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Applus showcases new technology during its open day in Kuala Lumpur

08 May 2017 -   Following on from the successful open day in Singapore, another open day for a live demonstration of advance NDT was held in Kuala Lumpur on 4th May 2017.

There were more than 60 clients comprising of operators and drilling contractors attending the event and most of the clients stayed for whole duration of the event due to the packed schedule.

Applus K2’s turnkey safety critical solutions to extend the life span of wire ropes

02 May 2017 - Applus+K2 provides wire rope lubrication specifically designed to lubricate steel ropes in a reliable manner in conjunction with EMAG inspection.

Applus+K2 uses JU120 lubricators to provide fast and effective lubrication of wire ropes from 9/10mm to 108mm in diameter at speeds up to 12lb per minute. The lubricant is delivered deep into the strings using a high pressure system that ensures excellent coverage.

Applus+K2 opens up new avenues for IRATA and working at height training

20 Apr 2017 - Applus+ K2 Korea recently signed an MOU with the Korea Maritime & Ocean University (Offshore Technology Training Institute, OTTI) to provide international accredited trainings.

OTTI provides training programs to promote a skilled, trained and adaptable Korean workforce. The purpose of the MOU with us is to establish strategic partnership to provide IRATA training, working at height training as well as Applus+ K2’s other international accredited trainings to cultivate manpower required for oil & gas industry.

Applus+ Energy & Industry Division Live Demonstration of Advanced NDT in Singapore

29 Mar 2017 - Applus+ K2 have successfully completed an open day for a live demonstration of advance NDT at its headquarters in Singapore.

This open day was a collaboration event for the Applus+ group showcasing the services of both Applus+ K2, RTD and Velosi. There was both presentations and live demonstrations of equipment offering insight into the varied applications of advanced NDT methods of inspection.

Applus+ Energy & Industry Division Participate in the Windfarm Trade Show in Mexico

6 Mar 2017 - Applus+ K2 USA participated in the Windfarm trade show in Mexico as part of the group Energy & Industry division.

Applus+ K2 promoted many different NDT and electrical services that will help with preventative maintenance of the wind turbines. We were also able to show how we can help with the construction efforts via rope access in some situations.

Applus+K2 launches EMAG Wire Rope Inspection Service to Energy Industry

A large proportion of wire rope is discarded long before it would fail applicable international standards due to blanket company directives and policy. This can lead to unnecessary change out of wire rope and large increases in costs for owners.

Kilimanjaro challenge

Paul Sanderson, from our Electrical Services team, recently visited Africa to take part in the Kiliwheels challenge and has completed a climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro!

The purpose of the trip, which began on 15th August, was to raise money for a number of charities; the Cancer Care, Alex House charity and a the Kilimanjaro Orphanage.

To add to the challenge the whole team had to work together to make sure everyone made it to the top including Shaun, who is a T5/6 paraplegic.

Paul commended “A large portion of the team were brought together by Shaun as the common connection, it was incredible to see people of different backgrounds being able to work together and support each other to achieve the same purpose having mostly only met for the first time days earlier. There were many physical and mental challenges over the 9 day trip and working together we were able to reach the summit and come through the lows and enjoy the highs. As a group we managed to raise over 40,000$USD for a number of charities although visiting the orphanage in Tanzania was what made the trip extra special. Without the support from friends, family and colleagues we would not have been able to make the impact we did. Now it’s time to think of the next challenge ahead. “

 

K2 integrated into Applus+ Energy & Industry division

K2 is pleased to announce it has been integrated into Applus+ Energy & Industry division.

K2 already has global reach through our operating offices in Singapore, Korea, Brazil, Abu Dhabi and Houston. The recent integration will strengthen this reach with representative and logistical support from Applus+ Energy & Industry 70 offices in 46 countries.

Being able to call upon the resources of the other Applus+ companies will help K2 to:

• Offer a larger range of services to our clients such as propriety advanced NDT technologies to compliment K2’s conventional NDT services

• Provide our specialised services throughout the Applus+ Group utilising our extensive experience in rope access, inspection, repair, maintenance, engineering, training and electrical services.

• Maximise our geographical reach thanks to an extended global presence.

• Take advantage of the Group’s combined capability to take on larger-scale projects.

• Provide localised content and local logistical expertise across a large range of countries.

 

K2 Expands its Services in the Middle East

K2 is delighted to announce the launch of its services in the Middle East in partnership with Applus+ Velosi. William Greenwood has been appointed as the Regional Manager for Middle East Rig Services, with responsibility both for K2 services and for the existing rig inspection business in the region.

K2 will provide World class expertise and systems to enhance the region’s existing expertise in Lifting Equipment Inspection, Rope Access and Non-Destructive Testing while the local Applus+ Velosi offices will also provide logistics, manpower and support services.

"A busy and exciting time lies ahead for both companies with the integration and training of personnel to ensure that client expec tations are met in line with Applus+ Velosi and K2’s high standards. With the worldwide reputation of both companies, the regional market has opened up for us. K2 services will become an integral part of Velosi in the Middle East. With a large combined client list, we are looking forward to promoting these services through all of the Applus+ Velosi offices here in the Middle East" says William Greenwood, K2 Regional Manager, Middle East Rig Services

 

K2 do Brasil Ltda has Relocated its Brazil Office

Chosen to support the company’s growth and its commitment to sustainable values, the new office is located in Maria Backer Motta district, just South of Macae. The new facility offers covered workshop and training facilities, complete with enhanced two storey office space, allowing K2 do Brasil to offer a truly one stop concept. The office space has been created to allow improved communication, cooperation and collaboration between teams and company personnel.

As part of a commitment to meet ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards as well as company's specific environment, security and health and safety policies, the offices deliver a modern, safe place to work with excellent technical performance.

K2 do Brasil is currently constructing and commissioning its bespoke training tower, to offer in-house training and competency assessment for both K2 personnel and clients.

Drops Management System Internal Launch

K2 is conducting a soft launch of the new bespoke drops management system in quarter 3/ 4 of 2015. The drops management system includes training, independent surveys, a new dynamic website and routine inspection application available on the Google Store platform. The system is designed with the client in mind and will enable more efficient and effective routine inspections by the rig crew.

The premium level system is offered to clients to enable a process of competency assurance amongst rig crews. This is achieved by K2 training for rig crew, ongoing competency practical appraisals and competency assessed E-learning for practical knowledge.

The system is being adapted by one of our major clients who are impressed by this new offering by K2 and are currently running a trial version with a vision to roll the system out to the whole fleet in 2016.

K2 Korea Staff enjoys Teambuilding Event - ATV riding & Shooting competition

On 3rd July, K2 Korea had an exciting teambuilding event – riding quad bikes and a shooting competition.

It was about a one and a half hour ride on the quad bikes up to Mount GyeRyong, both on paved road and off-road. Driving through the mountain the team had both fresh air and great views. This helped to relieve their stress and take their minds away from work for a day. When they reached the top of the mountain, the view was not the only thing to take their breath away, but also seeing a very historical building; the remains of an American signal corps from the Korean War. During the quad biking the whole team enjoyed the speed and off road riding however the top priority was of course on safety.

After ATV riding, a shooting competition of balloons with BB guns was held. Thanks to Joshua Wang for providing the BB guns. It was expected that the guys would be good in shooting as most of them served in the military, but surprisingly, the shooting skills of K2’s female employees were also outstanding – natural snipers!. The whole K2 Korea Team had great fun and an exciting experience that has helped to bond the team further.

K2 Managing Director David Griffin interviewed by the BBC

K2 Managing Director gave a perspective on the rig market for a BBC business broadcast from Singapore this February. Aimed at the wider business world, the piece gave an insight into the effects of the oil price slump on rigs.

K2 Officially a Healthy Place to Work

K2 scooped a Bronze Award from the Singapore Health Promotion Board for its 2014 efforts in promoting a healthy workforce in Singapore. An announcement in the national press congratulated all participating companies for helping employees live healthier lives.

2013: Bumper Year for K2 Specialist Services

K2 saw an increase of revenue of over 40% in the accounting period 2012 to 2013 compared to the previous year and a corresponding significant increase in net profits.

Excellent Year and Change of Hands Marked at K2s 2013 Annual Dinner

Following an outstanding year of earnings, the K2 Annual Dinner on 13th December 2013 at St James PowerStation was about a big thank you to all our staff for the last twelve months.

K2 Goes to the Community

As part of K2s initiative to be actively involved in giving back to the community, we sent several volunteers to assist the Sembawang Family Services Center bring 60 children to Sea Aquarium on Friday 13 Sept 2013. This is the first time for many of the children from under-privileged background to experience one of Singapore’s premiere attractions.

K2 adds another course to Derrick Builder Apprentice Programme

Our new intake of Derrick Builder Trainees, who started training in July of this year were the first apprentices to benefit from the new hand and power tools training component developed in house.

Korea: K2 receives Gaya Shipyard Award following completion of Giant Project

GAYA Heavy Industries presented K2 Korea with an award to recognize the closer ties between the two companies at a luncheon to mark the delivery of the Transocean TDD1 drillship this April.