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RINA Enters US Infrastructure Market with Acquisition of Patrick Engineering

Ugo Salerno, Chairman and CEO of RINA (right), and Daniel Dietzler, Founder of Patrick Engineering (left).
Ugo Salerno, Chairman and CEO of RINA (right), and Daniel Dietzler, Founder of Patrick Engineering (left).
CHICAGO, IL — RINA, the inspection, certification, and engineering consultancy, announces the acquisition of the entire share capital of Patrick Engineering Ltd., the Chicago-based engineering consultancy company active in infrastructure, transport, and renewable energy. With a turnover of approximately $82 million and 340 employees in 19 offices, Patrick Engineering will be fully integrated into RINA Consulting, the subsidiary of the RINA Group operating in the engineering sector.

The acquisition is aligned with RINA’s strategy to grow both organically and via acquisitions and further strengthens the group’s geographic footprint. As well as adding competencies across the group, the continued international expansion represents a further step in the implementation of RINA’s plan and also positions the group to better support international and local clients in large overseas projects.

“The acquisition of Patrick Engineering and the combined expertise of the new organization represents a unique opportunity for expansion and growth in the thriving North American infrastructure market," said Ugo Salerno, Chairman and CEO at RINA. "It establishes an excellent platform not only in this sector, but also to grow all RINA’s businesses to make the U.S. one of RINA’s main hubs."

“Our companies complement one another, and our clients and staff will benefit from this acquisition," said Daniel Patrick Dietzler, Founder of Patrick Engineering. "We will accelerate our growth in new sectors and broaden our expertise. We have a strong client portfolio split between the government and the private sector including transit agencies in major cities and investor-owned utilities and heavy industries across North America. Through RINA’s international network we will gain expertise, particularly in offshore wind, high speed rail, and other emerging areas of experience our clients are asking for.”

Founded in 1979, Patrick Engineering will remain as a brand part of the RINA Group. It offers a full spectrum of services and serves the renewables, infrastructure, and transport sectors. With the acquisition, the service portfolio as a whole will be stronger and position the company as a significant player in the engineering sector in North America.

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Among Patrick Engineering’s notable references:

  • Program and construction manager on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Red/Orange Line Transformation Program. The total value of the project is $1.2 billion.
  • Technical consulting and program management services for American Electric Power Ohio. The total value of the project is $650 million.
  • Project management, project controls, and risk management for the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory project, which aims to develop the most powerful multi-bending achromat in the U.S. Department of Energy complex. The total value of the project is $700 million.

“Patrick Engineering’s prominent position in the U.S. energy, infrastructure, and transportation sectors, combined with RINA’s strong multi-sectorial expertise — particularly in sustainability and energy transition — presents an ideal opportunity to make a significant contribution to projects facilitated by the current bipartisan U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” Salerno said.

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