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Element strengthens Antwerp facility

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Element Materials Technology has completed the relocation and expansion of its Antwerp (Belgium) facility, further strengthening its presence in the north European oil and gas sector for its key clients in Belgium, and in French-language speaking markets within Europe.


This latest venture by Element increases the new facility’s capacity by a massive 70% and delivers significant improvements to lead times, including reductions to turnaround time (TAT) for its clients by as much as two days. The new facility also has significant potential for further expansion.

This start-of-the-art facility is fully accredited by the Belgian Accreditation Organisation, BELAC. It conducts testing to European standards including NEN-EN-ISO/IEC17025 and Euronorm, in addition to many international testing standards, such as AWS, ASTM and API.

The move demonstrates Element’s continued commitment to the oil and gas majors and their supply chain partners located in Europe. Element’s growing global platform allows clients in the oil and gas sector to leverage comprehensive expertise, including leading fracture mechanic capabilities at Element Breda (Netherlands), sour service capabilities at Element Amsterdam (Netherlands), and the recently announced Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA) services in Aberdeen, UK and Houston, TX.

Comments from Element

Rod Martin, Element’s Executive Vice President, comments: “We are constantly investing in our oil and gas sector facilities in order to deliver continual improvements to our services. At Element Antwerp, we now share premises with a number of other industry supply chain partners, allowing us to better serve our mutual clients through significantly reduced lead times. This latest investment further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to becoming the best and most trusted testing partner in the sector.”

Edited press release by Stephanie Roker

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