MONTREAL, April 19, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Dessau Inc., one of Canada's leading engineering-construction firms, has just acquired Environnement Illimité Inc., a Quebec firm with 70 employees. This acquisition strengthens Dessau's environmental science expertise and extends the company's range of services to include aquatic ecosystem studies, hydrography, oceanography, and specialized technical surveys. These new services will better position Dessau to offer engineering support for aquatic infrastructure projects.
"Dessau not only benefits from Environnement Illimité's know-how and solid reputation, but we now employ one of Quebec's largest teams of environmental experts," stated Mr. Jean-Pierre Sauriol, President and CEO of Dessau. "This acquisition supports our strategic business development plan, as well as our desire to promote and further integrate environmental protection and remediation in all of the company's projects."
According to Mr. Michel Couillard, President of Environnement Illimité, "This acquisition makes it possible for us to offer clients a more diverse list of services. What is more, it presents us with the opportunity to build on our expertise and enter new markets."
About Environnement Illimité
Founded in 1977, Environnement Illimité offers environmental services related to aquatic ecosystem studies and related biophysical and technical surveys. With projects in Canada, the United States, Africa, Asia and Australia, the firm has 70 employees working out of its Montreal, Alma and Havre-Saint-Pierre offices.
Founded in 1957, Dessau is the fifth-largest engineering-construction firm in Canada and one of the top 60 in the world. With expertise in a wide range of fields related to engineering and construction, Dessau plans, designs, builds and manages infrastructure for clients in the private and public sectors. Dessau employs nearly 4,800 people and posts annual revenues of $750 million. The company operates 74 offices in Canada and around the world.
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