On 29th April 2015 Oslo-based Metier Holdings AS joined RPS, strengthening our business in Norway. This follows the establishment of the Norwegian business of RPS in November 2013 with the acquisition of the OEC Group.
Metier provides project management and training capabilities across a range of industry sectors including IT, healthcare, various industrial sectors and oil & gas. The company also has a strong project management training capability, which includes an in-house developed on-line/e-learning product. The skills and services provided by Metier are similar to those of OEC and, together, the businesses will form the leading project management organisation in Norway. In addition, the Metier training suite of project management courses will be an excellent addition to the current RPS Training capabilities.
The management and staff of Metier will remain with the business and, together with RPS and OEC senior staff, will have responsibility for the development of the RPS services in Norway. The expertise and experience of Metier’s staff are complementary to those of OEC and they will together provide clients with access to over 300 professionals and a range of project management services applicable throughout the project life cycle. The international reach of RPS will also be an important component in the development of the business as the Norwegian business and its clients will have access to the international RPS office and support network.
The Metier teams will continue to work out of their existing offices in Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim and Alesund.
An ‘early win’ has been a successful joint Metier/RPS bid to a major European integrated oil and petrochemicals group, to support the implementation of a Group-wide Risk management process for capital projects. This is a substantial piece of work and will involve personnel from RPS and Metier working both in various locations across Europe. It is an excellent example of a project that neither company would have won on its own.