On 27 March 2017, SMEC, a member of Surbana Jurong (SJ) Group, made its milestone acquisition of PDR Engineers (PDR) since joining SJ in August 2016. The combined footprint of SMEC and PDR in northern Australia establishes a strong regional network of offices in Cairns, Townsville, and Darwin, and also enhances the Group’s engineering capabilities in the region.
PDR is a professional consultancy firm, based in Cairns, Queensland, that provides structural, civil, geotechnical and mining engineering services to government and corporate clients. PDR has broad experience across a number of sectors including resources engineering, public infrastructure, community structures, water, sewage, roads, drainage and other municipal infrastructure.
Established in 1999, PDR has a strong reputation for delivering technically challenging projects. Having been at the forefront of guiding major infrastructure decisions in the Torres Strait for the last 15 years, PDR currently manages the Major Infrastructure Programme for the region. Similarly, in the resources sector, PDR regularly provides input to major capital projects, assisting in mine technical services and conducting technical reviews.
Said Hari Poologasundram, Chief Operating Officer for SMEC’s Australia and New Zealand Division, “PDR aligns with our strategy to increase our market share in North Queensland. 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.
Congratulations to SMEC for this milestone acquisition, and a big welcome to PDR!
SMEC is a professional services company providing high-quality consultancy services on major physical and social infrastructure projects. SMEC provides consultancy services for the lifecycle of a project, ranging from feasibility studies and detailed design, through to construction supervision and commissioning. SMEC services a broad range of industry sectors, ranging from transport and energy, to water and built environment.
SJ acquired Australian-based, SMEC Holdings Limited in August 2016 to be one of Asia’s largest consultancy powerhouses in urban & infrastructure development.