Mott MacDonald opens shop down under

The engineering advisor has opened offices in Adelaide and Melbourne and acquired Australian consultant Hughes Trueman to formally launch its Australian operations.

Mott MacDonald, the engineering advisory firm, has set up formal operations in Australia by opening offices in Adelaide and Melbourne and acquiring Sydney- and Canberra-based consultant Hughes Trueman, the company said in a statement.

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The advisory group plans to use Australia as a base to expand across the Australasian region. Despite only formally establishing its presence in Australia now, Mott MacDonald has been involved in Australian projects for over 40 years. These include Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Melbourne Underground Rail Loop and others.

Newly-acquired consultancy Hughes Trueman has been operating in south east Australia for more than 50 years. It has 150 people spread across four offices in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, specialising in civil infrastructure and public infrastructure (such as water, waste and roads), among other areas.