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Penspen expands in Middle East with new Iraq office

Ahmed Al-Dadah, Michael Simm and Na?el Barghouthi have begun working in their new roles. (Image source: Penspen)

UK-based engineering firm Penspen has announced that it will expand its Middle East division

The company announced that it wants to invest in a new office in Basra, in a bid to serve its Iraqi market and extend its geographical reach with its fourth location in the region, after Abu Dhabi, Doha and Khafji.

Penspen also revealed three new senior appointments to bolster its regional team, with two new figures joining from other firms and one being appointed internally.

Ahmed Al-Dadah joined Penspen from Amec Foster Wheeler as the new business development director for engineering and property management (E&PM), while Na?el Barghouthi was named as director of asset integrity for the Middle East and Asia after joining from Wood Group Kenny.

Michael Simm, meanwhile, was appointed to the role of regional director for the Middle East after several years at Penspen in various roles.

?This is an exciting time for Penspen as we continue our substantial growth in the Middle East,? commented Penspen chief executive Peter O?Sullivan. ?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.?