Mott MacDonald has opened a new office in the MBD Business Centre in Muscat, Oman. The move enables the company to be closer to key clients in the region, while improving operations efficiency by housing over 500 staff in one office with 75 additional workstations.
The consultancy has been operating in Oman for over 40 years, providing design engineering and consultancy services on major oil and gas projects. Mott MacDonald is renowned for its enhanced oil recovery capabilities and has worked on various high profile schemes, including the US$1.2 billion Qarn Alam Steam Plant and Marmul Polymer Flooding project.
A client reception was held to mark the opening of the office, hosted by Mott MacDonald Group chairman Keith Howells, Oman managing director Ahmed Al Mazrui and local partner and director Salim Al Shanfari. The reception was attended by some of the consultancy’s major clients and partners, including Petroleum Development Oman, Oman Gas Company and Daleel Petroleum.
Commenting on the move, Mott MacDonald’s managing director for oil and gas Albert Allan said: “Our move to the MBD Business Centre has come at a significant time as there is enormous investment potential in Oman. As one of the leading oil and gas consultants in the Middle East region, Mott MacDonald is committed to supporting our valued clients and further developing our Oman business."
“One of our main goals is to recruit and retain Omani talent and ensure their growth within the company. We have trained over 300 Omanis so far and aim to maximise in-country value along with the development and sustainment of skilled Omani staff.”