SNC-Lavalin Acquires Process Engineering Specialist Flex Process

SNC-Lavalin, a fully integrated professional services and project management consultancy with offices around the world, has completed the acquisition of Flex Process, a leading process engineering, safety and digital simulation company which specializes in the support and transformation of process plants across a wide range of power and industrial sectors.

Based in the United Kingdom, Flex Process offers advanced engineering and digital twin expertise to support asset design, improve operational efficiency, optimize asset life and reduce emissions for global clients across a number of energy industries, including power and nuclear; as well as industrial sectors such as iron and steel; chemicals; and pharmaceuticals.

To date, it has worked alongside SNC-Lavalin on numerous projects including the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority’s Hydrogen-3 Advanced Technology facility, Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in England, and an ammonia production plant in the Middle East.

The acquisition adds to SNC-Lavalin’s rapidly growing net zero energy capability which sees multidisciplinary services delivered across power and renewables; transmission and distribution; hydrogen; carbon capture and storage; energy storage; and industrial decarbonisation.

“As an organization the company is committed to advancing net-zero projects around the world by harnessing data and technology to give the clients more insight and certainty than ever before,” said Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO, SNC-Lavalin.

“The acquisition of a highly specialized firm with niche expertise will strengthen this offering, as the company looks to engineer the future of infrastructure and power generation on a scale appropriate to the challenges the world faces.”

“Flex Process has an established track record with a client base complementary to SNC- Lavalin’s which will open up new opportunities to sell fully integrated services into growing markets,” said Joe St. Julian, President, Nuclear, SNC-Lavalin.  “SNC-Lavalin now look forward to building on the success already shared together by working across entire project lifecycles in complex industries.”

Roger Rayner, Managing Director and Founder of Flex Process said: “Flex Process has been pioneering new techniques to help its clients to optimize processes, increase safety and support decarbonisation plans. The decision to become part of SNC-Lavalin strengthens these capabilities and allows support towards decarbonization schemes of more sites, across more countries, and deliver more benefits to those clients that already supported. The company looks forward to working within the fast-growing net zero energy business to help new and existing clients to reduce complexity, increase efficiency and identify more ways to decarbonize plants and processes.”

Flex Process’ team of 11 staff and long-term associates will become part of SNC-Lavalin’s Nuclear Sector – one of the most complete nuclear services organizations in the world working across entire project life cycles.

Courtesy of SNC- Lavalin.

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