After undertaking consultancy based contracts in Italy and Nigeria in the early 2000s, WJ became a fully-fledged international contracting company with our Dubai Office opening to manage our works for Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport in 2003. This was the first of a number of international offices that we would open – Oman, Qatar, Poland, Canada, Turkey, and Israel (in joint venture with LDD).
During this period our UK head office grew significantly moving to new premises in Kings Langley, opening a new state of the art yard in Bilsthorpe. This expansion was underpinned by success in winning groundwater control work for major projects on HS1 (formerly known as CTRL), Crossrail (now the Elizabeth Line), Thames Tideway, and more recently HS2 as well as 1000s of smaller projects.
2018 was a significant year for WJ with the forming of the global WJ Group, and the individual business units of WJ UK, WJ Canada, WJ Poland, WJ Middle East, WJ Qatar, WJ Kuwait, WJ Turkey and LDD-WJ in Israel, and we have become one of the ‘go-to’ contractors for dewatering globally having worked on numerous high-profile international projects including the London 2012 Olympic Park in the UK, the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project in Toronto, Galata Port in Turkey, Lodz Fabryczna rail terminal in Poland, Lusail Expressway in the Middle East and the Red Line Metro in Israel.