CAN Group retains North Sea integrity contract

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CAN Group has retained a key contract in the UKCS to provide topsides inspection and integrity support services for Apache North Sea’s assets in the UKCS.

The deal, a two-year extension to an existing, multi-year contract secures upwards of 65 jobs and will see a continuation of the services provided from the group’s Aberdeen base.

CAN Group’s engineering specialists, ENGTEQ, will continue to deliver corrosion, structural and inspection engineering support services for the integrity management of topsides pressure systems and structures.

Inspection services provided under the contract by CAN include advanced non-destructive testing (ANDT) techniques, such as pulsed eddy current, non-intrusive inspection (NII) and associated inspection techniques such as corrosion mapping, time of flight diffraction (ToFD) and UAV services.

Innes Walker, group director, said: “This extension is a key example of the value our integrated approach to asset integrity management provides to the industry, with the expertise of three CAN Group business streams seamlessly delivered through one contract.

“Together, CAN and ENGTEQ support the continued integrity of Apache’s UK assets. ENGTEQ provides engineering services to support integrity management with CAN’s inspection business stream delivering a comprehensive range of conventional and advanced inspection techniques.

“CAN’s trades business stream provides rope access mechanical support services enabling the delivery of cost-effective remedial solutions as required.

“The fact operators are investing in their North Sea assets is hugely encouraging for the supply chain – ongoing recovery from the downturn will only be possible through their continued commitment to maximising economic recovery in the basin.”

Formed in 1986, CAN Group is a diversified market leader with distinct business streams including CAN, ENGTEQ and VENTEQ. These business streams, with a combined workforce of more than 700 people, provide a comprehensive asset integrity service, spanning inspection, maintenance and access solutions, integrity engineering, quality assurance and quality control services.


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