Press Release – Acuren, Inc. Acquires Skystone International


Acquisition brings specialized engineering and asset integrity capabilities to the pipeline and pressure equipment industries.

Edmonton, AB, July 4, 2018 – Acuren Inc., the global provider of nondestructive testing (NDT), inspection and related services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Calgary-based Skystone International.  With a focus on pipelines and pressure equipment, core segments of Acuren for over 40 years, the addition of Skystone deepens Acuren’s engineering and technology-enabled asset integrity capabilities, and adds new services such as cathodic protection and emergency management.  The entire management team at Skystone will join Acuren and continue leading the Skystone operation.

“I am excited to welcome the entire Skystone team to Acuren, states Talman Pizzey, COO of Acuren Canada.  Skystone is a well-respected service provider with talented professionals who have significant industry experience and technical competence.  The addition of Skystone aligns with Acuren’s mission of being a trusted partner that clearly reduces clients’ cost to operate, while providing exceptional service.  Acuren and Skystone clients will benefit from new, complementary, and scaled service offerings.  I am also excited about the additional growth and career opportunities for our collective employees.”

Hal Hamilton, President and CEO for Skystone states “On behalf of the Skystone team, we are proud and pleased to become part of the Acuren organization.  We believe our combined service offering will greatly improve the breadth of services we can offer our clients, and the size and type of projects we can pursue.  Other major considerations for us in making the decision was creating new opportunities for our staff, and ensuring the cultures are compatible.  We truly feel this will be the case.”

Acuren provides state-of-the-art nondestructive testing, inspection, engineering and rope access enabled industrial services delivered through over 80 locations and over 4,000 employees throughout North America and the United Kingdom.  Committed to delivering a higher level of reliability, Acuren provides an unrivaled spectrum of services to support the safe operation of industrial assets.  Services include conventional and advanced nondestructive testing and examination (NDT & NDE), inspection, engineering, rope access enabled services (industrial services and NDT) and condition based monitoring services to many of the world’s largest industrial clients in the harshest environments.

Acuren Group, Inc.
Fran Pimentel
Vice President, Western Region
780.405.3223 /

Skystone International
Hal Hamilton
President & CEO
403.630.4594 /