HOUSTON, August 24 /CNW/ - EMS Acquisition Canada, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Energy Maintenance Service Group I, LLC ("EMS Group"), and
BlackWatch Energy Services Trust ("BlackWatch") (TSX:BWT.UN) announce the
signing of a binding agreement that took place on August 23, 2007 for the
acquisition of the assets and business of BlackWatch's pipeline construction
division (formerly K&D Oilfield Services).
BlackWatch's pipeline construction division provides pipeline and
facility construction management, well-site construction, inspection services,
equipment installation, and shop and field fabrication to oil and gas
producers and pipeline owner / operators. The division has earned a solid
reputation among its client base, which include some of the largest energy
companies in Canada.
EMS Group has a presence in Canada through its subsidiary, Celtic
Controls, an instrumentation, electrical, and controls company serving the
northwestern Alberta area. With the acquisition of the pipeline construction
division from BlackWatch, EMS Group will be able to further enhance its
integrated services to numerous Canadian customers, a strategy that has proven
successful for the company's operations in the United States.
"EMS is eager to continue its growth in the Canadian market," said Tim
Nesler, CEO of EMS Group. "Canada's pipeline owners and operators are rapidly
expanding their assets as a result of growing North American demand, and EMS
Group has positioned itself to serve these companies for all their operations
and maintenance needs. Our offering to the exploration and production sector
provides additional opportunity for us to build on our presence in Canada."
About Energy Maintenance Services Group I, LLC (EMS Group)
Employing more than 900 highly qualified pipeline professionals, EMS
Group provides a full range of O&M services to approximately 300 blue chip
energy customers including major pipeline operators, local distribution
companies (LDC's) and independent power, oil and gas producers. EMS Group
provides these integrated service offerings through eight major service lines:
Pipeline Integrity Management, Pipeline Management, Production & Pipeline
Projects, Mechanical & Power Services, LNG Services, Data Management Services,
Environmental & Leak Detection Services and Offshore Services.
For further information:
For further information: EMS Group, Houston Trevor Eade, 713-595-7613