BBA strengthens its expertise in dams and heavy civil works

    The consulting engineering firm has undertaken to incorporate the
    expertise of MENSOFT Technical Services Inc., a consulting firm
    specialized in the inspection, investigation and technical analysis of
    major civil works.

MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE, QC, Nov. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - BBA is pleased to announce it has incorporated the professional expertise of MENSOFT Technical Services, a consulting firm specialized in the inspection, investigation and technical analysis of heavy civil works.

By adding this expertise to its portfolio, BBA strengthens its presence in the energy sector in delivering major civil works such as hydroelectric dams, power plants, tunnels, and rock slopes. BBA can now offer an expertise in geomechanics, structure and topographic investigation during the delivery of hydroelectric dam construction projects. Studies and engineering work, such as 3-D mathematical modelling and rock-fence design, are part and parcel of the wide range of skills and know-how MENSOFT brings to BBA in addition to an impressive set of specialized services such as grouting, monitoring equipment, rock slope stabilization, and the monitoring and analysis of structural vibrations.

"By incorporating MENSOFT's specialized expertise to BBA's multi-disciplinary team, we can now offer even more comprehensive solutions to our customers that need specific services such as major civil work inspections and 3-D dam modelling to monitor and maintain their infrastructures. Our position as experts in the energy sector is consolidated," stated BBA President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Steeve Fiset.

"For T.S. MENSOFT, this constitutes a perfectly suited amalgamation of skills with a marvellous team of people with whom we have often had the privilege of joining forces over the years," added Technical Services MENSOFT President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Claude Poirier.

MENSOFT has over 20 years of experience in its field and has a strong customer base including Hydro-Québec, Rio Tinto Alcan, Elkem Metal Canada, Manicouagan Power Company, Hydro-Abitibi and the municipal services of several cities. MENSOFT's expertise is widely recognized in Quebec as well as internationally.

About BBA

Established in 1979, BBA is an independent Canadian consulting engineering firm with over 400 employees. BBA offers engineering services across Canada and around the globe with a high level of expertise, focusing on the mines, metals and energy sectors. From a project's definition to commissioning, BBA offers a complete range of multi-disciplinary engineering services including feasibility studies, management consulting, process/energy audits, detailed engineering, EPCM and start up assistance. The company is headquartered in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec and has offices in downtown Montreal and Vancouver.


For further information: For further information: BBA: Manon St-Arnaud, Director, Marketing and Communications, (450) 464-2111, ext. 2390,; Source: BBA

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