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TECHNICA INSTALLS FIRST WIND TURBINE AT GRIMSBY HEADQUARTERS 150 150 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA INSTALLS FIRST WIND TURBINE AT GRIMSBY HEADQUARTERS

Technica is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the installation of the first vertical axis wind turbine of its type in the UK.  Working with installation partners Abacus Lighting (www.abacuslighting.com) the installation has brought an end to the first phase of this exciting new development project.

The EOW-200 turbine was purchased from our Florida based turbine partner Be-Wind (www.be-wind.com) and following receipt of planning permission from North East Lincolnshire Council, the installation will serve multiple purposes as Technica look to increase their green credentials.

Firstly, following the signing of a distribution agreement with Be-Wind, the turbine was used as a technology demonstrator for potential customers and other parties interested in renewable energy within the UK.  Secondly, Technica aim to undertake further research and development regarding how the power generated from the turbine can be harnessed in the most efficient way, now with the benefit of real life data and finally, the turbine will be connected to an existing array of solar panels installed at Technica ensuring that the power generated by the turbine will further reduce Technica’s carbon foot-print and demonstrating the utility of combined wind / solar production.

Managing Director of Technica, Richard Law commented “I am delighted that we have finally been able to install the turbine at our Headquarters in Grimsby which is rapidly becoming the wind capital of the UK and we look forward to being able to undertake further research into this novel technology”.  Richard continued “As the UK looks to de-carbonise, we believe that the ability to combine technologies such as this turbine, into local micro-grid energy solutions can make a significant contribution to the UK energy needs”.

Technica has already been working with Chris Bingham, Professor of Energy Conversion at the University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) and will continue to explore opportunities for the use of this technology within the residential and small-scale industrial sectors.

The novel design of the turbine means that it has a much wider generating window than traditional turbines and the small footprint and lightweight structure makes the turbine ideal for installation in either an urban environment or on top of high-rise buildings or masts.

Technica wishes to extend thanks to Abacus for their support during the installation and to our neighbours at Great Coates Motors (www.greatcoatesmotors.com ) for allowing us to access their land during the installation.  We would like to add further recognition to Gina Waterhouse and Humber and Lincolnshire LEP for their assistance.

TECHNICA CHOSEN TO UNDERTAKE NEXT PHASE OF GAS COMPRESSOR STATION UPGRADE PROJECT FOR NATIONAL GRID 150 150 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA CHOSEN TO UNDERTAKE NEXT PHASE OF GAS COMPRESSOR STATION UPGRADE PROJECT FOR NATIONAL GRID

Grimsby based Engineering Solutions Provider, Technica were celebrating a further contract win from the UK natural gas transmission operator National Grid.

The project, at Aberdeen Compressor Station was awarded as an ‘opt-in’ clause to a previous contract, awarded to Technica in April 2020, and follows the successful delivery of a site wide conceptual design for the upgrade of this essential compressor station throughout 2020 and early 2021.

The latest phase requires Technica to provide detailed design, supply, installation and commissioning works for Compressor Control and Protection Systems, Fire and Gas, SCADA, UPS, Telemetry and integration into existing Metering, Gas Quality and Motor Control Centres  across all three compressors and the station systems.  Delivery of the project commenced back in May and sees Technica managing turbine control system specialists Holland Controls B.V. (www.holland-controls.com), World class power solutions provider Benning (www.benning.de) as well as other instrumentation partners throughout 2021 and 2022.

The delivery of the project is being overseen by Projects Director, Andy Smith who commented “This contract award concluded a detailed contractual negotiation period and followed the successful delivery of the site-wide conceptual design which we completed earlier this year”.  He continued “To be selected to the deliver the next phase of work is fantastic news and allows us to demonstrate our significant experience in delivering EPC projects such as this”.

Managing Director, Richard Law stated “This order represents a significant step forward for our business and further cements our reputation as an organisation who can be trusted to deliver complex projects such as this”.

Chairman of Technica, John Davison said “The successful delivery of this project will be transformational for our business and I am delighted for our employees and specifically the team of people who have worked hard to secure this order”.  He concluded by stating that “We recognise the significant amount of trust National Grid has placed in us and we look forward to successfully delivering on our pledge to deliver excellence”.

The project will deliver significant revenue over the next two years into this growing business.

National Grid (www.nationalgrid.com) own and operate the gas National Transmission System (NTS) in Great Britain, with day-to-day responsibility for balancing supply and demand. Their network comprises approximately 7,630 kilometres (4,740 miles) of high-pressure pipe, 23 compressor stations and 618 above-ground installations.

For over 15 years, Technica (www.technicaltd.com) has developed the capability to design and deliver complex Electrical, Control, Instrumentation, Mechanical and Process engineering solutions.  They specialise in Fiscal and Non-Fiscal metering, RTU, Fire and Gas, SCADA and industrial automation and control, Local Gas Treatment and the provision of site installation and maintenance.

They are also able to provide EPC, EPCM and consultancy services to clients and have extensive experience in the successful delivery of CDM projects as both Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.

Formed in 1938, German based power solutions provider Benning (www.benning.de) has grown to become one of the largest privately owned providers of AC/DC power supplies, UPS systems, rectifiers, inverters and battery systems serving the power generation / distribution, oil, gas, petrochemical, infrastructure and transportation, manufacturing, production, telecommunications and IT / Data processing sectors.

Holland Controls (www.holland-controls.com) are an independent specialist in turbine control systems with their core business being based on delivering optimum control system solutions for existing gas turbines, reciprocating engines and related equipment.

 

TECHNICA METERING EXPERTISE RECOGNISED BY JOINT OFFICE OF GAS TRANSPORTERS 150 150 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA METERING EXPERTISE RECOGNISED BY JOINT OFFICE OF GAS TRANSPORTERS

Technica Service Manager Marc Baynham has been approved as an independent technical expert by the Joint Office of Gas Transporters.  This formal recognition came into effect on 1 October 2021 and will run for a period of 12 months and recognises his competency to undertake independent audits and maintenance inspections on a range of flow meters and chromatographs.

Commenting on the approval, Marc stated “I am really pleased that my knowledge and experience has been formally recognised by the Joint Office and that this will allow me to expand the capabilities of our Service Department at Technica”.

Managing Director of Technica, Richard Law commented “This approval is a reflection of the expertise Marc has within this field and the calibre of the individual”.  He continued “The inclusion of Marc will allow us to continue to diversify our metering services through the addition of audits and maintenance verifications to new clients as well as consolidating our position with existing clients”

Launching their service department earlier this year, Technica has already secured contracts for the provision of annual metering maintenance services for Centrica and Gassco as well as undertaking recent audits and metering validation for an independent energy client.

Alongside this capability to undertake maintenance and verification works in relation to fiscal metering and analysis systems, Technica has the capability to design, fabricate, install and commission a large range of metering skids ranging in size from 2” up to 48” in diameter as well as the design and build of flow computer racks and analysis systems.

Formed in 2003, Technica (www.technicaltd.com) has developed a reputation for the successful delivery of complex electrical, control, instrumentation, mechanical and process engineering solutions.  Having the ability to produce in-house multi-disciplinary designs and then deliver these as  turn-key projects has allowed Technica to gain expertise in electro-mechanical, instrumentation and automation projects for the international energy, green energy, petrochemical, industrial, maritime and infrastructure sectors.

They are also able to provide EPC, EPCM and consultancy services to clients and have extensive experience in the successful delivery of CDM projects as both Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.

The Joint Office of Gas Transporters (www.gasgovernance.co.uk) are responsible for efficiently administering the governance of the process for modifying the commercial regime which underpins the GB gas industry.  They achieve this by publishing industry information and by hosting industry meetings.

VACANCY: Project Manager 150 150 Technica Ltd

VACANCY: Project Manager

VACANCY: Project Manager

Job Title: Project Manager – E&I

Location: This role can be based in either our Grimsby or Congleton Offices depending upon your preference. For the right candidate, we will consider offering a hybrid working arrangement which can be home based and travelling to our offices for meetings.

Salary: Please refer to the package details lower down.  Note that this role can either be hourly paid or salaried depending upon the candidates experience.

Term: Full time permanent employee

An exciting and new opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager to join our successful design and management team. In return you will receive an excellent hourly paid salary based on experience and qualifications and a benefits package which includes stakeholder pension and 25 days holiday.

Technica are a multi-disciplined design, management and construction company who specialise in providing turnkey projects to the national and international energy sector.

As a Project Manager you report to a Director and will take full technical and commercial responsibility for the provision of safe, high-quality design and construction services and ensure successful project completion both technically and commercially.

You will manage national and international contracts of various sizes, complexity and durations for clients in the gas, chemical, renewable and automation industries.  Projects will range from concept through to design, installation, commissioning and final handover to the client.

Supported by an experienced and professional team of people, you will manage multidiscipline (Electrical, Instrumentation, Civil, Mechanical) design and installation personnel including our own internal staff and supply chain partners.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership.  Demonstrate the company values and standards at all times.
  • Plan and organise your workforce to meet deadlines and quality standards.
  • To ensure each project plan, listing key milestones, is prepared and maintained and shared with all interested parties.
  • Manage resource capacity planning.
  • Prepare and issue regular project progress reports to your clients.
  • Ensure all internal project kick off, progress and lessons learnt meetings are complete and recorded with clear actions and deadlines
  • Hold regular client progress meetings.
  • Monitor progress and report against schedule and manage the achievement of deadline/commercial targets.
  • Project risk management, responsible for delivering mitigation strategies
  • Hand over all relevant technical detail to team members and explain specific project requirements and deadlines.
  • Maintain accurate cash flow forecasts and project cost to complete
  • Receive enquiries, respond and liaise with client regarding intention to bid, site surveys and ensure quotations are compiled and issued.
  • Conduct and document regular technical, commercial and informative team briefings.
  • Recognise achievement and motivate team members.
  • Conduct regular performance reviews and appraisals.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

Qualifications:

  • Higher Education qualifications in Electrical/Instrumentation Engineering discipline

Experience:

  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills.
  • Strong prioritisation and time management skills
  • Project management (2 years)
  • Electrical and Instrumentation background

Package:

  • Salary range: £55,000 to £70,000
  • Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday
  • Health care
  • Flexible home working

If you’re interested in being part of a professional team responsible for developing projects from concept to commissioning, please submit your CV to recruitment@technicaltd.com in the first instance.

 

 

VACANCY: PANEL WIRER 150 150 Technica Ltd

VACANCY: PANEL WIRER

Job Title: Panel Wirer

Location: At our Grimsby Head Office with occasional visits to our client sites throughout the UK

Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience.

Term: Full time permanent employee.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Panel Wirers to join our production department. In return you will receive an excellent salary based on experience and qualifications and a benefits package which includes company pension and 25 days holiday.

Technica are a multi-disciplined design, management and construction company who specialise in providing turnkey projects to the national and international energy sector.

As a panel wirer you will be key to the successful assembly and construction of our engineering solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assemble panels to a set of schematics and layout drawings
  • Fit, wire, build and assemble control panels to the highest standards
  • Work with other installation technicians to integrate / install the panels into a wider solution such as a control room or other major assembly
  • Marking up / correcting design drawings with ‘as built’ corrections
  • Prepare for and participate in factory acceptance tests with our engineering department
  • Work to client, national and international standards and regulations
  • Adhere to company quality and standards
  • Carry out work in a safe and effective manner
  • Attend training, develop and maintain skills

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:

Experience:

  • Ideally apprentice trained with 5+ years of experience
  • Excellent competence with hand tools and an impeccable eye for detail
  • Ability to work safely and in accordance with our workshop rules

If you’re interested in being part of a professional team responsible for producing quality solutions for our clients, please submit your CV to recruitment@technicaltd.com in the first instance.

VACANCY: METERING TECHNICIAN 150 150 Technica Ltd

VACANCY: METERING TECHNICIAN

Job Title: Metering Technician.

Location: At our clients facility, a Gas Terminal on the East Yorkshire Coast.

Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience.

Term: Full time permanent employee.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Metering Technician to join our newly established service department. In return you will receive an excellent salary based on experience and qualifications and a benefits package which includes stakeholder pension and 25 days holiday.

Technica are a multi-disciplined design, management and construction company who specialise in providing turnkey projects to the national and international energy sector. Technica have recently established a service department to manage a Metering Contract on behalf of our client.

As a Metering Technician, you will provide maintenance and operational expertise to our client in the day to day management of their allocation and fiscal metering equipment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the compliance and continual operation of all fiscal, allocation and environmental measurement, sampling and analysis systems with legal and/or contractual implications.
  • Perform daily checks of all measurement systems and have the capability to analyse and act on active alarms and events.
  • Ensure that all measurement and test equipment is in good working order, certified for use and fit for purpose, free from defects.
  • Perform routine planned and corrective maintenance on Fiscal, Allocation & environmental measurement, sampling and analyser systems.
  • Handling and preparation of any key meters, analytical equipment and secondary instrumentation for recertification or verification at certified calibration facilities.
  • Provide measurement, sampling and analytical technical support to the operations team.
  • Handling and preparation of any key meters, analytical equipment and secondary instrumentation for recertification or verification at certified calibration facilities.
  • Report and provide data to the measurement engineer for any mismeasurements, which have occurred and require reported data to be corrected.
  • Maintaining measurement system maintenance and operational documentation to allow the operator to demonstrate to auditors and third party verifiers that the assets measurement systems are being operated and maintained to the required legal and contractual standards.
  • Accompany any third party vendor when providing support to work relating to and measurement, sampling or analytical system.
  • Preparation of work permits, risk assessments and Isolations in the integrated safe system of work.
  • Work to client, national and international standards and regulations
  • Adhere to company quality and standards
  • Carry out work in a safe and effective manner
  • Attend training, develop and maintain skills

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:

Qualifications:

  • HNC instrumentation or equivalent (minimum)
  • Metering SVQ desired.
  • Compex, SBT-01 and MJI-10 desired.

Experience:

  • Ideally apprentice trained / instrumentation technician background
  • Experience of working on a Tier 1 COMAH site desirable
  • Gas Metering experience desirable

If you’re interested in being part of a professional team responsible for managing a clients Fiscal metering system please submit your CV to recruitment@technicaltd.com in the first instance.

TECHNICA AWARDED FURTHER SERVICE CONTRACT 150 150 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA AWARDED FURTHER SERVICE CONTRACT

Less that one month after announcing the creation of a Service Department and the award of their first service contract, Technica are delighted to have signed a subsequent contract with Norwegian energy giants Gassco.

From 1 August 2021, Technica will provide metering services for the fiscal measurement and associated instrumentation at the Gassco Langeled receiving terminal at Easington.  The contract runs for an initial one year period and will be delivered by a Senior Member of the newly created Service Department.

Speaking of this second contract win, Managing Director of Technica, Richard Law commented “The addition of this capability to Technica is already starting to receive interest from a number of sources and we are very grateful to Gassco for this contract award”.

Service Department Manager, Marc Baynham said “I am delighted that Gassco have chosen Technica to provide this service and we look forward to providing them with an excellent service”.  He continued “This contract win is further evidence of our expertise in complex instrumentation and fiscal metering both locally and UK wide”.

Alongside this capability to undertake maintenance and verification works in relation to fiscal metering and analysis systems, Technica has the capability to design, fabricate, install and commission a large range of metering skids ranging in size from 2” up to 48” in diameter as well as the design and build of flow computer racks and analysis systems.

Formed in 2003, Technica (www.technicaltd.com) has developed a reputation for the successful delivery of complex electrical, control, instrumentation, mechanical and process engineering solutions.  Having the ability to produce in-house multi-disciplinary designs and then deliver these as  turn-key projects has allowed Technica to gain expertise in electro-mechanical, instrumentation and automation projects for the international energy, green energy, petrochemical, industrial, maritime and infrastructure sectors.

They are also able to provide EPC, EPCM and consultancy services to clients and have extensive experience in the successful delivery of CDM projects as both Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.

Gassco (www.gassco.no) are a Norwegian based operator of gas processing plants, platforms and terminals and is responsible for transporting Norwegian gas to continental Europe and the UK through a 8300km network of pipelines.  Within the UK, they operate receiving terminals at Easington in East Yorkshire and St Fergus in Scotland.

TECHNICA WIN CONTRACT TO SUPPORT CENTRICA AT EASINGTON TERMINAL 150 150 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA WIN CONTRACT TO SUPPORT CENTRICA AT EASINGTON TERMINAL

Having announced a restructuring of their leadership team in early June, Technica have wasted no time in securing a contract win for the provision of service and maintenance support.

From 1 July 2021, Technica will provide all maintenance services for the fiscal metering and instrumentation on behalf of Centrica at Easington Terminal.  The contract was awarded following a competitive process and will last for an initial two-year period.  It has created three additional roles within the rapidly growing business and will see two of these roles permanently based at the East Riding of Yorkshire site.

Speaking of the contract win, the new Managing Director of Technica, Richard Law said “This represents our first significant service and maintenance contract win as a business and we are very pleased Centrica have awarded it to Technica.  Work such as this forms part of our current business plan and we are hopeful that it will be closely followed by similar contracts from other clients”.

Owner and Chairman at Technica, John Davison stated “This contract is further demonstration of our ability to support the many energy and industrial clients on the Humber Bank and further afield.  It represents our willingness to provide cost effective engineering services to our clients, as well as strengthening and diversifying our capabilities”.

Alongside the new capability to undertake maintenance and verification works in relation to fiscal metering and analysis systems, Technica has the capability to design, fabricate, install and commission a large range of metering skids ranging in size from 2” up to 48” in diameter as well as the design and build of flow computer racks and analysis systems.

Formed in 2003, Technica (www.technicaltd.com) has developed a reputation for the successful delivery of complex electrical, control, instrumentation, mechanical and process engineering solutions.  Having the ability to produce in-house multi-disciplinary designs and then deliver these as  turn-key projects has allowed Technica to gain expertise in electro-mechanical, instrumentation and automation projects for the international energy, green energy, petrochemical, industrial, maritime and infrastructure sectors.

They are also able to provide EPC, EPCM and consultancy services to clients and have extensive experience in the successful delivery of CDM projects as both Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.

VACANCY: Control and Instrumentation Engineer 150 150 Technica Ltd

VACANCY: Control and Instrumentation Engineer

Job Title: Control & Instrumentation Engineer

Location: This role can be based in either our Grimsby or Congleton Offices depending upon your preference. For the right candidate, we will consider offering a hybrid working arrangement which can be home based and travelling to our offices for meetings.

Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience

Term: Full time permanent employee or Contract Position

An exciting and new opportunity has arisen for a Control and Instrumentation Engineer to join our successful design and management team. In return you will receive an excellent hourly paid salary based on experience and qualifications and a benefits package which includes stakeholder pension and 25 days holiday.

Technica are a multi-disciplined design, management and construction company who specialise in providing turnkey projects to the national and international energy sector.

As a Control and Instrumentation Engineer you will provide engineering design and project engineering support on national and international contracts for clients in the gas industry. You will provide support from concept through to design, installation, commissioning and final handover to the client of a particular project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver clients project requirements from concept to commissioning
  • Detailed design engineering
  • Checking and approval of all C&I design documentation including field and control panels
  • Planning and supporting design activities
  • Manage and liaise with other members of the design team
  • Review scope of work and other associated design documentation
  • Liaise with clients, contractors and vendors
  • Attend client meetings
  • Provide commissioning support
  • Work to client, national and international standards and regulations
  • Adhere to company quality and standards
  • Carry out work in a safe and effective manner
  • Attend training, develop and maintain skills

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:

Qualifications:

  • HNC Control and Instrumentation minimum

Experience:

  • Ideally apprentice trained / instrumentation technician background
  • 5 years C&I design, engineering or management experience minimum
  • Gas and ATEX experienced
  • Electrical experience and knowledge beneficial

If you’re interested in being part of a professional team responsible for developing projects from concept to commissioning please submit your CV to recruitment@technicaltd.com in the first instance.

VACANCY: Electrical Engineer 150 150 Technica Ltd

VACANCY: Electrical Engineer

Job Title: Electrical Engineer

Location: This role can be based in either our Grimsby or Congleton Offices depending upon your preference. For the right candidate, we will consider offering a hybrid working arrangement which can be home based and travelling to our offices for meetings.

Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience

Term: Full time permanent employee or Contract Position

An exciting and new opportunity has arisen for an Electrical Engineer to join our successful design and management team. In return you will receive an excellent hourly paid salary based on experience and qualifications and a benefits package which includes stakeholder pension and 25 days holiday.

Technica are a multi-disciplined design, management and construction company who specialise in providing turnkey projects to the national and international energy sector. This vacancy has arisen due to an increase in UK workload.

 

As an Electrical Engineer you will provide engineering design support to the engineers for contracts for a wide range of clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver clients project requirements from concept to commissioning
  • Detailed design engineering
  • Checking and approval of all electrical design documentation
  • Planning and supporting design activities
  • Manage and liaise with other members of the design team
  • Review scope of work and other associated design documentation
  • Liaise with clients, contractors and vendors
  • Attend client meetings
  • Provide commissioning support
  • Work to client, national and international standards and regulations
  • Adhere to company quality and standards
  • Carry out work in a safe and effective manner
  • Attend training, develop and maintain skills

 

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

Qualifications:

  • HNC Electrical Engineering minimum

Experience:

  • Ideally apprentice trained / electrical technician background.
  • 5 years Electrical design engineering experience minimum.
  • Gas and ATEX experienced.
  • C&I design experience would be beneficial.

If you’re interested in being part of a professional team responsible for developing projects from concept to commissioning please submit your CV to recruitment@technicaltd.com in the first instance.