Botnia Fray Bentos Pulp Mill Construction Project – Uruguay 2006-2007.
The professional quality of our services was confirmed by auditors.
The quality of our work was audited by Inspecta Oy, the leading Scandinavian inspection group, acting as project’s quality assurance auditor on behalf of Andritz. All inspection reports accompanied by radiograms were submitted to Inspecta Oy for auditing. Additionally, their inspectors randomly re-performed sample tests to confirm the results of our testing. Audit results were very good. Not a single test result was questioned by the auditors.
Cooperation between LBNiW and its clients worked seamlessly. Good planning, communication, and coordination of activities made the work progress well without any major delays.
At LBNiW, we always try to handle issues at an early stage so they don’t turn into problems later on. During Fray Bentos project our proactive approach fostered a better management and allocation of welders. Many of them worked during construction of massive Fray Bentos mill and were rotating frequently. Welders were coming from various countries including Poland, Turkey, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Finland and Uruguay and their skill levels were not equal. Welding of duplex digester turned out to be particularly challenging for some. In order to help our clients maintain a low rework rate, we would always pay close attention to the work of ‘fresh‘ welders. Their welds always had inspection priority until we would have gained confidence in their work. Unsatisfactory performance would be reported immediately so our clients could take prompt corrective actions.
Expertise and motivation ensured a successful project outcome and the repeat business from our clients.
AT LBNiW we love what we do. We thrive on the challenges presented by projects that require good project management and a team of highly-skilled and motivated professionals. Despite the distant location from our home base, the project went well and LBNiW successfully performed all inspection works. Good qualifications and great work spirit enabled our team to cope with all sorts of project challenges and achieve set goals. This project demonstrates what can be done when great companies and great people plan a job together from start to finish.
We were very pleased with LBNiW’s performance during Fray Bentos project so when we were awarded another pulp mill contract in Uruguay, LBNiW was our first choice for NDT services.