Australia’s WorleyParsons has entered into a binding agreement to acquire US contractor Jacobs Engineering’s Energy, Chemicals & Resources (ECR) division, a leading global technical services provider across Hydrocarbons, Chemicals and Mining & Minerals.
ECR has a global footprint with long-term, blue-chip relationships in key strategic markets, most notably the US, Canada, the Middle East and India. The business has more than 30,900 employees in 27 countries.
Jacobs ECR is ranked number one globally for its delivery of complex petrochemical and chemical projects, its maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) for hydrocarbons projects, including onshore and offshore production facilities and integrated project delivery, construction and technical services.
In combining the two complementary organizations WorleyParsons will create a pre-eminent global provider of project and asset services in resources and energy and provide global sector leadership across hydrocarbons, chemicals and minerals & metals.
WorleyParsons CEO Andrew Wood said: “We are excited to combine Jacobs ECR’s world-class capabilities with our global platform to create a leader across our key focus sectors. The transaction will bring complementary capabilities in key business lines, including a best-in-class onshore and downstream MMO capability allowing customers to benefit from as expended integrated solutions offering, while our employees will have increased opportunity for development as part of the leading global project delivery provider in our sectors.”