ISSUE 33 GLOBAL IMPRESSIONS FROM OUR INTERNATIONAL OFFICES JUNE 2010 group news Rising to the Challenge Mining Magic at Moatize Chayvo Legacy Continues to Grow Moving Into New Territory Safety Success on Berth 6 AFRICA EUROPE MIDDLE EAST ASIA PACIFIC THE AMERICAS RUSSIA CASPIAN REGION 2 JUNE 2010 message from your CEO Welcome to the June edition of Kentz Group News. It is hard to believe that we are now almost midway through the year and, although the global business economy remains uncertain, new and exciting opportunities have continued to present themselves to Kentz. I am pleased to report that the Group remains closely aligned to our core clients and we are actively chasing more work than ever, and in a number of new and challenging areas. On page 10 you can read about our recent contract award in Yemen. As areas such as Iraq begin to open up to investment from international oil companies, having a track record of project execution in remote areas is proving very pertinent. In this edition you can read about the pioneering design of the Gorgon Village being developed by Kentz, in partnership with Thiess and Decmil, on Barrow Island in Western Australia. Based in a Class-A Nature Reserve, this project has required a remarkably high-spec solution to the design, fabrication and installation of this industry-leading village facility. Although the global Projects in Australia are just beginning to take off, but I am proud to report that Qatar Kentz is now working on the start-up phase of the Pearl GTL plant, where we installed the 35,000-man construction village over business economy four years ago. This project has spanned a particularly transformative period for our Company and we have been involved across all stages of the project life-cycle; recently on the E&I Utilities contract we remains uncertain, achieved a significant safety milestone through executing 10 million man-hours of work without a Lost Time Incident. Well done to all the team on this remarkable achievement. new and exciting Safety grows ever more relevant to our industry and we all have a role to play in protecting the global community in which we live and work. Natural disasters, such as the devastating earthquake in Haiti at opportunities have the start of the year, only serve to highlight the importance of a global approach to local problems. I hope you will take a moment to read more about Kentz’s efforts to rebuild Haiti’s schools on pages 16 and 17. continued to present Kentz continues to support the development of its employees and recently witnessed the kick-off session for this year’s MBA and Leadership Diploma student programme. I wish these new groups the best of luck themselves to Kentz. in what promises to be a challenging but rewarding year. And whatever the rest of the year brings for Kentz, we remain more committed than ever to delivering projects for our clients and to supporting the global community in which we all live and work. Dr. Hugh O’Donnell Chief Executive Officer CONTENTS 3 Mining Magic at Moatize 14 Official Office Openings Secunda, Henderson and Abu Dhabi 4 Chayvo Legacy Continues to Grow Another Pluto Win 16 Kentz and Digicel Rebuild Haiti 5 JAC Project Reaches Final Stages 18 Kentz Kicks Off MBA Programme 6 Successful Shutdown for PetroSA 19 Chamdor Training Centre Come in Houston 20 Safety Success on Berth 6 7 New Project Award for Kentz-OJ’s Sidra Safety 8 Continuous Outstanding Safety at Pearl GTL 21 Haiti Football Game World’s Greatest Shave 10 Moving into New Territory 22 Seeing is Believing 11 Thiess Kentz Re-branded People on the Move Another Gautrain Project Win 12 Kick-off at Laffan Refinery Gorgon Village Sets New Lifestyle Standards ON OUR COVER... SEND IN YOUR NEWS... Kentz Shutdown Team with Please send in your reports to appear in KENTZ GROUP NEWS. PetroSA Platform personnel, Contact the Group News Co-ordinator Catríona Nugent on +353 52 6122811 or Petro SA Platform, Mossel Bay email email@example.com to ensure your items are included. 3 MOZAMBIQUE mining magic at moatize Kentz in Mozambique is pleased to announce it has been awarded This is the first of many other coal projects that will be developed in a contract for the Moatize Coal Project worth approximately US$69 this area which has the largest carboniferous reserves in the world. million. The project also involves initiatives dedicated to investment in The scope of work Kentz will undertake includes: the structural human capital, including health, education and professional training, (steel), mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and piping erection as well as the creation of infrastructure and development of for the Moatize coal processing plant (CPP). Kentz will fabricate all sustainable economic activity in the local community. pipe work at its Chamdor Fabrication Facility South Africa, using the Kentz has worked in Sub-Saharan Africa for over 30 years providing latest automated orbital welding processes. specialist engineering and construction solutions to its clients. This The project is being developed by Vale, a global mining company project was won over a bidding period of some eighteen months headquartered in Brazil. This is Vale’s first greenfield project in Africa and the team included various members from around the globe. and will be one of the largest coal mining projects anywhere in the world. The site is located in the Tete Province, some 1,700km north Good luck to the team with the safe and successful of Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. Ultimately the plant will have execution of this contract. the capacity to handle 26 million metric tonnes of coal per annum. First steel being erected at Moatize Project, Mozambique 4 SAKHALIN chayvo legacy continues to grow Kentz-SMNM’s involvement in the Exxon Neftegas’s Chayvo Oil The scope of this recent award is a multi-discipline package Production Facility is set to continue with the recent award of the incorporating all early mechanical and piping works in addition to Chayvo Onshore Expansion (COE) early works contract. several electrical, instrumentation and telecom modifications and This award follows the recent Chayvo Shutdown contract awarded hook-ups. to Kentz DEM in the last quarter of 2009. Kentz DEM is a Sakhalin Kevin Moroney, the Regional Technical Support Services Business based company comprising of Kentz Russia LLC and Unit Manager, said “This award is testament to the strength of DalelectroMontazh (DEM). the relationship between Kentz-SMNM and Exxon Neftegas The Kentz-SMNM relationship was first formed in 2005 when a Ltd, which is now entering its sixth year. This demonstrates our special partnership agreement was put in place to explore potential continued commitment to delivering the value-added solutions, opportunities on the Sakhalin I Project. This collaboration has which differentiate Kentz-SMNM from its competitors, and to enabled the combined skill sets of both companies to be deployed meeting the high standards expected from this prestigious to deliver the optimum solution for Exxon Neftegas Ltd. client.” The special partnership agreement was formally converted into a fully incorporated joint venture in 2008 to facilitate the award of the Odoptu Civils II Project. Back Row (L-R): Robert Galgey, Safety Manager, Brian Heard, Fluor Construction Supervisor, Alan Appenah, Superintendent, Eugene O’Leary, Commercial Manager, Natalia Bednaya, Interpreter, Huseyin Alton, Piping Supervisor and Americo Morais, Piping Supervisor Front Row: Paul Mostyn, COE Project Manager AUSTRALIA another pluto win In February 2010, Kentz E&C in Australia was awarded the Site The project is located on the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia Wide Specialist Instrumentation Contract for the Pluto LNG Project. and will be developed across two sites – the storage and export site This brings the combined value of work secured to date on the and the LNG processing site. The storage and loading site consists project to in excess of AUD$120 million. of LNG and condensate storage tanks along with the jetty. The LNG The Pluto LNG Project is being developed by liquefaction train and gas turbines/power distribution facilities will be Woodside. Woodside has appointed Foster on the LNG processing site. Wheeler Pty Ltd and WorleyParsons Services Pty Kentz’s scope of work includes instrument calibrations, testing of Ltd, known as FWW, as its Engineering instrument loops, testing the electrical network monitoring and Procurement and Construction Manager (EPCM). control system including all serial loops across both sites. Mobilisation has already commenced. Aerial view of Woodside’s Pluto LNG Project 5 SAUDI ARABIA jac project reaches final stages In Saudi Arabia Kentz is working on the final stages for the services, labour, tools consumables, construction equipment, pipelines, port facilities, and export pipelines on the Jubail Acetyls temporary facilities, pre-commissioning, commissioning, start-up Complex Project (JAC). The contract was awarded to Kentz by and performance testing of JAC. The scope also included the port the Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) in facilities consisting of transfer pipelines, loading lines and ship 2007. loading facilities with a total length of over 70km of various sizes of pipe for Acetic Acid, Vinyl Acetate Monomer and Acetic Kentz completed the total EPC scope through to export of the Anhydride on a lumpsum turnkey basis. Kentz also provided full product and has reached these final stages with a smooth technical and commissioning support to Sipchem and Sabtank transition from construction to commissioning through to start-up. during the commissioning, start-up and export of their products. During peak construction there were in excess of 600 personnel In addition to the above main events the project also included a on site. To date over five million man-hours have been completed new substation, port facility, 15,000, 10,000, and 5,000 MT Tanks without an incident or accident occurring. This is a result of strong with all associated utilities, ESD/DCS controls, civil and structural safety leadership and alignment between the project management steel to accommodate the full extent of the pipelines from the team that included KFIP, Sipchem, Sabtank and Kentz. Jubail plant to port export loading arms. It also included electrical, Kentz’s scope for the project included design, detailed instrumentation, heat tracing, potable water, fire water and engineering, procurement, construction, inspection, testing, nitrogen utilities. insulation, coating, material, transportation, freight forwarding, customs clearance, material receiving and handling warehousing (L-R): David Elden, Superintendent, Inam Mohammed, Office Maintenance, Thamer Thawaibi, Government Relations Officer, Donald Cattanach, Senior QA/QC Manager, Neil O’Mullane, Senior Projects Director, Tony McCarthy, Operations Manager, Dan Costin, Senior Project Engineer, Paul Carroll, Senior Construction Manager, Abdul Mannan Siddiquee, Senior E&I Superintendent, Zuber Jamadar, Safety Manager, Ramachandran Nair, Procurement Manager 6 SOUTH AFRICA successful shutdown for petrosa In October 2009, Kentz Maintenance and Shutdowns Division, completed over 35 days, accommodating 195 personnel with a which is part of Kentz’s Technical Support Services Global peak of 232 offshore and having support from Voorbaai (onshore). Business Unit, successfully executed the 2009 First Area (FA) Kentz also met a number of challenges arising from the Platform Shutdown for PetroSA. The platform is 86km south of constraints on resources as a result of the logistical complexities Mossel Bay off the coast of South Africa. The shutdown was of transportation, accommodation and communication. The preparation work began in mid-July 2009 with the mobilisation of engineering staff. This involved preparation for the maintenance on pressure vessels, piping repairs and the controlling of the scaffolding, insulation, painting, rope access and high pressure cleaning subcontract activities. With the support and assistance of the PetroSA platform employees, the shutdown activities were consolidated into a workable plan. Plans were optimised, validated and the next steps were taken in (L-R): Terry Henebrey, Business Unit Manager, Maintenance and Shutdowns Services; George Hammond, Site Manager FA Platform; Carlo Marengo, conjunction with the client. Preparation for the Business Unit Manager, Maintenance and Shutdowns, Africa pictured on board the FA platform shutdown included the pre-fabrication of piping and steelwork, hot bolting, flare boom stair replacement, erection of scaffolding and tagging of items within the plant. In total 60 pieces of mechanical equipment, 290 valves and various piping jobs were planned and worked on in the shutdown. The FA Platform was returned to PetroSA on time to supply feed to PetroSA onshore GTL facility. Kentz Shutdown Team with PetroSA Platform personnel, Petro SA First Area Platform Shutdown, Mossel Bay GROUP Dr. Hugh O’Donnell, Razali Abdul Rahman and Dave Beldotti come in houston The Board of Directors of Kentz Group recently held its quarterly meetings in Houston, Texas, and took the opportunity to meet a number of the Group’s key clients in the region. Michael Costello, the Kentz Regional Development Manager for the Americas, hosted around 50 guests at an evening cocktail reception at The Hotel Granduca. Board members in attendance included: the Chairman Tan Sri Razali; Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Hugh O’Donnell; Chief Financial Officer, Ed Power; and non-executive directors, Hassan Abas, David Beldotti, Hans Kraus and Brendan Lyons. Reference is often made to Kentz’s Irish roots, or listing on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. However, Hugh O’Donnell took the opportunity to set the record straight regarding This year Kentz has continued to expand its global reach into new the provenance of Kentz’s international expansion as he thanked and exciting areas and alignment with clients remains more its US clients for the many opportunities they have afforded Kentz pertinent than ever. The Board of Directors would like to thank the to work with them across the world. team in Houston for a very worthwhile and enjoyable evening. 7 TRINIDAD new project award for kentz-oj’s Kentz-OJ’s was recently awarded the complete Electrical and Water for the operation of the plant will come from the local Instrumentation installation contract on the Trinidad Generation municipality. The plant will have a raw water storage tank with a Unlimited (TGU) power plant project in La Brea, Trinidad, capacity sufficient to maintain the plant needs plus a dedicated Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. firewater storage capacity for the plant’s fire suppression systems. TGU is developing the 720MW gas-fired combined-cycle plant and all the related facilities, systems and ancillary equipment. In addition, plant control and monitoring functions will be executed from the central control room. The plant control TGU has entered into an engineering, procurement and supply system will consist of a distributed control system, comprising contract with Ferrostaal Industrial Projects GmbH and a the necessary hardware, software and operator stations. construction contract with EBE Eisenbau Essen GmbH. Kentz-OJ’s was awarded the complete electrical and The plant will be constructed in phases, allowing for the TGU Power Plant - Panorama view from west of ACC instrumentation installation contract in December 2009 and production of power earlier than would be the case under the commenced work on site in February 2010. conventional “all or nothing approach”. The plant will produce power early in the construction phase before the heat recovery The TGU La Brea Power Plant will consist of a 6x2 combined- steam generators and steam turbines are installed. The cycle power plant with the primary design objective being to construction and commissioning phases are as follows: provide reliable power to the adjacent Aluminium Smelter Complex and to the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Phase 1A: Three turbine generator sets operating in Commission. The power train equipment includes six simple cycle. combustion turbine generators, six heat recovery steam Phase 1B: Three remaining turbine generator sets generators (HRSG), two steam turbine generators and all operating in simple cycle. balance of plant (BOP) equipment. The turbines will be identical General Electric PG7121 (EA) combustion turbines and operate Phase 2: Complete plant operating in combined cycle. on natural gas fuel. A dry low NOx combustion system will be used to maintain low emissions. The project is scheduled for completion in mid 2011. Kentz-OJ’s Plant auxiliary power will be supplied from four 13.8/4.16KV unit would like to acknowledge the work of Paschal Kennedy and auxiliary transformers, each connected to one of the 13.8KV John Conneally who are part of the proposals team at the Kentz combustion turbine generators. Power to the transformers will Clonmel office for their assistance in winning this project. normally come from the generators, but can also be supplied by T&TEC through the generator step-up transformers. 8 QATAR continuous outstanding safety at pearl gtl Kentz won its first major contract on the QP-Shell world-scale We have built a vision that “everyone works with pride integrated Pearl Gas to Liquids Project in 2006, namely the EPC everyday, co-operates with each other, understands the scope for the modular waste Water treatment plant for the risks of the job, plans to work safely construction camp. This was by following the rules, feels followed by the diesel power q Incident and Injury Free (IIF) champion walks with empowered to speak up, stop and generation scope and the interfacing parties and IIF champion meetings correct work, cares for others and temporary telecoms for the plant’s conducted on a weekly basis. is cared for and goes back home turnkey temporary facilities. The safely to their family” more recent award of the electrical q Kentz promotes leadership and commitment and has Kentz has introduced and and instrumentation scope of work implemented “Raising the Bar Workshops” involving implemented additional HSE for the utility and flare areas to all levels of senior management in conjunction with management tools to enhance and Kentz cemented the company’s other contractors. champion the health, safety, presence across all stages of the q Kentz introduced 30 toolbox talk stations with environmental issues and secure project life-cycle. The Pearl GTL toolbox talk topic boards in multiple languages. Total premises, all of which have Project has over 48,000 workers Safety Task Instruction (TSTI) boards have been emphasised that trends, statistics constructing the largest GTL plant and frequency rates can only be in the world. The project will allocated at each location and are entitled “Finishing achieved with continuous produce 140,000 barrels per day of Strong”. The boards display pictures of all of the improvement and involvement at all GTL products and 120,000 barrels hazards included on the TSTI form to help overcome levels. of oil equivalent per day of the language barrier, and improve understanding of The listing below outlines some of condensate, LPG and ethane. the correct and safe work activities and practices the continuous improvements that Construction will be complete that should be used. Kentz and other contributors have around the end of 2010, with production ramp-up then taking q Kentz TSTI surveys are conducted daily in all areas, implemented in an effort to around 12 months. recorded, and analysed for continuous improvement. educate, train and improve Total Recordable Case Frequency Kentz has now entered the testing These TSTI surveys then form part of a benchmark (TRCF) statistics, whilst undergoing and commissioning phase of the analysis, which is broken down into individual areas, a significant incremental increase in Pearl GTL Utilities Project with and identifies the effectiveness of all TSTIs being manpower. This commitment has many packages and fire equipment delivered. ultimately led to proven enhanced now operational and power q Kentz’s project management and HSE team have achievements; such as gaining distributed throughout the site. developed a training video entitled “How TSTI should 75% progress within a 12-month The proprietary Shell Middle period with zero recordables. be conducted” in three languages. Distillate Synthesis (SMDS) process SOCKS will be at the heart of the two-train q Kentz conducted a mass casualty drill, the first on One of Kentz’s initiatives for 2009 Pearl GTL plant in Qatar. Pearl GTL to be exercised. was the development and Developed over the course of three q Several health campaigns have been implemented implementation of the Safety decades, the process has been successfully such as H1N1 education and health Observation Card System proven on a commercial scale at (SOCKS) programme. The SOCKS awareness campaigns. the 14,700-barrel-per-day Bintulu programme is a behaviour-based GTL plant in Malaysia. q Kentz project management and HSE team safety programme, observing the HSE and progress performance successfully completed grating removal campaigns, behaviour of our workforce in have been outstanding over the last work at height, falling objects and grinder safety relation to use and maintenance of twelve months, with the Kentz team awareness campaigns. personal protective equipment showing real tenacity and q Kentz project management and HSE teams have (PPE), working postures, use of dedication in ensuring the overall tools, supervision interaction and commenced the non-accidental death screening and success of the project through to competence to perform a task campaigns. completion. Delivering a solutions- safely. The SOCKS process driven approach, the teams on site q Social performance activity for camp residents with involves positive re-enforcement, have interacted with client and structured events calendars, trips and educational i.e. acknowledging and owner teams to provide a activities such as English language classes and encouraging safe behaviours and performance-driven delivery and maths and numeracy classes. correcting unsafe behaviours. This have received great support in “a involves our workforce receiving one team one project concept”, immediate feedback from the with a constant focus on the common goals of safety and delivery. observer and the work group. Kentz has implemented an extensive safety programme through a When unsafe behaviours are observed, the workers are culture in which everyone recognises their role and responsibility in challenged, discussing the potential for an incident or injury to ensuring the safety of themselves and everyone else. themselves and their work team. The impact is reinforced to the 9 employee group personally and also the possible impact to their industry, was inaugurated and is now fully operational. Comprising family and work colleagues. The observer then identifies why the almost 1,000 control cabinets hosting 179 servers, programmed unsafe behaviour occurred. with 12 million lines of software code, the system is linked to every Results of implementation of the SOCKS programme include; part of the plant by approximately 5,850 kilometres of control improvement in safety awareness, client satisfaction, ability to cables which, if laid end-to-end, would stretch from Doha to analyse in order to identify trends, and ensures interaction as well London. as action to prevent the occurrence of incident or injury. The The Kentz team has achieved over 75% progress in the last twelve SOCKS programme is aimed specifically at line supervisors, months. The project has now entered into its commissioning and superintendents and management. Observations undertaken by start-up phase when commissioning works and construction are management and supervision witnessed by the workforce visibly largely affected by one another. This is known as Simultaneous raises the profile of safety and demonstrates commitment to the Operations (SIMOPS) environment. realisation of an incident and injury-free workplace. Many additional SIMOPS management procedures have been put In addition to the aforementioned in place as a result of Hazard improvements Kentz has also re- Identification studies, where hazards enforced the Pearl GTL Project and risks were previously identified. specific systems and tools such as This presents many new challenges the “Total Safety Task Instruction” and through these challenges (TSTI), “Life Critical Activity” (LCA) opportunities to seek continuous training, “Life Saving Rules” training improvement to our HSE systems on (LSR) as well a commitment to getting site to meet the changing environment all supervisors through the Pearl including:. Leadership Academy/LM, which is Personnel Training internationally recognised, with over The entire workforce needs to 200 employees qualified. undergo a re-induction to the new Achievements phase of works, associated s Kentz has now witnessed the procedures and awareness of the benefits in relation to lagging changing surroundings. This would indicators, particularly the Total include training on all new hazards Recordable Case Frequency associated with start-up programmes (TRCF) rate, which is now such as energised cables and demonstrating a continuous steady equipment, start-up gases in improvement from 5.08 in pipelines, chemical cleaning, high November 2008 to zero in February pressure testing, steam blowing with 2010. Rajan Pillai, Project Administrator and Camp Manager receiving Shell’s high temperatures and increased Chief Executive Award for HSSE and Social Performance noise levels and any actions that can s Kentz has achieved in excess of 10 result in injury to themselves and the environment. million man-hours Lost Time Incident (LTI) free and over 1,000 days LTI free since the commencement of the project in March Permit to Work Requirements 2007, sustaining a TRCF frequency of below project target of Many restrictions are in place in the SIMOPS areas to limit access <1 year to date (YTD). We have also achieved 5,206,305 km/s to only the essential personnel required to do the work. All driven without LTI, transporting 3,000 employees. persons, equipment and vehicles must have the necessary certification to carry out the works. These permits are strictly s The team’s outstanding attention to safety ensured an excellent enforced and infringements cannot be tolerated. performance throughout our accelerated trebling of manpower mobilisation and support to the construction and Personnel Access Approvals commissioning schedule during 2009. This was not only Areas become limited according to the competency level of confined to C6 Utilities Area, but also extended to all cable personnel allowed into areas such as live substations and control pulling to other substations, warehouse support and rooms. All these persons are subject to interview, approval and commissioning support personnel. certification. In conclusion Kentz’s ultimate goal of achieving an “Incident Injury Personal Protective Equipment Free” project is now very feasible and the team will continue to When entering commissioning or operational areas, Personal strive to have a systematic approach to health, safety, security and Protective Equipment (PPE) is reinforced with additional environment management in order to achieve continuous protection, such as flame retardant coveralls and extra ear performance improvement. coverage for noise levels. Rajan Pillai recently accepted Shell’s Chief Executive Award for Plant and Equipment Requirements HSE and Social Performance on behalf of Kentz camp Vehicles are also subject to restrictions and certification. Petrol- management team for their performance in the operating of the driven vehicles will no longer be allowed into operational areas and camp facility. all vehicles must be fitted with spark arrestors. Everyone is now focused around maintaining and improving Construction Highlights and Volume performance through to the project completion. The plant’s central control room facility, one of the largest and most sophisticated process control systems in the oil and gas 10 YEMEN moving into new territory Kentz is pleased to announce that it has recently begun work on a new Central Processing Facility (CPF) located at Block S2, Al Uqlah in the Republic of Yemen, in partnership with Global Process Systems (GPS). This is an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning contract to deliver a turnkey 30,000 barrel-per-day facility for OMV. The signing of the contract, which took place on 16th May The CPF is made up of three processing trains, each with a 10,000- 2009, represents a significant achievement for the partnership. barrel-per-day capacity. GPS is responsible for the design and Kentz and GPS have entered into a formal 50:50 joint venture supply of the process skids, flare system and gas injection partnership, Kentz Global Oil & Gas Process Systems Ltd (KGPS), compressors. Kentz is responsible for the design and supply of the to deliver turnkey early and interim production facilities, bringing complete balance of plant, including civil and structural design, site together the expertise of both organisations. KGPS is currently geotechnical and topographical survey works, complete site involved in tendering a number of projects throughout the Middle construction and commissioning works, including the overall project East. management. OMV is the Austrian national oil and GPS engineering and procurement is minerals company. It is Austria’s The scope of the work at the CPF covers in excess of being executed from its Dubai office, largest listed industrial company and 40 oil well sites and includes the following key elements: which is also the location of the OMV one of the largest integrated oil and Project Management Team. Kentz s Production and test manifolds gas groups in Central Europe, with engineering and procurement is oil producing, refining and gas s Oil, gas and water separators being executed from the Kentz office station facilities. OMV, in partnership s Dehydrators and heating systems in Doha, Qatar. with the Yemen Ministry of Oil & s Produced water system In addition, the following companies Minerals and other partners, also have been contracted to complete holds the exploration and production s Gas reinjection system various stages of the project works. rights to the Block S2 field at Al s Flare system Uqlah, Yemen. Dome Group, a contractor which s Oil storage facilities and oil export booster pumps operates across the Middle East, has Kentz is delighted to be working for s Power generation plant been awarded the mechanical, such a prestigious new client. It is piping, electrical, instrumentation the first contract Kentz has been s MV and LV power distribution systems and telecommunication construction awarded in Yemen, a new and s Integrated control system, comprising plant control, works contract. It is tasked with the strategic geography for the Group. fire and gas, and ESD systems construction and management of Kentz is extremely proud of its client s Utility process plant, comprising instrument air, temporary site facilities for Kentz and relationships and its track record of nitrogen generation and water treatment systems OMV. Kentz and Dome have a long- securing repeat business with core s Fire and gas detection and protection systems, term relationship tendering projects clients. including firewater storage and distribution together in the Middle East. Kentz, with GPS, looks forward to However, this is the first project s Telecommunications systems delivering a successful project in which they will execute together. Yemen for OMV and hopes to be s 80-man operating and maintenance facility for OMV Dome has been part of the project able to service further project including accommodation, offices, warehousing and team from tender stage and played a workshops significant role in securing the requirements in the future. project. Construction work at the site started in January 2010. The construction management team comprises a The Arabian Group of Companies has been awarded the task of number of long-term Kentz personnel to ensure that the project is elevating the entire project site, which is approximately 700 metres executed in accordance with the highest industry standards. Under long and 300 metres wide by 20cm. It has been working in Block the supervision of the experienced management team, all other S2 as a services contractor for OMV for several years and is construction work has been subcontracted to well-established therefore already mobilised on site and has developed good Yemeni companies. relationships with tribal leaders to implement the hiring of local manpower and equipment. 11 Elb Edre Kasseum (Journey Manager), AUSTRALIA Danny Hogan (Construction Manager), Mark Warburton (Construction Manager) thiess kentz re-branded With the ongoing roll-out of the Kentz Global Business Units (GBUs), communication strategy presentations were conducted during the month of December 2009 by Dave Ross, Construction GBU Manager, Australia, Caribbean and Ireland, in the Perth and Brisbane offices. The objective of these presentations was to share with staff some minor changes to the structure of the business in Australia. Civil and structural works have been awarded to Kentz has been active in Australia since 1989, when it undertook Griffin Energy, a well-established construction Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) construction work on the Woodside company within Yemen. The scope of work it will Petroleum LNG Project in Western Australia. undertake includes the construction of all plantwide Since then, Kentz’s presence in the region has grown, culminating in the buildings, including OMV operations and maintenance formation of a joint venture partnership with local construction company facility, equipment foundations, pipe racks and Thiess in 2004. general civil works. The joint venture has since had some success with E&I construction The project poses some very particular challenges projects, and the recent boom in LNG activity in the region has prompted which Kentz is well placed to manage. The location of Kentz to commit to growing its presence in Australia. the project site, approximately 300km east of the Across the world, the formation of the Kentz GBUs – Engineering, capital Sana’a, is very remote. Yemen is still Procurement and Construction (EPC); Construction; and Technical developing the oil and gas sector, which means Support Services – has quickly had a positive impact on the Group. In transportation and logistics services are not as readily particular the EPC unit has been awarded some major projects in available as in more mature markets. Security Australia, outside of the JV Company. concerns in the north of the country also limit the availability of inland transportation of goods and It has been agreed between Kentz and Thiess that in future the E&I present a challenge, requiring close consultation with Construction business, formally known as Thiess Kentz, will be rebranded tribal groups to ensure a smooth passage of goods to as Kentz E&C and will sit within Kentz’s Australian business under the full the project site. Much of the equipment will also be control of Kentz’s management. shipped via the Gulf of Aden, which presents special This agreement took effect from 1st January 2010, and will allow the marine security issues. Kentz Construction GBU in the region to benefit from the efficient sharing of expertise and resources across the global offices of Kentz. It will also Yemen is a tribal country and Kentz will utilise local strengthen key customer relationships based on already strong relations tribal manpower and equipment to ensure the overseas and open up global career and educational opportunities for construction project remains on schedule. All employees in Australia. manpower and equipment requirements will be routed through the Labour Department, which will have Kentz looks forward to a long and prosperous presence in Australia. responsibility for ensuring equal representation to each of the tribes to avail of project opportunities. SOUTH AFRICA Crucially, Kentz recognises the importance of good corporate social responsibility in all the locations in which it operates and has appointed Yemeni another personnel to continually liaise with local tribes and to ensure that help and support is made available. gautrain Completion of the project, which commissioning and performance testing, is scheduled includes project for May 2011 and Kentz would like to wish Chris O’Connor, the project manager for Kentz, and his win team the best of luck on this new and challenging Congratulations to Hennie Engela and his team at Kentz Integrated Solutions project. (KIS) in Vanderbijlpark, on winning another prestigious project on the Gautrain. KIS was awarded the maintenance contract for the Gautrain Tunnel Ventilation. The initial period of the contract is for five years. The first phase of the project (OCD1) commenced in May 2010. 12 QATAR kick-off As part of sustainable growth within the region, Kentz in Qatar was recently awarded an EPC project for a Receiving and Loading Facility (RALF) based at Ras Laffan, Qatar. During the initial execution of the project a number of infrastructure milestones were at laffan quickly achieved, notably the start-up of earthworks and the occupation of the Qatar Kentz Camp Facility, both celebrated with a ground breaking opening ceremony. refinery Representatives from Kentz, the client Laffan Refinery, and Earthwork subcontractor, Qatar First Building and Construction Company (QFBC), were present to celebrate the achievement. Kentz staff pictured at Ground Breaking Ceremony Neil Bonner, Laffan Refinery Project Manager, congratulated the teams on achieving the infrastructure milestone and emphasised continued co-operation between both parties, notably continually maintaining a safe working environment. Mr. Bernard D’Souza, Kentz Project Manager, further emphasised that similar teamwork between both parties is essential to achieving the future milestones on schedule. He highlighted the importance of safe working practices to ensure the project is completed without incident or injury. AUSTRALIA gorgon village sets new lifestyle standards The Gorgon Village, under construction on Barrow Island, will The Village has been designed in keeping with Barrow Island’s offer a home away from home for the Gorgon Project’s status as an A-Class Nature Reserve. Gorgon Project construction workforce. Downstream Manager Paul McGrath said the team worked closely with the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service on Designed and built by a joint venture between Thiess, Decmil the design and fabrication methods. and Kentz (TDK), the state-of-the-art development is due for completion in late 2011. It will offer a safe and enjoyable living “While the design is sensitive to the Project’s conservation environment for management, supervisors, craft workers and requirements, it also provides an industry benchmark in visitors to the island. living standards,” Mr. McGrath said. The contract, valued at approximately AUD$500m, includes the The Village will include cyclone-rated, two-storey design, manufacture, delivery and commissioning of a 3,000-plus accommodation clusters, each designed to house 348 single bed village. units. The clusters will be connected to a two-storey central Galleria. Thiess Managing Director, David Saxelby, said the project offers enormous potential for local jobs: “Up to about 70% will be “The Galleria will provide a communal facility for the sourced locally. While the accommodation units will be residents and contain personal laundries, indoor games fabricated offshore, the actual bulk of the activities such as areas, TV viewing and relaxation areas, an internet café and fabrication of catering, laundry, recreation facilities and the an open self-serve kitchen area,” said Mr McGrath. installation will be done in Western Australia.” 13 Each bedroom has been In addition, strategically placed designed on a hotel room About the Builders large-screen TVs will be concept with an en-suite TDK JV is a joint venture between Thiess Pty Ltd, Decmil displaying live sports and news bathroom, card key access, Australia and Kentz Pty Ltd. events. feature walls, custom designed The kitchen diner complex is furniture, inbuilt fridge, kettle, Thiess is a leading mining, construction and services designed with two back-to-back wall-mounted flat screen cable contractor with operations throughout Australia and kitchens, each servicing two TV, internet connectivity and a international markets and is listed on the Australian Stock dining areas. phone. Exchange (ASX) via its parent company Leighton Holdings. The diners are sized and “The rooms will also have Perth-based Decmil Australia provides engineering, designed to provide a pleasant individually addressable construction, maintenance and industrial services to restaurant atmosphere with smoke detectors and PA Australia's resources, energy and infrastructure sectors. It is attractive wall features, displays speakers providing public the primary subsidiary of Decmil Group Ltd, which is listed on and serving facilities. address and voice alarm the ASX. The Village will also have its own security,” Mr. McGrath said. on-island, remotely located Decmil Group Ltd Chief Operating Officer, Scott Criddle, believes wastewater treatment facility and power generation plant. A fire- the Gorgon Village will represent a major change in the quality detection and fire-fighting system is incorporated in the Gorgon levels of project accommodation units and facilities throughout Village design. the global resources industry. A major feature of the design will be the complete segregation of It is a view shared by Kentz CEO Hugh O’Donnell who said the vehicular and pedestrian traffic. And to minimise the disturbance Village would include extensive indoor and outdoor recreation of Barrow Island’s Flatback Turtle population, the Gorgon Village facilities, such as two fully equipped gymnasiums, three large will have specially reduced light and noise spill into the swimming pools, cricket nets, multipurpose tennis and basketball surrounding environment. courts, two soccer pitches, golf driving nets and two bocce courts, putting greens and an outdoor cinema. “We have set out to provide a sanctuary and a unique lifestyle experience so that people are happy to rest and Two wet messes, each with a large relaxation and BBQ area, will enjoy the experience of living on Barrow Island,” said Hugh provide an opportunity to relax off the sporting field. O’Donnell. “Within these areas residents can enjoy a relaxing cold drink “We believe the Gorgon Village will set a new industry and a bite to eat from the barbie whilst in the company of standard in Australia.” their work colleagues or watching others play cricket or soccer,” Hugh O’Donnell said. Gorgon LNG Project site, Barrow Island, Western Australia 14 SOUTH AFRICA Kentz in South Africa recently opened its new 500m22 Secunda office. A cocktail function was held to mark the occasion and was attended by key clients, senior Secunda-based staff and a number of attendees from the Midrand office and the official off Technical Support Services Business Unit. The event was held on St Patrick’s Day and was followed by a St Patrick’s Day party. Noel Kelly, Advisor to Kentz and former Director, and his wife Noeleen were also in attendance. In 1980 Noel Kelly led the Kentz charge into South Africa by securing the construction contract for Sasol II and III Synthetic Fuel Plant in Secunda. It is testament to Kentz’s tenacity and commitment to its client that it is still working with Sasol today, some thirty years later. Kentz South Africa currently has a workforce of 2,500, with annual sales totaling R1.5 billion, and is active in South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana and recently in Madagascar. The Company operates the following three global business units – Specialist Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), Construction, and Technical Support Services. South Africa is the gateway to the rest of the continent and Kentz’s track record here provides a firm foundation from which to explore opportunities in Uganda, Angola, Ghana, Namibia and Nigeria. Noel Kelly, Advisor to Kentz, Pat Cass, Regional Marketing PR Executive, South Africa and Keith Barry, Regional Development/Country Director, Southern Africa Some guests from Foster Wheeler (L-R) Claudio Lima, Mike Senning, Tyrone Juul, Jesseca Hauptfleisch, Raul Machado and Wonder Tshwane of Kentz AUSTRALIA On 4 March 2010 Hugh O’Donnell the CEO of Kentz was joined by Bill Soo, Senior Project Manager KJVG, for the official opening of the Kentz Gorgon Telecommunications and Electronic Systems (T&E) Staging Facility in Henderson, just south of Perth in Australia. KJVG is a joint venture between KBR, JGC, Clough and Hatch. The facility was purpose designed for the Gorgon T&E Contract, which Kentz is executing on an EPC basis for Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. The project is managed for Chevron by KJVG. The ceremony was attended by the 45 staff already working in the facility and the KJVG T&E management team led by Christr Mathisen. The Gorgon LNG Plant is a 3 x 5 million t/pa facility constructed on Barrow Island, a Class-A Nature Reserve, and it requires extensive quarantine and complex material management systems. Kentz’s Henderson Office is unveiled. L-R: Christr Mathisen, The T&E Contract systems include satellite, UHF/VHF radio, LAN WAN, Bill Soo, Hugh O’Donnell and Bob Greaney microwave, access control, CCTV, PAGA, network management system, network services, entertainment, meteorological, oceanographic, navigation aids, telephony, central/monitored fire detection, video conferencing, IT equipment, console system, UPS, towers and masts. The 1500m2 facility has an engineering office for 35 personnel, a telecoms systems build area and warehousing, and a custom-built integration test facility. It is acknowledged as one of the best specialist telecoms design, build and test facilities in Australia and provides a platform for further largescale telecoms project execution by Kentz. Bob Greaney (Gorgon Project Director) has assembled a highly specialised team of telecoms, RF and network engineers, and construction personnel, and work on the project is well underway. The contract completion date is January 2015 and includes a five-year operation and maintenance phase for the entire scope. 15 ABU DHABI ice openings Current projects that are in the engineering phase in the UAE include an EPC contract for the Storex control systems upgrade project for ADGAS on Das Island and a WIP replacement on wellhead platform 15 for ZADCO. Kentz in Abu Dhabi recently celebrated the official opening of its new office on Sunday 4th April. The new office, spanning 1200m2, The Middle East is still a very significant area for Kentz and is still has capacity for 140 employees, including management, showing signs of significant future expansion. New projects are administration, engineering and procurement personnel. It is being developed by both national and international oil companies, located at Mazyad Office Building No.3, Floor 9, Mohammed Bin especially in the UAE and Saudi Arabia for oil and gas production Zayed City, Abu Dhabi.The new head office for Kentz in the United and refining industries. New opportunities for our specialist EPC Arab Emirates (UAE) was unveiled by special guest, Mr. Ciarán business unit are also emerging in Kuwait, Oman, Iraq and Syria. Madden, the Irish Ambassador. Hugh O’Donnell, CEO Kentz, was also in attendance to mark the occasion. Shane Dooley-Cullinane, Country Manager for the UAE, commented: “We are delighted to be unveiling this new office Kentz commenced operations in Abu Dhabi in 1983 and continues in Abu Dhabi. It will greatly increase our capacity in the region to work on projects for the major oil and gas companies such as and serve as a platform to support further growth within the Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd (ADGAS), Abu Dhabi Gas UAE. This is just one step towards increasing our capabilities Liquefaction Company (GASCO), in line with the Group’s three Abu Dhabi Marine Operation Global Business Units, Company (Adma Opco), Abu including Specialist EPC, Dhabi Company For Onshore Oil Construction and Technical Operations (ADCO), Borouge, Support Services. We look Bunduq, Takreer and Zakum forward to growth in new areas Development Company (ZADCO). and increasing our overall presence within the UAE market.” Hugh O’Donnell and Mr. Ciarán Madden unveil the new Kentz Abu Dhabi office (L-R): Mr. Ali Ahmed Al Ali, Senior Contracts Administrator ADGAS, Mr. Shane Dooley-Cullinane, Kentz Country Manager, UAE, Dr. Hugh O'Donnell, Kentz CEO, Mr. Bader Al Mohamadi, Assistant General Manager (Technical) ADGAS, Mr. Ali Jassim, Manager Corporate Communication and Public Relations ADGAS, Mr. Mohamed Bamadhaf, SCSU Project Manager AGDAS, Mr. Suman Nag, Project Manager (PMC) Mustang Engineering 16 HAITI kentz and digicel rebuild haiti Following the catastrophic earthquake that Mark Ford, Project Manager, travelled to Haiti to occurred in Haiti on Tuesday, 12th January 2010, project manage the school construction plan on which resulted in tens of thousands of deaths behalf of Kentz. Mark is currently working and destruction, the Kentz Group was eager to alongside Digicel on the construction of 50 support and help the victims, families and schools near Port-au-Prince. survivors. The Kentz Group Haiti Disaster Relief Mark arrived in Haiti in late February and Fund was set up to allow our employees based in described his initial impressions of Haiti: “The our offices and projects worldwide to contribute rubble is everywhere and you soon realise that to the redevelopment of Haiti. every pile was once someone’s home or Each Kentz office organised raising its own fund business, the local hospital or the to contribute to the overall Kentz Group Fund. neighbourhood school. As always in any Noel Kelly This was done through generous contributions disaster affected area, it’s the average man, from staff, clients, partners and suppliers, and also through many woman and child who pay the biggest price. To see the rows fundraising events organised around the world. In turn each Kentz and rows of tents or quickly erected wooden frames covered office matched all funds raised. with plastic soon made me realise this is their worst nightmare.” In early February 2010, Noel Kelly, Advisor to Kentz and former Mark in class with schoolchildren Director, travelled to Haiti with Denis O’Brien, Chairman of Digicel which is well established in the Caribbean. They spent a number of weeks there meeting different local officials and aid organisations. Following the earthquake, reports state that the Haiti capital, Port- au-Prince has lost 90% of its educational capacity, across primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. The capital had approximately 6,000 schools. This is a colossal loss, with hugely significant implications for the future education of a generation of children and young adults. In conjunction with Digicel Foundation, Kentz identified a very urgent and important project to help rebuild up to 50 transitional schools near Port-Au-Prince with the funds generated by Kentz. This project is part of the overall Ministry for Education Plan. These schools will be hurricane and earthquake resistant and built out of used containers. St Gerard’s after the quake Emergency homes for the homeless 17 The area around Port-au-Prince was very close to the epicentre so with a high roof to allow the air to flow around easily. The floor area many of the schools were destroyed. Digicel came up with a plan covers 50m2, which allows for 1m2 per child as required by the to build temporary classrooms so they could get the children back Ministry of Education. The classroom was fitted out with desks learning as quickly as possible. The children are afraid to be in and a blackboard. There are roughly 30 boys and girls seated in brick or concrete structures, in case another earthquake occurs. the classroom and they are all very comfortable with plenty of A clever idea has been developed using converted sea shipping space. The next stage is to build another four classrooms to the containers as classrooms, affording a quick, easy and safe same design on the surrounding site which will give the school solution to getting the children back to school. The structures are capacity for 250 pupils. not only very simple, they are also open, allowing for a quick Mark says, “Looking forward from Saint Gerard’s School, we escape if needs be. They are weather-proof, and most importantly have another 49 schools to get cleared of all the rubble, they are quick and easy to erect. surveyed and then the work can commence. It’s going to be The first school that was given a temporary classroom was École a mammoth task considering that we need to locate 900 san Gerard, which is situated next to Saint Gerard’s Church, close containers to complete the work but our friends at Digicel will to the Digicel office. The Ministry of Education came to inspect the be working furiously behind the scenes to secure them.” site and approved the first classrooms on 24th March 2010. The Mark would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff, prototype school was opened in March to the delight of local drivers and security guards at Digicel, the people from Kier students. The classroom was designed to make the best use of Construction who have supported him or have been involved in the shipping containers which form each side of it and are covered the construction of the first classroom. The management of Kentz would also like to thank everyone who has contributed to the Kentz Haiti Disaster Relief Fund. Every donation, no matter how big or small, helps. Mark Ford will be providing ongoing reports of the progress in Haiti in the next editions of Kentz Group News so stay tuned. Two schoolboys waiting for their school to be rebuilt Mark with kids and workers Local workers demolishing the remains of St Gerard’s School 18 GROUP kentz kicks off mba programme From 7th to 9th March 2010, four of Kentz’s key managers kicked benefit to the organisation’s performance. We are delighted to off their studies in Business School Netherlands’ (BSN) have BSN as our strategic training partner for this year’s International MBA Programme in Dubai, UAE. The event was MBA.” organised by the Kentz Group and led by its CEO, Dr. Hugh During the kick-off session, each MBA participant chose a live O’Donnell. To commence the half-day workshop, Dr. O’Donnell strategic project for Kentz, supported by a senior executive as their delivered a keynote speech on Kentz’s global strategy and how to corporate sponsor. Research themes addressed included: connect the strategy to learning. ❚ The development of service framework agreements Hugh O’Donnell says: “The biggest challenges right now for Kentz are overwhelmingly factors external to our business; ❚ The development of Kentz’s business in the Caribbean global economic turbulence, the oil price and a slow-down in activity in the sector. Fortunately our breadth of clients and ❚ The business plan for Australasia and South East Asia diversity of operations along with our financial strength ❚ A values-based approach to developing the healthcare market positions us strongly to ride out the current economic downturn and emerge stronger than ever.” Dr. O’Donnell The event received a very positive response from the MBA recognises that a well-prepared and well-trained management participants. The close connection between BSN MBA study and team is the key for Kentz to win in this economic downturn and their daily management responsibilities is the most cited value they grow the company to the next level. In 2010, he decided to have experienced from the study to date. introduce BSN’s MBA programme to Kentz as part of a systematic The close connection between the BSN MBA Programme and training plan for its key managers. daily management responsibility has been widely cited as the most A BSN Executive MBA alumnus himself, Hugh has the personal valuable experience by participants to date. experience of the power of the BSN Action Learning Approach. The next session will be in July 2010, when Kentz MBA students “What we are looking for is a training programme that can participate in BSN’s International MBA Conference in the bring actual improvements to managers’ daily work and a real Netherlands. MBA participants 2010 (L–R): Dave Lannon, TSS Business Unit Manager, Australia, Martin Bryne, Project Manager, Trinidad, Eric Sandelands, Course Tutor, Darren Ivers, TSS Manager, Saudi Arabia and Brendan Toomey, Project Manager, Qatar 19 SOUTH AFRICA chamdor training centre Following an idea that was initiated early in 2009, Kentz is pleased Workshop. Estee Prangley is unfortunately leaving Kentz soon to to report that the first group of trainee welders successfully started pursue other interests; however, she will be replaced by Tammy at the Chamdor Training Centre on 8th March 2010. Johnson as Training Administrator for the Training Centre. The objectives of the training centre are as follows: q Andre Roloff, Senior Project Manager, generously assisted in ensuring that q To supply skills into the industry to meet Kentz project the training programmes are requirements successful and suitable for our q To train specialist skills to support our business industry requirements. Andre took q To grow Kentz business through providing extra technical skills over the technical aspects, and to the industry in South Africa planned and strategised the training q Kentz to become a recognised accredited training provider workshop to ensure that Kentz will be able to facilitate all training and q Ensure a higher competency level of workers on site technical needs. q To reduce the risk of safety incidents and improve quality q Also involved were Johan Sack, of work Andrew Roloff Director, and Lawrence Esterhuizen of q To ensure that the facility will cater for trainees in specific fields EBS Training Academy (Pty) Ltd who are accredited by the of training including the following: Merseta to facilitate the training programmes. • Coded Welders • Boilermakers q Stoffel Hood, Welding Training Specialist, welded the • Pipe Fitters • Steel Erectors workbenches and training bays ensuring that the full set-up and • Terminating (Glanding) • Cable Racking/Installations standards were met prior to his first intake of welding trainees. • Instrument Pipe Fitting • Coding of Welders • Assessments/Competency Certificates Special thanks go to Hayley Barker, Estee Prangley, Andre Roloff, Johan Sack, Lawrence Esterhuizen and Stoffel Hood for their assistance and involvement: q Hayley Barker, Regional Human Resources Manager, Africa, together with Estee Prangley, Skills Development Facilitator, were instrumental in setting up the training facility at the Chamdor Fabrication Chamdor Trainees pictured with EBS Members and Hayley Barker, Regional Human Resources Manager, Africa Kentz Training Solutions – Medupi Together with EBS and Kentz Medupi Management, Hayley Barker set up a smaller version of the Chamdor facility on site for the contract specific training requirements of the Medupi Project. There is a fully equipped training workshop and lecture room. Kentz’s contractual obligation is to successfully qualify 75 individuals in a specific trade and/or occupation during the 4-year contract period. Currently there are 43 onsite trainees. Kanego Ramashiay (Boilermaker) – Medupi Trainees: assisting setting up in the Medupi Lenard Seleka, Robert Matsoma, Thomas Bopape, Daniel Makgae with Nick Smith (Training Specialist) training workshop 20 QATAR safety success on berth 6 On 2nd March 2010 Kentz was presented with a certificate for (L-R): Joe Pope, Fluor Project Director, Pete Peterson, Qatar Gas HSSE Lead, achieving 500,000 safe man-hours without a Lost Time Incident Pat Caughey, Fluor Site Manager, Muraleedharan Moothan, Kentz Safety Manager, Denis Crotty, Kentz Manager of Construction, Qatar, Cary Jackson, Fluor HSE on the Qatar Gas Common Lean LNG Loading Facilities (Berth 6) Manager, Desmond Ryan, Kentz Site Manager Project. Achieving this target has involved everybody participating in and giving their full support to the safety programmes. There has been constant training, safety walk-downs by management, good communication between management and the workforce, and team work with the owner company and other contractors to ensure all HSE requirements are fulfilled on a daily basis. Kentz commenced construction works on the project in June 2009. The project includes the electrical, instrumentation and telecommunications work on the new Phase 6, liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and loading facility in Ras Laffan Industrial City. The scope of Kentz’s work includes the supply of materials, erection, testing and pre-commissioning of the following systems: Telecommunications Electrical VHF and UHF radio, telephone, ship-to-shore hotline and CCTV. Power distribution, substation works, electrical integrated control system, lighting, earthing, UPS system and electrical heat tracing. Once installed and tested these will be integrated into existing systems in the operating area. Instrumentation Field instrumentation, instrument pipe and tubing, cabling, control Kentz would also like to take this opportunity to thank all parties in room equipment, analyser and sampling system, machine achieving this milestone. monitoring and the fire and gas systems. sidra safety On 12th of November 2009, the Kentz Voltas Consortium (KVC) Project in a consortium with Voltas who are one of the leading reached its safety milestone of one million man-hours without a TATA Group of companies in India. Lost Time Incident/Injury (LTI) for their work at the Sidra Medical KVC began work on this project in January 2009 with only a small Research Centre in Doha, Qatar. Kentz is working on the Sidra group of workers undertaking the mechanical, electrical and piping Sidra Project employees at 1 million man-hours celebrations works on the project. This number gradually increased in March 2009 when the first large group of workers was mobilised to site and by the beginning of November 520 workers were involved in the project. KVC currently has 750 project employees, including 16 safety officers, a safety engineer and an HSE supervisor and manager. The project has also successfully completed 1.7 million man-hours without a LTI. This is an excellent achievement on a project that is associated with various Life Critical Activities, such as working at height, falling objects, working in poor light and working in adverse conditions and high temperatures. Through training and effective communication, KVC has successfully achieved and maintained its goal, and will continue to strive for excellence to ensure it maintains the Kentz HSE vision. 21 QATAR haiti football game On 1st April 2010, the Doha Rugby Club kindly offered their facilities and grounds to the Qatar GAA Club to host a game of Gaelic Football against their local rivals, the Dubai Celts. The game was in aid of the Kentz Haiti Relief Fund, with all monies collected at the gate going toward the fund. The Rugby Club also kindly donated prizes for a raffle which was held to raise extra money. The event managed to raise QAR10,000 for the fund which was matched by the Kentz Qatar office, bringing the total to QAR20,000. On the day, the crowd was treated to a cracker game, with the Kentz-sponsored Oryx na (L-R): Howard Bevan, Chairman of Doha Rugby Club, Dr. Noel Kelly, Advisor to Kentz, hEireann making a great comeback in the second Dave Kane, Captain of Doha Rugby Club and Alan McFadden, Business Development Manager, Qatar and Chairman Qatar GAA half to win the game in the last minute. Thanks go to the Doha Rugby Club, Dubai Celts and Oryx na On Wednesday 14th of April, Dr. Noel Kelly, Advisor to Kentz, hEireann for making the event possible. visited the Doha Rugby Club to receive the cheque and to thank them for their support of the Kentz Haiti Relief Fund. AUSTRALIA world’s greatest shave Kentz in Australia recently supported Sumalee Duagchan, a Hilton’s Honours Manager in Perth, who took part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s “World’s Greatest Shave” on 11th March 2010. Sumalee is well known to Kentz’s frequent travellers and always goes the extra mile in providing a professional service. The charity is one of Australia’s biggest fundraising events and one which the Sumalee gets her head Kentz Perth team is proud and passionate shaved to be a part of. Money raised is used by the Leukaemia Foundation to fund free services to support patients and families living with Brian Kelly, Country Manager, leukaemia, lymphomas, myeloma and Australia, presents Sumalee Duagchan with a cheque for related blood disorders. It also funds AUD$1000 blood cancer research to find better treatments and cures. • On site at Project Pluto B, Jarred Green, an Electrician from Over a period of six weeks money was collected in many the Substation 3 crew, raised AUD $925.00 by shaving his fundraising efforts including the following: head. • After-work socials In addition to this, on the big day, Brian Kelly, Country Manager, • A number of staff at Kentz’s Henderson office washed fellow Australia, presented a cheque for AUD$1000.00 to Sumalee in colleagues’ vehicles to raise funds support of her courageous dedication to this worthy cause. 22 QATAR seeing is people on the mo There have been a number of personnel additions and believing Australia Joe Walsh Joe recently joined the Bob Greaney Gorgon T&E Project as Bob was recently Procurement Manager, On 2nd March 2010, Kentz sponsored a hole at the ladies appointed Senior having transferred from Project Director for the Kentz Saudi Arabia, charity golf day, hosted by Standard Chartered bank in aid of where he spent the Gorgon the charity “Seeing is Believing”. Telecommunications previous two years on and Electronic (T&E) Sipchem and Sharq projects in Jubail. Systems Contract with Joe originally joined Kentz in 1979 and The golf day was held at the Doha Golf Club and over 64 over the years has worked for the Chevron, based in Perth Australia. Bob ladies participated. A prize-giving lunch was held afterwards has 30 years experience in industrial Group in procurement roles in Ireland, projects spanning the oil, gas, Southern Africa, Malaysia, Australia and and over 150 people attended. Raffle tickets for donated petrochemical and pharmaceutical the Middle East. He completed an MBA sectors. After 10 years with an EPC from the University of Limerick in 2006. prizes were also sold. All money raised was given to the major in Holland, Japan and Australia, charity, with Standard Chartered Bank matching Riyal for Bob joined Kentz in 1991 and has Chris Atkins helped to develop Kentz’s EPC Chris joined Kentz E&C Riyal. capabilities across all engineering as the Proposals disciplines and business sectors. His Manager for Australia “Seeing is Believing” provides funds for projects which give roles to date in Kentz have included in January 2010 and Engineering Manager, Project Manager, will be working out of access to eye care for under-privileged people to improve Subsidiary General Manager and the Perth office. He Regional EPC Manager. comes to Kentz from their health, economic prospects and enhance their quality of Bechtel where he has held various life. Brian Ross positions of increasing responsibility in Brian joined Kentz E&C the engineering and construction in January 2010 as functions both in the United States and Restoring sight is one of the cost effective ways to make a Electrical Supervisor for Australia for the past 14 years. His really tangible difference to the lives of people in need. Every T&E Systems for the experience covers multi-discipline Gorgon LNG site, projects in the oil, chemicals, five seconds someone goes blind and every minute a child Henderson Facility. He telecommunications and minerals has completed high processing sectors of the EPC industry. goes blind. Just US$30 pays for a simple eye operation that level commercial development projects Chris holds a Bachelor of Science within Western Australia before joining degree in Electrical Engineering from can cure blindness from cataracts, the world's leading cause the University of Tennessee and is a Kentz. He has an electrical and of avoidable blindness. communications engineering trade Registered Professional Engineer in the background and is currently United States as well as a member of undertaking studies with the Australian Engineers Australia. Kentz is delighted to have been a part of this very successful Institute of Management for the day where a total amount of US$34,000 was raised. This Diploma of Project Management. Conroy Whitebrook Conroy was the first amount will be matched by Standard Chartered Bank, Raje Lamapguid Telecommunications Raje joined Kentz in Engineer to start at enabling more people to gain their sight back. Kentz on the newly October 2009 as a Telecommunications awarded Gorgon Engineer working on Project in Perth, the Gorgon LNG Australia, in September Lady tees off from Kentz-sponsored hole Project. He has worked 2009. He has worked in the as an Air Navigation information, telecommunications and Systems Engineer at Civil Aviation communications areas for over 25 Authority of the Philippines for 4 years years, performing various roles such as and worked in Singapore as an ICT Consultancy, Project and Contract Engineer at Transtel Engineering Pty Management and Lead Engineering in Ltd, before being transferred to mining, oil and gas, corporate and Australia. Raje completed a Bachelor of government sectors. Prior to joining Science degree in Electronics and Kentz, Conroy was the Lead Communications Engineering at Mapua Telecommunications Engineer on BHP Institute of Technology and took his Billiton Iron Ore RGP5 Project at KBR. Master of Engineering degree at De La Salle University in the Philippines. John Cummins John joined Kentz Pty Andrew Cox as Finance Manager in Andrew joined the February 2010. He Gorgon T&E Project as brings to the Company a Communication over 30 years Engineer in October experience working as 2009. Over the past an Accountant. This four years, he has experience has been gained in a worked on number of industries and more recently communications and renewable energy he was Asia Pacific Finance Director for projects. In both disciplines he was a UK-based company that is a leading involved in design, installation and manufacturer and supplier of commissioning on a number of different instrumentation and controls projects throughout Australia. He equipment. John was admitted to graduated from Massey University, fellowship of the Association of Wellington, in 2002 as a Chartered Certified Accountants in Telecommunications Engineer and 1993 and has a Bachelor of Commerce recently completed training to become (Accounting) degree from Curtin a certified Sustainable Energy Engineer University in Western Australia. mid-2009. 23 GROUP ve changes within the Kentz Group. Henry Diligencia Conrad Drake South Africa Pierre van der Henry recently joined Conrad was recently Heever the team in Australia appointed Engineering Fabian Jordaan Pierre joined Kentz as working on the Kentz Manager for the Fabian was recently Project HR/IR Manager Gorgon T&E System Gorgon T&E Project in appointed Senior on a contractor basis Project as the Project Perth. He brings a Project Manager for the Moatize Project QA/QC Manager. He range of experience of Electrical & in Mozambique. He joined Kentz in Saudi systems development Instrumentation within has vast experience in Arabia in 1992 as an E/I QC Inspector and deployment in a variety of fields the Metal and Mining HR and Industrial Relations, working as for Petrokemya Olefins Plant Project from consumer electronics to combat division of Kentz a Senior HR Practitioner on the mines and was later assigned to various systems. His most recent role prior to Southern Africa. He joined Kentz in and as General Manager in recruitment quality oriented projects which included joining Kentz was in real time statistical September 1996 after working for for major projects. Pierre holds a Saudi Aramco, Saudi Consolidated process control of materials processing Eskom in both their engineering and BComm Pers. Degree and has Electric Company and Saudi Chevron plants. maintenance departments. Fabian undertaken various courses in HR PY-GAS Project. He was later started out in QA/QC on African management, labour law, industrial promoted to QA/QC Manager on Phil Apenis projects. However his career with Kentz relations and auditing. various projects in Saudi Arabia. Since Phil Apenis joined spans over various roles on projects in 2002, Henry has worked for Kentz on Kentz as a Botswana, Mozambique and Saudi Frank Grainger projects in Jordan, China and Qatar. Telecommunications Arabia. He recently returned from Saudi Frank has 32 years Designer in October Arabia to take up his new position on experience in the Gail Martin 2009 working on the the Ilmenite Mining Project in construction industry Gail joined Kentz in Gorgon T&E Project. Madagascar. Fabian holds a National and has joined Kentz September 2009 as Phil worked for KJVG Higher Diploma in Electrical on the Medupi Project. PA/Projects in a similar role and prior to this was Engineering. He has worked mainly Administrator to Bob involved with the Perth-to-Mandurah in England and has Greaney on the railway project for 4 years, working as a Tom Leacy recently returned from Saint Gorgon T&E Project. CADD designer for NMR/PTA. Tom is working with Petersburg, Russia, where he was team Prior to joining Kentz Kentz as Senior Project leader planning the installation of a 400 Gail worked in the mining industry for Angela O’Sullivan Manager currently metre office building. This Project will over 29 years and brings a multitude of Angela is the new assigned to Medupi as be a ground-breaking structure pushing experience from working with some of Finance Manager for Site Manager. Prior to the boundaries of design and the largest companies. Some roles Gail Kentz E&C, based in this Tom worked on the challenging man’s ability to build in has held in the past range from being a Brisbane, Australia. design, construction some of the toughest weather Laboratory Manager in the early days to She is a member of and commissioning of the Lansdowne conditions in the world. being one of the first female Mill and ACCA (UK) and has a Road Stadium in Dublin, the CIP Operators in W.A. Gail also has Master of Commerce construction and commissioning of a Michael O’Brien worked for Rio Tinto as an from the University of the number of large pharmaceutical and bio Michael O’Brien, a Administration Officer and also gained Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Born production plants in Ireland, the Project Manager, joined valuable experience whilst working for in Dublin, Angela has gained a wealth commissioning of Chek Lap Kok Airport Kentz in January 2010 CP Mining. of experience working in different in Hong Kong, and the construction to oversee the industries in the UK, South Africa, and commissioning of a number of a Condensate Ducting Michael O’Halloran Solomon Islands and Australia. Since power plants worldwide. Fabrication Michael recently joined emigrating to Australia, Angela worked Contractors, Structural Kentz as the Senior for Formula Interiors, a small Brisbane- Riaan van Steel Fabricators and Small Bore Piping Contracts based interior fit-out company and Schalkwyk Fabricators for the Medupi Power Administrator on the Thiess. Riaan recently joined Station Project. Based at the Kentz Gorgon LNG T&E Kentz as Site Midrand office, Michael is responsible Project. He previously Thomas Contreras Construction Manager for the project management of the worked for John Thom joined Kentz in on the Medupi project. above disciplines. Michael holds an Holland Pty where he was the Senior September 2009 as He has 26 years Honours Degree in Construction Contracts Administrator on Australian the Project Planner for experience in the Management with 20 years schools stimulus project. Michael the Gorgon Project construction industry. Riaan has construction experience. previously worked as a Project Quantity and is based in the previously worked in Zambia and India Surveyor for Ireland’s largest general Perth office. He has on shutdowns. He has completed Stephanie Samuel contracting company John Sisk and previously worked on courses in management, costing and Stephanie recently Son Ltd where, from 2004 to 2009, he various iron ore and nickel projects planning. joined Kentz as a specialised in their pharmaceutical across Western Australia with a Document Controller division. He has a BSc Hons Degree in substantial amount of time spent based Jacek Wilczynski and QA Assistant to Construction Economics and on site, in Kalgoorlie and across the Jacek has worked in Elvis Pillay, IMS Management and is currently studying Pilbara. Thom has a Bachelor of the construction Manager for to become a Chartered Surveyor with Commerce degree from Curtin industry for over 30 Construction Business the Royal Institute of Chartered University. years as a Project Unit. Previously she worked as a Surveyors (RICS). Manager. Presently, Personal Assistant for two years at Avril Prout he’s at Medupi and Habitat Magazine; thereafter promoted Robert Perroni Avril was recently responsible for the to Office Manager for three years. Robert joined Kentz in appointed HR/ fabrication and installation of ESD Stephanie moved into an IT recruitment January 2010 as an Recruitment Advisor in Ducting, SDD Ducting and small bore agency towards the end of 2008 as a IT/Telecom Support Perth, Australia, piping. Client Administrator and Researcher. Engineer based at the reporting to Murray Henderson T&E Rose, Senior HR Charles de Lange Johann Viljoen Gorgon Facility in Advisor. Avril is now Charles has 20 years Johann joined Kentz in Perth. Before joining responsible for staff/specialist experience in QA/QC January 2010 as a Kentz, Robert had worked in the IT recruitment. She is also the on petrochemical, Project Manager industry for the previous 7 years and administrator for Profiler and conducts pressure vessels, Metals & Mining on the worked in the IT Network and Taleo training. Avril originally joined piping, steam Jwaneng Cut 8 Infrastructure Team for a Kentz Clonmel in April 2008 as a generation, fabrication Implementation Project multidisciplinary engineering company Recruitment Administrator. She is a and construction. He in Botswana. Johann within Perth. He brings with him the graduate of Waterford Institute of is currently working as Project QA/QC was with his previous employer for 16 dynamic technical and operational skills Technology with a Bachelor of Business Manager on the Medupi site. years and comes to us with vast necessary for the role and looks specialising in HR. Avril has previous construction experience. forward to developing and experience in Recruitment/HR roles implementing new solutions for IT within both in the engineering and the Organisation. construction industry. continued on page 24 24 GROUP people on the move (continued from page 23) Felicia Wassmann Corne Marinus Johan Cloete Stephen Curtin Felicia joined Kentz in Corne joined Kentz in Johan Cloete joined Stephen Curtin joined 2007 on the March 2010 on the Kentz in April 2010 as Kentz in February Madagascar Project Jwaneng Project, as a a Junior Electrical 2010 as the Business as an HR Officer. Site Engineer and Engineer. He studied Development Prior to joining Kentz Junior Planner. He Electrical and Executive for Saudi she worked in Cape graduated from the Electronic Engineering Arabia. His previously Town for three years University of at the University of worked in banking in as a Management Assistant and Johannesburg as a Mechanical Johannesburg and has also completed Ireland and Australia before managing worked in Germany during the Engineer (B.Eng Mech) in 2009 and his N6 in Electrical Engineering. Brunel, an engineering recruitment nineties. She has now been previously worked for Erasmus and During his studies he worked at the company in Dublin. Stephen has a transferred to head up Human Venter Engineering Consultants (EVEC) University’s Faculty of Engineering and Commerce Degree and an MBS in Resources in Botswana on the as a Project Engineer and Production part-time at Santam Insurance Corporate Strategy from NUI Galway Jwaneng Mine as a Senior HR Officer. Planner. Company. He is currently based at Ireland. Felicia holds a Management Certificate Kentz Midrand Head Office. from Germany and is fluent in four Colin Crowley Ireland languages. Colin recently rejoined Jose Ribeiro Kentz in South Africa Jose Ribeiro joined Bernie Horan Denize Duminy as Project Manager. Kentz Integrated Bernie recently took Denize joined Kentz in He first joined Kentz in Solutions in May 2010 up the role of South Africa in July 1991 and over an 8- as an IT Manager. Recruitment 2009 as IMS Assistant year period he Jose formerly worked Administrator based in to Les Harper, contributed to the at the Vaal University the Clonmel office. Regional IMS success of many different projects in of Technology as the Bernie began working Manager, and has a South Africa and Botswana. He held Network Manager for 17 years and for the Kentz Group in Diploma in Computer various positions in the Group over the was responsible for desktop and 2003 as Senior PA for the CSPC Literacy. Denize recently transferred years including Procurement Manager, network support for a large academic Nanhai Project based in the Clonmel to the Procurement Department as Senior Planner and Project Controls institution. Jose has a BTech Degree office. In 2004 she joined the HR PA/Procurement Assistant. Manager. He left Kentz ten years ago in Information Technology (IT), and is team assisting with recruitment and to pursue other career opportunities, currently studying for his Magister training. In 2008 Bernie took some Barnard van during this time he completed an Technologiae in IT. time out after the birth of her second Loggernberg honours degree in Construction child and returned to Kentz in January Barnard recently Management and Engineering, and Ruh Buhrmann 2010. joined Kentz later an MBA at University College Ruh Buhrmann was Integrated Solutions Cork, Ireland. recently appointed Noel Prendergast as a Senior Project Electrical Supervisor Noel has recently Manager. He started Andre Roloff for the Gautrain joined the Kentz his career with Anglo Andre has been with Project. Ruh has Group as MIS Support American Goldmines in 1980. Barnard Kentz in South Africa numerous years Assistant, based in worked as Engineering Manager in since 1995. He experience in the the Clonmel office. operations for EPC and EPCM started with Technical electrical industry and international Within his role Noel companies and later as Project Support Services as a working experience in the construction will be assisting the Manager in Minerals Processing and contractor Trainee sector. Ruh formerly worked for Megus Group MIS Manager, Paul O Brien in Mining. He is a certified Project Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Services and MPISI Electrical providing IT support and assistance on Management Professional and holds progressing to Field Engineer, Project Services as a senior electrician and MIS projects. Noel has a background Government Certificates (GCC Mines) Engineer, Site Manager and supervisor. He is a certified electrician in Finance and IT and holds a Diploma in both mechanical and electrical Construction Manager, and has now with a wireman’s license and also in Business Studies from Tipperary engineering as well as a BComm joined Kentz on a permanent basis as holds a National Diploma in Institute, Ireland. degree in Business Management. a Senior Project Manager with the Agriculture. Construction Team. He holds a Gwen Gannon Dietrich Wellmann National Diploma with distinctions in Middle East Gwen was recently Dietrich recently joined Mechanical Engineering appointed Corporate the Midrand Office in Keshav Kumar HR Manager based in the position of JP Duminy Keshav was recently Clonmel. She joined Marketing Assistant. Jean Pierre joined transferred from Saudi the Kentz Corporate His primary role will be Kentz in February Arabia to Qatar to HR team in February to assist Pat Cass in 2010 as a Junior take up the role of 2008. Gwen has over the marketing Project Planner on the Country Procurement ten years experience in the Corporate department. Dietrich is a graduate of Moatize Coal Project Manager. He HR field including several years the University of Pretoria and holds a in Mozambique. He completed a Bachelor experience with two ‘Fortune 500’ BComm degree in Business will complete his NQF of Engineering (Mechanical) in 1991 pharmaceutical corporations. Gwen Management, majoring in Business level 4 – Supervision of Construction from Manipal Institute of Technology, specialises in developing and and Marketing Management. Processes (internationally recognised) India. Before joining Kentz in May integrating sustainable HR strategies, in October 2010. Prior to joining Kentz, 1996, he worked in power, cement policies, procedures and best Harry Smith JP worked for Stefanutti and Stocks and EPC companies in India. He has practices in line with industry leaders Harry joined Kentz in Civils as a Foreman and Toolkit worked on various construction and and the core organisational activities South Africa in March Controller and for Dewrick Plumbers EPC projects for Kentz in Jubail, and values in order to promote and 2010 as a Senior and Building Contractors for five years. Riyadh, and Yanbu in procurement achieve organisational success. Project Planner for the functions prior to taking up the Debswana Cut 8 David Roche position as Country Procurement Project in Jwaneng, David joined Kentz in Manager for Saudi Arabia in 2006. He Designed and Produced by ABDA • www.abda.co.uk Botswana. He has March 2010 as a has completed a Masters in Business worked for Kentz on previous Quantity Surveyor on Administration from University of occasions, in Trinidad and Tobago and the Medupi Project Liverpool, UK, in 2009. in Ireland as a Project Planner. Prior to and is based in joining Kentz, he was a Project Midrand Office. Manager at Cosira. Harry has 17 years He is a graduate of experience in the project planning and Limerick Institute of Technology. project management environment, He previously worked in the Property covering all disciplines. He has a industry in Ireland prior to joining post-graduate certificate in Project Kentz. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Management, and is also a qualified Property Valuation and Management, a Instrument Technician. BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and a Diploma in Project Management.
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