Pure Technologies Ltd., recently announced that it entered into an agreement in principle to purchase the operating subsidiaries of Jason Consultants Group Ltd., a consultant focused on underground infrastructure engineering and technology.

Founded in 1979, Jason Consultants provides its clients with world-class expertise in the inspection, assessment and rehabilitation of water and wastewater pipelines; trenchless technology; and related underground infrastructure fields. The firm has been recognized every year since 2002 as one of the Top 50 Design Firms in this sector by Trenchless Technology magazine. More information on Jason’s services and capabilities can be found at www.jasonconsult.com.

Jason Consultants has offices in London, Geneva, and Washington D.C. The Principals of Jason — Dr. Dec Downey, Robert Morrison and Thomas Sangster — are recognized experts in the field of buried infrastructure assessment and rehabilitation. The business will continue to operate as Jason Consultants Group, and together with Price Brothers (U.K.) Ltd. and Openaka Inc., will form part of Pure’s specialist engineering services group.

Pure president Jack Elliott said: “The acquisition of Jason Consultants Group is consistent with our previously-announced strategy of growing our specialist engineering services business to complement our technology and technical services activities. The acquisition of Openaka in 2006 helped us to grow our business significantly in the pre-stressed pipe sector. However pre-stressed pipe accounts for only a small percentage of the total water and wastewater pipeline infrastructure in North America, and we expect that Jason will help us to access the broader market for inspection and assessment of pipelines constructed from ferrous and other materials.

Jason Consultants is particularly strong in the wastewater sector — an area where Pure has had limited exposure but where we see tremendous opportunities. Furthermore, we believe that Jason’s international reputation and activities will help to generate opportunities for our inspection and monitoring technologies in overseas markets.”

Tom Sangster, principal of Jason Consultants, said: “Jason Consultants has worked successfully alongside Pure in several inspection and assessment projects and this acquisition will enable us to strengthen our cooperation and to pursue growth more aggressively. Our strengths complement those of Pure and Openaka and we look forward to seizing the opportunities that we can generate together.”
Pure Technologies Ltd. is an international technology and services company, which has developed patented technologies for inspection, monitoring and management of critical infrastructure around the world. Pure operates from its headquarters in Calgary, Canada, and through subsidiaries in Maryland, New Jersey and the United Kingdom.

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