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Stantec acquires ESI Consulting

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Stantec, a global design firm, has announced that it has acquired ESI Consulting, which is based in Shrewsbury, UK.

ESI is an independent scientific environmental consulting firm with capabilities in groundwater, land and sustainable development. The company supports clients in both the private and public sector, and maintains a portfolio of projects in the water resources, transport and infrastructure, minerals and waste, and property industries. The firm’s notable projects include the development of a sophisticated groundwater model to assess the effects on groundwater of Sirius Minerals’ Woodsmith Potash Mine, which is located near Whitby in the North York Moors National Park, plus support to gain planning approval.

Cath Schefer, Managing Director, Stantec Europe-Africa & RNet/India, said: “ESI brings the experience and highly-respected project work that complements the longstanding presence we’ve held throughout the UK.

“Our combined teams will provide creative solutions, leading edge analysis, and proven value for our clients across a wide range of industries.”

In addition to its work with Sirius Minerals, ESI – as part of the £1.5 billion Highways England project to upgrade 21 miles of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon – developed a groundwater flow model of the shallow groundwater system to assess the effect on key receptors of dewatering using the proposed borrow pit and recharge lagoon system. The firm is also leading an alliance of expert teams to manage water resources, hydrology and hydrogeology projects for Severn Trent Water Ltd’s framework for AMP6 asset management plans.

Jon Cooke, the Managing Director of ESI, said: “Just like Stantec, we have a commitment to the communities we serve throughout the UK and we look forward to connecting to a larger network of technical support to expand our reach throughout the region and beyond.

“We also appreciate that our talented team members will be exposed to a global portfolio of projects and career opportunities as we integrate into the Stantec company community.”

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