Established in 1988 by the Thomas family, SBE has a long and proud history and heritage as an independent civil and electromechanical engineering consultancy. SBE provides quality services in the Engineering sector, completes award-winning designs and is committed to provide innovative solutions to complex problems globally.
We are a proud, independent and responsible global Civil and Electromechanical Engineering Consultants. Our main interest is the engineering design of hydraulic structures. This, coupled with our base in the lowlands of Europe, has led us to become world-renowned experts in lock design.
Today, SBE is one of the largest engineering consultancies in Belgium and a competitor in the international market. We have provided services in over 35 countries globally, which provides us with an understanding of the challenges faced in various markets.
In the last decade we have significantly increased our exposure to the global market, which is a catalyst for our growth. We conceive innovative solutions and are committed to meeting and exceeding the expectations of our clients and project stakeholders.
Factors which make us unique
SBE is a dynamic team of more than 120 engineers and designers all working together from a single office, creating continuity and leads to efficient project management.
We have provided engineering services on the largest marine locks in the world and completed the design of dozens of waterway locks and other hydraulic structures.
Our project managers have a strong technical background and are actively involved during the design process.
Our team of engineers consist of several PhD’s who are involved in PIANC Working Group 154 – ‘Mitre Gate design and operation’ and other international standardisation bodies.