GL Noble Denton has signed a Master Service Agreement with Aramco Overseas Company for vendor inspection services. GL Noble Denton will inspect the manufacturing process of all types of oil and gas equipment at the vendor’s site. The contract has a validity of three years and covers services to be rendered in all European countries. During the signing ceremony in The Hague in November, Aramco explained that they expect to buy materials for approximately US$5bn per year over the next five years.
The Italian office of technical advisor GL Noble Denton has managed the pre-contract phase and will act as contract holder as well as European coordination office, dealing with the Aramco office in Den Hague.
Aramco Overseas Company provides services to Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They handle purchasing and logistics, inspection, engineering, research and technology, IT, finance, legal, public relations, HR, international staffing and executive services administered from the AOC headquarters in The Hague and from satellite offices in Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, China and the UK.
Vendor Inspection is a measure of quality assurance (QA) and a critical element in any pre-commissioning plans. During the design phase of a project, specifications for equipment to be installed are developed. These specifications are described in detail in the request for bids. GL Noble Denton has performed vendor inspections in many countries. Typically, all types of mechanical, rotating, electrical and electronic equipment for oil and gas plants are inspected.
GL Noble Denton monitors oil and gas projects worldwide and supports all quality-related activity with its global network of surveyors. They monitor and ensure that overall project timelines and budgets are met, that facilities, equipment, products and services meet quality as well as HSE and social responsibility obligations.