TPI Off-Shore Construction
Third Party Inspection Services during Fabrication, Installation and Commissioning of Offshore Structures:

Third Party Inspection of offshore construction projects is an independent verification by a qualified third party that the Quality objectives of the project have been met. Third Party Inspection is a means of client/owner's representation and is an essential oversight function that monitors and confirms adherence to project specifications, standards and requirements.

VCS Quality Services Pvt. Ltd (VCS) is accredited as an Inspection Body in accordance with ISO 17020:2012, and is empanelled with the hydrocarbon majors as a Third Party Inspection Agency. VCS is appointed as a TPI on off-shore construction projects during various stages of construction at on-shore fabrication yards in India/Overseas and during off-shore construction and installation activities. The projects where VCS is actively involved as multi-discipline TPI include one or combination of the following:

  • Process Platforms (New, Modifications, Revamping)
  • Well Platforms (New, Modifications, Revamping)
  • Sub-Sea pipelines
  • Sub-sea cable laying
  • Revamp of associated facilities and Hook-Up

Depending upon the type of structure/areas, the major TPI intervention points include but are not limited to:

  • Material identification and traceability
  • Fabrication yard/coating yard inspections comprising of mechanical, piping, structural, coating, electrical, instrumentation etc.
  • Inspection during Load out, sea fastening, installation, hook-up, testing, pre-commissioning and commissioning
  • Post completion activities -verification of as-built documentation etc.
  • Shutdown management
  • Verifying liquidation of punch points
  • Supervision of anchor handling of vessels through deck officer and master mariner

VCS deputes qualified inspection personnel across various disciplines as per individual project requirements on off-shore projects. The qualified resources undertake inspections in the areas of Mechanical, Structural, Electrical, Instrumentation, Coating and Pipeline. In addition, VCS also provides specialist resources like Master Mariner, Safety and Deck Officers.


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