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WTS Energy Acquires Leading Technical Company: The Sniffers

WTS Energy is pleased to announce that they have acquired The Sniffers, a service provider to the Oil & Gas industry with Emission Monitoring, Energy Saving and Pipeline Network Integrity Services, located in Balen, Belgium.

The Sniffers, founded in 1991, offers Emission Reduction Services such as LDAR, Smart LDAR and tank emission measurement, Energy Saving Projects for steam- and flare-losses, and underground Pipeline & Cable Network Integrity Surveys. Through 750 projects every year, the 90 Sniffers specialists bring high end quality services to a variety of top companies around the world.

“We view The Sniffers as a truly great company and a pioneer and leader in their field. Environmental Services, Leak Detection, Energy Savings and Pipeline Integrity Surveys are hugely important for the global energy industry.  The market for these services in both the Developed world and in Emerging countries is growing fast.  At WTS Energy we are very happy to introduce the Sniffers’ services to our Clients and we are really excited about the added value this will bring to our Clients and to WTS. With our Global Offices and experience in Emerging markets, we will assist The Sniffers as much as we can with their global expansion plans.”

Frederik Rengers – CEO WTS Energy

“WTS Energy provides The Sniffers with that global footprint and access to technical resources to help us grow to the next level. Our management and the whole Sniffers team are happy to be joining forces with the WTS Energy teams over the world and we look forward to offering our services to new customers and help them by Sniffing for a Safer and Greener environment”

Bart Wauterickx – CEO The Sniffers

After 6 years with The Carlyle Group, The Sniffers is proud to have been acquired by WTS Energy. Our current business services will continue in the fields of Emission Reduction, Energy Savings from steam- and flare losses and Pipeline Integrity Surveys. WTS Energy’s services like global recruitment, payrolling, workforce management and technical assistance, will be added to the range of offered services.

WTS Energy, started in 2000, is the leading high-level Manpower Supply, Recruitment and Work Force Management company to the Global Oil, Gas and New Energy industry. WTS Energy is head quartered in the Netherlands and has 20 offices around the world, in US, Europe, Middle East and Africa. WTS Energy is operational in over 50 countries and has worked for 100’s of Clients around the World.

For more info on The Sniffers, please contact:
Bart Wauterickx (CEO) at

For more info on WTS Energy, please contact:
Nick Nooren (COO) at or
Frederik Rengers (CEO) at