Building structure for new Advanced Multiphase Facility completed
The main physical structure of NEL’s new Advanced Multiphase Facility (AMF) for subsea development has been completed. The official handover took place recently, with the keys being handed over by the property development company HDF Consulting, which contracted Muir Construction to carry out the work. They were received by Brian Austin, the new CEO of TUV SUD UK and Ireland.
The next milestone for the project will be the installation of a £1.45 million gravity separator, which is scheduled for delivery in August. The overall project should be completed in April 2019.
Maintaining the tradition of naming buildings on the East Kilbride site after famous engineers and scientists, the Advanced Multiphase Facility will be known as the Reynolds Building.
TÜV SÜD AG is investing £11.1 million in the project, which is the largest capital investment to date in the company’s UK business. This money is being provided alongside £4.9 million of research and development funding from Scottish Enterprise.
Designed to provide a new, best-in-class, high-pressure multiphase flow test facility, with a test range beyond anything currently available anywhere else in the world, the AMF is focussed predominantly on the £50-billion-per-annum global subsea sector. It will facilitate company-led industrial projects and product development, hands-on industry training and academic research. Creating at least 17 new jobs, the facility will futureproof the delivery of innovative technical services to the oil and gas production market for the next 25 years.