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SLR Consulting Extends Service Offering in Africa

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/15/14 -- Global environmental group, SLR Consulting (SLR), has acquired CCA Environmental Pty (Ltd), a South African specialist consultancy firm with blue chip clients across the oil and gas, minerals, infrastructure, energy and waste sectors.

CCA, based in Cape Town, has established an enviable reputation across South Africa, Namibia, and Mauritius since it was founded by Jonathan Crowther and Fuad Fredericks in 2004.

In the oil and gas sector, CCA's expertise includes project managing Environmental Management Plans (EMPs), developing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), as well as permitting for new offshore oil and gas fields. Key clients include Shell, Exxon, Total and Anadarko.

CCA also provides environmental consultancy services on linear infrastructure projects for government agency clients, including South Africa's National Roads Agency and Western Cape Government. Waste-related work includes a recent EIA for a new regional landfill site to service the Cape Town Metropolitan Area for the next 30 years.

The move establishes SLR as the market leader in southern Africa for EIA-related work with a 37-strong team of highly experienced technical professionals. Like SLR, CCA has a high level of client retention, with the majority of its work generated from clients of more than five years' standing.

Jonathan Crowther, founder director of CCA, said: "SLR's approach to promoting best practice and assisting clients in securing permit consents and a Social Licence to Operate, mirrors our position that development needs to be socially, environmentally and economically sustainable. We are delighted to be part of the SLR team."

This is SLR's fifth acquisition in southern Africa. It will further enhance the company's multi-disciplinary offering to clients in regulatory compliance, Social Licence to Operate (SLTO) engineering, HSE services and EIAs across the expanding sub-Saharan market.

Kevin Rattue, Director of SLR's North America operations stated, "Our acquisition of CCA is another step in broadening our delivery platform to support our clients in the energy sector, allowing us to expand and diversify our business interests in Africa in a controlled and careful manner."

Lisa Haas, SLR's Director for Oil and Gas in North America commented, "This is an exciting development, given that we have ongoing work in Africa and we have been invited by a number of clients to support their needs in Namibia, Mozambique, Equatorial Guinea, Angola and Gabon. We are already finding significant synergies between CCA's capabilities and our international clients headquartered in Houston with operations in Africa."

SLR is an employee-owned, U.K. based environmental consultancy, with its U.S. operations based near Seattle, Washington and its Canadian operations based in Vancouver, British Columbia. SLR has over 1000 employees based in 70 offices around the world with over 400 employees in North America.

Contacts:
SLR International Corporation, US
Lauren Stolzman
Business Development Director
425-402-8800
[email protected]

SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd.
Kim Walker
Business Development/Marketing
403-266-2030
[email protected]

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