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Optilan strengthens its presence in the Middle East

Optilan, the leading communications and security services provider to the telecoms, energy, and infrastructure industries, has strengthened the business in the Middle East and South America

Optilan, backed by leading private equity firm Blue Water Energy, has used the last six months, which has included the Coronavirus pandemic and the decline in commodity prices, to proactively commence re-shaping and re-organising the company.

In a drive to convert international opportunities into revenue across all service lines, Optilan has successfully secured several contracts in various sectors, including a nuclear power plant in Brazil and an Oil & Gas project based in Iraq.

Bill Bayliss, CEO of Optilan, said, “Our projects in South America and the Middle East - not to mention our new office in India - are just the start and speak to our growing international ambition.

“Diversifying in this way, as well as across sectors including energy, power and renewables, telecoms, defence, rail and transport, and other critical national infrastructure, will help us build resilience to downturns in specific markets.”

Bill Bayliss, who was appointed CEO in January this year, has led the review and has implemented a series of changes to Optilan that solidify the company’s financial position and operations under a new strategic plan.

As part of the re-organisation of the company, Optilan has restructured its leadership team which is now centralised in the UK. The company has made several additions to its senior teams, including the appointment of a new commercial director, Jason Keith, and project delivery director Kate Davies.

A re-capitalisation of the company has also been completed successfully in recent months underlying the alignment of support for the new management team and their growth initiatives from shareholders and the banks.

As part of Optilan’s ongoing evolution, the Company has unveiled its new brand identity, logo, and website after a thorough rebranding initiative.