DUBAI, UAE, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Kentz Overseas Company W.L.L, has opened a new office in Dubai. The office is located in the Gold Tower of the Jumeirah Lakes Towers complex and will have capacity for 100 engineers.
The Middle East has been identified as a key area of strategic focus for Kentz through 2014 and beyond, with particular focus on growing its operations in Iraq. The opening of the new Dubai office is one of a number of initiatives being implemented in-line with the current Middle East strategy, and has allowed Kentz to strengthen the engineering and procurement capability in Dubai in order to service international oil companies operating in Iraq and the surrounding areas.
This multi-discipline engineering and procurement office will facilitate the company's core capabilities in Iraq and other emerging markets going forward, along with the Group's technical support and completions services.
John Walsh, General Manager at Kentz Overseas Company, commented: "I would like to extend my thanks to our clients in the Middle East for their continued support. I would also like to thank Christian Brown, CEO of Kentz, and members of the Management Executive Committee (MEC) for presiding over the official opening of the office.
"Kentz has been operating in the Middle East for over 35 years and is committed to sustaining an active presence in the region, where we have recently been successful in winning a number of contract awards. These include the ExxonMobil LES Project in West Qurna 1, Basra, Iraq and the Shell Majnoon Oil Field Project in partnership with Foster Wheeler, also in Iraq. We look forward to the continued safe and successful delivery of projects for our clients and the award of further contracts into the future."
Kentz is a global engineering specialist solutions provider, which serves a blue chip client base primarily in the oil and gas, petrochemical and mining and metals sectors. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: KENZ). In the year ending December 2012, the company generated revenues of US$1.56 billion and profit before tax of US$104.8 million.
Kentz has over 14,500 employees in 36 countries. Its three main business lines are; Engineering and Projects, Construction, and Technical Support Services (TSS). It has a proven track record of delivering mechanical, electrical, controls and instrumentation engineering, construction and management services in some of the most remote locations on earth.
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