09.06.2013, 03:07

New Abu Dhabi maintenance centre for T.D. Williamson, Inc.

Author: T. D. Williamson

Opening event attended by representatives of customer organisations and regional agents.

Worldwide supplier of equipment and services for operators of pressurised piping systems, T.D. Williamson (TDW), has announced the opening of a new maintenance centre that is located just 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi's airport, in Musaffah.

The opening event was attended by 65 representatives of customer organisations and TDW's GCC agents and included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the new facility.

Guests were given the opportunity of viewing a wide range of TDW systems; including hot tap and STOPPLE® plugging machines, gas magnetic flux leakage (GMFL) systems, and high resolution deformation (DEF) inline inspection (ILI) tools.

Attendees were also invited to learn more about data analysis techniques and pipeline repair solutions.

Phase 1 of TDW's Middle East expansion plan

The addition of the new 7,500 square foot facility represents the first phase of TDW's plan to expand across the Middle East; with the new facility complementing an existing 7,500 square foot Hot Tap and STOPPLE® Plugging Service Center by adding a stand-alone maintenance capability aimed primarily at the ILI regional market.

Speaking during the event, the company's Middle East & Africa (MEA) Director, Danny Haykal said: "The expansion is in keeping with plans to strengthen our inspection business in the GCC region, and to provide turnkey facilities and back-up for preparation, maintenance and mobilization of ILI equipment".

Haykal also explained that the new centre will extend the company's hot tap and plugging equipment maintenance capacity, with sizes up to 36 inches for hot tapping and 24 inches for STOPPLE® plugging operations.

Nick Dring, TDW Operations Manager (UAE) who will be responsible for operating the facility added that the maintenance center is "readily accessible and well-situated for prompt mobilisation of personnel and equipment".


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