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Arup appoints head of Middle East LNG

Aug 31, 2017
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Arup has boosted its global LNG team to meet growing demand, with the appointment of a senior LNG specialist Richard Mortimer.

Mortimer has over 28 years of experience developing major projects around the world including the synfuels complex built in South Africa for PetroSA, the Santos GLNG project in Australia, and the Mozambique Gas Development Project for Anadarko.

As investment in LNG grows, projects are becoming larger and more complex. His background in developing and delivering owners engineering services will support Arup in meeting the varied needs of its clients, the company said.

“I look forward to helping to bring the best of what Arup can deliver for client’s projects worldwide in enhancing value and reducing risk,” said Mortimer.

Based in Hong Kong, Mortimer will focus on the development of LNG liquefaction, regasification and storage facilities around the world. Mortimer will join Arup’s multidisciplinary teams to deliver value and reduce risk across the life-cycle of an LNG project - including feasibility studies; investment advisory; pre and front end engineering designs; construction and operation.

“We are seeing significant interest in onshore LNG receiving terminals, Floating Storage Regasification Unit’s (FSRU’s) and associated onshore infrastructure. As populations develop and economies strengthen, soaring energy demands means that smooth supply is needed. Richard’s wealth of experience will form a key part of our LNG business to meet this continuous growth,” Peter Thompson, East Asia Energy leader at Arup said.