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15th Oct, 2018  |  Project News

Kentech Netherlands Named as Official Partner to Shell on Solar Park Project

Kentech is delighted to have been listed as an Official Partner to Shell and Biosar in the development of the Solar Park at the Moerdijk Chemicals Plant.  Work started at the site in August 2018 and will see 76,000 solar panels installed over the course of the project. The first quarter of 2019 will see the renewable electricity generated from the solar park delivered to the factory. The generated electricity is comparable with the annual use of 9,000 Dutch households. We at Kentech are proud to play a part in this project.

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TAGS: #Solar Power  #The Netherlands  #Shell  #Pernis & Moerdijk  

11th Oct, 2018  |  Project News

More Wellheads Loaded Out at the Al Nasr Field Development Project, UAE

On 27th September, NPCC loaded out a further two of the Nasr wellheads, WHT 8 and WHT 9, on which Kentech has executed the electrical and instrumentation construction, pre-commissioning and full electrical, instrumentation and mechanical commissioning scope of work. ADMA-OPCO is developing the NASR offshore oil field, located about 131km North West of Abu Dhabi in the Arabian Gulf. These wellheads form part of Nasr Full-Field Development Project EPC Works for Package 1, totalling 5 wellhead towers at NPCC’s Mussafah Fabrication Yard. Earlier this year, WHT 3 & 6 were successfully loaded out and now only WHT 7 remains, which is on schedule for load out in the second half of November. We are immensely proud of achievements made on this project by the entire project team.  As full commissioning was included in the scope for these WHT’s, the challenge was greater. However the team delivered their scope of work in a shorter timeframe than had previously been achieved and all without a lost time incident.

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TAGS: #Exceptionalprojectexecution  #United Arab Emirates  #Safety Excellence  

5th Oct, 2018  |  General News

Appointment of Global Service Line Director for Construction & Hook-Up (CHU)

Over the last few days we have been announcing a series of key appointments that take us towards our business reorganisation.  This step change will bring our three globally recognised Service Lines (Specialist Technical Solutions STS, Construction & Hook-Up CHU, and Turnaround Maintenance & Modifications TMM) to our key clients in every corner of the globe.  Now, John Gilley is delighted to announce the third and final element of these key appointments by introducing Stephen Humphreys as Global Service Line Director for Construction & Hook-Up (CHU). "Kentech has provided specialist Electrical & Instrumentation construction and hook-up services on some of the world’s largest and most complex projects ever undertaken, in some of the most geographically challenging locations across the globe.  CHU has been the cornerstone of our company throughout our 100 year heritage. Stephen has been with Kentech for 14 years and during this time he has worked as a Business Leader in a number of diverse locations including Azerbaijan & Georgia, Kazakhstan and the Middle East. In particular, he has been instrumental in Kentech’s growth in the Middle East, initially as Projects Director for our major projects across the region and then as General Manager.  He also spent a number of years in the position of Head of Group Services where he spearheaded the design and implementation of a number of the processes, procedures and applications that we benefit from as a business today. With a proven track record of delivering success and a total of more than 30 years of relevant industry experience, in locations as far and wide as the Americas, Central Asia, Europe and the Middle East, we are confident that Stephen will lead the CHU service line to new heights across the globe and we wish him and his team every success for the future in Kentech."

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TAGS: #CHU  #Staff Appointment  

3rd Oct, 2018  |  General News

Appointment of Global Service Line Director for Turnaround, Maintenance & Modifications (TMM)

In another important development in our reorganisation of the company along three best in class service lines, John Gilley now announces the appointment of Ruairi O’Sullivan as Global Service Line Director for Turnaround, Maintenance & Modifications (TMM). "Through our TMM service line, we can deliver a step change for our clients in asset performance at lower cost. We provide customised services that help our clients improve overall asset performance and efficiency while reducing risk. Our teams provide planning, supervision, and self-perform execution of routine and non-routine maintenance, modifications, and shutdown / turnarounds. Since Ruairi joined Kentech in November 2016 as the Regional Operations Director for Europe and The Caspian, he has supported the Shell multi-discipline contracts in The Netherlands and the Shah Deniz 2 / South Caucasus Pipeline projects for BP in Azerbaijan and Georgia. Ruairi is an experienced Operations Manager with over 30 years of project execution and construction experience in the Oil & Gas, Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Bulk Chemicals and Mining & Metals industries. He has worked on projects in Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Bahamas and Australia. Much of the last 10 years has been spent in General and Operations Management roles with executive oversight for delivery of projects in Australia, China, Mongolia & Guinea. Prior to joining Kentech, Ruairi had spent 4 years in Australia as the GM for the Melbourne Office and General Manager of Fluor’s Oil & Gas business before returning to the European market to head up Fluor’s European Life Sciences Group. Ruairi trained as a Piping Engineer, is a Certified Manufacturing Engineer, has studied Mechanical and Process Separation Technologies and is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers of America and a senior member of the American Society for Quality. We would like to wish Ruairi and his team every success for the future in Kentech."

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TAGS: #Staff Appointment  #TMM  

1st Oct, 2018  |  General News

Appointment of Global Service Line Director for Specialist Technical Solutions (STS)

Confidence is running high at Kentech coming off the back of a record breaking 2017 in terms of HSE performance, Revenue and EBITDA.  The Kentech family has refreshed its longer term strategy by creating ‘An Engine for Growth’, organising the company along three best in class service lines.  In a market where price is paramount, we aim to differentiate ourselves through technical excellence coupled with both global and operational agility for our Key Clients. In this article, John Gilley, COO, announces a key strategic appointment for our STS service line. "Through our Specialist Technical Solutions (STS) service line, we offer optimised project delivery for project owners, operators and EPC service providers by delivering reliable, consistent technical solutions in the areas of Completions, Commissioning & Startup and Project Management Support Services. It now gives us immense pride to announce the appointment of David Touhey as Global Service Line Director for STS. Since joining Kentech in January 2018, David has been leading the technology and commissioning centre of excellence integration into the existing Kentech STS service line. David has 17 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical, power and oil & gas sectors. He has worked across engineering, construction, and the commissioning and start-up phases of major projects on both the EPC and owner operator side of the project teams. Prior to joining Kentech, David was a Commissioning & Start-Up Manager with SNC Lavalin where he spent 5 years on secondment to Imperial Oil, an affiliate of ExxonMobil. Prior to his commissioning roles, David was Systems Design Manager for Kentz in Alberta, Canada.  He also consults and speaks on the alignment of project and business strategies and is a passionate advocate of collaborative project delivery methods in project management. David completed his electrical trades certification at the same time as undertaking his electrical services engineering degree at Dublin Institute of Technology. He then went on to complete his Masters of Science (MSc) in Leadership and Management at Nottingham Trent University in the UK. He is member of Engineers Ireland and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Management Institute in the UK We would like to wish David and his team every success for the future in Kentech."

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TAGS: #STS  #Canada  #Staff Appointment