Published on 31-Jan-2021

IRISNDT acquires INTEGRITY’s NDT & Inspection Operations in Norway.

IRISNDT acquires INTEGRITY’s NDT & Inspection Operations in Norway.

IRISNDT in Norway will be led by Eirik Bjorheim, Managing Director, and Anthony Foster, Operations Manager, who together have over 56 years of experience within the Oil & Gas related NDT and Inspection industry.

“We are excited to join IRISNDT’s worldwide group. We look forward to provide IRISNDT’s full range of services to our existing clientele, and to the opportunities for growth this brings to our employees’.” said Eirik Bjorheim, Managing Director of INTEGRITY AS.

IRISNDT Limited’s Managing Director, Roman Kyrnyckyj, offered his views, stating “We are excited to welcome the employees and customers of INTEGRITY AS to the IRISNDT family. This acquisition will extend the geographic footprint of IRISNDT, provide growth opportunities for our employees, and allow us to service our customers with the additional resources provided through this acquisition of INTEGRITY AS.”

IRISNDT ( is a 67-year-old privately owned NDT, Inspection, and Asset Integrity Engineering concern with operations in the UK, the USA, Canada, and Australia. They serve a bluechip customer base in the refinery, petrochemical and chemical, power generation, utilities and renewables industries, as well as the industries that serve those sectors, such as fabrication shops, on initial construction, expansion, ongoing run & maintain, and maintenance turnaround projects.

IRISNDT employs over 1,400 people worldwide from 22 branches in the USA, nine in Canada, seven in the United Kingdom, and five in Australia, and offers Inspection, Advanced NDT and Integrity Engineering (including robotics and drones), Radiography and General NDT, Heat Treating and Bolting, and Rope Access services. IRISNDT is a part of the First Reserve Group, former owner of Weatherford and KCA Deutag.

IRISNDT will invest in a new and modern 850 m2 TEST CENTER at Åsen in Stavanger along with equipment and services to enable us to become a serious and well recognized supplier within the Oil & Gas and Infrastructure market in Norway.

In Norway, IRISNDT will offer all the services currently offered in the UK, to include:

• Conventional NDT

• Advanced NDT Services

• Metallurgic Field Work Services

• Destructive/Mechanical Testing Laboratory Services

• In-Service/Risk Based Inspection Services

• Ship Surveys

• Tank Surveys

• Rope Access

• Heat Treatment

• Pressure Testing

• Pipeline Inspection Tools

• Environmental and Sustainable Services

About First Reserve

First Reserve is a leading global private equity investment firm exclusively focused on energy. With over 35 years of industry insight, investment expertise and operational excellence, the Firm has cultivated an enduring network of global relationships and raised approximately USD $32 billion of aggregate capital since inception. First Reserve has completed over 650 transactions (including platform investments and add-on acquisitions), creating several notable energy companies throughout the Firm’s history. Its portfolio companies have operated on six continents, spanning the energy spectrum from upstream oil and gas to midstream and downstream, including resources, equipment and services, and associated infrastructure. First Reserve is the owner of IRISNDT, Intero Integrity and The Sniffers.

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Intero Integrity Services

Intero Integrity Services is a global leading inspection and industrial services provider to the oil, gas refining and petrochemical industries. Formerly operating as A.Hak Industrial Services, the Company has built an excellent track record in providing total inspection and industrial solutions with state-of-the-art technology and world-class employees. Operating globally, Intero Integrity Services uses an integrated approach to work with clients to optimize the use of their assets, from design through to end-of-life.

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The Sniffers

The Sniffers - Realizing your Environmental, Sustainability, and Integrity Ambitions

As your global service provider in the oil & gas and (petro) chemical industry, The Sniffers is committed to helping you realize your environmental, sustainability, and integrity ambitions.

We develop and execute best-in-class emission management and pipeline integrity programs with a meaningful impact on safety, compliance, environmental footprint, and business profitability.

Also offering a full service package and tools that allow you to effectively reduce emissions to the atmosphere and save energy consumption. After more than 8.000 successful emission reduction projects worldwide and nearly 30 years of experience in the industry, our experts have the knowledge to realize your environmental and sustainability ambitions. Our processes are reliable and accredited and you can rely on innovative technologies to enable lean work processing.

Identify, manage and reduce VOC and methane emissions and improve the efficiency of your operations through energy saving services.

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Best Regards

Eirik Bjorheim, Managing Director IRISNDT Norway7 46665611 -


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