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(OMAHA, Neb. - January 8, 2009) - HDR, a leading architectural/-engineering/consulting firm, has acquired Portland, Maine-based Devine Tarbell & Associates, Inc. (DTA), a firm that provides hydropower and related renewable energy consulting services to utility, industry and government clients. Financial terms were not disclosed. DTA will now conduct business as HDR|DTA.

DTA, an employee-owned firm, has nine offices in North America and employs 260 people.

"DTA is an acknowledged leader in conventional hydropower, pumped storage, in-stream hydrokinetic and ocean energy sources," said George Little, President, HDR Engineering, Inc. "They will lead our hydropower efforts, be a valuable asset for growing our presence in Canada and complement our renewable energy practice in the areas of wind, biomass, waste-to-energy, solar and energy management. We are pleased that the professionals at DTA felt HDR was the right fit for them."

"We will be able to leverage HDR’s broader, complementary resources, allowing us to support our clients’ entire generation portfolios," said John Devine, DTA President. "Together with HDR’s power delivery capabilities, our clients will benefit from the full spectrum of renewable energy solutions."

Under the new corporate structure, Devine, along with principals John Tarbell, Rick Miller, James Lynch and Ed Luttrell, will be senior vice presidents leading this national practice.

HDR is an employee-owned architectural, engineering and consulting firm with more than 7,700 professionals in more than 165 locations worldwide. All are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions.


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