“Rail and port infrastructure go hand-in-hand and are the lifeline for transporting goods around the world from major petrochemical, power, and mining facilities,” said Bechtel’s global rail business managing director Amjad Bangash. “The global demand for rail and port infrastructure will increase substantially during the course of the next 10-15 years. This centre provides customers around the world with a comprehensive solution for a successful project right from the start.”
“Much of the growth for new railways and ports is in the Gulf region,” said Bechtel’s regional president for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East David Welch. “We have worked in this region for more than 70 years, and our decision to base the center in the UAE represents part of our ongoing commitment to the region.”
The centre will draw upon Bechtel’s global experience in the design and construction of railways and ports, and will offer services from masterplanning studies through to engineering execution.
The new centre will open in the third quarter of 2013.