Exova Group plc, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has today opened a new purpose-built facility in Aberdeen in response to increasing demand for mission-critical testing in the oil and gas sector.
Officially launched by Malcolm Webb, Chief Executive of Oil & Gas UK, the new laboratory will provide a range of specialist mechanical and materials testing as well as the most comprehensive weld-testing, weld procedures, training and qualification facilities in Aberdeen.
Supporting both energy primes and leading supply chain customers, the 16,000 sq ft facility more than doubles capacity and will be Exova’s North Sea Hub connecting a network of 11 specialist oil and gas laboratories in the UK, Netherlands and Italy.
Malcolm Webb, CEO of Oil & Gas UK, and Ian El-Mokadem, CEO of Exova, officially open the new laboratory.
Opening the laboratory, Malcolm Webb, chief executive of Oil & Gas UK, said: “The new Exova facility underlines the vital role that testing plays in achieving the most stringent standards in safety, quality and performance. To have access to such a range of testing and qualification procedures on their doorstep is invaluable to companies in achieving ‘right first time’ solutions and providing significant long-term cost savings. I thank and congratulate Exova for this important and farsighted investment in our industry.”
Mike Pooley, European managing director for Exova said: “Our new laboratory furthers our growth strategy and extends our provision of technically demanding services to the oil and gas sector. Its strategic location combined with the expertise, capabilities and capacity we can now offer will benefit our customers not just in local and Scandinavian markets, but the rest of the world through the global supply chain.”
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