The ROSEN Group is pleased to announce its recent award of four major baseline pipeline inspections worth around $9m for the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project.
Managed out of ROSEN’s Canning Vale operating facility, the multi-million dollar project is planned to start immediately with design of four specialized tools, and baseline inspections due for completion mid 2013.
The contract includes intelligent tool design, fabrication, testing and baseline inspection of the Gorgon, Jansz, domestic gas and CO2 pipelines utilizing a variety of technologies.
The company has almost 15 years of Western Australian experience and the project will employ 35 locally based permanent employees.
ROSEN Australia general manager Neil Pain said the award was the culmination of several years of discussion between ROSEN and Chevron in understanding, and pushing, the limits of high-end in-line inspection technology for challenging offshore pipelines.
“The ROSEN Group has used its extensive worldwide experience and expertise in developing inspection solutions that meet Chevron’s specification requirements, whilst at the same time utilizing inspection methods that have a proven track record.”
ROSEN is the only fully operational in-line inspection facility in Australia with full project management, maintenance, field services and data evaluation capabilities.
“This will allow Chevron a fully flexible in-line inspection execution team for all technologies and all diameters,” Neil Pain said.
ROSEN Asia Pacific vice president Roslan Arshah said: “This contract award again proves that where challenging inspection requirements exist, ROSEN remains the service provider of choice.”
The Gorgon Project is operated by an Australian subsidiary of Chevron and is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (approximately 47%), ExxonMobil (25%) and Shell (25%), Osaka Gas (1.25%), Tokyo Gas (1%) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417%).