Byrne set for growth in Oman

By Belinda Smart12 December 2022

Byrne Equipment Rental - which operates across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and UAE - has held an open day at its Oman branch to promote its offering to the growing local market. 

Equipment on display at Byrne Equipment Rental’s open day last week. Photo: Byrne.

The open day was held on 8 December at the company’s depot near Muscat in Oman, where customers viewed equipment including boom lifts, scissor lifts, diesel and power generators, and hoist and mast climbers set up for interactive demonstrations.

Exhibits also included temporary buildings configured for applications including VIP accommodation, office facilities, a mess and dining hall and prayer rooms.

Byrne confirmed in a statement that the Oman economy - historically dependent on the oil and gas sector - is set for growth; the government’s “Oman’s Vision 2040” program is focused on diversification to stimulate economic growth with projects planned or underway encompassing manufacturing, tourism, logistics, energy, and mining.

Mick Tipp, General Manager of Byrne Oman said; “The level of projected development in Oman is fantastic for the economy as well as Byrne Equipment Rental’s operations, and the business is well positioned to meet the requirements for equipment rental across all of these industries.

“We have been in Oman for 12 years and the decision to hold an open day has been a long time coming and was taken with the intention to liaise with our clients, both existing and prospective, and show that we have a vast range of equipment that people may not be aware of.”

Exhibits at Byrne Equipment Rental’s Oman open day included site accommodation. Photo: Byrne.

“The majority of our business in Oman comes from the shutdown and turnaround industry as we have the ability to supply camps and support any shutdown needs whether that be accommodation, ablutions and various other supporting equipment.

“However, this open day proved to be a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate what we can offer other industries as a turnkey solutions provider and show our versatility and adaptability. We are the single source solution for equipment rental and this was a great opportunity to demonstrate this.”

The Oman branch intends to hold open days on a regular basis, with the next one planned for April 2023. Since its establishment in 2009, the branch has grown to employ a team of 40, with two depot locations, and a fleet of over 600 items of equipment.

It can also extend this via the Byrne network, which has a 14,000-strong fleet across 20 depots and offices throughout the GCC, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Kuwait, UAE, Oman and Bahrain.

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