In 2004, following more than forty years of experience in the Gulf, BAC Corrosion Control Limited of the UK, opened an office in Dubai, with a company local to that area called Middle East Engineers & Corrosion Control (MEECC).
MEECC had served as an agent to BAC in the Middle East for some time and as both companies had plans to expand, the relationship has naturally developed to the next level, which was to form a partnership.
The office, open now for 18 months, followed approximately 12 months of negotiations. The principle objective for each company is to benefit from the other in the most valuable way possible. BAC-MEECC can offer local engineering expertise with materials and equipment from BAC as an internationally recognised Cathodic Protection company.
BAC are set to use the base to continue to register with locally based companies of differing types, in order to generate additional business, and grow into a respected locally based company. As a result of using the new location and also by utilising more cost effective local labour and expertise, BAC are proving to be more successful in securing contracts.
A contract recently won in Qatar with the help of the new affiliation is for Qatar Petroleum to install cathodic protection on a new tank farm worth in the region of £150,000.