Technology services company Applus RTD has opened a new office in Pennsylvania driven by its operations surrounding the Marcellus Shale formation.
The new offices, based in Pennsylvania, are part of the company’s strategic growth plan following demand for its non-destructive (NDT) services in the area.
Martin Derby, the company’s director for US shale development, said the company would also be looking to recruit NDT specialists to work at the premises near to Marcellus.
He said: “Opening up a base in Pittsburgh has placed Applus RTD at the heart of the Marcellus Formation and has allowed us to provide on-site support for our existing client base.
“From this office we are providing conventional NDT services such as radiography, ultra-sonic testing (UT) and digital radiography testing (DRT), as well as additional support in geo-technical services including seismic refraction and ground penetrating radar for pipeline design and pipeline investigation studies.
“As Applus RTD plans to expand within Pittsburgh we will be identifying significant opportunities, with our primary focus on our NDT services.
“In order to support the demand for these services, we will be looking to recruit local NDT specialists.”