Penspen, a leading global provider of engineering and management services to the energy industry, has underlined its commitment to growth in the Middle East with three new appointments and investment in a new office in Iraq.
Ahmed Al-Dadah and Na’el Barghouthi have this month joined the company from other engineering providers, whilst Michael Simm, EVP of Engineering and Project Management, has been newly appointed to the role of Regional Director for Penspen’s Middle East business. A new Iraq office, located in Basra will expand Penspen’s geographical reach and become the fourth location in the region joining Abu Dhabi, Doha and Khafji.
Peter O’Sullivan, Chief Executive of Penspen said: “This is an exciting time for Penspen as we continue our substantial growth in the Middle East. I am confident Michael, Na’el and Ahmed will play a key role in strengthening our 300-strong team in the region. Their industry expertise and leadership skills will drive our strategic objectives to grow our engineering, project management, field development and asset integrity businesses. ”
Ahmed Al-Dadah has been appointed to the role of Business Development Director for E&PM. He joins the company from Amec Foster Wheeler, where he spent 12 years working in various project delivery and business development roles. His experience includes working in the successful execution of study, pre-FEED, FEED, EPC phases across both new build and modifications projects.
Na’el Barghouthi joins Penspen as Director of Asset Integrity, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions. Na’el’s career spans over 15 years working in the oil and gas industry with experience in management, offshore engineering and integrity. He has previously worked for Wood Group Kenny, GE Oil & Gas, Al Shaheen Holding Joint Venture, and Occidental Petroleum of Qatar.
Regional Director of the Middle East, Michael Simm, said: “I'm delighted to welcome Ahmed and Na’el to the team. Their skills and experience in delivering key services that our clients require in today’s lower-oil price economy will be of great value in further expanding our Middle East presence.”