SLR has appointed Peter Skinner as our new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Peter joins SLR from AECOM where he led their Environment and Ground Engineering business in EMEA for the past five years. As COO and a main board director, Peter will lead operational management and growth in the business: providing leadership and working closely with SLR’s five Regional Managers (Africa, APAC, Canada, Europe, US) and their service line and sector teams.
SLR sponsored the Women in Environment’s (WIE) Professional Development Event last week which featured a discussion on professional and personal integrity, accountability, and authenticity.
Principal Engineer Jessica Stark, PE, was honored with the Robert Stockman Distinguished Achievement Award at the recent annual Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Pacific Northwest International Section’s (PNWIS) conference in recognition of her outstanding contributions with the association in the Pacific Northwest.
SLR has acquired Manchester based HFL Consulting Ltd., a forerunner in sustainable Process Safety Management services, combined with proven business improvement capabilities.
On October 14, 2019 the California State Water Resources Control Board released results from their first phase of their state-wide investigation into the presence of PFAS in groundwater. This initial phase of testing included almost 600 drinking water supply wells, primarily those in the vicinity of airports and municipal solid waste landfills, and in wells where these contaminants had been observed previously.
SLR Principal John McCorkle recently accepted an invitation from the Washington State Department of Ecology to participate in a 22-person Cleanup Rule Stakeholder & Tribal Advisory Group (STAG) which is responsible for providing stakeholder input and recommendations to the agency on proposed changes to the state's rules and regulations around contaminated site cleanups.
On September 18, Managing Principal Matt Harrison and Senior Engineer James Van Horne attended the Sixth Annual CH4 Connections Conference, the largest methane emissions conference in the U.S., which was held at Colorado State University and co-sponsored by SLR client, the Gas Technology Institute.
SLR’s Kellye (Larsen) Dundon, Associate Scientist, was elected to serve as Chair of the Oregon Chapter of Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA).
We're delighted to share the news that SLR has acquired RPA Inc, a 60-person, world-leading mining advisory business with teams in Toronto, Denver and London.
SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd. announced today that highly regarded technical hydrogeologist, Dr. Ric Horobin, will be joining SLR taking on the role Principal Hydrogeologist. Ric will report to Ian Mitchell, head of the groundwater team, and will be based in the Whitehorse, Yukon office.
SLR has achieved a prestigious award in recognition of our practices and successes around health & safety at work. We've been awarded a President's (10 consecutive Golds) in the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.
SLR is excited to announce the expansion of our regional footprint with the opening of its new office in Downtown Seattle. The Seattle office enables SLR to accelerate growth in the Pacific Northwest and support its clients in the area. SLR is a leading provider of environmental and advisory services for industry, oil & gas, mining & minerals, financial services, power, and built environment business sectors. SLR recently opened a new office in Hartford, Connecticut; Manhattan, New York; and Phoenix, Arizona to accommodate the growth and diversifying our consulting and advisory services.
SLR, a global leader in environmental and advisory solutions, has acquired Novus Environmental, a 25 person specialized environmental firm based in Guelph Ontario and Calgary Alberta, Canada.
SLR Consulting has recently announced the senior appointment of Colin Stapleton to lead the firm’s Waste and Resources Management service in the Asia Pacific region.
In March, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would classify all PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) as “hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Emergency Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), often referred to as Superfund. If this bill passes and is signed into law, cleanups of these chemicals would be eligible for CERCLA cleanup funds and cost recovery actions under that law. The bill was introduced following the EPA’s issuance of their PFAS Action Plan, which was met with a mixed response, including skepticism from states who have indicated that some of the steps highlighted in the action plan should be taken more quickly – such as the change outlined in this recent legislation.
SLR, a global leader in environmental and advisory solutions, has acquired HydroSimulations, a team of groundwater specialists based in New South Wales, Australia.
SLR Selected to Help Develop Open Access Oil and Gas Operations Emission Calculator for Research Group
University of Texas (UT), Austin is partnering with Colorado State University (CSU), and SLR to develop libraries of emissions data sets and activity factors for The Collaboratory to Advance Methane Science (CAMS), an industry-led collaborative research consortium. This will be their first research project to study spatial and temporal methane emissions profiles across various oil and gas basin locations.
SLR would like to announce the senior appointment of Technical Director Ian Stupple. Ian will assist with the continued growth of the firm’s Waste and Resources Management services in the Asia Pacific region, with a regional focus on New Zealand, where he will be based.
SLR has expanded its operations on the U.S. East Coast with addition of a number of new advisory and environmental consultants joining our team in offices in New York and Connecticut. New team members include:
SLR is delighted to feature in the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mine Closure, held in Leipzig, Germany.
Our Energy and Carbon team at SLR have summarised some of the key topics affecting the sector recently.
SLR recently co-sponsored and participated in an international symposium on Improving Impact Assessment and Management in the Mining Sector. The symposium was organised by the International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA) and hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) at their offices in London.
The Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) issue, Environmental Industry M&A in 2018, featured SLR’s recent private equity partnership with Charterhouse, as well as an informative interview with CEO Neil Penhall and Director of U.S. Operations Kevin Rattue. The article highlights the closing of SLR’s third private equity partnership, the increase demand for advisory services, and its strategy to expand in both its technical serving offering and geographic footprint in North America.
SLR’s Jeremy Smith (Technical Discipline Manager for Landscape Architecture) was featured in Planning Resource magazine last week.
ESOS is the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme, the UK enactment of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive Article 8. This requires large undertakings to assess at least 90% of their energy consumption every four years.
SLR is pleased to welcome its newest managing principal, Matt Harrison, P.E. who brings over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas and energy business sectors. With a strong background in air emissions and regulatory interpretation and regulatory compliance, Matt is nationally recognized in his specialty in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurements, characterizations, and mitigation.
SLR Consulting is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew O’Brien as Operations Manager - Environmental Management, Planning and Approvals (EMPA) . Andrew will be based in our Brisbane office, and will be responsible for leading our Asia Pacific Environment and Social Impact Assessment, Transport Advisory and Environmental Management, Permitting and Compliance teams.
Another successful year has seen SLR move into the Sunday Times’ Grant Thornton Top Track 250 list for the first time. Published in the business section of the Sunday Times, this year marked the 14th Annual Top Track 250 list, which recognises fast growing mid-market companies. Last year, SLR was highlighted on the ‘Ones to watch’ list, which...
SLR is delighted to welcome Jen White as our new Marketing and Communications Manager for Canada. With over 18 years experience in the environmental and engineering consulting sector, Jen’s extensive background and experience will play a critical role in helping us build on our growth strategies and brand, and positioning SLR as a top tier service provider of environmental and advisory services.
SLR’s Conor Walsh was out and about last week taking part in a couple of radio and TV interviews in his role as Secretary of the Irish Waste Management Association (IWMA).
This month SLR Technical Director for Safety Services, Rachel Bennett, penned an article which was published in Sustainable Ireland magazine.
SLR is looking forward to attending Mine Closure 2018 in Leipzig, with papers being presented by colleagues from our North American and European offices.
SLR has been handed a prestigious award in recognition of its practices in maintaining excellent workplace health and safety standards for staff and clients. This comes in the form of our 9th consecutive Gold Medal in the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.
Recently SLR’s Conor Walsh, with the help of Pete Watkins and Munashe Musarurwa, prepared a report commissioned by the Irish Waste Management Association which has just been published.
SLR's Jamie Robinson and Peter Kinghan have recently been developing a methodology to assess the chemistry of soil and surface water using drone mounted hyperspectral sensors.
SLR Consulting has recently announced the Principal appointments of Paul Goldsworthy, Richard Simmons and Giorgio De Nola. These appointments are a great reflection of our growth not only across multiple technical disciplines, but geographically as well.
We’re pleased to share the news that SLR’s Built Environment Planning team has secured instruction from a brand-new client - SoCity (Leeds) Limited. SoCity is a lifestyle brand of parent company Prospect Property Group, a property development company with experience completing residential and commercial projects.
SLR Consulting’s Asia Pacific operations are pleased to announce the senior appointment of Dehlia Goundrey to the Perth office as Environmental Principal and Western Australia Manager.
We are pleased to welcome Steve Bell who has recently joined SLR's Process Engineering and Process Safety team as a Technical Director based in our Maidstone office.
SLR Consulting Ireland researched and designed the recently launched Tourism Interpretative Master Plan for Ireland’s National Parks, on behalf of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).
SLR Consulting (“SLR”), a leading global environmental and advisory consultancy, has completed on the deal that sees Charterhouse Capital Partners (“Charterhouse”), a leading European private equity firm, become SLR’s principal investment partner for the next phase of its growth and development.
A new book co-edited by SLR archaeologist and write Associate Professor George Nash, has been released and is selling well.
SLR Consulting’s Asia Pacific operations have recently announced the senior appointment of Simon Ercole to lead the firm’s Occupational Hygiene services in the region.
SLR welcomes US Regional Finance Director, Jason French. Jason joins the financial and accounting team in our Bothell, Washington office. He will be working closely with the Chief Financial Officer (UK), Dianne Buchanan; NA Chief Operating Officer, Rick Smith; US President Steve Locke; and the US Management Team.
SLR Consulting has recently announced the expansion of their South-East Queensland offices to include a new Gold Coast premise. The company first commenced operations in Brisbane in 1990 and has expanded to include over fifteen local specialist technical services with over 80 staff permanently based in the SEQ region.
SLR Consulting has recently announced the senior appointment of Technical Director Andrew Quinn to further strengthen the firm’s Waste and Resources Management service in the Asia Pacific region
Does reluctance in the waste sector to manage recyclables price risk presents opportunities for the insurance sector? Over 6 million tonnes of recyclables (e.g. paper, card, metals, plastics, glass) are collected annually from 23 million households in England and the volumes are expected to increase further in the future. The responsibility for providing household recyclables collection service in England sits with c.320 local authorities, of which over 170 have contracts with private waste management companies for the provision of collection services.
SLR Consulting (“SLR”), a leading global environmental and advisory consultancy, announces that it has agreed to partner with Charterhouse Capital Partners (“Charterhouse”), a leading European private equity firm, to support the business in its next phase of growth and development.
SLR has recently announced the Principal appointments of Subathra Ramachandram and Colin Stapleton to further strengthen the Advisory services offered in the Asia Pacific region.
Birmingham City Council’s Planning Committee unanimously resolved to grant planning permission for restoration and conversion of Birmingham’s Methodist Central Hall, a Grade II* Listed Building, into a high quality mixed-use hotel and apart-hotel facility on 1 March 2018. Despite the buildings complexities and sheer scale the decision was received within 13 weeks that included comprehensive discussions with Historic England and other consultee partners who all have an interest in the iconic building’s future use and protection.
On February 15, SLR’s Project Engineer Nestor Godinez received the 2018 Outstanding Younger Civil Engineer Award at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Awards Dinner. The annual event was held at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California and recognizes a few of Orange County’s finest Civil Engineers and projects. Nestor was recognized for...
SLR is delighted to welcome Rachel Bennett to our Manchester office. Rachel works with a range of industries including oil & gas, chemicals, mining and manufacturing, to support them in improving their safety and overall business performance.
Senior Engineer Todd Lusk has recently joined SLR with expertise in industrial wastewater engineering via our new office located in Florence, Kentucky. He brings over 16 years of experience in treatability investigations, wastewater technology evaluations, biological wastewater treatment, water efficiency evaluations, wastewater operations troubleshooting, and microscopic biomass assessments for a range of industries including petrochemical, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and steel.
SLR announces the addition of Leslie Cook Wong to our Houston office as Principal Consultant. She will be leading our effort to grow the air quality team and expand our services to clients throughout Texas and the Gulf Region.
In a recent presentation to the Northwest Environmental Business Council, the Director of the Pollution Liability Insurance Agency (PLIA), Russ Olsen, was pleased with the progress of the new Petroleum Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), citing the successful entry of 48 sites into the new program, which provides technical assistance and opinion letters on low and medium risk sites where petroleum is the only contamination.
SLR has recently joined CIRIA in its Project Steering Group, working to produce a guidance document detailing “the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for infrastructure asset management”.
SLR has this week announced the further expansion of its Land & Water service offering with the launch of Risk Assessment & Toxicology in its Europe region. The additional expertise will be of great benefit to existing and new SLR clients involved with urban regeneration and development sectors.
SLR Consulting’s Asia Pacific operations have recently announced the senior appointment of Mo Daud to lead the firm’s Land Quality and Remediation services in the region.
ASTM International, a global standards organization, recently awarded Managing Principal, Gene Watson, their E50 Distinguished Service Award.
SLR has recently announced the senior appointment of Technical Director Anthony Lane to assist in the growth of Land Quality and Hydrogeological services in the Asia Pacific region.
Jessica Miller has joined SLR’s air quality team as a senior scientist located in our Baton Rouge, Louisiana office and will support our growth in air quality and compliance services in the Gulf Region.
We are pleased to welcome on-board Kay Salmon, a new Technical Director within the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment team.
Dr George Nash, Principal, Archaeology & Heritage, over the past three years has been co-directing one of the largest ongoing dendrochronology projects in the UK.
In addition to our booth presence at the show, SLR members received awards and acknowledgement for their technical leadership and participation.
SLR is continuing to broaden its services in the Gulf Coast Region by welcoming Brad Arnold to the firm as a Senior Engineer.
On the 18th of October Nigel Leehane, Technical Director at SLR, and Toby Bridgeman from British Gypsum joined BSI and IEMA in sharing a webinar titled 'ISO 14001 – thinking about context of the organisation and interested parties'. The webinar explored the ISO14001:2015 requirements for organisational context and interested parties, as well as the potential value and approaches to addressing them.
SLR’s VR team has recently completed a virtual reality model showing a proposed offshore windfarm for Inch Cape Offshore Limited near the Angus coast.
SLR Consulting will relocate to the Perth CBD on Monday 3 October to accommodate for the continued growth of the business. After commencing operations in Western Australia nine years ago, the company has expanded its technical capability and range of clients across numerous business sectors.
The Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) is in the process of being transposed to UK law, and will be implemented in England and Wales by December 2017.
SLR Africa, in association with Strategia International, has recently hosted a successful seminar in Johannesburg, focussing on a comprehensive approach to risk management. This was fulfilled by four speakers:
In the fifth of a series of articles SLR's Nigel Leehane has written to help organisations understand the implications of transitioning to ISO 14001:2015, he explores the new requirements for competence, and how organisations can adapt to meet them.
In the fourth of a series of articles SLR's Nigel Leehane has written to help organisations understand the implications of transitioning to ISO 14001:2015, he explores the new requirements for sustainability and life cycle control and influence, and how organisations can adapt to meet them.
SLR Consulting’s Asia Pacific operations have recently announced the expansion of their water advisory and design capability with the senior appointments of Dr Trevor Johnson and Michael Della.
In the third of a series of articles SLR's Nigel Leehane has written to help organisations understand the implications of transitioning to ISO 14001:2015, he explores the new requirements for leadership, who these apply to, and how they can adapt to meet them.
SLR’s Africa Advisory Services have recently provided environmental, social and governance due diligence services for Enko Capital’s expansion capital investment in AMI Logistics. Enko Capital is an asset management company focussed on African investment, and their $7 million transaction gives the $64 million Enko Africa Private Equity Fund a significant minority stake in AMI, as well as a seat on AMI’s board.
SLR has this week announced the further expansion of its services in Asia Pacific with the launch of Landscape Architecture. Previously only serviced from the European region, the additional expertise will be of great benefit to existing and new SLR clients involved with urban regeneration and development sectors.
In the second of a series of articles SLR's Nigel Leehane has written, he will be helping organisations understand the implications of transitioning to ISO 14001:2015.
SLR has been using visualisation in projects for over 20 years and now our latest project with National Grid has been the biggest virtual reality project to date.
If you are preparing to make the transition to ISO 14001:2015, you need to understand the implications of the new requirements of the revised standard, so that you can plan how to address them in the time remaining for recertification.
SLR is pleased to announced the appointment of Graeme Starke to lead the Air Quality team in the Asia Pacific region. Graeme brings more than seventeen years’ experience and has a particular focus in the assessment of the environmental effects of air discharges, emission inventories, atmospheric dispersion modelling, management plans and air monitoring.
The State of Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) have recently released their ‘Better Apartment Design Standards’ (BADS) which includes internal noise requirements for apartment buildings. These requirements are for properties within stated catchment areas from industrial, road and rail land uses. This has the potential to impact over 400,000 land parcels within Greater Melbourne. SLR have developed the tools to quickly and easily support our clients in screening sites for possible noise implications. This is to help understand the potential cost impacts due to noise abatement during early costing exercises on a development site. Ben Hinze (Manger – Environmental Mapping) and Alex Campbell (Sector Lead – Infrastructure) provide a summary of the impacts and an enlightening case study.
This article outlines the recent and near future changes to respirable dust in coal mines and recent innovations by SLR's Occupational Safety and Hygiene Team to assist mines effectively and efficiently manage the issue.
Jeff Naumoff, P.E. has joined SLR’s wastewater group as Senior Project Engineer. To continue expanding SLR’s wastewater program, Jeff will be responsible for technical delivery on strategic projects. He is a professional engineer in Washington State with more than 20 years of industry experience as a technical and management consultant for projects.
SLR Consulting has this week announced the appointment of Andrew Joycey as Principal Consultant with the firm’s Transport Advisory team based in the Melbourne office.
The SLR Oil & Gas Advisory team assisted INEOS’ with their recently announced acquisition of Dong Oil & Gas Business from DONG Energy for a payment of $1.05 billion, plus a contingent payment of $250 million. The acquisition positions INEOS as a top ten company in the North Sea and the biggest privately owned exploration and production business operating in...
SLR is pleased to have been awarded a position on the ESPO (Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation) 664 Consultancy Services framework.
Senior Project Manager, Kerry Mierau, has joined SLR bringing over 15 years of experience with supporting and managing projects in the area of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting. Her expertise includes preparing new, renewal and modification NPDES discharge permit applications, CWA 316(b) cooling water intake support, aquatic bio-assessments, whole effluent toxicity (WET) and aquatic toxicity, water quality-based effluent limit derivation, and site-specific criteria development. Ms. Mierau has also served as supporting or lead eco-toxicologist in the development of registration dossiers under REACH regulations for more than 20 substances.
Like you, staff at SLR are receiving many briefings being circulated about the new EIA Regulations. Much of the comment appears to be raising the potential for concern, pushing those developing projects to seek additional advice that in reality may well be unnecessary. Our perspective is that if you were already pro-actively applying the old EIA Regulations to the specific advantage of your project, then the new regulations change little.
SLR has this week announced the appointment of Trent Collins as Principal Consultant in the firm’s Mine Waste Engineering team. Trent has over sixteen years’ experience in the geotechnical industry with a focus on Mine Waste, Tailings Dams and Earthworks Construction.
Road Safety is one of the most important community issues worldwide. Whilst it is a global problem, we all need to think “and act” locally to seek an improvement in road safety and a reduction of injuries and fatalities on our transport network.
SLR has been awarded a gold medal award for the 8th consecutive year in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2017.
SLR is pleased to welcome Principal, Don Taylor, to the Integrated Wastewater team. With over 25 years of water and wastewater experience, Don will provide process engineering, detail designs, process and operations troubleshooting, and project management for industrial water and wastewater treatment facilities. Don will be working out of SLR’s Salt Lake City, Utah office.
SLR is pleased to welcome Managing Principal, D’Ann Wilkins, who has opened a new office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in March 2017. With over 20 years of experience in water treatment and wastewater services, D’Ann will further develop SLR’s technical service offerings in the engineering and water quality service area.