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Wood has opened a new engineering office in Doha following a growth in demand for its industry-leading engineering expertise in the State of Qatar, where the company has worked to deliver major upstream and downstream projects for over 20 years.
Establishing a permanent base in Doha enables Wood to provide specialist engineering solutions to local clients and projects, supports the development of in-country engineering capability and builds on Wood’s long track record of delivering successful projects in Qatar.
Jim Shaughnessy, President of Oil, Gas & Power at Wood, comments: “Our new office underlines our long-term commitment to the State of Qatar, and further strengthens and enhances our regional footprint across the Middle East.
“We are committed to supporting future energy solutions, the development of in-country engineering expertise, and to helping our clients in Qatar navigate towards a more sustainable energy future.”
Wood has been active in the Middle East for 85 years and currently employs more than 2,500 people in the region with offices in six countries. In 2021, Wood secured $580 million worth of contracts in the Middle East.
Kourosh Kohan, who leads Wood’s Qatar operations, adds: “Qatar has a thriving energy sector and through our highly experienced team, rich history in the country, and clear focus on shaping sustainable engineering solutions that support effective energy transition and carbon footprint reduction, we are excited by the opportunity to support our clients to drive Qatar’s wider energy ambitions.
“Our multidisciplinary engineering experts possess the skills and latest tools to achieve optimal results for our clients, however large or complex the project. I look forward to welcoming clients, partners, visitors and Wood’s team members to our new office, and I am confident that this expansion will drive further recruitment of the brightest talent in Qatar.”