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Technica Achieves Operational Acceptance at Peterborough Compressor Station 800 450 Technica Ltd

Technica Achieves Operational Acceptance at Peterborough Compressor Station

Having successfully delivered the Fire and Gas upgrade project at Huntingdon Compressor Station in 2017, Technica were awarded a project to undertake a similar scope of works at Peterborough Compressor Station.

Technica are pleased to announce an end to the site works at Peterborough having successfully achieved operational acceptance of the project within the original outage window. Technica assumed the role of Principal Designer and Contractor under the 2015 CDM regulations, completing conceptual and detailed design, build, install and commissioning the system.

During the previous works at Huntingdon, Technica were awarded with a safety commendation from Ian Cartwright, Head of Capital Delivery at National Grid. Having leveraged their learning from Huntingdon to the Peterborough site, Technica completed the on-site works without injury and were recognised with a further award for the best overall process safety performance.

Managing Director and Owner of Technica, John Davison commented that “We are very proud of our successful completion of this second significant project for National Grid Capital Delivery within two years”. He further stated “Technica has again, demonstrated our ability to deliver complex EC&I and civil CDM projects within tight timescales”.

Project Manager, Andy Smith who has overseen the successful delivery of this project commented that “I am very pleased with the performance of our team on this complex project. They have demonstrated our ability to safely and effectively deliver large CDM projects, including significant emerging works in the form of managing a programme of asbestos abatement to facilitate the installation of cable and equipment within the station building and surrounding areas”.

For over 15 years, Technica has developed a capability to design and deliver complex Electrical, Control, Instrumentation, Mechanical and Process engineering solutions. We are specialists in RTU, Fire and Gas, Fiscal and Non Fiscal metering, SCADA and industrial automation and control. We are also able to provide EPC, EPCM and consultancy services to our clients and have extensive experience in the successful delivery of CDM projects as both Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.

Tim Ridge Joins Technica 351 197 Technica Ltd

Tim Ridge Joins Technica

Technica are very pleased to announce the appointment of one of the UK’s leading gas analysis engineers to their team.

Tim Ridge joins Technica as Senior EC&I Engineer, having spent over 20 years working for one of our competitors in roles including site based Installation Technician, Commissioning Engineer, EC&I Engineer and Service Manager. Tim is a G17/35 Electrical approver and appraiser, is experienced in the provision of training and has been responsible for the mentoring and development of junior engineers over a career spanning 35 years.

Tim’s appointment will see him provided technical design support to our existing portfolio of projects as well as supporting our business development efforts in the areas of gas chromatography.

Managing Director of Technica, John Davison said “I am delighted to have secured the services of an individual such as Tim. He strengthens an already capable team at Technica and provides expertise in a growing part of our business”.

Commenting on this appointment, Richard Law, director of business development and former colleague of Tim Ridge stated “I am excited to be re-united with Tim and have the opportunity to work with him again. His industry expertise and knowledge will significantly add to the strength of Technica”.

Tim Ridge said “Having initially made contact with Technica earlier in the summer, I was impressed by their vision and plans for the future. Making the decision to join them, to link up with former colleagues and help new ones achieve these goals is very exciting”.

Technica has an excellent track record of delivering complex EC&I and mechanical projects on time, on budget and safely. Our areas of expertise include fiscal and non-fiscal metering, compressor control, Fire & Gas and RTU as well as being able to undertake a range of activities including EPC, EPCM, FEED, Design, Build, Installation and Commissioning. For further details, please see our website new.technicaltd.com.

Technica Apprentice Scoops Award 351 197 Technica Ltd

Technica Apprentice Scoops Award

Technica Apprentice, Max Morgan was pleased to complete 2018 on a high note.

Max, a student at HETA, was recognised for being the ‘Most Improved Multi-Skilled Apprentice of 2017/2018’ from amongst his peer group of 25 other local apprentices.

The award is a reflection of his overall performance across several engineering disciplines including electrical, mechanical and computer aided design and is testament to his mentors both at HETA and within Technica.

Commenting on his award, Max stated “I am happy that my work has been recognised by HETA.  I believe that my progress has been good this year and that I am able to focus on the speed and quality of my engineering skills”.

Managing Director of Technica, John Davison commented “Having been an apprentice myself, I am pleased that HETA and other training establishments are still providing excellent and meaningful training for our young engineers.  The region offers good employment opportunities for apprentices with the right approach and I am very pleased that Max has been recognised in this way”.

Since incorporation, Technica has employed local apprentices and offers a progressive and varied career path within the automation and control industries.  Technica is represented in the construction, petrochemical, oil and gas sectors and provides multi-disciplinary engineering design and construction services.

HETA (Humberside Engineering Training Association) was founded in 1967 and is renowned as the leading engineering training organisation within the area.  They are specialists in the provision of multi-disciplinary engineering training to young people looking to join the engineering industry. For more information please see https://www.heta.co.uk

TECHNICA SIGNS MULTI YEAR FRAMEWORK 780 500 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA SIGNS MULTI YEAR FRAMEWORK

Technica are pleased to announce the signing of a multi-year Framework Agreement with Cadent.

The agreement is formed of two lots and allows Technica to provide design and design consultancy work through Lot 1 as well as the delivery of turn-key projects including installation and commissioning through Lot 3.

Director of Business Development, Richard Law stated “we are very pleased to be amongst the group of similar companies who have been selected for this framework”. He continued “this award is recognition of our developing relationship with this strategically important client and our excellent integration and safety capability”.

Managing Director and owner of Technica, John Davison commented “the signing of this framework with Cadent is the end product of a lengthy process to validate our capabilities and I am delighted with the dedication shown by my team throughout”.

Cadent is responsible for the safe distribution of gas from the point it leaves the transmission network to the point it is delivered to over 11 million customers across the country.  For further information, please see https://cadentgas.com/about-us/what-we-do

For over 15 years, Technica has developed a capability to design and deliver complex Electrical, Control, Instrumentation, Mechanical and Process engineering solutions.  We are specialists in RTU, Fire and Gas, Fiscal and Non Fiscal metering, SCADA and industrial automation and control. We are also able to provide EPC, EPCM and consultancy services to our clients and have extensive experience in the successful delivery of CDM projects as both Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.

TECHNICA SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITIONS TO ISO9001:2015 AND ISO14001:2015 QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 780 500 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITIONS TO ISO9001:2015 AND ISO14001:2015 QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Following a successful audit by ACS Registrars, Technica is delighted to have made the transition to the ISO9001:2015 Quality Assurance and ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems.  During a non-conformance free audit, Technica were able to demonstrate the highest standards of quality and environmental management assurance over both systems.

Operations Director, Robert Gallivan stated “This was very much a team effort and I am very pleased with the dedication shown by our quality team in particular, and our staff in general, throughout this challenging transition”.  He continued “This certification is a demonstration of Technica’s commitment to delivering an excellent service to our clients and an assurance that we not only work to the very highest standards but are committed to continually improve them”.

For over 15 years, Technica has developed a capability to design and deliver complex Electrical, Control, Instrumentation, Mechanical and Process engineering solutions.  We are specialists in RTU, Fire and Gas, Fiscal and Non Fiscal metering, SCADA and industrial automation and control. We are also able to provide EPC, EPCM and consultancy services to our clients and have extensive experience in the successful delivery of CDM projects as both Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.

Technica’s list of certifications can be found Management Systems

TECHNICA AWARDED PROCESS SAFETY AWARD 780 500 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA AWARDED PROCESS SAFETY AWARD

Mark Hewitson, Quality Manager at National Grid Capital Delivery presents the award to Andy Smith of Technica.

Technica are delighted to receive a process safety award from National Grid.

The award measures Technica’s overall process safety performance for the second quarter of 2018 against the largest contractors working in support of National Grid Capital Delivery.  Technica is currently supporting National Grid Capital Delivery at Peterborough Compressor Station for the upgrade of the fire and gas detection system as well as at Huntingdon Compressor Station for the upgrade of the Unit C control system.  The award is recognition of our performance at the Peterborough site.

Managing Director of Technica, John Davison stated “We have worked hard as a business to raise our overall approach to process safety and I am very pleased that our performance for National Grid Capital Delivery has been recognised”.

Technica represents the ‘tier 2 specialist sub-contractors’ amongst the largest tier 1 contractors at the National Grid Capital Delivery Executive SHES forum.  We are also active members of several sub-groups including process safety, people and plant and sub-contractor management.

Over the past several years, Technica has demonstrated an ability to safely deliver complex EC&I and mechanical design, build and installation projects on behalf of the largest gas infrastructure companies in the UK.

Our areas of expertise include fiscal and non-fiscal metering, compressor control, Fire & Gas and RTU as well as being able to undertake a range of activities including EPC, EPCM, FEED, Design, Build, Installation and Commissioning.  For further details, please see our website new.technicaltd.com

TECHNICA AWARDED NEXT PHASE OF COMPRESSOR CONTROL PROJECT BY NATIONAL GRID 780 216 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA AWARDED NEXT PHASE OF COMPRESSOR CONTROL PROJECT BY NATIONAL GRID

Technica is pleased to announce the award of the next phase of work to upgrade the control system at Huntingdon Compressor station

Having successfully completed the survey and conceptual design phase of works with internationally renowned gas turbine controls system specialists, Holland-Controls B.V of the Netherlands, this next contract award will see Technica undertake the detailed design, installation and commissioning works acting as both the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor throughout the installation and commissioning phase.

Managing Director of Technica, John Davison commented “The award of the next phase of this complex project is testament to the hard work and dedication of my team lead by Project Manager, Andy Smith as well a strong relationship with National Grid”.

Andy Smith added further praise commenting “I am delighted with the performance of our team and our relationship with Holland-Controls during the successful delivery of the first phase of work and the fact that this has led to the award of the second phase of works”.

Director of Business Development, Richard Law stated “Our relationship with National Grid Capital Delivery and our reputation for the successful delivery of complex projects continues to grow”. Law continued “The past 12 months has seen Technica re-establish our credibility within the industry and we continue to engage our partners regarding fantastic opportunities for us to display our capabilities in 2018 and beyond”.

Over the past several years, Technica has demonstrated an ability to deliver complex EC&I and mechanical design, build and installation projects on behalf of the largest gas infrastructure companies in the UK.

Our areas of expertise include fiscal and non-fiscal metering, compressor control, Fire & Gas and RTU as well as being able to undertake a range of activities including EPC, EPCM, FEED, Design, Build, Installation and Commissioning.  For further details, please see our website new.technicaltd.com

Holland-Controls is an expert in gas turbine control systems for power generation and mechanical drive applications in the 1 to 50 MW range with a history dating back to 1969. For further details please see www.holland-controls.com

TECHNICA WINS CONTRACT FROM SGN COMMERCIAL SERVICES 780 259 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA WINS CONTRACT FROM SGN COMMERCIAL SERVICES

Technica continues its successful start to 2018 by securing a contract from the SGN Commercial Services.

The order will see Technica working in conjunction with other leading organisations within the international automation and control sector to provide seven instrument and control buildings for the Northern Ireland ‘Gas to the West’ project.

Technica will be responsible for the construction and testing of each building which will house flow metering, telemetry, pre-heat control and UPS systems and will be completed over a 3 month period.

Speaking of the contract award, Director of Business Development Richard Law stated “we are pleased to have secured such an important project from SGN Commercial Services after an intensive period of technical and commercial negotiation”.  He concluded “Developing new partnerships is key to establishing Technica as a capable supplier within the international gas transmission and distribution sector”.

Owner and Managing Director of Technica, John Davison commented “we are very pleased that such an important client has chosen to place their trust in Technica to deliver this project.  A growing reputation, investment in facilities and resources and our core capabilities mean that we are ideally placed to successfully deliver this project.”

The wider Gas to the West project will be delivering natural gas mains, services and meters to nearly 40,000 customers over the next 40 years in Coalisland, Cookstown, Dungannon, Magherafelt, Omagh, Enniskillen, Strabane and Derrylin.  Further information can be found at https://sgnnaturalgas.co.uk/

Technica has an excellent track record of delivering complex EC&I projects on time, on budget and safely. Our areas of expertise include fiscal and non-fiscal metering, compressor control, Fire & Gas and RTU as well as being able to undertake a range of activities including EPC, EPCM, FEED, Design, Build, Installation and Commissioning.  For further details, please see our website new.technicaltd.com

TECHNICA TO EXPAND WITH SECOND OFFICE LAUNCH 780 585 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA TO EXPAND WITH SECOND OFFICE LAUNCH

North East Lincolnshire-based engineering firm to open new office in Cheshire

Technica, a multi-discipline engineering firm based in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, is set to open a new office in Congleton as part of its UK growth and recruitment strategy.

The company’s second office will be located within the Somerford Business Court in Congleton, a former dairy farm and barns that have been converted into luxury offices.

Commenting on the new office launch, Richard Law, business development director at Technica, said: “Our head office in Grimsby is a fantastic site but it’s not easily accessible for many of our clients and suppliers over in the West and Midlands.

“At the same time, the business is growing rapidly and we require additional presence and resources to attract and recruit good engineers from other areas throughout the UK to meet operational demand.

“The new Congleton office is located just 10 minutes from the M6 so represents the ideal opportunity for our customers, who may be travelling up and down the country, to pop in and meet with us or use the office as a base to work from.”

Continues Richard: “Featuring a large meeting room with video conferencing facilities and desk space for additional design and project engineers, the premises will enable us to take on new people and give us greater access to our existing clients as well as approaching new prospects.

“We will be within practical commuting distance of Manchester, Liverpool, Stoke and Birmingham which will open up both fresh business development opportunities and a new pool of regional engineering talent for us to tap into.”

Concludes John Davison, managing director of Technica: “It has always been our intention to open additional Technica offices in other parts of the UK and the chance to take space at Somerford Business Court has arisen at an opportune time. Having an office in Cheshire will further enhance our overall capacity and support our ambitious plans for sustained expansion and job creation over the next few years.”

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Over the past few years, Technica has demonstrated an ability to deliver complex EC&I and mechanical design, build and installation projects on behalf of the largest gas infrastructure companies in the UK.

Areas of expertise include fiscal and non-fiscal metering, compressor control, Fire & Gas and RTU as well as being able to undertake a range of activities including EPC, EPCM, FEED, Design, Build, Installation and Commissioning.

For further details, visit new.technicaltd.com

STRENGTHENING THE MECHANICAL TEAM 136 152 Technica Ltd

STRENGTHENING THE MECHANICAL TEAM

Technica are delighted to welcome Paul Jackson to the company as the Project Engineer for our mechanical department.

Following the successful conclusion of our reorganisation plans over the last 18 months we are now ready to implement our ambitious 5 year plan for growth.

It has been an exciting time at Technica recently; we are in the process of opening our new office in Congleton, Cheshire and we have seen the arrival of a number of new faces as we strive to build a team with the right capabilities and attitude to deliver our vision to build growth on the trust that our clients have that we will deliver on our promises.

Our mechanical team has delivered a number of successful international projects and we feel the time is right to include more UK projects into their portfolio.

Paul joins us from Cristal and brings a wealth of experience to the team. His background includes 20 years’ experience working in both Mechanical Design/Engineering and maintenance teams. During his 10 years at Cristal Paul managed multi-disciplined teams of designers focussed on meeting the sites capital plan. Paul was also responsible for managing half of the sites Maintenance department.

On his decision to join Technica Paul says “I am really excited to be joining the team at Technica, after my initial meeting it was clear to see the company’s ambition and its passion for providing their clients with 1st class Design & Engineering packages. Having been in the position of the Client in previous roles, I have a very good understanding of what is expected of an outsourced design house.