EPC resource challenge still evident

Qatar Kentz country manager reveals resources are major challenge

Kentz recently won a contract at Ras Laffan
Kentz recently won a contract at Ras Laffan

Obtaining quality resources for some projects is still a major issue in the Middle East, according to the country manager of Qatar Kentz.

“We still see some bottlenecks in quality resources for completing projects, mega projects still have the best resources but we see some easing in this area as projects complete,” Martin Walsh revealed, speaking exclusively to ArabianOilandGas.com.

He added that the firm is now hopeful for the year ahead. “With our current backlog we are well positioned for 2010 and with new mega projects moving again we foresee good potential in all our Gulf operating units,” said Walsh.

Qatar Kentz recently won an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a receiving and loading facility in Ras Laffan Industrial City.

“The project incorporates pipeline work within Ras Laffan crossing several independent operator areas, the coordination and interface management within Ras Laffan will be one of the major focus areas for the project team,” said Walsh.

“Kentz has been working in Ras Laffan for many years and our team for this project is made up of Kentz long service people who have completed similar multi interface projects in Ras Laffan. We believe that the experience of the team we have assembled for the project will be able to deliver solutions for all the hurdles a project of this type throws up,” he added.


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