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SLR Consulting purchases South African consultancy

SLR Consulting Ltd., a unit of multidisciplinary environmental consulting firm SLR Management Ltd. (Oxford, U.K.), announced that it has acquired CCA Environmental Pty (Ltd.), a specialist consultancy based in Cape Town, South Africa, that serves the oil and gas, minerals, infrastructure, energy, and waste industries in South Africa, Namibia, and Mauritius. For the oil and gas industry, CCA’s expertise encompasses project management for environmental management plans, the development of environmental impact assessments (EIAs), and permitting for new offshore oil and gas fields. Key clients include Shell, Exxon, Total, and Anadarko. The company also provides environmental consulting services on linear infrastructure projects for government clients such as South Africa’s National Roads Agency. The acquisition of CCA, SLR’s fifth in South Africa, “is another step in broadening our delivery platform to support our clients in the energy sector, allowing us to expand and diversify our business interests in Africa in a controlled and careful manner,” said Kevin Rattue, director of SLR’s North America operations.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

POWER Engineers acquires Burns and Roe

POWER Engineers, Inc. (Hailey, ID) has completed its acquisition of Burns and Roe Enterprises, Inc. (BRE; Oradell, NJ), an engineering firm serving the power industry. The consolidation of POWER Engineers and Burns and Roe, one of the most venerable names in the power engineering industry, strengthens the U.S. and global presence of both companies in the power and energy engineering markets, particularly in the areas of power generation, high-end systems analysis, technical and economic consulting, plant startup, and operations support. Gerry Murray has been named executive vice president of the Power Generation Division, which will serve the power generation market from the Oradell office. Altogether, the combined companies have major engineering centers throughout the United States and in Europe, South Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Plexus wins $22 million Air Force cleanup job

Plexus Scientific Corp. (Alexandria, VA) has received a contract from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) to provide fence-to-fence remediation services at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Under the performance-based remediation (PBR) contract, Plexus will undertake all tasks aimed at meeting AFCEC’s goal of maximizing site close-out and response-complete requirements and reducing remediation life-cycle costs, according to Jackie Cain, Plexus’s executive vice president. “This is our third and largest AF PBR, which consolidates Plexus’s position as one of the leading small-business DOD PBR contractors,” she said. The contract has a value of $22 million over its 10-year lifetime.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

West Yost Associates acquires ECON

West Yost Associates (Davis, CA), a provider of water, wastewater, and stormwater planning, design, and construction management services, announced that it has acquired Environment, Community & Opportunity Network (ECON; Sevastopol, CA), a consultancy that specializes in providing support for capital improvement, water resource, and redevelopment projects in northern California. “ECON has been a teaming partner with West Yost for many years,” said Charles Duncan, president of West Yost Associates. “In joining West Yost, ECON will bolster our groundwater and water resource expertise and expand our service offerings in state-of-the-art database/GIS services, groundwater/soils testing, and watershed mapping and management.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

White House launches infrastructure initiative

The Obama Administration has launched an initiative aimed at finding ways to bring more private-sector investment into the expansion and rehabilitation of U.S. infrastructure. President Barack Obama announced the Build America Investment Initiative on July 17 in a memorandum to federal agency heads that listed a number of actions that the agencies could take to identify barriers to private investment in infrastructure and overcome those barriers. The U.S. Department of Transportation in particular will serve as a “one-stop shop” for such information, the memorandum said. In a conference call with reporters, Jeff Zients, director of the White House National Economic Council, pointed out that U.S. spending on surface-transportation infrastructure as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) has dropped by 50% over the past half century. “Clearly, if we don’t act, we could lose our competitive edge in infrastructure,” he remarked.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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