Amec Foster Wheeler, an engineering and project management company which operates globally in oil & gas, environment and infrastructure, clean energy and mining industries, is one of many companies making the most of the collaborative, Dutch way of working. Amec Foster Wheeler has an office in Arnhem, East Netherlands, as well as in Den Helder and Leiden within AJS, its joint venture with Jacobs Engineering and Stork.
“The Netherlands is an important market to Amec Foster Wheeler,” said Gert Stam, Managing Director of Amec Foster Wheeler’s E&I Benelux states. “We are very active offshore, providing asset support to Shell ONE gas operations in the Southern North Sea via our AJS joint venture. Ingrained in Amec Foster Wheeler’s way of working are developing long term mutually beneficial relationships with clients and project partners. This is essential to the development of our business in the Netherlands. Our approach to client relations is very similar to how the Dutch innovate and work together.”
Stam continued, “The Netherlands is a very good place to do business. It has an open economy and a business-friendly investment climate. Many international, energy-related companies are active in the Netherlands, and we are able to develop long-term client relationships in the strong existing chemical cluster, automotive industry and the electricity market. For Amec Foster Wheeler, the Netherlands’ strategic location in Northwest Europe enables us to service several markets from our Arnhem office including Benelux, Scandinavia and Germany.
Would Amec Foster Wheeler recommend other companies to do business in the Netherlands? “Whole-heartedly yes!” said Stam. “We have found skilled personnel, a real practical and out-of-the-box approach to engineering challenges and a deep-rooted belief that working together is the only way to create mutual benefits. Just the way Amec Foster Wheeler likes to work.”