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Major Offshore Manufacturing Approval given to West Special Fasteners

14 Jun 2018

BSSA member, West Special Fasteners, are proud to announce that they have gained certification for the production of hot forged and bar turned special fasteners (hex bolts, setscrews, socket capscrews, nuts, studbolts) in Super Duplex materials (UNS S32750/UNS S32760) in accordance with the requirements of NORSOK M-650 / M-630 MDSD60. The Certification of Manufacture of Special Materials (CMSM), assessed and awarded by TWI Certification Ltd (TWI CL), has been achieved with months of hard work by our QA team, who certainly deserve a special mention!
TWI CL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Welding Institute, has an international reputation for third-party certification, and they have pushed us to great lengths. The TWI CL assessment not only ensured that all of our procedures are in place and right up to date, but also made sure we have the knowledge and experience to understand all aspects of the qualification, including the importance of ensuring our products are suitable to the environments they are designed for. The CMSM certification endorses West Special Fasteners as the perfect partner for this type of product. 
In what seems like an upturn in the Oil & Gas market, we feel that this M-650 certification sets us as the market leaders in super duplex fasteners. Add to this our willingness to submit to truly independent, third-party assessment, with the whole process being done off our own back and out of our own pocket, rather than “sponsored”, it shows that West Special Fasteners is a forward-thinking company, looking to continually improve its reputation and quality.
We look forward to working with our current customer base, and engaging new clients who require special fasteners manufactured to NORSOK M-650. Should you have any comments or questions please feel free to direct them to one of the team! 


Sonja Skelton – Sales Manager –; Tim Wilson – Export Sales Manager – 
Rachel Ellison – Sales Executive –; Scott Smith – Quality Manager –
Sandra Tomlinson – Quality Consultant –; James Hawkins – Business Consultant –































Right to left: Sonja Skelton, Tim Wilson, Sandra Tomlinson, Paul West and Scott Smith from West Special Fasteners Ltd, Chris Eady, Emma Freckingham from TWI CL Ltd, Derek Horsburgh from Cadence Engineering Services Ltd, James Hawkins from Chesterfield Business Consultants Ltd., Photo taken 8th June 2018, Norsok M-650 certification presentation day. ©2018 James Hawkins.


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