International energy consultancy Xodus Group has announced that an agreement is in place to acquire Perth-based Green Light Environmental.
As part of the company’s plans to expand its Asia Pacific (APAC) operations, Xodus’ new integrated environmental capability in Perth will be led by Petrina Raitt, who was the Managing Director of Green Light Environmental. She also founded eBase, a cloud-based environmental impact assessment platform which aims to support more efficient, consistent and thorough EIA and project approvals.
Xodus will continue to utilise and develop eBase through its technology team who already support two environmental-based software packages – EmTRAX (emissions tracking) and RegTRAX (Drilling Environment and Health & Safety register).
Green Light Environmental has gained a strong reputation for providing high quality environmental support and value adding solutions to its significant client base across the energy industry in Australia. The acquisition will see the existing team move across to Xodus with further additions likely over the coming months.
Xodus’ existing environment team, mainly based in the UK, has grown from the company acquiring Aurora Environmental in 2007.
Simon Allison, Xodus’ Operations Director for the APAC region says, “We have worked with Petrina and her team on several projects over the last seven years. Therefore, we know that there is a synergy in delivering quality environmental services which are driven by operational performance and business requirements. Petrina is well known in the industry for her technical capability and thought leadership work which fits with our ethos. She has established strong relationships with key operators in the regions.”
“The environment team will be supported by our engineers, covering disciplines including process and facilities, subsea, technical safety and risk, decommissioning and renewables. Our field development capability in this region will be strengthened by having environmental input,” Allison continues.
Raitt, who will take on the new role of Environment Manager – APAC at Xodus, says, “Joining Xodus provides a larger platform for us to deliver a greater level of service for our clients. Xodus already has a strong environmental team including delivering metocean and modelling services, underwater noise and geospatial solutions, so we know we are joining a talented team.”
“As well as the traditional markets, we know there are opportunities in new energy such as offshore wind and hydrogen which are developing in Australia – and environment will play a key role in these types of projects,” adds Raitt.
In February, Xodus announced it had grown its team in Perth by almost 50% after a batch of new contract wins in the region over the last twelve months. The APAC office also saw its revenue increase by more than half.