Octavius acquires Navitas Engineering Group


Octavius Infrastructure Limited has acquired specialist rail consultant Navitas Engineering Group. 

Credit: Octavius and Navitas Engineering Group .

Navitas provides electrical engineering consultancy services to the railway and electricity supply industries via its two companies, Permarail and Navitas Engineering. 

The business will continue to trade under its own name and will remain as a separate limited company.  

The 30-strong company was founded 12 years ago by founder Louis Nel who will continue to lead Navitas, joining Octavius as managing director Navitas with immediate effect.  

It follows Octavius’ recent acquisition of R&W Civil Engineering. 

Octavius CEO John Dowsett said: “I am delighted we are welcoming the proven Navitas team into the Octavius family. This deal represents another important milestone for Octavius in adding more specialist capability.  

“We are continuing to grow our presence in rail electrification following our recent appointment as Electrification and Plant partner in the Southern Renewals Enterprise with Network Rail in CP7 and CP8. The acquisition also serves our commitment to supporting the decarbonisation agenda.” 

Nel added: “Navitas Engineering and Permarail already enjoy a strong and collaborative working relationship with Octavius. This natural and exciting next step will allow us to build on what we have achieved to date with the support and backing of Octavius.” 

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