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Murray & Roberts Acquires Aquamarine and Secures Access to African Water Treatment Opportunities

14 October 2014

Johannesburg, 14 October 2014 – Murray & Roberts today announced the acquisition of Aquamarine Water Treatment (“Aquamarine”). The acquisition value was R28 million.

Aquamarine is a company that designs, manufactures and installs water treatment solutions. It offers a complete customised solution, including support for and maintenance of its installations. Aquamarine currently operates in a niche market for mainly small to-medium size installations and has developed a network of resellers throughout the African continent that serves as an extended business development network.

Harry Singleton, Operations Executive, Murray & Roberts Water comments “Aquamarine will augment Murray & Roberts’ entry into the equipment and technology supply, as well as the operations and maintenance segments of the project value chain. Aquamarines’ technology is ideal for much larger water treatment solutions including containerised modular plants.”

“Murray & Roberts Water’s strategic intent is to design and build water treatment plants and to operate and maintain these installations. Our current competence and capability, combined with Aquamarine’s equipment design, supply, operations and maintenance skills, will provide the opportunity to access large water treatment project opportunities across the continent,” concludes Singleton.

For further information contact:
Ed Jardim
Group Communications Executive
Mobile  +27 (0) 83 357 6282

About Murray & Roberts Water

Murray & Roberts Water, established in 2012, is a water treatment and management company that operates in the mining, industrial and municipal sectors of sub-Saharan Africa. It focuses on design, build, commissioning and operation & maintenance of mine water, sea water desalination, waste water re-use and industrial water treatment plants.

More information is available at Murray & Roberts Water

 About Murray & Roberts

Murray & Roberts is South Africa’s leading engineering and construction services company. It has delivered infrastructure throughout South and Southern Africa for more than 110 years and is today recognised as an international engineering and construction group. Murray & Roberts is a group of world-class companies and brands aligned to the same purpose and vision, and guided by the same set of values.

The company offers civil, mechanical, electrical, mining and process engineering, general building, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance services. Murray & Roberts does so in the global underground mining market, selected international oil & gas markets, selected African power and industrial markets and selected African infrastructure sectors.

Murray & Roberts operates in Southern, Central and Western Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australasia and North and South America. The company is based in Johannesburg South Africa, where it has a public listing on the JSE Limited. It has principle offices in Australia, Botswana, Canada, Chile, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and Zambia.

More information is available at Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited

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