Foster Wheeler/SOFCON form Saudi partnership

Foster Wheeler has agreed to form a jointly owned Saudi Arabian entity with A. Al-Saihati, A. Fattani and O. Al-Othman Consulting Engineering Co. (SOFCON).

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ZUG, Switzerland -- Foster Wheeler has agreed to form a jointly owned Saudi Arabian entity with A. Al-Saihati, A. Fattani and O. Al-Othman Consulting Engineering Co. (SOFCON).

The new entity, Foster Wheeler SOFCON Consulting Engineering Co., will be based in Al-Khobar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It will provide full-service engineering and project management services for offshore/onshore oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals, and associated infrastructure projects in Saudi Arabia.

“Foster Wheeler and SOFCON have a long and outstanding record of successful cooperation in project execution in Saudi Arabia,” says Umberto della Sala, president and COO, Foster Wheeler AG. "It is our goal to make Foster Wheeler SOFCON the leading full-service engineering and project management provider in Saudi Arabia, delivering professional and competitive services in front-end engineering, detailed engineering, procurement, construction, and project management."

SOFCON was founded in 2000 by engineers Abdullah A. Al-Saihati, Othman R. Al-Othman, and Alaa D. Fattani through the merger of their respective design engineering organizations into a larger, more diverse consolidated company delivering a wide range of local engineering and project management solutions.

SOFCON provides program management, engineering design, procurement, construction and environmental services to various clients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in the Gulf Co-operation Council countries, and is an established engineering and project management service provider to Saudi Aramco, Saudi Electric Co., and the SABIC Group of companies.

02/02/2010

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