K2 South Korea completed another high profile rig build on 16th December 2013 with the delivery of SONGA Equinox (CAT D-1) derrick to DSME.
The global reputation of K2’s training department paid dividends in 2013 with 5,631 trainees last year, of which over 5000 were external personnel.
VELOSIans came out in full force to support the recent Terry Fox run held on December 1st, 2013 in Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur.
K2 Specialist Services received two Certificate of Accreditation from the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) on 30th September for course design specific to Dropped Object (DROPS) Inspector Training.
A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to K2 Team in recognition of K2’s ongoing support for quarantine compliance on the Chevron-operated Gorgon project, 130 km off the north-west coast of Western Australia.
Nigel’s appointment as Acting Regional Manager for all of Europe and Caspian takes effect from November, 2013.
Five wins and one draw. That is the summary of the journey that the Cairns Classic Women’s (Hockey) Team fared in their competition during the World Master Games held in Turin, Italy
Applus+ Velosi JDA (Mongolia) holds an information session in South Gobi on Mining Industry and how to jump start a career in Mongolia.
Awagia Tapo is one of the selected participants, who is invited by the Cairns Classic Women’s Team to play hockey for the World Masters in Italy, on the 2nd August 2013.
Velosi China inspectors received an appreciation letter from our client Tengizchevroil Kazakhstan (TCO) regarding their excellent performance in valve inspection on 24 July, 2013.
K2 Specialist Services completed the two day course on competence-based, rig-specific DROPs training and assessment for a major offshore drilling contractors’ crews this May at K2’s dedicated training centre in Singapore.
JDA Wokman Limited PNG was awarded the Good Corporate Citizen Award, 2010 - 2015.
The St John’s Hospice offers a number of community services such as specialized pain and symptom control, emotional support and high standards of palliative care to help the patient with peace, comfort and dignity. It costs about £64,000 to keep the Hospice running for a week and 2/3 of the funding usually comes from voluntary contributions and events such as Moonlight Walk.
Five Recruiters from Intec (UK) Ltd - a Technical Recruitment Agency & Business – endured the grueling "Three Peaks Challenge" in the UK over the weekend of the 6-7th July 2013.
Applus+ Velosi JDA (Mongolia) team welcomes Brigham Young University - Hawaii students to their office and held an information session on current job market in Mongolia.
A Ceremony was held recently in Applus+ Velosi JDA’s office located in Port Moresby (PNG) to publicly recognize them as the first Gold Sponsor for the 2015 Pacific Games. The ceremony was facilitated by CEO 2015 Pacific Games, Mr Peter Stewart and Mr David Conn, Board Member of the Organising Committee and CEO of the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce.
The much anticipated Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) was held between May 6th to 9th in Houston, Texas.
More than 12,000 cyclist from all across the world gathered on April 20th and 21st for the annual two-day, 180-mile journey from Houston to Austin for the 29th Annual BP MS 150, benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
European Oil and Gas Journal recently featured K2 in their Issue 3 2013 edition.
Applus+ Velosi co-sponsored the 2013 Technology Conference Seminar on January 17th, 2013, which is currently in its sixth year.
Velosi Oman has received a HSE award from Petroleum Development Oman, in recognition of providing safe services, and achieving a LTI-free record of 19 million kilometres of travel with 3.5 million man hours of work.
JDA has been servicing clients in Mongolia since 2006, working largely through JDA Australia. In November, 2012 an exciting new phase commenced with the inception of a new entity dedicated to Mongolia-JDA Applus+ Velosi Mongolia.
This year VELOSI participated in the Terry Fox Run for the second time.
In December 2012, Velosi Angola sponsored a team from the Giro Bairro League in Cabinda. This is an annual event between the different suburbs and has been going on for many years.
VELOSI Saudi Arabia participated in the 4th Saudi Arabia International Oil & Gas Exhibition (SAOGE 2012), largest oil and gas industry exhibition ever staged in Saudi Arabia.
VELOSI Indonesia has recently participated in the 2nd Annual Asset Integrity Management Summit Asia held at The Intermark, Kuala Lumpur.
Velosi Middle East has become the first and only organization to have received the ISO 17020 accreditation exclusively for all its offices and services in the Middle East. This accreditation was awarded after following a stringent three stage audit by RvA.
The creation of a joint partnership between Velosi and the Qatar Centre for Career Development (QCCD) which is to be registered in Jersey, UK and is to operate as an offshore arm of Velosi, Qatar was recently announced at a press conference.
Velosi has announced an association with one of India’s premier educational institutions, IIT Bombay – allowing it to offer IIT Bombay’s four-month Online Certificate Course in Piping Engineering.
Apollo Enterprises-Scaffolding and Formworks Division has become the first 100% Qatari-owned scaffolding company operating in compliance with BS EN Scaffold Standards, to be awarded with ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certification by Velosi Quality Management International (VQMI) for its integrated quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE) management system.
Insurance group Aviva has agreed to sell the RAC to the USA-based private equity firm The Carlyle Group, whose portfolio also includes Applus+, for £1bn. The sale is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2011.
Petroserv Controls & Communications WLL, an Alfia Holdings group company, has been awarded with the ISO 9001:2008 certification by VQMI, a subsidiary of Velosi Certification Bureau Ltd, UK.
Doha Pest Control & Cleaning Company has been awarded with ISO 9001:2008 Certificate by VQMI, a subsidiary of Velosi Certification Bureau Ltd, U.K. The Certificate was handed over to the company’s Director, H E Sheikh Fahd Khalid Jassim Al Thani by Mohammad Nabil, Head of Management Systems, Velosi Certification LLC, Qatar.
Omantel's Procurement and Contracts Division has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 certification. Chief Executive Dr. Amer Al Rawas was officially presented with the certification in the presence of HE Dr. Rasheed bin Al Safi Al Huraibi, Chairman of Tender Board and Mr. Sudhir Pandra, Regional Manager of Velosi Middle East.
Venture Gulf Engineering (VGE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Al Nasr Holding Co, has added yet another feather to its cap with their fabrication facilities being certified to the ISO 9001-2008, by leading certification body Velosi Quality Management International.
Barcelona - Applus+, a global company in the inspection, testing and quality assurance sector, and one of the ten largest firms in the conformity assessment sector worldwide together with The Carlyle Group, have completed the acquisition of Velosi. The recommended cash offer, launched in December on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in London, has culminated in the acquisition of the company, which will become a new division of the Spanish multinational.
The VELOSI Group has announced the launch of a PDO approved Lifting Equipment Service for Oman. Mr Sudhir Pandra, Regional Manager for VELOSI Middle East, commented, "We are delighted to bring our specialist Lifting Equipment Services to Oman, which will enhance our services to all of our clients whom we have been serving for years in Oman.
The HSSE in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Summit 2010, to be held from 25 - 29 April at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi is proud to announce the addition of two distinguished speakers - Ahmed Khalil, HSE Manager, Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) and Wayne Harris, HSE Director, Qatar Project Management; Board Director, World Safety Organization; CEO, ISQEM to its expert speaker faculty.
“VELOSI is proud to announce that it has been awarded the contract for ‘Management System Certification (IMS) and Maintenance’ by Qatar Gas.
VELOSI is pleased to announce that VELOSI-Intec has been awarded the ‘Investors in People Gold Standard’. This is a fantastic achievement highlighting the company’s commitment to the training and personal development of its staff.
During the 1st quarter of 2009, Kurtec Inspection Services part of the VELOSI group, invested in a Teletest Focus unit to perform Long Range UT guide wave inspection. The project lasted two weeks and included road crossings, bund lines and above ground piping.
Velosi's office based in the Abu Dhabi, UAE has won a contract for underwater inspection using divers.
K2 has recently completed the first hotwork enclosure project in the Middle East. This system is a flexible, reusable, positive pressure welding which allows hotwork activities to be safely carried out in live process areas. It is ideal for use in offshore and/or onshore production facilities, refineries, FPSO’s or anywhere the risk of explosion exists.
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