Bechtel launches innovative training program in Gulf

Bechtel launches innovative training program in Gulf
Updated 03 September 2015

Bechtel launches innovative training program in Gulf

Bechtel launches innovative training program in Gulf

ABU DHABI: Bechtel has announced an agreement with the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs to launch an innovative training program involving engineers in Abu Dhabi.
Over the next 10 years, up to 100 trainees from Abu Dhabi will be deployed at Bechtel projects for deployments of at least 12 months, with the aim of enhancing the practical and technical skills of Emirati engineers in building and construction areas.
This new program continues Bechtel’s longstanding commitment to capacity building, skills training and development of local workforces on its projects around the world.
Bechtel is currently involved with a number of major infrastructure projects including Riyadh Metro, Jubail Industrial City, and new economic cities and industrial areas in Saudi Arabia, Muscat airport in Oman, the Al-Taweelah Alumina and Borouge 3 petrochemicals complex in Abu Dhabi.
David Welch, president, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Bechtel said: “We are pleased to be working with Khalifa Mohammed Al-Mazroui, undersecretary of the Department of Municipal Affairs, to contribute toward professional development training for Emiratis. This innovative program will provide Emiratis with practical experience and training on projects, where they will work with our experts to enhance their knowledge of project delivery, business priorities, and leadership skills.”
Khalifa Mohammed Al-Mazroui, undersecretary of the Department of Municipal Affairs, said: “Working with a reputed and specialized company such as Bechtel, which has an all-round experience in infrastructure and large projects worldwide, adds considerable value to our training initiatives.”
The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has launched multiple education and skills development initiatives over the years to support its long-term economic sustainability. The Bechtel training program complements these efforts by offering Emirati engineers the opportunity to work on major infrastructure projects.
Bechtel has a longstanding presence in the Gulf region and has contributed to some of its most significant infrastructure projects over the years, including most recently the Khalifa Port and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the UAE and the Hamad International Airport in Qatar.