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DNV GL to Test Bolt Fatigue for API

all logging data with the API project team so they can monitor tests and carry out independent analyses.“The safety of our operations is priority number one in our industry. Our standards, technical and certification programs are part of the many ways we help industry and companies achieve quality management and safety goals,” said Debra Phillips, vice president of API Global Industry Services.“Through research and testing such as the work that DNV GL will complete, we contribute to a culture of safety, innovation and continuous improvement in the natural gas and oil industry,&rdquo

BIRNS Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

BIRNS, Inc., designer and manufacturer of lighting and connector systems, announced that its Quality Management System is now certified to ISO 9001:2015 by DNV GL.The company recently underwent an audit of its business and manufacturing processes, and completed the certification to the new standard as of May of this year.The new ISO 9001:2015 standard has a focus on risk-based thinking and accountability in all organizational processes, an emphasis on leadership involvement and demonstrated commitment to understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties, with the result of continual

Liam Warren, operations manager at Rovco and Dominique Sewell, quality auditor. Photo Rovco

Rovco secures DNV GL accreditation

U.K. subsea services company Rovco has been awarded ISO 9001 accreditation from global industry certification body DNV GL. Following an independent assessment of Rovco’s quality management systems, the Bristol-based company received the internationally recognised ISO certification to the latest 2015 standard.   The ISO 9001: 2015 accreditation affirms a company’s ability to consistently deliver products and services that meet statutory and regulatory industry requirements, underpinning Rovco’s commitment to consistency, continual improvement and customer satisfaction.  

John Torgersen (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings, Inc.)

Torgersen Joins Phoenix International

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. announced that John Torgersen has joined the company as its new Quality Management Systems (QMS) Lead overseeing elements in all aspects required to achieve and maintain registration and certification in commercial and military quality standards and certification programs.   Torgersen’s initial focus in his new position will be spearheading the effort to transition Phoenix from our current ISO 9001:2008 certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.   Torgersen comes to Phoenix with over 20 years of experience in Quality, Health, Safety &

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M2 Subsea Awarded DNV-GL Certifications

ROV services provider M2 Subsea said it has been awarded a raft of industry certifications from DNV-GL for its management system standards, just seven months after starting up.    The Aberdeen-headquartered company received two of the internationally recognized ISO certifications for its quality management systems, both to the latest 2015 standards. The ISO 9001: 2015 promotes the adoption of a process approach and underpins M2 Subsea’s commitment to consistency, continual improvement and customer satisfaction, the company said. The accreditation was awarded following an independent assessment

RJE International Awarded ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation

Following a certification audit of RJE International’s corporate and manufacturing facilities in Irvine, Calif., the company said it has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification.    ISO accreditation is a comprehensive quality management standard covering all main processes within a company, ensuring these processes are not only conducted under controlled conditions, but are also subject to continuous improvement. The goal is to ensure customers receive consistently high quality products and services.   "We are delighted to obtain our ISO certifica

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WFN Strategies Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

WFN Strategies has gained international recognition for its quality management system.   Submarine cable system implementation company WFN Strategies has, after two years of development, successfully achieved accredited certification to the ISO 9001 international standard for quality management.   ISO 9001 is a quality management standard that was developed by the International Organization for Standardization – an association of governmental and nongovernmental organizations from many countries. The ISO 9001 standard is utilized to certify quality management systems that focus on

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A New Standardization for Subsea Forgings

are essential building blocks for subsea components, but tailor-made solutions to meet end-users’ specific requirements have caused long delivery times. A joint industry project (JIP), led by DNV GL, has now taken the next step in subsea standardization by harmonizing requirements for quality management of forgings.   The recommended practice (RP) ‘Steel forgings for subsea applications – quality management requirements’, DNVGL-RP-B202, will enable delivery of high quality forgings at reduced delivery times and cost.   Complementing the RP ’Steel forgings

John DeBlieux (Photo: Chet Morrison Contractors)

MTR100: Chet Morrison Contractors

well, ranging from marine construction and maintenance to P&A and decommissioning.   Chet Morrison Contractors operates four locations with convenient access to Gulf of Mexico: Houma, New Orleans, Mexico and Trinidad. Its Deepwater Riser Services Division has an API Spec Q1 Registered Quality Management System and is certified to provide the highest standard of inspection and repair services in the industry according to APIQR and OEM specifications. It is also certified as a Licensed Inspection & Repair Service Provider for GE Oil & Gas – one of only two such facilities in Louisiana

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MTR100: INNOMAR Technologie

side scan sonar (250, 410, 600kHz) for simultaneous operation. New developments include a multi-transducer SBP providing high data density suitable for 3D visualization, a towed SBP and a survey catamaran (USV) for remote operation in protected or extremely shallow areas. INNOMAR’s quality management has been certified by DIN EN ISO 9001 since January 2000. (As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter

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