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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.

TECHNICA TO PROVIDE FURTHER ASSISTANCE TO SGN 150 150 Technica Ltd

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.

TECHNICA SELECTED TO UNDERTAKE GAS COMPRESSOR PROJECT FOR NATIONAL GRID 780 216 Technica Ltd

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.

TECHNICA CHOSEN TO PROVIDE FURTHER SUPPORT TO SGN 150 150 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA CHOSEN TO PROVIDE FURTHER SUPPORT TO SGN

Technica are delighted to have been chosen to support SGN Major Projects with significant upgrade works on one of their most significant sites in the South.

The works will see Technica construct a large instrumentation control room for the site which will house the FWACV metering rack, telemetry panels, odorisation control panels and UPS. The control room will also provide power and distribution for other upgrade works planned to be installed on the site later this summer.

Andy Hawkins, Technical Director at Technica said “I am pleased with the performance of our design team who have worked hard to provide the EC&I design for this site and continue to resolve some other technical challenges which SGN face on this site”.

Richard Law, Director of Business Development continued “We are all very happy to be chosen to support SGN again with these works and pleased that we can showcase our construction capability to this important client”. He continued “We have an excellent track record of delivering these types of project, having delivered a number to SGN for the Gas to the West Project”.

SGN is one of the largest gas network operators within the UK. It provides 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 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.

TECHNICA TRANSITIONS TO ISO45001 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 244 222 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA TRANSITIONS TO ISO45001 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Technica were delighted to complete a successful transition to ISO45001 earlier this week and be awarded the certification by the British Assessment Bureau.

The transition, completed well ahead of the 2021 deadline, sees Technica depart from the old OHSAS18001 standard to the ISO45001 management system. The audit was conducted ‘virtually’ over a two-day period and highlighted only three minor comments which were addressed immediately after the audit.

Steve Holliday, company SHE Advisor at Technica was responsible for representing Technica throughout the two days commented “undertaking the audit in a virtual way was not without some unique challenges”. He continued “this result is a reflection on the whole team at Technica and to complete this transition is a fantastic achievement”.

Managing Director of Technica, John Davison stated that “this achievement represents to all external stakeholders, clients, prospective clients and other organisations, that Technica is serious and competent in managing the health & safety risks that are experienced by the business”.

Technica has a fantastic safety record having never had a RIDDOR reportable incident in the history of the Company and being recognised by key clients such as National Grid for an exceptional safety performance. This excellent safety performance continues to be underpinned by the ISO45001 management system.

ISO 45001 is an international standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety management system. It provides a framework for organizations to manage risks and opportunities to help prevent worker illnesses and injuries.

The standard differs from the predecessor OHSAS18001 in two key ways. Firstly, the new IS045001 standard calls for a top-down commitment to safety by making safety and health part of an organization’s management strategy at the very highest levels

Secondly, the standard puts a greater emphasis on risk management. Unlike OHSAS18001, which only focused on controlling known hazards, ISO 45001 requires organizations to take a risk-based approach to proactively identify sources or situations that have the potential to cause harm. It’s part of a shift toward risk management being baked into a company’s operations at every level.

TECHNICA SELECTED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL METERING SOLUTION TO SGN 150 150 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA SELECTED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL METERING SOLUTION TO SGN

Having successfully delivered Flow Weighted Average Calorific Value (FWACV) gas analysis systems for SGN in 2019, Technica are delighted to have been chosen to deliver a subsequent analysis system for installation on the SGN South network.

This contract award will see Technica again deploy a combination of the Emerson 370XA gas chromatograph coupled with a bespoke metering rack including the OMNI flow computer with design works commencing immediately and build activities following on to achieve a summer installation period.

Director of Business Development at Technica, Richard Law praised the team at Technica saying “This award is down to the hard work and dedication of our engineering team in both the successful delivery of previous orders and in producing an attractive proposal for SGN”.

John Davison, Managing Director of Technica commented “this award is further evidence of our ability to deliver these systems to the UK energy market and also demonstrates confidence in the Emerson 370XA as the analyser of choice for the FWACV application”.

SGN is one of the largest gas network operators within the UK. It provides 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 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. 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.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – COMPANY UPDATE 150 150 Technica Ltd

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – COMPANY UPDATE

During these uncertain times, we believe it is important to communicate with you regarding our plans to deal with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Within Technica we have well established business continuity protocols which allow us to deal with the business continuity event whilst maintaining our service levels for our clients.

I am pleased to say that Technica is still very much open for business and focused on delivering against our existing contracts as well as being available to support the emerging requirements of our clients

Our immediate aims are as follows:

Aim 1 – to protect employees who fall into the vulnerable category. The NHS definition of vulnerable is those over the age of 70 or has a long term medical condition or is pregnant or has a weakened immune system.
Why – we have a duty of care to ensure that we protect the most vulnerable people within our Company so that they can stay healthy and return to work once the immediate crisis is over.
How we will do this – we have approached all of our staff determining who falls within this category and have made plans for these to work remotely. They will receive our full support during this period.

Aim 2 – to continue to operate ‘Business as Usual’.
Why – our aim is to continue to support our clients.
How we will do this – we will continue to open the business on a daily basis to allow employees to continue in their day to day roles. We will however insist that employees show a duty of care to their colleagues by following the Government guidelines regarding self-isolation which we have reiterated to all staff. We are receiving regular updates from many sources including directly from the Government and will continue to adapt our plans as necessary. We have plans drawn up to mitigate the loss of key individuals but in most instances, have other employees who can switch roles seamlessly.
The company will insist that anyone developing or displaying the symptoms of a cough or high temperature whilst at work, goes home and follows the isolation guidelines. We will continue to support any employees who have to self-isolate.

Aim 3 – to secure the Company
Why – in order to fulfil the contracts which we have been awarded and it is a fact that the Coronavirus will pass in time. We need to ensure that the business continues to trade to support our clients and secure our jobs.
How will we do this – our Directors are now undertaking a number of tasks as follows:

Task 3.1 – To drawing up further contingency plans for a greater number of home workers should the situation deteriorate or the need arise – we will communicate this with you when and where necessary
Task 3.2 – To determine the status and security of our current workload i.e. understanding the impact of Coronavirus on our clients, their priorities and continued operations
Task 3.3 – To determine the status of future workload so we can determine what ‘business as usual’ will look like throughout the remainder of 2020
Task 3.4 – To continue to communicate our plans to our clients

Myself and the Directors will keep you updated as the situation changes.

In summary, these are unprecedented times which will have a significant impact on small business such as Technica – we will really need your help, continuance of work, understanding and flexibility to ensure that we are able to support you once this crisis has passed.
We kindly request that you continue to engage with us and communicate your own plans with us as the situation develops.

We stand ready to support any of the following activities:

Design
Commissioning
Construction and Installation
Software Support
Service Support and Routine Maintenance Activities
John Davison
Managing Director
Technica

Technica receives smart energy grant to help reduce carbon emissions 150 150 Technica Ltd

Technica receives smart energy grant to help reduce carbon emissions

Technica is passionate about the environment and minimising the impact we have on the World in terms of our carbon footprint and waste to landfill.

Having achieved another year without putting any waste into landfill, Technica has made further steps towards reducing our carbon emissions and impact on our local community by replacing all of the office lights with LED variants.

This project was paid for in part through a grant of just over £1200 from the Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire fund which is part of a £9.2 million Smart Energy programme. This scheme, supported by the European Regional Development fund allows small to medium sized business across the Greater Lincolnshire area invest in energy saving technology.

The scheme will play an important part of our sustainable future and will provide a significant return on investment in terms of lowering our electricity usage and energy costs.

Technica’s environmental commitment is to ensure that all operations are carried out in a manner which will cause minimum impact on the environment.
These operations extend throughout the business and consider such matters as energy use, disposal of waste, selection of materials and methods of construction, maintenance of plant and vehicles. For further information please see /management-systems.

The Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire project is being delivered by North East Lincolnshire Council on behalf of Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise (LEP).

A total of £5.4 million of the project has come from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to boost renewable energy use in the area and lower carbon emissions.

For further information please see https://www.smartenergygreaterlincs.com/about-us/.

Technical Workshop Tour is a huge success 150 150 Technica Ltd

Technical Workshop Tour is a huge success

The roadshow visited Coventry, Bristol, Leeds and Edinburgh and saw us present to some of the largest names in the UK Gas Transmission and Distribution sector. Attendees learnt about a variety of new technologies and advancements and discussed how their business will benefit from these latest developments.

Speakers and topics included:

Westwood Technical, Jack Ridge, Aircom & The Internet of Things
YZ Systems, Kris Kimmel, New Zero Emission Odourisation Technology
SICK Sensor Intelligence, Andrew Wrath, How Often Should I Calibrate My USM?
Technica, Richard Law, ‘Capability Update’ – Developing partnerships, delivering excellence
Status Instruments, Elizabeth Abolins, Introduction to the SEM320 Field Mount Transmitter
Commenting on the workshops, our business development director, Richard Law, said: “This is the first time we’ve done a tour of this kind and it was a huge success for everyone involved. The workshops presented the ideal opportunity to introduce new partnerships and technology, gather feedback from current and potential clients and enhance our ability to support our clients through project services and maintenance support.”

For further information about Technica, please visit our website The roadshow visited Coventry, Bristol, Leeds and Edinburgh and saw us present to some of the largest names in the UK Gas Transmission and Distribution sector. Attendees learnt about a variety of new technologies and advancements and discussed how their business will benefit from these latest developments.

Speakers and topics included:

Westwood Technical, Jack Ridge, Aircom & The Internet of Things
YZ Systems, Kris Kimmel, New Zero Emission Odourisation Technology
SICK Sensor Intelligence, Andrew Wrath, How Often Should I Calibrate My USM?
Technica, Richard Law, ‘Capability Update’ – Developing partnerships, delivering excellence
Status Instruments, Elizabeth Abolins, Introduction to the SEM320 Field Mount Transmitter
Commenting on the workshops, our business development director, Richard Law, said: “This is the first time we’ve done a tour of this kind and it was a huge success for everyone involved. The workshops presented the ideal opportunity to introduce new partnerships and technology, gather feedback from current and potential clients and enhance our ability to support our clients through project services and maintenance support.”