DAILY NEWS Nov 13, 2012 10:50 AM - 0 comments

COMPANY NEWS ROUND-UP: exp, MMM, Klohn Crippen Berger, Buckland & Taylor, Halsall, Fluor, Neilson, AMEC

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Company news round-up: exp, MMM, Klohn Crippen Berger, Buckland & Taylor, Halsall, Fluor, Neilson, AMEC

Several Canadian consulting engineering companies appeared on the 2012 Zweig Letter Hot Firm List. The list recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the U.S. and Canada. The firm's annual revenues must be $1 million or more and they must outperform the economy and their competitors in their fields. Number 2 on the list was exp Global based in Brampton, Ontario. MMM Group of Thornhill, Ontario was No. 11, Klohn Crippen Berger of Vancouver was No. 13, and Buckland & Taylor of North Vancouver was just behind them at No.14. MTE Consultants of Kitchener, Ontario was No. 25, and MacKay Sposito of Vancouver was No. 54. Golder was No. 21, but was listed as based in Redmond, Washington State.

Halsall Associates' IRIS project was honoured at the Green Living second annual Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Awards held November 7 in Toronto. The IRIS project groups the company's environmental and community initiatives into six categories, measured by 13 sustainability indicators. IRIS stands for Integrated Rating Indicator for Sustainability, an online reporting tool the company has developed.

Fluor Corporation has been selected by Shell to do engineering, procurement and construction for Shell's carbon capture and storage Quest project at the Athabasca Oil Sands project in Alberta. Fluor will use its patent-pending 3rd Gen Modular Execution approach to capture carbon dioxide from the Scotford Upgrader near Edmonton. The captured carbon dioxide will be sent about 80 kilometres via an underground pipeline to an underground storage site.

Pomerleau, one of Quebec's largest construction contractors, has acquired the assets of Neilson, a firm that specializes in civil engineering and infrastructure in Quebec and Western Canada.

Founded in 1963, Neilson has expertise in the construction of dams, bridges, tunnels, piping systems, gas networks and earthworks. During the last several years, the company has been involved in the construction of more than 10 hydroelectric generating stations in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba. It was also involved in the St. Lawrence pipeline, the Laval subway tunnel and the tunnel for the Galore Creek goldmine in British Columbia.

"This acquisition will allow Pomerleau to expand its range of services with new cutting-edge expertise and strengthen its position in the growth markets of energy, infrastructure and the Plan Nord," said Pierre Pomerleau, President and CEO in announcing the acquisition on October 5. The employees of Neilson will continue to operate from Neilson's office located in Saint-Nicolas, near Quebec City.

AMEC has formed a joint venture with Samsung Heavy Industries and Samsung Engineering to carry out the design engineering for fixed and floating offshore platforms, as well as projects like subsea pipelines. The joint venture will be based in Houston, U.S.

Company news round-up: exp, MMM, Klohn Crippen Berger, Buckland & Taylor, Halsall, Fluor, Neilson, AMEC

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