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Cementation Acquires Merit Consultants International

06 January 2016

North Bay, 6 January 2016 – Cementation Canada Inc. (“Cementation”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts Limited (“Murray & Roberts”), has completed the acquisition of Merit Consultants International Inc. (“Merit”). Merit has worked with clients in the mining and resource industry worldwide providing project and construction management services, successfully participating in projects in the USA, Canada, Australia, China, Turkey, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Chile, Guyana, Myanmar, Peru and Portugal. Merit’s head office is located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Jay Collins will continue as President of Merit.

Roy Slack, President of Cementation said “We have known Jay and his team for many years and recognise Merit has a great reputation and solid performance record in the industry. As project management is a core competency in our business, we look forward to further advancing this area with access to Merit’s specialised project management skills. We are fully committed to the West Coast mining industry and our presence there will help us better support our current and future clients.”

This acquisition establishes a Canadian West Coast presence for Cementation to provide further access and support to the mining industry in the region. This transaction provides Merit with a depth of engineering and technical support and their clients with the option of additional services.

Jay Collins, President of Merit said “I am extremely pleased that Merit has been acquired by Cementation. This arrangement will allow Merit to continue to operate as a project and construction management group based in Vancouver, BC, and we will now have the strength of a very successful global organisation to allow us to expand our services into almost all facets of engineering, procurement and construction.“

Henry Laas, Group Chief Executive of Murray & Roberts, comments: “This is a small acquisition, which supports the strategy to grow our engineering capability in the business platforms that are focused on the natural resources market sectors. Merit will broaden and enhance our existing service offering to our clients in the global underground mining market."

For further information contact:

Ed Jardim

Murray & Roberts Group

Group Communications Executive

Mobile    +27 (0) 83 357 6282





About Merit

Merit is a project and construction management service company providing project support to the mining and minerals industry worldwide. Merit provides both technical and project management services to capital projects, with a focus on maintaining control in the Owner’s hands and delivering projects safely within budget and schedule. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the group has helped deliver successful projects for mining companies around the world.

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About Cementation

Cementation is a mine contracting and engineering company. The company’s engineering, procurement and construction capabilities are fully integrated to deliver feasibility, design and construction services within a seamless project cycle. Cementation Canada Inc., Cementation USA Inc., and Cementation Sudamérica S.A. are part of the Murray & Roberts Underground Mining Platform with operations around the world. Cementation AG, a recent addition to the group, provides surface mineral processing and material handling design and project support services.

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About Murray & Roberts

Murray & Roberts is a leading engineering and construction services group of companies. It has predominantly delivered infrastructure projects 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 Group offers engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance services in the oil & gas, underground mining, power & water as well as the civil infrastructure and building markets.

Murray & Roberts is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is listed on the JSE Limited. It has offices in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia and Ghana, the United Arab Emirates, Australia and South Korea, Scotland, Canada, the USA and Chile.

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