TWMA launches Regional Services Centre in UAE


International well returns specialist, TWMA, has expanded operations in the Middle East with the launch of a Regional Services Centre in Abu Dhabi.

The move brings TWMA’s ongoing investment in the United Arab Emirates to approximately 95 million AED {£20m} over the last five years.  This coincides with significant investment recently secured from Buckthorn Partners to support strategic global growth and an increased focus on the Middle East region.

The new facility, which includes operational, engineering and management offices, workshop, service centre and warehouse, covers more than 2,250 sqm and consolidates TWMA’s existing two bases in the country. Its size will allow the company to scale up regional operations in line with increasing demand for safe and environmentally-conscious solutions, which support mounting pressure to reduce operational expenditure.

22 members of TWMA’s onshore staff have moved to this new flagship facility, which will also act as a base for the company’s 250 personnel working offshore in the region. One of TWMA’s main focuses is to recruit locally, and support upskilling locally in the United Arab Emirates, which the new base will assist with.

Ronnie Garrick, chief executive officer, TWMA said: “Both the UAE and the wider Middle East are incredibly important markets for TWMA, and operations here represent a large part of our global business. During a challenging few years for the international oil and gas sector, we remained committed to developing integrated solutions with each individual client in mind, and our business has continued to grow as a result.

“This new facility signifies many years of commitment and development in-country, and we are very proud of our success in Abu Dhabi. We strive to build on this to become a supplier and employer of choice in the Middle East region, and a critical part of that is ensuring we are well-resourced to support clients both now and in the future.”

TWMA entered the UAE market in 2012 after winning several major contracts with ADNOC. The regional workforce, including both on and offshore staff, has grown from 22 in 2013 to more than 270 in 2017. 

TWMA develops effective well returns solutions for the management, treatment and processing of drill cuttings, slops and other materials generated from drilling operations, providing an integrated service approach to deliver operational and cost efficiencies, whilst reducing risks.

TWMA is exhibiting in Hall 8 on stand number 8520.


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Notes to Editors:

TWMA is globally recognised for providing specialist well returns solutions for the management, treatment and processing of drill cuttings, slops and other materials generated from drilling operations, both on and offshore.  The company works in partnership with its customers to reduce expenditure and minimise liabilities through the safe and effective delivery of solutions designed to meet each individual project’s needs.

TWMA offers operators an efficient and value driven solution by bundling service requirements into one contract to provide operators with a one company, one responsibility, one managed solution for their well returns streams.

Formed in 2000, the company employs over 500 people and has office, processing, manufacturing and service bases in Europe, the Americas, North Africa, West Africa and the Middle East.