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HDR acquires Devine Tarbell & Associates

HDR, an architectural, engineering, and consulting firm, announced Jan. 8 it has acquired Devine Tarbell &Associates Inc., a firm that provides hydropower and related renewable energy consulting services to utility, industry, and government clients.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

DTA, an employee-owned firm with nine offices in North America and headquartered in Portland, Maine, employs 260 people. (HNN 2/13/08) DTA now will conduct business as HDR|DTA. Under the new corporate structure, DTA President John Devine and principals John Tarbell, Rick Miller, James Lynch, and Ed Luttrell become senior vice presidents.

HDR Engineering President George Little noted DTA is an acknowledged leader in conventional hydropower, pumped storage, in-stream hydrokinetic, and ocean energy sources.

�They will lead our hydropower efforts, be a valuable asset for growing our presence in Canada and complement our renewable energy practice in the areas of wind, biomass, waste-to-energy, solar, and energy management,� Little said.

Devine said the new relationship will enable HDR's broader resources to support clients' entire generation portfolios.

"Together with HDR's power delivery capabilities, our clients will benefit from the full spectrum of renewable energy solutions," Devine said.

Headquartered in Omaha, HDR employs more than 7,700 people in more than 165 locations worldwide.

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