AIE is a leading asset integrity service management system (AIMS) service provider which operates across the MENA region, servicing clients in the UAE, Oman, Algeria, Qatar, Iraq and KSA. AIE has now won a long-term services contract, via competitive tender from Dana Gas PJSC, to design and establish an asset-wide integrity and maintenance management system, to protect the lasting integrity and reliability of the Zora production facilities.
The Zora field is located in the West Sharjah Concession, 35 km from the Hamriyah free zone. Well fluids from the offshore production platform are transported via a subsea pipeline to an onshore processing facility located in Hamriyah free zone. The product is then processed and planned to be exported to the SEWA grid.
The contract was awarded to AIE on the 9th of November, 2015, and includes a number of services related to the integrity management of pressure systems (including risk based inspection), structures, marine, wells, pipelines, and corrosion management. The contract also includes a complete centralized maintenance management software (CMMS) build.
Upon completion of the integrity and maintenance management setup, AIE will independently run the AIMS and provide technical expertise, maintenance strategy and engineering/audit services to support Zora’s day-to-day operations. The contract will be serviced from AIE’s headquarters in Sharjah, UAE.
Neil Flemming, Managing Director of Asset Integrity Engineering, said: “AIE has a long standing relationship with Dana Gas, and we are extremely proud and excited to be awarded this contract which aims to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the Zora field. Like Dana Gas, Sharjah is where our business is headquartered. We hold a number of strategic contracts in the Emirate and this award aims to solidify our strength in the Northern Emirates and demonstrate our capabilities further.”
Mervyn Chase, Zora Project Operations Manager for Dana Gas, commented: “We are glad to employ AIE as a specialist integrity services provider on the Zora project. They offer a complete Integrity and maintenance setup option which is being harnessed elsewhere in Dana Gas to create commonality across our business. Using an independent company like AIE improves the quality of our systems and helps to demonstrate our commitment to safe and responsible operations.”
AIE is an independent body which specialises in setting up and running complete Integrity and maintenance systems for clients in heavy industries.