Leading Infrastructure Group Pensar Joins Rapidly Expanding RSK Australia
This move furthers RSK Australia's ambitions to grow its presence eightfold by 2025 and expand to Northern Queensland, Australian
Capital Territory (ACT), South Australia and Western Australia.
- The acquisition of Pensar Infrastructure Group adds to RSK Australia’s portfolio of six businesses
Pensar’s core expertise lies in process and non-process water infrastructure, specialist infrastructure, infrastructure rehabilitation
and electrical infrastructure
- Pensar is the largest acquisition by the RSK Group outside the United Kingdom
Pensar worked with the City of Gold Coast on the recently upgraded Merrimac Recycled Water Treatment Plant.
(Photo credit – Natalia Gilewska, Pensar)
Sydney, 1 February 2023
RSK Group Limited (RSK), a global leader in the delivery of sustainable solutions, announces today the
addition of innovative infrastructure solutions provider Pensar
(Pensar) to its family of over 175 environmental, engineering, and technical services businesses. This strategic move will see Pensar join
RSK Australia and bolster the Group’s expertise in water and critical infrastructure in the region. Pensar has proven experience in solving
complex challenges relating to process water infrastructure, non-process water infrastructure, specialist infrastructure, infrastructure
rehabilitation and electrical infrastructure.
With climate change, population growth and ageing infrastructure posing increasing risks to Australia’s communities and industries, it is
crucial to ensure adequate water supply and reliable infrastructure. According to the Australian
Infrastructure Audit (2019),
much of Australia’s water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure is reaching the end of their lifecycles and are no longer fit for
purpose, with a majority reaching a substandard
state of repair by 2030.
Headquartered in Brisbane, Pensar (now part of the RSK Group) will support critical infrastructure needs across government departments,
regional and metropolitan councils, and the private sector.
With a projected annual turnover of AU$200 million for the financial year 2023, Pensar is the largest acquisition by the RSK Group outside
the United Kingdom. Pensar is the sixth business to join RSK Australia in 18 months, in alignment with the latter’s rapid growth strategy
and plans to further strengthen their expertise and increase staff to 2,000 in the next 24 months.
Mark Haydock, Managing Director of RSK Australia,
said: “The addition of Pensar to the RSK Group is a major step forward in line with our geographic diversification strategy, which involves
bringing like-minded businesses into the group and developing a full suite of environmental, engineering and technical service offerings
across each state and territory in Australia. Since our inception in 2021, RSK Australia has acquired six strong businesses that contribute
over 10% of the RSK Group’s global revenue – a testament to the opportunities that abound in Australia’s buoyant market. With the combined
expertise of Pensar and RSK’s global businesses, including water expert
Binnies and the RSK Centre for Sustainability Excellence in Singapore, clients will benefit from the latest innovative solutions to meet
Australia’s future infrastructure needs.”
A leader in providing innovative infrastructure solutions across Australia, Pensar has worked on numerous projects over two decades for
clients such as Unitywater; Department of Defence, Transport and Main Roads – Queensland; Urban Utilities; Brisbane City Council; City of
Gold Coast; Hunter Water; TasWater; and WaterNSW, among others.
Among these is the AU$100 million Wamuran Irrigation Scheme – a recycled water scheme involving the construction of a 22-kilometre pipeline
network and pumping infrastructure to deliver some 2.6 gigalitres of Class A water per year, providing year-round water security to Wamuran
farmers through the reuse of water and diversion of discharge from local river systems. The upgrade for the Cunnamulla Wastewater Treatment
Plant saw infrastructure improvements to meet environmental discharge targets, including integrating a medical-grade incinerator, composting
facilities and solar panels - a landmark project which raised the bar for water and wastewater infrastructure in regional and rural
Other recent projects include the Coombabah Cogeneration Plant, an energy-efficient facility that operates on renewable energy, and upgrades
for the Boera and Homestead Dams within the Toorale National Park to enable flexible water flow management through the Toorale National
Park, supporting environments within and downstream of the park. The Homestead Dam bridge was successfully installed in just 21 days – from
foundation to completion – using the innovative, award-winning InQuik bridging system.
Karl Yunker, Managing Director of Pensar,
who continues to lead the business following the acquisition, said: “Together, RSK and Pensar have the opportunity to
become a world leader in the design and delivery of critical water infrastructure projects, meeting the water security needs of Australia’s
dynamic and growing population. We are excited to offer our clients a high level of customer service and deep technical expertise – across a
range of sectors – a combination that is unique within the industry.”
Pensar has a presence across Australia, with offices in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Newcastle, Somersby and Hobart. Its 200-strong
team of experts include civil, mechanical, electrical and design engineers, as well as estimators, and project and construction managers.
Pensar also has over 500 skilled suppliers who are loyal and trusted delivery partners.
About RSK Group Ltd
RSK (www.rskgroup.com) is a global leader in the delivery of sustainable solutions. Its family of more than 175 environmental, engineering
and technical services businesses and 11,000 employees work together in 40 countries to provide practical solutions to some of the greatest
challenges societies have ever faced.
The company operates in most sectors of the economy, including many of those most critical to future global sustainability, such as water,
energy, food and drink, infrastructure, urban development, mining and waste. With its integrated offering across research and development,
consultancy and on-the-ground application, RSK can deliver a complete solution that is unrivalled in the market.
The company is certified to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 international standards for quality, environmental management and health
and safety management.
About RSK Australia
RSK Australia is a legal entity of RSK Group Ltd, a global leader in the delivery of sustainable solutions. RSK Australia offers a complete
suite of environmental, engineering and technical services from the wider RSK Group’s over 175 businesses, serving a range of industries
across Australia and New Zealand.
RSK Australia comprises New South Wales-based integrated project management firm Projence; health & safety, asbestos, property
compliance, environmental and sustainability company EDP; civil engineering, project management and transport sector specialists Western
Project Services; SJA, a large-scale infrastructure advisory, expert witness, planning, project management and quantity surveying business
serving the construction industry; and RSK Labs, a NATA-accredited laboratory facility offering quality and cost-effective analysis,
monitoring and risk assessments for workplace hazards.
RSK Australia has offices in Sydney, Bathurst, Parkes, Dubbo, Newcastle, Brisbane, Melbourne and New Zealand.
Pensar (Pensar.com.au) offers insightful and original design thinking, implemented by a team with proven expertise to deliver flexible
fit-for-purpose critical infrastructure solutions. It has been operating for 23 years, working across a broad and diverse Australian market.
The company’s delivery capabilities extend across process water
non-process water infrastructure, specialist
infrastructure rehabilitation and electrical
Harnessing the industry’s best knowledge, it offers holistic and bespoke solutions for clients’ critical infrastructure needs across
government departments, regional and metropolitan councils, and the private sector. Pensar provides clients with engineering, design,
construction, and project management services.
Pensar is also certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 international standards for quality, environmental management and health and
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