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Tristar KSA looks to increase driver safety through technology

These innovative systems promote sustainable operations and safeguard the well-being of drivers. (Image source: Tristar KSA)


Tristar KSA, a division of energy logistics firm Tristar Group, recently commissioned its fleet and warehouse to handle the safe transportation and storage of ChampionX products. ChampionX, a global leader in oil and gas production chemicals, offers state-of-the-art technology, reliable supply assurance, and effective problem-solving while prioritising safety, cost efficiency, and environmental sustainability.

Led by Steve Thomas, a senior member of the ChampionX supply chain and management team, a recent visit was conducted to inspect the Tristar KSA facility located in the Modon second industrial city in Dammam. The facility boasts a dangerous goods (DG) warehouse with a storage capacity of 10,000 pallets.

Worker safety

The fleet comprises stainless-steel tankers equipped with an operating box or pump room positioned at the rear of the vehicle rather than at the tankers' bottom. This strategic change in the operating box's location enhances safety during operations. Depending on the product's density, viscosity, and head pressure during transportation, the pumps of Tristar KSA tankers are powered by air or hydraulics without the need for external electric power or diesel generators. These innovative systems, developed by Tristar KSA, promote sustainable operations and safeguard the well-being of drivers.

Aous Ali, Tristar KSA country manager, said, “Tristar KSA is the first transporter in Saudi Arabia to have introduced a unique and innovative tanker pumping system in chemical tankers which is designed to meet not only clients’ operational requirements but also sustainability requirements. These were initiatives done by us with the support of our head office in Dubai. To be precise the tanker pumping system which is an air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pump will use the air source from the truck compressor.”

Steve Thomas, ChampionX Supply chain director, commented, “With a focus on localising our operations and meeting our stringent requirements for both safety and quality in Saudi Arabia, ChampionX needed to find the right supplier who could provide a safer and more sustainable solution for our bulk deliveries and DG storage requirements within Saudi Arabia.

Tristar, who we work with in the UAE, are known for their high safety standards and expertise in handling DG within the MENA region. With this experience, we have identified Tristar KSA as a strategic supplier in KSA. Our teams work closely together to ensure we deliver the desired expectations for safety and service, meeting our customer needs locally.”