Oil Review Middle East: Aggreko discusses expansion in the region

Aggreko Discusses Expansion in the Middle East

At a recent media briefing, Mr Phil Burns, Managing Director, Aggreko Middle East, talked about the company's involvement in the hydrocarbon market and expansion in the region.

The company has the largest generator rental fleet in the region and has over 10 depots across the Middle East.

Secured contracts

According to Mr Burns, Aggreko has being securing a lot of work in the oil and gas sector, where the company provides specialist equipment required for working both on and offshore.

Power for 185 well heads

Mr Burns highlighted Aggreko's range of projects in the oil and gas sector around the region. In Oman the company supplies power for some 185 oil well heads around the Sultanate, which is very challenging when two or three generators are needed in the desert where temperatures can reach 62 degrees.

In the UAE, Aggreko provides power to oil platforms and rigs which highlights the company's solution diversity.

Iraq, a massive opportunity

Iraq is seen as a massive opportunity, according to Mr Burns. Aggreko has been operating there since 2003 and oil and gas commercial operations are now picking up in the war torn country.

Working with Sabic

The petrochemical industry is also a big market for Aggreko and the company does a lot of work with Sabic helping out with plant shutdowns.

"We are very busy in Saudi Arabia both in Yanbu and Jubail," said Mr Burns. This is why Aggreko has opened a satellite operation near Yanbu.

Source: Oil Review Middle East, February 2012. Read full article on Oil Review Middle East's website.