Media Release: BIS Inspection announces alliance with Star Net and PDL Solutions (Europe) Ltd


ABERDEEN-based Inspection and Integrity engineering services provider, BIS Inspection, has announced a new strategic alliance that will see the company expand its current service offering for the offshore industry.

The technical alliance with PDL Solutions (Europe) Ltd and Star Net Geomatics, will allow BIS Inspection to strengthen its current offering to the growing decommissioning market.

The agreement will see BIS Inspection offer a fully-integrated facts-based approach using the latest in high definition 3D laser scanning and true-to-view photographic technology.

Combining this with fully integrated engineering solutions, clients will have access to a 3D database of facts about their asset, its current level of integrity and the decommissioning options available for it.

This approach aims to provide clients with the best practicable means to decommissioning and the optimal environmental options for each decommissioning campaign.

The company is in the process of trialling the technology offshore, and will further develop its potential during 2012.

The specialist technology is already successfully deployed within the nuclear sector and BIS Inspection believes it also holds significant potential within the offshore oil and gas market.

Nigel Lees, operations director at BIS Inspection, believes the alliance is an important step for the company, significantly enhancing its offshore survey capability.

He said: “By linking up with PDL and Star Net Geomatics, BIS Inspection is cementing its commitment to the decommissioning sector, ensuring we are in the best possible position to provide our clients with market-leading solutions.

“Our facts-based approach takes away the uncertainty that often surrounds decommissioning, providing a clear range of options for the entire process, with the safest, most efficient and correct sequence in mind.

“Historically, many surveys were carried out using as-built diagrams which can easily become outdated and obsolete during the lifespan of a platform, resulting in time consuming amendments and repeat surveys.”

“By providing accurate dimensional information and 3D photographic walk through visualisations, we believe we are taking survey capabilities to the next level within the offshore market place.

“Providing data which is easy to relate to and presents a clear picture of the asset as it stands, we aim to offer straight talking solutions to our clients”.

BIS Inspection, a division of BIS Salamis, is a leading provider of conventional NDT, specialist technology and inspection engineering services.

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Star Net Geomatics is a leading provider of surveying, inspection and design and modelling services.

PDL Solutions (Europe) Ltd is a leading provider of advanced three-dimensional Computer Aided Design (CAD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) engineering design and analysis services.


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