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LVM, EnGlobe to merge

Geotechnical, materials, and environmental engineering firm LVM Inc. (Montreal, Quebec) and environmental services firm EnGlobe Corp. (Quebec City, Quebec) jointly announced they have signed a definitive agreement to merge, thereby creating what they describe as the largest provider of integrated environmental and technical services in Quebec. The transaction is being led by ONCAP Management Partners, the mid-market private equity unit of Onex Corp., and is supported by La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, a financial institution that manages funds primarily for public and private pension and insurance plans. “This transaction is a unique opportunity to ensure LVM’s continued growth and development for our employees and shareholders,” said LVM President Benoit Godin. “We will become a major player in the Canadian market following the closing of today’s announced partnership, and we will continue to pursue the many new growth opportunities in front of us.” The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014
 

Anguil, MOJJ Engineering to serve India APC market

Air pollution control (APC) equipment maker Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has formed a partnership with India-based MOJJ Engineering Systems Ltd. to pursue APC opportunities in the India market. MOJJ is a supplier of drying, evaporation, distillation, and zero-discharge systems for the pharmaceutical, food, ceramic, dye, and alcohol industries. Based in Pune, MOJJ owns and operates three fabrication facilities in the country. Anguil makes thermal and catalytic oxidizers that remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from industrial emissions. Anguil said that establishing fabrication capacity in India will allow it to serve the market without incurring the substantial freight costs and duties involved in manufacturing equipment in the United States and shipping it overseas.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014
 

ESA adds Stuart Siegel and Wetlands and Water Resources

Environmental Science Associates (ESA; San Francisco, CA) announced that Stuart Siegel and his firm Wetlands and Water Resources, Inc. (San Rafael, CA) have joined ESA, thereby strengthening the company’s expertise in wetlands restoration and water resources management. “Dr. Stuart Siegel and his firm are well known for scientific-based environmental analysis, effective habitat restoration, and strategic policy-level planning and advising in the California Bay Delta,” said ESA President Gary Oates in announcing the deal. “This merger represents a significant step forward in implementing our strategy of investing in broader and deeper capabilities in restoration and natural resources management as we serve our clients in the California Bay Delta and elsewhere in the West and in the Gulf/Southeast region,” he added. Siegel commented, “by joining ESA, we can provide our clients with the additional skills and deeper bench of expertise necessary to meet our society’s needs for large-scale ecosystem restoration, complex natural resource management, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014
 

Suez Environnement wins major water contracts in India

Suez Environnement (Paris, France) has received three contracts, valued at a combined total of €61 million (about $84 million U.S.), to undertake major water projects in three cities in India. Under one of the contracts, a five-year deal valued at €31 million, Suez will implement upgrades for a water distribution network serving 12.5 million people in the city of Mumbai. Under a second contract, valued at €19 million, Pune Municipal Corp. has retained Suez subsidiary Degrémont to build and operate a drinking water treatment plant serving 2.5 million residents of Pune. Degrémont has also received a contract from the Water Supply & Sewage Board of the city of Bangalore to design and operate two wastewater treatment plants that together will treat 5,000 cubic meters of water per day for the community of Chikkabanavara on the northwest outskirts of Bangalore.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014
 

Yara takes controlling stake in Green Tech Marine

Emissions control equipment maker Yara International (Oslo, Norway) announced that it has acquired a 63% interest in Green Tech Marine (GTM), a supplier of sulfur dioxide (SO2) scrubbers with offices in Norway and Sweden. Yara, which provides equipment for controlling emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx), said that the addition of GTM positions it to better serve the maritime industry, which faces new International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations limiting exhaust gas emissions. Yara cited a report by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), which estimates that more than 15,000 ships will be equipped with SO2 scrubbers by 2020, representing a market of about €1 billion.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014
 

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