Azoto deal confirms WSG as major Canadian nitrogen services provider

WSG Energy Services (WSG) is now one of Canada’s largest nitrogen services providers to energy production and transmission clients throughout Western Canada, following the acquisition of Azoto Energy Services (Azoto).

WSG has a strong track record of providing nitrogen services in the world’s major energy hubs and the Azoto acquisition extends the company’s reach in a strategically important market. The transaction also provides WSG with a competitive advantage as one of the few Canadian service providers which can offer packaged services.

WSG Canada has been providing a wide range of pre-commissioning, commissioning, general mechanical, and electrical and instrumentation services to significant projects such as the LNG Canada development in Kitimat, BC, for almost four years.

The company will now also be adding a number of its innovative services used in other global locations to further enhance its customer solutions focus.

WSG’s facilities in Alberta and British Columba have been strengthened with three additional bases in North Eastern BC and the greater Edmonton area. The company is well-placed to expand its client base in Canada and to pursue opportunities in the US.

Andrew Burrell, Group CEO of WSG Energy Services, said: “This acquisition is a testament to our commitment to enhance our presence as leading service provider in North America.

“In addition to a strong Canadian team combined with our wide group knowledge base, we are investing significantly in both new equipment and an extensive refurbishment program for current equipment to further enhance the Azoto’s capabilities and offer additional customer value.

“Azoto has an excellent track record in service delivery and safety and combined with WSG’s international network and resources, we are cementing our position as the leading specialist service provider in Western Canada.”

John Gordon, WSG’s President Canada, added: “This deal puts one of Canada’s largest nitrogen fleets at the disposal of our customers and with our ability to provide packaged services and end to end service solutions, it offers a compelling one-stop-shop solution to the pipeline and process sector.

“The reaction we have experienced since concluding the deal has been very positive, with the industry welcoming a viable, experienced and innovative provider who can offer flexible solutions and quick response times.”

For employees, this acquisition opens a new chapter of career development and growth opportunities, with WSG committed to nurturing a dynamic, inclusive work environment, ensuring job security, and fostering professional advancement.

The Azoto transaction underlines WSG’s ambitious drive to expand operations in North America, following on from its acquisition in August 2023 of British Columbia’s Servco Industrial Contractors which is active in multiple industrial sectors.