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7th Dec, 2018  |  Project News

Kentech is Awarded Commissioning Contract on LNG Project in Louisiana, USA

Kentech has been awarded a contract for commissioning and start up work on a large liquefaction project project in Southwest, Louisiana. Kentech’s scope of work consists of supplying commissioning services from pre-commissioning, technical writing, dynamic logic testing of PLC’s and Distributed Control System (DCS) support. Our System Owners are responsible for tracking progress through all phases of commissioning and turnover of systems. Kentech automation specialists are responsible for verifying that graphics and logic are correct during instrument loop and functional testing. Our field technicians are verifying proper installation, and functionality of instruments, valves and local PLC panels. Kentech have also been completing loop testing across the facility in both the greenfield and brownfield environments. Kentech is committed to delivering the technical field services required to achieve our client’s goal of providing safe, efficient and cost effective natural gas liquefaction and regasification in the Gulf Coast. “This project represents the continued confidence that our clients are showing in Kentech’s commissioning and start up capabilities in North America,” said David Touhey, Service Line Director, STS, Kentech Group. Kentech are pleased to continue the safe delivery of commissioning field services to our client and look forward to the successful start-up of the LNG facility. Kentech is a privately owned energy and industrial services provider. Our core capabilities are construction, commissioning and maintenance across a multi-discipline range of services. With a heritage dating back to 1919, Kentech was founded in 1993 to provide engineering contracting services globally and today works on some of the world’s largest projects in the Petrochemical and Oil and Gas sector.

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TAGS: #STS  #Commissioning  #LNG  #USA  #United States  

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