Atkins acquires UK process engineering specialist Flex Process

Atkins has completed the acquisition of Flex Process, a leading company in the field of process engineering, safety and digital simulation.

Based in the UK, Flex Process specializes in supporting and transforming process plants across a wide range of energy and industrial sectors.

It offers advanced engineering and digital twin expertise to support asset design, improve operational efficiencies, optimize asset life and reduce emissions for global customers in a number of energy industries, including l energy and nuclear, iron and steel, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

To date, she has worked alongside Atkins and the SNC-Lavalin Group as a whole on numerous projects including the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Hydrogen-3 Advanced Technology Facility, the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset and an ammonia production plant in the Middle East.

The acquisition adds to Atkins’ rapidly growing net-zero energy capability that sees multidisciplinary services delivered across electricity and renewables; transmission and distribution; hydrogen; carbon capture and storage; energy storage and industrial decarbonization.

Ian L Edwards, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin, said: “As an organization, we are committed to advancing net zero projects around the world by harnessing data and technology to empower our clients. more insight and certainty than ever before. Acquiring a highly specialized company with niche expertise will strengthen this offering, as we seek to design the future of infrastructure and power generation at a scale appropriate to the challenges facing our world.

Chris Ball, Managing Director, Nuclear & Power, EMEA, SNC-Lavalin, added: “Flex Process has an established track record with a complementary customer base to ours, which will open new opportunities to sell fully integrated services across growing markets. We now look forward to building on the success we have already shared together working across the entire project lifecycle in complex industries. »

The Flex Process team, made up of 11 long-time employees and associates, will be part of SNC-Lavalin’s nuclear business.

Roger Rayner, CEO and Founder of Flex Process, said, “Flex Process has pioneered new techniques to help its customers optimize their processes, increase safety and support their decarbonization plans. The decision to become part of SNC-Lavalin strengthens these capabilities and allows us to support the decarbonization plans of more sites, in more countries, and to provide more benefits to the customers we already support.

“We look forward to working within the rapidly growing net zero energy business to help new and existing customers reduce complexity, increase efficiency, and identify additional ways to decarbonize their plants and processes. “