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Long Service Awards presented to Paul Irvine, Tony Feathersone, Danny Falconer and George Wright

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Congratulations to Paul Irvine, Plater, Tony Featherstone, Welder, Danny Falconer, Welder and George Wright, Plater who have been presented with long service awards for providing 15 years’ service to ENGIE Fabricom UK.

 

Mark Astwood, Manufacturing Facilities Manager commented: “Paul Irvine has been an ambassador for his trade and ENGIE Fabricom, his work ethic both in safety and productivity as well as his skill level and the quality of work produced are of great value to the Company.

 

“Tony Featherstone is a very skilful welder amongst the most talented in the business. I would always have him on my team.

 

“Danny Falconer is an extremely talented tradesman , his commitment both to his proactive approach to safety and his work ethics, is greatly appreciated.  He is also very willing to pass on his tacit knowledge to assist the apprentice welders and pipefitters.”

 

Pictured below left to right:  Mark Astwood (pictured left in all photos) presenting to Paul Irvine, Tony Featherstone and Danny Falconer

Paul Irvine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Featherstone

Danny Falconer

Andy Easton, Project Manager, commented: “All the team would like to thank George Wright for his long service with ENGIE Fabricom.  His workmanship, quality and attitude on the various projects he has been involved with is commendable.  We’d happily take him on any project with us, he’s a true asset to the Company”.  Pictured below Andy Easton (left) presenting George with his Long Service Award.

George Wright

Branden Duffield Named Best Practical Welder 2019

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On Friday 5th April 2019 Craig Welford, Managing Director, Andy Yuille, QA / QC Engineer, Lee Tyas, Construction Manager and Sam Dearing, Head of Human Resources from ENGIE Fabricom UK attended The Welding Institute (TWI) annual awards dinner at The Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, where our year one Welding Apprentice, Branden Duffield was nominated for an award.

 

ENGIE Fabricom is proud to say that Branden was named Best Practical Welder 2019, and is pictured above left receiving the award from Ian Hogarth, President of the Teesside branch of The Welding Institute.

 

ENGIE Fabricom was invited to the event by Northern Skills Group, in association with Middlesbrough College, and Branden is one of four apprentices who will leave Middlesbrough College’s STEM Centre this summer to start work in our Sotherby Road Facility, Middlesbrough.  It has also been confirmed that all four apprentices have successfully passed their final exams in the last week, and are now focusing on honing their practical skills before leaving college in June.

Long Service Awards presented to Andy Davies and Terry Holmes from ENGIE Fabricom UK

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Congratulations to Andy Davies (pictured left below), NVQ L3 Rigger and HIAB Driver, who has been presented with a long service award for providing 25 years’ service to ENGIE Fabricom UK.

 Jeff Noble, Head of UK Operations (pictured right below) commented: “This award is testament to Andy’s hard work, commitment and loyalty to the business.  His roles and responsibilities include working to meet our customer demands and breakdowns, Andy’s dedication to meet our client requirements has been instrumental in helping to maintain strong and long-term relationships within the Teesside area.”

 

Congratulations also to Terry Holmes, Senior Project Engineer (pictured right below), who has been presented with a long service award for providing 40 years’ service to ENGIE Fabricom UK.

Terry joined the business in March 1979 as a Plater at our Manufacturing and Construction facility, Immingham, originally serving his time over at Lincoln with Ruston-Bucyrus who manufactured excavators and cranes.   Terry spent several years working on ConocoPhillips (P66) and had a stint up at St Fergus working for Shell.

Sean Soady, Estimating Manager, who was there when Terry started said: “Terry has always been very methodical and one of the good guys from the outset, he has a wealth of experience and knowledge that only 40 years in the job can provide.”

Craig Welford, Managing Director (pictured left below), presented Terry with his recognition and commented: “It is always a joy to work with Terry.  He always gives 100% and often provides fantastic ideas on how to complete a project in a better way.  He must have won ENGIE Fabricom thousands of jobs throughout his service.  I wish him well for his next 40 years with the Company.”

ENGIE Fabricom sponsor Healing School for Formula 24 event

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ENGIE Fabricom is proud to announce that they will be sponsoring Healing School in this weekends Formula 24 race in Hull.

The sponsorship agreement will help allow Healing School fund for improvements on their car to ensure that it is competitive and built to a high standard.

Local races are to be held in Hull as part of the City of Culture celebrations at the KCOM Stadium in Hull on Sunday 16th July 2017. The first race will commence at 11:45am.

Formula 24 gives pupils the opportunity to design, build and race an electric car. Pupils from Healing School have been involved in all aspects from building the car to marketing the project and attracting sponsors.

The nationwide project is run by Greenpower Education Trust, whose objective is to advance education in the subjects of sustainable engineering and technology to young people.

Andrew Mitchell, Strategic Development Director for ENGIE Fabricom, commented: “ We are delighted to sponsor Healing School with the Greenpower Formula 24 race. The pupils have worked very hard throughout the project and it is great to see young people getting involved with engineering at such an early stage in their lives, as well as being able to utilise the facilities at CATCH to build the cars.

“We would like to commend all of the pupils involved within the project as well as the teachers that have helped guide them throughout. We would like to wish everyone at Healing School all the best for the race on Sunday”.

Sam Horner, Assistant Principal at Healing School, added: “I’ve really enjoyed watching the pupils take on this challenge. They have had to apply for the role formally through application forms and interviews before proving their worth by working as a team with some taking on Team Leader roles. These roles have been varied including marketing, journalism, designing, building as well as racing the car and maintaining it through the upcoming race. All pupils have stepped up to the mark and have shown how well they are at working within a team as well as to very short deadlines. It’s also been great to have the support from so many of our local businesses as this is a great way to form links between the schools and local companies so we can work together in the future. I am extremely proud of all the pupils and fingers crossed for a successful weekend.”

Pupils from Healing School were asked why they applied to be part of the project.

Ben Newton (Y8):

I would like to go and work on the refineries as I enjoy this and it is a very interesting career choice for me. I would like to achieve this by getting an apprenticeship at HCF CATCH and working on a project like this will help me and give me really good, relevant experience.

Renee Purdam (Y9):

Because I would like to be an engineer when I grow up, and I thought it would be a good way and opportunity to find out more about engineering. I’ve really enjoyed building the car as it’s something I really want to get involved in in the future.

Carly Potter (Y10):

Engineering is a career I’m really interested in both in terms of designing and building a car to race but also in my role as the Team Leader for the logo. I’ve really enjoyed all the activities and gained lots of valuable experiences and I take great pride knowing that everyone is going to see our logo and I helped design that.

 

Healing School Formula 24

Pictured: Thomas Hughes

Healing School Formula 24

Pictured: Chloe Bentley

 

ENGIE Fabricom partner with Method Functional Safety Ltd. to deliver TUV Certified IEC 61511 Functional Safety Training Course

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ENGIE Fabricom is pleased to partner with Method Functional Safety Ltd. to deliver their TUV Functional Safety Training Course IEC 61511 for Professionals.

The course provides an overview of the entire IEC 61511 lifecycle and details how key aspects such as Verification, Validation, Functional Safety Assessments and Audits can be practically implemented.

The course is universally recognised as the essential qualification for professionals and engineers working with any aspect of the Functional Safety lifecycle in the Process and Power industries.

On successful completion of the course and the examination, candidates that can demonstrate adequate level of experience will achieve the “TUV Functional Safety Professional” award. Certification takes place in cooperation with TUV SUD.

The Course is structured over 3 days of class room training, with a 4-hour exam on the 4th day.

ENGIE Fabricom will be hosting this training event at their Engineering Office, Origin Way, Europarc, Grimsby.

Simon Lewis, Consultancy Manager for ENGIE Fabricom, said “Functional Safety is a key part of our Consultancy Business and high on the agenda of many of our clients. It is great that this course can now be offered within the local Humberside region.”

Dil Wetherill, Managing Director for Method Functional Safety Ltd. added “We would like to thank our hosts for the opportunity to hold our training event at ENGIE Fabricom in Grimsby and look forward to delivering and sharing our knowledge in Functional Safety to an ever growing audience”.

 

Date: July 17th – July 20th 2017

Cost: £2050.00 + VAT per delegate

Location: ENGIE Fabricom, Origin 3, Origin Way, Europarc, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN37 9TZ

For more information: https://www.methodfs.com/training-schedule/131/TUV_Functional_Safety_Training_Course_IEC_61511_Humberside_July_2017/

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ENGIE Fabricom to exhibit at the NEPIC Meet the Members Conference & Exhibition 2017

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ENGIE Fabricom will be exhibiting at this years’ NEPIC Meet the Members Conference & Exhibition at Wynyard Hall, Billingham, Teesside.

ENGIE Fabricom is uniquely positioned within the engineering, procurement and construction market to provide end to end solutions by combining high level engineering skills with a wealth of construction expertise. This ensures that constructability and risk are understood and continouous throughout all the project stages from Concept through to FEED into Detailed Design and Procurement through to Construction and Commissioning.

Now in its 7th year, and attracting more than 500 delegates, NEPIC’s annual Meet the Members Conference & Exhibition is the stand out event for the North East region.

Ron Ellis, Sales Director and Andrew Harris, Engineering Manager will be representing ENGIE Fabricom for the duration of the event from 8:30am – 4:00pm, June 21st 2017.

We would be delighted to welcome you at our stand which is located at position number 61, near the Networking Zone.

For further information and to book tickets to the NEPIC Meet the Members Conference & Exhibition 2017 visit: https://www.nepic.co.uk/event/mtm/

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Safety Behaviour Observation (SBO) Award for Neil Hagger

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Neil Hagger, Rigger and Steel Erector for ENGIE Fabricom has been awarded an SBO award by M+W Group while working on the Energy Works Hull, Waste to Energy site.

Neil noticed that a grouting operative was using a scabbler and not wearing any goggles or visor, which could have resulted in small fragments of grout damaging his eyes. Neil explained to the grouter the importance of wearing the correct PPE and that a visor or goggles would be more appropriate.

Matt Welch, HSE Advisor commented: “It is great to see the contribution to site safety that ENGIE Fabricom is making and this is an example of where we can all use our own experience to the benefit of others.”

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Busy Summer ahead for ENGIE Fabricom’s Engineering & Design group at Prospect House, our new base in Teesside

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ENGIE Fabricom has been awarded a Front End Engineering Design contract by a specialist chemicals company to expand their AMD production plant in the Netherlands. This follows on from an AMD project at their Bradford site; with our knowledge and the continued relationship between both companies being a significant reason in receiving the contract.

The project scope includes the design and installation of plant and equipment to facilitate the manufacture of their products by a new synthesis route.

This FEED contract started in March 2016 and is due to be completed later in the Summer. The ENGIE Fabricom project team has already successfully delivered the P&IDs which is the first project milestone. Andrew Harris, our Engineering Manager at the new office in Stokesley commented; “This is a good start to the project which should enable ENGIE Fabricom to deliver the FEED package on time, and ensure the client can maintain its overall project schedule, through EPC and Commissioning.”

The project is currently being fully executed from Stokesley, including all engineering disciplines; Process and Process Safety, EC&I, Mechanical & Piping, Civil & Structural. In addition to this FEED project, our consultancy, engineering, and design team at Prospect House have been undertaking HAZOP studies and process piping design work for local clients within Teesside.

The project team for the current FEED contract includes; Andrew Harris (Engineering Manager), Rhys Begley (CAD Design), Pascal Pehma (Senior Process Engineer), Joe Ellerton (Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Manager) and Dean Revill (EC&I Engineer).

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Certificate of Achievement for Jonathan Charles on the Nuclear Training Program for Junior Engineers

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Jonathan Charles, Graduate Process Engineer at Engineering Solutions has successfully completed the ‘Nuclear Training Program for Junior Engineers’ conducted by ENGIE.

The program initially entails one year of training, combining theoretical learning with field experience. Technical modules include: safety/security, nuclear safety, radiation protection, nuclear fundamentals, fuel cycle, pressurised water reactors, spent fuel management and decommissioning, maintenance of nuclear power plants etc.

These modules are also accompanied by non-technical modules to develop essential skills for those looking to develop into a nuclear manager role with skills such as: communication, human resources, management behaviour all on the curriculum.

The course allows junior engineers to become a nuclear generalist while forging a solid network within the group.

Jonathan commented “The course was extremely beneficial for those looking to develop further knowledge within the nuclear field and provided an overall background to the industry.  I would definitely recommend the program to others interested in this field.  The program also enabled me with a platform to learn more about the ENGIE Group and the opportunity to develop connections amongst the other ENGIE subsidiary companies.”

On behalf of all within the group we would like to congratulate Jonathan on his achievement.

Pictured L to R: Anne-Emmanuelle Semin (Senior HR Talent Manager), Jonathan Charles (Graduate Process Engineer) Laurence Bouquet-Durupt (HR Director)

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Rebecca Steedman Awarded Certificate in Project Controls

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Congratulations to Rebecca Steedman, Project Services Administrator at ENGIE Fabricom, for successfully completing her Project Controls programme.

The course, which is delivered in association with the ECITB, is a comprehensive programme covering all aspects of project controls spread across 8 modules.  Delivered over a 9 month period, the course concludes with a presentation to employers which was attended by Andy Hills and Mark Wingate.  Each module has three assessments which are designed to encourage the learner to find out more about how their own company carries out the aspects of project control that they are learning about and share experiences and best practice.

Andy Hills, Senior Project Services Manager for ENGIE Fabricom, commented “Rebecca has studied hard to complete this programme over the course of 2015.  Her studies have helped her to consolidate her existing capabilities whilst also developing new skills which will be of great benefit to both Rebecca personally and to us as a business moving forward. Well done Becky!”

On behalf of everyone at ENGIE Fabricom, we would like to pass on our congratulations to Rebecca for completing her course and being awarded the ECITB Certificate in Project Controls.

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