Sedgman opens second office in China
Sedgman’s Shanghai office is to be staffed by 40 engineers by the end of the year. They will focus on five disciplines: process, mechanical, structural, electrical and controls.
Sedgman’s general manager Asia, Cameron Dorr, (left) and Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls (right) at the opening of the Shanghai office.
Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls praised the company’s initiative while officiating at the Centre’s launch in Shanghai, which was hosted recently by the Queensland Government.
“Sedgman is a prime example of the strength and resourcefulness of Queensland businesses. [The company’s] expansion in China shows Queensland is not only exporting resources, but also skills and expertise,” Nicholls said.
Sedgman spruiked the prospects of its new Chinese venture, drawing comparisons with the Beijing office it opened in 2008, which paved its entry into the Mongolian coal market.
“This move quickly paid dividends for Sedgman with the award of the engineering, procurement and construction contract of the Ukhaa Khudag coal handling and preparation plant for the Mongolian Mining Corporation.”
Sedgman’s general manager Asia, Cameron Dorr said “The opening of our Centre in Shanghai, our second office in China, is an important step for Sedgman as we continue to expand.”