Engineering, advisory and design firm WSP has completed its acquisition of Australian-based Calibre Professional Services in a bid to boost its position as a leading full mining asset lifecycle provider.
While no financial details were released about the takeover announced 8 June, WSP said it now represents over 5,200 professionals globally, including 1,400 experts in Australia, and can benefit from an enhanced ability to support blue-chip mining clients in Western Australia.
President and CEO Alexandre L’Heureux said the company is eager to “leverage the full potential of our combined teams” and work in tandem to back mining clients that have strong commitments to ESG.
“We have the opportunity to play a pivotal role at a time when mining companies are making bold commitments towards decarbonizing their operations and infrastructure, while providing the critical minerals required for the green transition,” L’Heureux added.
Guy Templeton, WSP president and CEO, Asia Pacific, noted that the addition of Calibre to its portfolio grows its presence not only in Western Australia, but also in the mining sector, and while further building on its earth and environment capabilities.
“We also look forward to creating significant value for our clients in the Pilbara Region and across the country,” he said.