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Ashtead Technology expands into the Middle East

Posted on 25.11.2010 - 07:00 UTC in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

Ashtead Technology expands into the Middle EastWorld leading marine rental company, Ashtead Technology, announces the appointment of an Agent for the Middle East. Ashtead Technology has appointed Emphor FZCO, a well established Dubai based technology solutions provider to represent the Offshore Division in the Middle East region.


 

Emphor will provide Ashtead Technologyys full equipment rental fleet, incorporating Positioning Equipment, ROV Sensors, Hydrographic and Geophysical Equipment and IRM and Diving Equipment to customers in the region. A calibration facility, technical workshop and support facilities (with 24 hour technical support) as well as a training centre will also be provided from the Emphor facilities.

Ashtead Technology see the appointment of Emphor as a significant step in their plans for geographical growth. Ashtead Technology Managing Director, Mark Derry said: "This agreement will allow us to offer enhanced support to existing and new customers in the region.With a local presence, fleet and calibration facilities, we can better serve our customers, providing fully calibrated, ready to use equipment, where and when they require it, saving cost and transit time.

"Emphor are the ideal partner for Ashtead Technology, with 30 years experience in the Marine Sector and highly qualified engineers to support our rental fleet."

Supporting the entire Middle East region, Emphor has operations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha and have ISO 9001 accreditation. The territory covered by the agreement includes, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq and Iran.

Sanjay Raghunath, Managing Director at Emphor, further added: "With this appointment, Ashtead Technology and Emphor together will establish a full-fledged marine rental solution centre for the Middle East region. This is an extension of Emphor's activities in the marine segment, increasing the range of offerings to the offshore oil & gas market. Through this we are able to provide a superior service and an attractive alternative to customers in this segment in the Middle East. We are indeed proud to be associated with an industry leader like Ashtead Technology."

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