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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.

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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.

TECHNICA IMPLEMENTS NEW LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE 150 150 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA IMPLEMENTS NEW LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE

The last 5 years has seen Grimsby based engineering solutions provider Technica (www.technicaltd.com) grow and cement its reputation for the successful delivery of complex projects for the UK and international energy, petrochemical, industrial, maritime and infrastructure sectors for clients such as National Grid, Murphy Group, Centrica, SGN and Houston based Excelerate Energy.

Having secured significant contract wins in the last few months, the company has taken on new leadership as owner and current managing director, John Davison re-structured his leadership team.  John has assumed a newly created role of Chairman and has appointed his current Director of Business Development, Richard Law to become the new Managing Director.

Commenting on his new role, John Davison said “The next few years are going to be pivotal in the long term future of Technica and this new role will allow me to take a much more strategic view of the company”.  He continued “Having worked with Richard for the past few years, I have every confidence in his ability to lead Technica and assist with growing and diversifying our capabilities”.

Richard Law stated “I am honoured and very excited that John has chosen me to lead his business at such a pivotal moment and having worked with this leadership team for 4 years, I am very confident in their ability to drive the business forward” He added, “My initial focus is to continue to provide an excellent and safe service to our clients and then to push for the double digit growth which we anticipate being achievable within the next 12 to 24 months”.

Technica is committed to serving its existing client base through the successful delivery of projects, alongside the development of new partnerships and penetration of new sectors such as renewable energy and industrial automation over the next 5 years.

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.

TECHNICA ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN 150 150 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN

Technica Energy, the sustainable energy sector of Technica, are pleased to announce the signing of a collaboration agreement with the University of Lincoln.

The agreement couples together Technica and Professor Chris Bingham, Professor of Energy Conversion at the University. Chris will act as a technical advisor on power systems and control issues related to the design and realisation of micro-grid systems using the Be-Wind vertical axis wind turbine. Working alongside Technica, Chris will ensure that Technica can harness the maximum amount of power produced by the turbines when they are linked together to form a private micro-grid system.

The work will be funded by the Productivity Programme (https://productivityprogramme.co.uk/), a scheme funded by the European Regional Development Fund and run by the university of Lincoln. The scheme provides access to academic expertise at the University and is designed to enable Greater Lincolnshire SMEs to advance and develop their ambitions – driving levels of productivity and investment as well as collaborative engagement, leading to new products, processes and services and creating and exploiting new markets.

Speaking of the collaboration, Managing Director of Technica, John Davison stated “I am delighted with the opportunity to collaborate with our local University and particularly someone of the calibre of Professor Bingham”. Continuing, John added “Partnerships such as this can only benefit local industry and further enhance the already excellent reputation of the University of Lincoln”.

Director of Business Development, Richard Law said “This is an exciting partnership which will allow us to develop the micro-grid concept, harnessing more power and therefore enhancing the commercial benefits of the Be-Wind turbines”.

Professor Bingham commented “We are delighted to be supporting Technica Energy with this exciting project which sees the business entering the sustainable energy sector”. He continued “We hope that this agreement is the first step towards further future collaborations”.

The University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) is located in the heart of the city of Lincoln and has established an excellent international reputation based on high student satisfaction, excellent graduate employment and world-class research.

Professor Bingham (https://staff.lincoln.ac.uk/cbingham) has been the Professor of Energy Conversion at the University of Lincoln since 2010, where he was also the first senior appointment and co-founder of the newly formed School of Engineering.

Industrial collaboration and commercial exploitation features strongly in Prof Bingham’s research profile and interests. Selected contributions of his research portfolio that have resulted in commercial market penetration include the development of sensorless hydraulic-electric pump power steering systems for the automotive industry (supported by TRW Conekt, Solihull, UK); designing and prototyping of electrohydrostatic and electromechanical actuation systems for a passenger aircraft (supported by Goodrich Actuation Systems, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, UK); the development of modular induction heating systems (supported by Inductalec, Sheffield, UK); and the development and realization of real-time prognostic and diagnostic algorithms that monitor a global fleet of industrial gas turbines (supported by Siemens, Lincoln, UK).

As further evidence of the international dimension to Dr. Bingham’s reach and significance in energy and systems sectors, he was selected as a British Council representative in Qatar to promote UK-Qatar collaborative research initiatives for energy security in the region (2011). He has also acted as an international reviewer for the Qatar National Research Fund.

Prof. Bingham is currently an active member of the Editorial Board of ‘Energies’—an open access journal of scientific research technology and development in the Energy Sector and has acted as guest Editor of Special Issues.

Technica Energy is the Sustainability Division of Technica (new.technicaltd.com). Over the past 25 years they have developed the capability to design and deliver complex Electrical, Control, Instrumentation, Mechanical and Process engineering solutions to the UK energy sector.

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.

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TECHNICA TO PROVIDE FURTHER ASSISTANCE TO SGN

Having successfully complete the Factory Acceptance Test of a large electrical and instrumentation control room for SGN earlier last week, Technica were pleased to receive notification of another contract award from SGN.

This award comes on the back of a competitive tendering situation and will see Technica provide installation and commissioning services at a key SGN site in the South of England. The contract award calls for expertise to install and commission electrical equipment including the new E&I control room, UPS, telemetry, FWACV chromatography systems, metering racks and for the first time, the modification and commissioning of YZ Local Gas Treatment (LGT) odourisation systems on site.

Technical Director, Andy Hawkins will be responsible for overseeing the successful delivery of this next phase of the project having overseen the delivery of the site wide design earlier this year. He commented “This award marks the final stage of the project at this site and we are very pleased to have been involved from design, through equipment build and now on to installation and commissioning”.

Richard Law, director of business development at Technica stated “I am pleased with this award from SGN and delighted that they have chosen us for this important final stage”. He continued “This is the first time we will have undertaken work of this type for SGN in a number of years and I am pleased that we will be able to showcase a range of our services including with the YZ odourisation equipment”.

The works which Technica will complete form part of a wider upgrade to the site including civils and mechanical which are being completed by Darke Engineering (www.darke-engineering.co.uk). Technica will mobilise to the site in early July with a very tight deadline for completion of the works.

SGN is one of the largest gas network operators within the UK, providing gas to over 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland and the south of England. For more information please see their website www.sgn.co.uk.

For over 15 years, Technica (new.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, Local Gas Treatment and industrial automation and control. Technica is also able to provide EPC, EPCM and consultancy services to clients and has extensive experience in the successful delivery of CDM projects as both Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.

TECHNICA COMPLETES PROCUREMENT AND BUILD PHASE OF EPC PROJECT 500 100 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA COMPLETES PROCUREMENT AND BUILD PHASE OF EPC PROJECT

The delivery of three equipment kiosks during torrential rainfall signified the end of the procurement and build phase of an EPC contract which Technica is delivering for an independent energy client.

The project has seen Technica complete conceptual designs, FEED, detailed design and now procurement and build of equipment which will allow the client to fulfil their exit agreement from the national transmission system at 75bar.

The equipment, built by Technica at our Grimsby HQ included a bespoke telemetry system, intelligent heat recovery control system and both custody transfer and allocation metering systems, E&I control room, Gas Chromatograph kiosk utilising the Emerson 370XA analyser and electrical intake kiosk.

In line with our Covid-19 Secure procedures, the equipment was virtually tested last week and will now be installed by our technicians on completion of the civils and mechanical installation which our construction partners commenced around 6 weeks ago.

Installation and commissioning activities are due to commence later this month and will include the installation and testing of the kiosks, end to end communications testing with the client and the network operator, ME2 validation of both metering systems and SICK 600XT ultra-sonic meters and an ISO10723 performance evaluation of the analysis package as well as the mechanical commissioning of pressure reduction and heat recovery skids.

For over 15 years, Technica (new.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.

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TECHNICA SELECTED TO UNDERTAKE GAS COMPRESSOR PROJECT FOR NATIONAL GRID

Technica were grateful to receive news during April that they have been awarded a contract to support National Grid Capital Delivery with a project at Aberdeen Compressor Station.

The order requires Technica to provide a site-wide conceptual study at this critical site and will cover design works for Compressor Control and Protection Systems, Fire and Gas, SCADA, UPS, Metering and Gas Quality across all three compressors and the station systems.

Technica Engineers will also undertake compatibility reviews of all interfacing equipment such as remote telemetry units, monitoring and motor control centres. This work follows a lengthy and detailed contract negotiation period and will be delivered across the remainder of 2020, ready for the start of the RIIO2 period in April 2021.

The delivery of the project will be overseen by Projects Director, Andy Smith who commented “I am very pleased to have been awarded this key piece of work from National Grid”. He continued “This work allows us to build upon the knowledge and experience gained undertaking similar projects at Huntingdon and Peterborough over the past 24 months”

John Davison, Managing Director of Technica stated “This is excellent news for Technica and is another example of how Technica can support our clients with any aspect of design work from FEED through to detailed design”.

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 7,660 kilometres (4,760 miles) of high-pressure pipe and 618 above-ground installations.

For over 15 years, Technica (new.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.