Keeping Mission-Critical Assets in Operation During the Pandemic

IGS executed two essential maintenance projects in the Middle East during September, amidst peak COVID-19 restrictions in the region.

HVTS Cladding for Oilfield Equipment in Oman

In Oman, IGS applied HVTS cladding inside a flow-splitter: oilfield equipment critical for hydrocarbon production, and crucial for the economy. Through the Oil Company’s direct support, special permission was obtained for the entry of IGS crews into Oman for project execution. Standard governmental regulations only permitted Oman residents and Omani nationals to enter the country during this period.

Once on site, IGS crews were faced with an outbreak of COVID-19 in the vicinity of the project location. The crews followed strict COVID-19 safety protocols and completed the project safely and ahead of schedule to the client’s great satisfaction.

HVTS Project Executed in Qatar

Another project was flawlessly executed during the month of September in Qatar. The client, a major gas processing company in Qatar, arranged flights and exceptional visas, enabling entry into an international travel restricted country. The client also supported IGS with hotel arrangements, where IGS crews endured 14 days of quarantine before mobilization and execution of the project.

Dennis Snijders, Sr. Regional Director – Middle East, has commented: “Hats off to our clients in the Middle East, who made entry possible despite COVID-19 restrictions and, of course, hats off to our IGS crews who successfully and safely executed these projects! These two projects are a testimony of the collaborative relationship we have with our clients, the importance of the specialized services that IGS provides to asset owners, and the ability and commitment of IGS operations to the safe execution at the highest quality standards.”

Maintenance Project Execution in 2020

In 2020, IGS is set to complete at least 273 projects, keeping essential infrastructure going by preventing corrosion, erosion, and fouling within Coal Power/WtE & Biomass Plants, RefineriesChemical Producers, Pulp & PaperMining/MetalsCement Plants, and other facilities.

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