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IVB lands verification contract for 19 platforms doubling its southern North Sea work

Inspection and verification specialist IVB (Inspection Verification Bureau Ltd.) has doubled its activity in the Southern North Sea with a significant expansion to an existing five-year contract to deliver verification services to 19 platforms for an international oil and gas company.
Leading Netherlands oil and gas exploration and production company Wintershall has engaged the Great Yarmouth-based company for all its assets in the SNS Dutch sector and one onshore facility.
The company, now in its 12th year of operation, is now looking to expand its team with additional full-time permanent staff as well as swelling its network of contractors.
And it is predicting more buoyant times as the pace of SNS oil and gas work picks up as operators focus on home assets for production in the drive for national energy security.
Technical director Matt Chapman said IVB’s growing global reputation was winning new business after a tough time during the pandemic and the oil price slumps.

“The Wintershall contract was a significant increase to the IVB client base and this increase in contract scope size is good for the future security and longevity of the local area and our growth.
“Last year we were the Verification Body for one of Wintershall’s platforms and it’s now been extended to 19 with instant effect.
“We are really pleased to have secured such a valuable contract from such a highly respected operator as Wintershall.
“Wintershall has been in the Dutch sector for more than 50 years and is one of Europe’s leading independent gas and oil companies
“Our people will be travelling to look at the offshore installations and the onshore facility shortly.”
IVB director Chris Bolton said: “The situation in Ukraine has made businesses look closely at their SNS asset and the value of their resources and that is going to help businesses like us as the supply chain is shortened.”
IVB has completed renewable projects and also targeting its expertise at low carbon energy markets, he said.
“We can see the industry looking at gas storage again and we are expecting this to be a target for us.
“We are also currently in discussion with a client developing a waste to energy system. We are looking at every area for opportunities where our expertise can be used.”
Current work includes a contract with TotalEnergies Nederlands, which started six years ago, verification work offshore in Egypt and new-build projects in the Middle East.
Matt said: “A UK client has midwater buoyancy tanks being made near Dubai and IVB is supplying quality control of the fabrication, this is an extension of a job that has been going on for a couple of years.”
Inspection work in Great Yarmouth was brisk and investment in a UK-wide marketing campaign was stimulating positive responses, he said.
“We do a lot of inspection and verification work in the Great Yarmouth area for local companies making equipment for offshore gas installations and renewables.”

For more information on IVB services or how we can help you, email us at info@ivbltd.co.uk

IVB are excited to be exhibiting again at ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi, UAE this year. If you are planning to attend we would love you to drop by for a chat to see how we can help you and your business.

You can find us in Halls 3 and 4 Stand: 3308, 4110

https://www.adipec.com/exhibitordetails?exhibitorid=1453

Hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), ADIPEC is the world’s most influential meeting place where oil, gas and energy companies and professionals will convene in-person, safely and securely, to engage and identify the opportunities that will unlock new value in an evolving energy landscape.

The exhibition provides opportunities for buyers and sellers to meet, learn, network, do business and discover new products, solutions and technologies from over 2,000 exhibiting companies, which includes over 51 NOCs, IOCs and IECs as well as 26 international country pavilions, providing a world-class environment for trade across the industry’s full value chain.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

An IVB India surveyor has successfully completed our first offshore assignment for a major operator.

We are now also working on Reliance India Block KG-DWN 98/3 (KG D6)MJ Field Development for the Inspection of mooring line installation and connection plus associated ballasting operation of a buoy assembly.

Due to increased demand within the group and region IVB are pleased to announce we now have an office in Kerala, India. We welcome Sooraj, Nikhil and Jaseer to the IVB family.

Contact us today if you need advice or support within India or any other parts of the world.

Sooraj – Operations & Business Development Director
Nikhil – Technical Director (Vendor Inspection)
Jaseer – Technical Director (Projects/Integrity)

+918943999062
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IVB are very proud to announce we have been appointed to another North Sea operator for Inspection and SECEs (Safety and Environmental Critical Elements) Verification Services .

Our clients value IVB’s philosophy to verification and our differentiated approach to the usual majors’ offering, which sees them moving away from excessive and costly services provided by major certification companies.

Contact us at IVB and speak to one of our verification experts for more information and to discuss how we work with you to provide an alternative approach to you verification solutions.

verification@ivbltd.com

20th April 2021IVB are very proud to announce we have been appointed to another operator as their verification body.

Our clients value IVB’s philosophy to verification and our differentiated approach to the usual majors’ offering, which sees them moving away from excessive and costly services provided by major certification companies.

Contact us at IVB and speak to one of our verification experts for more information and to discuss how we work with you to provide an alternative approach to you verification solutions.

verification@ivbltd.com