Process and control today | Atkins acquires process engineering specialist Flex Process

Atkins, member of the SNC-Lavalin Groupcompleted the acquisition of Flex Process, a leading company in process engineering, safety and digital simulation, specializing in the support and transformation of process plants in a wide range of energy and industrial sectors.

Based in the UK, Flex Process offers advanced engineering and digital twin expertise to support asset design, improve operational efficiency, optimize asset life and reduce emissions for global customers in a number energy industries, including power and nuclear; as well as industrial sectors such as iron and steel; chemical products; 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 England 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.

“As an organization, we are committed to advancing net zero projects around the world by harnessing data and technology to give our customers more insight and certainty than ever before,” said Ian L. Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer, SNC-Lavalin.

“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 scale appropriate to the challenges facing our world. .”

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

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.

Flex Process’ team of 11 long-time employees and associates will be part of SNC-Lavalin’s nuclear business, one of the world’s most comprehensive nuclear services organizations, working across the entire lifecycle projects.

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