Design centre opened by Jordanian Minister of Trade and UK PM’s Trade Envoy to Jordan
RELATED ARTICLES: Hyder goes on UK hiring spree to meet Middle East demand | World’s largest water reservoir project signed by Hyder and Kahramaa | Hyder wins Consultant of the Year at Big Project ME Awards The Jordanian Minister of Trade and the Baroness Morris of Bolton, the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Jordan, has officially opened Hyder Consulting’s new design centre in Amman on October 20th, 2013. A number of VIPs attended the ribbon cutting ceremony, including Sir Alan Thomas, chairman of Hyder Consulting and Wael Allan, regional managing director of Hyder Consulting Middle East. The Amman design centre currently houses highway and drainage expertise and Hyder plans to use it to accommodate its expanding base of expert knowledge as it wins work in new sectors and expands its regional business. In a statement, the engineering consultant said that the new design centre reaffirmed its commitment to the Middle Eastern region, and enhanced its reputation as a ‘long established, trusted organisation delivering high quality engineering to clients across the region.’ In a speech given at a press conference for the visit of the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy, Wael Allan said that Jordan has a number of resources to offer, through its educated and highly skilled multi-lingual workforce. He added that Hyder had a pivotal role to play in the local community, creating work and prosperity for Jordanian engineers and designers. Hyder has built its global reputation for excellence in railway, bridge, tunnelling, water, wastewater and property engineering for more than two centuries. In 2014, the company will celebrate its 110th year of operations in the Middle East.