April 21, 2016
Taiwanese engineering firm CTCI opens office in The Hague
The Hague, Thursday, 21st April – The Taiwanese CTCI Corporation, an international engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) corporation, has opened a subsidiary in The Hague. This week the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) and WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency (WFIA) visited the headquarter of CTCI to meet with the management to officially welcome them to the Netherlands. The NFIA and WFIA advised and assisted CTCI with their European expansion.
Image: f.l.t.r: Mr. Amir Chang, administration staff CTCI; Mr. Darren Tsai, Marketing & Sales Manager CTCI; Mr. Dennis Bierman, NFIA Taiwan; Mr. Jason Chen, Project Manager CTCI; Mrs. Marleen Zuijderhoudt, Executive Director WFIA; Mr. Chris Pan, project engineer CTCI.
CTCI corporation has over 30 years’ experience and is the largest EPC firm in Taiwan with more than 40 subsidiaries in 13 countries. CTCI distinguishes itself by its competence of undertaking large-scale projects at home and abroad. The company opted for The Hague because of its strong oil and gas cluster, providing a wealth of international industry knowledge and expertise. The city of The Hague is therefore ideal for CTCI.
“We are very pleased with the cooperation that has been realized with CB&I in The Hague. For us it is important to be close to international engineering companies. Additionally, I am very impressed about the quality of working and living in The Hague, “ according to CTCI.
One of the reasons for establishment is a large-scale joint project in the Netherlands together with CB&I, after winning a mega petrochemical contract in Oman. Apart from the locally appointed workforce from CB&I and additional employees from the commissioning company from Oman, an additional 35 employees from Taiwan have been assigned to work on this project. To welcome this group, the WFIA provided an interactive soft landing program with practical information about everyday life in the Netherlands.
“We are delighted with CTCI choice in favor of The Hague. The arrival of CTCI means a strengthening of the existing energy cluster in our region. Besides, it proves the international character of our city: a Dutch-based cooperation between an American and a Taiwanese company on a project in Oman, involving internationals from France, India, the UK, to name a few”, says Marleen Zuijderhoudt, Executive Director of the WFIA.
For further information:
Renée Hammersley, Marketing Communications Officer, WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency +31 (0)70 311 55 55/ +31 (0)6 24 75 66 56 – firstname.lastname@example.org
CTCI Corporation, founded in 1979 with headquarters in Taipei, has over 30 years of hands-on experience with approximately 7,500 employees stationed in more than 40 subsidiaries and affiliates located in 13 countries around the world. Currently, the paid-in capital reached NT$7.6 billion while its operating revenue reached a new record high of NT$57.7 billion in 2014.
WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency
Founded in 2000 by a number of cities, WFIA attracts international companies and organisations to the Netherlands and helps them to establish, relocate or expand their operations within the Greater Hague region. In addition, WFIA supports the Municipality of The Hague, The Hague Convention Bureau and Bureau Internationale Zaken in attracting international conferences, seminars and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Since 2015, WFIA has been part of ‘Invest in Holland’, the acquisition platform of the central government. The Invest in Holland network promotes the Netherlands abroad as an attractive place to invest and set up business in and helps foreign companies establish or expand their international activities within the country. For more information, please visit: www.investinholland.com.