Hugh Morrison has been appointed as Opus’ new Director of International Growth. He will commence the role on 13 October 2014 replacing the incumbent Alec Webster who retires at the end of 2014.
Opus International Consultants (Opus) has reported a positive result for the first six months of 2014. In the half-year ended 30 June 2014, revenue was $265.4m, a 25% increase over the same period last year and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) was $14.3m, an increase of 8%. Net profit after tax (NPAT) increased by 6% to $9.9m.
The Opus brand was awarded a silver Graphis Award. The awards recognise published works from some of the best talent in design, advertising, and photography and are a bastion of excellence in design and visual imagery. Opus will be included in the resulting Graphis Design Annual.
Opus Stewart Weir is proud to announce the recent election of Rob Lonson to the Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) Board of Directors. Rob Lonson is the Vice President of Engineering with over 22 years in Heavy Civil, Highway and Municipal Infrastructure experience. Rob grew up in Alberta and graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSc. in Civil Engineering (Co-op). He has lived in many cities and has worked on projects across Alberta and British Columbia.
The 24th Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference was held in Vancouver on 1-4 June 2014. Opus was represented at the conference by Cherie Mason and Robert Swears who were awarded the inaugural Mavis Johnson Traffic Safety Award for the Best Policy and Practice Paper at the conference. The conference was attended by about 200-250 delegates from across Canada and several from overseas countries and from a variety of different agencies and included health professionals, police representatives, researchers, practitioners and those interested in road safety education and engineering. Over the three days of the conference 90 presentations were made covering a diverse range of topics extending from "Automated Vehicles: How Close Are We?" through to "Roadway Police Justice".
Opus DaytonKnight and Opus Stewart Weir took part in the Clean LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre May 21 – 23. Several representatives staffed the Opus booth, specifically designed for the LNG market. The conference overall was informative and well attended with over 1400 attendees including Premier Christy Clark and key Cabinet Ministers and MLAs. The key note speaker was Tan Sri Dato' Shamsul Azhar Abbas, CEO of PETRONAS. Opus was well received and new connections were made.
The Annual Meeting of Opus International Consultants shareholders was held today in Wellington.
At today’s Annual Meeting Opus International Consultants’ Chairman, Kerry McDonald, reported strong results for 2013.
Opus’ revenue rose 13% to $459.7m and EBIT by 14% to $34.3m. While NPAT was down 2.6% on 2012, Opus’ delivered a Return on Equity of 17.7% compared with the NZX 50 market capitalisation weighted average of 11.2%. The decrease in NPAT mainly reflects higher interest and tax costs.
Opus Stewart Weir is pleased to announce that it has entered into a business arrangement to provide Synodon Inc. (”Synodon”) [TSXV-SYD] our iPad application called SWiTab and add a mobile operational asset management capability to its realSens™ advanced pipeline integrity management services.
Opus DaytonKnight was awarded the Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon (APEY) 2014 Yukon Engineering Excellence Award for the Carcross Water Treatment Plant.