Trans-Asia in $3m Asia Pacific Expansion

Pipeline pre-commissioning services company Trans-Asia has announced major expansion plans and senior appointments in the Asia-Pacific region. The UAE-based company is to invest a total $3m opening new equipment bases in Singapore and Batam, Indonesia.

Amol Bhosale has been appointed operations vice-president for Trans-Asia’s Asia-Pacific division and will be based in Singapore, while in Indonesia, Syed T. has been appointed general manager.

With more than 15 years’ experience working in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, Mr Bhosale has a wide-ranging knowledge of the pipeline and process sector, and will roll out Trans-Asia’s ambitious expansion plans for the region.

"I am delighted to welcome onboard Amol, who will form the backbone of our Asia Pacific team and whose joint experience and complementary skills will give us a competitive advantage."

The company has already secured an additional lease and now has more than 14,000ft² facility in Singapore, which includes workshops, storage yard and offices, and is expanding and adding manpower at Singapore, as well as in Indonesia. The company’s plan of establishing an equipment yard at Batam is likely to be completed by the end of Q4 2014. The company has been very active in the region by winning a number of work orders in Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Brunei, and is looking to other important markets, including Thailand, Malaysia and Australia.

Trans-Asia managing director Sachin Sanghai said: "The investments in new facilities in Singapore and in the latest equipment, combined with the appointment of very experienced and well-respected specialists, underlines the importance we place on the Asia Pacific market to our business.

"I am delighted to welcome onboard Amol, who will form the backbone of our Asia Pacific team and whose joint experience and complementary skills will give us a competitive advantage.

"The feedback from major industry players on the range of services we will provide has been very encouraging and we believe there is enormous potential to grow Trans-Asia into the leading provider of pipeline and process pre-commissioning services in the Asia Pacific region."

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