Dubai’s Total Access Solutions sells 50% stake to Wescott

TAS has been in the UAE for nine years, and has close to 100 fully trained IRATA rope access technicians

TAS has close to 100 IRATA certified rope access technicians in the UAE. [Image: www.totalsolutionsme.com]
TAS has close to 100 IRATA certified rope access technicians in the UAE. [Image: www.totalsolutionsme.com]

Wescott Industrial Services has purchased a 50% share in Total Access Solutions (TAS), a Dubai-based rope access building maintenance and asset integrity management contractor.

TAS will now be renamed Wescott Technical Services LLC.

The purchase will enable Wescott to enter facility Management (FM), fabric maintenance, oil & gas, petrochemical and marine sectors in the MENA region, Business Up North reported.

Mick Flaherty, business development director, Wescott said: “This acquisition is a perfect match for ourselves as it enables us to trade immediately out of the Middle East without the delays and set-up costs most businesses experience – normally a painful six months process at least.”

TAS has been in the UAE for nine years, and has close to 100 fully trained IRATA rope access technicians.

“Simultaneously, we are finalising a joint venture with one of India’s largest NDT companies to add more services to our offering.

"More importantly, this will add a geographical footprint opportunity throughout the MENA and Far East regions that will increase our exposure as experts in our industry.

"Our contribution is a structured business development campaign, operational excellence in project management and quality accreditations which allows us to enter all industry markets.”

TAS provided its services to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi with 160 men during the construction clean which included the entire outside roof, and the façade including the six triforms of the roof structure.

TAS also carried out external construction clean of the IMG Theme Park.

From the UAE, Wescott will now be targeting asset integrity management sectors in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Oman, India, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Uganda, with a major focus on Dubai as the country gears up for Expo 2020.

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