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10th Sep, 2018  |  Safety News

2017 Annual WISER Award Winners Announced

We are delighted to announce that we have two WISER Winners for 2017.  Our first winner is, Mr Aquib Afrin. Aquib is a Safety Officer on the Clean Fuels Project in Kuwait and has shown amazing creativity and pro-activeness to increase safety awareness and the wellbeing of his co-workers. His initiatives have included the implementation of a heat stress flagging system, illuminated safety banners, a voice enabled mannequin, a ground penetration and excavation campaign (with the introduction of KentechMan!), installation of quarterly colour code awareness boards, a heat stress campaign and a heat stress 'conservatory' shelter, for which he received a special award from our client, FDH-JV. Aquib has also truly embraced the We Are Family campaign and the efforts he has taken to promote this with his colleagues has been second to none, with the implementation of a We Are Family banner which all the site team were invited to sign to show their commitment. He has also shown his musical abilities by developing videos and songs to share with the team on site promoting the Kentech family. Our second winner is Mr Gopakumar Gopinadhan, Assistant Electrician on the Nasr Full Field Development Project in the UAE. In addition to his strong set of behaviors on a daily basis, back in November of last year, Gopakumar noticed a burning rag as a result of some sparks from welders working at height and notified all of the team about the fire, enabling them all to get to the emergency assembly point safely. He then took a nearby fire extinguisher and successfully put the fire out. It takes courage to be willing to come forward and take initiative in these circumstances and the actions Gopakumar took on this day probably saved the lives of his coworkers. Sarah Kent recently visited both sites where these two exceptional employees work to present them with their awards and personally thank them for their actions. During her visits, she took the opportunity to speak to the whole site teams to stress the importance of safety and reiterate the 'We Are Family' message.  Both Aquib and Gopakumar will each enjoy an all expenses paid holiday for 2 to Dubai later this year. During her visit, Sarah also took the time to meet the whole site team as she was taken on a tour of the yard by Zaur Nadirli. She used the visit as an opportunity to stress the importance of safety and reiterate the 'We Are Family' message. Note: WISER is Kentech's Worker Involvement Safety Encouragement Award Scheme, a HSE incentive programme for employees to earn monthly, quarterly and annual safety awards.

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TAGS: #Kuwait  #UAE  #Safety Excellence  #WISER  #We Are Family  

4th Dec, 2017  |  Safety News, Project News

Kentech Kuwait Awarded Contractor of the Month Consecutive Months on Clean Fuels Project

Kentech Kuwait have been awarded Contractor of the Month for both October and November on the FDHJV Clean Fuels Project, Area 2. To be recognised as the safest contractor for two months running, whilst having almost 1,000 personnel on site, working to a tight schedule and entering the completion stage of the project is truly an outstanding achievement and one we are very proud of. This achievement reiterates Kentech's commitment to ranking amongst the world’s safest contractors operating in the energy and industrial sectors.  Our Clean Fuels Project team in Kuwait are taking the 'Finishing Strong' campaign to a whole new level.

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TAGS: #Kuwait  #Safety award  #Clean Fuels Project  

4th Nov, 2017  |  Konnect Magazine

Konnect Newsletter October 2017 Issue

The October 2017 issue of the Kentech Konnect magazine is available for download here. In this issue we take a look at the positive results from our regions so far in 2017, we get an update on the Knectus app, as well as the usual look at all the project and safety activities and achievements over the last few months.  

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TAGS: #Azerbaijan  #Georgia  #Ireland  #Kuwait  #Qatar  #UAE  #Oman  #Australia  #Kazakhstan  #The Netherlands  #Sakhalin  #Konnect  

1st Sep, 2017  |  Safety News

Kentech Kuwait Achieve Safety Milestone on Clean Fuels Project Area 2

The team in Kuwait are racking up the safety milestones of late, having now achieved 2 million manhours LTI free on the Clean Fuels Project Area 2, where they are delivering the full electrical, instrumentation and telecommunications scope of works. This project is due to run until the end of the year but it is no small feat that the team have delivered the bulk of the works during the extremely high temperatures of the summer months and to a very aggressive schedule, making this achievement even more impressive. This is further evidence that the team in Kuwait are living up to their reputation for quality and fast becoming the go to provider of EI&T works in the region.

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TAGS: #Kuwait  #Kuwait  #Safety milestone  

15th Aug, 2017  |  Project News

Kentech Kuwait Perform Final Cable Cutover on Clean Fuels Project

The Kentech team in Kuwait are delighted to announce they have successfully completed the final stage cable cutover as part of the shutdown/changeover works for the LCR-2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8 relocations on the Clean Fuels Project for KNPC.  The project involved the changeover of thirteen thousand (13,000) I/Os in a live plant environment without a single process upset to the 240,000 bpd refinery.   The project, which commenced in May 2016, involved detailed planning efforts on an integrated basis between KNPC operations and maintenance team leaders, PMC management and the FDHJV management for MAB refinery construction. Careful site execution ensured that the facility continued with planned production without incident.  The successful execution of this project, LTI free, is a great achievement in itself, but when considering the fact that the works were also carried out under live brownfield PTW conditions, often in the height of summer where temperatures can reach close to 50°C, is nothing more than exceptional and has firmly cemented Kentech as the number one choice for safe and reliable E&I works in the region. Joe Pretorius, Fluor (JV) /KNPC CF Project, E&ICSS Construction Manager for Brownfields commented: “A world class achievement, in which thirteen thousand (13 000) I/O were changed over without a single process upset to the existing running refinery”. Sarah Kent, Kentech CEO, commented “Completing a project incident free is something to be very proud of and completing this in a brownfield / live environment sets the bar even higher as the incremental set of risks that the team face are considerable. This achievement clearly demonstrates the use of the teams strong communication to promote high levels of engagement – something that is at the heart of Kentech’s culture”.

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TAGS: #LTI Free  #Clean Fuels Project  #Kuwait