Engineering partner announces strategic partnership to expand international reach

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ICR Group has announced a strategic partnership with Wellube, a Unique Group company, to expand the reach of its bespoke technology solutions in the Middle East and India.

This collaboration aims to introduce ICR’s advanced products – including the Technowrap composite repair system, Quickflange weldless connections, and INSONO non-intrusive inspection technology to new markets. Wellube becomes the latest partner as ICR seeks to strengthen its global presence.

Wellube has been providing cutting-edge bespoke services to the oil and gas, renewables, power, petrochemical and infrastructure industries for over 20 years.  Renowned for its engineering solutions the team brings a wealth of market presence and industry knowledge to the partnership.

Jim Beveridge, Chief Executive at ICR Group, said, “Welcoming Wellube into the ICR partner network is a significant milestone in our mission to deliver cutting-edge integrity solutions worldwide. Wellube’s strong presence in the Middle Eastern and Indian markets is ideal for the introduction our advanced technologies into new sectors and to new customers.”

Garry Kidd, Managing Director at Wellube, said: “This collaboration unites our long-standing market presence and deep understanding of the industrial landscape with ICR’s innovative solutions. We are committed to delivering unparalleled services, and the use of Technowrap, Quickflange, and INSONO will enhance our provision of turnkey solutions for our clients from start to finish.”

The partnership highlights both companies’ commitment to enhancing asset maintenance solutions. By combining Wellube’s client base with ICR’s innovative and bespoke product range, the collaboration promises to deliver a comprehensive suite of services.

ICR’s dedication to innovation is demonstrated though one of the core products, Technowrap – an engineered composite repair system. It’s a versatile long-term alternative to steel replacement that offers practical, cost-effective rehabilitation and minimal disruption to operations. Technowrap has been utilised extensively by major operators in the Middle East for applications ranging from pipework and pipelines to structures as well as significant subsea composite repair projects.  The defined life repair technology for damaged pipework can be engineered to last up to 20 years providing both immediate and long-term benefits.

Further to this, INSONO, a non-intrusive composite inspection technique complements the Technowrap range. It has been developed to validate the condition and integrity of composite repairs providing operators with assurance in the application and long-term performance. The technology can detect anomalies in the bond line and interlaminar dis-bonds within composite repair material and, thereby, support and underpin asset written schemes of examination.

Quickflange, a high-performance weldless flange-to-pipe connector, is another core offering that addresses scenarios where traditional welding solutions are impractical due hot work constraints or time limitations. The innovation enhances operational safety and efficiency. Over the past 20 years, Quickflange has built up a global track record of providing rapid and safe installations generating cost efficiencies and an 80% time saving over traditional welding methods.

ICR is an engineering partner that develops and delivers technology-led solutions, advancing ways to inspect, repair and maintain assets and critical infrastructure across diverse industries on a global scale. The firm offers a range of products and services to overcome traditional asset integrity barriers and responds to challenges by providing smarter solutions.

ICR has offices in the United Arab Emirates, the UK, USA, Norway, and Australia. The firm also has more than 25 partner agreements worldwide.

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