28 Nov 2007
Westminster International Limited is pleased to announce that it has joined two leading security industry associations – The Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) and The Association of Police and Public Security Suppliers (APPSS).
The Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) is the UK’s defence trade as association and the voice of the UK Defence Industry. It has over 615 members and its members supply products and services to Government agencies and contractors in the Defence, Police and Public Security markets worldwide.
The Association of Police and Public Security Suppliers (APPSS) is a sister association of the DMA representing UK security and defence companies operating in the Homeland Defence sector.
UK defence companies are very active in products and services for national security, humanitarian relief, counter terrorism and peace keeping activities and their global reputation for technical and qualitative excellence is well known in many of these fields. Commenting on the development, Peter Fowler, Chief Executive of Westminster Group, said:
"I am delighted that our international security division, Westminster International Limited, has been accepted in to these two prestigious associations which not only provide a useful forum and networking opportunity but also very real benefits in terms of our global security and defence business".
28 Nov 2007
The “Dual Purpose” Pipeline Security/Leak Detection System is an entirely new advanced early warning system for the detection of third party interference (TPI) tampering and illegal tapping attempts as well as locating leaks in buried oil, gas and liquid pipelines.
Leaks, damage, illegal tapping and sabotage to pipelines is a world wide problem costing pipeline operators millions per year in disruption and lost production, not to mention loss of life that often occurs. Westminster’s unique solution to the problem is to provide a dual purpose Pipeline Security & Leak Detection system utilising a single fibre-optic cable run adjacent to the pipeline. This system allows the detection of illegal tapping or sabotage of the pipeline, whilst also providing the benefit of real-time monitoring against any ruptures or leaks.
The system will detect third party interference and pinpoint the location to within a few metres anywhere along the pipeline regardless of distance. The system is 100% intrinsically safe, immune to RFI and EMF interference, requires no analysers or power supply units to be installed within the field and can cover up to 60km from a singe control point. Multiple controllers can be networked together to monitor pipelines thousands of kilometres in length.
More information on Westminster’s worlds-first "dual purpose" solution is available here.
23 Nov 2007
Westminster Group plc, the AIM listed supplier of system solutions and products to the security, defence, fire protection and safety markets worldwide, announces the opening of a new sales office in Dubai, UAE, to service directly the Company’s strategically important Middle Eastern marketplace.
The new office is part of Westminster’s planned international expansion as set out in the Company’s AIM Admission Document published in June of this year.
The office is situated in the heart of the commercial centre of Dubai, on the 41st floor of the stunning Emirates Twin Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road, close to the World Trade Centre, Dubai was chosen as Westminster’s Middle East base because of its highly developed infrastructure, communications and transport links.
Westminster also announces the appointment of Michael Parker as Middle East Business Development Manager. Mr Parker will be based in the Dubai office and will strengthen and assist the Middle East sales team in handling the high volume of sales enquiries received from the region. A former British Army Officer involved in security, intelligence and counter terrorist duties, Mr Parker has many years experience in advising Governmental and Commercial organisations in the Middle East and Africa on risk analysis and security.
Commenting on the Group’s expanding Middle East Operations, Peter Fowler, Chief Executive of Westminster Group, said:
"I am delighted that we have been able to establish a presence in what is considered the best commercial address in the Middle East so soon after our IPO.
"I am equally delighted that Michael Parker is joining us at such an important stage in the Group’s development. His expertise and experience within the region will be a valuable addition to our Middle East team. "The Middle East is an important market for our extensive range of hardware and systems solutions. The new sales office and our highly experienced team will now provide additional support to existing customers and agents within the region and will provide us with a firm base from which to continue our expansion".
20 Nov 2007
Westminster Group Plc announces a new contract award to supply their specialist perimeter detection system across a multi site operation of a global energy company operating in Yemen.
The contract valued at US$900,000 was awarded to Westminster following an international tender process. The installation of specialist detection systems will disrupt any attempted intrusion by climbing, cutting or lifting of the perimeter fencing around the sites, each of which is several kilometres in length.
Westminster’s specialist perimeter detection system can be fitted to perimeter fencing structures or covertly buried below the ground, providing very high levels of detection whilst advanced filtering technology eliminates most causes of false alerts.
The system is capable of monitoring tens or even hundreds of kilometres of perimeter or border fencing without the need for any ‘in field’ electronics, power supplies or analysers and yet can pinpoint the location of any incident to within a few metres.
The contract, which will be managed in conjunction with the company’s new Middle East office, will commence immediately, with the installation expected to last for several months.
Commenting on the latest contract awards, Peter Fowler, Chief Executive of Westminster Group, said: "I am delighted that our international division has secured this important new contract, which will help secure our client’s personnel and infrastructure at key sites in this troubled part of the world.
The contract award demonstrates Westminster’s growing international reputation and, in this case particularly, was won as a result of our ability to respond quickly to the client’s needs. I am sure that this high profile project will lead to further significant contract awards, both in perimeter security and in the region".