Aecom has acquired the trading interests of UK rail specialist Tritech Rail as part of a plan to expand in the sector.
Tritech Rail employs around 100 staff from a headquarters in Wigan, Lancashire. The firm was founded in 1999 as a permanent-way engineering consultancy and has now grown into a multidisciplinary civil engineering consultancy.
High-profile recent projects include surveying and management on the East London line, design work on the Victoria Line upgrade and design optioneering on the Thameslink programme.
“We are delighted that Tritech Rail has now become part of our business,” says David Watters, managing director of Aecom’s transportation business in Europe. “We are particularly delighted that we are now able to offer clients a broader range of services including surveying and design, route clearance and structure gauging analysis, project and technical support from feasibility through to commissioning.”
The Tritech Rail deal continues Aecom’s investment in its rail consultancy business which included in May this year the acquisition of INOCSA Ingenieria. With headquarters in Spain and a strong presence in Romania and Bosnia, INOCSA extends Aecom’s expertise in high speed rail.
The firm, which provides services in architecture, design, engineering, programme management and urban planning, has more than 550 employees with offices across Europe and Latin America.