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Klohn Crippen Berger, SNC-Lavalin and AMEC purchase companies

Three engineering companies have announced acquisitions this month. Klohn Crippen Berger based in Vancouver has acq...

September 21, 2007   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Three engineering companies have announced acquisitions this month. Klohn Crippen Berger based in Vancouver has acquired Mack, Slack & Associates, a civil engineering firm in Calgary. Mack, Slack specializes in hydraulic structures, irrigation and climate monitoring.
Bryan Watts, president and chief executive officer of Klohn Crippen Berger noted that the two firms have worked together on several projects for the Alberta government in the last 10 years.
SNC-Lavalin, based in Montreal, has acquired Span Consultants of India. Span has been in business for 30 years and has almost 700 employees. Its headquarters are in New Delhi, and it has offices in Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata.
Jean Claude Pingat, executive vice-president of the SNC-Lavalin Group said, “This acquisition is in line with our strategy to further develop our operation sin India from permanent bases throughout the country.”
AMEC, a U.K.-based company with a large Canadian contingent, is to acquire CADE-IDEPE, the largest independent engineering services company in Chile. The South American company employs 540 people and is based in Santiago.


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