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Nijhuis Saur Industries acquires the Nortech Group

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Saur is a leading innovator and service provider in the global water sector.


  • Nijhuis Saur Industries acquires the Nortech Group
    Official acquisition moment with the NSI and Nortech team members: From left to right: Bryan Bunn (former owner), Menno. M. Holterman (CEO), Ronald Ruijtenberg (CFO) and Ian Stentiford (MD NSI UK)

Nortech Group, based in the UK, has been acquired by the global water solution provider, Nijhuis Saur Industries (NSI) for an undisclosed sum. The deal will enable the firm to expand its engineering capabilities in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world, paving the way for further investment and growth.

Nortech has significant experience in the utilities, power, renewable energy, upstream and downstream oil & gas and (petro)chemical industries, adding to the expertise from Nijhuis Saur industries, Unidro and Econvert.

"Nortech adds a wealth of engineering and industry knowledge to the NSI group, which will support the group’s mission to ‘Stand For Water’. Its processes and experience in delivering small, medium and large projects on time and on budget by their highly skilled and multi-disciplined engineering and project delivery teams, coupled with expertise in global light and heavy industry projects are vital to benefit from the growing demand for NSI’s unique capabilities of delivering our wide-range of DBFMO solutions across the UK, Europe and all other regions where NSI is present today", according to Menno M. Holterman, President and CEO of Nijhuis Saur Industries.

"Nortech also has a specialist staffing recruitment division, which will help NSI to scale up its global workforce quickly to execute major projects like some of the recently won mega projects in the biofuel and refinery upgrading market in Europe and the Middle East.

The Nortech team will be incorporated in our UK & Eire operations and will become part of NSI’s global engineering and project delivery team, while in parallel Nortech’s existing clients can benefit from our extensive knowledge on sustainable water use, energy and resource recovery".

Ian Stentiford, UK MD from NSI said: “Both companies have already worked together on large-scale projects such as a refinery modernisation in the UK and a state-of-the-art water treatment plant for a well-known multinational beverage brand. The support from Nortech to develop detailed engineering and 3D models for these plants led to longer term involvement for NSI in the successfully completed projects.

One important factor is the location of Nortech as its office in Billingham is located near to the recently announced ‘freeport’ zone, which is a great location for exciting new projects and to expand our UK service business. Nortech will lead to NSI growing in the UK & Eire region and accelerate workforce growth to deliver more solid and adaptive water solutions for a sustainable, resilient and inclusive future.”

Allan Cairns, new MD from Nortech said: “NSI is a great fit for the team at Nortech. In addition to its existing external clients and sectors, the NSI presence in global markets will help create a new and vibrant additional internal market place with more opportunities to apply their skills into existing and new industrial sectors.

Its core mission to deliver solutions for sustainable water use, energy and resource recovery has never been more important. I appreciate Bryan Bunn’ efforts over the first 10 years to create a successful company and I’m proud to continue the growth of Nortech as part of Nijhuis Saur Industries.”

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