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TUV SUD NEL Completes Building of £16m World Leading Test Facility


TUV SUD NEL, the flow measurement R&D specialist, has completed the base building that will house its £16million Advanced Multiphase Facility (AMF).

 

Construction began in September 2017 and the extensive fit-out will now commence. Once completed, the AMF's test range capability (of operating pressures, temperatures, flowrates and metrology) will be beyond anything currently available in the world. Operating at pressures up to 150 bar, this will double current capabilities to replicate extreme production conditions.

 

The AMF will span 1,600 m2, and contain a £1.45million, full production scale separator with an operating weight of 270 tonnes. The AMF will also be the only facility in the world to offer an integrated subsea choke, as well as be capable of testing the full range of flow meters, from two-inch to 12-inch.

 

Alongside providing opportunities for industry-led projects and training, the AMF will also support academic research. Creating at least 17 new jobs, the AMF will futureproof the delivery of innovative technical services to the oil and gas production market for the next

25 years, and position Scotland as a world leader in multiphase flow measurement.

 

Brian Austin, CEO TÜV SÜD UK, said: “This milestone in the build of our new AMF sees us one step closer to realising the creation of truly world-leading research facilities that will help the global oil & gas sector to meet future production optimisation challenges. Once complete, TUV SUD NEL will be operating the only facility in the world to offer the full range of flow rates and high pressure capabilities.”

 

Scottish Enterprise has supported the development of the AMF with £4.9 million of research and development funding. Alongside the grant from Scottish Enterprise, TUV SUD NEL's parent company, TÜV SÜD AG, is investing £11.1 million which makes the project the largest capital investment to date in the company's UK business.

Time-lapse video of the build is available here.

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Caption: TUV NEL's completed base building that will house its £16million Advanced Multiphase Facility. Left-to-right - Brian Austin CEO TUV SUD UK & Ireland, Matt Bellshaw Property Director – HFD Property Group Limited, William McKnight Chief Financial Officer (CFO) TUV SUD UK & Ireland

About TUV SUD NEL www.tuvnel.com

TUV SUD NEL is a global centre of excellence for flow measurement and fluid flow systems and is the National Measurement Institute responsible for the UK's National Flow Measurement Standards. As an international technology services organisation and provider of pipeline fluid management services to the global petroleum industry, TUV SUD NEL has an impressive track record in the development, design and application of new technologies.

 

TUV SUD NEL is a trading name of TUV SUD Ltd, a company of the TÜV SÜD Group, an international service organisation with more than 24,000 employees and over 1,000 locations in around 50 countries.



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