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NOV 2018

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70 E&MJ • NOVEMBER 2018 SUPPLIERS REPORT Jacobs Will Sell Resources Segment Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced it entered a defi nitive agreement to sell its Energy, Chemicals and Resources (ECR) segment to WorleyParsons Ltd. for $3.3 billion, consisting of $2.6 billion in cash and $700 million in WorleyParsons ordi- nary shares. Upon closing, Jacobs expects to receive approximately $2.6 billion in net proceeds from the transaction, which initially will be used to pay down fl oat- ing-rate debt. Following completion of the sale, Jacobs will focus solely on its two higher growth, higher margin lines of busi- ness, the company reported. CDE Opens New Facility in Texas To better support its customer base in North America, CDE Global opened a new location in Cleburne, Texas, during late September. "This is the latest in a series of investments the company has made recently," Kevin Kelly, president, North America, CDE, said. "CDE has invested $40 million in a relatively short period of time, starting with a new headquarters for 500 people in Ireland. The company purchased a 300,000-ft 2 facility, which will serve as the company's R&D center." Addressing the crowd at its grand open- ing, Kelly explained that the Cleburne fa- cility represents a $6 million investment including stock and equipment, and it's also the company's largest investment outside of Ireland. The new North American Headquar- ters will include handle capabilities such as engineering, business development and after-market service and support. "North America is our highest potential growth region," Kelly said. "The service element of our business is critical to CDE. Any dealer can sell you equipment, it's really what happens after the capital in- vestment that's important." During the event, which included live country music, Texas barbecue and plen- ty of refreshments, CDE also showcased equipment and services. The company launched its "Combo Range" Technolo- gy, which the company claims is the fi rst compact wet processing system with a 200-t/h raw feed that combines six pro- cesses on one chassis. Several models of the Infi nity and ProGrade screening ma- chines were on display. In addition to presenting three custom- ers with awards, CDE also debuted its Core & SMART Plant Technology and the Cus- tomCare North America, the company's af- tersales and engineering support program. Tom Houston, director of CustomCare, presented the new Connected Plant Tech- nology, showcasing the new technology available for customers to ensure maxi- mum performance of their equipment. All Natrual Acid Drainage Solution Pitched The Earth Sustaining Sciences Group (ESS Group) announced its reportedly all-natural, minimal-risk, commercially viable, environmentally and societally sustainable solution to Acid Mine Drain- age and Acid Rock Drainage, called the Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor (SABR). The process, created by the founder of Earth Sustaining Sciences (ESS), after 20 years of development, is an effective, affordable set of complete solutions that can be delivered into any environment and managed by industry or community at any technical level, the group reported. The group reported it delivered more than 25 effective solutions to some of the most substantial and diffi cult environ- mental and societal challenges in several countries over the last seven years, thus fi eld-proving the SABR process. Partnership for Underground Aerial Drone Solutions Drone solution supplier Terra Drone ac- quired a signifi cant stake in Inkonova AB, a Swedish aerial robotics for underground mining startup. The deal is comprised of a cash injection, management team chang- es, and wide-ranging collaborations, Terra Drone reported. Inkonova will supply Terra Drone with its UAV core technology, including an- ti-dust and waterproof platforms, such as the TILT Ranger, and infrastructure-de- nied autonomous navigation, such as the Batonomous. Terra Drone, in addition to fi nancing, will leverage its local offi ces, pilots, post-processing capacity, clientele base, and broader commercial and techni- cal domain expertise, Terra Drone reported. Inkonova's underground drone solutions will be rebranded. (Photo: Terra Drone) CDE Global dedicated its new North American headquarters in Cleburne, Texas. Inset: The company showcased its Infi nity line of screening machines. (Photo: CDE Global)

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