Hatch and LTK are in the final stages of negotiating an integration of the two firms. The merger will create a global service provider for the infrastructure, energy and metals sectors.

LTK’s expertise in rail will complement Hatch’s capabilities in transportation and logistics. LTK’s clients will gain access to an integrated multi-disciplinary service with large-scale global experience, Hatch reported. Hatch will double its footprint in the U.S. and provide clients with capabilities across transit vehicles and systems.

The companies will make a formal announcement after the final arrangements.

Hatch employs 9,000 in more than 150 countries. LTK has offices in 23 locations around the world and a staff of more than 450.