ABERDEEN, UNITED KINGDOM - Ashtead Technology has become an approved rental agent for RSL NDT Ltd. As part of the agreement, Ashtead Technology has purchased RSL's nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment hire fleet, worth in excess of £300,000. All future rental enquiries received by RSL also will be passed directly to Ashtead Technology.

Ashtead Technology, an equipment rental company, offers a range of equipment for NDT and visual inspection. With the addition of these items to the fleet, Ashtead Technology now offers a wide range of subsea NDT equipment, encompassing the latest systems available.

Ian Harvey, Ashtead's operations manager, believes that the RSL products will be extremely popular with Ashtead's rental customers in the subsea market. "The agreement provides an excellent opportunity for the business," says Harvey. "The addition of the RSL rental fleet modernises our fleet of equipment in the NDT sector, whilst also increasing the range of equipment on offer, with items such as the new SCUMPI systems. Focused on equipment rental, Ashtead is able to ensure that customers rent the most appropriate model and that it is delivered on-time, calibrated and ready for use, backed up with a 24 hour technical assistance."

Andy Anderson of RSL NDT Ltd. says, "The agreement with Ashtead will allow the exposure of our products to a wider market, and with Ashtead's vast experience in equipment rental we see this as an excellent opportunity for both companies."