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RMD opens Iraq office to meet 'local' needs

Leading formwork contractor opens permanent Iraq office

Basra Stadium in Iraq, one of three RMD sport stadium projects
Basra Stadium in Iraq, one of three RMD sport stadium projects

Formwork and shoring specialist RMD Kwikform has confirmed it has opened a permanent office in Iraq to meet customer needs in the country.

The office in Erbil in the north of the country has two staff and began operations a month ago to "re-strengthen its presence in the country".

RMD Kwikform has been involved in construction projects throughout Iraq for 35 years and had an operational presence in the market for a number of years.

In 2010, the team provided a range of formwork and shoring solutions for the 65,000-seat Basra Sports City Stadium and currently the company is helping withdelivery of two further sports stadiums and a number of major hotel and infrastructure projects.

Alexis Potter, general manager – DBME, at RMD Kwikform Middle East, said: “The operational re-entry into Iraq stems from a response to requests from our existing clients in the country and in recognition that the formwork and shoring market in the country continues to develop.

"In today’s environment we cannot expect clients to be fully satisfied with support from specialists based in neighbouring countries and instead need to move our services into the countries where we can better support our clients to deliver projects.”

“By being on the ground and having a physical presence in the country, we will be able to support customers with a locally focused team that better understands our customers’ needs.

"Equally, the RMD Kwikform team will be able to call upon our wider network of offices throughout the Middle East for engineering, logistical and site support.”

“Our experience throughout the region and existing relationships with key contractors working in Iraq will further support the drive for high quality concrete structures and safe and effective temporary works engineering solutions in the country.

"For new customers, having the opportunity to be supported by a proven, international specialist, capable of achieving high quality results in the tightest of programme times, will certainly be a benefit when it comes to winning and delivering contracts.”

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