TWI's new build in Kuala Lumpur is expected to be in full operational use by the end of 2014

TWI’s training business in South East Asia was established in the mid 1980’s and has enjoyed continual growth ever since. In recent years annual growth rates as high as 30% have been achieved and, as a result the current facility in Kuala Lumpur can no longer accommodate TWI’s needs. As the facility cannot be extended further, a decision was taken in 2011 to move to a new, much larger, purpose built facility.

Construction work began in May 2013 and all piling works are now complete. Work to install the main facility foundations is now on-going. The picture below shows the recent work to install the concrete base of the new diving tank that will be used to train underwater NDT inspectors. TWI currently has specialised underwater training facilities in the UK and Thailand and offers internationally recognised CSWIP certifications for offshore personnel, including:

TWI's new build in Kuala Lumpur is expected to be in full operational use by the end of 2014

CSWIP 3.1U – NDT Inspection Diver
CSWIP 3.2U – NDT Inspection Diver
CSWIP 3.3U – ROV Inspector
CSWIP 3.4U – Underwater Inspection Controller
Refresher 3.1U/3.2U
Refresher 3.3U/3.4U

Following a construction period of just over one year, facility commissioning is forecast to begin in Summer 2014 with full operational capability available before the end of 2014. When fully operational the facility will provide accommodation for up to 100 staff and be able to handle over 8,000 trainees per year. Capacity will also be available to support expansion of the engineering services provided by TWI SEA.

The design provides a gross internal area of ~4,000m2 (more than double the current facility) and is based upon a 3-storey layout as follows:

Ground Floor
  • Training reception, administration, examination, certification and accounts.
  • Display area.
  • Welding bays.
  • X-ray facility.
  • Pump house for diving tank.
  • Stores area.
  • Security lodge.

First Floor
  • Training rooms.
  • Diving tank access, control room and viewing area.
  • Cafeteria for staff and trainees.

Second Floor
  • Training management.
  • Engineering services.
  • Meeting rooms.
  • Expansion space (unfitted).

In addition to meeting all current and identified short/medium term needs, the design also has ~400m2 of additional capacity which will be fitted out to meet future business needs.

Further information on this project can be obtained from Colin Walters or Ernie Moskini.