Edinburgh-based pipeline services specialist LUX Assure opens new office in Dubai


Hesham El-Brollosy - Dubai-bound.
Hesham El-Brollosy – Dubai-bound.

LUX Assure – the Edinburgh-based service provider in oil and gas pipeline anti-corrosion technologies – has opened a new office in Dubai.

It will be headed up by Hesham El-Brollosy, also newly-appointed as LUX’s vice-president of business development.

The newly launched Dubai office will also see Mahmoud El-Hawary, an existing LUX Assure consultant, take on a strategic consultancy role within the company.

Additionally appointed this month is Qatar based sales agent, Al-Balagh, who will be joining LUX Assure’s existing worldwide network of agents. 

Charles Cruickshank, Chief Executive, LUX Assure – formerly business development director at energy services giant Petrofac – said: “The company has seen significant growth recently within the Middle East and earlier this year appointed three Middle Eastern agents, in Muscat, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi.”

Last year, LUX Assure – which is based at the capital’s Heriot Watt Research Park – received a £3.25 million investment from Statoil and ConocoPhillips which allowed it to transform from a research and development company to a service provider for the oil and gas industry.

The company has grown considerably since then, almost doubling in size – now employing 12 people in Scotland – and opening a new office in Aberdeen, and most recently, in Dubai. 

Meanwhile, 3sun Group – another specialist provider of products and services to the offshore subsea industry – has appointed James Smith as general manager for its subsea division, RRC Controls Services. He is based in Gourdon, Aberdeenshire.

James Smith
James Smith

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