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GEXCON AS establish department in Australia

GexCon AS, the world leader in the field of gas dispersion, fire and explosion safety consulting announces the establishment of GexCon Australia to better serve the needs of their clients in the region. “Our new Australia office will enable us to better respond to the needs of our customers and in close cooperation with the industry deliver high end risk assessment studies. The new office will allow us to be closer to our customers and support the strong growth of FLACS CFD services and FLACS software support” says Øystein Larsen CEO of GexCon AS
30.09.2010

Dr. Madhat Abdel-jawad has been appointed as President of GexCon Australia. Madhat Abdel-jawad is a recognized high-energy gas dynamics expert. His consulting experience is in leading blast modelling with a focus on consistent excellence and innovative solutions under tight budgets and schedules. He has deep experience in the development and application of new methods for modeling of explosions and reacting flows with application to multiple industries including for both offshore and onshore installations. His interest is in streamlining schedules and enhancing organizational performance. A former rocket scientist, chemical engineer and academic he also has a diverse research experience with over 30 refereed publications.

”I am delighted to be joining the leading company in blast modelling in the world. With the addition of our Australia office, GexCon will now be able to provide near round-the-clock support for our clients. There will be an influx of highly qualified engineers from here to Norway, and from Norway to here to ensure seamless integration and mutual development.” Said Dr. Abdel-jawad.

About GexCon
GexCon is owned by Christian Michelsen Research, CMR.  Headquartered in Bergen, Norway, GexCon is a leading, global consultancy in fire and explosion safety. GexCon’s FLACS CFD software is the industry standard for the modelling of dispersion and explosion and is the required tool by the major oil and gas companies for their explosion hazard assessments. FLACS has been extensively validated and has performed well in numerous blind CFD tests. FLACS is an industry tool for explosion risk assessment – and some application areas are LNG terminals and liquefaction plants, FPSOs and On and Off shore facilities with explosion risk.

Contact information:
GexCon Australia PTY Ltd, Madhat Abdel-jawad madhat@gexcon.com
GexCon AS, Øystein Larsen oysteinl@gexcon.com

Additional information about the Company can be found at www.gexcon.com

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