An Aberdeen-based oil and gas training expert has won a UK-wide industry award for his “outstanding contribution” to the practice of non-destructive testing (NDT).
Ray Wilson, managing director of Altens-based Array Training, was presented with the Nemet Award and £550 prize at the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT)’s annual accolades in Telford, Shropshire.
Mr Wilson worked for a variety of oil and gas training organisations in the Aberdeen area before co-founding Rigmar Training Centre, now Array Training, in August 2012.
To date, he has carried out NDT training and certification in more than 27 countries with in excess of 15,000 oil and gas workers.
He is responsible for organising the invigilation of examinations and lectures in all NDT methods, and arranges training courses in a wide range of specialist subjects, including weld and painting inspection, site coatings and corrosion protection.
Mr Wilson, who lives near Ellon and has worked in NDT since 1990, was appointed chairman of the north-east Scotland branch of the BINDT in 2014-15.
On receiving the Nemet Award, he said he was “absolutely thrilled” to be given such recognition by the national body for NDT after steering Array through some difficult times amid the oil and gas downturn.
“It’s such an honour and it made the trip down to Telford all the more worthwhile,” he added.