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Pan gulf industrial systems spearheading growth


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Pan gulf industrial systems spearheading growth

  1. 1. Pan Gulf Industrial Systems spearheading growth PGIS has a core strategy of using IT and the internet to create maximum awareness of its valve proposition and proactively define its design, procurement and engineering expertise on global basis PAN GULF Industrial Systems (PGIS) is pursuing an aggressive expansion programme both regionally and internationally, according to Martin Snell, general manager of PGIS. With decades-long engineering experience in the Middle East, Europe, North America and Australasia, Snell is a seasoned veteran in professional systems integration for fire systems and security. As well as global expansion, PGIS is also considering investment in manufacturing and fabrication as part of its total technology solution according to Snell to meet the demands of its increasing global client base. PGIS was formed to provide the Middle East with a professional systems integration company and as a wholly owned subsidiary of Pan Gulf Holdings. The Pan Gulf Group has been leading the business world in the Middle East for 30 years and is listed in the top 50 Saudi Companies. PGIS continues to drive its business and its reputation by its commitment to enhancing its quality services which includes ISO 9001: 2002 certification, together with a specialist services in design, procurement, supply, installation and commissioning of the most complex fire protection, fire and gas detection, instrumentation and security systems available today. These integrated systems are state-of-the-art technological solutions specified for top international companies and include world leaders in the manufacture of fire, security and instrumentation equipments and systems involving technology partnerships of the highest level. Snell is in positive mood as he helps spearhead the targeted expansion of the operational presence of PGIS on a global basis which will take the company to the next level. “PGIS is looking to expand geographically by providing the superior range of engineering and supply services which have built our reputation in the Middle East. We are opening offices geographically through a network of sales, engineering and project management operations that now includes Thailand, Singapore, UK, China, Australia, India as well as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and later Qatar. These international offices cover sales, engineering, procurement, project management and project liaison teams. Our planned growth for our engineering services and solutions in these geographical markets represents significant investment and our growth targets for these new operational platforms are high and our expectations also high. “At PGIS we pride ourselves in offering a total service, utilising project teams to manage each project to ensure on-time delivery in accordance with the project specifications. Our interest is to build a long term, ongoing relationship with each of our clients. Each team is led by a dedicated project manager who coordinates engineers, site coordinators and documentation specialists,” adds Snell. PGIS has a core strategy of using IT and the internet to create maximum awareness of its value proposition and proactively define its design, procurement and engineering expertise on global basis. As
  2. 2. Snell explains, the company has been investing in state of the art operational and ERP software with robust internet platforms capabilities on a global basis. This significant investment is part of the key strategies being spearheaded by Khalid Al-Hamdan, managing director of the Pan Gulf Group where integrated reporting systems, increasing operation efficiencies and inherent cost savings for the benefit of clients are implicit. As well as notching a significant market share in the GCC, PGIS is developing strongly in Australasia, India and the Caspian key which are key drivers for accelerated growth. “We have developed a very specific niche in each market underpinned by our proven engineering and design expertise. Our end-user base includes Sabic, Saudi Aramco, Maaden, Qatar Petroleum in the Middle East, KBR in Australia and PTT Asahi Chemical in Thailand. These end users being supplied through many of the leading EPC contractors.” Snell remains positive that despite the volatility in oil prices the development of his specialist engineering and procurement services will grow particularly in the gas and petrochemicals sectors. Even with fluctuations in oil prices, Snell is confidently expanding his industrial services where gas is the feedstock for process and petrochemical industries such as Qatar, India and Australia. “PGIS can ensure that projects are fully installed and commissioned on time working closely to ensure the maximum co-ordination between ourselves and other site disciplines. Our commissioning engineers are well trained and are well versed with site safety procedures,” he adds. In the Middle East, PGIS is headquartered in Saudi Arabia with regional offices in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Snell is looking to establish a significant presence in Qatar. The company’s scope of works includes processing basic petroleum materials into products in plants that require: • Fire and gas detection; • Fire protection; • Public address; • Evacuation systems; • Custodial metering; and • Instrumentation systems and security systems. These systems are suitable for use in both hazardous and non hazardous areas. Oil and gas processing and refining require a specialised approach to design and installation. Pan Gulf also offers: • Fire and gas detection and shutdown; • Waterspray and foam; • Gaseous extinguishant;
  3. 3. • Men-on-Board and lifeboat station manning; • Satellite communications and entertainment; • Platform alarms; and • Evacuation and security systems for platforms, rigs and support vessels. “Using the equipment and systems manufactured by our partners we are able to offer custom designed systems to suit almost any application,” Snell says. Pan Gulf has a dedicated halon replacement programme that will enable a client to remove the existing halon systems in accordance with international requirements and install an effective and internationally approved replacement together with high sensitivity smoke detection systems. The company also has gaseous extinguishing systems, waterspray and sprinkler systems, foam proportioning and spray systems, deluge systems, detection and releasing systems, halon replacements, high sensitivity smoke detection and skid mounted solutions. ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS Pan Gulf Engineered Solutions offer engineering and fabrication of all types of skid mounted systems including custodial metering, chemical injection, water treatment and surge relief systems as well as all the associated instrumentation. Pan Gulf Engineered Solutions provide instrumentation and control systems for applications such as pipeline custody metering (gas and liquid), truck loading/unloading metering, metering provers, compact provers, surge relief skids, filtration skids, PLC hardware and software and automation, instrumentation and control systems. FIRE AND GAS Using the equipment and systems manufactured by its partners the company is able to offer the following custom designed systems to suit almost any application. The systems that can be supplied as stand alone or integrated into a full fire and security system that is cost effective in many market areas include: • Fire and gas detection systems; • Explosion proof audio / visual equipment; • Industrial audio / visual equipment; • PA / GA systems; • Intercom systems; • Automation and instrumentation; • Satellite communications; and • Entertainment systems.
  4. 4. “Our experience and know-how, together with stringent quality control procedures and dedicated project management teams ensure we always deliver on time and in full to each and every client,” Snell adds.