Zaun strikes black gold in Oman pilots

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Oman PilotsA British high-security fencing systems manufacturer has won its first two Oman pilots projects, worth almost £1.5 million, with Oman’s premier oil company.

Zaun Limited supplies the perimeter security for two prestigious booster stations in Oman for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the foremost exploration and production company in the Sultanate. It accounts for more than 70% of its crude oil production and nearly all of its natural gas supply.

PDO operates in a concession area of about 100,000 sq km, one-third of Oman’s geographical area; has more than 125 producing fields; more than 5,000 producing wells; and a workforce of about 6,000 PDO staff and more than 35,000 contractors. It is 60% owned by the Government of Oman with Royal Dutch Shell (34%), Total (4%) and Partex (2%) the other shareholders.

Zaun is supplying the Oman pilots with almost 9km of HiSec 358 fencing and a large number of PAS 68 crash rated entry and exit gates, which will fill 24 40-foot containers, of which half have already left Zaun’s UK manufacturing base.

Zaun’s premier British-made fencing, embedded operations in the region, and superior customer service won them the pilot projects.

The fencing and gates will be integrated with razor wire, PIDs and CCTV to form inner and outer cordons around the Hubara oil booster station in the south of Oman and its sister Nahada booster station in the north, about 400km from Muscat towards the Saudi border.

The purpose of the booster stations is to pressurise the crude oil in pipes buried under the Omani desert as it is fed from the fields into the main oil line for export.

Work is proceeding apace at the Nahada site though they have had to overcome on-site challenges, such as the formation of wadis when rivers spring up in flash floods in the desert and violent sand storms that can shred the coatings on the fence panels.

Jeremy Knight, head of Middle East operations for Zaun, said: “Even though these are only pilot projects, they constitute a sizable contract for our Middle East operation. PDO is an extremely important and influential client for Zaun as they are well known in the region for setting the benchmark for the industry.”

Work on both sites is expected to complete later in 2014 when PDO has plans to roll out security on further sites across the country.

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About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai.  It manufactures to ISO 9001 standards. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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