AECOM Technology Corp., a provider of technical and management support services for government and commercial clients, plans to bolster its hydropower expertise with the acquisition of Tecsult Inc., an international engineering firm based in Canada.
Tecsult shareholders have approved the acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.
AECOM said Feb. 11 that Tecsult’s hydro expertise ï¿½- a primary strength of the 1,100-member firm ï¿½- would expand AECOM’s energy practice. Tecsult also is expected to be an integral part of AECOM’s international development group, helping developing nations attain basic water, energy, and transportation infrastructure. Tecsult also is expected to strengthen AECOM’s global infrastructure practice, especially in Canada.
ï¿½AECOM is expanding its energy practice -ï¿½ particularly in hydropower ï¿½- and we are expanding the broad portfolio of expert services that we can deliver to our clients around the world,ï¿½ AECOM President John Dionisio said.
Tecsult President Luc Benoit said his firm is proud to become AECOM’s “global center of excellence in hydropower and dams.”
ï¿½We look forward to leveraging AECOM’s global platform to better serve existing clients and reach new ones, while also providing new professional development opportunities for our employees,ï¿½ Benoit said.
The Los Angeles-based AECOM employs more than 33,000 people around the world, serving clients in more than 60 countries. It provides services to a broad range of markets, including energy, environment, transportation, and facilities. Tecsult, founded in 1961, has completed projects in more than 80 countries on five continents. It is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.