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ARCADIS expands environmental activities in Canada

ARCADIS, the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm, today announced that it has acquired SENES Consultants Limited and its affiliated company DCS Limited. SENES is a Canadian-based firm specializing in environmental, radiological and risk assessment services for the mining, energy, oil & gas and industrial sectors. DCS provides site assessment and remediation services and together they have approximately 250 employees and annual gross revenues of CAN$31 million (€23 million). SENES has six offices spread throughout Canada, an office in the United States and majority interest in a subsidiary with four offices in India.

The addition of SENES to the ARCADIS presence in Canada greatly enhances ARCADIS’ services to its Canadian clients as well as multi-national clients who have interests in Canada. In addition, SENES’s specialized expertise in environmental, radiological, social, and health impact assessments will complement ARCADIS’ services outside of Canada. In the developing Indian and mid-east environmental market, SENES has a growing presence serving large private sector clients.

“SENES’s environmental expertise in the energy, oil & gas, nuclear and mining sectors will further enhance the support we provide our clients in Canada and beyond,” said Steve Blake, CEO of ARCADIS U.S. and member of ARCADIS Executive Board. “Together we strengthen our leadership position to bring innovative solutions to our clients’ toughest challenges while minimizing impacts to the environment.”

Don Gorber, current and founding president of SENES, added: “SENES and its affiliated company DCS have a long standing tradition of offering high quality services to the energy, environmental and remediation sectors around the world. The combination of SENES with ARCADIS joins similar minded organizations and will allow us to expand into technical and geographic areas that we couldn’t secure on our own.”