Aramco Technologies operates as a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Oil Company Saudi Aramco. The organisation is committed to the advancement of non-metallic materials, which has so far been deployed across 2,300 km of non-metallic pipes.
Their vision is towards global leadership in energy-related technology and supporting the creation of a flourishing knowledge economy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and their mission is to deliver commercially viable technology options that provide a sustainable competitive advantage, and attain recognition as a leader in the development of energy and chemicals technology.
Formed in 1946, TWI is a world-leading not-for-profit research and technology organisation with a turnover in 2016 of £73m. With presence in the UK, Central and South East Asia, India, the Middle East, and the USA, over 900 staff provide expertise in joining and fabrication, material science and structural integrity. Services include generic research, contract R&D, technical information, engineering services and advice, standards development, and training and qualification services.
NSIRC (National Structural Integrity Research Centre) was formed in 2012 to address the industry need for applied research and skills in a critical element of all industrial systems. Today, it is a state-of-the-art postgraduate engineering facility established and managed by SIRF and TWI, in close collaboration with universities (22 in the UK and 8 international universities) and industrial partners. It's founding sponsors include Lloyd's Register Foundation, BP and TWI Ltd.