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WSP snaps up John Wood Group’s Environment & Infrastructure business

WSP Global Inc has completed its previously announced acquisition of the Environment & Infrastructure business (E&I) of John Wood Group plc, providing WSP Global with further opportunities to grow in the environmental and water sectors.

E&I provides engineering, remediation consulting, environmental permitting, inspection, monitoring and environmental management services to government, industrial, infrastructure, oil and gas, power, water, and mining clients. Its 6,000 professionals are based in some 100 offices in over 10 countries, mainly in the US, Canada and the UK, with a secondary presence in Latin America and Europe.

“We are pleased to welcome E&I’s 6,000 professionals into the WSP family and are excited to create a strong market leader from two respected organisations with bold ambitions,” Alexandre L’Heureux, WSP’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said. “Joining forces will allow us to offer our clients expanded world-class multidisciplinary services while bringing new solutions and enhanced value. This transaction will also enable us to further seize opportunities in the fast-growing environmental and water sectors.

“Aligned with our Global Strategic Action Plan, this acquisition, along with our other recently announced transactions, will contribute to the achievement of our strategic ambitions while expanding our geographical range and adding expertise in key sectors. This will create even greater momentum as we future-proof our cities and our environment.”

Joe Sczurko, Executive President of E&I Consulting, said: “We are excited to join a world-leading consulting firm, where our combined expertise will add value for our clients through strengthened service capability, global reach and deep portfolio of technical experts. Together with WSP, we will be a unique advisor and provider for clients across all sectors and services, and the aspirations of our people for a more sustainable future have room to grow. We are now an industry leader at a time when environmental and infrastructure needs are a global priority.”

The aggregate cash consideration payable in connection with the acquisition is approximately $1.8 billion, subject to adjustments.

Wood creates new technical consulting solutions business

Wood has announced the creation of a new Technical Consulting Solutions (TCS) business unit that, it says, combines “its diverse, multi-sector and technology-enabled specialist advisory and consulting capabilities into one global business”.

TCS immediately becomes a leader in the technical consulting space with an annual revenue of $2.8 billion and a connected global network of over 15,000 experts and innovators, according to Wood. The new business unit will be led by Joe Sczurko (pictured) who assumes the role of TCS CEO.

“The new business unit has been created to bring together the expertise and provide the agility to respond to the changes and trends shaping the world and Wood’s customers: global energy security and transition, accelerating digital technology, and the growing demand for sustainable infrastructure and environmental resiliency,” Wood said.

Robin Watson, Chief Executive of Wood, said TCS has a compelling blend of capabilities across projects, operations and consulting services that are “highly relevant” for customers working in the energy and built environment markets.

“By combining the world-class consultancy solutions that TCS offers with the ingenuity and collective expertise that we have across our business, we will continue to anticipate and respond to the challenges that our customers face across the life cycle of their projects,” he said.

The new consultancy business is formed from the former Specialist Technical Solutions and Environment & Infrastructure Solutions business units. It combines leading positions and a global customer base across renewables, infrastructure design, environmental planning and remediation, upstream and downstream oil and gas, manufacturing, mining, and a range of governmental agencies.

Sczurko said: “The combined capabilities and resources within this new business are unmatched among our competitors. TCS has a unique ability to leverage leading positions across a broad service range and global footprint allowing us to build and blend teams from every part of Wood, tailor the right expertise and create the right solutions in response to customers’ individual needs.

“We can help customers effectively plan their projects, optimise their capital expenditures, address environmental concerns, improve the productivity of their day-to-day operations, and preserve value in their property, plants, and equipment. Remaining customer-centric throughout the asset life cycle, we focus on achieving their objectives with industry-leading technical experts in each phase of the life cycle: plan, engineer, build, operate, and re-purpose.”

Sczurko has spent over 30 years in consulting engineering and previously served as Executive President of Strategy & Development at Wood.