2013


Golder Acquires Vancouver-based NovaTec Consultants Inc.

Feb 4, 2013

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA -- Golder Associates Ltd. (Golder), a leader in independent consulting, design, and construction services, has acquired Vancouver-based NovaTec Consultants Inc. NovaTec is a specialist process engineering firm focused on industrial and municipal advanced water and wastewater treatment plant design, operations, process optimisation, and technology & process performance verification. Our two companies have worked together for nearly 30 years.

Founded in 1984, NovaTec is a 12-person consultancy noted for innovative technical approaches. The agreement presents expanded opportunities to deliver greater value to Mining and Oil & Gas clients, and capitalises on the reputation earned by the two companies in the Government and Infrastructure project streams. Integrating these two organisations creates a diverse technical portfolio available to our clients; a benefit as we collaborate to engineer positive change in communities around the world.
  
 “NovaTec’s reputation and experience really further our water and wastewater treatment service offering in Canada and provide all of us with broadened horizons—opportunities to become involved in new business streams and to explore new technical applications,” explains Ateesh Roop, National Leader of Mergers & Acquisitions for Golder in Canada. “There is a lot of enthusiasm, on both sides, around this deal.”

NovaTec offers a complete range of professional services, from feasibility studies through conceptual through detailed design, construction, commissioning of facilities, process optimisation, and operator training. Many of these service areas are consistent with Golder’s core consulting and design capabilities, including contaminated groundwater treatment, environmental audits, water reuse, and wetland treatment.

Troy Vassos, President of NovaTec, noted the benefit to employees and clients, saying “NovaTec enhances Golder’s existing water treatment process design capabilities. Integrating the two organisations’ services creates new opportunities for our people, and enables us to better assist clients as we work together to develop sustainable water reclamation and reuse solutions."

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About Golder Associates
Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to "engineer earth's development" while "preserving earth's integrity". As a global, employee-owned organization with over 50 years of experience, we deliver solutions to our clients by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design, and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment, and energy. We have 180 offices worldwide and more than 8,000 employees. For more information, visit golder.com.

For more information about Golder's aquisition of NovaTec, contact:
Ateesh Roop, P.Eng., Principal
National Leader of Mergers & Aquisition
Tel: +1 604 296 4200
E-mail: ateesh_roop@golder.com

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