Foster Wheeler AG, through its Houston-headquartered operating unit Foster Wheeler USA Corporation, has completed its acquisition of the assets of the offshore engineering division of OPE Holdings Limited.

OPE Holdings has operations in Houston and Trinidad & Tobago and the deal is thought to be a strategic move by Foster Wheeler to increase its capabilities in upstream oil & gas.

Foster Wheeler did not disclose the terms of the transaction.

$quot;This acquisition is part of Foster Wheeler’s strategic objective to increase its capabilities in upstream oil and gas,$quot; affirmed W. Troy Roder, President and CEO of Foster Wheeler USA Corporation.

$quot;OPE’s expertise in this area is widely recognised. The transaction broadens the product offering of our Houston office - and boosts the capacity of that office by almost 10%. More importantly, the transaction strengthens the platform for Foster Wheeler USA in the upstream area, where we intend to grow.”