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Offshore Wind Energy Market

ENGIE Fabricom Secures Major Contracts in Offshore Wind Energy Market

By | Renewables, Services and Capabilities

ENGIE Fabricom is delighted to announce we have been awarded a record number of contract wins for the business within the offshore wind energy market.

We have secured over £20 million pounds worth of work in offshore wind over the course of the past 12 months. This has seen us undertake projects on behalf of tier one companies working directly on the UK’s largest offshore wind farms.

Our team of highly skilled engineers are experts in delivering an extensive range of engineering services from anode installation, cathodic protection and grout repairs right through to safety modifications, turbine inspection and substation commissioning.

Following on from our £110K investment into our manufacturing and construction facilities at our Immingham site, we have also invested into our equipment to add an additional four Remote Operating Vehicles (ROV’s) to bolster our already impressive range of specialist equipment.

Most recently, we have also successfully completed two external audits carried out by major industry players Lloyds Register and Achilles. These reviews highlighted the high standards within our business and confirmed it is operating in full accordance with strict standards including BS ISO 45001 and UVDB B2 assessment processes.

Speaking about the contract wins, Richard Webster, CEO at ENGIE Fabricom said: “Over the last few years the offshore wind market is booming and, already having an extensive portfolio of projects in this sector, we have successfully used our experience and expertise to position the business as the leader and go to business for our specialist services in this sector.

“As such, we also have a very strong project pipeline in this field for the next 12 months and we look forward to continuing delivering projects of this nature to very high standards that ENGIE Fabricom is well known for.”

The wins have helped us to further consolidate our position as a market leader in the offshore wind sector and accelerates the global strategy of the ENGIE Group to be the world leader in zero carbon solutions.

 

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Grimsby Renewables Partnership

ENGIE Fabricom to Host Health and Safety Talk with Grimsby Renewables Partnership

By | Corporate News, Services and Capabilities

Grimsby Renewables Partnership hosting event @ ENGIE Fabricom UK Limited

 

This week we are very much looking forward to hosting a session with the Grimsby Renewables Partnership (GRP) which will see our HSE Director, Kevin Copley (below) discuss health and safety within the offshore wind industry.

Renewables Kevin Copley

As the theme for this month’s meeting is Health and Safety, with a focus on offshore wind activity, we are delighted to have been chosen to host the session and share best practice, as well as our extensive experience of applying functional safety.

The session, hosted on the 31st October at our offices at Origin 3, Europarc in Grimsby will also see Louise Taggart join the session and share her very own personal experience of health and safety very sadly going wrong.

We will also be hearing an update from the GRP on all thing’s renewables in the area, with opportunities available for plenty of networking. There is space for 50 people to join the session, so tickets are limited. The majority have already been secured, however we still have a few available, register here for free as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

 

ENGIE Fabricom is an industry-recognised renewables operator.  We help to increase the contribution of more sustainable energy sources to the UK’s electricity requirements.

Our dedicated management team and proficient offshore technicians are highly experienced within the industry, using proven methodology to enable us to achieve excellent safety, quality and efficiency standards.

Our team offers a variation in services for the fitting and general maintenance of renewable energy sources. From anode installation to turbine inspection, find more information below

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Grimsby Renewables Partnership
Offshore Wind Networking
Health and Safety Event
Immingham

Immingham Facilities at a Height

By | Services and Capabilities

Check out the latest drone footage shot over ENGIE Fabricom’s manufacturing and construction facility located in Immingham.

The aerial shots show the sheer scale of our premises which span across an impressive 14 acres.  You will be able to see our multiple workshops and outside assembly area, as well as how accessible our premises are via both road and sea.

From our modern and well-equipped facilities we have delivered over 400 PAU’s, PAR’s, SKID’s and cryogenic cold boxes to major clients throughout the UK and worldwide.

Want to know more? Speak to our team today on +44 (0)333 207 4411 or email us directly at info.fabricom.uk@engie.com.

 

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Our Manufacturing and Construction Facilities, located adjacent to the deep water port of Immingham and Middlesbrough, neighbouring the Wilton International complex, North Tees refineries and chemical plants are dedicated to the manufacture and assembly of piping systems, steelwork, E&I and modules.

We have the facilities and space to deal with multiple packages of work for our clients, and our large assembly yard areas allows us the flexibility to construct and securely store multiple modules prior to delivery onsite for installation.

We are committed to being our clients’ Partner of Choice and offer high levels of safety and a track record of delivery as well as being flexible and responsive to their needs, regardless of the scale and complexity of the task in hand.

 

 

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LOR recognition

High Praise for the team at ENGIE Fabricom from LOR

By | Services and Capabilities

We are delighted to have received positive recognition from one of our key clients – Total Lindsey Oil Refinery (LOR) – following the successful completion of two projects which form part of a wider series of work currently being completed on behalf of the refinery.

 

The positive recognition has been received following ENGIE Fabricom effectively completing high-pressure TAR (Turnaround).  This included heater upgrades and installation of new control valves, led by our Supervisor, Jamie Burman, as well as an additional project involving air gapping for isolations, led by our Supervisor, Dave Knight.

 

And both projects were accomplished ahead of schedule – at our manufacturing and construction facility in Immingham – something of which our client was very impressed by and furthermore the team was highly praised for their impressive execution of quality and safety procedures to achieve such a successful outcome.

 

Speaking about the positive comments, Seamus Brady, Project Engineer (pictured above) at ENGIE Fabricom UK said: “I am so proud of Dave, Jamie and their team.  All I hear when I attend meetings is positive feedback for our performance onsite.  All our team have shown positive attitudes every day during the TAR.

 

“We have had a good support structure to achieve the successful completion of the work.  Mark Astwood’s team at our manufacturing and construction facility has completed emerging works in a timely manner to the gratitude of our LOR contacts.  The QA support at site from Nigel Scott has been invaluable, as has the safety support from Les Pratt, Regional Site Services Safety Advisor.  Well done to all concerned, and let us build on this in the future”.

 

In addition to this, following such successful feedback, we have continued to support Total LOR on other projects.

 

Total Lindsey Oil Refinery is one of six active refineries in the UK extending across 500 acres nearby the Humber Estuary.  The site processes in excess of seven million tonnes of crude and derivatives each year.

 

We look forward to continuing our longstanding relationship with our client through maintaining the extremely high standards in project delivery that we have become well-known for.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our client for their positive recognition and also thank all staff for their continued efforts.

Manufacturing and construction facility

ENGIE Fabricom UK Upgrades its Largest Manufacturing and Construction Facility

By | Services and Capabilities

We are delighted to have made significant investments at our largest manufacturing and construction facility in the UK as part of a series of ongoing upgrades.

At our manufacturing and construction facility located in Immingham, North East Lincolnshire we have invested in improving our sites road rail crossing which has significantly enhanced the access links to both the rail and docking areas.  In addition to this, we have also made investments into our state-of-the-art welding fume extraction facilities that meet the stringent new rulings of HSE.

Covering an impressive 13,615 acres comprising multiple covered workshops and an outside assembly area, the site has experienced an increased volume of work over the last business quarter, with the firm receiving an unprecedented number of inquiries for our full turnkey services in modular build works, in particular pre-assembled units (PAU’s).

The upgrades to the site form part of our ambitious growth plans which has recently seen the introduction of a more streamlined organisational structure as we strive to achieve a 100% increase in turnover by 2022.

It is important for us to continually invest in our facilities and be at the very forefront in service delivery.  It is absolutely imperative that we continue to ensure all systems are well above HSE requirements and operate as efficiently as possible.

Our manufacturing and construction facility is in an absolute ideal location – which is very much a selling point for our clients – and through enhancing our already robust transport infrastructure at this site – our operations will run even more swiftly.

If you would like to know more about our facilities at Immingham, or would like to have a tour, please get in touch via email at info.fabricom.uk@engie.com.

 

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Process Safety Consultancy Services

Our Process Safety Consultancy Services: Protecting Your Assets

By | Services and Capabilities

Since headlining as one of the main sponsors at Hazards 29 a few weeks ago, we have seen a keen interest in ENGIE Fabricom’s process safety consultancy services.

 

As such, we wanted to provide an update on our capabilities in this area as we work with a number of clients across the process industries to deliver this service. Comprising six areas, our process safety consultancy services are ultimately designed to significantly reduce risks and save our clients time and money in the long run. These include:

 

  • Process Protective Systems
  • Process Safety Management Systems
  • Hazard Evaluation and Risk Management
  • Operations Support and Continuous Improvement
  • Ageing and Life Extension of Plants
  • Regulatory Compliance

 

Delivering these services across the full lifecycle of a plant, right from design to decommissioning, our dedicated process safety and engineering compliance team members can either operate as an independent advisor or become an extension of our client’s engineering team to ensure that regulatory compliance is achieved. Whatever approach is taken, we provide clients with a bespoke programme – tailored to the individual needs of a business – that can be easily put into practice with a streamlined approach to help achieve, retain and maintain safe and legally compliant operations.

 

Want to know more?

 If you have an enquiry, please feel free to get in touch with our team on +44 (0) 333 207 4411, or alternatively, send an email to our Consultancy Manager, Simon Lewis at simon.lewis@engie.com.

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BOC

Oxygen Pipeline Replacement for BOC

By | Services and Capabilities

The regional site services team based at BOC Scunthorpe have recently completed an offsite project for BOC in Rotherham.

 

ENGIE Fabricom was asked to remove an existing branch section from an oxygen pipeline and replace it with a new pulled bend.  The pipeline, which runs under an operational rail bridge and over the River Don presented significant access difficulties.  The project had a tight timescale but was completed on time to allow the site to re-start.

 

Richard Allison, BOC’s Pipeline, Facilities and Stores Manager commented:

‘”Having worked with ENGIE Fabricom for many years on preventative maintenance tasks, I had no hesitation in approaching them to carry out this project, removing a ‘tee’ section of pipeline and replacing it with a swept bend.  The task of removing the 12” pipeline was complex as it was suspended over a canal and beneath an operational train / tram track (see photos below).

 The level of detail in the pre-phase modelling and stress calculations coupled with the experience and knowledge of the whole team made the project run smoothly, even when the project scope expanded to incorporate more work mid project.  The proactive nature of the whole onsite and back room team ensured the project was completed safety and within the tight time constraints, which the customer production outage offered.  Thanks to Joe Hodgson, ENGIE Fabricom’s Regional Site Services Manager and his team for all their hard work.”

One team approach, audits

ENGIE Fabricom plays key role in successful Interconnector UK (IUK) shutdown

By | Services and Capabilities

ENGIE Fabricom has recently played a key role in delivering another successful shutdown.  Our client, Interconnector UK (IUK) resumed gas transportation from Bacton to Zeebrugge as planned at 05:00 on 28th June 2018.

Interconnector’s management declared the 15 day shutdown a success and expressed their satisfaction with all aspects of ENGIE Fabricom’s input, noting that they looked forward to our continuing support and return for the 2019 event.

Ian Baxter had been onsite at Bacton from 9th April in the role of ENGIE Fabricom’s Construction Interface Manager, assisting the IUK site team in supporting a major project being undertaken by National Grid which affected feeders into the IUK terminal.  Ian saw the first phase of this work completed during the shutdown.

Dave Knight, Supervisor and his team, installed new double block and bleed assemblies, fabricated in Immingham, into the fuel gas feed lines to the main gas compressors.  The team members were Dave Murdoch, Welder; Tom Gladding, Pipefitter; and Apprentice Pipefitter, Adam Whall, supported by Seamus Brady as Project Engineer

Andy Scott, Lead C&I Engineer supported a range of instrumentation and site system changes at Bacton including testing of upgrades to the High Integrity Protection System (HIPS) and Fire and Gas Human Machine Interface (HMI).  In addition, he carried out testing of modifications to the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System associated with the National Grid Project.

Dean Revill, EC&I Engineer supported testing and inspection work in Zeebrugge for upgrades to the Fire and Gas and Emergency Shutdown (ESD) Systems and HIPS, liaising with Vincotte (the Notifiable Body).  He also supported the installation and testing of a new hydraulic actuator for the IUK ‘free-flow’ project and oversaw thermowell and transmitter replacements on the waterbath heaters and new emergency push button functional testing.

The people onsite were ably supported by the IUK engineering team based in Origin 3, Grimsby and our Manufacturing and Construction Facility, Immingham.

Once again, the competence and professionalism of ENGIE Fabricom’s people has been recognised and we are well placed to secure future project work from IUK.

We would like to thank everyone involved in the this successful IUK shutdown for their commitment and hard work.

 

Steve Turner, Managing Director of Interconnector commented:

“It’s the first day of operation following the 2018 shutdown period and we are currently back to business flowing ≈ 50% of UK to Belgium capacity.  This is great achievement as our final STA shutdown can be marked as another IUK success.

It’s a privilege to be able to witness teams and individuals, with their own specific skills and talents, working together to overcome the many challenges faced with a varied and complex shutdown programme of work.

A very big thanks to all involved for the skill and effort applied to ensure we safely completed our tasks as scheduled.  Also, a special thanks to all that took time during their busy and long days to complete a safety observation and help us improve on our performance.

For those of you that have been working with IUK contractors and third-party teams please pass on IUK’s gratitude.  Thanks again.”

Steve Turner
Managing Director

 

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Innterconnector IUK
Temporary Flare, Nippon Gohsei

Nippon Gohsei temporary flare installation

By | Services and Capabilities

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.”

3D Scanning to Fabrication

By | Services and Capabilities

3D scanning for ENGIE Fabricom.

ENGIE Fabricom recently carried out a major project to extend an existing steel platform. The platform was to support two new vessels with associated pipework and steelwork.

Due to the congested nature and height of various areas surrounding the proposed project, the decision was made to carry out a 3D laser scan. The scan was carried out in house by members of both our structural and piping teams, to ensure the project was covered from both of the discipline requirements.

Once the scan was completed, models were created and built for each discipline. The structural team use Advance Steel software and the piping team Plant 3D software, both by Autodesk.

The project models were then cross referenced within each other to show a live project.

After full checks were carried out, the models were sent to the client for input and approval, the data was then extracted from the respective models to allow fabrication.

3D scanning

The coloured cloud point data

The overlay of photographs on top of the cloud data

Structural steel super imposed within Point Cloud

3D scanning
3D scanning

Rendered image

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