Chennai, 28 October 2014: ARCADIS, the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm, has signed a Strategic Alliance with Cholamandalam MS Risk Services (Chola MS), one of India’s leading risk engineering consulting companies. The Strategic Alliance will expand both firms’ network of specialist safety and risk management (SRM) experts, and provide clients with a deeper pool of talent to help them minimize their exposure to operational risk in their industrial processes.
With over 130 risk engineering experts, Chola MS Risk Services is the largest employer of Environment, Health & Safety specialists in India and offers comprehensive risk management and engineering solutions. Through the Strategic Alliance, ARCADIS and Chola MS will collaborate on SRM and environmental projects primarily in the oil and gas and transportation industries across India and South East Asia.
Mark Fenner, Global Director for Environmental Solutions at ARCADIS said: “The ability to identify and minimize risk exposure is an ever increasing concern for our clients as they enter more difficult environments such as offshore production and transfer facilities. This alliance with Chola MS gives us access to specialist skills that will enable us to better serve our clients with these needs, particularly in Asia. I look forward to collaborating with them and introducing them to our clients over the coming months.”
Mr MM Murugappan, Chairman Chola MS Risk Services said: “ARCADIS is a global leader in its field and we are very excited about the opportunities this will bring for our clients and our people. We have worked on a number of projects within and outside India over the years, this will allow us to work with more clients.”
Cholamandalam MS Risk Services Limited is a 50:50 joint venture between the INR 243billion Murugappa Group, India and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, Japan.