Ekium strengthens its expertise in the PACA region with the acquisition of SOFSID, an engineering firm specialising in oil & gas.

Ekium has completed a new external growth with the acquisition of the SOFSID agency (former onshore activity of Sofresid Engineering, a subsidiary of Saipem).

Since October 5th, Ekium has taken over the assets, via the sale of the business, of the agency located at 105 rue Pierre Duhem in Aix-en-Provence.

Ekium’s acquisition of SOFSID has the following objectives:

Acquisition of SOFSID Engineering
  • Strengthen our skills in several areas: Processes, Electricity, Instrumentation, Automation, Civil Engineering, Steel Structure, Piping, HSE Safety,
  • Increase the development of the Oil & Gas activity,
  • To become a key player in the PACA region with more than 200 employees located in this employment area.

SOFSID Aix-En-Provence is an engineering company that supports project owners and project managers in oil & gas projects (oil companies, parapet companies, hydrogen).

The teams are involved in all aspects of project management:

  • Project Engineering from Conceptual, Basic-Engineering, Feed to EPCM,
  • Construction monitoring,
  • Expertise in industrial risks,
  • Cryogenic gas process expertise (LNG, LPG, H2).

Their fields of study include, for example:

  • Cryogenic storage, compression and reliquefaction: ammonia, butane, LNG H2,
  • Refining unit, gas processing, hydrocarbon processing,
  • Catalyst reaction, scrubbers, regeneration, distillation,
  • Water treatment: API tank, flotation,
  • Logistics for oil depot and flare network,
  • LPG storage, loading and unloading,
  • All utility networks.