Jensen Hughes and ERIN Engineering and Research, Inc., in Walnut Creek, CA, have completed a merger agreement. According to the two companies, the merger enhances the position of the combined organization as a global leader providing risk and specialty consulting services for the nuclear power and energy industry.

"The combination of the two companies extends our reach into the nuclear power and energy industries and represents a growing force in providing probabilistic risk assessment and risk management consulting services for clients all over the world," said Phil Rogers, Jensen Hughes CEO. "We are always interested in increasing value to our firm and clients by adding technical talent and complementary service offerings. ERIN has an unmatched reputation in providing probabilistic risk assessment services as well as respected staff with impressive technical capabilities."

With combined revenues exceeding $150 million and more than 700 employees, the Jensen Hughes/ERIN merger will expand the expertise and global resources available to provide risk-informed applications and engineering, external hazards analysis, probabilistic risk assessments, emergency response and fire protection program development including systems analysis, design and audits, life safety code consulting, and industry specific software development and regulatory support services.

The two companies have been preparing an integration plan designed to communicate the combined firm's increased capabilities to both current and prospective clients and staff. The integration process will begin immediately upon closing and leverage the strengths of both firms to include a well-planned, combined organization and operational structure.

Jensen Hughes President of North America Operations Dave Boswell explained "We are a company of engineers, consultants, and scientists who advance the science of safety every day. With unmatched technical expertise, our newly combined firm is perfectly positioned to offer the nuclear power industry the services and talent needed to meet their safety and protection challenges around the globe."

"This merger is mutually beneficial for both our firms and staff and significantly enhances our capability to provide the high quality solutions we are known for to our clients throughout the world," said Doug True, president of ERIN.