ESB International, the global engineering consultancy which is celebrating 40 years in business this year, announced today that it is continuing to build its presence in the Middle East with a new €2.4 million three year contract win, with the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC).
SEC is the largest utility in the region, providing electricity and energy services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Under the new contract ESB International will provide engineering services to SEC in Saudi Arabia and also other locations around the globe.
Commenting on the wins, Ollie Brogan, Managing Director at ESB International said: “Winning this contract shows the truly global nature of our business which has grown significantly over the last 40 years in international business. ESB International is making good inroads in the Middle East and allows us to increase our presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which forms part of our business strategy this year.”
He added: “We believe our experience as a utility is key to winning this type of business as we have a unique advantage over other engineering consultancies because we not only have practical experience of the energy sector we also see things from a utility perspective, which improves the servicewe can deliver to clients. We have a unique and innate understanding of the demands and challenges that energy utilities face.”
In recent months ESB International has been making steady progress in the Middle East. ESB International recently also won a short term contract with Wadi Al Jizzi Power Company (WJPCo). The contract with WJPCo, has enabled ESB International to raise its profile in Oman, and helped to show ESB International’s expertise in the operation and management of power plants and in working with clients to develop the capacity of staff in their power plants.
Also in Oman, in 2014 ESB International announced that after a competitive international tender process it had won a new €1.4 million contract to supply services to Oman’s Electricity Holding Company SAOC (EHC).
Under the contract, ESB International will support the development and implementation of a blueprint customer service framework to be rolled out across five locally licensed, distribution and supply companies in Oman. This will involve a detailed review of all existing customer functions, systems and related personnel profiles, and the development of a comprehensive ‘Blueprint Design’ manual for implementation in all five companies.