PERSPECTIVES, ENGINEERING TECH
Prnewswire | April 20, 2023
SunGrid Holdings ("SunGrid") has acquired RA Electric, Inc. ("RA Electric"), an electrical services contractor based in southern California, specializing in numerous aspects of construction including new building construction, utilities, power conditioners, interconnections, installation of emergency generators, power conditioners, surge suppressors and U.P.S. systems.
The acquisition will enable SunGrid to provide services to projects scaling from 1 MW to 1 GW in support of California's aggressive decarbonization and energy storage goals to expand renewable energy, reduce carbon emissions, and bolster electric reliability across the state.
"SunGrid is excited to continue our growth through the acquisition of RA Electric," said Jeremy Goertz, Co-Founder and CEO, SunGrid Solutions. "This partnership brings direct electrical strength to SunGrid's already strong California-based Battery Energy Storage Solution Construction team. As an EPIC (Engineer Procure Integrate Construct) company SunGrid is leading the way with best-in-class services in North America and Globally within the BESS industry. RA Electric brings enhanced construction capability specifically focused on Medium Voltage, Low Voltage, and Infrastructure based projects. Located just outside Los Angeles, RA Electric will have an immediate impact on SunGrid projects currently underway in California. It is anticipated that RA Electric will continue to grow its existing customer base and leverage its leading electric capabilities to ensure growth in 'Powering On Projects'!"
The Law Office of Jon Staley acted as the legal counsel to SunGrid.
SunGrid, a Hull Street Energy affiliate, has US headquarters in Houston, Texas, with global headquarters in Canada, and uses its strong execution-focused team to deliver excellent partnerships across the North American Energy Storage sector. The company is focused on the BESS industry and brings its engineering-first delivery strategy to Turnkey and Balance of Plant EPC, and Integrated BESS enclosure systems, including its PowerPlay and SimpleOS platform. Having in-house engineering capabilities throughout North America allows SunGrid to take on projects from 250kWh to 1GWh. By focusing on strong Engineering as part of EPC and turnkey project delivery, SunGrid is a projects first company. For further information about SunGrid please see www.sungridsolutions.com.
About RA Electric
Founded in 1980, in Northridge, California, RA Electric, Inc. provides quality electrical installations for commercial, institutional, and medical projects. RA Electric, Inc. has proven its record for completing diverse projects on time and under budget with excellent service, competitive quotations, and superior technical support.
About Hull Street Energy
Hull Street Energy is a private equity firm that specializes in deploying capital into the power sector as it decarbonizes. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, the team leverages its decades of experience and unique knowledge of North American electricity infrastructure, fundamentals, and grid operations, including fuel inputs, commodity contract structuring, renewable and fossil-powered generation assets, energy storage, transmission and distribution systems, and electricity demand-side businesses to build value for stakeholders. For further information about Hull Street Energy please see www.hullstreetenergy.com
DESIGN, ENGINEERING TECH, CONSTRUCTION
Newswire | May 17, 2023
draftPros and WT Group, two leading firms in the infrastructure engineering industry, announced a partnership aimed at combining draftPros' expertise in the telecommunications sector and WT Group's expertise in the Engineering and Architecture sector. This partnership will enhance their service offering to allow the companies to better address the ever-evolving needs of their customers and the industry as a whole.
For over 25 years, draftPros has provided telecommunications solutions that include turnkey engineering, permitting, and construction services, tailored to meet the unique needs of their clients. draftPros has a workforce of over 500 team members and a nationwide presence. Meanwhile, WT Group is an established civil engineering and architecture group, over 160 team members strong, that provides a broad range of engineering services including structural, electrical, mechanical, accessibility, land surveying and aquatic engineering, as well as construction project management in all 50 states and has been delivering service to its customers for over 50 years.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with WT Group to create new opportunities for growth in infrastructure engineering," said draftPros CEO Karel Gomez. "By joining forces, we can combine our respective strengths and leverage our networks to better serve our customers, expand our offerings, and drive growth for both companies. The other very exciting point is that, WT Group will now benefit from the Minority 'MBE' certification which draftPros holds as the majority interest partner making us one of the largest MBE certified Engineering firms in the nation."
Troy Triphahn, WT Group CEO added, "This partnership is an exciting opportunity to leverage and strengthen both our organizations to deliver turnkey solutions that add exceptional value to our customers. We look forward to working closely with draftPros to achieve our shared goals."
The partnership between draftPros and WT Group is a testament to the power of collaboration and the benefits that can be achieved when companies combine their strengths and expertise. The partnership will also include joint research and development initiatives, shared resources, expertise, and co-marketing efforts to promote their joint capabilities.
"We are confident that this collaboration will yield significant results for our customers and our companies," added Mr. Gomez.
Mr. Triphahn agreed, stating, "By working together, we can achieve greater success than we could individually. We look forward to the opportunities that this partnership will bring."
This partnership is a significant development in the infrastructure industry, and it will undoubtedly set the stage for new and innovative opportunities that benefit the industry and society as a whole.
ABOUT WT GROUP
Headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, the WT Group is a diversified engineering, design and consulting firm delivering the expertise of over 160 skilled professionals serving clients in all 50 states. The firm's engineering solutions include Aquatic, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, OSP, Plumbing, Structural, Telecommunications, along with solutions in Energy, Land Surveying, Accessibility Consulting, Design and Program Management and Construction Management. For more information, visit www.wtgroup.com.
Headquartered in Miami, FL, draftPros provides accurate design-build and site acquisition for a wide range of telecommunication and renewable energy projects, serving commercial and governmental clients for more than 25 years. Founded in 1998, draftPros delivers the experience of more than 170 employees based in eight major cities across the U.S. Today, draftPros is one of the largest telecommunication engineering firms in the state of Florida and across the nation, providing best-in-class design-build installation of voice, data, electrical, fiber optic cabling, electric vehicle and solar infrastructure. For more information, visit www.draftpros.com.
ENGINEERING TECH, CONSTRUCTION
Newswire | April 05, 2023
CIMA+, one of Canada's largest privately-owned consulting engineering firms, today announced the acquisition of MidSea Engineering ("MidSea"), a Vancouver-based engineering consulting firm that provides multidisciplinary engineering and consulting services and solutions.
Established by Ali Taleb, P.Eng. in 2019, MidSea specializes in water resources, hydropower, marine infrastructure, and industrial engineering, and boasts a dedicated team of professionals in civil, mechanical, and structural engineering.
"The acquisition of MidSea Engineering accelerates our firm's expansion plan and enhances our presence in Metro Vancouver and Western Canada," stated Kelly Yuzdepski, Regional Executive Vice-President, Western Canada, CIMA+. "Our clients will now have access to a larger, more comprehensive pool of resources."
MidSea is a young and fast-growing company serving a wide range of clients from major utilities and municipalities to private developers and contractors. MidSea's team will join CIMA+ and move into the CIMA+ Vancouver office.
"MidSea's clientele will benefit from the depth of expertise and wide geographic footprint of CIMA+ across British Columbia and Alberta," said Ali Taleb, Founder and Principal at MidSea Engineering. "The CIMA+ corporate culture of prioritizing both staff and clients is compatible with ours, meaning there is a natural fit between our respective teams."
"By joining forces with MidSea, we will further augment the Western Canadian hydropower, water resources, marine and industrial engineering capabilities that we have been continually developing for more than 10 years and also through our recent acquisition of Calgary-based Westhoff Engineering Resources" explained Steeve L'Heureux, Executive Vice-President, Energy and Resources, CIMA+. "MidSea's water resources and mechanical process skillsets will accelerate our municipal infrastructure team's development and drive growth throughout British Columbia and across Western Canada."
"The team from MidSea will add expertise in British Columbia for our Energy and Resources (E&R) sector, while providing support to our infrastructure sector business," added Mr. L'Heureux. "Moreover, MidSea's Dams & Water Resources capabilities will help ensure Dam and Hydropower expertise in the region, our company is well-equipped to tackle any project related to these fields."
CIMA+ provides a variety of consulting engineering services, namely in the areas of buildings, infrastructure, transportation, energy and resources, project management, communication systems, and the environment. With an ever-growing presence, CIMA+'s team relies on decades of experience acquired across Canada to offer excellence in engineering projects. The search for excellence has been part of our DNA since our foundation in 1990. This commitment has allowed CIMA+ to rank among the largest private consulting engineering firms in Canada. Today, with more than 30 offices across Canada, CIMA+ employs 2,800+ people, over half of whom share ownership in the company.
At CIMA+ we believe that engineering exists to improve the lives of those around us. Sustainable solutions inspired by engineering help meet the many challenges of today and tomorrow. Because when you engineer for people, you also engineer for a better world.
About Midsea Engineering
MidSea Engineering Ltd. is a provider of engineering consulting services specializing in multi-disciplinary technical expertise and management. The team at MidSea has a long tradition of commitment in delivering state-of-the-art projects efficiently with a high-quality standard. MidSea Engineering Ltd. is a group of highly trained and qualified Professional Engineers and Project Managers who are diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, and experience. MidSea has the right team and tools to deliver multidisciplinary projects in the heavy civil and infrastructure industry, where mechanical, civil, structural expertise all work together.