Marine & Offshore Engineering
There are many offshores and marine hubs worldwide, with strong growth prospects for Marine and Offshore (M&O) engineering companies. Businesses services worldwide demand for ship repair, shipbuilding, rig-building and offshore engineering. In addition, there is a thriving business in oilfield equipment manufacturing, as well as the building and chartering of offshore supply vessels.
World is also well-placed to become Asia’s Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) hub, and is positioned to take advantage of the growing demand.
Companies in both fields can benefit from strong accreditation standards, provided by Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs). The CABs accredited by the International Directorate of Accreditation (IDA) provide added confidence regarding the quality of their services.
CABs assist companies involved in LNG with services such as offshore non-destructive testing (NDT) and structural inspection. IDA also provides accreditation schemes for inspection bodies (IBs) to provide services such as M&O inspection of air receivers, power boilers, storage tanks, and pressure relief valves.
In the testing fields, calibration and measurement of equipment and parts can be conducted by IDA-accredited laboratories, in accordance with electrical and NDT needs.
|Laboratories||Calibration & Measurement|
|Chemical & Biological|
|Inspection Bodies||Marine & Offshore Inspection|
|Pressure Vessel/ Lifting Equipment|
|Technical Audit of Extension Schemes for Pressure Vessels|
|Management Systems Certification Bodies||Business Continuity Management|
|Learning Service Providers|
|Occupational Safety & Health Management System|
|Quality Management System|
|Product Certification Bodies||Certified Personnel (NDT)|
M&O companies will also find management systems certifications to be invaluable to their businesses, in terms of optimizing operations and for demonstrating quality management systems.
Some examples of applicable management systems certifications are quality management (ISO 9001), environmental management (ISO 14001) and occupational safety and health (ISO 45001).
The following IDA accreditation schemes are applicable to the Marine & Offshore Engineering industry: