A solemn opening ceremony of the branch office of INTRA Services Company LLC was held in the Kingdom of Bahrain on November 9, 2017. The new center will become a technological hub for the development of the company’s key repair services for the leading oil and gas operators in the Gulf countries.
“Implementation of export projects of the company has already started in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Germany,” said Alexander Shilov, President and co-owner of INTRA Services Company LLC. “We conducted a large-scale work to study the potential of the markets of the EU, the Middle East. The opening of a branch in the Kingdom of Bahrain is an important step in the development of the company, aimed at strengthening its presence in the countries of the Middle East.”
The branch in Manama (Kingdom of Bahrain) has become the sixth foreign center of the Russian engineering company. Earlier this year, the company opened offices in Stolberg (Germany) and Abadan (Iran).
The opening ceremony was attended by Vagif Garaev, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Bahrain, Sheikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, the Governor of the city, Sheikh Jasim Algatam, the Director General of Dynamic Structures, and other top officials and heads of the leading oil and gas companies in Bahrain.
Intra Services Company introduces successfully its online leak sealing technologies at infrastructure facilities of the oil and gas sector. For 6 years of development of this area the company has performed about 3 thousand works at more than 70 hazardous production facilities. Currently, it occupies 75% of the market of pressure leak proofing and 20% of the market of line tie-in and shutdown services, and is actively expanding its presence in the markets of the CIS, the EU and the Middle East.
With the support of the ASI’s New Business direction, the technology developed by the company received a positive opinion from Rostekhnadzor (the Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision of Russia), which made it possible to facilitate considerably the procedure and to reduce the time for carrying out such repair works for all market participants. In 2014-2016, a number of pilot projects were implemented to introduce online leak sealing technology at the infrastructure facilities of major Russian oil refineries, as well as investments were brought in the creation of a new production of special equipment and components in the Chelyabinsk region.