SKF recognized as approved offshore condition monitoring service provider
2014 September 05, 14:00 CEST
Gothenburg, Sweden, 5 September: SKF USA Inc., the SKF Solution Factory in Houston, a center of excellence which specializes in the offshore industry has been certified with ‘External Specialist Recognition’ by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) to provide Condition Monitoring services to the offshore industry.
The achievement is significant due to the ABS ranking as one of the largest certification organizations in the world for the Offshore Oil & Gas and Marine Industry. The recognition follows a practical demonstration of ‘Condition Monitoring on Thrusters’ and a comprehensive quality audit of SKF Inc. by ABS.
“The ‘Certificate of Service Recognition’ from ABS is becoming a requirement for many companies when selecting a condition monitoring supplier and obtaining it is a notable achievement,” says Dave Staples, SKF Global Service Manager for traditional energy. “It was certainly worth our time and effort to work closely with ABS, to complete the approval process which is recognized by all drilling contractors and shipping companies.”
SKF USA Inc. is well positioned now to offer condition monitoring solutions to our customers, which will allow them to potentially defer overhauls of critical equipment such as thruster propulsion systems, saving them time and money. With this recognition, we are one step closer to fulfilling our vision of becoming a major service provider of services and solutions across the whole Oil & Gas and Marine sector.
Achieving the certification from ABS is a key aspect of SKF’s long term commitment to developing effective asset life cycle management strategies that reduce the total cost of ownership for our clients and, ultimately increase their profitability and reliable performance for their customers.
For further information, please contact:
Monique Turner, +1 267 436 6836; +1 215 801 8722; Monique.Turner@skf.com
SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2013 were SEK 63,597 million and the number of employees was 48,401. www.skf.com
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