Amec Foster Wheeler: Middle East market remains strong in a time of oil price

Amec Foster Wheeler, a multinational consultancy, engineering and project management company headquartered in London, announced Wednesday that it was expanding its UAE operations in response to recent contract awards and growing opportunities in the Middle East.

The company said the Middle East market remained strong in a time of oil price uncertainty and Amec Foster Wheeler has established Abu Dhabi as its Middle East hub of expertise in the region. The company now has over 700 employees in the UAE, supporting 2000 people across the Middle East region.

Amec Foster Wheeler says it is currently executing several of contracts from Abu Dhabi, the largest of which is a Project Management Consultancy (PMC) contract for the UZ750 project in the Upper Zakum field.

In addition to providing PMC services, Amec Foster Wheeler is growing its detailed design capability in Abu Dhabi to service local customers. The company also offers an integrated service offering through its consultancy companies based in Abu Dhabi.

As well as providing Oil & Gas services, Amec Foster Wheeler said it was also looking to expand its non-hydrocarbon business across the Middle East by leveraging global capability in the Clean Energy, Environmental & Infrastructure and Mining markets.

Following completion of the Abu Dhabi office expansion in Khalifa Park, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, September 29.

Garry Dryburgh, recenty appointed Amec Foster Wheeler’s President for Middle East and Africa said: “The Middle East holds significant opportunities for Amec Foster Wheeler and this expansion is in line with our long-term growth plans.”

“This expansion enables a more integrated service offering to our customers in the UAE and across the Middle East and marks a significant chapter in our operations here. We look forward to our continued growth in the UAE.”

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