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TECHNICA AWARDED COMPRESSOR CONTROL PROJECT BY NATIONAL GRID 780 410 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA AWARDED COMPRESSOR CONTROL PROJECT BY NATIONAL GRID

Technica is pleased to announce another contract award and a further enhancement of its relationship and reputation with National Grid.

Having created a partnership with internationally renowned gas turbine controls system specialists, Holland-Controls B.V of the Netherlands, the contract award will see Technica undertake detailed investigative surveys and the development of a conceptual design package as the first phase of works to upgrade the Compressor Control system at Huntingdon.

Managing Director of Technica, John Davison stated “This contract award is further recognition of the trust which National Grid place in our ability to deliver complex projects at critical sites on the transmission network and our versatility as a credible EC&I partner”.

The Technica Project Lead, Andy Smith further commented “The creation of our relationship with Holland-Controls and the ability of Technica to provide core project control and conceptual design expertise was key to the success of our bid in this instance. We look forward to the successful delivery of this phase of work and the commencement of the detailed design and installation phase in due course”

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.

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 AWARDED REMOTE TELEMETRY UPGRADE PROJECT BY NATIONAL GRID 780 216 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA AWARDED REMOTE TELEMETRY UPGRADE PROJECT BY NATIONAL GRID

Technica are pleased to announce the award of a contract replacing aging Remote Telemetry Units (RTU) at 8 sites across the National Grid transmission network.  This marks the completion of Phase 3b and the commencement of Phase 4 of a wider RTU replacement process which started in 2008.  This initial phase of work will be delivered throughout 2018.

Technica are ideally placed to undertake work such as this, allowing the deployment of its full range of in house capabilities from conceptual and detailed design, build, installation and commissioning.  The award follows a significant period of negotiation with National Grid and a developing partnership with the RTU manufacturer.

Commenting on the award, Managing Director and Owner of Technica, John Davison said “This contract award is a clear demonstration of our willingness to work with the supply chain to create strong partnerships to the benefit of our clients”

Richard Law, Business Development Director stated “I am delighted that we have been able to demonstrate our area of expertise with RTU systems and are able to provide credible support to National Grid for this essential RTU replacement project”.

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

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Greg Hough Joins Technica

Technica has strengthened its market presence through the recruitment of Greg Hough as a Lead Project Engineer.  Greg joins us having forged a very successful career both as a C&I Design and Commissioning Engineer over a number of years including 10 years with one of our competitors.  He is widely respected throughout the UK natural gas industry having worked on many significant C&I projects for National Grid, SGN, Northern Gas Networks, Wales and West Utilities, RWE NPower and Centrica.  This strategic appointment will also see Greg leading our technical presence and growing number of engineers in our satellite office within the west of the country.

Managing Director, John Davison commented “We are delighted that Greg has chosen to join us at Technica.  He brings a wealth of knowledge to the business gained from working with our key clients and will allow us to forge new relationships due to his strong network of contacts. His appointment represents our intent to continue to provide a first class service to our partners by the recruitment of talented and loyal employees”

Richard Law, Director of Business Development stated “Having worked closely with Greg for almost 8 years, I am excited to have the opportunity to collaborate on several projects as well as working with him to establish our new office facility in the coming months”.

Greg Hough said “From my initial meetings with Technica I could tell that the company had been built around a core of engineering and was focussed on delivering high quality solutions to their clients.   I had heard of Technica previously but have been surprised by how little I actually knew;   the size of their business, the range of services and the level of professionalism have all been a revelation.   I am enthusiastic about my new role within the organisation, and contributing to the further development of Technica’s reputation for providing excellent engineering services to its customer base.”

TECHNICA AWARDED ASSET HEALTH CONTRACT BY NATIONAL GRID 780 216 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA AWARDED ASSET HEALTH CONTRACT BY NATIONAL GRID

Technica are excited to have been awarded a further contract by National Grid. The order calls for the design, build, installation and commissioning of metering equipment at the strategically important Nether Kellet and Aberdeen Compressor stations on the UK Gas Transmission Network.
The project, delivered in partnership with Yorkshire based Swinton Technology, will be conducted throughout the latter part of 2017 and will conclude in summer 2018.
Speaking of the contract award, Managing Director and Owner of Technica, John Davison commented “I am delighted that National Grid have chosen Technica and my team to lead this important work. It represents a significant development in our relationship with this client and the trust they are placing in us to successfully deliver this project for them. Our core value of creating key partnerships, in this case with both Swinton Technology and National Grid will be key to the success of this project”.
Business Development Director for Technica, Richard Law stated that “this contract award is the end product of a process which has seen us create strong partnerships, both internally and externally to deliver excellence as well as an alternative and competitive supplier to our client National Grid”.
Ben Leach Managing Director of Swinton Technology said “This contract is a fantastic opportunity for Swinton and Technica to work closely together to demonstrate our capabilities and the quality engineering that we both pride ourselves on. It is another project for Swinton to build upon our previous successful installations in this important sector of the Gas Industry and for us to further showcase our domain expertise, know-how and continuous drive for innovation when it comes to metering computer systems. We look forward to being part of the team on this important National Grid project”.
Further information regarding our strategic partner Swinton Technology can be found at this link www.swintontechnology.com

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Additions to the Fleet

Earlier in the year, due to an increasing order book, the decision was taken to increase the size of the fleet.  This is part of our commitment to provide the best environment and tools for our staff.  Our ambition is to grow the business by delivering excellence and we recognise that this can only be achieved if we provide our staff with the means to do so.  To this end we have added three new vehicles to the fleet.

We are very pleased that it has taken until November for them all to be back at the office on the same day for a photo shoot!  Up until now they have been flying the Technica flag around the country as our team support our customers up and down the UK.  We are also pleased that we have been able to involve local companies in our success with the vehicles being supplied by Great Coates Motors and the sign writing being carried out by Signs Express, both local Grimsby companies.  As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy we are dedicated to trying to work with local companies; as long as they can help us provide excellent service and value to our customers.

It is exciting times at Technica as we continue to use our success to reinvest in the business and attract high calibre additions to the team.  We firmly believe in generating an upward spiral of success.  Our values are based on Teamwork, Hard work, listening to our clients and a real desire to improve all this is helping to deliver our plans for growth.  We have gone through a major transition over the last year or two following an intensive review of the business; we have challenged many of our beliefs but have reaffirmed our commitment to our vision;

“Technica believe in long term relationships.  We want you to have total trust that we will deliver excellence in our solutions to your engineering problems.”

TECHNICA AWARDED FURTHER CAPITAL DELIVERY PROJECT BY NATIONAL GRID 780 410 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA AWARDED FURTHER CAPITAL DELIVERY PROJECT BY NATIONAL GRID

Following on the back of the successful completion of the Fire and Gas project at Huntingdon Compressor for National Grid Capital Delivery, Technica have been awarded a further project to complete similar works at Peterborough Compressor Station.

The contract which will be delivered throughout the early part of 2018 is worth in excess of £1M and calls for the design, build, installation and commissioning of a replacement Fire and Gas system. It will allow Technica to operate as the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor in accordance with the CDM Regulations and demonstrates the complete range of our capabilities.

Commenting on the award, Managing Director and Owner of Technica, John Davison said “This further contract award is testament to the positive and growing relationship we have with National Grid Capital Delivery Team which is underpinned by our core values of honesty, openness and passion”.

Richard Law, Business Development Director stated “we are grateful to National Grid for placing their trust in Technica to deliver a further contract with us to replace the Fire and Gas systems at their compressor stations – we look forward to delivering a positive experience and an excellent level of customer service”.

Technica has an excellent track record of delivering complex EC&I projects on time, on budget and safely. It is able to undertake a range of activities including EPC, EPCM, Design, Build, Installation and Commissioning.  For further details, please see our website new.technicaltd.com

TECHNICA COMPLETES IMPORTANT CONTRACT AHEAD OF SCHEDULE 780 410 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA COMPLETES IMPORTANT CONTRACT AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

Having been awarded a contract to upgrade the Fire and Gas System at Huntingdon Compressor Station by National Grid Capital Delivery Team on 1 February 2017, we are pleased to announce completion of the project installation and commissioning ahead of schedule.

The project, which saw Technica design, build, install and commission the system, has achieved formal Operational Acceptance by National Grid over 5 weeks ahead of schedule.  Of note, Technica were commended for their excellent safety performance having completed over 5300 hours on this project without any health and safety incident or observations.

Managing Director and Owner of Technica, John Davison commented that “this achievement is down to the hard work and dedication of our fantastic team here at Technica and our partners within National Grid”.  He continued “We are delighted to be able to complete the project ahead of schedule and delivering excellent customer service to such an important client”.

Project Engineer, Andy Smith who was instrumental in running this project said “I am pleased with the success of the project and our achievement.  We look forward to providing an excellent service to National Grid in the future”.

Business Development Director, Richard Law stated that “The successful completion of this project ahead of schedule demonstrates that Technica are able to tackle complex and challenging projects, delivering a quality and effective service to our clients”.

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TECHNICA RECEIVE SAFETY COMMENDATION FROM NATIONAL GRID

Following the successful delivery of a project to design, install and commission a Fire and Gas system at Huntingdon Compressor station, Technica were delighted to receive a letter of commendation from National Grid Head of Capital Delivery, Ian Cartwright.

Commenting that “Maintaining our excellent safety record is a key priority for Capital delivery”, Mr Cartwright concluded that “Your response to National Grid’s observations has been exemplary, really showing a ‘can do attitude’ right from the Managing Director down to the installation teams”.

Managing Director and Owner of Technica, John Davison said “As we move into the next phase of Technica’s development and we look to create long lasting relationships, we have placed safety and quality as our two most important values”. He continued “the credit is earned by the whole of my team who are committed to providing a first class service”

Business Development Director, Richard Law stated “Following a restructuring of the company in 2016, Technica continue to provide an outstanding service to our customers.  We believe in delivering excellence to our clients and look forward to furthering our relationships within the gas utilities sector”.

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Jeans for Genes 698 465 Technica Ltd

Jeans for Genes

Sadly, since last year we have had to say goodbye to our charity champion, Jen Atkin, as she has moved on to new challenges (and modelling assignments!).  Jen had been a real driving force in raising money for a number of worthy charities in her time with us and we are determined to carry on her good work.

To that end the staff at Technica donned their denim on Friday 22nd September and raised a worthy £87 on the day, slightly pipping last year’s amount.

Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder.

Monies raised on Jeans for Genes Day fund the work of the charity and provide grants to organisations for projects that aim to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders.

It is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder and therefore 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year.

If you would like to know more about the charity follow the link below;

www.jeansforgenesday.org

Technica are pleased to welcome Richard Law to the team in the position of Business Development Director 698 465 Technica Ltd

Technica are pleased to welcome Richard Law to the team in the position of Business Development Director

Richard has had a varied career holding a number of leadership positions within the public and private sector.

Educated in Yorkshire, Richard commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1995 as an Engineer Officer and read a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Following a successful and varied career, Richard left the Service in 2010, to re-settle within the West Midlands and embark upon a career within the UK natural gas industry.

Joining Orbital Gas Systems Limited in 2010, he had a progressive career working as a Project Manager on the National Grid High Pressure Metering project and Programme Manager for the National Grid Telemetry Replacement Programme.

CUI Global promoted him to Operations and Engineering Manager in 2012 and then a Director in 2013 following the acquisition of Orbital earlier that year.  He held a number of positions before being selected as Managing Director and President of the UK operation in 2015.

He is a Chartered Engineer in the IET and IGEM, holds a Master of Science Degree in Guided Weapon Systems Engineering and a Diploma in Management.  He has further experience in the field of business transformation, business continuity planning, HR, marketing and leadership.

On his decision to join Technica Richard commented “I am delighted to be joining the Leadership team at Technica.  After meeting John Davison, I was enthused by his passion for the business and his employees and it made the decision to become part of the team very easy.  I am excited to be able to establish the Technica presence within the West Midlands as well as working with John to develop the resources and capability to grow Technica over the coming years”