ISO 17025 accreditation for Applus+ in Papua New Guinea

05/12/2019

    The PNG-based Applus+ Wokman brand has been awarded ISO 17025 accreditation (General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories) by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) in Australia. The accreditation was granted in October 2019 for the Port Moresby non-destructive testing (NDT) conventional services and facilities.

    Applus+ is the first NDT services company registered and based in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to hold this accreditation. This not only demonstrates our capability to provide NATA-endorsed services and NDT reporting to clients, it also demonstrates our commitment to developing PNG nationals with industry-recognised certification.

    For the past three decades, Applus+ has operated in the manpower/recruitment sector in PNG, supporting professional and trade recruitment, labour hire and immigration services. Since 2016, a range of asset inspection and NDT services has been developed for clients in the oil and gas and mining sectors.

    Our team of technicians in Port Moresby can offer a range of conventional NDT, including gamma camera radiography. Through the Applus+ global network, advanced NDT services can also be provided, with full project execution managed by the PNG team.

    Our range of asset inspection services also includes API 653 statutory tank inspections (in-service and out of service) and aerial inspections by remote-operated drones for hard-to-reach and high-risk locations, such as gas flares, pipelines, towers, elevated equipment, jetties and distribution powerlines. Drones are also used for internal inspections of equipment and confined spaces. Other services available include plant equipment and pressure vessel certified inspections, rope access technicians and NACE coating inspections. Where required, all services are provided with PNG government agency operating approval, e.g. CASA and the Department of Transport for drones, and the PNG Health Department for radiography NDT.

    Applus+ uses qualified local resources, supplemented by specialist skills from other Applus+ locations where necessary. This enables us to offer a comprehensive range of inspection disciplines by harnessing the accumulated skills, experience and certification of the Applus+ Group worldwide.