How do you ensure that the environment you’re developing life-saving pharmaceuticals in is able to stay one step ahead of an ever-changing regulatory landscape? How do you harness the power of cutting-edge digital technologies to maximize the efficiency of your food production facilities? How do you ensure that your new cooling facility delivers success that will be sustainable for decades to come?

Whatever sector they operate in, our clients around the world trust us to deliver the best results across the entire lifecycle of an industrial project. Our track record is unparalleled, our vision is bold and our expertise is always ahead of the curve. While our reputation is built on decades of success, we continuously strive for excellence and are committed to delivering evermore advanced solutions, and evermore sustainable results for our clients.

Our core expertise serves clients across diverse sectors such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and food and beverage, district cooling, water, power, oil and gas and chemicals. We offer an end-to-end service - from full engineering, procurement, and construction and project management validation, to commissioning and training services. We also offer a complete range of services in instrumentation and automation of industrial processes.

Our clients trust our understanding of their needs and workflow processes, and the tailored, high-quality solutions that arise from this. Reduced downtime, extended equipment life, and improved operating efficiency enables our clients to meet individual business and long-term sustainability goals.

The latest, most project-specific technology is at the forefront of everything we do. Virtual reality, Industry 4.0 and the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) are terms that we embrace, and our combination of these technologies with our expertise and experience means we’re taking clients’ projects to new levels of success.

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Industrial operations

Who better to operate and maintain an industrial facility than those with intimate knowledge of exactly how it was engineered in the first place? We’re global leaders because our clients trust our expertise not only in creating the best facilities, but in ensuring their continued success once they’re operational. We partner with our clients in operating and maintaining chemical processing plants, food and beverage plants, pharmaceutical plants and power plants.

Our team’s deep technical expertise, passion for solving problems, and automated project management systems mean we can quickly adapt to our clients’ needs and the technical requirements of their plant. We consistently meet availability and output targets by performing maintenance—whether preventative, predictive, or unplanned—cost-effectively.

We’re also aware that our clients’ success is often tied to the communities they operate in. We’re experts at developing local workforces, another area in which we fuse expertise, experience and cutting-edge technologies. From in-class and on-the-job training, e-learning, and 3D simulation-based training that emphasises safety first, our clients trust us to reap the maximum benefits for all involved.

In fact, we’re so confident in our ability we actively seek contract arrangements where we share a financial interest in plant performance and risk management.

Food and beverage

Making sure food arrives on grocery store shelves is an important and sometimes complex task. From packaging essential grains to developing manufacturing processes for fine cheeses and storing the world’s finest wines, our clients increasingly demand safe and reliable food production and warehousing.

Whatever the project, our goal is to help them reach maximum efficiency and quality, while meeting local and international food safety standards. Our best-in-class engineering solutions range from process modelling to delivering full EPCM services for greenfield production facilities. Whether overseeing an entirely new plant design or upgrading a current facility, our experts move projects from concept to completion.

Areas of expertise:

  • Baked goods
  • Beverages
  • Bulk grain processing
  • Chocolate and other confectionery
  • Dairy
  • Meat
  • Pet food
  • Prepared foods


  • Modelling and 3D virtual simulation
  • Process, mechanical, piping, electrical, and structural engineering
  • Automation controls, data management, and systems integration
  • Procurement through global network and commissioning of manufacturing equipment permitting
  • Project and construction management
  • Operations support and maintenance services
  • Financing arrangements, including partnerships, to capitalize projects
  • Master plans and feasibility studies
  • Food safety expertise: validation and regulatory

Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

In the high-stakes world of pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and biotechnology engineering, precision and innovation are key. We bring both qualities to our clients’ projects, enabling them to develop life-changing healthcare solutions that worldwide, while remaining competitive industry players.

Product innovation, speed to market, capital cost, and regulatory compliance are critical to the results we deliver, and our clients trust us to find the answers. From process-modelling to improve plant efficiency, to identifying new ways to build facilities quickly and cost-effectively, we develop best-in-class engineering and project delivery solutions.

Our team’s deep technical expertise, problem-solving ability, and renowned project management system allow us to cater to each client’s unique needs. Our extensive experience and understanding of how to design, build, and validate facilities are key to ensuring project success.

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As consultants and builders in this regulated field through our end-to-end services, our aim is to contribute to the expansion of vaccine manufacturing capacity that is necessary to meet the global challenge of pandemics such as COVID-19.

Services and expertise:

  • Process modelling, scale-up and plant optimization
  • Master plans and feasibility studies
  • Automation controls and systems integration
  • Process, mechanical, piping, electrical, and structural engineering
  • Project and construction management
  • Reduced project costs via global procurement network
  • Commissioning, qualification and validation (CQV) services
  • Integrated EPCMV project delivery
  • Operator training program design and instruction
  • 3D modelling
  • Operations and maintenance services
  • Financing arrangements, including partnerships, to capitalize projects


Our chemical process industry clients must continuously improve, navigate capital and operating cost pressures, and comply with regulations to remain viable.

We aid them on their journey by developing the outstanding engineering and project delivery solutions to truly elevate their successes. This ranges from process-modelling for plant efficiency improvements, to finding better, more economical ways to rapidly construct new facilities.

Our broad technical and problem-solving expertise, combined with our best-in-class project management system, allows our team to deliver projects on-time and on-budget. We also have extensive experience and understanding of how to design, build, and commission the most effective facilities for our clients.

Broad range of industries served:

  • Polymers
  • Coatings and resins
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Petrochemicals

Full range of services:

  • Project/process concept
  • Development
  • Front end engineering design (FEED)
  • Detailed process and equipment design
  • Multiple project delivery options (EPC and EPCM)
  • Start-up and commissioning support

Experts in process safety management:

  • Process hazard analyses
  • Relief valve design and documentation
  • Safety instrumented systems (SIS)

Complementary services:

  • Non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • Supplier quality surveillance
  • Asset integrity management systems (AIMS)

District cooling

The world is changing, and our clients are increasingly looking for more environmentally-friendly ways to keep people cool in hot weather. As world leaders in district cooling we help them find an energy-efficient solution that chills both industrial facilities and private/public buildings.

District cooling is a process that uses chilled water to regulate temperatures in buildings and offers many advantages over traditional air conditioning systems. Clients who employ district cooling see a reduction in capital and maintenance costs, while also generating 40 percent fewer carbon dioxide emissions. Our district cooling plants also create valuable space for more productive commercial purposes.

We provide engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning services for various facilities that support district cooling. Our clients operate various facilities around the world that support district cooling – from specific district cooling plants, to chilled water distribution networks, to energy transfer stations and thermal energy storage tanks. In all instances we’re able to provide them with the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services they need to experience the full benefits.

We’re also proud to be a major provider of district cooling systems to our clients in the Middle East. In environments that can often be inhospitably hot, our projects are providing chilled water for residential apartments, offices, universities, hotels, military facilities, stadiums, hospitals, and government institutions in the region.

Industrial services

Our track-record of successful project delivery underlines our industrial market expertise. Regardless of field, scale or scope of operations—from pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and food and beverage, to oil and gas, chemicals, power, and water—we maximize assets and improve efficiencies for clients worldwide. Our virtual training solutions for industrial and process industry workforces create lasting value.

Our clients trust us across the entirety of their operations

Our specialized teams offer full engineering, procurement, construction, project management, validation, commissioning, and training services for the industrial and secondary processing sectors. Our clients also benefit from a complete service offering in automation and system integration of industrial processes.

We ensure reliable and efficient processes wherever they’re needed

We leverage our expertise in process automation and controls, utility upgrades, production optimization, and energy efficiency to deliver smart grassroots facilities and plant expansions, modernizations, and renovations. By helping clients meet business goals and achieve long-term sustainability, our work reduces unexpected downtime, extends equipment life, and improves operating efficiency.

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Fast and efficient manufacturing, driven by finely-tuned, intelligent systems, are key to our clients’ successes in a globalized economy. Their efficiency is further bolstered by automation, which enables our clients to save on labour, energy, and materials without compromising on product quality, consistency, and throughputs.

Intelligent systems and automation are built on constantly evolving technologies, and our clients trust us to stay abreast of the latest developments – Industry 4.0 and the ‘Internet of Things’ are only as powerful as the experts able to maximize their capabilities. From equipment downtime to big data, we understand the challenges our clients face. That’s why we’re committed to developing the best possible solutions with the best possible tools.

We offer the full breadth of machine and process automation and system integration services, including:

  • Specifications
  • Design
  • Procurement
  • Configuration
  • Installation
  • Commissioning
  • Start-up
  • Validation
  • Standards compliance

Our industrial and manufacturing clients are subject to some of the most complex and constantly evolving regulations in the world – our validation team is on hand to ensure that projects are not only successfully delivered but earn the confidence of regulatory authorities around the world.

From performing qualifications of small, stand-alone equipment to delivering major qualification scopes within large and complex EPCMV mandates, our experts ensure that everything is compliant and fit for its intended use—and that our clients are in control.

Our team includes expert engineers, chemists, biologists, biochemists, computer systems specialists, and technicians. We work in GxP and ISO 9001 frameworks to ensure the highest compliance and traceability standards. We assist our clients through department management, defined scope mandates, or personnel loans, and have the equipment and instrumentation required to complete projects available in-house.

Our expertise is both broad and specific, and our teams include subject matter experts (SMEs) specialized in the key areas of our business. We assist clients with facility, utility, equipment, computerized systems, processes, cleaning, analytical equipment, method, and cold chain validation.

Whether we’re incorporating standard processes and systems, designing custom-made equipment, or building cutting-edge facilities, we help our clients transform their vision into reality.

Our process engineering team designs, builds, and optimizes processes and facilities primarily within the life sciences, food and beverage, and chemical sectors. From upgrades and expansions to brand new facilities, we’re committed to maximizing our clients’ results. Working on projects of all sizes and complexities, we offer industrial expertise that covers manufacturing, packaging and waste treatment processes, equipment, and systems.

Our services encompass all project phases; from the initial specifications and design through to procurement, construction, installation, operations, and commissioning and decommissioning.

Our expertise includes LEED requirements and certification, health and safety requirements and practices, integrating regulatory compliance and quality into the design, fast-track engineering, turnkey projects, and project management.

Whatever industrial sector our clients are operating in, our unrivalled track record ensures we’re able to push their facilities to the next level, ensuring long-term performance goals are not only met but exceeded as well.

We achieve this by building on our global-leading engineering expertise, providing long-term operations and maintenance services for industrial facilities such as power plants, water treatment centres, chemical processing plants, and more.

Our services and expertise

We offer a comprehensive service package for the operation and maintenance of industrial plants, including:

  • Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), integrating workforce planning and spare parts inventory management
  • Major equipment degradation modelling involving third party performance testing and advanced inspection technologies
  • Reduced costs for parts and supplies through global procurement network
  • Management of Long-Term Service Agreements (LTSA) through our strong relationships with OEMs
  • Balance of plant equipment service and repair
  • Complete plant staffing and HR support
  • Operator training programs, including e-learning and 3D simulation-based training
  • Innovative financing arrangements, including partnerships, to capitalize projects
  • World-class health and safety programming

From helping small start-ups navigate an intimidating regulatory landscape, to partnering with major pharmaceutical firms for greenfield projects: our clients trust us to meet regulatory requirements and quality standards, while maintaining efficiency in their projects and everyday operations.

We serve the life sciences market by offering comprehensive expertise in Canadian, American and international regulations and standards. Working with our clients, we ensure projects are fully compliant throughout their lifecycle. This covers everything from design and construction through to testing and operations, and again during remediation and decommissioning. Our shared goal is to ensure project acceptance by all stakeholders, as well as regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada, and the European Medicines Agency.

Depending on individual client needs, we offer scoped mandates or personnel loans. We can also provide an objective and informed expert opinion through consultation to assist clients with projects and operations.

Our Global Training and Simulation group harnesses the power of virtual reality (VR) to integrate new technology into design processes. By demonstrating process technologies and plant layouts, aiding with the review of engineering models and safe training of operating personnel, VR is changing the facility operations of our clients.

Through our FieldOp3D® technology, we create a virtual reality model, allowing clients to walk through the facility—seeing and hearing the equipment in operation—before it’s built. This allows clients to make changes before construction begins, allowing them to immerse themselves in the environment and identify any unforeseen issues - something a standard 2D plan can’t replicate. Clients also use our dynamic model to train personnel before construction completion, significantly speeding up the process of bringing the facility on-line.

Operations and training simulation

We assess models to resolve bottlenecks, test scenarios, run “what if” analyses, optimize production schedules, and forecast performance. Our customized, competency-based, and technology-supported learning tools help build a safer environment for our clients by reducing human error.

We propel our clients’ projects into the future with cutting-edge technologies

Our multidisciplinary specialists have an unparalleled understanding of the industrial processes and technologies enabling us to truly deliver success. We offer full engineering, procurement, construction, project management, validation, commissioning, and training services for the industrial and secondary processing sectors. Our clients benefit from a complete range of bespoke services in digital transformation - supporting infrastructure, process control and automation, and system integration of existing industrial processes.

We draw on unparalleled, cross-functional expertise…

…from IIoT software, to analytics and machine learning, to IT/OT infrastructure, to data science, industrial automation, cyber security, and process optimization. We help our clients understand, assess, and deploy IIoT and i4.0. We leverage our renowned 100+ years of successfully delivering industrial projects to yield the solutions that will define the next century of our business.

We harness the power of wide-ranging, global capabilities

Our global digital technology network encompasses application design centres in Canada, the UK, and India, in support of our delivery team. We’ve created solutions involving big data, From AI-based image recognition and processing, to large-scale analytics, to IoT-based personnel monitoring and tracking in dangerous environments: we’ve generated numerous successes using big data. Whatever technologies we apply to a particular project, our focus remains the same – improving every aspect of execution and overcoming all challenges.

We are a proud member of the AI-Powered Supply Chains Supercluster.


Healthcare value proposition - Vaccine manufacturing

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Healthcare value proposition - Vaccine manufacturing

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