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Middle East contract win marks international expansion for Collabro
Posted on : Friday, 24 January 2014

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Global integrated personnel logistics specialist, Collabro, has announced its first major contract win in the Middle East with Maersk Oil in Qatar. The agreement, worth in the region of £460,000, will see Vantage POB and support services delivered across all assets in the expansive Al Shaheen oilfield.

Kevin Walker, Vantage POB product manager at Collabro, said: “We are very pleased that Maersk Oil Qatar has selected Vantage POB to provide comprehensive personnel logistics management across all assets in the field. This is a significant milestone for our team, as it marks our first major contract in the Middle East and this development is already attracting great interest from other clients situated within the Persian Gulf.

Positively, we are seeing an increased number of global oil and gas operators underlining their commitment to efficient health, safety and personnel logistics management. The fact that Vantage POB has been tried and tested in the UKCS, for the past 10 years, gives the product a lot of global credibility. We are looking forward to accelerating our international expansion into a number of foreign markets over the next year, as this trend continues.”

Initially developed for the North Sea oil and gas industry to efficiently monitor and control the movements of personnel to and from offshore facilities, Vantage POB is now used by 65 oil and gas operators from as far afield as Alaska and Australia. Collabro has also established Vantage POB as the recognised platform for country-wide offshore safety passports, with coverage for all oil and gas workers in the UK, the Netherlands, and Nigeria.

Collabro Limited is part of a group of companies with operations in Aberdeen, Kuala Lumpur, and Perth, Australia. The firm was formed in the UK as a limited company in 2004, as a result of a management buyout from LOGIC, a not for profit organisation set up by the UK oil and gas industry to manage cross-industry supply chain collaboration and competitiveness. Collabro also provides an integration solution for project management system, Primavera, with middleware product, Legare. Since the firm’s inception, it has expanded its services and product portfolio globally.

Collabro Limited offers Vantage POB under an exclusive worldwide distributor agreement with the owner of the software – CGI IT UK Limited. Collabro manages the Vantage POB service for operators in the North Sea and also provides an integration solution for project management system, Primavera, with a custom-built system known as Legare.