TOLEDO, Ohio, July 18, 2013 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, today announced the formation of a joint venture with M.E.I. Project Engineers Sdn. Bhd., a multidiscipline EPCM firm. The partnership will bring clients a number of benefits including additional technical resources, a greater scope of technical services, expanded project management systems, as well as increased geographic coverage. The joint venture, known as SSOE & M.E.I. Project Solutions was registered as an entity in Malaysia on December 12, 2012.
M.E.I. is a 100+ person firm with three offices in Malaysia and one in Singapore. They have been the recipient of several Engineering Excellence Awards in Malaysia and The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including the 2012 ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award. Since 1988, they have provided engineering solutions to a wide spectrum of clients including process, piping, instrumentation, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering. M.E.I. has successfully executed projects in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
Commenting on the joint venture, General Manager of SSOE’s Asian Operations, Andrew Kwok, remarked, “It was important for SSOE to find an experienced and reliable partner to help bring our clients local experience in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. M.E.I. is a renowned engineering firm with a successful track record of serving Western clients and a similar culture of technical expertise, Great Client Service, and a commitment to delivering value on projects.”
SSOE has been performing work in Southeast Asia for more than 20 years covering the manufacturing, energy/power, and food and beverage markets. To support operations in this growing region, SSOE also recently opened an office in Singapore.
Bob Howell, Chief Operating Officer of SSOE Group will serve as the Chairman of the Board for SSOE & M.E.I. Project Solutions. Lim Kok Khong, Managing Director and Dr. Goh Teik Cheong, Executive Director of M.E.I and Andrew Kwok will serve as the Joint Venture’s Directors.