Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) continued its expansion into the Middle East and Africa with the formation of Babcock & Wilcox Middle East Holdings, Ltd. and the opening of a headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for this business. Concurrent with this announcement, Wassim Moussaoui has been named Managing Director, B&W Middle East Holdings.
The new headquarters for B&W Middle East Holdings, Ltd. is located in the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) and will serve as B&W’s hub for sales, business development and operations in the Middle East and Africa region and will support the company’s growth in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Oman and Qatar. The office will serve customers for the company’s new strategic, market-facing segments – B&W Environmental, B&W Renewable and B&W Thermal.
“B&W Middle East Holdings, under the direction of Wassim Moussaoui, strengthens our presence in the expanding environmental, renewable and thermal markets in the Middle East and Africa. We see approximately $4 billion in addressable market potential in the countries and lines of businesses where we are focusing our efforts, and we’re pleased that Wassim will lead our growth efforts in this key geographic region,” said B&W Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Young. “Wassim brings more than 15 years of international business development experience to this role. His depth of knowledge and expertise make him an ideal fit for this position.”
Moussaoui joined B&W in 2017, most recently serving as Senior Director, Sales & Business Development, Europe, Middle East & Africa. Prior to joining B&W, he worked for Babcock Borsig Steinmüller GmbH for 11 years, most recently serving as the company’s Head of Sales & Proposals. Moussaoui holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Munich University of Applied Sciences.
B&W is actively expanding its sales and business development team throughout the world. Targeted expansion regions include the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific as they offer significant opportunities for the company’s advanced technologies, including waste-to-energy, biomass, advanced thermal and environmental solutions.