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03KUWAIT966 2003-03-18 07:24:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Kuwait
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PRE-LICENSE CHECK - MISR COMPANY FOR MECHANICAL

Tags:   BEXP ETRD ETTC KU 
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					  UNCLAS KUWAIT 000966 

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EB/ESP
USDOC FOR 3131, FCS/OIO REGIONAL DIRECTOR, OEA/532 S.T.
WADDY/MICHELE ZAGER
USDOC FOR PATRICIA GONZALEZ, BOBBETTE ORR
ROME FOR CUSTOMS ATTACHE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC KU
SUBJECT: PRE-LICENSE CHECK - MISR COMPANY FOR MECHANICAL
AND ELECTRICAL PROJECTS

REF: USDOC 00844



1. Reftel requested a pre-license check to determine the
reliability of Misr Co. for Mechanical and Electrical
Projects, Kuwait Branch as the recipient of sensitive
U.S.-origin technology. Misr was listed on application
number D305395 as the proposed consignee of quantity one (1)
Flir Systems, Inc. Model Thermacam P40 Thermal Imaging System
including parts and accessories to support it (320x240
uncooled microbolometer, 8-12 micron, ECCN 6A003B.4). The
application was submitted by Flir Systems Inc., 16505 SW 72nd
Ave., Portland, OR 97224.



2. PolEconOff/Acting FCS officer Constantinos Nicolaidis
conducted a pre-license check at subject firm's offices at
Sour St., Helalia Bldg., 1st Floor, Kuwait City, Kuwait on
March 5, 2003. General Manager and Engineer Sayed Mahmoud
explained that the firm had a contract for above-ground
electrical line maintenance with the Kuwaiti Ministry of
Electricity and Water (MEW), and would be using the Thermal
Imaging Camera for the purpose of conducting line checks on
mid-span joints and connectors on 300 KV, 132 KV and 33 KV
overhead lines. Addressing concerns raised in reftel over
the use of the camera in other Gulf states in which Misr has
contracts, Mr. Mahmoud assured the camera would be for use in
Kuwait only. Mr. Mahmoud gave a detailed account of his
professional experience as an electrical engineer, his prior
work for MEW, and previous work with Misr. Co. at its
Egyptian headquarters. He provided Acting FCS Officer with
copies of MEW's tender, in both English and Arabic, and other
documents relating to the purchase, including the purchase
order and bank letters of credit.



3. Recommendation: Post recommends Misr. Co. for Mechanical
and Electrical Pojects, Kuwait Branch, as a reliable
recipient of U.S.-origin commodities.
JONES