Developing sustainable infrastructure and energy projects to help achieve a sustainable future and accessible infrastructure for all.
The company was born out of the founders’ experience and sensitivity to the challenging environmental issues of the supply and sustainable use of water and energy. At the core of Vortex’ operations, was the belief that water is a scarce and vital resource for everyone that required optimizing the management and preservation of this generational heritage.
Since 2019, Vortex’ legacy and expertise are continued with the rebranded entity – Sabor Engineering and Consulting LLC (Sabor E&C) founded in Ras al-Khaimah, UAE. Operating from Dubai, the regional business hub for the MENA region and African markets, Sabor E&C has added further technologies and addresses new market environments.
Sabor E&C bridges the gap between investors and governments, energy and utility authorities, corporations and organizations to bring projects to fruition that benefit economies and societies. Our highly qualified and skilled team of experienced experts comprises five different nationalities. We use integrated planning and design solutions to meet the ever-growing market needs at the highest standards while using the latest technologies.
Develop critical infrastructure and energy projects to help achieve a sustainable future and accessibility to water and energy for all.
Develop economically viable and socially responsible projects that create a positive socio-economic change on local communities. We strive to make corporate social responsibility an integrated part of each of our projects giving back to communities.
Promoting efficiency and economic development with minimal environmental impact benefitting a growing local community. Fostering renewable energy, a greater use of recyclable materials and the use of sustainable methods in the design and building phases of a project, as well as during the operational stages.
We provide exceptional service and offer innovative solutions using the latest technologies that bring superior value to all our stakeholders.
Our relationships are built on integrity, respect and ethical business practices. Strong moral principles, honesty and transparency are the cornerstone of all our business dealings and our behavior towards everyone.
Our processes are up to the highest quality standards and strictly follow international benchmarks from project inception to execution to meet the evolving needs of the market. We strive to constantly adapt our delivery of services to match our stakeholders’ expectations and deliver long-term value.
We encourage innovative thinking and the use of innovative technologies to define our position in the market. We strongly believe that every challenging environment can be successfully addressed by a tailor-made approach.
Promoting a corporate environment that is based on honesty, integrity, respect, transparency, trust and empowerment that nurtures collaboration, innovation, development and sustainable growth.
We believe in creating a sustainable, positive impact through knowledge sharing, training and development as well as creating local jobs where possible. Our team is striving to make everything possible to ensure our local and corporate activities leave a long-term beneficial footprint on communities and the environment.
At Sabor E&C, we work with a small but highly experienced team of specialists in their respective fields of activity: Business Development, Project Development, Project Management, Project Design, Finance and Legal. Our team is dedicated to the work they are doing, and we strive to deliver the best results in an efficient manner.
Chief Technical Advisor
Dr Ahmed Sabor is a leading international water and energy expert, and PhD holder in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics from Polytechnique Brussels, where he was also lecturing as professor for several years. Furthermore, he served as Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the leading engineering school in Morocco – Mohammedia School of Engineering. As founder and owner of Vortex, Mr Sabor worked on heavy infrastructure projects such as Morocco’s busiest airport in Casablanca and dams, e.g. the Al Wahda dam, the largest water resource in Morocco.
Pieter van Niekerk has been in the Middle East since 2004 on various prestigious projects as Contracts and Commercial Manager in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Oman and Saudi Arabia. His experience on projects in the fast-developing Middle East over the past 15 years included commercial, residential, airports, industrial, infrastructure, entertainment and oil & gas.
Pieter holds a Bachelors’ degree in Quantity Surveying and well as an MBA in Project and Financial Management from the University Pretoria in South Africa. He has been a senior partner in a Professional Quantity Surveying practice for 22 years as well as director of property development companies. His experience covers all aspects of construction and property development, legal and commercial contact management and administration, as well as feasibilities, cost control and client liaison and diplomacy.
Pieter is an accomplished leader on a senior management level proven to achieve targets and being able to adapt quickly to new ideas and achieve results in highly dynamic environments and has also been lecturing part-time at the University of Pretoria for several years.
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