Tentec Engineer Travels to Papua New Guinea to Train Local Operatives in the Safe Use of Bolt Tightening Equipment

Top Quote Tentec, designers, manufacturers and suppliers of bolt tightening equipment sell their equipment worldwide and recently to the PNG LNG Project in Papua New Guinea. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 21, 2012 - With its bolt tensioning tools and torque wrenches used in global oil and gas projects, Tentec's engineers are used to travelling around the world to give their expert advice on the correct tools for the job or to deliver standard or customised training solutions.

    In March 2012, Tentec was asked to quote for the supply of its bolt tensioners and torque wrenches for the ambitious PNG LNG Project. The Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas (PNG LNG) project is an integrated development that includes gas production and processing facilities in the Southern Highlands and Western Provinces of Papua New Guinea, including liquefaction and storage facilities. There are over 700 kilometres (450 miles) of pipelines connecting the facilities.

    Through its Korean distributor, Tentec was asked to quote to supply a range of its bolt tensioning tools and torque wrenches to the Daewoo E&C, the sub-contractor responsible for the construction of the process facilities. After several months of negotiations, the order was won against stiff competition, particularly from cheaper suppliers. However, the contractors on site were conscious of the need for quality equipment and knew that Tentec was a recognised brand and its equipment was trusted by most of the major organisations within the industry. They also had a requirement for comprehensive demonstrations and training both Daewoo and the main contractor, CJJV, personnel in the correct and safe use of the hydraulic tensioning and torque tools.

    So in late summer 2012, Tentec's senior sales engineer Stuart Drury travelled to the wilds of Papua New Guinea to run a comprehensive training programme. For 15 days, Stuart worked with between 25-30 operatives from Daewoo and CJJV to show them, in theory and practice, the standard procedures involved in torque tightening and tensioning. This training in the correct use of Tentec's equipment will ensure the integrity of the pipelines being installed as part of this major project for the LNG plant that is projected to produce 6.6 million tons of LNG a year.

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