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Exova, McDermott sign deal for testing services

May 2017

Exova, a global testing company, has been awarded a contract with McDermott to deliver a range of testing services for offshore fabrication projects in the UAE’s oil and gas sector.

McDermott is a leading provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services for upstream field developments worldwide

Exova operates 135 laboratories and offices in 33 countries and employs around 4,200 people throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia/Asia Pacific and Africa.

Working from its Abu Dhabi laboratory, with support from Al Futtaim Exova Metallurgy in Dubai, UAE, Exova will provide weld procedure qualification; welder qualification; coatings procedure approval; and component forensic analysis in support of McDermott’s structural and pipeline production welding facility, said a statement from the company.

Exova will conduct various tests to provide the qualifications, including mechanical, fracture mechanics, and sour gas corrosion testing, as well as coatings and failure analysis, it said.

Neil Hold, operations manager for UAE, Exova, said: “McDermott recently won several offshore fabrication contracts and we’re pleased to be supporting them to deliver quality pipeline production.”

“Our Abu Dhabi laboratory has the capabilities and capacity to provide the required technically demanding qualifications on time, while managing McDermott’s high volume of activity,” he added.




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