ARCADIS N.V. : ARCADIS expands environmental activities in Canada

      ARCADIS N.V. : ARCADIS expands environmental activities in Canada

ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global engineering and
consultancy firm, today announced that it has acquired SENES Consultants
Limited and its affiliated company DCS Limited. SENES is a Canadian-based
firm specializing in environmental, radiological and risk assessment services
for the mining, energy, oil & gas and industrial sectors. DCS provides site
assessment and remediation services and together they have approximately 250
employees and annual gross revenues of CAN$31 million (€23 million). SENES has
six offices spread throughout Canada, an office in the United States and
majority interest in a subsidiary with four offices in India.

The addition of SENES to the ARCADIS presence in Canada greatly enhances
ARCADIS' services to its Canadian clients as well as multi-national clients
who have interests in Canada. In addition, SENES's specialized expertise in
environmental, radiological, social, and health impact assessments will
complement ARCADIS' services outside of Canada. In the developing Indian and
mid-east environmental market, SENES has a growing presence serving large
private sector clients.

"SENES's environmental expertise in the energy, oil & gas, nuclear and mining
sectors will further enhance the support we provide our clients in Canada and
beyond," said Steve Blake, CEO of ARCADIS U.S. and member of ARCADIS Executive
Board. "Together we strengthen our leadership position to bring innovative
solutions to our clients' toughest challenges while minimizing impacts to the

Don Gorber, current and founding president of SENES, added: "SENES and its
affiliated company DCS have a long standing tradition of offering high quality
services to the energy, environmental and remediation sectors around the
world. The combination of SENES with ARCADIS joins similar minded
organizations and will allow us to expand into technical and geographic areas
that we couldn't secure on our own."

For more information please contact Joost Slooten at +31 (0) 20 2011083, or
outside office hours at +31 (0) 6 27061880 or


ARCADIS is the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm,
providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in
infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. We enhance mobility,
sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and
natural environment. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and
operates projects for companies and governments. With 22,000 people and €2.5
billion in revenues, the company has an extensive global network supported by
strong local market positions. ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge
andexpertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around
the world. Please visit:


SENES is a Canadian environmental specialty services company, assisting
industrial, governmental and public clients to manage and minimize their
impact on the environment, by using world-class expertise and excellent
science and engineering. DCS is a Canadian company providing environmental
services in industrial hygiene, site supervision, facility assessment and
environmental engineering design and mediation.

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