ICR has announced nearly $2 million of project awards since the start of the year in the Middle East and the appointment of a new Head of Sales to support the continued expansion in the region.
Earlier this year, ICR secured supplier approval with a major UAE based National Oil Company for its Technowrap™ Engineered Composite Repair technology. With local partner NAMA Development Enterprises, the team continues to focus on growth within the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Azerbaijan. Further recruitment of key technical and operation positions is planned in the near future.
The new Middle East Head of Sales, Ian Orme, has previously held the position of Business Development Manager for the company’s chemical injection solutions division since January 2015. Ian will be responsible for leading and managing all regional sales activities in the Middle East and Caspian and his promotion reinforces ICR’s ongoing commitment and investment to the region.
Commenting on his appointment, Ian said, “I am delighted to have been promoted to Head of Sales for the Middle East and Caspian. As a business, ICR has invested heavily in developing our Abu Dhabi office and facilities, gaining ADNOC in-country value certification and gaining approval for its composite technology and I’m delighted to be part of that story as it progresses.”
Alan Taylor, General Manager – Middle East at ICR, based in Abu Dhabi commented, “We are looking forward to having Ian join us in the Middle East, his promotion is well deserved, and his skills and experience will be invaluable in the region. With recent project awards worth nearly $2m, it’s an exciting time of growth for ICR here, and with Ian joining us, we’re looking forward to seeing that growth continue.”
“With recent acquisitions for the company, we will see our offering to the region grow. There is a real interest in how companies can use UAV technology and AI to optimise efficiency and save money across their operations at the moment, combined with our existing offering, we’ve got a lot to offer in the Middle East and Caspian regions.”
Last month, ICR Integrity announced the acquisition of leading drone-based inspection specialist Sky-Futures, strengthening ICR’s offering of the leading global provision of integrated maintenance and integrity solutions.
ICR specialises in integrity, corrosion, maintenance and repair solutions with market-leading products including Quickflange™ weldless connection technology and Technowrap™ engineered composite repair solutions. With an expanding global footprint, ICR currently has operational bases in the UK (Aberdeen and Kendal), Norway, Australia, USA, and the UAE as well as key partners extending ICR’s global reach.