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6th Jan, 2019  |  General News

Kentech Appoints Group IT Director

Another key strategic appointment has been made in line with our Engine for Growth plans.  We are delighted to announce that Damian O’Gara has joined the business as our new Group IT Director. It is clear that in order to achieve our Engine for Growth plans, we need to do so from firm foundations and as such the Group IT Director is a newly created position. Damian will be taking responsibility for our entire IT development and delivery.  He will ensure we have everything in place from an IT perspective in order to operate as slickly and efficiently as possible.  Damian is a highly experienced technology leader with a track record of building and leading high performance international IT departments. He has a cross industry background covering sectors including Healthcare, Retail, Defense and Media, and joins us from OSN in Dubai. Giving us a little insight into his plans, Damian tells us “Technology continues to advance faster than at any other time in my career and we will be look to harness some these technologies to deliver a future proofed, coherent and integrated technology platform to delight our internal and external customers.” We would like to welcome Damian to the Kentech family and wish him all the very best in this exciting new role.

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TAGS: #Staff Appointment  #Engine for Growth  #Leadership  #IT  

4th Jan, 2019  |  General News

Strategic Staff Appointments Continue at Kentech Group

2019 is set to be a fantastic year for Kentech as we continue to take strategic steps towards reaching our Engine for Growth goals.  With this in mind, we are delighted to announce an important appointment to our global leadership team.  Les Cox has been appointed as Group IMS Manager. Les commenced working with Kentech through an Australian joint venture in 2014. He brought with him a wealth of experience in HSE, Project Execution and Quality Management that he had secured over the 2 decades of his career in Asia Pacific. He has attained extensive knowledge and experience from a variety of different perspectives as he has worked with various contractors, vendors and operators in his career to date. So, in addition to the varied perspectives that he brings to the role, he has many years of experience within the Kentech Family on project sites and knows, first hand, the challenges that our people are facing on a daily basis. Les has a great strength in connecting and working with people and teams and he brings great energy, positivity and a highly collaborative approach to this role.  In his own words, it is his passion as an agent for change that drives his personal commitment to human and organisational operational excellence, challenging the business to ensure that everyone goes home unharmed to their families and friends each and every day.  As a team, we couldn’t be more excited to have Les on board and can’t wait to see the implementation of his innovative ideas over the coming months and years.

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TAGS: #Staff Appointment  #HSE  #IMS  

2nd Jan, 2019  |  Project News

Kentech Kazakhstan Secures Major Construction Contract on FGP/WPMP Project in Tengiz

Kentech Kazakhstan is delighted to announce that it has secured a major construction contract on the Future Growth Project / Wellhead Pressure Management Project.  The team will deliver electrical and instrumentation services on the Stage 2 Power & Lighting Project at 3GP (Third Generation Project), 3GI (Third Generation Injection) and GA (Gathering Area). FGP-WPMP implementation will allow an increase in Tengiz crude oil production capacity by approximately 260,000 barrels per day. While FGP implementation will expand production, WPMP will keep the existing Tengiz plants at full capacity by lowering wellhead pressure and boosting the pressure of the six existing processing trains. This major contract award adds to Kentech’s existing support contracts on the site where it is currently operating under three MSA’s covering maintenance, modification and turnaround services to major capital projects, production operations and the field engineering group.

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TAGS: #Kazakhstan  #Tengiz  #FGP  #New Project  

17th Dec, 2018  |  General News

The Future of Kentech Communications: Anytime, Anywhere, Everyone

One of the biggest issues Kentech has always faced as a global business is being able to reach out and communicate to all our people, at all levels, in real time.  It’s something we’ve always struggled with, and as a business who’s leadership team truly care about each and every one of it’s employees all over the world, it’s become a major bug bear.  Well, not anymore as we have taken a giant leap into the future of our internal communications.  Kentech has partnered with Workvivo and a little over a week ago, launched their employee engagement app.  In the words of our COO, John Gilley, “The Workvivo app is, for me, a complete game changer in how the company is wired to communicate.  It turns communication upside down and inside out.  In Kentech, I like to think that we are somehow different and the Workvivo app will be another K2 success story, differentiating us from all around us”. Sarah Kent, CEO, commented “For the first time in history, we have the ability to communicate across language, across culture, across geography and connect our Kentech family”.  Accessed via desktop or mobile and with a built in translation function, there are now no barriers to us all being able to share our achievements with one another.  In little over a week, we have seen employees from all across the globe communicating with and congratulating each other on the some of the amazing work and unique initiatives they are delivering locally in their regions.  This platform allows us to all have that two way communication in a safe and secure space and our family spirit is being demonstrated on a daily basis.  It is allowing our diverse teams to share best practices and lessons learned and will only go to build on the quality service Kentech delivers to our clients.

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TAGS: #Communications  #K2  

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