EMDAD was founded in 1979 under the patronage of the Al Bawardi Enterprises Group which has diversified business interests in the region. The company was formed to serve the Oil & Gas sector which was at its infant stage with the vision of supporting the industry in order to enable it to grow to greater strengths. From its humble beginnings in 1979 to date, EMDAD has outperformed itself in terms of financial performance, value creation, accomplishments and service provision. Following is a brief timeline of EMDAD and its activities: