Merz & McLellan

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Merz & McLellan
Industry Electrical engineering consultants
Fate Acquired
Successor Parsons Brinckerhoff
Founded 1902
Defunct 2000
Headquarters Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Key people
Malcolm Kennedy (Chairman)[1]

Merz and McLellan was a leading British electrical engineering consultancy based in Newcastle.

History[edit]

The firm was founded by Charles Merz and William McLellan in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1902 when McLellan joined Merz's existing firm established in 1899.[2] The partnership was instrumental in designing the United Kingdom's first three-phase electrical supply network, on Tyneside,[2] and for the next century continued to advise other Commonwealth countries on setting up their own networks.

In 1995 the partnership merged with the Parsons Brinckerhoff consultancy, and in 2000 the new owners announced that the Merz & McLellan name would be discontinued.[3]

In 2010, Mott MacDonald consultancy announced [4] that it had bought Merz and McLellan South Africa.[5]

Selected contracts[edit]

Merz & McLellan firms still independent[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ An exciting time for electrical engineers The Independent, 22 January 1998
  2. ^ a b Charles Merz - Lessons from Boston Institute of Engineering & Technology
  3. ^ Speech by Dr Malcolm Kennedy The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2004
  4. ^ Mott MacDonald acquires African power consultant Merz and McLellan
  5. ^ Merz & McLellan South Africa
  6. ^ Churchman, Geoffrey B. (1995). Railway Electrification in Australia and New Zealand. Sydney & Wellington: IPL Books. pp. 45,46. ISBN 0-908876-79-3. 
  7. ^ Tyne and Wear Archives
  8. ^ Churchman, Geoffrey B. (1995). Railway Electrification in Australia and New Zealand. Sydney & Wellington: IPL Books. pp. 16,17. ISBN 0-908876-79-3. 
  9. ^ Lyttelton Railway Tunnel
  10. ^ Sinclair Knight Merz