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BP awards pipeline inspection company a renewed global contract

World Pipelines,

Stutensee, Germany-headquartered NDT Systems and Services GmbH & Co. KG, a leading supplier of ultrasonic pipeline inspection and integrity services, has signed a global pipeline inspection contract with British oil and gas giant BP.

The renewed global contract – one of four awarded by BP – is effective 1st December 2012. It emphasises quality and HSE issues and significantly enlarges NDT's scope of services by providing pipeline cleaning, pipeline integrity assessment, and relevant engineering services.

"This contract has been preceded by a thorough audit", says NDT Services EMAA Executive Vice President Ulrich Schneider. "We are proud that our long-time customer and partner BP has selected us as one of its preferred ILI partner in general, and as experts for ultrasonic inspections in offshore deepwater environments in particular."

Close co-operation with BP dates back to 2006 with the delivery of metal loss and crack inspection tools made by NDT for a deepwater project in the Gulf of Mexico. The co-operation further expanded into other platforms and regions and resulted in a first four year inspection contract covering inspection activities in thirteen countries.

NDT has successfully completed relevant ultrasonic inspection projects, such as the Angola deepwater pigging Block 18 southern and ­­northern flowline inspection campaign.

Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn.

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