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Atkins appoints Abu Dhabi-based power unit chief

Phil Malem will head global unit with a focus on Middle East growth

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Atkins has appointed a new managing director for its power business as part of its plan to further expand its energy capability, with a particular focus in the Middle East.

Phil Malem has been appointed to the role and will be based in Abu Dhabi. He has previously played a leading role in the growth of Atkins’ nuclear business as strategy director and deputy MD.

In his new role, he takes charge of leading the growth and direction of Atkins’ worldwide power business, for which the key markets are the UK and Middle East.

The business currently provides high end infrastructure engineering support services for conventional generation, transmission & distribution, marine renewables, biomass, and energy from waste.

Atkins’ energy business employs over 1,500 people operating across the power, oil and gas, and nuclear sectors with a revenue of around $213mn (£170mn) in 2013.

He said: “The Middle East is a particularly important region for us with lots of opportunities for innovative work, and I am looking forward to taking on this role at such an exciting time for the business.

“Our experience in the power generation sector in the UK will bring added value to clients in the Middle East.”

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