Systech forms alliance in Saudi

Consultancy firm Systech International has teamed up with Saudi Arabia-based engineering consultant, Dr Abdul Rahman A. Al Rabiah, in a bid to win more work in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

In partnership with Al Rabiah, Systech International is planning to chase more work in the oil and gas, and heavy engineering markets.
In partnership with Al Rabiah, Systech International is planning to chase more work in the oil and gas, and heavy engineering markets.

Consultancy firm Systech International has teamed up with Saudi Arabia-based engineering consultant, Dr Abdul Rahman A. Al Rabiah, in a bid to win more work in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Al Rabiah, who is chairman of both the GCC and Saudi Engineering Arbitration committees, formed the partnership with Systech after severing ties with JR Knowles following its takeover by Hill International.

"Being a consultant, Al Rabiah has a lead into major infrastructure projects, and because he's chairman of the GCC and Saudi Engineering Arbitration committees, he's very well placed to win us work to advise international contractors on dispute resolution," said Stephen Rayment, managing director, Systech International.

"He had the confidence in where we're taking our business, so that's why he's working with us."

Rayment added that although the company is already operating in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, the partnership will facilitate its access to new clients in the market, particularly in the oil and gas, and heavy engineering markets.

"We see these as high value sectors," added Rayment.

"All the international contractors that we work for have divisions operating in these sectors, so for example if we're working for a Japanese company operating in construction, power, and oil and gas, then we can provide it with a full range of services."

Systech International hired directors from rival firms after undergoing a major corporate restructure earlier this year.

Among them were Gordan Moffatt, Hamish MacDonald, Tom Sawers and Graham Atherton, previously directors with JR Knowles, and Mark Bond, a former director with Cyril Sweett/DG Jones.

The company, which provides specialist contracts, commercial management, claims preparation and dispute resolution services, has been working in the Middle East for around three years.

It has provided services for contractors working on projects including the Burj Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Metro and Dubai International Airport.

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