SSOE Group Acquires Orbital Technical Solutions – Firms Brings Additional Expertise to the Power Industry

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 06, 2010 – SSOE Group, a global EPCM firm, has acquired Orbital Technical Solutions (OTS). OTS is widely known for its work in the power industry, with expertise in biomass, landfill gas, and waste energy projects. Tony Damon, CEO of SSOE, describes the acquisition as further evidence of the company’s growth in the power industry. “OTS will help us to expand our capabilities in the power market. We are confident that the synergy this acquisition brings to SSOE will reap great benefits for SSOE’s and OTS’s clients.

SSOE is ranked second among Industrial Design firms (Building Design + Construction, 2009). The additional experts will allow SSOE to provide more robust in-house expertise to current power industry clients such as American Municipal Power and its 129 municipal utility members, resulting in increased technical resources and services.

“The OTS team will bring depth of knowledge in the examination of the economics and life cycle costs of traditional and renewable energy options,” Damon noted. This analysis is applicable to power generation for utility clients, permitting for traditional and renewable fuel boilers, high voltage substation and transmission design systems, industrial and university sized boilers, as well as chilled water and utility infrastructure systems.

OTS will become part of SSOE’s industrial group. Ron Lutwen, a 26 year veteran of OTS, will lead the daily operations of the group. “This is an incredible opportunity for OTS and SSOE to join together to add additional expertise for our existing power industry clients, as well as attract new clients,” Lutwen said.

About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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