The Global Gases Group celebrated a special occasion recently, with the official opening of its new manufacturing, testing and refurbishment facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Opened on 7th November 2008, the event served as the culmination of a very successful week for the group, as it attended and participated as exhibitors in the International Marine Contractors Association annual seminar in Kuala Lumpur.

The new manufacturing facility is now fully operational, where Global Gases manufactures cylinder Quads/Racks for offshore use. All newly manufactured Quads are manufactured to ISO standards and built to DNV specification.

The facility also offers full cylinder refurbishment, including cylinder testing by the superior ultrasonic examination method, and Quad and ISO tank refurbishment.

As with all Global Gases facilities worldwide, the company’s full portfolio of diving and welding gases are filled and delivered from the new Kuala Lumpur facility.

The group notes that it will aggressively continue to invest in the offshore oil and gas sector and will be establishing further Diving Gas and Welding gas transfills in the near future. The opening of the Malaysian site represents both a substantial investment to support its expanding operations, and a proactive measure to implement the group’s ‘aggressive’ intentions.

Deepak Mehta, Global Gases Group Managing Director and CEO, explained, “This is a very proud and special moment for me and all of my team and underlines our commitment to our customers and the industry; with the opening of this new facility we increase our capability and asset base to respond to the demands of the offshore industry.”

“We are raising the bar as well, as our new UT cylinder testing facility enables us to offer cylinders tested every five years instead of the usual ten years. We have attended the International Marine Contractors Association in Kuala Lumpur this week and have met and listened to our customers.”

The facility’s opening ceremony blended the traditions of the East into a relaxed and enjoyable occasion for both the invited guests and Global Gases employees, as they witnessed demonstrations of the equipment and processes of the new facility.

The Global Gases Group, with its headquarters in Dubai (UAE), is an expanding and dedicated organisation offering a comprehensive portfolio of offshore and onshore gas solutions.

Strategic locations worldwide enable the group to ensure total service to customers in the Middle East, South East Asia, Indian Sub-continent, West Africa, Maghreb region, Mediterranean, and the Caspian Sea.