Amec Foster Wheeler acquires Aberdeen-based Scopus Group

The newly merged multinational has bought the lean engineering and surveying data specialist


Newly formed Amec Foster Wheeler has acquired Aberdeen-based lean engineering firm Scopus Group (Holdings) Limited.

The undisclosed deal will bring Scopus’ laser scanning and precise survey data functions under the Amec Foster Wheeler banner.

Scopus’ survey data is used to engineer piping and structural solutions for the global oil and gas industry.

Alan Johnstone, managing director of Amec Foster Wheeler’s Brownfield Projects business, said: “This acquisition forms part of our growth strategy by further strengthening our project delivery capability across the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas sectors.

“Combining Scopus’ specialist expertise with our wider capability, geographic coverage and customer relationships will further enable us to deliver cost-effective services across the whole life-cycle of a project.

“In particular, the enhanced lean engineering capability will allow us to provide a low-cost solution at the late-life stage of a facility prior to decommissioning.”

Samir Brikho, Amec chief executive
Samir Brikho, Amec chief executive

Scopus has a workforce of around 200, supplying services to the oil and gas, petrochemical and nuclear industries.

Amec Foster Wheeler operates bases across the North East including bases in Newcastle and North Shields.


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