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BWIR Partners with Amran Establishment LLC to Offer Process Systems Engineering Solutions in the GCC
ST LOUIS, Mo., USA — November 5, 2013 — Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR) announced a strategic partnership with Amran Establishment LLC. BWIR will leverage this partnership to offer Process Systems Engineering (PSE) solutions in the GCC countries.
Speaking of the development, Senthil Kumar, Vice-President and Senior Partner of BWIR says, “The PSE practice is one of the fastest growing practices in BWIR and I am confident about our growth in the GCC. I am delighted to have Prasad join us, whose rich experience and vast network we would leverage. 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 & gas and water business, has experience in senior roles with firms like BP, Cameron, KCC, Degremont and Shanfari.
According to BWIR’s Director of Engineering Services, Sridharan Balaiyan, “the goal of PSE practice aligns with our engineering services mission to reduce engineering costs, timely project execution, extending engineering capacity”
Amran Establishment LLC, in business since 1978, is one of the leading business houses in Oman, having core businesses in oil & gas, process industry, power. Amran is headquartered in the Sultanate with a sales office in Muscat, and has business associations with some of the world’s leaders in relevant sectors.
Mr. Said Amran Al Harthy, Chairman and CEO of Amran Group of companies, said of the budding partnership: “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”.
About BWIR’s growth path in the Middle East, Prasad says, “I am thrilled about this opportunity to drive the PSE practice. Our synergies with Amran only strengthen a common vision to deliver value to clients and employees”.
The PSE practice offers engineering expertise and capabilities to the upstream oil & gas, power, water & waste water treatment, downstream refineries and petrochemical industries in areas such as Process Design, Pressure Vessel and Heat Exchanger Design & 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.