Increasing efficiency is key to success in Middle East, says Amec Foster Wheeler


LONDON -- Increasing operational efficiency is vital in order to remain competitive, Amec Foster Wheeler said ahead of ADIPEC, which will take place in Abu Dhabi next week.

Chief Executive Samir Brikho will outline the importance of efficiency during ADIPEC when he takes part in a panel session entitled Operations: The New Era of Operations Efficiency.

Despite the current market challenges, Amec Foster Wheeler has continued to expand in the Middle East and has been awarded several key contracts in recent months, the most recent is a project management consultancy contract extension for the UZ750 project in the Upper Zakum field. Amec Foster Wheeler is also actively working on mega projects in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Qatar and Oman.

Operational efficiency

Amec Foster Wheeler has established Abu Dhabi as its Middle East hub of expertise in the region and the office, with currently over 700 people, is undergoing a process of expansion following the award of several new engineering contracts in the UAE.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s Group President for Asia, Middle East, Africa and Southern Europe, Roberto Penno, will also attend ADIPEC and said the company’s success in the region is due to a flexible and diversified approach and a commitment to long-term operational efficiency.

“Amec Foster Wheeler is asset light and has a flexible business model, which means that we can adapt easily to meet project demands. One of our other key differentiators is that we also work across non-hydrocarbon end markets and are able to pursue a variety of opportunities,” he said.

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