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ENGIE Fabricom attend North East Lincolnshire Skills Fair 2018

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ENGIE Fabricom recently attended the annual North East Lincolnshire Skills Fair, held at Grimsby Auditorium. The Skills Fair is the largest skills and careers event in North East Lincolnshire and aims to inspire young people to make decisions regarding their future career and the skills they will need.

Approximately 1,600 year 10 students attended the event over the course of the day, visiting from 14 local academies/learning centres.

ENGIE Fabricom was situated in the dedicated STEM village alongside other local engineering companies like Orsted, BAE Systems and British Steel.  Graduate Engineers, Ellis Jacklin and Rebecca Procter and Year 3 Apprentices Adam Whall and Jake Brand were on hand to give the students tips and advice on career paths into engineering.

The theme of this years’ Skills Fair was ‘Have a Go’ and exhibitors were encouraged to make their displays interactive.

ENGIE Fabricom held a competition where students competed against each other to see who could dress themselves in overalls, welding gloves and a welding mask the fastest.  The winner was rewarded with a box of chocolates.

Nippon Gohsei temporary flare installation

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Nippon Gohsei (NGUK) contacted ENGIE Fabricom in September 2017 to investigate the possibility of installing a temporary flare at their site within the Saltend Chemical Park, Hull.

The off gas from the NGUK plant is normally vented through the neighbouring INOES plant’s flare but due to a period of essential maintenance this would not be available in June/July 2018 for a period of approx. 12+ days, this coupled with the shutdown and start up time would have equated to a 22+ days lost production.

The project was implemented in 3 stages, a feasibility study was carried out to identify the issues, design requirements and provide a +/-25% total installed cost estimate. The next stage was to carry out the detailed design and issue a proposal for the fabrication and installation. The final stage included procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning.

The temporary flare system was successfully installed and commissioned for the target date of the 22nd June 2018, this is currently in operation and is due to run until the 14th July 2018. The NGUK off gas will be diverted back to the INEOS flare on completion of the maintenance and the pipework, flare and ancillary items will be removed.

This project has involved all departments of the business and has demonstrated to both NGUK and INEOS our full end to end engineering capability and our ability to deliver a project in a tight timescale.

We received the following feedback from Jon Ross, NGUK Deputy Engineering Manager:

I want to pass on my personal thanks, along with those from Nippon Gohsei for the way in which ENGIE Fabricom has managed and delivered the design and construction phases of the temporary flare project.

This project would not have been a success without ENGIE Fabricom, Nippon and INEOS working closely to achieve the work scope with the timescales that we had, much of this is a result of the way in which ENGIE Fabricom approached the project as if they were part of the internal teams here.  Right from the start of the project with the feasibility study, through the detailed design phase, chairing the HAZOP and into construction and commissioning ENGIE Fabricom always offered up solutions to problems rather than coming back with questions.  

From Nippon’s point of view, we just need to get through the remaining two weeks of operation of the temporary flare and have a successful demolition phase and this project will have achieved everything that it set out to do.”

 Mark Wingate, ENGIE Fabricom’s EPC / EPCm Director commented:

“I would like to express the Company’s appreciation to all those involved in this project and their contribution in delivering a successful outcome.

The project, at various stages, has involved our engineering, procurement, manufacturing and construction teams demonstrating to the client our capability to deliver these attributes across the project lifecycle to demanding deadlines.

Following the completion of the project, Richard Webster, ENGIE Fabricom’s CEO for the UK and myself have met with the NGUK site directors, they also expressed their appreciation regarding the execution and collaborative approach adopted by both parties and would look forward to similar opportunities in the future.

Once again many thanks for all your efforts in achieving this success.”

Alan Chapman retires after 30 years’ service

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Craig Welford, Managing Director at ENGIE Fabricom presented Alan Chapman, Area Manager at Stokesley with his farewell gifts at his retirement presentation on Friday 29th June 2018.

Alan has been with the Company for over 30 years, providing support on various projects from maintenance services and major projects through to helping to develop our offshore wind services and supporting the setting up of RDR (Resource Direct Recruitment Limited).

Alan will be sadly missed by all his work colleagues, the friends he has made during his career as well as by the Company.

Craig Welford commented: “It’s a day of mixed emotions, we are happy that Alan is retiring but sad to see him go.  Alan has been a key member of our team for so long it will be impossible fill the gap he leaves.  Alan supported the North East business in his own and unique style which struck accord with almost everyone he dealt with.  The team and I wish him all the best wishes for the future.”

L to R: Alan Chapman receiving his retirement gifts from Craig Welford

Congratulations to Dean Farmer, C&I Engineer at ENGIE Fabricom, Stokesley

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Dean Farmer, C&I Engineer at our Engineering and Project Office, Stokesley has won himself an extra day’s holiday for 2018.

Dean, along with other employees from our Teesside office took part in the 15 Day Walking Challenge previously carried out by the team at Grimsby.

The challenge, which took place throughout May was to see who could accumulate the most steps over the 15 days, in the allocated 10 mins, during their lunch.

Dean, who clocked up an amazing 19,008 steps was closely followed by Sue Perkins, who wasn’t far behind with 14,515 and Grace finishing 3rd with 6,634.

Dean commented: “The walking challenge was great fun and a great way to do some exercise while at work”

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Congratulations to Emily Scott, Administrator at ENGIE Fabricom

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Emily Scott, Administrator at Origin 3 has walked her way to winning an extra day’s holiday for 2018.

Emily, along with other employees from Origin 3 took part in the 15 Day Walking Challenge. The challenge, which commenced on 3rd April was to see who could accumulate the most steps over the 15 days, in the allocated 10 mins, during their lunch.

Emily, who clocked up an amazing 18,888 steps was closely followed by Sherry, who wasn’t far behind with 18,555 and Jawwad finishing 3rd with 17,635.

Emily commented: “It was so close, I was lucky to win! I will enjoy my extra day’s holiday, probably in the summer.”

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Positive Contribution Commendation (PCC) Awarded to the Stores Team at Immingham

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Mark Astwood, Facility Manager at ENGIE Fabricom suggested the stores team at Immingham receive a Positive Contribution Commendation Award (PCC) for constantly performing in a positive and proactive manner.

Mark commented:  “The team are always well organised, with every area of their operation clean, tidy and well laid out.  They work together as a unit and are always suggesting new working methods with forward thinking solutions.”

Picture above R to L:
Mark Astwood presenting the award to Andy Yates – Material Controller, Sue Thornber – Assistant Buyer, Craig Standland – Stores and Materials Coordinator and Keith Patrick – Store Person.

Well done to all.

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Positive Contribution Commendation Awarded to Laura Finney

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Laura Finney, Receptionist Administrator has received a Positive Contribution Commendation Award (PCC) for going above and beyond her daily responsibilities.

The award was presented to Laura by Kevin Copley, HSEQ Director, Sarah Carvill, Marketing Coordinator and Matt Welch, East HSE Manager who suggested Laura receive the award.

 Matt commented: “Nominations for Laura to receive the award came from across the business and associated projects.  She has been described as extremely helpful and very attentive in her work to her line management.”

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ENGIE Fabricom congratulates Danny Smith

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Danny Smith, ENGIE Fabricom’s Senior Project Manager for the East Region has recently received an award for a paper produced.

The paper, titled:  A-Frame Rocker Bearing Replacement at Humber Bridge, UK was co-authored by himself and John Collins, from Arup and was published in the ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers) proceedings journal last year.

In October this year, the paper was awarded the Bill Curtin Medal (Research and Innovation Medal for the best paper published describing innovative design in civil engineering) at the ICE Headquarters in London.

As such, the paper is now available to read on the ICE Virtual Library, link below.

https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/10.1680/jcien.15.00066

Danny comments:  “It’s not exactly Dan Brown but the ICE proceedings journal publishes around 400 peer-reviewed research papers each year, a number of which are often free to view for members”

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Diversification Award Finalist!

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ENGIE Fabricom has just been informed that they are finalists for the Diversification Award at the EIC National Awards Dinner taking place in London on 12 October this year and featuring entertainment from TV personality and comedian Jimmy Carr.

The EIC is the leading Trade Association providing dedicated services to help members understand, identify and pursue business opportunities globally.

Watch this space. . .

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World Safety Day 2017

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World Safety Day 2017 was recognised by the ENGIE Fabricom’s site management team on the Energy Works Hull site by awarding spot safety gifts on the job, to personnel who were demonstrating positive safety behaviours.

Kevin Norton (Senior Supervisor – right) presenting a gift to Gareth Holiday (Craftsman – left) for his contribution to the high standard of site housekeeping.

ENGIE Fabricom celebrates World Safety Day 2017

Matt Welch (HSE Advisor – right) awarding Mick Davis (Welder – left) for his clean and tidy work area and explanation of potential hazards on this work area.

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