READING, England, March 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspen Technology, Inc. , a leading provider of software and services to the process industries, today announced the signing of new commercial agents in the Middle East - Arabesque Group, in Kuwait, and Independent Technical Services (ITS), in Abu Dhabi. The new agents further expand AspenTech's Middle East presence, following the recent opening of a regional direct sales office in Manama, Bahrain.

- Led by Ahmed Al-Atheri, Arabesque Group has 17 years of experience serving the process industries in Kuwait, including selling aspenONE process optimisation tools. - Led by Saad Bunni, ITS has 15 years of experience serving the oil, gas and utility industries in the United Arab Emirates, including owner- operators and engineering and construction companies. - AspenTech's expanded presence in the Middle East builds on a long history of working with the world's biggest energy and chemical producers. AspenTech customers in the region include Saudi Aramco, SABIC, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (GASCO), Qatar Gas, and Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC).

Supporting Quote:

Antonio Pietri, Executive Vice President, Field Operations, AspenTech

For more than a decade, AspenTech solutions have been used by Middle East customers representing some of the largest energy producers in the world. We are growing our Middle East presence as investment continues to be made by process manufacturers across our core industries in energy, chemicals and petrochemicals. We will continue to build up our supporting infrastructure to make it easier for more companies in the region to use the industry's leading solutions for process optimisation.

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- Arabesque Group (

- Press Release: New AspenTech Office in Bahrain ( id=1191)

- AspenTech Middle East Engineering Excellence Series ( 0engineering=1)

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Arabesque Group and ITS Contact Information Arabesque Group W.L.L. Independent Technical Services (ITS) Kuwait Abu Dhabi - U.A.E. Telephone: +965-22-41-4084 Telephone: +971-26-21-0650 AspenTech Middle East Office Bahrain Financial Harbour West Tower, Building 1459 Road 4626, Block 346 Area 6, P.O. Box 20705 Bahrain, Manama Phone: +973-17-50-3000

About AspenTech

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