Mark Hughes

NDE Specialist

Mark is an industry renowned, multi-disciplined, NDT specialist with over 25 years’ experience delivering a wide range of projects across a variety of industries including oil and gas, nuclear, shipbuilding and petrochemical.

Commencing as a hands-on NDE technician working within the globally recognized verification department of J.Ray McDermott, Mark acquired extensive experience in all facets of inspection and testing for the offshore marine fabrication and pipelay sector.
Seeking greater challenges, he later worked as a client NDE cross checker for many projects, before transitioning into senior managerial roles with some of the world’s largest NDE companies. Mark has provided technical and managerial expertise for countless clients, including – Shell, BP, BSP, McDermott, Swiber, Murphy Oil, SBM, Technip, HHIKorea, PTSC Vietnam, Keppel and Exxon.

Key Industry expertise:

Operations management of NDE companies, Business Development, Cost Analysis, Tendering, Contract Management, Research & Development, Testing & Validation, Training, Technical audits, Cross-checking, Client NDE advisor, Competency conformity assessment to ISO 9712/EN473.

Advanced NDE such as TOFD, Phased Array, AUT for SCR, CRA and CS. Using – Omniscan, Rotoscan, Rayscan IWEX 3D Phased Array, Olympus pipe wizard, Map scan testing, etc. Applications of NDE throughout Construction, installation and maintenance for the sector within Oil & Gas, FPSO/s/FSO’s/Platforms, Petrochemical, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Submarines, Pipelines, Pipemills, Ship-Building/Repair, plus many varied engineering works.