Group Strengthens Position in North American Infrastructure Services Market
Vancouver, Canada—OEC has completed the acquisition of EMB Management Ltd. (EMB), a provider of engineering, inspection, project management and quality assurance services for the gas distribution industry. The acquisition expands OEC’s turnkey service offering while enhancing asset management and decision-making support for clients.
“The addition of EMB strengthens our infrastructure services capabilities in utility engineering, design and inspection services, and increases our presence in Western Canada,” shared Rob Lister, President and Chief Executive Officer, OEC. “Together, we will be better positioned to support North America’s infrastructure development and renewal needs.”
As the population grows and infrastructure continues to age, revitalization efforts are progressively being planned for and executed. From modernizing the electricity grid and implementing green energy sources, to rehabilitating water and wastewater, to maintaining and upgrading energy distribution systems, to expanding broadband internet—infrastructure development and renewal projects are occurring and will require innovative solutions and support from the industry.
EMB is led by Eric Larson who added, “By leveraging the combined technical expertise of EMB and OEC, we will be better equipped to support the infrastructure growth needs and services of our clients. We are excited to be joining OEC, as we seek to provide enhanced services to our clients and the industry.”
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About EMB Management Ltd.
At EMB Management Ltd. (“EMB”), we deliver project development, project management and delivery, engineering, construction management and construction inspection services to energy and utility infrastructure and facilities clients across Western Canada.
Our combined experience and capabilities allow us to deliver complex infrastructure projects while bringing a construction and operational focus to every project. Our unwavering commitment to our clients ensures we deliver quality services to the gas distribution and utilities, pipelines, gas facilities, renewable natural gas, energy and infrastructure industries.
OEC serves the infrastructure, energy, renewable generation and electricity and gas distribution sectors. With over 1,500 employees, we provide insightful and reliable energy and infrastructure solutions to clients across Canada and beyond.
Driven to lead, innovate and commit to excellence, we partner with our clients to create value. Our group of companies deliver end-to-end solutions from conception and design to engineering, construction and comprehensive field services across a wide array of services.
OEC is proud to announce the successful acquisition of QSP Geographics Inc. (QSP).
QSP provides a range of industry-leading solutions in the areas of geospatial technologies and disciplines, including GIS services, CAD drafting, data collection and asset management services.
“I am excited to announce that OEC is increasing its location intelligence and gas distribution design capabilities with the addition of QSP,” said Rob Lister, President and CEO of OEC. “QSP has developed a great reputation with its customers for phenomenal quality and service and I look forward to our future success together.”
The acquisition complements OEC’s group of companies’ innovative location intelligence and GIS capabilities that help infrastructure owners and utilities design, manage and improve operating performance of their infrastructure assets. QSP will continue to operate out of its offices in Toronto and Ottawa.
QSP has been providing top corporations within North America and throughout the world with geospatial, data collection and 2D/3D CAD services for over 30 years. Located in Toronto, Ontario, QSP takes an approach of integrity, teamwork and respect to serve clients in the industries of oil and gas, telecommunications, electricity and more. Visit QSP’s website at www.qspgeographics.ca for additional information.
OEC is pleased to have its very own, Jeff Mocha, Vice President, Enterprise Innovation, featured in the latest Top 100 Magazine.
“Through Innovation at OEC, we are seeking new and better ways to work, build, perform, and connect in ways that create value for the organization. It’s an evolution and an approach that aligns resources, technology and collaborative partnerships to generate solutions to business challenges, productivity and profitability.” Jeff explains.
The full article featured in the Top 100 Magazine is available at the link below:
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