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HDR acquires Australian mining services company Salva Resources

HDR has acquired Salva Resources, a global provider of key technical and commercial services for mining exploration and investment.

Salva Resources' international head office is in Brisbane while its site office is in Moranbah, Queensland.

The acquisition includes both Salva Resources’ exploration and mining consultancy and Salva Reports’ commodity analysis group.

Salva Resources has more than 200 employees in Australia, India, Indonesia, Mongolia and the United Kingdom. Going forward, Salva Resources will do business as HDR|Salva.

Hancock Prospecting , Peabody Energy Australia, Anglo Coal, Rio Tinto, Aquila, Xstrata Coal, BMA, Tri Star Coal, Stanmore Coal and Coal Bank.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Salva Resources’ Managing Director, Lachlan Broadfoot, said, “We are very excited that this acquisition solidifies Salva’s international growth strategy.

"Collaborating with HDR enables Salva to offer our clients additional services, including turnkey pit-to-port solutions.

Moreover, this acquisition recognises Australia being at the forefront of providing world-class mining capabilities.”

Broadfoot joins HDR as the engineering operating company’s mining sector director. Lindsay Crutch joins HDR as HDR|Salva operations director.

Both of them will work closely with David Bell, HDR’s managing director in Australia. 

With headquarters in Nebraska, USA, HDR is a global employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, construction and related services through various operating companies.

HDR’s other Australian operations include HDR|DKS, which joined HDR in July 2012.

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