ABERDEEN, UK – Sonomatic, a market leader in the provision of advanced automated ultrasonic inspection services, announces its plans to build a brand new multi-disciplined facility that will allow the company to cover the entire range of NDT Inspections. The new state of the art premises will house radiography and hydro testing bays and have the ability to perform heat-treatment on client’s equipment. The RAIS division will also offer a mobile NDT service to all onshore clients, including UT, MPI, liquid penetrant, radiography and heat-treatment.
The location has been very carefully selected with emphasis given to the client’s logistical requirements. Sonomatic recognises that during high turnaround shutdown seasons, every mile travelled counts and adds to the time the client/asset is kept waiting for the return of their equipment. To optimise the ability to reduce this time and to ensure Sonomatic have addressed their environmental responsibilities, they have chosen to invest in a new site development, named “The Core”, located in Bridge of Don to the north of Aberdeen City Centre.
The Core is located approximately 4 miles from Aberdeen Harbour, 1 mile from the AECC. However, another very important factor in the decision to move to the Core is the planned route of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route. It will finish/start on the A90 (in very close proximity to Sonomatic). It will encompass all major industrial sites, passing by Portlethan, Kingswells and Dyce as well as being a feeder route for all inner city clients. In addition, Sonomatic hope to meet clients requirements from all over Scotland by taking full advantage of the A90 and the AWPR.
Sonomatic’s new facility will create a centre of excellence for all NDT, NII and Advanced NDT requirements and will pull together the highly specialised technicians and engineers from the existing Sonomatic specialised services division. However, the vision does not stop at NDT. The company’s RAIS division has listened to its clients and has ensured there is room to extend its facilities and services to cover the addition of a paint shop and possible other offerings. Sonomatic aims to show their current and prospective clients they are a willing partner to help with all of their needs and requirements.
Sonomatic is a market leader in the development and provision of automated ultrasonic inspection and related integrity services for the oil and gas, power generation and defence sectors. It has operational bases in Aberdeen and Warrington in the UK, Perth and Brisbane in Australia, Abu Dhabi, Muscat in the Middle East, Johannesburg, Secunda and Vanderbijl Park in South Africa, and North Carolina and Houston in the US.