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Meet the lecturer: Askhat Kazibekov

Tue, 09 November, 2021

Askhat Kazibekov, born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, completed his master’s degree in Material Engineering at Karaganda State Technical University (KarSTU). Once graduated, he started his career as a QC Inspector. He has more than 13 years of experience working on different onshore and offshore projects across Kazakhstan at locations such as Kashagan Islands, Karabatan and Tengiz facilities. Throughout his career, he has worked in roles such as contractor, vendor, and client representative. Since he has worked on various projects with wide scopes, he has become a multidiscipline professional with expertise in all aspects of welding and mechanical disciplines.

He has various qualifications including CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector and IRCA qualified lead auditor with wide experience in auditing as client representative.

In 2017, he decided to join KTR Company as a QA/QC Manager. At that time KTR had built a new double-joint facility for a pipeline construction project, which recruited a large number of welders and quality control inspectors. KTR Company’s double-joint facility was linked to TCO Future Growth Project Line Pipe Coating and Double Jointing scope. Askhat was involved with the entire process, from the initial audit of the facility all the way through completion of the project and was an integral part of its success. He spearheaded the establishment of an effective and reliable quality control system, and played a major role in transforming KTR facilities into a world-class double joining and field joint coating operation.

Askhat, who has recently joined TWI as the Welding Inspector lecturer says:

« I am very happy to become a lecturer at TWI; it means a lot to me. First of all, it is a great opportunity to penetrate deeper into the knowledge that TWI has and I can try to transfer it to others. It is also very important for me that TWI has plans to open a branch in Kazakhstan, will begin to train our specialists in advanced certificates in international practices, and in this global integration of Kazakhstan, I will be playing my part.

It is important for me to get the opportunity to develop in this area, and constantly keep my skills and knowledge in good shape, and improve myself. I am very happy to play a role in the development of this field in my country.

For this, I am grateful to TWI for giving the students such a chance. In addition to high-quality training and examination services, TWI is constantly striving to develop students' careers and knowledge. It is a great honor to be a part of a company that provides education and career development on a global level. »

Askhat is the new addiotion to TWI’s educated, intelligent and experienced lecturer team and we are proud to have such individuals at TWI who can present the highest level of training to candidates and contribute to their education and career development.

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