Established in Perth, Australia, in 1919, Clough is a go-to engineering and construction partner for the global energy sector. Employing over 2,000 workers in Oceania, Asia, Africa, and in the North American market with the 2014 acquisition of CH-IV International, a leading LNG specialist, and Houston, followed the next year by purchasing an ownership stake in Calgary-based Enercore Projects. In early 2019 Clough purchased the Gulf Coast assets of a reputable engineering & construction company a reputable engineering, procurement, construction, & commissioning (EPCC) company in North America.
“Houston was the obvious choice of location, not only due to most of our international clients having their headquarters here but also because it’s the energy capital of the world. The favorable political climate, the cheap feedstock generated by the shale revolution, and the well-developed logistical infrastructure make the Gulf Coast the perfect location for multiple oil and gas developments,” explained Martin Siddle, the company’s newly appointed EVP of North America.
“Houston was also the logical location to acquire a reputable business to establish a premium full asset life cycle contracting solution in the North America region,” he added. “In early 2019 we completed the acquisition of a Gulf Coast EPC business which complements our existing CH-IV and Canadian business units. We now have a Houston-based team of engineering, supply chain, construction, and commissioning experts providing full-service EPCC capabilities for projects in the petrochemical, midstream markets.”
The century-old firms' lives to challenge the status quo, Siddle noted, leveraging a history of delivering complex projects in Australia and Papua New Guinea to become an industry standard-bearer. Not only did Clough construct and offshore oil and gas developments in remote areas of Australia, and extremely complex infrastructure in PNG. “During its history, Clough’s principles and culture have not changed. We strive for the best in everything we do and he said. “Our approach and culture are recognized by our clients and peers that see Clough as a trusted partner in developing challenging projects.”
Clough views the North American market as both strategic and long term. Over the next several years, revenues from the North American business are projected to be 50% of the overall company. Those projections are coming closer to reality with the recent award of a $620 million-plus EPC project in Pasadena, Texas. “We are extremely excited about the opportunities here in North America and are proud to call Houston our North America headquarters. The relationships, capabilities, and services developed across North America will be easily exported to global projects, ultimately supporting the overall growth of Clough as a global engineering and construction company,” Siddle said.
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