3sun Group, specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry, has further enhanced its offering by launching a fully comprehensive asset integrity service.
The Group’s in-house capabilities for working at height support the repair, maintenance and decommissioning of all on and offshore structures, both in oil and gas and renewables sectors. Skilled IRATA approved rope access technicians are utilised for work including welding, pipe and plate non-destructive testing, painting, crane inspection, blade repair and fabric maintenance.
The service also covers detailed offshore surveys, risk assessments and design, through to the implementation of structural and piping modifications and the decommissioning of redundant equipment.
Commenting on the importance of asset integrity, Graham Hacon, CEO, said: “Safe operation of ageing assets is one of the biggest challenges facing the energy industry, particularly in the North Sea, and even more so in the current climate when identifying streamlined and cost effective solutions is key. A well-managed asset integrity programme can play a major role in extending the life cycle of fundamental assets.”
Mr Hacon added: “Assets can deteriorate in many ways through corrosion, structural fatigue, impact damage and general wear and tear. Our integrity management team works with operators to ensure assets are effectively maintained to be safe, reliable and efficient across their life cycle.
“With our recent acquisition of AID Industrial, we can now offer complementary capabilities to the renewable energy and oil and gas sectors, allowing us to provide a full turnkey solution to our customers. Our services are adaptable as well as comprehensive and allow us to offer bespoke solutions for projects of any scale and specification.”
Since its inception in 2007, 3sun Group has grown rapidly to now employ over 350 people across six divisions, and has earned a global reputation for resolving some of the key energy engineering challenges facing the energy sector.
Its recent acquisition of AID Industrial, specialist PPE provider and expert in Industrial Rope Access, Work at Height and Global Wind Organisation safety courses, marked a successful first quarter of the year for the Group. This follows major contract wins, a Top 20 position on The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table and a £10million investment from the Business Growth Fund last year.