TWI responds to industry demand by launching welding inspection courses in Iraq

TWI responds to industry demand by launching welding inspection courses in Iraq

TWI will be key in providing welding inspection engineering, training and certification to workers in Iraq, to the internationally recognised CSWIP standard. Over the last ten years international reconstruction projects have been implemented to repair and upgrade Iraqi water and sewage treatment plants and electricity production, as well as hospitals, schools, housing, and transportation systems. As reconstruction continues and investment in the oil and gas industry in Iraq increases, so does the demand for TWI’s training and CSWIP certification, which is recognised worldwide by employers and other industry stakeholders as an international mark of competence.

There are many international oil and gas companies with a global reach have a presence in Iraq, which means there is a huge requirement for personnel working in this industry to gain recognised certification as confirmation of their competence and skill. Employers have become more rigorous in their attention to health and safety and as such it is crucial to them that their staff members have the competence training to ensure a high quality of work and a minimal amount of risk.

The first courses to run will be:

CSWIP 3.0 - Visual Welding Inspector - Level 1 in Basra 18 August 2013
CSWIP 3.0 - Visual Welding Inspector - Level 1 in Erbil 7 September 2013
CSWIP 3.1 - Welding Inspector - Level 2 in Basra 18 August 2013
CSWIP 3.1 - Welding Inspector - Level 2 in Erbil 7 September 2013

Technical support covers:

  • Inspection of austenitic steel components and dissimilar metal welds, for detection of manufacturing and in-service flaws
  • Monitoring and detection of corrosion using medium range ultrasonic guided wave
  • Ultrasonic detection and characterisation of stress corrosion cracking in welds
  • Use of non-linear ultrasonic techniques for detecting kissing bonds in composites
  • Detection of corrosion in storage tank floors
  • Long-term structural monitoring of cracks and failures
  • Continuous monitoring of machinery and rotating parts

NEBOSH IGC courses will also launch in July as TWI deliver in-house training for a customer in Rumaila Oilfield, South of Iraq.

For more information please visit our TWI Training and Examinations website or contact Massoud Nikoojoy, Iraq Country Manager, or call the office on +90 (0) 216 688 4210