Red Engineering eyes GCC, India for growth in 2012

MEP company targets offices in Oman in Q3 2011 and in India in Q1 2012

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Mick Cairns, managing director of Red Engineering Middle East, says India and the GCC are target markets for the MEP company (ITP Images)
Mick Cairns, managing director of Red Engineering Middle East, says India and the GCC are target markets for the MEP company (ITP Images)

Red Engineering, the UK owned MEP engineering design consultancy, will set up on office in Oman within the next four weeks and plans to open an Indian office by the first quarter of 2012, the managing director of the Dubai office told MEP Middle East.

Having delivered three major projects in India over the last year, Mick Cairns said that the subcontinent represented a major opportunity for growth for the company.

“We intend to grow, subject to our success in the four markets we’re targeting. We could open one, two or three branch offices over the next twelve months. We’re registering a new business in Oman at the moment; it should be done in the next four weeks,” he said.

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Currently the company sees about three or four opportunities per year for major projects in Oman. However, Cairns said that he sees the hospitality sector in the Sultanate as having great potential and that would be the sector Red Engineering would be targeting.

He added that the company had signed a collaboration agreement in Saudi Arabia that would allow the company to work as part of a consortium. Having delivered two major projects in Qatar, Cairns said that they were looking at further opportunities in the 2022 World Cup host.

“Qatar is probably where the UAE was three or four years ago. We see clients asking for international consultants and they want to deliver international quality projects. There’s a massive opportunity there,” he said.

He confirmed that Red Engineering had been appointed to work on four more projects in India and said that given the success the company was experiencing in the country, it was conducting a business analysis on the possibilities of opening a branch office there by the first quarter of next year.

“India is a boom market for us. We’ve been fortunate to find a couple of clients who want to buy quality. We’re talking LEED Platinum buildings. They’ve brought us in and taken us right to construction documentation. There are massive positives there,” Cairns said.

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