Global resources and local expertise support NDT on major gas-field fabrication contract in Batam


    The Applus+ Energy & Industry Division in Indonesia is involved in the Tyra Future Development Project for one of the leading oil and gas companies in Batam. The project comprises approximately 15,000 tonnes of wellhead topsides and jacket top replacement on the Tyra East G platform (TEG) jacket and bridges for Offshore Denmark.

    Since August 2019, Applus+ in Indonesia has worked closely with the client to deliver non-destructive testing (NDT) and quality inspection on the fabrication of six module support frames (MSF). These frames will raise the Tyra East Gas platform in the Danish North Sea and rectify a five-metre subsidence into the seabed.

    The project team comprises Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing (EUI) inspectors, together with American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (US) inspectors. This team is specialised in ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle testing, liquid penetration testing, x-ray and gamma radiographic testing. The project began with an initial crew of 10 NDT inspectors and has rapidly grown to 50.

    Applus+ has set up facilities for onsite radiographic processing to develop the imaging from the inspection of welds on structures, pressure vessel and piping. As quality is of fundamental importance, a quality inspector from Applus+ in Singapore certifies the team's inspection methods on a monthly basis, together with the quality of inspection processes.

    The inspections use standard NDT equipment, including manual ultrasonic testing, x-ray, gamma ray radiography, manual penetrant and MT testing AC Yokes. The technicians are all qualified to L II PCN or SNT-TC-1A standards.

    "The scope and award of the NDT project to Applus+ in Indonesia signifies the client’s confidence in our capability to deliver. Deploying a full suite of NDT services, the Indonesian team has over 50 staff onsite and our technicians are fully committed to the success of this hugely complex offshore project," says Kevin Madden, Project Manager and Quality Control Advisor.

    The work is often technically challenging, with inspections taking place at height and in confined spaces. Applus+ was chosen for its strong global portfolio of similar projects and its track record in supporting oil and gas projects.

    During the month of November, our team for the TEG platform project reached 25,000 lost time injury-free (LTI-free) man-hours. This number adds to a total of 120,000 LTI-free man-hours for technical service at Applus+ in Indonesia. Delivering our services in a safe way is a core value at Applus+ and we are proud to be a trusted partner, working together with our clients to ensure maximum operational efficiency through safe work practices.

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