Motherwell Bridge is investing to spearhead its growth in the Middle East heat exchanger repair and new build market based in Abu Dhabi.
The move will see heat exchanger specialist Mahesh Pai appointed as divisional head, effective immediately.
Based in Abu Dhabi in the UAE, Mahesh joins the company from onshore and offshore fabrication specialists Adyard formerly part of oilfield services group, Topaz Energy and Marine.
Motherwell Bridge regards the Middle East as key to its ambitious business expansion strategy and the appointment will enable the company to respond to increasing enquiries for its full suite of heat exchanger services in the region.
Chief executive Russell Ward said: “Mahesh’s appointment is a direct result of increasing demand for our services in the region.
“To date, we have taken a pragmatic approach to business development in the Middle East, de-risking in this challenging environment by teaming up with people who know the market.
“With significant experience in managing projects in the sector and the region, Mahesh will be our man on the ground, well resourced to allow these initiatives to hit the ground running.
“While we have been growing our presence here for some time, the launch of a dedicated heat exchanger division demonstrates our continuing commitment to tapping into Middle East contracts.”
An engineering graduate from Karnataka University, India, Mahesh brings over 14 years of project management experience and technical expertise in the UAE from previous roles at both Topaz and heat exchanger design and manufacturing firm Dolphin Oilfield Equipment Services to the division.
Mahesh said: “Following Motherwell Bridge’s commitment to the Middle East heat exchanger division this represents an exciting platform for future growth opportunities for the company.
“I am looking forward to playing a valuable role in building our presence in the UAE, developing and managing new business opportunities and executing the company’s vision for expanding in the UAE marketplace.”