ISSUE 32 GLOBAL IMPRESSIONS FROM OUR INTERNATIONAL OFFICES JANUARY 2010 group news Safely into the new decade Woodside Work Sakhalin Success Double Delight with QP Strength to Strength in Saudi AFRICA EUROPE MIDDLE EAST ASIA PACIFIC THE AMERICAS RUSSIA CASPIAN REGION 2 JANUARY 2010 message from your CEO Last year was one of unprecedented turbulence in the global economy and a year that many people were glad to bid farewell to. With this in mind, it makes me extremely proud to read in this issue about the many Kentz successes of 2009 and the enduring commitment and resilience of our people. At the end of October the value of our backlog stood at US $1.55bn, another record achievement for the Group. The fact that our clients continue to award us work is due in no small part to the number one value of the Kentz Group; Health and Safety. And as of 30th November 2009 we delivered over 32 million man-hours of work across 26 countries with a total recordable incident rate of 0.18. Within this newsletter you can read all about the Group’s annual HSE Calendar Competition, in which Kentz employees and their families share what it means to them to be safe, healthy and environmentally conscious. I am all too aware that working for Kentz can often take us all to remote locations for extended periods of time, but I am convinced that this commitment to the regions in which we operate is essential for our At the end of development. Our increased focus within the Australasia region has in the recent months been very successful. We have secured a number of LNG-related projects in the Northwest Shelf of Australia and October the value of within Southeast Asia to support the growing energy demands from emerging economies in the Far East. While new areas will continue to open up for Kentz, helped by the levelling of oil prices to around our backlog stood US $75-80 a barrel, the resources of the Middle East remain dominant. Our continued presence in the region for over 30 years has not gone unrewarded. In the second half of 2009, Kentz secured a multi- at US $1.55bn, million-dollar EPC contract award from Qatargas for the Laffan Refinery Project at Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar. another record As we continue to focus on building sustainable long-term relationships with our core clients, we are delighted to be selected as preferred contractor for several recently awarded projects with long-term achievement for clients. These include Saudi Kayan Petrochemicals Complex Project in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, and two further contracts with Qatar Petroleum. the Group. Kentz’s people are very pro-active in the local communities in which they live and work, and this is never more evident than over the Christmas period. In Ireland, Australia and South Africa, our staff yet again generously donated toys and presents for underprivileged children. With a reputation for achievement and success, we can look forward to the year ahead with significant confidence of continuing to deliver for our clients. Dr. Hugh O’Donnell Chief Executive Officer CONTENTS 3 Laffan Refinery Project Award 15 Apprentice Appreciation Woodside Work Celebrations for 7 Million Man-hours Without LTI 4 Sakhalin Success 16 Colouring the Safety Future Another Gorgon Win 18 Sasol Award 5 Growing Scope on Saudi Kayan 8 Million Man-hours Later 6 Double Delight with QP 19 Chevron Construction Phase 1 of Ericsson Ends Kentz’s Rising Star 7 Aramco Contract Award 20 New Contract with RBM Refinery Rehabilitation Clonmel Mayor Honours Kentz 8 Pearl GTL Hosts 5th CEO Summit 21 Safety Success Yet Again! Employee Profile Prestigious Thebe Award Winners 9 International Entrepreneur of the Year 22 It’s a Goal! A Long Way from Tipperary 10 Inauguration of Qatargas II 23 The Joy of Giving 11 Super Safety 24 People on the Move 12 From Strength to Strength in Saudi 14 Rompco Project Complete Fluor goes Fifty:Fifty ON OUR COVER... SEND IN YOUR NEWS... Aerial view of Woodside's Please send in your reports to appear in KENTZ GROUP NEWS. Pluto LNG Project, Contact the Group News Co-ordinator Catríona Nugent on +353 52 6122811 or Western Australia email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your items are included. 3 QATAR laffan refinery project award Attendees of the Laffan Refinery Project kick-off the meeting Laffan Refinery Company recently awarded Kentz the EPC contract for its prestigious receiving and loading facility project based in Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC), north of Doha, Qatar. This multi-discipline contract, worth over US$85 million will run for a duration of 21 months. The project has been divided into two phases, which will both be carried out simultaneously. The proposed Gantry truck loading facility also falls within the remit Phase one consists of an eight inch carbon steel pipeline, which will of the project. The scope of work will include: two 5,000m3 gasoil transport gasoil from the Laffan Refinery tank farm to the Qatar Fuel storage tanks; four covered loading gantries to fill eight trucks; (WOQOD) jetty approximately 7 km away. metering skids; a truck loading automation system; ESD and fire and Phase two has a 16 inch carbon steel pipeline, which will transport gas systems. The scope will also extend to a new control room, gasoil from the Laffan Refinery tank farm to the proposed WOQOD substation, administration centre and ten other support buildings. Gantry truck loading facility approximately 8 km away. Both pipelines The Kentz project team, headed by Project Manager, Bernard will be above ground resting on sleepers with a number of bridges D’Souza, held a kick off meeting for the client project team on and horizontal directional drilling crossings and have fibre optic 28th to 30th of September at the Marriott hotel. The meeting was cables running parallel to them. Work at the tank farm includes highly successful with both teams contributing to the already strong modifications to the existing plant distributed control system and relationship. emergency shutdown system (ESD). Kentz would like to wish Bernard and his team every success on this project. AUSTRALIA woodside work Kentz, together with its Australian joint venture Key elements of site B works Kentz’s contract involves the installation and partner Thiess, was recently awarded an include: testing of high voltage cabling, switchboards, AUD $86m contract for the LNG processing site q Substation 1 transformers, UPS systems, instrument control on Woodside’s Pluto Project in Western (Main Site Substation) system cabinets, motor control stations, field Australia. This is another great win for Kentz, panels, lighting and small power, trace heating, q Substation 3 following its recent success of securing three (Process Train Substation) process instrumentation, fire and gas detection scopes of work on the Gorgon LNG Project in and protection devices, above-ground cabling, q Field Auxiliary Room (FAR) 1 the same region. earthing and bonding, as well as the recovery q Analyser Houses AH1 and AH2 Woodside’s Pluto LNG Project is a “greenfield” and termination of cables installed underground. q LNG Process Train The work will be carried out on pre-assembled project consisting of a 4.3mtpa LNG plant on q Fuel Gas System units and pre-assembled pipe racks. the Burrup Peninsula, about 1,400km north of Perth. It will receive gas from wells in the Pluto q Power Generation The contract will run for approximately gas field, which is approximately 180km away q Heated Water 10 months – it started in October 2009 and will from the onshore facility. The Pluto gas plant is q Site Wide High Voltage Cables require a total workforce of 300, of which 65 will located adjacent to, but independent of, the be management and support staff. existing Northwest Shelf Venture gas plant. Back row (L-R): Derrick Munteanu (Supervisor), Paul Hilton (HSE Advisor), Robert Pool (Foreman), Neville Rankin (Supervisor), Sunny Phillips (HR Manager), Dries Strydom (Inst Supervisor), Andy Ozolins (Project Sponsor), Colin O’Donnell (Quantity Surveyor), Allan Ralph (Elect Superintendent Substations & FAR), Jeremias Buraga (QA/QC Manager), John Cuzzubbo (Material Controller & Storeman), Gresley Davis (Foreman), Michael Holsworth (Elect Foreman), Jorge Alcorta (Project Controls), Peter Nahirny (Foreman) Front row (L-R): Jemar Timajo (Progress Monitor CCMS), Paulson Gonzales (Field Engineer), Rod Williams (Construction Manager), Stephen Storer (HR/IR Manager), John Sharp (Project Manager), Jessica Davis (Cost Controller), Harry Sonnenberg (General Manager), Allan Kelly (QC Inspector Electrical), Rob Bruce (Foreman), Eddie Doyle (Inst Supervisor), KG Wee (Commercial Manager) 4 SAKHALIN sakhalin success Kentz is pleased to announce the award of a shutdown services and operation in South Africa. Kentz and DEM first co-operated together operations support contract with Exxon Neftegas Ltd, within the in 2004 under a strategic partnership agreement before officially Sakhalin 1 development project, through its Russian joint venture incorporating their joint venture in 2008. operating company Kentz DEM LLC. Mike Murphy, Chief Operations Officer for the Technical Support The contract is worth approximately US $25m and includes the Services division of the Kentz Group which provision of all personnel, permits, equipment, transportation and will oversee these works, said: “We are front-end execution planning, as well as the management of delighted to be working with Exxon contractor and subcontractor resources. This project falls under Neftegas on the first major shutdown Kentz’s technical support services global business unit. associated with this development. We Kentz DEM LLC is a Sakhalin-based company comprising of Kentz now look forward to delivering a high- Russia LLC and DalelectroMontazh (DEM) – a leading Sakhalin- quality, solution-driven service which will based engineering and construction services company for the oil draw on Kentz DEM’s wide range of skills and gas industry. The venture is supported by key resources and and experience. We are also pleased with systems from the Maintenance & Shutdown division of Kentz’s the continued growth in our successful technical services business unit.” Mike Murphy Sakhalin 1 Project, Chayvo-OPF AUSTRALIA another gorgon win Kentz, alongside its joint venture partner Thiess, has been awarded telecommunications (AUD $150m) on Barrow Island. a AUD $23m electrical contract for the site preparation and Australia is becoming an area of increased activity for Kentz, with temporary construction facilities for the Gorgon LNG Project in over AUD $200bn of major oil and gas projects planned or under Western Australia. way. Kentz has been able to leverage its experience of executing Kentz is tasked with installing over 100km of high voltage and low projects in remote locations across the world to secure work and is voltage cabling on Barrow Island before the main scope of work can currently bidding on a number of other contracts. commence. The project includes the installation of eight packaged The Gorgon Project is a joint venture between the Australian substations, transformers, 25 ring main units, lighting and general subsidiaries of Chevron (Operator), ExxonMobil and Shell to develop earthing, 12 transportable buildings, 60 temporary switchboards, the Greater Gorgon gas fields, located between 130km and 200km instrumentation and communications throughout the site. off the Northwest coast of Western Australia. John Mansfield is leading the Kentz project team which will reach up It is Australia's largest-known gas resource and once completed will to 150 people working on the site at full capacity. The project is produce around 15 million tonnes of LNG each year for the project’s scheduled to start in the first half of 2010 and has a planned 30-year life. About 83% has already been sold. completion date in the second half of 2011. The total capital expenditure on the project is estimated to be This contract follows on from previous awards to Kentz; to build the AUD $43bn and to date AUD $10.5bn of contracts have been construction village (AUD $500m) and to supply the awarded. 5 SAUDI ARABIA growing scope on saudi kayan Saudi Kayan Project Management Team Back Row (L-R): Rudy Cosilit, E/I Superintendent; Ehtesham Ali, Planner; Vasim Sadiq Ali, Projects Administrator; Choy Aldipollo, QA/QC Manager; Anthony Uy, Project Manager; Yousuf Shaik, Commissioning Engineer; Irshad Alam, Projects Accountant; Ronan McHugh, Contracts Manager; Henry Chiu, Senior Planning Engineer; John Rodriguez, Material Controller; Tom Healy, Construction Manager Front Row (L-R): Edvin Dalangin, Field Engineer; Richard Lopez, HSE Manager, Vincent Raganit, Material Controller; John Orantes, Project Secretary; Rene Tolentino, Commissioning Supervisor; Mohammed Ansari, Document Controller; Ducu Advani, Commissioning Engineer; Gareth Leyden, Lead QS Engineer Kentz is delighted to announce a significant growth in the scope The Company will also be responsible for outside plant of its work being undertaken at the Saudi Kayan Petrochemicals telecommunications to Saudi Aramco feedstock facilities, Complex Project in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. additional E&I installation, the testing of two further substations and finally the cable and electrical equipment installation in the Initially, Kentz was contracted by Fluor Arabia to perform the main pipe racks which will support the complex integration of installation and testing of equipment for the main incoming various plants. 230kV substation. Subsequent awards have now been made by Fluor Arabia and Saudi Kayan, assigning Kentz further Kentz currently has approximately 1,000 people on site. The scopes for an additional five 4.16kV substations. original project team that completed the 230kV substation will be remaining on to complete the new contracts. Kentz recently Kentz will now undertake a number of additional tasks, including celebrated a milestone when it achieved one million man-hours the installation of the Process Control System (PCS), the system without a Lost Time Incident. integration for utilities and offsites, E&I installation, the testing and commissioning for five substations and back-bone cabling. Saudi Kayan Safety Team Back Row (L-R): Carlos Espino, HSE Supervisor; Mohammed Khan, HSE Supervisor; Mohammed Hassnain, HSE Officer; Marlon Salgado, HSE Supervisor; Alvin Serrano, Junior HSE Officer; Ronald Garcia, Junior HSE Officer Middle Row (L-R): Rexon Rom, Junior HSE Officer; Mario Canete, Junior HSE Officer; Sidney Wong, HSE Officer; Jimmy Chan, HSE Supervisor; Natalio Liarez, Junior HSE Officer Front Row (L-R): Dennis Dela Cruz, HSE Administration Clerk; Jefferson Boncaros, Senior HSE Supervisor; David Hannaway, HSE Manager 6 QATAR double delight with qp The Kentz team in Qatar is delighted to announce the recent The execution of the second EPIC award of two new contracts by Qatar Petroleum (QP). contract hinges around two objectives. Firstly a new Instrument Workshop The first is on the sea water filters, piping and associated (IWS) at PS-2G deck, which is 3m x modifications at the North Field Alpha (NFA) Platform, located just 10m in dimension and will be located offshore from Qatar. The contract was awarded in August 2009 next to the Local Equipment Room and is expected to be completed in June 2010. (LER), and the installation of new work The second project is the Engineering, Procurement, Installation benches and calibration stations. and Construction (EPIC) of a new Instrument Workshop (IWS) at Modifications will also be made in PS-2 platform. It will run for 15 months, ending in December 2010. associated services like power, lighting, telecoms, LAN and HVAC. Hari Govind, Project Manager The scope of the first project will involve the replacement of the existing 32-inch butterfly valves and 32-inch copper nickel header The second objective is the installation of a new macerator unit, piping modifications for sea water filter inlets and outlets at NFA which will require an extension of the existing platform structure on (PS-4) platform. Existing filters are being relocated to install the the lower deck. The unit will have its own control panel and tie-ins new valves for positive isolation of the filters. Modification of the for sea service water and chlorine injection. Skid control panels will existing drain, backwash, safety valve outlets, fire water, utility be interfaced with platform control systems including a Distributed piping and overhead crane monorail will also be carried out as part Control System (DCS), Emergency Shutdown System (ESD) and of the improvement works. Associated works include relocation of Fire and Gas (F&G) systems. Site work will be performed in two the electrical and instrumentation equipment within the skid and phases for each of the objectives. skid control panel modifications to cater for the new valves being Kentz wishes Hari Govind, Project Manager, and his team every installed. All work will be carried out during the platform shutdown success in taking these projects through to completion and would from April to May 2010. like to thank Qatar Petroleum for placing their trust once again in Kentz to execute these important projects. IRELAND phase 1 of ericsson ends In August 2009 Kentz was awarded the civil, mechanical and The communication electrical scopes of work on the first phase of the Ericsson room development is an Communications Room Optimisation Project in Athlone, Co. existing stand-alone Westmeath, Ireland. building on the Ericsson Ericsson Communications Room Campus. Phase one is Kentz was responsible for the project management, supervision, 75m and provides accommodation for at least 24 rack systems 2 procurement, installation, testing and commissioning of the civil, to enable good cable management. The cooling mechanism is mechanical and electrical works. It was also responsible for chilled water which comes from the existing Westmeath chiller overseeing the installation of the Building Management System farm. The electrical mains and generator supply is taken from the (BMS), plumbing and fire detection on the project. Westmeath data centre network. A new 200Kw N uninterruptable power supply is housed within an external container. The decommissioned boiler and air handling unit plant have been completely stripped out and removed from the site. The consultants on the project were OBMG, and Johnson Controls were the Project Managers for Ericsson. A special mention goes to Pat O’Connor, Mechanical Division Manager for Kentz Ireland, who worked tirelessly to secure the contract award and has since overseen the successful completion of the project. Kentz Ireland is well placed to win additional scopes of work on the second phase of the project. L-R: Karl Conlon (Aspect Environmental), Ray Murphy, Electrical Project Manager (Kentz), Pat O’Connor, Mechanical Project Manager (Kentz), Gareth McGowan (OBMG) 7 SAUDI ARABIA aramco contract award Kentz in Saudi Arabia was recently awarded a contract by Saudi “Galleria” town Aramco for the construction, completion and commissioning of centre – this is an area surrounded by works in the residential town centre of the prestigious King coffee shops, fast food takeout stores Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). and is a common meeting place for students and The Kentz Technical Support Services business unit is working residents within the KAUST commissioning team to provide them with the The team currently consists of 860 people and will peak at necessary skill sets for finishing works and the procurement of around 1,000, including management, procurement support identified material and equipment shortfalls. and all tradesmen; electricians, plumbers, carpenters, tilers, painters, masons and labour. KAUST, which is located in Thuwal in the Jeddah region, is the first mixed-gender university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is the realisation of a decade-long vision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. The graduate-level research university is dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement in the Kingdom that will benefit not only the Middle Eastern region, but the entire world. Kentz is proud to be working on this prestigious project which strengthens its existing relationship with Saudi Aramco and extends it into another field of infrastructure. Kentz looks View of a walkway that runs along side of the “Galleria”. forward to maintaining and growing this excellent working This is a view from under the canopy looking towards the entrance to the King Abdullah Mosque relationship. SOUTH AFRICA refinery rehabilitation Kentz’s global construction business unit recently completed a stack rehabilitation project at the Indeni Refinery located in Ndola, Zambia. Kentz has a presence at the refinery for several years as part of an ongoing modernisation project and was asked to carry out this work on an urgent basis due to the dangerous state of the Indeni Refinery prior (L) and after replacement (R) existing stack. The main scope of work included the there was almost nothing left of the main structural integrity. replacement of the top two sections of the boiler stack as well Both sections were removed safely, without any incident and as as some maintenance work. The removal of the existing stack, scheduled. which was 45m high, proved to be extremely challenging as As part of the ongoing programme to share knowledge in the regions in which it operates, Kentz took the opportunity to train local employees to perform maintenance work on heat exchangers and Fin Fan coolers. The project was headed up by Andre Roloff, Project Manager and supported by Raymond Jacobs, Rigging Superintendent, Ziggy Mikrut, Mechanical Supervisor, and Sergio Direito, Safety Officer. Well done to all involved for executing this project safely and on a tight schedule. The Kentz Stack Rehabilitation Project Team 8 QATAR AUSTRALIA pearl gtl hosts employee profile 5th ceo summit Jemar Timajo Joined Kentz 2003 in Malaysia on the On 10th November 2009, Dr. Hugh GTL together. We live up to our motto MLNG Tiga Project as Instrument O’Donnell, Chief Executive Officer of of One Project One Team. This Technician/Document Controller with Kentz, joined Andy Brown, Shell’s co-operative approach is even more Sean Cremin. Then joined the Nanhai Telecoms Project in China as QA/QC Executive Vice President, Qatar and important now to keep momentum up Support and now based in Australia Managing Director of the Pearl Gas to all the way to the end of construction working with Thiess Kentz. Liquids (GTL) Project along with other around the end of 2010 and project POSITION CEOs and Senior Executives of the major ramp-up over the following 12 months.” Project Controls Engineer contractor companies working on the Kentz won its first major contract on the LOCATION Pearl GTL Project, to review progress and QP-Shell world-scale integrated Pearl Gas Perth, Australia renew their commitment to safe work. to Liquids Project in 2006, namely the EPC GROUP SERVICE Discussions were also held on how to scope for the modular waste water 7 years work together to ensure the Pearl GTL treatment plant for the construction camp. DATE OF BIRTH Project finishes strongly. This was the 5th This was followed by the diesel power 4th December 1983 NATIONALITY CEO summit held on the Pearl GTL Project generation scope and the temporary Filipino and some 62 global CEOs and Senior telecoms for the plant’s turnkey temporary FAMILY Executives representing 13 companies facilities. The more recent award of the Mum and Dad (Jessie & Maria Luz), attended the summit. electrical and instrumentation scope of sister and brother (Joyce & Mikhail) The leadership team conducted two work for the utility and flare areas to Kentz EDUCATION extensive safety walks around the Pearl cemented the Company’s presence and Diploma in Instrumentation & Process GTL construction site, talking to workers status on the project. Control Technology BE – Instrumentation Engineering (on-going) about how to work safely, praising good The Pearl GTL Project has over 48,000 FAVOURITE SPORT practice and intervening to discourage any workers constructing the largest GTL plant Basketball, table tennis, squash unsafe practices. They also participated in in the world. The project will produce FAVOURITE MUSIC evening events at the workers’ 140,000 barrels per day of GTL products Jazz, rock, R&B, indie rock accommodation, the Pearl Village, to mark and 120,000 barrels of oil equivalent per FAVOURITE FOOD Safety Day. day of condensate, LPG and ethane. Not very fussy so I guess anything Andy Brown said: “I am always Construction will be complete around the edible! impressed by the commitment of the end of 2010, with production ramp-up FAVOURITE DRINK global Chief Executives to deliver Pearl then taking around 12 months. Gin & Tonic with Lime, Baileys on Ice with Cherry GREATEST INFLUENCES Dr. Hugh O’Donnell, Chief Executive Officer, pictured with Kentz employees on the Pearl GTL Project Biographical books, work colleagues, my Dad and my family have been my greatest drive to achieve my goals. But the diversity and culture in my work environment has been an even greater motivation to expand my perspective on people and life and appreciate more what I have today. I would like to express my gratitude to my friends in Kentz and Thiess Kentz who have always been there for me. DISLIKES I hate frogs and toads! 9 IRELAND international entrepreneur of the year There was much excitement across Turning to the present, Hugh says all the Kentz offices around the the biggest challenges right now are world recently as it was announced “factors external to our business; that Hugh O’Donnell, the Chief global economic turbulence, the Executive of Kentz, received the oil price and a slowdown in Ernst & Young International activity in the sector. Fortunately ® Entrepreneur of the Year Award . our breadth of clients and The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of diversity of operations along with the Year Award is part of a global our financial strength positions us recognition programme to identify, strongly to ride out the current acclaim and support entrepreneurs. economic downturn and emerge stronger than ever.” Hugh graduated with a Bachelor in Engineering degree in 1987 from Hugh also believes that being Irish Limerick NIHE (now Limerick has contributed to his success and University). After spending four to the success of Kentz. “Being years with Anglo American Irish in a global context brings Corporation in South Africa, he with it an immediate level of joined Kentz as a Project Engineer acceptance and often an entry back in 1991, hoping to work his into new and emerging markets. way back home from South Africa. Inherently Irish values of modesty “It didn’t work out that way”, he and humour can have a great At the awards ceremony in front of over 1,200 people, Hugh notes. “I set up mechanical and spoke passionately about his utmost respect for everyone at impact on developing trust and maintenance Kentz and thanked them for their support relationships, which businesses for Kentz are particularly there before being important when appointed General entering new markets.” Manager, then The awards evening was Managing Director of held in the Citywest Kentz Southern Africa. Hotel, Dublin, on I then went on to Thursday 22nd October. become Group Chief There was very stiff Executive in 2000.” competition in the He was just 35 when he shortlist of eight took over the helm, and competitors within the reflecting on that now international category. says that “the biggest These included a wide challenge was bringing variety of industries such senior management on as; fashion, animation, side and giving them biotechnology and compelling reasons manufacturing. Hugh why a 35-year-old was was delighted to receive the best option to lead the award and thanked Kentz. Building the Kentz staff all over the trust and respect of the world for their support. Kentz Board, the Congratulations to executive and all Hugh from all in Kentz employees, but across the globe – especially the ‘Kentz we would like to elders’, has been a commend you on this learning curve and has great achievement. inspired me to make a difference; for me, for them and for Kentz.” The President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, pictured with Hugh O’Donnell at the glittering televised awards ceremony. Also pictured is Mike McKerr, Managing Partner, Ernst & Young 10 QATAR inauguration of qatargas II On 6th April 2009, his mosque, guard houses, Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin switchgear buildings and Khalifa Al-Thani, the Emir of the recreation facilities. The civil State of Qatar, inaugurated scope included the site Qatargas II in Ras Laffan preparation, earthworks, Industrial City, Qatar. foundations, building roads, security fencing, internal Kentz has been involved with fencing, landscaping, and this project from the early excavation and backfilling of stages and was invited to trenches for all services. attend the inauguration ceremony. Martin Walsh, Kentz was then contracted on Country Director for Kentz in phase two of the Qatargas II Qatar, and Bob Greaney, Qatar Gas II Management Camp Project to do the temporary site Middle East EPC Manager, facilities works, infrastructure represented the Company on this auspicious occasion. and utilities for the labour camp. This second phase involved providing accommodation for 12,000 people, bringing the total Qatargas II is the world’s first fully-integrated value chain LNG capacity of the camp for both phases to 16,500 personnel. venture and Kentz is proud to have been one of the first contractors on site at Ras Laffan. The project incorporates the Kentz was also contracted to work on the receiving and re- offshore production facilities, the LNG facility at Ras Laffan and the gasification facilities in South Hook, Wales. The team mobilised to receiving and regasification facilities at South Hook, Wales. Wales in September 2008 to execute the roles of system completions and assist in the management of the commissioning In 2005, Kentz was awarded the mechanical, electrical, piping, civil and turnover process. Kentz completed its work on this project in and telecommunications scope for phase one of the camp facilities June 2009. at the Qatargas II Project. Kentz is proud to have played a role in both phases of this The camp provides accommodation for 2,500 people, and needed successful project and would like to congratulate Qatargas on this to have the ability to cater for a planned expansion of up to 4,500 achievement. people. The scope of work Kentz was contracted for included accommodation units, mess halls, kitchens, a camp warehouse, a South Hook LNG Terminal 11 AUSTRALIA super safety Rob Fietz, HSE Co-ordinator, pictured at Safety Cabinet, Thiess Kentz Office, Perth With safety as its main value, Thiess Kentz continues to look for new opportunities to communicate the importance of safety. At the Perth office, a centrally-placed safety cabinet is on display which encourages employees to extend safety to all aspects of life. Some essential safety items are on offer to encourage employees to utilise basic safety gear whilst performing even basic household chores. Safety incentives have also been established for those based on site. Employees are rewarded for their safety vigilance in the work-place with vouchers, tool kits and merit certificates. Below are some recipients who have been rewarded for their safety-conscious attitudes in the workplace throughout 2009. Raj Parshotham, (Site Co-ordinator QA/QC); receives voucher from John Gullan (Project Manager) at the RGP5 Project L-R: Ben Small, Electrician; Clinton O’Byrne, Trades Assistant; Duane Green, Electrician at the Pluto Project L–R: Jon Montini, Electrician; Derick Munteanu, Electrical Superintendent; Anthony Grubelich, Electrician at safety presentation on W2WA Project Jim Solomon, Project Manager presents Sevasti Hagidimintriou, Site Administrator/Document Controller, with Safety Award at the HNA Project 12 SAUDI ARABIA from strength to strength in saudi On 5th October, Kentz in Saudi Arabia held a Business 1978, Kentz continues to be one of Fluor’s preferred contractors. Development workshop at the Radisson Diplomat Hotel in the This relationship started in Saudi Arabia and now extends to over Kingdom of Bahrain. The meeting was led by Ross O’Muirthile, 50 completed projects with Fluor worldwide. the Country Manager of Kentz in Saudi Arabia, with representatives of each business unit in attendance. It was held Chevron Phillips is another long-standing client of Kentz in Saudi to clearly identify the way forward for Kentz in Saudi Arabia and to Arabia. In 1998 Kentz performed its first contract with Chevron in demonstrate how the Saudi Arabian office will embrace the Saudi Arabia on the Saudi Chevron Petrochemical Plant on the transition Kentz is going through from regional to Global Business Jubail Off-plots Project. Kentz’s scope on the project was the Units. electrical, instrumentation and civil scope, with project duration of 12 months. More recently, Kentz performed the mechanical, civil, Kentz has been operating in Saudi Arabia since 1977 and, in electrical and instrumentation scope on Jubail Chevron’s Product those 32 years, has developed and nurtured strong relationships Distribution and Export Facilities at Jubail. Earlier this year, Kentz with its clients. This has been achieved through living the Kentz was also awarded the electrical and instrumentation scope for core values of safety, reputation, tenacity, loyalty, pride, respect, utilities and offsites on the Saudi Polymers Project at NCP. Kentz teamwork and constantly striving to deliver excellence to is also currently working with Chevron in Qatar on the Qatar its clients. Chemical II Project providing them with PMC support and in Australia on the Gorgon Project, Barrow Island. Kentz’s first opportunity in Saudi Arabia was given by Fluor USA in 1978 on the Shedgum and Uthimaniya Gas Oil Separation Plants Kentz in Saudi Arabia also developed a successful relationship (GOSP) where it carried out the E&I and commissioning works. with Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) and With the hard work and dedication of the team, this project has been working with them for the past eight years. One of the opened the door for many more contracts in Saudi Arabia, as well projects which Kentz has worked on is the Jubail Acetyls Complex as the rest of the Middle East. where it carried out the electrical and instrumentation scope for a new Carbon Monoxide Plant in Jubail. Kentz was also awarded Kentz has developed long relationships with many key clients over the electrical and instrumentation scope for the Vinyl Acetate the years. Having begun working with Fluor in the Middle East in Monomer Plant, Acetic Acid and Utilities Project on the Jubail Saudi Business Development Workshop Attendees Back Row (L-R}: Kevin Bonner (Country EPC Manager); John C Walsh (General Manager – Kentz Global Oil & Gas Process); Hareesh Kumar (Global EPC Proposals Manager); Donna Gray (Regional Marketing & PR Executive); Turki Aloni (Marketing Representative); Denis Prior (Regional Procurement Manager); Keshav Kumar (Country Procurement Manager) Middle Row (L-R): Rory O’Donnell (Regional Development Director); Eddie Cremin (Manager of Projects); Tony McCarthy (Operations Manager); Jenny Alicante (Branding Co-ordinator); Madhu Pillai (Country Manager – Estimating and Proposals); Yousuf Noor (Human Resources Manager); Michael Ross-Lonergan (Regional Business Development Manager) Front Row (L-R): Philip Larkin (BD Executive – Kentz USA); Pat Leahy (Regional Construction Proposals Manager); Noel Kelly (Advisor); Ross O’Muirthile (Country Manager); Fadi Bijjani (Director); Noel Ivers (Regional Support Service Manager) Missing From Photo: Seamus Malynn (General Manager – KEIL); Darren Ivers (Support Services Manager); Kaushik Sampat (Finance Manager) 13 Acetyls Complex. Most Ross O’Muirthile, appointed recently, Kentz completed its Country Manager earlier this multi-discipline EPC scope for year, has been working for the product transfer pipelines, Kentz for the last seven years. port facility and export pipelines He started out as a Site on the Jubail Acetyls Complex Engineer in Botswana before Project. moving to Saudi Arabia to work as Project Engineer. He then Saudi Aramco is a prestigious moved to Kentz Russia in company that Kentz has had Sakhalin where he spent two the pleasure of working for over and half years before moving the past 32 years. Past back to take up the reigns as successes include the electrical the Country Manager in Saudi and instrumentation for a new Arabia. GOSP at Qatif South in 2004; Khurais Site in Saudi Arabia where Kentz recently completed the E&I scope project management, detailed The Kentz team in Saudi Arabia design and engineering, has many years of experience equipment selection, procurement, logistics, supervision, between them, Dr. Noel Kelly has been serving Kentz in Saudi installation, testing, pre-commissioning and commissioning for the Arabia since its inception and still has the same passion and drive mechanical, civil, electrical and instrumentation scope for the for the Company’s success as he did in 1977. Michael Ross- Shaybah Gas Compression Upgrade Project in 2006; construction Lonergan, Regional Development Director, Middle East who joined management support services on the PetroRabigh Umbrella Kentz in 1978, has also been instrumental in the success of the Utilities and Offsites for PetroRabigh, a joint venture between Kentz operations in Saudi Arabia having been involved in the Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo in 2008. In 2009 Kentz was country for 25 years. Some of the others who bring with them a awarded the electrical, instrumentation and telecommunications wealth of experience both within the Company and within Saudi scope for the Khurais Water Injection and Utilities Project which Arabia are Mohammed Yousuf Noor, Country Human Resources was successfully completed without a Lost Time Incident, ahead Manager who has 25 years of service in Kentz, Kaushik Sampat, of schedule and within budget. Finance Manager has been with Kentz for 15 years, and Turki Aloni, Marketing Representative who joined Kentz in 1998. Kentz also shares prosperous working relationships with companies such as Linde, the Royal Commission for Jubail and Looking back over the past 32 years, Kentz employees in Saudi Yanbu, Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company and UHDE. Arabia are extremely proud. The team in Saudi Arabia will continue to constantly strive to deliver excellence to all its clients and look Safety is of paramount importance and the safety statistics in forward to many more years of continued success. Saudi Arabia are another source of pride for Kentz. Over the past number of years, Kentz’s safety record on projects is Kentz Project Team, working on Sipchem Jubail Acetyls Project in Saudi Arabia, unsurpassed. Kentz has received which was jointly awarded an 8 million man-hours plaque without an LTI, July 2008 numerous awards from Saudi Aramco in their annual Contractor Safety Competition. Among the many safety achievements, Kentz is most proud of its contribution to achieving 10 million safe man-hours on the Sipchem Jubail Acetyls Project in August 2008; 30 million safe man-hours on Sharq 3rd Expansion in July 2008; 10 million safe man-hours on the Safco-IV Project in May 2006 and 40 million safe man-hours on a project for Fluor back in 2004. The longevity of Kentz in Saudi Arabia would not be possible, however, without the commitment and dedication of all its employees. 14 SOUTH AFRICA rompco project complete The Kentz Electrical and In accordance with ROMPCO’s Instrumentation (E&I) Project Division long-term gas flow philosophy for in South Africa is delighted to report the Mozambique-to-South-Africa the successful completion of the E&I pipeline, ROMPCO proposed to installation to increase the capacity install a total of five compressor of the booster compressor station stations to further enhance the on the natural gas (NG)149 pipeline, capacity to 252 PJ/a. The first which runs from the Temane Gas compressor station installed was Field in Mozambique to Secunda, the Scraper Trap Station 4-STS4, Mpumalanga, South Africa. near the town of Komatipoort, 4km The contract was awarded to Kentz from the Mozambique border. When in November 2008 by managing this station is fully operational, the contractors Foster Wheeler SA, on pipeline will be enhanced to deliver behalf of the owner’s Republic of a maximum of 166 PJ/a to Mozambique Pipeline Investment Terence Masilela, Safety Representative, Xolani Brown, Electrical Foreman, Secunda. on the NG 149 Project, Komatipoort Company (“ROMPCO”) and SASOL The Kentz Site Manager on the Gas, and was completed in December 2009. Project was Wonder Tshwane who reported directly to Nick ROMPCO initiated the installation of the NG pipeline in 2001 and McCarthy, Operations Manager for the E&I Projects Division in by 2004 ROMPCO was piping natural gas via a 26"- pipeline from South Africa. Both Wonder and Nick are graduates of the Kentz the gas fields in Temane to Secunda, from where the gas is Executive Diploma in Leadership and Management course, distributed to various customers in Mozambique and South Africa. graduating in May 2007 and May 2008 respectively. This pipeline was designed to transport a total of 122 million Well done to all involved! gigajoules (PJ/a) of gas to the border of Mozambique and 120 million PJ/a to Secunda under free-flow conditions. THE NETHERLANDS fluor goes fifty:fifty In September 2009, Kentz was honoured to followed by a Fluor/SRA networking be among the top 50 of Fluor BV’s Strategic reception which allowed Fluor and SRA Relationship Agreement (SRA) clients invited holders to mingle and chat in an informal to celebrate its 50 years in operation in setting. New relationships were forged and Haarlem, the Netherlands. The exhibition old acquaintances rekindled! provided a unique opportunity for “Speed Dating” sessions kicked off Day contractors and suppliers to network freely Two. Each SRA holder’s exhibition booth with Fluor Supply Chain Solution’s was visited by Fluor-nominated personnel. personnel across a variety of disciplines and Equipment suppliers had the opportunity to also with fellow SRA holders from around showcase new products, while service the world. One of the key objectives was to providers presented the range of services broaden the exposure of SRA products and offered to new and developing services among Fluor procurement opportunities. Peter Flynn, Business professionals and individuals who require Development Manager Europe, and Anna knowledge of materials, equipment, Brett, Group Business Development subcontracted services and logistics. Executive, represented Kentz at the The exhibition was held over two days, with exhibition and found it extremely beneficial. Day One setting the scene through Fluor’s commitment to their SRA clients was informative presentations on Fluor’s very evident during the two days. No effort strategic focus, sales and marketing, was spared by any Fluor employee directly Peter Flynn, Business Development Manager Europe, material management and contract and Anna Brett, Group Business Development or indirectly involved and Kentz looks management. The presentations were Executive, manning the Kentz stand forward to attending future exhibitions. 15 IRELAND apprentice appreciation Kentz Site Supervisor on the Galway Clinic Project, Michael and protective services. The two-storey extension will provide 46 Brennan, has been running an Apprentice of the Month additional bed spaces. The new third floor will be dedicated to Competition since the start of the project. Pictured below are the oncology patients, and consists of a new day care facility which two recent winners, Eamonn O’Malley (September 2009) and can cater for 12 patients at any one time and which opened for Dave Duggan (October 2009). patients in December 2009. The new pharmacy, radioiodine Kentz in Ireland began work on the extension to the room and treatment room were also completed in December accommodation wing at Galway Clinic located on the outskirts of 2009. Galway City, Ireland, in March 2009. The contract is for the Many thanks go to Brendan Flynn of Curran Electric, the bulk supply, delivery to site, installation, testing, commissioning and supplier on the project, who kindly sponsored the prizes for the 12-months maintenance of the complete electrical installation Apprentice of the Month Competition. L-R: Michael Brennan (Site Supervisor), Eamonn O’Malley (3rd Year Apprentice), Brendan Flynn (Curran Electric), Dave Duggan (3rd Year Apprentice), Paul McGrath (Chargehand) QATAR celebrations for 7 million man-hours without LTI In October 2009, Kentz was presented with a certificate for the great achievement of 7 million man-hours without a Lost Time Incident on the Shell Pearl GTL site. The certificate was presented to Katie Plummer, the Kentz Deputy HSE Manager on the Pearl GTL site, by Mr. Marty Schweers, JK Project Director on this project. All Kentz employees were given lanyards with cell phone holders to commemorate this auspicious occasion as well as to thank them for adopting the safety culture of Kentz. Kentz won its first major contract on the QP-Shell world-scale integrated Pearl Gas to Liquids Project in 2006, namely the EPC scope for the modular Waste Water Treatment Plant for the construction camp. Marty Schweers presents Katie Plummer with the award This was followed by the diesel power The more recent award of the Electrical and generation scope and the temporary Instrumentation scope of work for the utility telecoms for the plant’s turnkey temporary and flare areas to Kentz cemented the facilities. Company’s presence and status on the project. 16 GROUP colouring the safety future In early 2009, Kentz HSE department launched its annual HSE This year’s winner of Category A, which was open to all entrants, Calendar Competition. The theme of this year’s competition was was Neil Ivan M Mabansag, Qatar, and his artwork will appear as slightly different to previous years. Kentz employees, their children, the cover of the 2010 calendar pictured below. Neil will receive the nieces, nephews and grandchildren were invited to share what it winner’s prize of US $500 and a winners t-shirt. means to them to be safe, healthy and environmentally aware The winners of Categories B, C, D & E (pictured to the right with within their own homes. Health and Safety is a core value in Kentz. their artwork) will receive US $200 and a winner’s t-shirt. Runners- However, the workplace is not the only place in which Health and up of each of these categories will also receive a competition Safety plays an important role. Off the job HSE vigilance is also a t-shirt. Congratulations to all winners and runners-up. Keep an eye critical element of Kentz HSE culture. out for the 2010 HSE calendar which was distributed to all offices Within our own homes, careless habits, simple ignorance or just in December. not thinking can lead to accidents or illness. It is vitally important Winners to be aware of what the hazards are and how we can avoid them, Category A (Front Cover Winner): plan for them and live safely, healthily and environmentally aware Neil Ivan M Mabansag Qatar within our homes. The HSE department received many entries from across the globe Category B: Age 6 & Under with many different views and messages of Health and Safety in Connor Aba Age 6 Australia the home. Some were general messages and others were more Isabella Keogh Age 5 South Africa specific, but one common element was the high quality of the Skye Manning Age 6 South Africa artwork across all age groups. It was not an easy task to choose Category C: Age 7 to 11 winners from each category and a “big thank” you goes to all of Sinead Kinane Age 10 Ireland those who took the time and effort to take part in the competition. Nuttawud Nutchanant Age 11 Saudi Arabia Philip Lyons Age 11 Ireland Category D: Age 12 to 16 Ryan Aba Age 12 Australia Kate Hurley Age 12 South Africa Analee Ali Age 16 Trinidad Category E: Employees Prasad Kumar Periya Qatar Jimmy Q Manarang Saudi Arabia Sherizan Carissa Mohammed Trinidad L-R: Bill Nucom (Country HSE Manager, Qatar); Neil Ivan M Mabansag, Qatar (Competition Winner); James Cassin (Group QA/HSE Manager) Cover Winner Neil Ivan M Mabansag, Qatar 17 Category B: Age 6 & Under Connor Aba Isabella Skye Age 6 Keogh Manning Australia Age 5 Age 6 South Africa South Africa Category C: Age 7 to 11 Sinead Nuttawud Philip Lyons Kinane Nutchanant Age 11 Age 10 Age 11 Ireland Ireland Saudi Arabia Category D: Age 12 to 16 Ryan Aba Kate Hurley Analee Ali Age 12 Age 12 Age 16 Australia South Africa Trinidad Category E: Employees Prasad Jimmy Q Sherizan Kumar Periya Manarang Carissa Qatar Saudi Mohammed Trinidad Runners-up Category D – Age 12 to 16 Category B – Age 6 & Under RJ John E de la Torre, Age 14, Saudi Arabia Davina Howard, Age 6, Saudi Arabia Katríona Lyons, Age 14, Ireland Amy Barker, Age 6, South Africa Mark Gopaul, Age 14, Trinidad Kabilan Selvarangan, Age 14, Kuwait Category C – Age 7 to 11 Jonah Eapen, Age 11, Saudi Arabia Category E – Employees Niamh Connolly, Age 10, Qatar Rajagopalan Arumugam Narayanan, Qatar Prajwal Bheemguli, Age 10, Saudi Arabia Maloji Bhoasle, Abu Dhabi Oveya Selvi Sadagopan, Age 7, Kuwait Reuben Rebello, Abu Dhabi Siddhartan Selvarangan, Age 11, Kuwait Celesté van den Berg, South Africa Jacqui Willemse, South Africa 18 SOUTH AFRICA sasol award L-R: Carlo Marengo, Business Unit Manager, Maintenance & Shutdowns, Africa; Flip de Wet (MD Sasol Synfuels), Jason English, Senior Site Manager, Sasol, Secunda; Oliver Naidu (MD Sasol Shared Services); Keith Barry, Regional Development/Country Director; Terry Henebrey, Business Unit Manager, Technical Support Services (Maintenance & Kentz Maintenance & Shutdown Division, South Shutdowns), Africa Africa, recently received the Luminous Award from Sasol Synfuels for Service Provider of the Year 2009. Kentz was selected from over 2,000 service providers and received this prestigious trophy at the Annual Awards Gala Dinner in Secunda in October 2009. Numerous criteria was analysed to select the winner, including the following: s Safety record s Down time due to mistakes s Number of jobs completed on schedule s Commercial and cost criteria s Support given to plant s Client relationships s Participation in corporate social responsibility All this was measured and rated in conjunction Congratulations to Jason English and all members of with the end users on the plant, the supplier the Maintenance & Shutdown Team relationship management team and the shared who have contributed to its ongoing success in Secunda. services business department of Sasol. ABU DHABI 8 million man-hours later From March 2006 to August 2008, the Kentz employees on the OGD III Project in Abu Dhabi completed 8 million man-hours without a Lost Time Injury. This is the single largest number of man-hours spent by Kentz on a project. Achieving this target of 8 million hours is down to constant communication between management and the workforce to ensure all HSE requirements are followed and implemented on a daily basis. The project was under the guidance of Steve Warlow, recipient of the 2008 CEO Safety Leadership, from July 2008, and has completed almost 3 million of the man-hours since he took over the project. In the photo you can see some of the Kentz employees who started on the project in 2006 with Steve, and other members of the management team. Back row (L-R): Andy McDonald, Quality Control Manager; Sharif Miah Mokter Ali, Electrician; Congratulations to Steve, the previous and Ceasar Thomas, Superintendent; Sundar Singh, Senior Quality Control Engineer; Vicente Andrada, E&I Foreman; Patrick Loftus, Telecommunications Manager; the current Kentz workforce on the project Herminio Francisco, Quantity Surveyor; Stephen Warlow, Project Manager Front row (L-R): Javed Iqbal, Electrician; Gerry Jovelar, Planning Engineer; who all contributed to making this a safe and Renante Maramot, Quantity Surveyor; Jayaprakash Narayanan, Supervisor successful project. 19 SAUDI ARABIA chevron construction In April 2009 Kentz was awarded a contract for the electrical and power; and lastly the installation, termination and testing of the plant instrumentation (E&I) construction work on the utilities and offsites of fibre optic cable system. the Saudi Polymers Project in Saudi Arabia. The project, which is In May 2009, Patrick Fitzgerald, Project Manager, and his project worth approximately of US $9m, was awarded to Kentz by the New team mobilised on site to coincide with the arrival of the first delivery Chevron Project (NCP). of the 98MVA transformers and the prefabricated north main Kentz scope of work consists of the installation, termination and substation. testing of 18 230kv 630mm cables, medium voltage and control The remaining sub stations were delivered mid-November 2009, cables; assembly and pre-commissioning of four prefabricated unit with a target completion date for construction at the North Main substation c/w GIS switchgear; MCC, procurement, installation and Substation being set for mid-February 2010. pre-commissioning of the utilities and offsites lighting and small The overall project is expected to be completed by July 2010. Kentz NCP Project Team IRELAND kentz’s rising star Kentz Group is delighted that Brian Kelly, Country Engineer with the Institute of Engineers of Ireland. Manager for Kentz Australia, was recently He was recently appointed as Country Manager shortlisted for the Chartered Engineer of the Year for Kentz Australia. Award in Ireland. To be in contention, finalists must make a series of Brian, who is originally from Clonmel, Co. submissions and attend an interview. Tipperary, was one of six finalists shortlisted from Brian performed particularly well in the initial a long list of 15, who were in turn chosen from professional interview and was commended on over 450 applicants. To be one of the six finalists his engineering practice report and essays. is considered to be an outstanding achievement This initial performance review was conducted by within the engineering profession. All finalists have a panel of Chartered Engineers with extensive graduated within the last 10 years and have been experience in the field. Candidates are then involved in significant projects with high levels of shortlisted by the adjudication panel who are all responsibility. members of the Board of Examiners and Fellows Brian completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) in of Engineers Ireland and who have made significant achievements University College Dublin in 2000. He then joined ESB International and contributions to engineering, both in Ireland and abroad. where he worked in the power industry until 2005, executing Each finalist presented their showcase project on 11th November projects in Ireland, the Basque areas of Spain and Syria. He also 2009 at a ceremony in Engineers Ireland, Clyde Road, Dublin. Brian completed a diploma in Project Management at Trinity College presented on Petrochemical Tank farms in Saudi Arabia. Dublin. The overall prize was awarded to Michael Quilligan, a lecturer at the Brian joined Kentz in 2005. He has worked as a Project Engineer on Faculty of Science & Engineering at the University of Limerick. Kentz several high profile projects in the Middle East. In January 2007, he is very proud of Brian’s accomplishment in reaching the final and undertook the Construction MBA at the University of Manchester wishes him every future success with his studies and his career and he is now undertaking his dissertation. Brian is also a Chartered with Kentz. 20 SOUTH AFRICA new contract with rbm Kentz in South Africa is contractors at any one time. RBM has a positive impact on the delighted to announce that it quality of life of thousands of families in the communities in which has won a 210 million Rand it works. Since its inception in 1976, RBM has implemented a (US $26.25m) contract in sound environmental rehabilitation programme to restore the South Africa with Richards mined dunes back to their natural state after mining. The flora Bay Minerals (RBM). and fauna in the rehabilitating forests are constantly monitored and recorded by scientists who are respected experts in their The scope of work includes field. RBM focuses on strong HSE values. the supply and fabrication of the structural steelwork and This contract award follows the successful completion of work piping, as well as the on both the QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) Project for Rio mechanical erection, and Tinto and the Moma Mineral Sands Project in Mozambique for electrical and instrumentation Kenmare Resources. Thanks must go to both Adrian Leahy and installation for the tails Bouke Kooiker who successfully led the bidding effort for Kentz treatment plant project. in a most professional manner. Well done to the team who supported Adrian and all who contributed to this success, The Kentz project team is in including Russel Gabriel, Trish Judson, Jackie Fleming, Lize the process of being Buckle, Bouke Kooiker, Mike Davies, Ian MacLachlan, Dave Support structure for cone settlers at integrated into the RBM RBM Project Bernardi, Dave McKenzie, Sixtus Buthelezi, Leon Jacobsz, Keith project team since Litten, Gerry Gleeson, Chris Dumas, Wouter Cronje, Jeeten Inder September 2009 to provide assistance during the pre-planning Gagai, Les Harper, Elvis Pillay, Hayley Barker, Hugh Wood. and preparation phase. Construction has already started with 360 tons of steel erected, and the mechanical completion date Keith Barry, Southern African Regional is scheduled for August 2010. Development Director, commented: “This is yet another great contract award for Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) is a leading mineral sands Kentz in South Africa, where the team producer situated north of Richards Bay in Zululand, KwaZulu- has built an enviable position in the Natal, South Africa. Shareholding in the company is split equally mineral sands mining sector through between two of the world’s largest diversified mining companies, consistently delivering for our core Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. RBM’s core business is extracting clients. We are delighted to be working heavy minerals from the dune sands, with beneficiation to with Richards Bay Minerals on what produce rutile, zircon, titania slag and high purity pig iron. The promises to be another exciting project.” Keith Barry company employs 1,700 permanent staff and up to 1,000 IRELAND clonmel mayor honours kentz Kentz was recently accorded one of the Cllr. Denis Dunne, Mayor of Clonmel, presents of its special anniversary. Cllr. Dunne paid Hugh O’Donnell with a Tipperary Crystal Bowl highest honours of its home town of Clonmel, in honour of Kentz’s 90-year anniversary tribute to the Company for its huge success Co. Tipperary, Ireland, in September 2009. world-wide. He especially mentioned the Mayor of Clonmel Cllr. Denis Dunne hosted a number of countries in which Kentz operates Mayoral reception at the Town Hall to mark and its vast number of employees. He also th Kentz’s 90 anniversary. The occasion was complimented the number of major contracts attended by many local council members as awarded to Kentz in recent months. well as close to 50 Kentz staff who had Hugh O’Donnell, Kentz CEO, commented: attended the Group Development Forum in “It was a great tribute for the Kentz Group Clonmel earlier that week. Each of the council to be honoured by Mayoral Reception in members spoke about Kentz and the positive Clonmel. Kentz opened its first office in impact it was having on Clonmel. Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, 90 years ago and The Mayor presented Hugh O’Donnell, Kentz we are very proud of our home town.” CEO, with a Tipperary Crystal Bowl in honour 21 TRINIDAD safety success yet again! Kentz-OJ’s Conduit Installation The HSE Department at Crew currently working on the Bechtel, Petrotrin’s agent for the Water Treating Facilities (WTF) WTF & CCR E&I Works, has and Continuous Catalytic established a monthly safety Reforming (CCR) E&I Works was reward programme for all awarded the “Crew of the contractors working on the Month” for the month of May project. Each month one crew 2009. They were each presented is selected as “Crew of the with back-packs, first-aid kits, Month” for its outstanding beach mats and air compressors contribution to safety in the at the award function. work environment by Bechtel’s HSE Department. The criteria In March 2009, Kentz-OJ’s was for selection is that the crew awarded the Electrical and must have had no incidents/ Instrumentation (E&I) contract for accidents or near-misses for the the WTF and Steam Generation L-R: Adesh Sumrah, Ronald Lall, Andrew Chattergoon, David Mohammed, month in which they are Facilities, WTF Electrical Anand Basdeo and Raj Bhajan (Bechtel Project Co-ordinator) nominated and must have Substation, WTF Satellite demonstrated adherence to all safe practices. Building, and CCR Unit tie-ins at the Petrotrin Refinery Gasoline This award is one of the many achieved by Kentz-OJ’s that has Optimisation Programme (GOP), Pointe-a-Pierre, Trinidad. contributed to the high calibre of safety standards developed and maintained in Trinidad. SOUTH AFRICA prestigious thebe award winners Kentz in South Africa is proud to liberate South Africa’s people have recently been awarded Thebe’s through economic empowerment, a Group Excellence Award. This dream that continues to be fulfilled Company Associates’ Award is by providing individuals with financial designed to recognise a Thebe security through accessibility to Associate Company that has a affordable products that enhance synergistic relationship with Thebe their quality of life. Thebe invests in Investment Corporation and its and actively manages businesses subsidiaries. This is in the form of delivering innovative and relevant positive contribution to Thebe’s products and services, thus enabling financial performance, successful them to contribute to the commercial collaboration with Thebe improvement of South African and subsidiaries, participation in people. Kentz has based its B-BEEE Dany de Barros, Regional Financial Director, South Africa initiatives and programmes led by pictured with Vusi Khanyile, Thebe Chairman strategy on the Department of Trade Thebe, and leading in the industry in & Industry guidelines. Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and transformation. Thebe defines empowerment beyond the concept of B-BBEE, Established in 1992 by Batho Batho Trust, Thebe Investment and believes empowerment to be “a process of giving people and Corporation is Kentz South Africa’s Broad-Based Black Economic organisations the opportunity to increase their ability to use Empowerment (B-BEEE) partner. Thebe acquired a 25% (plus 2 opportunities, resources and their minds boldly and independently shares) stake in the Kentz South African business to improve their situation in a dynamic and competitive world; and in 2006. to do so without hindrance caused by previous discrimination and denial of opportunities, resources and human dignity.” B-BEEE aims at substantially increasing black participation at all levels in the economy. Thebe is the realisation of a dream to Congratulations and well done to all involved. 22 IRELAND it’s a goal! On Friday 9th October 2009, the employees of the Kentz Clonmel office arrived to work wearing their favourite jerseys, in order to support GOAL’s fundraising event “GOAL Jersey Day”. This event takes place in Ireland every year, when staff and students of companies, schools and colleges around Ireland don the colours of their favourite teams and make a donation to GOAL. GOAL is an international humanitarian organisation that is in operation since 1977. GOAL ensures that the poorest of the poor, the most vulnerable in the world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental needs and rights of life: food, water, shelter, medical attention and primary education. The proceeds from this year’s Jersey Day will go towards GOAL’s many humanitarian and life-saving projects which have been providing aid to the poorest of the poor in the developing world for the last 32 years. Kentz Clonmel staff pictured in their jerseys GOAL has extended its sincere thanks to Kentz Clonmel staff for their generous donations. a long way from tipperary From its relatively humble beginnings in Ireland, Kentz has developed into a large, public company with over 10,000 employees Donegal world-wide. Despite its massive NORTHERN IRELAND (U.K.) Lough Neagh growth in operations to over Donegal Bay Lower Lough Erne 26 countries, Kentz is very Leitrim Upper Lough Erne Sligo Monaghan proud of its Irish heritage and Lough Lough Conn Allen Mayo Cavan Lough Louth still benefits from having over Roscommon Longford Sheelin Meath Many of the Kentz senior management team are Irish and Lough Lough Mask Ree 50 staff based at its Lough Westmeath maintain strong links with the region despite working in very Corrib corporate office in Clonmel, Galway Offaly Kildare Dublin different parts of the world. Inherently Irish values of modesty South Tipperary. Clare Lough Derg Laois Wicklow and humour have been instrumental in developing trust and South Tipperary, which has a Tipperary Carlow relationships particularly when entering new markets. During this Kilkenny Tipperary population of just over Limerick Caher Clonmel Wexford particularly turbulent time in the global economy, it is more 83,000, boasts great Kerry Waterford important than ever for companies to have strong foundations Cork transport links and a from which to take advantage of opportunities across Europe young, talented and South Tipperary and the world. educated workforce. This South Tipperary has a strong, diversified business community combined with a pro-business and tax environment and a and offers leading International companies a prime location from collaborative approach to the furtherance of industry makes the which to manufacture and distribute their products and services. region attractive to a number of international businesses Companies wthat want guidance on setting up operations in the including; C&C Group, the maker of Magners cider, the region can get more information from the South Tipperary pharmaceutical giant Boston Scientific and the world-renowned County Development Board. Coolmore Stud. 23 GROUP the joy of giving As the season of goodwill approached in November and December 2009, Kentz employees across the globe embraced the joy of giving by donating toys for children in need. Brisbane Office Australia The employees of Thiess Kentz in Australia sponsored Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is a unique project of Samaritan’s Purse that brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world. Last year, over 300,000 gift-filled shoe boxes were collected by teams in Australia and New Zealand and were delivered to South East Asia and the South Pacific. Globally, Samaritan’s Purse distributed an estimated 7.6 million shoe boxes to children in 105 countries. Thiess Kentz staff at the Brisbane office with their donation Perth Office Yandi Crew from Rapid Growth Project 5 Thiess Kentz staff at the Perth office pictured with their donation Ireland Kentz employees in Ireland from the Clonmel office, the Aviva Stadium site and the Ardkeen Hospital site continued their support of the Secret Santa Project in association with the St Vincent de Paul, Ozanam House Youth Group, in Dublin. Each employee chose a boy or girl from a list of children’s names and bought them a suitable gift. The Society of St Vincent de Paul is a voluntary organisation in Ireland working directly with people in need through an action- oriented programme, attempting to effect positive change through social justice. Their work primarily involves person-to-person contact. However, they are also involved in key social services, co- ordinating various community programmes and projects, believing The children performing “Cinderella” show that access to employment opportunities, education and health services are key determinants of social wellbeing. community hall, a computer centre, an arts & crafts and catering The Ozanam House Youth Group operates out of the Ozanam centre, and several meeting and training rooms and offices. House Community Resource Centre and consists of 50 children There was much excitement in December when Santa Claus visited from the Northeast Inner the Ozanam Youth Group children with a sack full of City Dublin aged between toys courtesy of the Kentz employees. On the evening 6 and 12 years of age. of Santa’s visit the children helped prepare a meal for The Resource Centre, in their parents, which they had learned to cook the North Inner City, has throughout the year. They also made Christmas been used by the Society decorations and decorated the room. The guitar group of St Vincent de Paul for a played some songs and then the children performed variety of purposes over “Cinderella” before receiving their presents from Santa the past 80 years. It is a which they were delighted with! Tony Rock, Manager five-storey building and of Ozanam House Resource Centre, extended his includes a basement area thanks to all the staff at Kentz for their kind donations incorporating a crèche and gifts for the children. and gymnasium, a One lucky girl receives her gift continued on page 24 24 GROUP the joy of giving (continued from page 23) South Africa Kentz in South Africa recently About 1,500 motorcycles arrived to supported the annual Toy Run of the show their support for the cause. Centurion Motorcycle Club which The local motorway was closed for took place on Sunday 21st the event to allow the 3km- November 2009, in Vanderbijlpark, motorcycle procession travel from the South Africa. The Toy Run was in aid Motorcycle Club to the Pick ‘n Pay of underprivileged children and the Supermarket. purpose of the event was to obtain donations of toys for children who Kentz showed its support by don’t have any. donating toys to this worthy cause. The motorcyclists enjoyed the day with friends and family under the shade of our Kentz gazebo! Toys loaded up and ready to go GROUP people on the move There have been a number of personnel additions and changes within the Kentz Group. Australia Bryan Jones South Africa Tammy Johnson Bryan Jones rejoined Tammy joined Kentz, Brian Kelly Kentz in September Keith Barry South Africa in Brian was recently 2009 as the Pacific Keith Barry has been November 2009 as a appointed Country Regional Manager appointed to take over Human Resources Manager for Australia. Specialist EPC the role of Southern Administration As the development Business Unit working African Regional Assistant in the groups’ senior out of the Perth Development Director. Midrand Office. Prior to representative within Australia office. Bryan previously Keith first joined the joining Kentz she worked for Thynk the country, Brian will managed the Kentz office in Qatar from Kentz Group in 1996. Finance as an Internal Accounts be directing, with the support of group 2000 to end 2005. He then moved to He is a member of the Board of Executive. She also held the position of business development, all the business Indonesia to work with Thiess as the Management and brings with him a Personal Assistant to the Managing development activities which include Regional Manager for their process wealth and depth of international Director of Advanced Voice Systems, a BD strategy, marketing and sales within business and worked on various EPC experience, in particular from within telecommunications company. the Australasian region to ensure the projects involving a gas processing business development. His experience regional business objectives and plans plant and a geothermal power plant. In and knowledge to date covers Deborah-Lee Marr are met. 2008 Bryan moved to Bratislava in assignments in Asia, the Middle East Deborah-Lee joined Brian completed a Bachelor of Central Europe and was involved in and the Caspian region. Kentz South Africa in Engineering (Mechanical) degree in management of an EPC project for the In his new role, Keith will have full November 2009 as University College Dublin in 2000. He revamp of 3 Ethylene furnaces in the responsibility and accountability for the Personal Assistant to also completed a diploma in Project local refinery and the completion of marketing and sales function within the Joseph Keogh, Management at Trinity College Dublin. engineering for a US $700m utilities region. He will lead the development of Construction Business In 2005, he joined Kentz in Qatar and plant in Kazakhstan. the regional annual budget process Unit Manager, Africa. worked initially as a Project Engineer on each year and direct all the business Prior to joining Kentz, Deborah-Lee was Qatar Gas II Project and then as a Bahrain development activities which include a Forensic Investigator for Insight Project Manager on the Temporary Site marketing, sales and client liaison within Surveys, investigating medical aid fraud Facilities. In February 2006, he made Shreedevi Sundar the territory to ensure the regional committed by doctors and members. the short trip to Saudi Arabia where he Shreedevi joined Kentz business objectives and plan are worked on the bid and the full Sipchem Middle East (Bahrain achieved. Keith will also assume the Russia Port Facilities Project until August 2009. Office) as an Executive role of Country Director and take He held a number of positions there responsibility and accountability for the Designed and Produced by ABDA • www.abda.co.uk Secretary in May 2009. Alun Rees from Project Engineer to Project She has been living in functions associated with this role. Alun was appointed to Manager. In January 2007, he Bahrain for 12 years Keith is a qualified Electrical Engineer, is the position of undertook the Construction MBA with and had previously a Fellow of the International Business Unit Manager the University of Manchester and now worked in Ernst & Young for 4 years. Management Association and passed for Technical Support he is undertaking his dissertation. Shreedevi graduated from Pune his Masters of Business Administration Services (TSS), Russia, Brian is also a Chartered Engineer with University in India with a Bachelor’s degree with distinction. in September 2009. the Institute of Engineers of Ireland. Degree in Accounting. In addition, Alun is now Shreedevi holds a diploma in Computer responsible for TSS work that is Programming. undertaken in Sakhalin, Russia. He first joined the Kentz Group in 1993 as Engineer in South Africa. Alun has worked as Project Manager on the ENL Odoptu Project since 2008.