Canadian Consulting Engineer

COMPANY NEWS ROUND-UP: PINTER, CH2M, Walter Fedy, Wyllie & Norrish, Kirkham Geosystems, Enercore

November 4, 2015

PINTER and Associates of Saskatoon have launched a new company as a joint venture with the Flying Dust First Nation. The new company — Gaia Engineering — will provide environmental, municipal, geotechnical engineering and project management to First Nation communities across Saskatchewan and Canada.

CH2M has been awarded a five-year contract for architect-engineering services with USAID, the U.S. Agency for International Development. The $600-million contract will focus on providing water, environment, energy and telecom services in developing countries.

Walter Fedy has opened a new office in Hamilton, Ontario. The 60-year old company has been based in Kitchener since 1951. It provides multi-disciplinary services in the institutional, commercial, industrial and infrastructure sectors.

An Australian company, Clough Ltd., has acquired Enercore Projects, a Calgary firm that provides EPCM services in the oil and gas and oil sands sectors. Enercore was established in 2006 and has 70 staff. The new group will be co-branded as Clough Enercore and will be part of Clough’s worldwide team of 1,000 engineers. Clough established a North American presence in 2014 with acquisitions in Houston and Baltimore.


Dr. Duncan Wyllie, P.Eng. co-founder of Wyllie & Norrish Rock Engineers, has won the 2015 R.A. McLachlan Memorial Award from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC). APEGBC handed out its awards at a gala dinner on October 16.  Dr. Wyllie has worked as a consultant to CP Railways since 1975, providing guidance for the rock slope stabilization program. He also worked on the Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement project, as well as on projects in New Zealand and India. He won the APEGBC award for his leadership in developing ways to improve the safety and performance of the profession.

Garth Kirkham, P.Geo., president of Kirkham Geosystems, won the C.J. Westerman Memorial Award from APEGBC. His career has spanned four decades, providing high-tech services and products to the mining, oil and gas, geotechnical and environmental industries. The award is APEGBC’s highest for a geoscientist, given for his technical achievements and his exemplary service to the profession and his community.



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