Kleinfelder, a global architecture, engineering and science consulting firm, announces the acquisition of Ecobiological Group – a New South Wales firm specializing in environmental assessment and remediation services.

“As we continue to grow in support of our global clients, there has been an increased demand for environmental services in Australia, and we found Ecobiological to be a perfect fit to help us meet that growing demand,” says Bill Siegel, Kleinfelder CEO. “The company’s outstanding history of environmental stewardship, successful project delivery and local expertise will ultimately provide our clients with the turnkey solutions they have come to expect from us – in Australia and throughout the world.”

Established in 1998, Ecobiological Group’s expertise is leverage by a wide variety of clients, including state and local governments, extraction and mining companies, and commercial developers. “We view this as a win-win for us and our respective clients,” notes Adam Blundell, founder of Ecobiological Group. “On one hand, our clients will have access to the robust suite of services and global support offered by Kleinfelder, and on the other hand, Kleinfelder’s clients will have the local expertise and environmental support from us as they continue to grow in Australia. We’re very pleased to become part of the Kleinfelder team.”

Kleinfelder opened its first Australian office in Melbourne in 2010, and anticipates continued growth in the region to eventually encompass the firm’s full offering of services to the water, transportation, energy, facilities and government markets.