Sureclean have announced expansion into the North Africa and Middle East region with the launch of a new base in Egypt to serve the oil and gas industry.
More than $2million (US) has been invested in equipment for the region to ensure Sureclean, which has bases at Alness and Blackdog, near Aberdeen, continues to offer the same high levels of service to clients wherever in the world they operate. Within days of the Sureclean facilities opening in Egypt, projects with major drilling contractors were secured for offshore cleaning and water-jetting services.
Paul McAlister, Sureclean business development director, said: “North Africa and the Middle East has emerged as an important growth market for Sureclean. Our presence in Alexandria and Cairo will ensure we have resources in place to meet the needs of the market. Winning our first contracts so quickly is a clear indication of the high demand there is for our services.’’ He added: “Sureclean is about offering intelligent and environmentally-sensitive proven solutions. We are committed to investing in innovative technology and have established an unrivalled fleet of specialist equipment.’’
To spearhead expansion in the region, Richard McDonald has been appointed Business Development Manager, North Africa - a role that has also expanded to encompass the Middle East. Mr McDonald said: “Following an intensive market due diligence process, and on evaluation of the business and market challenges, Egypt was identified as the location for Sureclean to service the North Africa and Middle East territories.
Establishing the regional base means we now have a multi-skilled team and innovative, high-specification equipment close to a range of existing and new customers. Most importantly we are winning orders and have a significant portfolio of pipeline business under negotiation.’’ In addition, Sureclean has formed a strategic alliance agreement with TIPCO who have operations in both North Africa and the Middle East.
Photo shows Paul McAlister, left, and Richard McDonald
In the Press
P&J 8 Sept 2010
Sureclean employs more than 100 staff across its five sites in the UK and Norway including; two sites north of Aberdeen at Blackdog and Whitecairns, two sites at Alness on the Cromarty Firth and Sureclean AS, a wholly owned sister company trading since April 2009 in Stavanger, Norway. The Sureclean Group reported a turnover of £10.8million in 2009.