Saudi Arabia-based systems integrator First Gulf Company (FGC) has opened an office in Dhahran recently to service its customers in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province as well as neighbouring Bahrain, BroadcastPro ME can reveal. This is FGC’s third office in Saudi Arabia and is headed by Hani Sinno, Manager, FGC, Eastern Region and Bahrain. FGC has offices in Riyadh and Jeddah as well.
FGC recently secured a big project with Saudi Aramco Media Production Department (MPD) and the systems integrator’s newly launched Dhahran office is situated close to Aramco.
Speaking to BroadcastPro ME, Joe Chbat, Director of Business Development at FGC said: “We have a number of big projects in the Eastern Province, which is home to several big oil companies as well as universities. The Dhahran office has a team of project managers, who handle the various projects we have in the Eastern Province. Its close proximity to Bahrain also allows us to serve that market efficiently.”
The Dhahran office has more than 30 staff members. It stocks a wide range of rental equipment for production and also includes edit suites as part of its efforts to offer post-production services to clients in the eastern region.
“Our inventory includes Sony F55s, Sony XD Cam FS700s, Canon C300s, Canon 5Ds, tripods, sliders, GoPros, Osmo, drones, lighting and most other industry-standard equipment required for medium-sized productions such as corporate films, awareness campaigns, documentaries and news reports,” added Chbat.
Eng. Naim Saidi, CEO of FGC, added: “This is a great time to launch our Dhahran office. It gives us the opportunity to be close to our clients, Saudi Aramco, Bahrain TV and others in the eastern region, and offer them immediate support as and when they require it.”