About ATEX Inspections LTD
Our Co-founder Mr Ray Whitehead first became involved with explosive atmospheres in the UK coal mines back in the 1960's and was then involved in the start-up of the very first oil fields in the UK North Sea in the 1970's included the Forties, Brent and Piper before taking the lead inspection role in Algeria on the massive Sonatrach LNG facility. He setup Atex Inspections Ltd before the introduction of the European ATEX Directives specifically to offer clients specialist inspection, verification and compliance services.
Our new Venture Projects Consultant is Steve Temple. Steve has over 30 year’s Shell Project FPSO and FLNG experience and is an accomplished Operations Manager in both CSU and Operate Phases to Shell Global Standards DEP's and DEM's and some of his projects include Anasuria FPSO North Sea, Sea Eagle FPSO Nigeria, onshore Oman LNG, Qatar Pearl GTL and Prelude FLNG Australia.
Steve is a unique Project to Asset OEX manager having Marine, Upstream as well as Onshore LNG process in-depth expertise. He is a Subject Matter Expert over Project delivery, CSU activities and contractual processes contributing to the success of Project handover to Asset teams to “Statement of Fitness” approval. He has vast experiance in Project to Asset Delivery, Acceptance of Work Statement of Fitness verification, Asset Integrity Management AIPSM, Support Operations in Design and Flawless Start Up Processes.
Our successful track record of delivering projects on time and on budget in a safe and reliable manner has enabled us to develop long term, lasting relationships with our clients, in fact ALL Shell offshore installations in Nigeria have now been inspected by Atex Inspections Ltd and we have trained all their offshore personnel in hazardous areas.
Why use us....
Because we can provide a complete Inspection Management Package supported by experienced, qualified Project Managers, Supervisors/Co-ordinators, COMPEX & EEHA qualified Inspectors, Document Controllers and all backed up by local agency support from our regional partners Orion Group with whom we have a Joint Venture Agreement. Our inspections will provide you with independent verification of compliance with ATEX, EEHA, DSEAR, AS/NZS and IEC 60079-17 and will become an integral part of your asset integrity to maintain the asset in a fit-for-purpose condition while helping to extend the expected life-span. Our hazardous area training will ensure your workers are fully aware of the dangers involved in working within hazardous areas and of the requirements for installing ATEX equipment and the different types of protections involved.