SMEC has operated in the Middle East and North African division since 1995. SMEC’s first project in the division was the development of a commercial management system in Azerbaijan for Azerenerji (a public electricity supply company). The project introduced a modern accounting and financial management information system to Azerenerji, as part of a corporatisation process.
The first office in the division was opened in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1999. An office was established in Abu Dhabi in the UAE in 2003 and this became the permanent head office for SMEC’s Middle East and North Africa division in 2008. SMEC now has three permanent offices in the division: Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.
SMEC has undertaken projects in Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. SMEC’s major activities in the Middle East and North African division are in the Transport, Water, Natural Resources and Environment and Buildings, Urban Development and Local Government sectors.
SMEC’s projects in the Middle East and North African division have included a waste management enhancement project for the city of Abu Dhabi, project management, contract administration, construction supervision and quality control for Kuwait University City and overall project management for the Qatar State Mosque.