US-based technology and engineering company Emerson has officially opened its expanded facility in Al Majal Business Park in North Rumaila.
The company moved from its existing facility in Albradheya, Basrah to the new facility to increase its capabilities and address the needs of its continuously expanding installed base.
The Al Majal facility will serve as a focal point of Emerson's sales, project execution, lifecycle services, and educational services in Iraq. It is located in Iraq's Oilfield Protection Force (OPF) protected area, in the middle of all major oil fields in the country such as Majnoon, West Qurna and Rumaila, allowing Emerson to work closer to national and international oil companies operating in the region. The facility will house a team of 50 Iraqi national engineers, which could double over the next years as the business grows.
The Emerson facility consists of offices, meeting spaces, and a demonstration & training room equipped with Emerson's portfolio of technologies, including measurement instrumentation, final control devices, control systems, and safety systems. It has access to shared facilities within Al Majal Business Park including an education center that will deliver a wide range of Emerson training courses in automation, and a service center that will support Emerson's customers throughout the lifecycle of their operations.
Commenting on the inauguration of the facility, Dave Tredinnick, President of Emerson Automation Solutions, Middle East and Africa, said:
“Emerson is committed to building an extensive service infrastructure in Iraq to support national and international companies. We have a significant installed base in the country, and this continues to expand with new project awards.
"The new facility in Al Majal Business Park will allow us to act fast and proactively so that we can help our customers when and where they need us, and maintain a sustainable organization of Iraqi-staffed personnel."
Loay Almalaieka, Country Manager of Emerson Iraq, said:
"Our new location in Al Majal is an excellent choice for Emerson’s expanding operations in Iraq due to its proximity to oil & gas fields, airport, and seaport, and the park's community atmosphere complete with living, leisure, and healthcare facilities.
"It will provide a comfortable and homely environment to Emerson's personnel as they provide critical services and support to our customers' operations."