SLR Consulting Extends Service Offering in Africa

Global environmental group, SLR Consulting, 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.

The CCA team has carried out award-winning 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 highly-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, said: "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 and provides further leverage to promote the company's multi-disciplinary offering to new and existing clients in regulatory compliance, Social Licence to Operate (SLTO), engineering, HSE services and EIAs across in the expanding sub-Saharan market.

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