Clough acquires UK Engineering and Controls Business

Sep 05, 2014

Engineering and project services company Clough Limited today announced the acquisition of Booth Welsh, a privately owned engineering services company headquartered in Ayrshire, Scotland.  

Booth Welsh specialises in the provision of electrical, instrumentation and automation design, process consultancy, project management, implementation and commissioning services.  Established in 1989 by John Welsh, the company employ around 250 personnel, with the majority of the workforce comprising qualified engineers and designers.  Booth Welsh services clients in the Oil & Gas, Life Sciences, Petrochemical, Chemicals, Nuclear, Utilities, and Food & Beverage industries.

The acquisition follows the establishment of Clough’s engineering centre in Glasgow earlier this year.

Clough’s CEO and Managing Director Kevin Gallagher said the circa £9 million (A$16 million) acquisition brings complementary skills and significantly strengthens its service offering to clients.

“Booth Welsh will become a centre for highly specialised electrical, instrumentation and automation design. The Company’s controls and asset management capability will enhance Clough’s operations and maintenance services, while their specialisation in control system design will assist the CloughCoens commissioning business in Korea with design, delivery and commissioning activities.”

Booth Welsh’s Managing Director Martin Welsh said he was looking forward to the opportunities this transaction would bring.

“As part of Clough, Booth Welsh will access larger scopes of work in our current market sectors, while expanding our Oil & Gas business globally. We will draw on Clough’s strong engineering and project management capabilities to provide a comprehensive suite of engineering and design services to our clients.”


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