RPS buys RBA for £6m

Environmental engineering consultancy RPS Group has acquired Rudall Blanchard Associates, a consultancy to the energy industry, for up to £6m.


Environmental engineering consultancy RPS Group has acquired Rudall Blanchard Associates (RBA), a consultancy to the energy industry, for up to £6m.



RBA operates from headquarters in central London and offices in Aberdeen, Brisbane and Houston. It provides a broad range of health, safety and environmental services to oil and gas, renewable energy and petrochemical companies.



RBA will be integrated with Abingdon-headquartered RPS’s existing energy business in the UK, Australia and the US.



RPS chairman Brook Land said: ‘Providers of energy, whether oil and gas or from renewable sources, are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that their sources of supply are environmentally sound and the methods of securing those supplies are sustainable, safe and secure. These are important drivers in our fast growing energy business. The addition of RBA’s extensive skills is a significant deepening of our capability in these areas.’