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Firm lands £5m Middle East contract

A Co Antrim firm has secured a five million pound contract, Arlene Foster announced
A Co Antrim firm has secured a five million pound contract, Arlene Foster announced

A Co Antrim firm has secured a £5 million contract in the Middle East.

Advanced Sensors, from Carrickfergus, designs equipment for the oil and gas industry.

Invest Northern Ireland contributed £124,000 to the project, which has been announced by Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster.

The minister said: "Supporting and encouraging companies to export is an essential part of developing a strong, competitive economy.

"Advanced Sensors is an established, export-focused company with a reputation for the successful development of highly innovative products for global markets.

"This research and development project has strengthened the company's product portfolio with the new oil in water monitor offering considerable sales potential in competitive export markets."

Khalid Thabeth, chief executive of the company, said the product is based on leading edge technology.

"We believe it to be the only zero maintenance reliable oil in water analyser available in the world," he said.

He added that feedback from customers has been positive.

"This order represents one of the biggest sales of such analysers in the world and will support the continued growth of the business in the global oil extraction and processing industry," he said.

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