Global engineering and management firm Mott MacDonald is accelerating its growth plans in North America with the addition of more than 2,000 professionals and 62 offices from the former Hatch Mott MacDonald joint venture. The move strengthens its existing specialized service businesses and seeks to position the company in readiness for expanded federal investment programs in the transportation and water sectors.
Mott MacDonald’s offerings for North American clients now span all aspects of transportation, water, wastewater, oil and gas, power, pipelines, tunnels, buildings, stadiums, education, health, and international aid. Clients across all infrastructure sectors can also take direct advantage of Mott MacDonald’s experience in public-private partnerships (P3), which saw the firm advise on transactions worth more than US$31 billion in 2015 alone.
“We have substantially increased our ability to help clients tackle challenges resulting from aging infrastructure, population growth, water scarcity, energy security, and the impact of climate change,” said Mott MacDonald Chairman Keith Howells. “Renewing roads, bridges, airports, railways, and water systems is vital to keeping North America economically competitive, but realizing large-scale infrastructure projects requires innovative approaches to finance, procurement, and engineering. With our additional staff and offices we are in a stronger position than ever before to work in partnership with our clients to help them address these issues and provide real, everyday improvements to the lives of North Americans.”
Nick DeNichilo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mott MacDonald in North America, added, “This is a very exciting time for us as we look to grow our involvement in established and new markets. Building on our 60-year roots in North America, we’ll be expanding resources and investing in the infrastructure market throughout the US and Canada — particularly the transportation, water, and power sectors that are targeting renewal over the next few decades.”
Mott MacDonald has contributed to some of the region’s most recognized infrastructure projects, including the East Side Access underground project in New York and the New Irvington Water Tunnel in California.
In November last year (2015) Hatch and Mott MacDonald announced the separation of the Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM) joint venture, which was formed 20 years ago, into two distinct businesses.