McDermott opens office in Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaCompany News // November 2, 2016
McDermott International has opened a new office in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, with the ability to add 300 staff to its existing workforce in the Kingdom. The new office expands McDermott’s engineering capacity in the region and will enhance its offering in Saudi Arabia.
“The opening of our new office further solidifies our leadership in the area and our commitment to Saudi Arabia,” said Linh Austin, Vice President, Middle East and Caspian. “This new office expands our current capability in Kingdom and for the region and increases support to our customers, particularly in brownfield work.”
“This is just one of several initiatives demonstrating McDermott's continued commitment to the Saudi market and the In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) Program,” added Austin.
The office opening follows McDermott’s recent Dammam yard inauguration and recruitment drive in Al-Khobar, where the company interviewed and assessed more than 600 Saudi craftsmen to support IKTVA localization objectives.