The AMF will span 1,600 m2, and contain a £1.45million, 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.
Alongside providing opportunities for industry-led projects and training, the AMF will also support academic research. Creating at least 17 new jobs, the AMF will futureproof the delivery of innovative 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.
Scottish Enterprise has supported the development of the AMF with £4.9 million of research and development funding. Alongside the grant from Scottish Enterprise, TUV SUD NEL's parent company, TÜV SÜD AG, is investing £11.1 million which makes the project the largest capital investment to date in the company's UK business.