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Bisal ... serious about expansion and growth

Bisal ... serious about expansion and growth

Byrne grows its footprint

The company continues to pursue new opportunities through additions to its fleets in Saudi Arabia

BYRNE Investments Saudi Arabia Limited (Bisal) has been synonymous with the provision of high quality equipment rental solutions and services in Saudi Arabia for many years. While it enjoys a market leading position in the industry, it continues to aggressively pursue new opportunities through innovative additions to its fleets, and expanding its footprint across the kingdom. Its latest fleet additions include a range of temporary oilfield specific accommodation camps and blast resistant buildings to support and service the oil and gas sector which it has been heavily involved in for many years.

In addition, Bisal has committed to developing its fleet of industrial air-conditioning and chiller packages for various segments of the country’s industrial sector. Meanwhile, other new additions for Bisal include a range of eco-friendly products such as solar powered signage and bunded fuel tanks.

“We will continue to expand and grow our fleets to provide world-class services and products to all our clients across the kingdom,” says Rajnish Kar, general manager, Bisal.

Bisal is part of Byrne Equipment Rental group which also spans the region with a strong presence in the UAE, Qatar and Oman. Its Saudi operations were set up in 2001 and today they operate through six offices and five operational depots spread across the kingdom in Jubail, Dammam, Riyadh, Yanbu and Jeddah with a team of 140 people. Plans to expand in the kingdom and set up operations in Jizan, Ras Al Khair and Qassim are very much on target going into 2014 says Kar.

Bisal’s main focus is the delivery of rental solutions to various industries, which can be broadly classified under oil and gas (upstream and downstream), manufacturing; services industry (which primarily support oil and gas activity); construction (civil and EPC); events and infrastructure.

“In 2013, Bisal successfully supported 18 major shut-downs and turnarounds, all of which were executed, fully adhering to rigorous safety orientation resulting in ‘zero accident hours’ during the hectic project schedules,” says Kar, and add: “this was more than double the number completed in the previous year.” In addition, it holds valid vendor registrations with almost 40 major companies including the government, local and foreign entities which are active in the kingdom.

The scope of work which they undertake is reflective of one of the largest rental fleets in the kingdom ranging from steam boilers to power generators, welding equipment to air packages, including oil free compressors, along with temporary ablutions facilities, portable work site offices and logistics equipment.

According to Kar, the Bisal business has recorded a 25 per cent growth over 2012 and shows no signs of slowing down; given the pace it has exhibited in 2013. This is a notable achievement, considering that it happened against a backdrop of significant change in the governmental infrastructure and regulations in place.

Bisal is heavily committed to developing local Saudi talent – it currently enjoys ‘green’ categorising for Saudisation and has once again been quite successful in employing and retaining local talent in various positions within the business over the course of the year.

“Bisal continues to be steered by experienced rental professionals who are the main drivers of the business in this vast and varied country of opportunity,” he adds.

The company has also been accredited with ISO 9001:2008 earlier this year, in the midst of its growth programme. “Bisal is very serious about expansion and growth in terms of people, location and equipment types – a strategy that will continue for the foreseeable future” adds Kar.

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