Representing the origin of the Teixeira Duarte Group, which started as a construction company, Construction is not only the core business of the Group as a whole, but also that of its biggest and most emblematic company: “Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções, S.A.” (Alvará nº 24-PUB). Operating in the fields of Geotechnical Engineering and Rehabilitation, Buildings, Infrastructures, Metalworking, Underground Works, Railway Works and Maritime Construction Works, “Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia and Construções, S.A.” relies on a Formwork and Pre-stressing Operations Centre; a large-scale, technologically advanced Equipment Department; and a Materials Laboratory. It also receives support from the Teixeira Duarte Operations Centre, a valuable facility built on a plot with an area of 127,000 m2, which allows the Company to provide better services to its clients.
Moreover, Central Departments provide specific support to the Company in the Commercial, Survey and Project areas.
The Company founder, Engineer Ricardo Esquível Teixeira Duarte, was one of the students to complete the first Civil Engineering Course ever offered by the University of Lisbon School of Engineering (Instituto Superior Técnico). Having served as Chairman of the Portuguese Engineers Association, Engineer Ricardo Esquível Teixeira Duarte was recognised by his peers for his technical skills and innovative spirit.
Teixeira Duarte continued to do business under this spirit, as a true Engineering establishment. Involved in a wide range of projects, from large infrastructures, such as bridges, dams, hospitals, roads and other public works, to large historic buildings, namely in Portugal, Teixeira Duarte is not only a constant presence in our everyday lives, but also a symbol of knowledge and experience.
The Group also owns shareholdings in companies that operate in specific Construction areas, namely Underground, Railway and Maritime Construction Works. Moreover, the Group participates in Joint Ventures and partnerships formed in connection with specific projects, namely in the Infrastructures area.
In 2014, Teixeira Duarte operated in this business area, namely in Portugal, Angola, Algeria, Brazil, Mozambique and Venezuela.
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