By John Lee.
A senior executive at British engineering consultanct Amec Foster Wheeler says the company is carefully watching the progress of Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers in the hope of returning to the country.
Garry Dryburgh, Middle East and Africa President, told Shana:
“We are watching with interest the implementation progress of the joint comprehensive plan of action and we believe that there will be many opportunities in the foreign markets in which we perform work which is oil and gas, clean energy, environmental infrastructure and mining.
“We will be looking for opportunities to make assessments of what we can do in order to bring our knowledge and skills and experience back to our international oil companies and the NIOC and its affiliates when actions allowed.”
“We previously also had very good relationships with some of the local Iranian engineering contractors in oil and gas and we would be very pleased to see if we can reestablish some of them after the sanctions.”
The company’s presence in Iran dates back to the 1930s, and it was a subcontractor for engineering services in a major project to develop Iran’s South Pars Phases 6, 7 and 8.
“Upstream would be first and subsequently we would be looking at the downstream opportunities at the same time by building up infrastructure and looking at the mining resources that can be explored in Iran,” Dryburgh added.