Major certification contract for heat exchangers made in Oklahoma and bound for India

RW Holland chooses Lloyd’s Register Energy based on experience with Indian Boiler Regulations (IBR).

Lloyd's Register Energy, a leading global provider of high-quality inspection and certification services, has begun work on a major contract in Oklahoma to certify more than two dozen heat exchangers bound for the largest petrochemical complex in the world – located in Jamnagar, India.

R.W. Holland is one of the largest manufacturers of Hairpin Heat Exchangers in the United States of America.

All boilers and related pressure equipment for steam service for use in India must be certified according to the IBR. R.W. Holland chose Lloyd’s Register Energy based on its guidance during the bidding process.

“Lloyd’s Register Energy’s technical manager in Houston was able to provide invaluable information about the Indian Boiler Regulations,” said T.J. McDaniels, Engineering Manager for R.W. Holland.

“After learning of the possible problems that could lead to delays, we were confident we could meet the stringent requirements and we successfully won the contract.”

The contract comes just months after Lloyd’s Register Energy opened a new operation in the Tulsa area to handle the significant manufacturing work there. 

“The contract with R.W. Holland shows the vibrancy of the U.S. export manufacturing market,” said Pascal Coudeville, SVP, Inspection Services, Lloyd’s Register Energy. “We are pleased to provide our regulatory expertise to R.W. Holland as we expand our services further into the United States.”

The authority to provide IBR services is held by Lloyd’s Register Verification, Ltd., wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Group. Lloyd’s Register Verification was also the first independent body authorized by the Indian government to provide IBR certification services inside India. 

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