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NDT.net Issue - 2015-08 - NEWS
NDT.net Issue: 2015-08
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

APPLUS+ RTD Awarded two Year Frame Agreement with Woodside

Applus RTD 77, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Applus+ RTD, a global leader in the provision of integrity technology services, has been awarded a two-year frame agreement with Australian LNG operator Woodside Energy Ltd.

The agreement is for a term of two years (with options covering a further two) and will see Applus+ RTD supply inspection and integrity management services across Woodside´s operated onshore and fixed offshore assets.

Applus+ RTD has had engagements with Woodside for 25 years and believed it was successful in winning this frame agreement due to its specific and market leading technical expertise in a wide range of relevant services supported by a leadership team working in close partnership with Woodside focused on achieving continual improvement in efficiency and outcome. A total of 70 dedicated staff will work on the contract supported by Applus+ RTD global resources.

The agreement will encompass Applus+ RTD’s key offerings including Conventional and Advanced Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), rope access and inspection engineering.

A number of Applus+ RTD proprietary inspection equipment assets will be utilised in fulfilling this contract, including the recently launched RTD Plant Master technology. Based on ultrasound, Plant Master is a permanently installed monitoring system which provides continuous wall thickness measurements of critical and hard to access components within refineries, chemical plants, power plants and offshore facilities. In addition, Applus+ RTD will employ greater use of remote video assessments and examinations based on past inspection history to ensure that Woodside’s operational risk is continuously improved on the project.

Cameron Waters, Applus+ RTD Regional Director Asia Pacific, commented: “We are delighted to have won this prestigious contract with Woodside. Having worked closely with them for many years, we have a strong understanding of Woodside’s business and how we can work together most effectively."

“We were tasked with utilising technologies that will continue to reduce costs for Woodside in the current market while continuing to improve safety performance. We are pleased that we achieved this and our market leading position has been recognised by our client. Our long standing working partnership with Woodside will continue.

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