About Us

Touchstone NDT Limited is a 100% PNG owned company specializes in offering Conventional and Advanced Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Lifting Gear Inspections, Load Testing, Plant (Storage Tanks, Pressure Vessels & Piping) Inspections and DROPS survey carried out with the utmost level of expertise and professionalism by qualified and experienced technical staff who are committed to providing high-quality workmanship.

Since its inception in 2019, Touchstone NDT has built strong relationships with clients based on safe and reliable delivery of projects while providing the flexibility to meet our clients’ needs.

We constantly strive to be the best and safest in the industry in PNG and the South Pacific. We achieve this by understanding and working collaboratively with our clients, to understand their needs. We invest in the safety and development of our team and use the latest Inspection technologies.


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Services in Non Destructive Testing


  1. Magnetic Particle Inspection
  2. Liquid Penetrant Inspection
  3. Ultrasonic Testing Inspection
  4. Radiographic Inspection
  5. Eddy Current Inspection
  • Macro Test in accordance with AS2205
  • Field Hardness Testing
  • Tensile Testing
  • Inspection and Certification of Pressure Irons for Oil & Gas Drilling Rigs
  • Inspection and Certification of Pressure Tanks
  • Inspection, Testing and Certification of Pressure Relieve Valves
  • Witness Hydro Pressure Testing of Pipes

We conduct welder qualification tests in accordance with client specified codes and standards.

  • Inspection and Certification of Slings
  • Inspection and Certification of Hooks
  • Inspection and Certification of Pad Eyes

Touchstone NDT Ltd provides proficient industrial rope access services with the below Benefits

  • Multi–Disciplined/ Rope access Skilled Personnel to conduct the full Operation
  • Minimum mobilisation and establishment time at site.
  • Cost Effective Solution
  • Efficient Safe Working Practices
  • Eliminating scaffolding

Our Purpose

People behind Touchstone NDT

Touchstone is managed by a Team of professionals who have been in the inspection business (both onshore and offshore projects in the Mining, Oil & Gas, Energy and Manufacturing sectors) for the last seven years. In terms of accumulated experience, its management team has more than 10 years of experience and has worked on more than 100 projects in Papua New Guinea. The cumulative experience of the Touchstone workforce exceeds 20 man-years in the asset integrity inspection and related activities.

To ensure competitiveness, Touchstone has one of the only few ISO9712/AINDT Certified NDT Practitioner’s in Papua New Guinea making it the one of the only two Companies in the country that can provide local NDT Services. Touchstone has embarked on the process of Inspection, Testing and Certification accredited to NATA & ISO9001.

Mr. Lawa Kiriwi
Managing Director

BEng Mech. (PNG Unitech), Radiography Level 2 (ATTAR), Ultrasonic Level 2 (ALS), MT Level 2 (ALS), PT Level 2 (ALS), AINDT Certified Member (REG#: 6250), ISO9712 Level 2 UT/MT/PT 

About Lawa

Our Managing Director Lawa Kiriwi has over 7 years in both Mining and Oil & Gas Industries in PNG specialising in Asset Reliability and Integrity Inspections. Lawa is one of the only two Papua New Guineans with ISO9712 certification in NDT Level 2. Lawa has a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from PNG University of Technology and is a member of the Australian Institute for Non- Destructive Testing (AINDT). With a wealth of hands-on experience in asset integrity and risk-based inspections complimented with all conventional NDT methods, Lawa brings to the touchstone team valuable skills and expertise to provide customized solutions to the NDT and asset integrity inspection needs for our local industries

Mr. Michael Babul

BSc Applied Physics & Instrumentation (PNG Unitech)

About Micheal

Our co-director Michael Babul is a career Asset Management Professional with over a decade of experience in Food, Beverage, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Mining. Holding senior roles in the O&G and Mining Industries and having led and managed multiple, cross- departmental teams, Michael, brings to the Touchstone team a sound level of experience and expertise and organizational skills needed to achieve the expected outcomes for our clients and our business.

Mr. Rameez
Technical Manager

Contact us

Touchstone NDT Limited
PO Box 1759
Port Moresby
National Capital District
Papua New Guinea

Phone: +675 7383 1119

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