KW MISSION CRITICAL ENGINEERING
JOINS WSP TO EXPAND GLOBAL GROWTH
kW Mission Critical Engineering (kW MCE) is pleased to announce we have joined WSP, one of the world’s leading professional services firms. Matching kW’s mission critical expertise with WSP’s national and global footprint means we will be able to bring mission critical engineering services more easily to our clients throughout the U.S. and worldwide, while providing more opportunities for our employees.
“Welcoming kW Mission Critical Engineering into the WSP family further expands our building sector capabilities in the high growth data center market in the United States and provides us a platform to expand our data center capabilities in Europe and Asia,” commented Alexandre L’Heureux, WSP’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “In line with our 2019-2021 Global Strategic Plan, this acquisition solidifies our already strong presence in this complex market.”
The acquisition reflects WSP’s focus on growing markets that will continue to have a profound impact on our society globally. Demands for data centers have been on an upward trajectory for many years. The positive outlook for the data center market has been accelerated as a result of the pandemic, with business closures and stay-at-home orders around the world fueling an increase in streaming services, digital communication and workplace coordination technologies, among others.
“We have been committed to growing our presence in complex markets for several years,” said Lou Cornell, President and CEO of WSP USA. “Adding kW Mission Critical Engineering will place us in the top five engineering firms serving data center clients.”
Commenting on the transaction in a joint statement, kW MCE co-founders Chris Kurkjian and James Warren said: “Combining our mission critical expertise with WSP’s global footprint will allow us to continue our growth plan, offer opportunities to our employees, and better support the expansion goals of our partners and clients.”