Multi-national company Cutech and TWI Global Technology Centre (GTC), both based in Singapore, have recently formalised their growing relationship by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to focus on advanced inspection services.
Cutech, whose headquarters are in Singapore, has branches in various parts of the globe, including UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, Malaysia and Indonesia, and provides inspection and non-destructive testing (NDT) services, IT and software consultancy services and engineering products to industrial, commercial and Government clients in the marine, oil and gas, petrochemical, power and process sectors.
TWI GTC is part of TWI’s extensive network of overseas subsidiaries which serve to respond to local market demand and assist companies of all sizes to maximise their potential. TWI GTC provides both conventional solutions and more innovative approaches to help solve technology based and operational challenges. In addition, clients can benefit from exposure to a wide range of programmes, centres and services, and opportunities to meet and collaborate with new partners, including TWI Industrial Member companies, via the TWI Innovation Network.
In coming together as partners, Cutech and TWI GTC will initially pool their expertise and experience in relation to the use of advanced NDT solutions and robotic systems for the inspection of pipelines, heat-exchangers, storage tanks and other engineering assets. This will encompass opportunity assessment and marketing scanning, research and development (R&D) projects leading to commercialisation of new products and processes, and delivery of client-tailored, advanced inspection services.
Jimme Wong, Business Development Manager at TWI GTC said: “Our two companies have much to offer to both individual clients and the engineering industry in South East Asia and the Middle East, therefore we are delighted to be entering into this new partnership with Cutech, and look forward to working with them on initiating collaborative projects that can lead to the generation of technology transfer in areas such as NDT, robotics and automation.”
Arunachalam, Chairman of Cutech said: “We are delighted about this opportunity to work with TWI to bring in new technologies to Singapore, South East Asia and the Middle east. This partnership between TWI GTC and Cutech will act as a bridge between technological advancement, field deployment, and marketing and commercialisation in the areas of automation in inspection, NDT and advanced NDT.”