Activities covered by the agreement include hot tapping and STOPPLE® plugging, as well as SmartPlug® pressure isolation. The three-year contract earned by TDW is one of only four such contracts awarded worldwide by BP.
“We are extremely excited to extend our relationship with BP,” said Bruce Thames, senior vice president and chief operations officer for TDW. “Each year, TDW technicians safely perform thousands of line interventions and isolations for customers around the globe. As a result, TDW is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of BP and to lead the development of best practices throughout our industry.”
This contract marks a significant achievement as the culmination of work with supplier engagement and evaluations. Safe isolations are important across BP’s operations for works such as valve replacement and for plant/platform shutdowns. All of the suppliers have committed to a programme of continuous improvement and developing best practices leading to industry guidelines.