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Amec is to create 700 new jobs at its engineering operations in the North East this year, as well as 200 in Scotland.
13-Feb-2014


Amec has agreed to acquire Swiss engineering firm Foster Wheeler for £1.9bn, including 13,000 staff and sites in Reading and Aberdeen.
14-Jan-2014


Amec is to create 300 new jobs at its nuclear engineering operations in Knutsford and Birchwood.
29-Oct-2013


Amec is planning to expand its team of 120 engineers in Darlington with 40 new jobs.
25-Mar-2013


Amec is to relocate 500 staff to a new 50,000 sq ft office at Lingfield Point in Darlington, while 200 new jobs will be created at its London office.
09-Aug-2012


Amec is in negotiations to acquire Serco's nuclear technical consulting services business, which has annual revenue of £70m.
23-May-2012


Amec is to create up to 120 jobs to work on a new £10m contract to extend facilities at the Kinneil oil terminal near Grangemouth for BP.
17-Jan-2012


Amec has won a £50m contract to start the development of the Cygnus gasfield in the North Sea with GDF Suez, with the creation of up to 150 jobs.
04-Oct-2011


Amec is to acquire MACTEC, the US engineering and environmental services company with 2,600 staff at 70 offices, for £172m.
18-May-2011


Amec has acquired Qedi, the Aberdeen-based oil and gas services firm with 350 staff, for £33m.
22-Feb-2011


Amec is to acquire Zektingroup, the Australian oil and gas engineering consultancy with 200 staff, for £30m.
07-Feb-2011


Amec has acquired BCI Engineers & Scientists, the US water and mining consultancy, for £12m.
02-Feb-2011


Amec has won a £60m contract from EDF Energy to extend a gas storage site at Warmingham near Crewe by July 2012.
23-Aug-2010


Amec, Balfour Beatty and Areva have won a contract worth up to £1.5bn from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to build a nuclear waste processing plant at Sellafield by 2018.
07-Jul-2010


Amec is to create up to 100 jobs in Aberdeen, having won a North Sea oil consultancy contract from Xcite Energy Resources.
28-Apr-2010


Amec has acquired Entec, the Newcastle-based environmental consultancy with 700 staff at 14 offices, for £61m.
31-Mar-2010


Amec has acquired Currie & Brown, the Australian project services consultancy with 200 staff, for £20m.
01-Feb-2010


Amec is planning to expand the 12-strong workforce at its Tyneside-based nuclear engineering division to 26 over the next year, and is moving to a new office in North Shields.
02-Dec-2009


Amec has acquired GRD, the Australian mining and waste engineering firm with 850 staff, for £52m.
21-Jul-2009


Amec is to acquire JBA, the Canadian mining engineering consultancy with 20 staff, for £2m.
04-Jun-2009


Amec is to acquire the assets and ongoing operations of Philips Engineering, the Canadian civil engineering consultancy with 70 staff, for £4.8m.
25-Mar-2009


Amec has acquired Performance Improvements Group, the Aberdeen-based asset optimisation consultancy with 120 staff, for £19m.
27-Jan-2009


Amec has acquired OEST Associates, the US engineering and architecture services firm with 102 staff, for £5.9m.
06-Nov-2008


Amec has sold its UK wind energy development business to Vattenfall of Sweden for £127m, including eight sites with a total potential generating capacity of 540MW.
07-Oct-2008


Amec has acquired AllDeco, the Slovak nuclear services company with 112 staff, for £11m.
23-Jul-2008


Amec is planning to create up to 200 jobs at its oil and gas operations in Darlington and Wynyard over the next six months, and is currently seeking 100 design and engineering staff.
08-Jul-2008


Amec is to acquire Geomatrix Consultants, the US environmental consultancy with 500 staff, for £43m.
05-Jun-2008


Amec is to acquire Bower Damberger Rolseth Engineering, the Canadian oil sands engineering firm with 85 staff, for £22m.
07-May-2008


Amec is to acquire Smith Williams Consultants, the US environmental and geotechnical mining consultancy with 36 staff, for £3.2m.
09-Apr-2008


Amec has acquired Rider Hunt International, the Surrey-based project services firm, for £25m.
03-Apr-2008


Amec has acquired Hydrosphere Resource Consultants, the US water resources planning company with 27 staff, for £1.4m.
28-Nov-2007


Amec has acquired Young Associates, the environmental consultancy with 18 staff in Chester and Edinburgh, for £0.5m.
05-Nov-2007


Amec is to acquire Cade-Idepe, the Chilean engineering services company with 540 staff, for £12m.
17-Sep-2007


Amec is planning to double the 150-strong workforce at its new project management design and engineering centre at Wynyard Park on Teesside over the next year.
15-Aug-2007


Amec is to sell its Project Investments business to Land Securities Trillium for £163m, with the transfer of nine PPP projects focused on transport, healthcare and education.
13-Jul-2007


Amec has sold its Midwest Pipelines business in Canada to a subsidiary of Willbros Group of Panama for £12m.
05-Jul-2007


Amec is to sell Buchan Concrete Solutions, the Cheshire-based precast concrete company with 170 staff, to the Roger Bullivant Group of Companies for undisclosed terms.
13-Apr-2007


Amec has acquired Applied Environmental Research Centre, the Colchester-based environmental consultancy with 45 staff and annual revenue of £2.3m.
04-Apr-2007


Amec is planning to recruit and train 150 workers at the Haughton Road Training School in Darlington over the next three years, having won a share of a £500m contract to upgrade National Grid power lines.
05-Mar-2007


Amec is to sell its 50% stake in SPIE Rail Systems, the London-based railway maintenance company with 500 staff, to Colas of France for undisclosed terms.
20-Feb-2007


Amec is planning to relocate about 20 staff and 100 contractors from Wallsend, North Tyneside, to a new office in Darlington by March 2007.
13-Dec-2006


Amec is to sell Spie, its French engineering services business, to private equity firm PAI for £708m, as part of a strategy to focus on project management.
23-May-2006


Amec is to create more than 250 jobs in Greenock, having won a Ministry of Defence contract to build a £130m floating jetty for the nuclear submarine base at Faslane.
18-Apr-2006


Amec has acquired ATM Enterprise, the French nuclear engineering company with 620 staff, for £14m.
12-Apr-2006


Amec is looking to recruit up to 200 new staff at its oil and gas engineering operations in Newcastle, Darlington and Humberside, with vacancies for electrical, project, contract and maintenance engineers.
14-Mar-2006


Amec has acquired Domec, the French heating, ventilation and air conditioning services company with 60 staff, for £0.4m.
19-Dec-2005


Amec and Alstom have won a £108m contract from RWE Npower to reduce sulphur emissions at the Aberthaw coal-fired power station in South Wales, which will involve the creation of 50 new jobs.
16-Nov-2005


Amec has acquired Compagnie Industrielle de Montage et d'Entretien, the French nuclear technical services company with 160 staff.
31-Oct-2005


Amec has acquired PK SAS, the French electrical engineering company with 35 staff.
05-Jul-2005


Amec is to acquire NNC Holdings, the nuclear services group with about 1,000 staff, from British Nuclear Fuels and 3i for £25m.
22-Jun-2005


Amec has acquired Game Nucleaire, the French nuclear engineering company with 620 staff, for £14m.
08-Apr-2005


Amec has acquired Environmental Advice Centre, the ecological surveys company with 25 staff in Mold, Flintshire and Richmond, Yorkshire, for £1.4m.
08-Mar-2005


Amec has acquired FAST Maintenance Informatique, the French IT management company with 480 staff.
21-Feb-2005


Amec is to acquire Paragon Engineering Services, the US-based oil and gas engineering services company, with the £20m purchase price coming from a £90m share placing.
24-Jan-2005


Amec and Royal Bank of Scotland have won a £200m contract to extend the Docklands Light Railway to Woolwich by 2008.
21-Dec-2004


Amec has formed a five-year alliance with Bristol-based Compact Power to set up a series of environmentally-friendly power plants that will generate electricity from waste and biomass.
13-Aug-2004


Amec has acquired Generale Maintenance Services, the French maintenance and mechanical engineering company with 40 staff, for £0.3m.
12-Aug-2004


Amec and British Energy are to unveil plans to build the world's largest wind farm on Lewis in the Western Isles, at a cost of £600m.
02-Jun-2004


Amec has won a £50m contract from Star Energy HG Gas Storage to build a gas storage plant and pipeline at Humbly Grove in Hampshire.
14-May-2004


Amec has won contracts totalling £33m from North Kirklees Primary Care Trust and Mercury Health to build ten health centres in Yorkshire and the south-east.
28-Apr-2004


Amec is considering plans to build a wind farm near Durness in Sutherland, with up to 160 turbines.
20-Feb-2004


Amec has won a £7m contract from Chiltern Securities to build new hospital facilities in Marlborough for North Wiltshire NHS Primary Care Trust.
12-Jan-2004


Amec has won a £5m contract from Defence Estates to refurbish a leisure centre at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.
04-Dec-2003


Amec has submitted plans to the Scottish Executive to develop a wind farm with 31 turbines at Aultmore Forest in Moray.
30-Oct-2003


Amec has acquired certain assets of Lauren Kamtech, the US provider of construction and maintenance services for pulp, paper and power plants, for £4m.
03-Oct-2003


Amec has acquired Wrights Engineering, the Ellesmere Port-based provider of repair services for bulk storage tanks with 130 staff, for undisclosed terms.
07-Aug-2003


Amec is expected to win a £20m contract to build a new headquarters for 400 staff of the Government Office for the North East in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.
06-Feb-2003


Amec has won a £48m contract from Transco to build a gas compression facility at Bathgate, near Edinburgh.
12-Sep-2002


Amec has been selected as preferred bidder for the £300m 30-year concession to extend the Docklands Light Railway to London City Airport, and its investment partner is Royal Bank of Scotland.
28-Aug-2002


Amec Developments has won a contract from Bournemouth-based Bowlplex to build a £2.6m indoor bowling centre in Dudley, which will create up to 100 new jobs by next summer.
27-Nov-2001


Amec has won a contract to build a regional distribution centre at Wakefield Europort for Scottish & Newcastle, which will employ up to 350 staff from next year.
04-Jul-2001


Amec is to create about 1,000 jobs at yards in Wallsend and Hartlepool having won a £300m contract from Shell to build equipment for an oil platform destined for Nigeria.
15-Mar-2001


Amec has acquired Ogden Environmental & Energy Services for £11m, which will expand its geotechnical engineering operations in the US.
03-Nov-2000


Amec's Agra-Birwelco subsidiary has won a £45m contract from Sita Holdings to build a waste-burning energy plant in Sittingbourne.
05-Oct-2000


Amec and Carillion are competing for a £100m contract to build a 10-storey telecoms centre at East India Dock in London for Global Switch International.
06-Jul-2000


Amec and Alfred McAlpine have held discussions with the Liverpool Electric Tram System consortium about plans to build a £45m tram link between Liverpool Airport and the city centre.
11-May-2000


Amec is to acquire the windfarm developer Border Wind, in response to the government's recently-announced commitment to both onshore and offshore wind-energy projects.
12-Apr-2000


Amec has launched an agreed £221m takeover bid for Agra, the Canadian environmental and engineering business.
17-Feb-2000


Amec has completed the sale of its Fairclough Homes division to Centex of the US for £109m.
17-Apr-1999


Amec is planning to build a hotel, bowling alley and cinema complex at a 43-acre leisure park in Dudley, creating about 340 jobs.
09-Oct-1998


Amec has acquired Babcock International's process division excluding Water Engineering and BKW Eagleton for a nominal £1, and Babcock will take an exceptional charge of £18.6m.
16-Sep-1997


Amec is acquiring a 48.6% stake in Spie Batignolles of France for up to £23m, in a deal which will create one the UK's biggest construction groups.
21-Dec-1996


Amec Developments is to build a £56m business park, called Castle Gate, for Dudley council in a project that will create 2,000 jobs.
15-Nov-1996


Amec has acquired South West Infrastructure Maintenance Company, the ex-British Rail track maintenance company which operates between London, Exeter and Hastings, for £11m.
22-Apr-1996