API were recently contacted by a client, to inspect a directionally drilled shaft through the side of a mountain in Scotland. The survey was to validate the internally drilled surface, and to validate the type of rock structure prior to the introduction of a Hydro scheme host pipe.
The 950 metre long shaft was successfully inspected utilising a specialist crawler unit and the client was very pleased with the service delivered.
The client also contacted several other large specialist CCTV inspection companies throughout the UK and Europe, with all the other companies declining the survey due to non standard survey type, with a very difficult and harsh inspection environment.
“This just goes to show that we can go beyond the standard CCTV survey boundaries required to deliver difficult survey solutions on all pipelines, vessels or shafts”.
Fabio Orlandi Commercial Director API.