Mott MacDonald acquiring Habtec Engenharia Ambiental

Mott MacDonald, a leading global engineering, management and development consultancy, is acquiring Brazilian environmental engineering consultancy Habtec Engenharia Ambiental. Acquiring Habtec is part of Mott MacDonald’s strategy to create a regional base in Brazil from where it can expand across South America.

Habtec has been operating principally in the energy, mining and transport sectors for over 20 years. Employing about 80 people, the company’s project portfolio includes various environmental impact studies, compliance support, monitoring projects and environmental education programs for Petrobras, BG Brasil, Shell, Vale, Furnas, Repsol Sinopec, OGX and others.

Mott MacDonald's association with Brazil goes back 40 years. Its portfolio includes Rodoanel highway Sao Paulo Concession, Pernambuco power project, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro metros, the Rio-Niteroi bridge and the Campinas to Mogi Mirim highway. Most recently, Mott MacDonald has worked on energy, transport, health, education and environment projects in Brazil.

Mott MacDonald’s chairman, Keith Howells, commented: “Habtec has an excellent reputation and shares the same values and has a similar culture to Mott MacDonald. Bringing Habtec into the Group will allow the development and growth of what is already a highly regarded team and will give us a base in Brazil from which to offer the full range of Mott MacDonald’s services.”

Guaraci Sathler, executive director of Habtec Engenharia Ambiental, commented: “Joining Mott MacDonald is great news for our staff and our clients. Through the global network, we will be able to access an enormous wealth of talent, insight and information, enabling us to enhance our service offering. It will also allow us to grow in to new sectors, creating opportunities for our staff to work on a more diverse range of projects.”

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Tom Smith
Media relations manager, Mott MacDonald
+44 (0) 20 8774 2205
tom.smith@mottmac.com

Lee Lodge
Media relations assistant, Mott MacDonald
+44 (0) 20 8774 2040
lee.lodge@mottmac.com

About Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald is a diverse £1.1bn global management, engineering and development consultancy. One of the world's largest employee-owned companies with nearly 15,000 staff, we have 168 offices in around 50 countries and projects in 140. We're engaged in public and private sector development across a broad range of sectors including transport, buildings, power, oil and gas, international development, urban development, industry, water, environment, education, health and communications.

More information can be found at http://www.mottmac.com/

About Habtec Engenharia Ambiental

Habtec Engenharia Ambiental is a pioneer in the environmental engineering sector. A Brazilian company founded more than 20 years ago, Habtec is recognised in the consulting market for the quality of its services and for the efficiency of its management, acting in the energy, industry, mining, and transport sectors.

Headquartered in Rio de Janiero, the company employs about 80 people and is involved in studies and projects to implement environmental actions. The company follows ethical, quality, health, environmental, safety and social responsibility principles formally established and widely disclosed within and outside of the company.

More information can be found at http://www.habtec.com.br/en

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Mott MacDonald is a diverse £1 billion global management, engineering and development consultancy. As one of the world's largest employee-owned companies with nearly 15,000 staff, we have 168 offices in nearly 50 countries and projects in 140. We're engaged in public and private sector development across a broad range of sectors including transport, buildings, power, oil and gas, international development, urban development, industry, water, environment, education, health and communications. More information can be found at http://www.mottmac.com/

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