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CH2M HILL finalizes TERA acquisition

Calgary, AB – CH2M HILL has closed on its acquisition of the business of TERA Environmental Consultants. With offices in Alberta and British Columbia, TERA focuses on providing environmental consulting services to the Canadian pipeline, power line, and oil and gas industries. TERA’s staff is anchored by their group of professional environmental planners who provide project leadership in managing the various regulatory processes.  This core group is complemented by TERA's specialized disciplines, which include: Aquatics; Wetlands; Vegetation; Wildlife; Remediation, Reclamation and Restoration Planning; Socio-Economics; Stakeholder Engagement; GIS; Archaeology; Traditional Ecological Knowledge; and Traditional Land Use.

Jacqueline Hinman, CEO of CH2M HILL said: “TERA’s team has built a tremendous business that we are excited to welcome to the CH2M HILL family. Cultural fit was a deciding factor for both CH2M HILL and TERA when considering this opportunity. TERA has a well-regarded reputation for teamwork, providing excellent client service and being an employee-centered company, which meshes well with CH2M HILL’s culture.”

Chris Shea, President of CH2M HILL’s Environment and Nuclear Market said: “The Canadian energy industry has great need for the services TERA offers. Siting, licensing, permitting and environmental planning are necessary for all facets of energy production, whether it’s for pipelines, transmission lines, power plants or roads and utilities to production areas. We see a lot of potential for growth in the market and look forward to helping bring TERA’s excellent service to more clients across the country.”

Tom Searle, CH2M HILL’s Regional Managing Director in Canada said: “Growth in Canada and offering our clients the full spectrum of environmental services has been one of our top priorities in ensuring our competitiveness and sustainability.”

Piers Fothergill, President of TERA said: “When we went looking for an industry partner that could help us harness and capitalize on our growth, it was paramount that we found a company that fit with who we are and who we want to be. The benefit of going with a larger company like CH2M HILL is that they bring the systems and tools to facilitate the growth of our business. I’m excited by the prospect of serving more clients across Canada and for the career development opportunities our people will have with a global environmental firm.”