Lead­ing the way across the en­ergy sup­ply chain

The Australian Energy Review - - JEMENA: NORTHERN GAS PIPELINE -

IN to­day’s en­vi­ron­ment where com­pa­nies are fac­ing in­creased com­plex­i­ties in their op­er­a­tions, more and more com­pa­nies are look­ing to out­source and de­mand­ing a spe­cial­ist ex­pert on a global scale.

From chal­lenges in val­i­dat­ing the spec­i­fi­ca­tions, value and safety of raw ma­te­ri­als, prod­ucts and as­sets to in­ven­tory vis­i­bil­ity, con­trol and ad­her­ence to con­trac­tual and reg­u­la­tory com­pli­ance; the di­rec­tion of travel is clear: there is an in­creas­ing de­mand to part­ner with a third-party To­tal Qual­ity As­sur­ance provider that of­fers tai­lor-made as­sur­ance so­lu­tions be­yond just phys­i­cal qual­ity and safety per­for­mance.

As a trusted To­tal Qual­ity As­sur­ance so­lu­tions provider with a global net­work of more than 1000 lab­o­ra­to­ries and 42,000 peo­ple world­wide, In­tertek de­liv­ers a su­pe­rior level of ser­vice for cus­tomers in Aus­tralia and around the world.

Its proven sup­ply chain ex­per­tise com­bined with lo­cal knowl­edge and in­sight helps its cus­tomers to man­age risk in their pro­cesses and sup­ply chains with in­creased trans­parency, whilst sup­port­ing their abil­ity to op­er­ate ef­fec­tively.

In the en­ergy sec­tor, In­tertek of­fers a va­ri­ety of ser­vices from in­creas­ing cus­tomers’ as­set re­li­a­bil­ity, to ver­i­fy­ing de­sign in­tegrity and help­ing them to op­ti­mise their sys­tems per­for­mance.

Com­plex projects such as oil and gas pipe­line con­struc­tion ben­e­fit from In­tertek’s un­par­al­leled tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise that en­sures ma­te­rial qual­ity, prompt de­liv­er­ies, and ad­her­ence to ven­dor and con­trac­tual com­pli­ance so that as­sets op­er­ate safely and re­li­ably and key projects mile­stones are reached.

Amongst the many global en­ergy projects un­der­taken by In­tertek has been the pro­vi­sion of third party in­spec­tion ser­vices to sup­port the pro­cure­ment of Je­mena’s North­ern Gas Pipe­line (NGP) Project in Aus­tralia.

Je­mena, an en­ergy in­fra­struc­ture com­pany, re­quired global ac­cess to crit­i­cal in­spec­tion tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise across their en­tire sup­ply chain that com­menced at the point of fab­ri­ca­tion, with In­tertek de­ploy­ing a team of qual­ity in­spec­tors to over­see the man­u­fac­ture of pipework at mills in China; in­clud­ing qual­ity of weld­ing, steel com­po­si­tion, coat­ing com­pli­ance with Aus­tralian stan­dards and ad­her­ence to en­gi­neer­ing spec­i­fi­ca­tions.

“Our abil­ity to pro­vide on the ground ex­per­tise and per­son­nel cou­pled with ac­cess to ad­vanced tech­ni­cal project man­age­ment and re­port­ing sys­tems de­liv­ered the To­tal Qual­ity As­sur­ance ser­vice Je­mena needed across their projects’ en­tire sup­ply chain. Con­se­quently, Je­mena can now meet project dead­lines to have first gas flow­ing by 2018,” In­tertek In­dus­try Ser­vices busi­ness devel­op­ment man­ager Shel­don Har­vey said.

On the op­po­site side of the world, The Nord Stream 2 project is a pi­o­neer­ing, large-scale project in­volv­ing the pro­duc­tion of a twin pipe­line that stretches 1200km to trans­port nat­u­ral gas from the world’s largest re­serves in North­ern Rus­sia to homes and busi­nesses across Europe.

The new pipe­lines will in­crease ca­pac­ity along the Baltic Sea route from Rus­sia to Ger­many.

By part­ner­ing with In­tertek, the project will ben­e­fit from ac­cess to In­tertek’s tech­ni­cal in­spec­tors and ex­pe­d­i­tors who will mon­i­tor and fa­cil­i­tate pipe­line devel­op­ment, en­sure spe­cial­ist re­quire­ments are de­liv­ered, risks are min­i­mized and safety is main­tained.

In­tertek’s highly qual­i­fied in­spec­tors and ex­pe­d­i­tors can de­tect prob­lems ear­lier in the sup­ply process, sav­ing re-work and re­place­ment costs as well as en­sur­ing that a prod­uct, equip­ment or en­tire pipe­line project is de­liv­ered on time and on bud­get.

Through con­tin­ual in­ter­ac­tion at var­i­ous stages of the project, key mile­stones can be achieved and po­ten­tial is­sues mit­i­gated, which could oth­er­wise oc­cur dur­ing the man­u­fac­tur­ing process.

En­ergy cus­tomers are look­ing for To­tal Qual­ity As­sur­ance so­lu­tions provider that helps them meet their sup­ply chain and project goals whilst min­imis­ing risk, re­duc­ing cost and de­lay, im­prov­ing safety and qual­ity, and en­sur­ing com­pli­ance with lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional stan­dards.

By out­sourc­ing to In­tertek, cus­tomers re­ceive tai­lored Qual­ity As­sur­ance so­lu­tions with pre­ci­sion, pace and pas­sion, al­low­ing them to fo­cus on achiev­ing their project goals while main­tain­ing the high­est stan­dard of qual­ity and safety.

in­tertek pro­vides to­tal Qual­ity As­sur­ance so­lu­tions.

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