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Geosyntec expands in Australia with Red Earth Engineering acquisition

News | December 22, 2022 | By:

Geosyntec has announced that Red Earth Engineering Pty. Ltd. (REE), a consultancy with offices in Brisbane, Gold Coast; and Perth, Australia; has entered into an agreement to join its family of companies. With a staff of 61, REE is an engineering and consulting firm focused on mine tailings and water dams in the Asia Pacific.

Red Earth Engineering Pty. Ltd. (REE) will operate as Red Earth Engineering, a Geosyntec company. REE’s team includes results-driven, experienced engineers and support staff who apply innovative and practical solutions in geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, geosynthetic engineering, tailings and water dams, project engineering, and construction support and quality assurance.

Established in 2009, REE has since become the tailings dam consultant of choice for many of the major mining companies with operations in Australia. REE brings to Geosyntec engineering expertise in water balance, hydraulic, hydrologic, and dam-break modelling, in addition to its strong record of supporting clients with civil, geotechnical, and hydraulic/hydrologic engineering services.

Peter Zeeb, Ph.D., P.G., president and CEO of Geosyntec, characterized the acquisition as follows: “I am very enthused about this new addition to the Geosyntec family of companies. Directors Symon Jackson, Eddie Baker, Wade Ludlow, and Attila Marta have built an impressive culture at REE that is highly aligned with empowered entrepreneurship, and the high value, innovative solutions that emerge from a community of collaborative and creative subject matter experts.”   

With the ongoing support of our partner Blackstone, Geosyntec is focused on continued growth into new markets and geographies. Backed by this support and the skill of REE’s scientists and engineers, it will be able to address larger and more complex projects alongside Australian clients while adding perspective that allows the company to better serve clients around the globe.

Symon Jackson, REE’s principal geotechnical engineer and managing director stated, “The unification of our two companies will allow us to advance our combined practices to better meet the complex engineering and environmental challenges facing our clients across Australia.”

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