Sureclean, the international industrial cleaning and waste management firm, has announced expansion into the North Africa and Middle East region with the launch of a new base in Egypt to serve the Egyptian oil & gas industry.

Within days of the Sureclean facilities opening in Egypt, projects with major drilling contractors were secured for offshore cleaning and water-jetting services. Moreover, more than $2million has been invested in equipment for the region to ensure that the firm continues offering the same high levels of service to clients wherever in the world they operate.

 “North Africa and the Middle East has emerged as an important growth market for Sureclean,” Paul McAlister, Sureclean business development director, said.

“Our presence in Alexandria and Cairo will ensure we have resources in place to meet the needs of the market. Winning our first contracts so quickly is a clear indication of the high demand there is for our services,’’ McAlister added.

He added: “Sureclean is about offering intelligent and environmentally-sensitive proven solutions. We are committed to investing in innovative technology and have established an unrivalled fleet of specialist equipment.”

To spearhead expansion in the region, Sureclean appointed Richard McDonald as Business Development Manager North Africa – a role that has also expanded to encompass the Middle East.

Mr McDonald said: “Following an intensive market due diligence process, on evaluation of the business and market challenges, Egypt was identified as the location for Sureclean to service the North Africa and Middle East territories,  Establishing the regional base means we now have a multi-skilled team and innovative, high-specification equipment close to a range of existing and new customers. Most importantly we are winning orders and have a significant portfolio of pipeline business under negotiation.’’

In addition, Sureclean has formed a strategic alliance agreement with TIPCO who has operations in both North Africa and the Middle East.

Sureclean specialises in High Pressure (HP) and Ultra High Pressure (UHP) water jetting and its associated applications, tank and vessel cleaning, vacuum transfer and pumping, coating application, asbestos management, and waste handling and treatment solutions. Sureclean’s jetting technology can be used for a range of diverse applications including NORM decontamination, de-scaling, surface preparation, cold cutting and high pressure pumping operations both on and offshore.