New Jersey-based Weeks Marine has acquired Canadian contracting giant McNally Construction. The marine construction and dredging company looks to strengthen its activities in the North American tunnelling industry and views the purchase of McNally as way to establish its presence in Canada.

“Bringing McNally into the Weeks family enhances our ability to compete with the increasingly multi-national players in our industry,” said Richard Weeks, president and CEO.

McNally will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Weeks Marine and will maintain offices in Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and Ohio.