Merit which has worked with clients in the mining and resource industry worldwide providing project and construction management services, successfully participating in projects in the USA, Canada, Australia, China, Turkey, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Chile, Guyana, Myanmar, Peru and Portugal. Merit’s head office is located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Jay Collins will continue as President of Merit.
“We have known Jay and his team for many years and recognise Merit has a great reputation and solid performance record in the industry. As project management is a core competency in our business, we look forward to further advancing this area with access to Merit’s specialised project management skills. We are fully committed to the West Coast mining industry and our presence there will help us better support our current and future clients.” Said Roy Slack, President of Cementation.
This acquisition establishes a Canadian West Coast presence for Cementation to provide further access and support to the mining industry in the region. This transaction provides Merit with a depth of engineering and technical support and their clients with the option of additional services.
“I am extremely pleased that Merit has been acquired by Cementation. This arrangement will allow Merit to continue to operate as a project and construction management group based in Vancouver, BC, and we will now have the strength of a very successful global organisation to allow us to expand our services into almost all facets of engineering, procurement and construction.“ he added
Henry Laas, Group Chief Executive of Murray & Roberts, comments: “This is a small acquisition, which supports the strategy to grow our engineering capability in the business platforms that are focused on the natural resources market sectors. Merit will broaden and enhance our existing service offering to our clients in the global underground mining market.”