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Glacier Energy Services boosts advanced non-destructive testing team with senior hire

GLACIER Energy Services has appointed industry-leading engineer Mr Alastair Gibbons to the senior operations team of its non-destructive testing (NDT) business, Professional Testing Services, boosting the firm’s leadership as it expands its use of advanced techniques.

Alastair, who has 25 years’ experience in the field, has joined from one of the largest multi-industry providers of testing services and will lead Glacier’s NDT delivery across the oil and gas industry on and offshore.

Professional Testing Services has the largest pool of qualified NDT inspectors in Europe, with extensive experience of operations on energy infrastructure in the UK, Scandinavia and continental Europe, as well as the Far East.

The company has more than 70 Level 2 PCN (ISO 9712) approved inspection personnel, ten  of whom are also approved to Level 3 in Eddy Current Testing in both Welds and Wrought Products, Ultrasonic Testing, Radiographic Inspection, Surface Inspection (MPI & DPI and Eddy Currents) and Visual Inspection.

Tom Shields, managing director of Professional Testing Services, says: “Advanced techniques are the minimum standard in new-build construction projects and fabric maintenance programmes, and a core part of our offering in terms of providing specialist services for energy infrastructure worldwide.

“Bringing Alastair on board as advanced inspection services manager is a real coup for us – he is a renowned expert who brings even greater capability to an already industry-leading team.

“Alastair’s significant experience in the delivery of advanced NDT techniques including phased array, guided wave, ToFD, EMAT, ACFM and eddy current array along with multiple tube inspection techniques is already being passed on to our wider team, making us one of the best-equipped providers in the sector.”

For more than 30 years, Professional Testing Services’ technicians have provided comprehensive inspection and non-destructive testing services for the fabrication and assembly of offshore oil and gas platform substructures and topsides, subsea components, offshore monopoles and transition sections and substructures in offshore renewables.

The business provides NDT services to clients across Glacier Energy Services’ portfolio, as a key complementary offering within the group’s Specialist Services division – providing heat exchanger manufacturing and refurbishment, and onsite machining services.

Formed in 2011, Glacier Energy Services has a staff of 240, and its group of companies also includes precision pipe-cutting equipment and onsite services provider Roberts Machining Solutions, and weld overlay solutions specialist Wellclad.

Glacier has significant business bases in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Fife and Newcastle, with international operations led from sites in Singapore and the Middle East.