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Arabac-Aerial Abseil Access (NZ) Limited

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Years of operation in O&G industry: 10+ years
Brief company description:
Industrial abseiling specialists since 1989, Arabac provide specialist servicing to the oil and gas, petrochemical, dairy & food, building maintenance and construction industries New Zealand wide and overseas. Arabac's advanced abseiling techniques are used where other forms of access are impractical. While the majority of contracts involve Offshore NDT Inspection, industry blasting and painting, general maintenance, inspections and fitter/welding, Arabac also offers many other trade skills accessed through alliances with other local specialist companies.
Type of O&G business:
O and G supply chain/support company/organisation or agency
Head office location: Taranaki (NZ)
Awards, achievements, technological advancements:
Arabac is recognized as the leading supplier of Industrial Rope Access services to the New Zealand Market. First Company in October 1995 to Introduce and Provide Industrial Rope Access Services to Shell Todd Oil Offshore Oil and Gas Installations:‑ Maui A, Maui B and Whaakaropai (Offshore Floating Storage Installation). Arabac is still the preferred supplier through an alliance cooperative under the management of Transfield Worley 17 years on. Arabac was the first Industrial Rope Access company to work on the then tallest structure in New Zealand. Project: Blast & Paint Radio New Zealand 220M Radio Mast situated in Titahi Bay Wellington. David S. McLay was one of the founding members of IRAANZ (Industrial Rope Access Association of New Zealand) in 1996 and currently resides on the IRAANZ training advisory committee, which is tasked with the on‑going development and implementation of the NZQA qualification for Industrial Rope Access. Arabac secured contract work to assist with the design and install of access systems to the Show Grounds for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Recognised in numerous Taranaki business awards.
Projects in which your company has been significantly involved:
  • Kapuni
  • Kupe
  • Kupe onshore
  • Maari
  • Maui
  • McKee
  • Methanex maintenance
  • Pohokura
  • Tui
  • Wind
  • Hydro
Telarc Q-Safe
Other certifications: OSH Compliant company
Company association membership/s:
  • ETC (Engineering Taranaki Consortium)
  • HERA (Heavy Engineering Research Association)
  • OGSTC (Oil & Gas Specialist Technologies Cluster)
Other membership/s: Industrial Rope Access Assocation of NZ (IRAANZ) - founding member.
  • Construction services & products
  • Specialist engineering services
  • Insulation
  • General engineering/other
Field operations:
  • Rig services/support
  • Off shore logistics & support
  • Asset management/plant operations
  • Maintenance work & modifications
Industry training and development programmes offered:
  • Training
  • Specialist O&G consultancy
Health & Safety:
  • Training
  • Products/services
  • H&S consultancy & inspections
  • Safety & rescue
  • Suppliers (equipment)
Logistics & transportation:
Rope access/abseiling
Mechanical, Instrumental, Electrical & Communications:
Telecommunications services/products
Downstream maintenance/modification
Specialist technologies/support/products services:
  • Corrosion protection, inspection, maintenance
  • Specialist materials