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July 8, 2021

OEC Acquires Utility Engineering Firm DPM Energy Inc.

Group Bolsters Power Distribution Capabilities

Oakville, Canada—OEC has completed the acquisition of DPM Energy Inc. (DPM), a power distribution engineering provider based in Vaughan, Ontario.

Founded in 2010, DPM provides electrical power grid and distribution design, installation and utility rehabilitation services, as well as public space lighting designs for utilities, housing developers and transit owners. This latest addition will expand OEC’s infrastructure design and engineering services.

“The transition to greater electrification will require increased grid resiliency, reliability and modernization,” said Rob Lister, President and Chief Executive Officer, OEC. “DPM possesses an intimate knowledge of power distribution design which will help better support our clients as the demand for energy continues to grow. We are pleased to welcome DPM to our growing group of companies.”

DPM is led by Nick Iozzo who added, “We are thrilled to be joining OEC in this next chapter of DPM’s growth. This important step will allow our organization to continue to partner with energy and infrastructure clients on critical infrastructure renewal, as well as decarbonization and electrification initiatives.”

Notable DPM projects include the hydro relocation design for the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) hydro relocation design project and the Waterfront Toronto Portlands Revitalization Project.

For more information, please contact:

Annie Pétrin
Manager, Creative Content and Brand, OEC
Tel: 289-795-9783
Email: Apetrin@oecorp.ca

Alicia Di Marco
Brand and Culture Lead, DPM Energy Inc.
Tel: 905.597.7200 x 321
Email: AliciaD@dpmenergy.com

About OEC

OEC serves the infrastructure, energy, renewable generation and electricity and gas distribution sectors.  With over 1,600 employees, we provide insightful and reliable energy and infrastructure solutions to clients across Canada and beyond.

Driven to Lead, Innovate and Commit to Excellence, we partner with our clients to create value.  Our group of companies deliver end-to-end solutions from conception and design to engineering, construction and comprehensive field services across a wide array of services.

About DPM Energy Inc.

DPM Energy was created to leverage the 100 plus years of utility experience of DPM’s executive team.  Building on their experience, DPM has grown to provide services to several private and public-sector clients such as public utilities, municipal and regional governments, and commercial industrial and residential developers. DPM Energy employees are experienced in managing small projects requiring limited resources, to large complex projects requiring the co-ordination of resources from other consultants.

May 3, 2021

OEC Welcomes Utility Engineering Firm EMB Management Ltd.

Acquisition Strengthens Group’s Position in North American Infrastructure Services Market

Vancouver, Canada—OEC has completed the acquisition of EMB Management Ltd. (EMB), a provider of engineering, inspection, project management and quality assurance services for the gas distribution industry.  The acquisition expands OEC’s turnkey service offering while enhancing asset management and decision-making support for clients.

“The addition of EMB strengthens our infrastructure services capabilities in utility engineering, design and inspection services, and increases our presence in Western Canada,” shared Rob Lister, President and Chief Executive Officer, OEC.  “Together, we will be better positioned to support North America’s infrastructure development and renewal needs.”

As the population grows and infrastructure continues to age, revitalization efforts are progressively being planned for and executed.  From modernizing the electricity grid and implementing green energy sources, to rehabilitating water and wastewater, to maintaining and upgrading energy distribution systems, to expanding broadband internet—infrastructure development and renewal projects are occurring and will require innovative solutions and support from the industry.

EMB is led by Eric Larson who added, “By leveraging the combined technical expertise of EMB and OEC, we will be better equipped to support the infrastructure growth needs and services of our clients.  We are excited to be joining OEC, as we seek to provide enhanced services to our clients and the industry.”

About EMB Management Ltd.

At EMB Management Ltd. (“EMB”), we deliver project development, project management and delivery, engineering, construction management and construction inspection services to energy and utility infrastructure and facilities clients across Western Canada. 

Our combined experience and capabilities allow us to deliver complex infrastructure projects while bringing a construction and operational focus to every project.  Our unwavering commitment to our clients ensures we deliver quality services to the gas distribution and utilities, pipelines, gas facilities, renewable natural gas, energy and infrastructure industries.

January 6, 2021

OEC Expands Capabilities into Growing Location Intelligence Sector

OEC is proud to announce the successful acquisition of QSP Geographics Inc. (QSP).

QSP provides a range of industry-leading solutions in the areas of geospatial technologies and disciplines, including GIS services, CAD drafting, data collection and asset management services.

“I am excited to announce that OEC is increasing its location intelligence and gas distribution design capabilities with the addition of QSP,” said Rob Lister, President and CEO of OEC.  “QSP has developed a great reputation with its customers for phenomenal quality and service and I look forward to our future success together.”   

The acquisition complements OEC’s group of companies’ innovative location intelligence and GIS capabilities that help infrastructure owners and utilities design, manage and improve operating performance of their infrastructure assets. QSP will continue to operate out of its offices in Toronto and Ottawa.


About QSP

QSP has been providing top corporations within North America and throughout the world with geospatial, data collection and 2D/3D CAD services for over 30 years. Located in Toronto, Ontario, QSP takes an approach of integrity, teamwork and respect to serve clients in the industries of oil and gas, telecommunications, electricity and more. Visit QSP’s website at www.qspgeographics.ca for additional information.

June 9, 2020

OEC’s Jeff Mocha Recognized in Top 100 Magazine

OEC is pleased to have its very own, Jeff Mocha, Vice President, Enterprise Innovation, featured in the latest Top 100 Magazine.

“Through Innovation at OEC, we are seeking new and better ways to work, build, perform, and connect in ways that create value for the organization. It’s an evolution and an approach that aligns resources, technology and collaborative partnerships to generate solutions to business challenges, productivity and profitability.” Jeff explains.

The full article featured in the Top 100 Magazine is available at the link below:

https://www.thetop100magazine.com/jeff-mocha

March 21, 2020

A Message from Our CEO

To valued customers and partners,

The events of the past few weeks are a reminder of just how connected we really are.  We’re faced with a unique, generational-scale challenge that can only be tackled by working together.

I’m proud to lead an organization that is committed to doing everything possible to ensure that our employees and customers remain healthy and safe in this unprecedented time.

To stay ahead of the extraordinary circumstances facing our community, we’ve undertaken several measures to manage the pandemic.

We’re following public health and hygiene protocols, and we’re practicing social distancing. Most of our employees are working remotely.  But be assured that essential operational personnel are on the job to ensure that there’s no disruption to any of our services.

We remain committed to providing safe and reliable service to our customers and partners.  It’s our commitment to the community in good times and bad. Please visit us at www.oecorp.ca to find out more.  You can also connect with us through our Twitter and Facebook pages.

We’ll overcome this challenge together.  Along the way we’ll continue working for you, so be well, stay healthy, and know that we’re ready to help if you need us.

Sincerely,

Rob Lister

RLister

President and CEO

OEC (Oakville Enterprises Corporation), 861 Redwood Square, Oakville, Ontario, L6L 6R6
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