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OEL Projects Ltd. joins McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers

The merger brings together more than 500 professional and technical staff in nine locations across the country.


OEL Projects Ltd., a Calgary-based firm which provides engineering, procurement, construction and management engineering services to primarily the oil and gas industry, is joining forces with Ontario-based McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd.

The merger brings together more than 500 professional and technical staff in nine locations across the country. OEL will leverage McIntosh Perry’s expertise in environmental, hazardous materials and remediation. McIntosh Perry will continue to provide infrastructure and building / structural services across the country, including Western Canada.

“This is the next step in our plan to become the premiere diversified engineering firm in Canada,” said Gus Sarrouh, CEO, McIntosh Perry, in a company release. “Over the last year McIntosh Perry has built a broad and diverse national presence. We are fortunate to add a firm with the depth of expertise as OEL to our engineering family, particularly since both firms share a common set of goals and values. Combining the two firms will diversify our service offerings, expand our geographical reach and enhance our client service.”

“We are thrilled to join the McIntosh Perry family,” said Jim O’Rourke, founder of OEL and director & vice chairman of McIntosh Perry. “We are pleased to find a company that also shares our strong focus on client satisfaction, technical expertise and providing high-quality services.”

“By combining our two firms together, we will be in a strong position for future growth – particularly in Western Canada,” said Shankar Nandiwada, President & CEO of OEL and president & COO – Western Canada for McIntosh Perry.  “It’s exciting that OEL will, through the McIntosh Perry platform, be able to bring its oil and gas clients the exceptional services of McIntosh Perry’s environmental, hazardous materials and remediation teams.”

This news come six months after McIntosh Perry also announced its merger with CCI Group Inc., a national team of building science and environmental engineering experts.