Australian company ventures into Marcellus and Utica midstream market

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Monaro LLC, a new joint venture between the Australian engineering company Monadelphous Group Ltd and a Pittsburgh-based Mascaro Construction will target pipeline development opportunities within the U.S. Marcellus and Utica shale regions.

Monaro will be based in Pittsburgh, USA, and deliver multidisciplinary construction services in the Marcellus and Utica gas regions of North East USA, including the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The Marcellus and Utica regions contain an abundance of shale gas, and have seen significant investment in recent years in the construction of infrastructure to support gas extraction, processing and downstream production. Monaro will target continued work in this region for the gas, energy and chemical processing industries.

The Australian company’s partner, Mascaro, is a Pittsburgh-based general contractor with extensive experience in the region. Mascaro has a strong civil construction capability, established customer relationships and a track record in the delivery of construction services to the region’s gas, infrastructure and power sector, and represents an ideal, complementary partner to the Monadelphous mechanical and electrical capability.

Bob Santillo has been appointed as the local CEO to lead Monaro. Mr Santillo has more than 40 years’ experience in the delivery of multidisciplinary construction services in the region, including his previous role as CEO of a reputable local mechanical contractor.

Monadelphous Managing Director, Rob Velletri, said the establishment of Monaro is a key milestone in the company’s growth strategy to enter overseas markets.

“Monaro gives Monadelphous a strong entry into the US gas market. Our partner, Mascaro, has a similar organisational culture to Monadelphous, and the combined skills and capabilities of our two businesses will allow Monaro to deliver multi-disciplinary construction services. We are also pleased to have secured the services of Mr Bob Santillo, who comes with high credentials and is an experienced executive in the local market”.

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