Fluor finalizes acquisition of Dutch industrial services group Stork

Fluor Corp. announced today that the company closed its acquisition of Netherlands-based services provider Stork Holding B.V.

Fluor announced in early December 2015 that the company had agreed to purchase 100% of Stork’s shares from UK-based private equity firm Arle Capital Partners.

“I welcome our 15,000 new colleagues from Stork and we are excited to have them join the Fluor family,” said David Seaton, chairman and CEO of Fluor. “Fluor’s most important asset is its people, and we are fortunate to have found in Stork a company that shares the same values, pride and global heritage as we do.”

Stork is a global provider of maintenance, modification and asset integrity services associated with large existing industrial facilities in the oil and gas, chemicals, petrochemicals, and power markets. 

Founded in 1827, Stork has long-term relationships with a diverse range of customers. It has operations in Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.

Stork’s business model is primarily based on ongoing operating budgets that are less impacted by capital spending plans and volatile commodity prices. The addition of Stork’s capabilities to the Fluor portfolio will help meet customers’ needs throughout the full lifecycle of an operating plant, according to company officials.

Stork, along with Fluor’s current operations and maintenance organization, will be led by Stork CEO Arnold Steenbakker and reported financially under the global services business segment.

The investment was for approximately €695 million ($755 million), according to the initial announcement of the agreement in December 2015.

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