SMEC has announced that it has acquired Queensland-based consultancy firm PDR Engineers, its first acquisition since joining Surbana Jurong in August 2016.

The acquisition of PDR, which provides structural, civil, geotechnical and mining engineering services to government and corporate clients, will help strengthenSMEC’s presence in northern Australia.

“PDR aligns with our strategy to increase our market share in North Queensland,” commented Hari Poologasundram, Chief Operating Officer for SMEC’s Australia and New Zealand Division. “PDR has good synergies with SMEC and provides an excellent platform to strengthen and develop local capability to achieve a step change in growth in North Queensland.”

PDR’s current Directors, Peter De Roma and Terry Medhurst will continue to provide management of PDR’s client base and will form an integral part of the SMEC management team.