16 October 2007

Opus International Consultants has broadened its capability at its Dunedin office with the appointment of a dedicated manager to head up the environmental engineering business there.

Opus Chief Executive and Managing Director, Kevin Thompson says the appointment of Chris Davies to this new position will enable the company to work more closely with clients who require professional services in this sector in Otago and Southland.

“We have managed this business in the past from our Christchurch office, however, with the potential for new business coming on stream in the south we have taken this opportunity to both grow our business in the environmental engineering sector and be in a position to work more locally with clients. Our client base in the rural area associated with irrigation development and land use intensification is rapidly expanding and clients who require professional support in environmental sustainability will now be serviced from our Dunedin office.”

Chris Davies, who was previously Group Manager for Environmental Engineering Asset Management with Opus at their Hamilton office, will manage the environmental engineering business from Opus’ office in Rattray Street, Dunedin. Chris is a Chartered Professional Engineer who specialises in water and wastewater reticulation treatment and design, water supply systems, storm water design and trade waste. He is a strong advocate for the national initiatives on potable water treatment and industrial process/trade waste engineering.

“This is an exciting development for us and it will allow us to build on the successes achieved by the Christchurch environmental engineering team and on the strong client relationships that have been established by our Dunedin office,” says Kevin Thompson. “Chris brings to the role a sound understanding of the environmental engineering business within New Zealand.”

For further information please contact:

Kevin Thompson
Chief Executive and Managing Director
Opus International Consultants
Wellington

Tel: 04 4717000                                                                  

 Or

Chris Davies
Business Manager
Environmental Engineering
Opus International Consultants
Dunedin

Tel: 03 4715500