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Grand Prairie, TX, United States, 2006/12/21 - Control Instruments (CI) OmniBridge, parent company of Tripmaster Corporation, recently secured a contract to supply and install 100x FM 300 Communicator on-board computers in Agip-KCO’s vehicle fleet.
Control Instruments (CI) OmniBridge, parent company of Tripmaster Corporation, is an international market leader in fleet management solutions that designs and develops solutions for Siemens VDO worldwide, with tailor-made solutions for the oil and gas industry. Batys Techno Services LLP, authorised distributor of Siemens VDO Fleet Manager products in Kazakhstan, recently secured a contract to supply and install 100x FM 300 Communicator on-board computers in Agip-KCO’s vehicle fleet, a feat which took 12 days and was completed at the end of September 2006.
Agip KCO is fully owned by Eni SPA and operates on behalf of a consortium made of seven international oil companies, including Eni (Operator), ExxonMobil, Shell, Total, ConocoPhillips and INPEX. Agip KCO is involved in the appraisal, development and future production operations in the Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea, under the North Caspian Sea Production Sharing Agreement (PSA).
“The majority of our systems are now up and running, and providing Agip-KCO with invaluable information regarding tracking, monitoring and fleet management,” says Mike Wilson of Batys Techno Services.
“Most of the installed units are in the Atyrau area but others are as far apart as Astana, Almaty and Aktau,” comments Wilson. “in addition to the supply and installation of hardware and bureau service provided by CI OmniBridge, we have a contract with Agip KCO to provide ongoing support including maintenance, reporting and data base management. This is the kind of service we want to provide in the area generally.”
The installation of the FM300 Communicators was managed by Batys Techno Services LLP, a division of Cord International Ltd who, as a group, have now provided more than 1,000 Fleet Manager units to the region’s oil & gas industry. According to Wilson, Agip-KCO have already indicated an intention to expand its new FM system to other vehicles operated by them in the region.
“Most importantly,” continues Wilson, “we are in negotiation with several other potential users within Kazakhstan and once the Agip-KCO units are settled in we will have an excellent operational example in Kazakhstan to assist further expansion of our operations there.”
Charles Tasker, Managing Director of CI OmniBridge, congratulates Mike Wilson and the team at Batys Techno Services on this achievement and their continued success in selling and supporting the VDO Fleet Manager range of solutions into Eurasia.