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Golder Associates acquires NovaTec Consultants Inc.


February 6, 2013
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

February
6, 2013, Vancounver, B.C. – Golder Associates, a leader in independent consulting,
design, and construction services, has acquired Vancouver-based NovaTec
Consultants Inc. Founded in 1984, NovaTec is a specialist process engineering
firm focused on industrial and municipal advanced water and wastewater
treatment plant design, operations, process optimization, and technology &
process performance verification.

February
6, 2013, Vancounver, B.C. – Golder Associates, a leader in independent consulting,
design, and construction services, has acquired Vancouver-based NovaTec
Consultants Inc. Founded in 1984, NovaTec is a specialist process engineering
firm focused on industrial and municipal advanced water and wastewater
treatment plant design, operations, process optimization, and technology &
process performance verification.


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The
merger presents expanded opportunities to deliver greater value to Mining and Oil
& Gas clients, and capitalizes on the reputation earned by the two
companies in the Government and Infrastructure project streams. Integrating
these two organizations 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."


Troy
Vassos, President of NovaTec, described the merger as a benefit to employees
and clients, saying: "NovaTec enhances Golder's existing water treatment
process design capabilities. Integrating the two organizations' 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."


NovaTec
will operate as part of the Mine Water Group within the Mining Division of
Golder Associates' Greater Vancouver (Burnaby) office.


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