Energy Efficiency

Wood Group Acquires Beta Machinery Analysis

By Chemical Processing Staff

Jul 06, 2015

Wood Group acquires Beta Machinery Analysis (BETA), a Calgary-based engineering consultancy specializing in advanced vibration analysis, in a deal valued at $14.3 million. BETA employs approximately 100 people across its Canada, U.S., China and Malaysia locations and will continue to be led by its existing management team under Russ Barss, BETA president.

BETA’s expertise in advanced vibration, pulsation stress and dynamic analysis of piping systems and machinery during the design and production phases are key elements in integrity management and strengthen Wood Group’s capabilities, according to the company. These services can be applied to field troubleshooting, monitoring and inspection of both greenfield and brownfield assets throughout the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas market. BETA’s current focus is the topsides, utilities, refineries and facilities (TURF) sector.

BETA’s service offering is complementary to Wood Group Kenny, as well as Wood Group PSN and Wood Group Mustang, with its services easily transferrable to the subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) sector. The engineering consultancy will operate under Wood Group Kenny, specifically within the Wood Group Integrity Management business.

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