Westminster secures US$3 million security deal in Middle East

scanThe contract is to provide a robust system for the screening of lorries and vehicles entering an oil and gas plant. (Image source: Ryan C. McGinley/Wikimedia Commons)

UK defence company Westminster Group has secured a US$3mn contract to supply high-technology scanning equipment for counter terrorism operations in the Middle East

The contract, secured by the group's international division, will provide a system for the screening of lorries and vehicles entering an oil and gas plant to scan for contraband and threats concealed within vehicles before they enter the facility.

There is further potential for ongoing recurring revenue via a multi-year maintenance agreement, due to the sophistication of the equipment concerned.

The order is expected to be delivered in the summer of 2013.

Peter Fowler, chief executive of Westminster Group, said, "I am delighted to start 2013 with the announcement of this latest multi-million contract award to a new customer within the Middle East. The contract is significant, not only in terms of revenue but also in terms of future business potential for the provision of high technology solutions for the protection of critical national infrastructure.

"This is a further validation of our business model of providing niche products and large-scale integrated solutions to governments and major corporations within the Middle East, Africa and Asia," Fowler added.


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