ASRY gains new Oil & Gas certifications

Region’s leading shipyard is awarded three new global supply chain certifications for the oil and gas industry.

MANAMA: ASRY (Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard) has added to its growing portfolio of quality accreditations with three new oil and gas industry supply chain certifications: API Spec Q1, ISO TS/29001 and ISO 9001. The certifications provide global consistency and improved assurance in the supply quality of goods and services from providers, and marks ASRY as leading the way in quality accreditations in the regional marine industry.

“As ASRY transitions to a multi-service marine hub, certifications like these will provide reassurance to current and future customers that our processes our world class in a range of different fields, with this particular accreditation certifying our oil and gas supply chain processes,” commented Chris Potter on completion of the successful audit recently.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry including producers, refiners, suppliers, pipeline operators and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies that support all segments of the industry.

These three specifications (API-Q1 specifications, API/ISO/TS 29001, API/ISO-9001:2008) certify that ASRY complies with internationally recognized Quality management system requirements, and ensures the yard’s design, manufacturing and order fulfillment processes consistently satisfy our customers across all markets served at the field of oil and natural gas industry.

In more detail the first specification – ISO 29001 Oil and Gas –  provide global consistency and improved assurance in the supply quality of goods and services from providers. This is particularly important when the failure of goods or services have severe ramifications for the companies and industries involved. This standard is for all organizations working within the oil and gas industry supply chain. The second certification – API Spec Q1 – is the identical national adoption of ISO TS 29001, except for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries-sector specifications. The third certification – ISO 9000 – is related to quality management systems and designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to the product. The standards are published by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, and available through National standards bodies.