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Xodus secures US Air Force contract

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Xodus Group, a company offering engineering and advisory support, has been awarded a multi-year contract for the annual gas leak detection survey at Altus AFB in Oklahoma. It is the first contact that Xodus has won since qualifying and registering with System for Award Management (SAM – the official US government e-procurement system.

The project involves surveying the piping system that delivers natural gas to the base facilities. The work is expected to take five to six days and will be carried out by a team from Xodus Group’s Houston office. This survey will help to ensure the safety of the base’s natural gas piping system and identify any potential leaks that may require remedial attention.

The contract is initially for 2015, however, the Air Force has the option to extend the contract for three additional years.

Technical expertise around pipeline safety

Dirk van Oostendorp, Houston Integrity Manager at Xodus Group, said: “This contract is important as it enables us to demonstrate our technical expertise around pipeline safety while helping to keep the base’s natural gas supply safe and operational. It is the first project we have won since being registered on System for Award Management, which we believe will open many opportunities suited to the wider integrity and corrosion services that we deliver in the US and globally. Maintaining the integrity of pipelines as they age is a costly issue, driven by increasing public safety regulations.”

Adapted from press release by David Bizley

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