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Petrotechnics pushing for regional growth


Petrotechnics has opened a new office in Saudi Arabia that will help the company grow its regional presence and enable it to bring its IT solutions to a wider audience.

The opening of the new regional office in Al-Khobar will provide the foundation on which Petrotechnics plans to expand its presence in the Middle East. The new office will allow leading organisations in asset-intensive industries to better benefit from Petrotechnics’ work execution solutions to improve their frontline operational risk management and operational efficiency and optimisation. The company will operate directly in the Saudi market as a registered, wholly owned foreign investor.

Zaid AlShaddadi has been appointed to head up the new office. He takes on the role of territory manager and will be responsible for driving Petrotechnics operations, growth, and profitability throughout the Middle East region.

Executive vice president, Iain McKay, said: "The Middle East offers a highly promising market and well-developed supporting infrastructure. We have already undertaken a number of contracts in the region but there is tremendous scope for us to do more. The opening of the new office is part of our aggressive growth strategy to scale our presence worldwide and will enable us to provide focused, scalable and efficient in-region management, support and solutions to current and prospective customers."

Petrotechnics’ integrated safe system of work solution has already been deployed and is operational at multiple sites in the Gulf, across one of the world’s largest complexes of offshore platforms for a US major based in Qatar.

Sentinel PRO® provides an effective solution to the challenges in the unstructured and dynamic nature of managing operations, maintenance and associated activity in the hazardous process industries. It manages frontline work execution by providing an operational structure for rules, procedures and processes, linking permits to work with the risk assessment and isolation management processes. This creates a fully integrated control of work system that records frontline work execution data.

The system allows operators to work more efficiently, incorporating clear process flows for request and approval of work, a direct link to relevant operating procedures, readily-accessible archives of previous work (including lessons learned) and area, site and plant-level overview of all controlled work by approval stage, location, time, type and risk level.