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Sakhalin

Regional Manager's Bio

Fergal Cullen

General Director

THE SAKHALIN REGION HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MAIN CENTERS FOR HYDROCARBON EXTRACTION IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION.

Kentech have been supplying our clients in Far East Russia a world class range of services since 2003.

Our specialist range of services to Sakhalin Island’s onshore and offshore brownfield production facilities includes the full EPC package for electrical, mechanical, instrumentation and telecommunications as well as FEED, project management, maintenance, commissioning, general services and transportation.

The unique environment and sometimes hostile weather conditions of Sakhalin Island have often been a challenge but our management model of using as much Russian content as possible has ensured we meet those challenges head on by utilising local skills and knowledge at every opportunity. This approach has resulted in us optimising the reliability of our services which is then passed on to our clients in the form of reduced costs and a more efficient service.

The Kentech training initiatives implemented on all projects and available to all staff has resulted in a long term dedicated work force who are experienced and skilled in dealing with all project issues and situations.

Kentech’s dedication to a safe working environment for all has resulted in Far East Russia that is not only successful but highly respected in the industry and local community.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS 

  • OVERCOMING THE ODDS: The harsh winters in Sakhalin can often reach temperatures of -35C making working conditions extremely difficult.  In 2007, we accelerated works to install cabling on the Sakhalin-2 LNG Plant to beat the onset of winter.  We were delighted to beat our target of 13 weeks by installing the 430,000 meters of cable in just 9 weeks.
  • DEDICATED LOCAL WORKFORCE: Kentech place a high emphasis on local skills base development.  Over 90% of our direct workforce in Russia is of Russian nationality and we work hard to develop the technical, management and safety skills of our Russian national employees.  
  • OUTSTANDING SAFETY STANDARDS: Kentech has an outstanding safety record in Russia having completed over 10 million manhours without a lost time injury.  The team were awarded Exxon Neftegas Limited's Contractor of the Year in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 in recognition of Excellence in Safety.
  • LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS: We are committed to delivering quality services to our key clients.  By the time we had completed our works on the Sakhalin-2 LNG Plant project, we have received 9 awards and commendations from the client, including 3 awards for ‘Best Subcontractor’. Since 2003, Kentech have also been involved on the Sakhalin 1 Project providing services offshore on Berkut and Orlan Platforms, onshore at Chayvo OPF,  Odoptu NWS and on mainland Russia at the Dekastri Oil Export Terminal.

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