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Trinity Consultants announces the acquisition of Vision Environment Australia (VE), an environmental consulting firm located in Gladstone, Queensland, Australia.

VE specializes in environmental monitoring related to water quality and marine ecology. Founded in 2008, VE serves clients involved in commercial dredging and industrial organizations that potentially impact marine environments across Australia and New Zealand.

VE is led by Leonie Andersen and Felicity Melville who founded the company to assess the potential environmental impacts of industrial operations on marine habitats. Since its founding, VE has assembled a team of highly qualified research staff, dedicated laboratory facilities, specialized field equipment, and commercial vessels which are used to collect real time water quality data. VE's expertise includes the design and implementation of water quality and receiving environment monitoring plans, which includes the use of telemetry, dredge monitoring and assessment, ecological health assessment of various marine species, assessment of marine pest incursions, ecological mapping, toxicity testing of effluents, and impact monitoring of acute environmental events. VE's collection, management, and analysis of high-volume environmental data is of particular importance to the success of client projects and protection of water quality.

Trinity Director Brian Burdorf who provides oversight for the firm's operations in Australia commented on the transaction, noting, “Trinity is very excited about the additional resources and capabilities the VE team brings and our continued growth in Australia. Leonie and Felicity have developed a team of technical experts that are leaders in the field of water quality monitoring and assessment serving the marine ecology needs of their clients. We look forward to helping them further grow the business throughout Australia, New Zealand, and beyond.”  

Dr. Andersen and Dr. Melville will continue to manage the business while partnering with Trinity to pursue expansion opportunities. Regarding the transaction, Dr. Andersen commented, “We are thrilled about joining Trinity. We believe Trinity's broad span of physical locations and technical expertise will result in opportunities for expanded services for our clients and technical knowledge-sharing. We look forward to teaming with Trinity's Australian operations.”