Jan Frowijn
Vice President of Business Collaboration for the US, Mexico and Central America
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Preventing Failures, Keeping People Safe

By Cas Biekmann | Thu, 03/18/2021 - 17:50

Q: How has ROSEN Group responded to the challenges of 2020?                                                                                         

A: At the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, we had big plans for 2020. This changed as 2020 was dominated by the uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The ROSEN Group operates all over the world. There were all sorts of challenges comparing countries and regions. Worldwide and looking at our operations in Mexico and Central America, our main priority is first and foremost the health and well-being of our employees, their families and the community. Our work consists of preparing tools and specialized equipment in the workshop, inspection activities in the field and the analysis and preparation of inspection reports and engineering assessments in the office. Most of our office personnel started, really without any significant interruptions, working from home in March of last year. Right from the start, we implemented strict protocols in the workshop and we continue to work together with our customers to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the field.

Q: How is the company helping its clients to switch from reactive to preventative maintenance?                                         

A: We employ a rigorous Integrity Management Process. We understand how assets deteriorate and we work together with our customers to prevent failures and keep people and the environment safe. Accurate inspection data is the key to integrity management. Our customers appreciate our innovative and reliable inspection technologies and decades of experience. We have inspected billions of square meters with ultrasound, eddy current, magnetic flux leakage, EMAT, optical and acoustic technologies. Each time an inspection or technical service takes place, an enormous amount of measurement and operational data is accumulated. Raw data must be interpreted and analyzed to transform data into information and information into knowledge, ultimately enabling smart integrity decisions for preventive maintenance or repairs. Nothing is better suited to achieve this than the increasingly available methods of artificial intelligence. The ROSEN Group’s data scientist and integrity engineering teams, one of the largest in the industry, work together with customers and partners to get the most out of the data to facilitate reliable and real-time decisions for the safe operation of assets. 

Q: What does the company hope to achieve by the end of 2021?                                                                                         

A: The ROSEN Group in Mexico is seeking to continue to support the Mexican Energy sector – and the pipeline industry in particular. Our goal is that customers don’t just value us on how smart our technology is or even how innovative we are. It is results that matter. Our goal is to continue to build confidence in our solutions and the trust of our customers as the undisputed leading integrity partner in Mexico, in both the private and public sector. For both the critical oil and gas infrastructure and importantly also the transition toward a cleaner energy future. We need and want to do this together with our customers and seek to foster collaboration with industry stakeholders and our employees. We strive to be an exemplary employer that offers our employees growth opportunities and an environment where everyone can be their best.

Cas Biekmann Cas Biekmann Journalist and Industry Analyst