Totus wins Weidmuller Abu Dhabi deal
Abu Dhabi, November 27, 2013
Totus Energy, an electrical and instrumentation contractor, has been awarded a third party licence from Weidmuller to assemble and supply Hazardous Area junction boxes for the Abu Dhabi market.
A specialist in the provision of project services for the oil and gas and marine and industrial sectors, Totus Energy, is a subsidiary of Dron & Dickson, a major supplier of explosives to the mining and quarry industries.
The company signed a deal with Weidmuller for the provision of regional ex equipment manufacture and distribution.
The new function adds to Totus Energy’s capabilities in the local Ex market and will enable the company to reduce its clients’ downtime both on- and offshore by supplying the junction boxes into the market quickly.
Stuart Bell, managing director of Totus Energy, said the agreement with Weidmuller was a big achievement for the company as it placed them in good standing in the local market.
"This new function complements our existing electrical and instrumentation (E&I) division as well as our Ex inspection division, enabling us to offer more complete turnkey solutions to the region," he noted.
“With this agreement in place, we look forward to growing our relationship with Weidmuller as well as further serving our growing customer base in Abu Dhabi,” he added.
Weidmuller awarded the contract following a stringent review of Totus Energy’s ISO and safety processes, completed in an audit by global inspection company Dekra.
Christian Kleinjung, the managing director of Weidmuller Middle East, said: “The new partnership will open a new sales channel for Weidmueller, as Totus Energy will be mainly focusing on repair and maintenance both on and offshore. This will give both companies a much stronger presence at the side and therefore in the field. Weidmueller is looking forward to establishing this presence together with Totus Energy as a reliable partner.”
Earlier this year, Totus Energy moved into new premises to allow for increased staff numbers as well as new capabilities. Previously an E&I focussed company, the expansion has allowed Totus Energy to incorporate Ex electrical inspections and an Ex materials division to the company.
Dron& Dickson employs more than 300 people both off and onshore and has a network of bases in Aberdeen, Hull, Lowestoft, Stirling, Brazil, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The company provides a wide range of services, which include the design, specification, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment in hazardous areas both on and offshore.-TradeArabia News Service