Hatch and LTK have confirmed they are the final stages of negotiating an integration of the two firms.

In a statement the firms said they are closely aligned with similar long-term goals. Their merger would create a global service provider in the infrastructure, energy, and metals market sectors. 

Within the infrastructure sector, LTK brings 100 years of service and technical expertise to their clients in the rail industry, which will complement Hatch’s existing capabilities in transportation and logistics, urban solutions, and water.

The firms said that LTK’s clients would gain access to an integrated multi-disciplinary service from planning through to design, engineering, implementation, and maintenance with large scale global experience, while Hatch will not only double its footprint in the US but will provide clients with specialized technical capabilities across transit vehicles and systems to enhance their comprehensive transportation expertise.