Governmental and non-governmental organizations and development agencies
Construction companies, industrial enterprises and private investors

We have provided our services for various clients and projects among others in the following countries:

Europe:
Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Yugoslavia

Middle East and North Africa:
Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey

Africa:
Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe

America:
Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Venezuela

Asia:
Azerbaidschan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand

For more information concerning our clients see:
List of selected clients

For more information concerning our projects see:
Project references

 

 

 
Professional staff back

Abroad, our project offices host a team of national and international
experts with the following professional orientation:

Engineers and economists
Organisation and management specialists
Science and technology specialists

At our home office in Bonn we dispose of a multidisciplinary team
of experts with the following occupational groups:

Civil and environmental engineering
Geography, hydrology and geology
Biology and chemistry
Economy

On demand, we can identify highly-qualified specialists across all our
sectors of activity and integrate them into our project teams. For personal recruitment we use our own database of several hundred individual experts worldwide.