AMEC Company Opens New Office in Calgary

qedi – part of AMEC, the international engineering and project management company - has marked another milestone in its rapid global growth by entering Canada and establishing a regional office in Calgary.

The company has set up a presence in the centre of Calgary's hub of major oil and gas operators due to growing demand for its market leading commissioning and technology solutions, and to support parent company AMEC. qedi also aims to harness the region's unconventional oil sands sector as well as its mining markets.

qedi's expansion into Canada underpins the company's international track record for delivering industry-leading services, and bolsters its network of strategically positioned locations in oil and gas hubs around the globe including Aberdeen, Azerbaijan, Dubai, Kazakhstan, Houston and Australasia, where it plans to expand further.

Martyn Canham, who is to head up qedi's Calgary office as general director, said, "qedi has already experienced significant interest from operators and major contractors in Canada about the Go Completions® application of our GO Technology® hub of specialist project management software including the associated technical support.

"This is a result of qedi offering world-class technology and expertise on how to manage the completions, commissions and handover process of an asset to the operator in both a structured manner.

"In Canada, there is also growing interest from operators of oil sands projects. They are actively seeking a holistic approach to the management of data throughout the project lifecycle and this is exactly what the Go Technology® suite has specifically been designed to manage. Go Completions® provides the data hub which captures all the pertinent project data and information required to verify the integrity of the plant and equipment prior to start up.

"qedi has successfully applied this technology in other international oil and gas hot spots and, most recently, it was launched in Alberta for the oil sands and mining industries."

Mr. Canham said qedi anticipates doubling the size of its Canada business within a year. Over the next six months, the company aims to recruit at least 20 certification engineers for its Calgary office, which is located at AMEC Place on 6th Avenue, with this number expected to double within 12 months.

"Essentially, qedi has two target markets in Canada," said Canham. "qedi will work with AMEC to further enhance its service offerings to existing clients while we will also capitalize on emerging opportunities in the market including the oil sands and mining sectors."

Mr. Canham previously initiated and managed qedi's Kazakhstan operation, a 350-strong workforce which is now being led by general manager Mohammed Motazz Refaie.