Mott MacDonald opens new design centre in Kochi

March 13th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Kochi, March 13 (IANS) London-based engineering and consultancy major Mott MacDonald Friday opened its new design centre in Kochi, Kerala.
Mott MacDonald director (oil and gas global operations) Sam Mathew said the company was committed to expanding its business in India and Kochi would become a hub for the firm’s oil, gas and petrochemical storage and distribution business.

“This will enable us to take work both in India and around the world. South India has experienced professionals and it is an excellent location for attracting high calibre engineers who can help us take our business plans for growth forward,” said Mathew.

He added that the new centre would support the firm’s oil, gas and petrochemical design centres in Kolkata and Mumbai.

At present, oil giants like Shell India Marketing Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corp are Mott MacDonald’s clients in India. The company is providing consultancy services for Shell India’s new multi-product oil terminal project at Bangalore and Hindustan Petroleum Corp’s terminals at Visakhapatnam.

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