New £16m oil and gas flow-measurement facility opens in East Kilbride

Matt Bellshaw (Property Director, HFD Property, centre) hands over the completed base building in East Kilbride to Brian Austin (left) and William McKnight from TUV SUD.
Matt Bellshaw (Property Director, HFD Property, centre) hands over the completed base building in East Kilbride to Brian Austin (left) and William McKnight from TUV SUD.

A new hi-tech testing facility will future-proof technical services to the oil and gas production market for the next 25 years –  and position Scotland as a world leader in multiphase flow measurement – is being built in East Kilbride.

When completed, the £16 million new Advanced Multiphase Facility (AMF) will also create 17 new jobs at TUV SUD NEL – the flow measurement R&D specialist.

The new facility aims to make flow-measurement through meters which monitor oil and gas coming out of the ground across the world more accurate –  therefore providing oil and gas operators and taxation/regulation authorities greater assurance of fiscal accuracy.

The AMF will span 1,600 m2, and contain a £1.45 million, full production-scale separator with an operating weight of 270 tonnes. The AMF will also be the only facility in the world to offer an integrated subsea choke, as well as be capable of testing the full range of flow meters, from two-inch to 12-inch.

Brian Austin, chief executive of  TÜV SÜD UK, said: “This milestone in the build of our new AMF sees us one step closer to realising the creation of truly world-leading research facilities that will help the global oil & gas sector to meet future production optimisation challenges.”

30 May 2018

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