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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
April 30, 2021

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Malvinder Singh

Dubai, UAE 971-**-*******

Director/Manager In-Charge Project Management

Expertise delivering diverse telecommunications, alarm & surveillance, and control systems across the industrial, marine, and oil & gas industries.

Decisive, detail-oriented, and versatile manager with exemplary record of confidently spearheading complex multimillion-dollar projects across diverse environments. Analytical professional skilled in working under pressure and delivering results on demanding deadlines. Demonstrated ability to adapt to emergent industry trends to deliver multi-faceted technology solutions. Collaborative communicator continually focused on building relationships and promoting synergy across teams and business lines. Adept at conceptualizing and implementing business strategies to expand client base and develop profitable markets.

Areas of Expertise

Project Management

Process Improvements

Technological Proficiency

Business Development

Vendor Management

Risk Analysis & Management

Strategic Planning

Customer Relationships

P&L Ownership


Built new start-up division and rapidly attained 30% market share in extremely competitive marketplace.

Revitalized losing division, increased profit 25% within two years, and generated 10% YoY growth.

Executed contracts to provide large and complex telecom solutions valued up to DH 55 million.

Sourced, attracted, and retained challenging global clients, provided outstanding customer service to capture award of subsequent projects and ongoing maintenance contracts

Career Achievements - Turnkey Projects awarded and executed are at Attachment 1

Career Experience

Titan Telecoms Enterprises, LLC, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi, UAE 02/2020 – Present

Director Oil, Gas, and Industrial Business Consultancy

Deliver telecommunication package feasibility reports for start-up and established companies across the 0il & gas, industrial, and marine sectors. Review engineering plans, formulate recommendations for site operations, execute project management, and outline project closures.

Elcome International, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE 02/2013 – 01/2020

Dy General Manager, Oil & Gas

Spearheaded start-up of Oil & Gas (ONG) division to provide integrated telecommunications, fire alarm, and control systems for diverse operations. Initiated strategic planning, achieved initial contract awards, aided in continuous business development with competitive marketplace. Forged relationships with key clients and vendors. Presented solutions focused on value-added features, quick system implementation, and comprehensive support.

Achieved 30% market share, realizing key onshore and offshore projects from major industry leaders with no prior experience with Elcome.

Expanded product line, forged inaugural partnerships with systems suppliers to provide fast and efficient integrated turn-key solutions to meet client requirements at aggressive pricing.

Built and lead team of 20 dedicated professionals to facilitate bidding, product engineering, production, and site commissioning.

Initiated compliance with DNV Class ISO 9001/2008, ISO 14001/2004 & ISO 14001/2004 regulations, encompassing HSE, and Quality standards.

Executed contracts up to DH 14.65 million comprised of large and complex VHF and UHF two-way radios, LMR, DMR & Tetra systems, GMDSS Communication, navigational, metrological, VSAT, GPS master clock, CCTV & Access Control/Surveillance, IP based Telephony & communication devices, BWA radio links, WiMAX applications, RAN connectivity and mobile data applications, LAN, and SCS systems.

Attracted and retained globally renown, challenging, and difficult to attain clients including ABB, NPCC, Schneider, CPECC, Bechtel, Saipem, Fischer Rosemount, HLG on behalf of ADNOC Group, ONGC, and PDO Oman, as well as Dubai Petroleum.

Executed all contracts in adherence with strict budget and schedule timelines.

Serco-ME (IAL), Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE 11/1997 – 02/2013

Divisional Manager, Marine, Oil & Gas

Led strategic expansion of marine navigational and telecom department and new product development initiatives. Executed comprehensive evaluation of existing operations and restructured department to meet market requirements and out-perform competitors. Moved business from local marine market to encompass service contracts, turnkey telecom installation projects, and refurbishments for local and international marine clients along with new Oil and Gas customers.

Revitalized losing division, increased profit 25% within two years, with subsequent 10% YoY increases.

Realized previously untapped revenue from newly expanded Oil and Gas market, awarded contracts valued at up to DH 55 million across the upstream FPSO/FRSU, offshore and onshore rigs sector.

Awarded “Centre of Excellence” for exceptional service support to Kelvin Hughes clients.

Facilitated periodic training for engineers to enable principal partners to share technical insights on new products and systems.

Rendered products and services meeting client expectations, budget, and schedule and subsequently received ancillary orders from international companies including various shipping enterprises, PSA Singapore, numerous drilling clients, SNEF France, Transtel Engineering Singapore, JR McDermott.

Select projects include design, supply, install and commission of CCTV and Access Security System at the Port of Aden/Yemen; retrofit of Sea Area A1, A2 & A3 Radio Communication Systems on 72 ships; upgrade of communication system for multiple offshore rigs; supply and installation of Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) and ARPA Radar and AIS systems; control rooms navigational & communication platforms.

Additional Experience

Atlas Telecommunications, Manager, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE

Awarded contracts for Digital Microwave Radio Links and Telemetry Radio System projects from major global corporations including ADNOC Group, ADMA-OPCO, PDO Oman, and Etisalat.

Gulf Development Systems / BTA, Manager, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE

Granted extraordinary Hardware Repairs Centre (HRC) turnkey project by Etisalat.


Master of Technology in Electrical Engineering, Major in Telecommunications

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India

Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India


Member - Institute of Electrical and Telecommunications Engineers, India


ACHIEVEMENTS – Contracts/Orders Won and Executed in UAE/Gulf


Project/Work Description





During my tenure with ELCOME INTERNATIONAL LLC( from 2013 onwards )

ONGC Rig Sagar Samrat Conversion Project C-1381 to MOPU: Design, supply, install and commission Communication System – Internal Communication (UHF & VHF) for Rig and Cranes, GMDSS & Radio Communication System, Navigational and Metrological System as per IACS Class compliance

Schneider -SE (Cimax) for ONGC

DH 3.25 Million



ONGC Rig Sagar Samrat Conversion Project C-1381: Dedicated VSAT System – C and Ku Band – design, supply, Installation and Commissioning of system with onshore connectivity to ONGC Onshore Hub in VB Mumbai

Schneider- SE (Cimax) for ONGC

DH 2.02 Million



Dubai Petroleum RASHID “D” Offshore Platform Communication Interface: Design/Configuration and turnkey execution of Telecom Systems (Network Switches, FXO/FXS Gateways, Wired(fibre/copper) and Wireless Communication systems duly integrated and interfaced on Offshore Platform “RASHID D”

Dubai Petroleum Establishment (DPE)

DH 300 K approximately


Dubai Petroleum RASHID “AQA” Offshore Platform Communication Interface: Design/Configuration and turnkey execution of Telecom Systems (Network Switches, FXO/FXS Gateways, Wired(fibre/copper) and Wireless Communication systems duly integrated and interfaced on Offshore Platform “RASHID- AQA”

Dubai Petroleum Establishment (DPE)

DH 300 K approximately


ZADCO(ADNOC) GPS Master Clock System for Offshore Platform (ACPT) for their multiple systems:

Turnkey project to design, install and commission the GPS Master Clock System of Oscilloquartz SA system to support synchronisation of their various systems operation


(ADNOC Offshore)

DH 450 K



ADMA-OPCO/ADNOC SARB6(Satah Al Razboot) Development Project for NI (North Island) and SI (South Island):

a) Integrated IP based Communication system comprising of Marine and VHF Aero radios in dual/redundant configuration and Tetra radios. These were with the Recorder and remoted to the Dispatcher Consoles for monitoring and Control/Command capabilities in Aviation Room and OCC (Operator Control Centre). The radio systems at sites were linked by fibre in redundant configuration to the two Remote Control Sites. Scope included FATs and SATs

b)DC-UPS System of Emerson, design/configured in dual/redundant configuration with Battery system; Includes Firefighting items, complete Fire Alarm and its Control System supplied and installed in two shelters, one each for the North and South Island. These were built to the required specs of ADNOC. Scope included FATs and SATS viz. commissioning and system handover to TPI/ADMA-OPCO


On behalf of ADMA-OPCO

DH 10.8 million



ZADCO/ADNOC - SDH System for their Zirku Island (ZADCO Offshore) – design/configuration and commissioning of the system at Hill Top and PABX Room at Zirku Island for ZADCO’s operations. Scope included FATs and SATs


(ADNOC Offshore)

DH 700 K approximately


ONGC Mumbai Offshore Wellhead Platforms Life Extension Package Project #LEWP III:

Design/configuration, supply, commissioning of Telecom systems namely BWA Radio Links, VSAT, CCTV, required FXO/FXS gateways and Telephone systems for 10 nos of Well Head Platform.

Project was executed in two stages – in NPCC Abu Dhabi Yard for system setting up and clearing FATS followed by mobilisation, commissioning and presenting SATs to TPI/ONGC in ONGC Offshore Wellhead Platforms off Mumbai


On behalf of ONGC

DH 3 Million approximately



ADCO/ADNOC Project # P11570: BIFP (Bab Integrated Facilities Project) – Integrated Telecom System consisting of:

a)WIMAX – Wireless Broad Band Base Radio Stations with sectored antenna system, together with Wimax Subscriber Stations with Integrated/External Antenna systems, Network Management Server System; includes monitoring of and integration of existing NMS with new NMS. Scope includes RF Planning and Coverage Study, FATs and SATs

b)LAN and SCS System: system design/configuration, supply, programming of Modular Core, Multi-Layer, PoE Access switches for connectivity with other field systems like CCTV, Leak Detection, WiMax; system with NMS and LAN Clock Synchronization Unit

Structured Cabling System SCS complete with Fibre & Copper Patch Panels and associated hardware/patch cords and cabinets as per design requirements. Work included FATs and SATs

c)Telephone System – user equipment viz. Indoor IP Telephones, Indoor Analogue Telephones, Ex-proof Analogue Telephones with Alarm (audio ringers & flashing beacons), Intermediate Distribution frame and associated hardware. Commissioning of additional Telephone system to existing PABX followed by SATs

Salalah LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) Project Oman: Design, supply, integrate and commission two Marine Radio Systems with IP control from multiple locations and have coverage of the Plant with Control Authorities in Control Room & Monitoring Room


On behalf of ADCO (onshore ADNOC)

Petrofac/L & T -Automation Group on behalf of Salalah LPG Oman

DH 14.65 million approximately

DH One million approximately



During my tenure with SERCO-ME (IAL) – November 1997 until February 2013:

PSA Singapore Security Project -Port of Aden/Yemen:

Design, supply, install and commission CCTV and Access Security System for Port of Aden/Yemen

PSA Singapore

DH 3.85 Million



Retrofit for GMDSS Regulations Compliance:

Retrofit on various ships Sea Area A1, A2 & A3 Radio Communication Systems complying with the GMDSS requirements as per IMO/SOLAS regulations. Undertook this task on 54 ships for A3 are equipment package, 12 ships for A2 and 6 ships for A1 equipment

Various Shipping companies – UAE & Gulf based

DH 14.0 Million








Refurbishment/upgrade of Communication System for Offshore Rigs- carried out in Yards in UAE (Lamprell/MIS Sharjah/DP World):

This involved following systems complying with MODU regulations:

Integrated PA + GA with Alarm sensors and devices + PABX System

Radio Communication System for Main and Secondary Radio Rooms

Navigational Systems & Meteorological Weather Monitoring System

Non-Directional Beacon and associated Heli Deck Radio Communication systems

Helicopter deck Landing Lights and flood Lights


Noble Drilling,



Gulf Drilling,

Hercules Drilling,

Aban Drilling

Maersk Drilling

Japan Drilling,

Thule Drilling,

Rowan Drilling,


DH 1.5 to 2.0 Million

Approx. per Rig

(Total of 38 rigs to date)

Total consolidated value around DH 55.00 million


Qatar Petroleum – Offshore Platform DP4:

Supply, Install & Commission Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) in Dual configuration, Radio Communication System for Offshore Platform DP4 owned by Qatar Petroleum

SNEF France

(Main Contractor was NPCC)

End User: Qatar Petroleum

DH 350 K



Qatar Gas Offshore Platforms WH1, WH2, WH3 and WH4:

Interfacing & Commissioning of PA+GA System on Offshore Platforms in Multi Site configuration, with radio links to various platforms of Qatar Gas (WH1, WH2, WH3, WH4)

Transtel Engineering


(Main Contractor was Technip)

End User: Qatar Petroleum

DH 200 K



JRay McDermott Retrofit Work on Barges:

Supply, Install & Commission Non-Directional Beacon, Heli Deck Radio Communication System, ARPA Radar, ECDIS and Navigational Systems, to ensure Survey & Operational capabilities for their Barges DB22 and DB27 for pipe laying operations in Qatar

JR McDermott

DH 2.0 Million



ADMA-OPCO – 5 X Offshore Rigs: Upgrade of Helicopter Communication System (dual redundant):

Supply, Install & Commission Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) for five Offshore Rigs deployed off Abu Dhabi


DH 500 K



ADMA-OPCO Surveillance System at Das Island for CNIA Security Compliance:

Supply, Install & Commission ARPA Radar and AIS System at Das Island

Have two years maintenance contract for the above systems


DH 500 K



ADPC Abu Dhabi Surveillance & Communication System for two Ports Al Silla and Mugharag:

Control Rooms were designed and equipped with Navigational & Communication Systems for Ports of Mugharag and Al Silla – Turnkey project – scope includes design, supply and commissioning activities. Antennas/Sensors were suitably positioned and installed, and antenna heights were calculated for the required range coverage and clear LOS


(Abu Dhabi Ports Company)

DH 2.3 Million


SAIPEM: Upgrade of Communication, Navigation and Security System for Barge Castro-2:

Design, supply and Commission Navigation and Communication system and CCTV System for Barge Castro-2

The scope was later increased to include linking of Radio Communication Coverage to shore control room by setting up a base station and repeater station


DH 480 K



DP World – Jebel Ali Port and Port Rashid: Data System of LXE/Honeywell for Container Terminal:

Design, supply, Install and Commission Container Tracking System: 2.4 GHZ Spread System Data system of LXE/Honeywell on Turnkey basis. Work involved using the Wireless Access Points and their interface/use with LXE ruggedised Mobile & Handheld Terminals, transferring the data to the Port Container Monitoring & Control Centre

DP -World Jebel Ali Port and Port Rashid

DH 4.8 Million approximately


ADMA-OPCO De-mothballing Project for NAP Offshore Platform:

Design, supply, install and commission for the Offshore NAP Platform of ADMA-OPCO an integrated solution for the Demothballing Project.

Consists of integrated Radio System (Marine + Ground to Air + Crane + recording features) and Non-Directional Beacon. System equipped with Remote Controllers in the Central Console



DH 2.15 Million



During my tenure with ATLAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS (October 1993 until October 1997):

Etisalat 7.5 GHZ Long Haul Digital Microwave Links for their GSM Communication Network:

Supply Contract of 7.5 GHz Low-Capacity Digital Microwave Radio Links for GSM long range hauls for Etisalat network. Microwave links were of Harris Corporation USA


DH 6.36 Million



ADNOC(ADCO) HABSHAN OGD1 Project: Telemetry Radio Link System for the entire SCADA System of Serck Control:

Telemetry Radio System supply and commissioning for the SCADA System in Habshan OGD1 Project. For this, a radio path survey too war undertaken, and with survey readings the Master and Remote Radio antenna heights and the gains were worked out for reliable connectivity and satisfactory coverage. These were integrated with the Scada Control System and commissioned for operation.

Telemetry System Radios were of MDS USA

Bechtel UK

(end user was ADCO and ADNOC)

DH 1.75 Million



ADCO BAB MAQTA TAWEELAH PROJECT#1204: Telemetry Radio System for their SCADA System:

The complete Telemetry Radio systems for the Master and all Remote Stations/RTUs were supplied and commissioned to make their SCADA System operational. Scope of work included carrying out Radio Coverage study to ascertain antenna heights & gain for coverage and connectivity as per design criteria of ADNOC.


(end user was ADCO)

DH 1.45 Million



PDO Oman Yibaal Gas Project:

Telemetry Radio System for Yibaal Gas Project for PDO Oman. These radios were integrated with SCADA System of Fisher Rosemount USA. Scope of work to carry our Radio coverage study to ascertain antenna heights & theoir gain for the required ranges and reliable connectivity as per PDO Oman requirements. Our scope also included to design, supply, install, integrate and commission the system with their SCADA System. The Telemetry radio systems were of MDS-USA(now acquired by GE)

Fisher Rosemount

(end user was PDO Oman)

DH 400 K



ADMA-OPCO Umm Shaiff and Zakum A & B Offshore Oilfields Upgrade/Retrofit of Telemetry Radio Links for the entire Oilfield:

Upgrade of Radio Telemetry System for Umm Shaiff and Zakum A & B Oilfields for the existing SCADA System. Scope of work design, interface, supply, install and commission the system and handover. These remote radios were designed to satisfy the ATEX Standards and was the first project of its kind in the UAE Oil & Gas application. Telemetry radios were of MDS USA and the remote radios were specially engineered and supplied to meet the stringent IS/ATEX requirement


DH 1.8 Million



WED Abu Dhabi Security System for their Power Sub Stations:

CCTV/Security System for two Power Sub Stations of WED Abu Dhabi. Scope of work was to supply, install and commission the system

ABB Calor (End user WED)

DH 800 K




During my tenure with Gulf Development System/BTA (Elcome International Group) - (August 1989 until September 1993)

Etisalat - Hardware Repair Centre Project for their Abu Dhabi Main Complex:

Was awarded Turnkey project to supply Automated Test Station for programme generation, testing & repair of PCBs -digital analogue and Hybrid types used in various Etisalat Centres. Scope of Contract included setting up of repair centre for Etisalat Abu Dhabi, equipped with test benches, tools, fixtures, programming stations and storage racks. Also included the contract was to generate software programme and build interface/adapter jigs to test and repair 22 nos. of PCBs and hybrid modules

The Automated Test Station was Z-8080 of Teradyne USA


DH 5.8 Million



Forest Department of Abu Dhabi Municipality Electric Generators for Bida Zayed:

Supply Contract for Electrical generators with prime movers for usage of Abu Dhabi Municipality at various sites

Abu Dhabi Municipality

DH 1.3 Million



Forest Department of Abu Dhabi Municipality Forest Department for their remote sites in Bida Zayed:

Design and Supply contract for Grundfos Pumps inclusive of accessories for use in various water wells in Bida Zayed site as required by Forest department

Abu Dhabi Municipality

DH 1.6 Million



Products & System – Experience


Products and Systems



Public Address & General Alarm System; include support items like Alarm Beacons, Sounders and Signalling units, Navigational Lights/Devices



Eaton (MEDC, Cooper Hinds), Orga, Stahl, Pharos Marine, Glamox, Cortem, Siemens, Hubbell,



Marine Navigational (includes Radars, ARPAs, MFD, ECDIS) and Communication Systems (Radio/Wireless, NDB, VDR & S-VDR), Aeronautical and LMR/Land & Onshore Communication

Kelvin Hughes, MARIS Norway, Transas

JRC, Raytheon

Sailor / Thrane & Thrane, SAM Electronics,


Southern Avionics SAC, Nautel

Motorola, Vertex Standard, Jotron, Park Air, Tait,

TETRA (Cassidian, Motorola)


Lillie & Gillie



BWA (Broadband Wireless Access) Radios and Telemetry System (point to point and multi point)

Redline Communications Canada, Alvarian Communications, General Electric Multilin – GE MDS USA, Cambium Networks USA


Microwave Links/Radio for voice/data applications

Harris Farinon USA/Canada, Ericsson


Microwave Links/Radio for CCTV/Video applications

Southern Microwave USA

Racon Incorporation USA


Private Radio Communication Systems including Trunked and EDACS Systems

Ericsson/General Electric, Motorola, Vertex Standard


Onsite Radio Paging System

Ericsson Paging System Holland, Motorola


CCTV, Thermal Imaging, Night Vision Cameras & Imaging Systems, RFID, Intrusion Detection, Access Control & Security Systems, Centralised Monitoring and Control Systems (3C/4C)

Hernis, Pelco, Bosch, Vicon, FLIR, Texas Instrument, Computar, Honeywell (Vindicator), Zetron, ATS, Sensormatic, Mojix, Ackermann, Tait,


PABX and Telephone Systems including user Telephones Ex/Exd/ATEX rated

MITEL Canada, Panasonic, Gaitronics, NEC, Eaton (FHF and Cooper Hinds)


Fire Alarm Systems - Marine / Offshore applications, Fire Fighting and Suppression Systems

Tyco (Simplex Grinell), FCI-Honeywell/Gamewell, MiniMax(Windhorst) Germany


Network/Modular Switches and Structured Cabling Systems/Accessories, LAN/WAN

Cisco, Belden, Molex, Opterna, 3M





UPS, Power Conditioners


APC, Tripplite


Clock Systems

Oscilloquartz SA, VCL Communication


Dispatcher Systems, Control/Command & Monitoring Console Systems


SAAB, Honeywell


Alarm devices, Navigational and Operational Lights (Hazardous and Outdoor/Indoor types) for Industrial and Oil & Gas applications

Eaton (MEDC, Cooper Hinds), Orga, Stahl, Pharos Marine, Glamox, Cortem, Siemens, Hubbell,




VCL Communications, Nokia

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