ST LOUIS, Mo., USA — November 5, 2013 — Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR) announced a strategic partnership with Amran Establishment LLC. BWIR will leverage this partnership to offer Process Systems Engineering (PSE) solutions in the GCC countries.
Speaking of the development, Senthil Kumar, Vice-President and Senior Partner of BWIR says, “The PSE practice is one of the fastest growing practices in BWIR and I am confident about our growth in the GCC. I am delighted to have Prasad join us, whose rich experience and vast network we would leverage. Our partnership with Amran combines credibility, market understanding and depth of our engineering offerings.”
BWIR has brought on Prasad Kalathil as head of its PSE practice. Prasad, a 29-year veteran in the oil & gas and water business, has experience in senior roles with firms like BP, Cameron, KCC, Degremont and Shanfari.
According to BWIR’s Director of Engineering Services, Sridharan Balaiyan, “the goal of PSE practice aligns with our engineering services mission to reduce engineering costs, timely project execution, extending engineering capacity”
Amran Establishment LLC, in business since 1978, is one of the leading business houses in Oman, having core businesses in oil & gas, process industry, power. Amran is headquartered in the Sultanate with a sales office in Muscat, and has business associations with some of the world’s leaders in relevant sectors.
Mr. Said Amran Al Harthy, Chairman and CEO of Amran Group of companies, said of the budding partnership: “I am certain that the people-centric approach of Amran and BWIR will be a game changer in the engineering services industry of the Sultanate, especially at a time when Oman is making huge investments in expanding its energy and allied industries”.
About BWIR’s growth path in the Middle East, Prasad says, “I am thrilled about this opportunity to drive the PSE practice. Our synergies with Amran only strengthen a common vision to deliver value to clients and employees”.
The PSE practice offers engineering expertise and capabilities to the upstream oil & gas, power, water & waste water treatment, downstream refineries and petrochemical industries in areas such as Process Design, Pressure Vessel and Heat Exchanger Design & Detailing, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), CFD Analysis, Rotary Equipment Studies and Analysis, Piping Design and Detailing, Pipe Stress Analysis, Process Plant and Skid Layouts, Plant and Equipment 3D Modeling, Structural Analysis, Design and Detailed Drawings, Electrical, & Instrumentation Engineering, SCADA, DCS, PLC Systems Design and Engineering. BWIR can also augment a client’s design team through contract staffing.
About Barry-Wehmiller International Resources
Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR) is a global provider of business and technology solutions to the mid-market manufacturing domain. With headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., and global delivery operations strategically located to meet customer needs throughout the U.S., Europe, Southeast Asia and South America, BWIR offers world-class engineering services and enterprise consulting solutions that enable its clients to achieve a competitive edge in their marketplace
Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology solutions in packaging, corrugating and paper converting across a broad spectrum of industries. Barry-Wehmiller’s balanced approach to the market is made possible through nine interactive divisions: Accraply, Inc., a leading manufacturer of automatic labeling and label converting and finishing systems; Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc., a premier supplier of manufacturing automation, facility design, and other engineering consulting services; Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR), a global provider of business and technology solutions to the mid-market manufacturing domain; FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of automated can end and product handling equipment, advanced conveyance technology, palletizers, depalletizers, and process equipment; HayssenSandiacre, a form/fill/seal technologies and services leader for more than 100 years; MarquipWardUnited, Inc., a leading manufacturer of equipment for the corrugated and folded carton industries; Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), providing high-performance converting machinery for the global tissue, nonwovens, package printing, and envelope manufacturing industries; PneumaticScaleAngelus, a global provider for filling, capping, can seaming, labeling, centrifugation, orienter and wet case detectors; and Thiele Technologies, Inc., a leading producer of placing, feeding, bagging, cartoning, case packing, robotic, premade bag and pouch, and palletizing equipment.
In fiscal year 2012, Barry-Wehmiller leveraged a strategic combination of organic and acquisition growth to achieve revenues surpassing $1.5 billion. Barry-Wehmiller now employs nearly 6,000 team members in over 65 locations worldwide.
For additional information, please contact:
Prasad T K
Head- Process Systems Engineering
C/o AMRAN ESTABLISHMENT L.L.C., P.O. Box 919, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Tel: + 968 2468 8600, Fax: + 968 2469 7570, Mobile: + 968 93201512