Inspection and Engineering Services Third Party Quality Inspection

Inspection and Engineering Services (IES) is an independent service provider that specialises in providing European welding engineers, auditors and welding, coating and non-destructive testing inspectors as a third party quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) inspection service.

We can perform internal and external quality audits as preparation for quality accreditation to international standards such as ISO 9001:2008, and help your fabrication shop to achieve ISO 3884 (quality requirement for welding) accreditation. We also provide non-destructive testing services and personnel utilising international standards and the latest inspection technology.

Welding engineering and inspection work can be outsourced from this fully qualified and experienced company on pre-agreed rates to allow flexible and efficient use of this skill set in line with partners’ construction/fabrication project requirements.

The company is looking for partnerships with clients; first tier contracting and fabrication companies, as well as second tier engineering companies in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden and North America that are seeking to add value to their existing quality assurance systems through third party inspection client representation and verification.

Inspection, engineering and testing services

IES offers the following inspection services:

  • Weld engineering solutions
  • Inspection procedures and test plans for specific projects
  • Third party surveillance, witness and vendor inspection
  • Client representation / audits on any size project
  • WPQR witness
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Verification on destructive tested samples
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Asset integrity inspection
  • QA/QC document review on pre-project quality plans and documentation

Previous experience includes ten-year rolling contracts at Heathrow terminals 5A, B, C and 2A, 2B, 3iB. IES also has offshore contracts with Greater Gabbard, Centrica Lincs in the UK, the Gwynt Y Mor offshore platform build in Northern Ireland and the NordSeeOost offshore platform build in Northern Germany.

In addition to these, the company is involved in Ministry of Defence pipeline integrity maintenance projects and various national grid and subsea pipeline construction projects around the world.

Quality assurance

IES has been accredited to ISO 9001:2008 since 2010 and is aiming towards further national / ISO accreditations in the future. The company also holds weld procedure qualification to EN 288/EN 1011.

Client and standard adherence

In order to adhere to legal requirements for fabrication according to onshore and offshore specifications and standards, IES staff act as a third party verifier between contractors and their clients.

Whether third party inspection is a contractual requirement of clients and would highlight your own quality systems, or is purely a measure to reassure your customers and raise your company’s profile, IES offers partnerships to ensure unquestionable quality service provision.

Company information

The company’s head office is in the north-east of England at Newton Aycliffe, with satellite offices in Cambridge and Blackpool. IES offers both onshore and offshore inspection and testing services worldwide to the fabrication, construction, mining and oil and gas industries both in the UK and overseas.

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Inspection and Engineering Services

Evans Business Incubation Centre

Durham Way South

Newton Aycliffe


United Kingdom

+44 7964 036 135 (David Burke) +44 7816 440 908 (Trevor Forsyth)

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Evans Business Incubation Centre

Durham Way South

Newton Aycliffe


United Kingdom

+44 7964 036 135 (David Burke) +44 7816 440 908 (Trevor Forsyth)

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