Barry-Wehmiller, Oman's Amran enter partnership
St Louis, US, November 13, 2013
US-based Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR) has announced a strategic partnership with Oman's Amran Establishment to offer process systems engineering (PSE) solutions in the GCC countries.
Senthil Kumar, vice-president and senior partner of BWIR, said: “The PSE practice is one of the fastest growing practices in BWIR and I am confident about our growth in the GCC. Our partnership with Amran combines credibility, market understanding and depth of our engineering offerings.”
BWIR has brought on Prasad Kalathil as head of its PSE practice. Prasad, a 29-year veteran in the oil and gas and water business, has experience in senior roles with firms such as BP, Cameron, KCC, Degremont and Shanfari.
BWIR’s director of engineering services, Sridharan Balaiyan, said; “The goal of PSE practice aligns with our engineering services mission to reduce engineering costs, timely project execution, extending engineering capacity.”
Amran Establishment, in business since 1978, is one of the leading business houses in Oman, having core businesses in oil and gas, process industry and power.
Said Amran Al Harthy, chairman and CEO of Amran Group of companies, said: “I am certain that the people-centric approach of Amran and BWIR will be a game changer in the engineering services industry of the Sultanate, especially at a time when Oman is making huge investments in expanding its energy and allied industries.”
The PSE practice offers engineering expertise and capabilities to the upstream oil and gas, power, water and waste water treatment, downstream refineries and petrochemical industries in areas such as process design, pressure vessel and heat exchanger design and detailing, finite element analysis (FEA), CFD analysis, rotary equipment studies and analysis, piping design and detailing, pipe stress analysis, process plant and skid layouts, plant and equipment 3D modeling, structural analysis, design and detailed drawings, electrical, & instrumentation engineering, SCADA, DCS, PLC systems design and engineering. BWIR can also augment a client’s design team through contract staffing. - TradeArabia News Service