LONDON, UK – November 27, 2015 – Element Materials Technology has further demonstrated its position as the testing partner of choice and provider of leading-edge capability in Fracture Mechanics Testing following a significant new contract win on the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project in Turkey.
TANAP will run from Azerbaijan through Georgia and Turkey into Europe and will be a central part of the new Southern Gas Corridor, which will connect the giant Shah Deniz gas field in Azerbaijan to Europe. It is set to deliver 16 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year from 2018, rising to an eventual annual capacity of 31 billion cubic meters by 2026 and is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
In its role on the project, Element will partner Turkish contractors Tekfen Holding and Fernas Group across multiple “lots” on the pipeline. Under the terms of the contract, Element will supply a comprehensive range of Fracture Mechanics and Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA) services, as well as Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT) Validation and Coating Qualification Testing.
A combination of Element’s credibility in the Oil & Gas sector for providing industry-leading Fracture Mechanics expertise, together with its competitive on-time delivery (OTD) and turnaround times that were key to Element securing this contract.
Rod Martin, Element’s Executive Vice President, Oil & Gas, comments: “We are delighted to begin new partnerships with Tekfen and Fernas to work on the TANAP project, which is one of the sector’s most exciting and challenging pipeline projects. There are very few organizations that have the capacity to take on a project of this size, however, through Element’s unparalleled ability to act as a full-service testing partner and track record in delivering major pipeline projects on time, we have continually demonstrated our position as the pipeline materials testing partner of choice.
“Fracture Mechanics and ECA are strong growth areas for Oil & Gas and our investment in world-class testing laboratories ensures that our Global platform is able to leverage industry-leading expertise for our clients in territories beyond the reach of our laboratory footprint.”
Element is a company with a global presence; its laboratories are staffed by experts specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis for the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Transportation and Industrials sectors. Element’s team of over 1,800 scientists, engineers and technicians work in 53 laboratories located throughout the U.S. and Europe. For a complete list of Accreditations & Approvals and more information, please visit www.element.com.
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“Element’s unparalleled ability to act as a full-service testing partner and track record in delivering major pipeline projects on time, demonstrates our position as the pipeline materials testing partner of choice.”
Dr. Rod Martin
EVP, Oil & Gas