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SLR Consulting extends service offering in Africa

Oilfield Technology,

SLR Consulting has acquired CCA Environmental Pty, a South African specialist consultancy firm with clients across the oil and gas, minerals, infrastructure, energy and waste sectors.

CCA, based in Cape Town, was founded by Jonathan Crowther and Fuad Fredericks in 2004.

The CCA team has carried out projects across a broad range of upstream activities including exploration, pipeline and facility development. Clients include Shell, Total, Exxon and Anadarko for whom projects include managing Environmental Management Plans (EMPs), developing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) as well as permitting for new offshore oil and gas fields.

The move establishes SLR as the market leader in South Africa for EIA-related work with a 37-strong team of experienced technical professionals.

SLR’s CEO Neil Penhall said: “SLR and CCA are a great match and this move enhances our provision of onshore and offshore EIA expertise in Africa.

“In particular, international oil and gas clients looking to develop opportunities in exploration hot spots across southern Africa will be able to benefit from the seamless provision of technical services from our global network of offices combining local knowledge with global expertise.”

Jonathan Crowther, founder director of CCA, added: “We are delighted to be part of the SLR team, which will allow us to offer SLR’s broad range of specialist environmental services to new and existing clients.”

This is SLR’s fifth acquisition in southern Africa.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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