Our History

RHi's origins can be traced to the late 19th century. Originally part of Rider Hunt and Partners, a firm of quantity surveyors with its roots in London, RHi was established to provide quantity surveying and project controls services to the oil refining and petrochemical industries.

During the 1970's, the upstream oil and gas industry's focus on developing the North Sea resulted in a step-change in the scale and technical complexity of projects. These projects required the highest levels of project management and control.

During this time, RHi was commissioned by several international oil companies to provide quantity surveying, contracts engineering and project controls services. It was during this era that the company's core skills and capabilities were forged.

The continuing search for oil and gas in some of the world's most challenging of earth's environments, and the increasing scale of projects in this and other industries has resulted in the high added value of RHi's services being in demand internationally, influencing the growth of the organisation into the multicultural, international organisation it is today.

In 2008, RHi was acquired by Amec Foster Wheeler, with a remit to operate independently of its parent in servicing its clients around the globe.