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Our projects

Our Projects

Combined, we have over 50 years experience, gained on a variety of projects throughout the world. But no two engineering projects are alike.

Sometimes we manage a project from the very start and continue to be involved until the end reports. Other times we are brought in to provide specialist services in specific areas. Each brings different challenges. Each has different outcomes.

We would like to share just a few of these projects here.

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Central Asian Gas Transit System Risk Management

European Union, White Young Green

Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
1 Feb 2008 - 1 Dec 2009

Technologies & Methodologies for reducing gas losses of the Central Asian Gas Transit System.

A European Union funded project, implemented to assist Central Asian gas operators in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan to reduce and prevent leakage.

The uneven distribution of gas resources between the countries and the need to transport gas from the region to other parts of the Former Soviet Union (FSU), led to the construction of a comprehensive infrastructure for gas transport with several thousand kilometres of trunk pipelines crossing through the territories of Central Asia.

Most of the pipeline infrastructure in Central Asian countries was constructed 20-40 years ago and due to the insufficient level of repair and maintenance, parts of the infrastructure reached a critical state of disrepair.  

The 18-month project successfully demonstrated that relatively low cost surveys of existing compressor stations, metering stations, and pipelines, using state-of-the-art detection equipment were able to identify locations and volumes of gas leak, enabling repairs which represented a very significant return on the capital involved. 

Benefits of engaging QEM Solutions:

  • Bespoke assessments of existing systems and processes.
  • Tailored and audience-specific workshops and training materials designed specifically for those attending.
  • High degree of industry knowledge and ability to combine this with suitable analytical and statistical tools.
  • On-the spot thinking in order to deal with different engineering scenarios.
  • Project management services whilst in-country.
  • Ability to communicate in basic conversational Russian.

Responsibilities included:

  • Risk management on existing pipelines.
  • Development of risk based inspection programme to API 581.
  • Development of site specific risk analytical tools for pipelines.
  • Development of site specific risk analytical tools for Compressor Stations & AGI's.
  • Development and implementation of framework to create incident reporting network across Central Asia.
  • Liaison with Government Ministers and gas operators for establishment of legal framework for reporting of incidents across Central Asia.
  • Management of risk based inspection activities.
  • Co-ordination of training events in 4 countries.
  • Initiation of action tracking database for Central Asia.
  • Design & implementation of Central Asian Gas Incidents Network.
  • Development of workshops on risk based inspection and leakage detection.
  • Development of directed inspection & maintenance training programme and workshops.

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