Fluor sets up office in Dubai
Dubai, October 18, 2011
Dubai has become the latest addition to the global network of Fluor Corporation, a world leader in engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance (EPCM) and project management.
The company worked in partnership with Dubai FDI, the investment promotion arm of the Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Alliance Business Centres Network (ABCN) to establish its office in Dubai.
The engineering company is the first to set up in Dubai following the MoU that was signed between Dubai FDI and the Alliance Business Centres Network, which has 650 offices around the world.
“Fluor Corporation establishing its presence in Dubai confirms once again that Dubai continues to attract the best in terms of investment, knowledge and specialties. As a company with multi-disciplinary expertise and experience in key geographic areas, Fluor Corporation will find Dubai the best location to further develop the business and export capabilities,” said Fahad Al Gergawi, chief executive officer of Dubai FDI.
“Set to celebrate its 100th year in 2012, Fluor was first in the ‘Engineering, Construction’ category and 124 overall in the Fortune 500 list of large US corporations in 2011. The company has a network of offices in more than 30 countries on six continents; and employs more than 42,000 people with qualifications and experience in the fields of engineering, construction and construction” said Tony Montalvo from Fluor Corporation.
"We chose Dubai FDI and the Alliance Business Centres Network (ABCN) as our partners to set up a regional base in Dubai after duly considering their capabilities in providing excellent facilities and logistics services, in addition to the extensive government support represented by the Dubai FDI,” he added.
"Since opening our first branch in Dubai in 2007, we have succeeded in attracting foreign companies to invest in Dubai taking advantage of our network of 650 offices around the world, beside our innovative services that saw us being recognised as the best business centre in 2008. Our co-operation with Dubai FDI facilitates attracting international companies to Dubai and our recent MoU with Dubai FDI will help us further enhance this critical strength,” said Sherif Kamel, chief executive officer, Alliance Business Centers Network. – TradeArabia News Service