Professionals from Black & Veatch’s energy, water and construction & procurement divisions have relocated to the new operation in Dubai’s Internet City. It provides an operations base for planning and execution for both professional services and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects.
These moves form part of Black & Veatch’s growth plan for the region, to provide support for clients in the United Arab Emirates and other Middle Eastern countries.
Black & Veatch has been serving communities in the Middle East since the 1920s, undertaking power generation, oil and gas and water and sanitation projects. The new operation improves the company’s ability to provide local support in developing critical power, water and oil and gas infrastructure in the region. The company’s current energy projects include the 2 X 660 MW heavy fuel oil thermal power plant in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia; 430 MW and 15 MIGD RO Salalah Independent Water and Power Project in Oman; and 2×150 ton-per-day sulphur recovery plant project, Sohar Refinery, Oman. Current water projects include the US$120 million Wadi Dayqah Water Supply Scheme in Oman; and the Kuwait 8 B Sewerage scheme in Kuwait.
“Understanding that water and energy are inextricably linked is crucial for modern infrastructure planning. This is especially vital in arid areas such as the Middle East,” said Len Rodman, chairman, president and CEO for Black & Veatch.