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Exova and Subsea 7 sign contract

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Exova has agreed to a new two year framework agreement with Subsea 7. The company will provide testing services in support of Subsea 7’s pipeline welding activities.

The agreement includes support to weld qualification, routine mechanical testing of materials, corrosion testing and fatigue testing.

The majority of work will be conducted at Exova’s Corrosion Centre in Dudley, its fracture mechanics laboratory in Daventry and its laboratory in Newbridge, Edinburgh.

Exova has invested in additional autoclaves for corrosion testing in Dudley and in fatigue rigs for steel catenary riser fatigue testing in Daventry. Both of these investments have been made as part of the company’s aim to ensure it meets ongoing innovations and technical demand.

Murray Gilder, Director of Oil and Gas and Industrials at Exova, said: “We have had a good long term relationship with Subsea 7, working closely with their teams to provide new and innovative solutions in an evolving market.

“Previously we developed a mobile testing laboratory and workshop that Subsea 7 used at a spool base in Angola to allow faster turnaround of coatings testing. We also co-developed a full ring corrosion test to provide more indicative results than those obtained by testing smaller samples.”

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