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Welcome to ERI-UAE

For nearly twenty years, Engineering & Research International (ERI) has been a leading specialist consulting engineering firm based in the United Arab Emirates. In that time, we’ve built a great track record of projects distinguished by the quality of our work. Our clients include government authorities, agencies, and companies in the energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as engineers and contractors supplying those sectors and the private sector. We’re proud to have earned our clients’ trust and to have contributed to the success of their projects.

The remarkable journey of our group of companies which traces back to 1974 when we embarked on our humble beginnings as a modest site investigation company. Over the years, through dedication, expertise, and a relentless pursuit of excellence, we have evolved into a leading regional engineering consultancy. We are grateful for the trust and support bestowed upon us by our clients and partners. It is their confidence in our abilities that has propelled us forward and inspired us to continuously raise the bar.

ERI is accredited to ISO 17025 with ENAS.

ENAS 40 years of experience

Our Services

Site investigation

ERI has achieved an enviable reputation as the leading sub-surface drilling and testing company. ERI operates only 10 fully equipped rigs, wireline drilling equipment, wagon drills for rock probing and a fleet of all-terrain vehicles and swamp buggies for mobility in difficult access sites.
Our services in the drilling field include:

  • On-shore drilling for site investigation for roads and bridges, housing structures, multi-storey buildings and towers and petrochemical complexes and refineries.
  • Geophysical surveys using MASW and ERT
  • Geological and mining exploration.

Material Testing

ERI provides a comprehensive range of testing and inspection services to the construction industry. These services include materials testing of soils, concrete and asphalt, quality control, specification preparation, and concrete and asphalt mix designs. We also provide inspection services, materials management services and services for research and development of natural resources.

Offshore Site Investigation and Survey Operations

The marine division specializes in offshore investigation that assists in the planning and design of coastal engineering works.These services include:

  • Nearshore geotechnical investigation for coastal structures
  • Bathymetric and Hydrographic Surveys
  • Met-Ocean Studies
  • Off-shore drilling for site investigation for oil platforms and mooring systems


Affiliate Services

Structural Engineering

At Engineering & Research International (ERI), we're proud to offer expert structural engineering services with a focus on check engineering, load testing, and recommendations for concrete repair. Our team of experienced engineers specializes in providing innovative solutions that are both safe and cost-effective. We understand the importance of structural integrity and are committed to delivering high-quality work that meets the needs of our clients. Whether you need help with a new construction project, a structural assessment, or concrete repair recommendations, we have the knowledge and expertise to provide the services you require. Trust ERI for all your structural engineering needs.

Water Resource Engineering

Engineering & Research International (ERI) is a leader in water resource engineering, with specialized expertise in assessing hazards due to flash floods and supervising the construction of rural irrigation networks for agricultural development. Our experienced team of engineers has the skills and knowledge to tackle a wide range of water-related projects, from designing and implementing irrigation systems to assessing the potential for flood hazards and developing mitigation strategies. We understand the unique challenges that come with water resource engineering projects, and we're committed to providing innovative solutions that meet our clients' needs. Whether you're looking to improve irrigation systems, assess potential flood hazards, or develop new water resource projects, ERI has the expertise you need to get the job done right.

Infrastructure Management

Engineering & Research International (ERI) specializes in infrastructure management, with a focus on assessing public assets in the transportation sector, inspecting roads and bridges using the latest technologies, including LCMS 2 compliant with AASHTO standards, and utilizing Asset Maintenance software systems to optimize maintenance budgets, improve road safety, and provide a high level of comfort and serviceability to drivers. Our team of experts has extensive experience working with transportation authorities and agencies to assess, inspect, and manage public assets, ensuring they are safe and properly maintained. We're committed to providing innovative solutions that meet our clients' unique needs and help them achieve their goals. Whether you're looking to improve road safety, optimize maintenance budgets, or enhance the serviceability of your infrastructure, ERI has the necessary expertise to ensure successful project outcomes, meeting your goals and enhancing the serviceability of your infrastructure.

Geospatial Technology (GIS)

Engineering & Research International (ERI) is proud to specialize in providing Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions for power and transportation infrastructure. Our experienced team of engineers and GIS specialists has a proven track record of success in developing and implementing GIS solutions that help our clients improve their operations, reduce costs, and enhance safety. As an ESRI Silver Partner for many years, we've been recognized for our expertise in providing GIS solutions that meet our clients' unique needs. Our GIS solutions have helped clients locate and track vital assets for rail and road networks, an essential step in planning and preparing for any capital or upgrade program. We're particularly proud of the work we've done in mapping rural town and country electrical networks, including substations, switchgears, minipillars, and energy meters. Whether you're looking to optimize your transportation infrastructure, improve the management of your power grid, or enhance the safety and reliability of your systems, ERI has the necessary expertise to ensure successful project outcomes.

Environmental Engineering

ERI is dedicated to environmental engineering, offering impact assessments for private developers across various industries including silica mines, tire shredding factories, abattoirs, and real estate developments. We use the latest technology for baseline assessments both onshore and offshore, including drop-down cameras to complement diving operations, water samplers, and wildlife traps. Our team has extensive experience in the preservation, chain of custody, and transportation of environmental samples to analytical laboratories for the identification of trace pollutants. Trust ERI to provide expert environmental engineering services for your next project.

Chemical Laboratory

ERI is a trusted provider of analytical chemical laboratory services for the environmental and mining industries. With our expertise in ICP and GCMS, we are equipped to handle elemental analyses, pollutants, and pesticides. Our laboratory services also include traditional methods employing other spectrograph, chromatographs, and wet lab testing. Furthermore, our expertise in XRF and LECO testing is particularly valuable in the mining industry for cement and dimension stone quarries. Trust ERI for accurate and reliable laboratory testing to support your environmental and mining projects.

Corrosion Monitoring & Non Destructive Testing

ERI is a leader in corrosion monitoring and testing for industrial clients, with extensive expertise in measuring half cell potential and corrosion rates at oil tanks and refineries. Our team conducts rigorous testing of welds at structural steel fabrications using ultrasonic, radiography, and magnetic particle tests. We have successfully completed complex projects, including installing coupons on live oil pipelines. Our talented staff is dedicated to supporting time-sensitive schedules during shutdowns, delivering quality results on time and under pressure.


ERI is a leading provider of survey solutions, with a long and successful track record using a variety of cutting-edge technologies. We utilize traditional survey methods such as total stations and digital levels, as well as state-of-the-art robotic total stations for topographic surveys to aid in design and construction. Our drone technology, including optical and lidar capabilities, allows us to quickly and accurately survey stockpiles of earth materials or other time-sensitive projects. We also use vehicle-based mobile mappers for asset management and 3D laser scanning for geological mapping, excavation monitoring, archaeological survey, and architectural survey. With our commitment to staying at the forefront of survey technology, we can offer our clients the most efficient and accurate solutions for their survey needs.

Geotechnical Engineering

At ERI, we are experts in geotechnical consulting, specializing in slope stability and designing shoring systems using advanced finite element and limit analysis models. Our team provides value engineering for ground engineering, piling, and ground improvement works, including stone columns and dynamic compaction. We also have forensic abilities to investigate and provide solutions when large settlements are observed at residential and industrial developments, such as water and oil tanks with diameters exceeding 100 meters. With our expertise, we aim to provide the highest level of safety and stability for any project we undertake.

Pavement Evaluation

At ERI, we specialize in pavement evaluation and utilize a variety of non-destructive technologies such as falling weight deflectometer, friction testing, and ground penetrating radar. Our studies are reinforced with coring campaigns and visual inspection to confirm our findings and provide ground truth. We understand the importance of safety and timeliness, especially when conducting testing on runways or highways in close proximity to motorists. Our team is dedicated to providing accurate and efficient results to support our clients' needs.

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