UK & Ireland Featured Project: NGN - Design Management

QEM Solutions are assisting NGN with Design Co-ordination activities, to ensure successful project initiation and design management of all current NGN projects.

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Overseas Featured Project: Capita Symonds - Valve Inspections

QEM Solutions were contracted to carry 3rd party inspection and witnessing activities on a series of valves fabricated in Germany for a series of SGN contracts throughout Scotland.

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Projects Timeline

Weld Inspection & Consultancy Untied Utilities Thirlmere (1737)
Welding, Coating and Painting

Thirlmere

11 Apr 2019 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions were asked by Unitied Utilities to assist with the review of the welding process and associated with the provision of the innovative steel E-joint.

Spalding Energy Expansion WSoE (1759)
Technical Specification and Procedure Writing

10 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019

QEM solutions were to assist National Grid with the development of the Written Scheme of Examination for the Spalding Energy Expansion Project.

Coleshill Biomethane HAZOP Management (1788)
Formal Process Safety Assessments

Coleshill

07 Apr 2019 - Ongoing

QEM were asked to manage and chair a series of FPSA's (Formal Process Safety Assessments) for NMCN

West Winch HAZCON - Murphy Pipelines (1757)
Formal Process Safety Assessments

West Winch

01 Apr 2019 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions have been asked to manage the HAZCON process with our registered HAZCON Chair persons.

SGN - Flowstop Engineering Vendor Assessment (1736)
Vendor Approval, Inspection and Expediting

Dartford

05 Mar 2019 - 02 Apr 2019

QEM Solutions were asked by SGN to carry out a Vendor assessments on Flowstop in order to ensure that all processes and deliverbales were in line with specification.

Bran Sands Biomethane GEU HAZOP (1755)
Formal Process Safety Assessments

Bran Sands

20 Feb 2019 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions were engaged to manage the HAZOP Formal Process Safety Assessments for Northumbrian Water

Kinsbourne Green Pre-heat HAZCON (1752)
Formal Process Safety Assessments

Kinsbourne Green

14 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019

QEM Solutions were asked to set up and Chair the HAZCON Formal Process Safety Assessments for Kinsbourne Green Pre-heat project for Murphy PIpelines and National Grid.

3MW Gas Generator DSEAR (1671)
Ignition Hazard Assessments (Non Electrical - EN 80079) (DSEAR)

Various

13 Feb 2019 - 10 Apr 2019

QEM Solutions were asked to assist Aggreko in the development of the type QSK-19 330kW Generator set with respect to completing a risk assessment to help demonstrate compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR).

Project Environmental Management Plan - HS2 (1746)
Technical Writing

11 Feb 2019 - 10 Mar 2019

QEM Solutions were asked to assist Darke Engineering on the HS2 project with the creation of the Project Environmental Management Plan and associated processes.

Cadent Mineral Blue / isCompliant Implementation (1603)
Mineral Blue

06 Feb 2019 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions have been assisting Cadent Gas with the implementation of our Mineral Blue and isCompliant software. By developing a bespoke connection between the two suites, QEM were able to establish a streamlined process for gathering project milestone achievements. Balancing these achievements with audit and inspection results have enabled Cadent to to get a true measure of project success.

United Utilities Hallbank Coating Inspection (1738)
Welding, Coating and Painting

Thirlmere

22 Jan 2019 - Ongoing

QEM were asked to assist United Utilities with monitoring the coating activities on the Thirlmere Expansion Project 2nd phase. This contact involved providing both coating inspection and consultancy. QEM worked closely with the supplier, contractor and client.

A1 Birtley to Coal House Engineering (1734)
Project Management and Planning

Leeds

17 Jan 2019 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions were asked to provide a Project Engineer to work with Northern Gas Networks on the A1 Birtley to Coal House Diversion Project.

2019

Holford Feasibility Study (1688)
Design Process Compliance

Various

30 Nov 2018 - 01 Mar 2019

As part of the Cadent Technical Consultancy Framework, QEM Solutions were awarded the opportunity to carry out a feasibility Study on teh Holford Gas Storage Facility. QEM's remit was to produce a detailed feasibility study on the possible options available to replace the existing control systems (both mechanical and E&I assets) that are used import and export gas into the high pressure storage facility located at Holford in the North West of England.

Forty Hill & Lux Lane HAZCONs (1704)
Formal Process Safety Assessments

Various

22 Nov 2018 - 18 Dec 2018

QEM Solutions were asked by Murphy Pipelines to assist with the management of the Formal Process Safety Assessments of the Forty Hill & Lux Lane diversions.

Fingleton White HAZOP Management (1712)
Formal Process Safety Assessments

Various

21 Nov 2018 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions have engaged with Fingleton White to assist them with the management fo their Formal Process Safety Assessments.

Luxborough Lane Safe Working Design Study (1697)
Formal Process Safety Assessments

12 Nov 2018 - 11 Dec 2018

QEM Solutions were asked to provide technical consultancy in the form of a Safe Working Design Study (SWDS) to assist Murphy Pipelines with the Luxborough Lane Project on behalf of Cadent.

Online Inspection HAZOP Management (1710)
Formal Process Safety Assessments

08 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018

QEM Solutions were approached by

Bacton Hazop (1691)
Formal Process Safety Assessments

Bacton

31 Oct 2018 - 06 Nov 2018

QEM Solutions were asked to provide technical consultancy in the form ofa HAZOP Chairman to assist Murphy Pipelines with the Bacton CNI/ISS South Gate Access Control Project on behalf of National Grid. QEM provided a Consultant in the form of a competent person with extensive gas network & CNI / ISS experience, with the QEM Solutions back-up to support.

Spalding Energy Expansion Project HAZCON's (1694)
Formal Process Safety Assessments

Spalding

24 Oct 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

QEM Solutions have been asked to provide Technical Consultancy in the form of a HAZCON Chairman to assist Darke Engineering Ltd with the Spalding Engergy Expansion Project on behalf of Intergen. QEM provided a suitabley competent and qualified Consultant with extensive gas network experience, with the QEM Solutions back-up to support.

West Winch Safe Working Design Study (1698)
Formal Process Safety Assessments

Kentish Town

17 Oct 2018 - 21 Nov 2018

QEM Solutions were asked to provide technical consultancy in the form of a Safe Working Design Study (SWDS) to assist Murphy Pipelines with the West Winch Diversion Project on behalf of Cadent.

Commissioning Support for Spalding Power Expansion Project (1695)
Engineering Management

Spalding

10 Oct 2018 - 22 Nov 2018

QEM Solutions were asked to assist with Commissioning Support for Darke Engineering Ltd on the Spalding Power Expansion Project for Intergen. The scope included the commissioning documentation, coordination between necessary parties and management of the commissioning process on behalf of the project.

LPG Process Safety DSEAR Assessment (1700)
Ignition Hazard Assessments (Non Electrical - EN 80079) (DSEAR)

08 Oct 2018 - 03 Dec 2018

QEM Solutions were approached by Turner & Townsend to

Hydrogen H21 - Senior Project Management (1544)
Project Management and Planning

Leeds

27 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018

QEM Solutions are project Managing the H21 Hydrogen Innovation Project on behalf of Northern Gas Networks

The Warren Restaurant, New Build (1673)
Project Management and Planning

Abersoch

30 Aug 2018 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions were asked to assist the Haulfryn Group with the Project and Contract Management of a new build high end restaurant called The Warren. Built in a coastal area with a need for careful environmetnal consideration, the project was a complex and intricate balance between budget and socially responsible and environmental construction.

LPG and Heavy Fuel Oil Generator DSEAR Assessment (1630)
Ignition Hazard Assessments (Non Electrical - EN 80079) (DSEAR)

01 Jun 2018 - 01 Sep 2018

QEM Solutions were asked to carry out a DSEAR Assessment on an LPG Generator and a Heavy Fuel Oil Generator to ensure that they met best practice requirements of SR25 and IP16 where applicable.

Care Training Consortium GDPR Training (1638)
Data Protection 2018 and GDPR Compliance

Dumfriesshire

01 May 2018 - 22 May 2018

The Care Training Consortium engaged QEM to develop bespoke training to ensure that all of their employees and stakeholders understood the implications of the pending EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

McCall GDPR Consultancy & Training (1619)
Data Protection 2018 and GDPR Compliance

Dumfriesshire

13 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018

QEM Solutions were engaged to provide consultancy on Data Protection in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

HALO General Data Protection Regulation Consultancy (1604)
Data Protection 2018 and GDPR Compliance

01 Apr 2018 - 15 May 2018

QEM continued our longstanding relationship with The HALO Trust in providing consultancy to ensure compliance with the EU GDPR and the new Data Protection Act 2018.

2018

Skanska - Commissioning Support Engineer (1478)
Quality Management

Goxhill, River Humber

01 May 2017 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions have been asked to provide a competent engineer to assist with the development and delivery of commissioning documentation.

NGN - Hydrogen Innovation - H21 (1474)
Project Management and Planning

Leeds

03 Apr 2017 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions are assisting Northern Gas Networks with the Project Management of Hydrogen Innovation Project (H21). The initial stages of the project are to establish the feasibility of powering Leeds city council with Hydrogen.

National Grid - Project Assurance Control Wold Newton (1464)
Engineering Management

Wold Newton

02 Apr 2017 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions provided Site Supervision and Project Assurance Control during construction works at Wold Newton. Working with Arcadis we assisted National Grid in the management of the constructor.

National Grid - Valve & Civils Project (1460)
Engineering Management

UK Wide

02 Apr 2017 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions worked alongside Arcadis, assisting them with the technical delivery of the National Grid Professional Services Agreement. This included the Project Assurance Control on numerous sites for the Valve and Civil's upgrade projects.

Skanska - Design Co-ordination (1438)
Design Process Compliance

Humber

01 Feb 2017 - Ongoing

QEM Provided Design Co-ordination and Engineering Services during the Humber Crossing Project for Skanska and National Grid.

2017

Sonae UK - ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 (1450)
Business Process Management

Wigan

12 Dec 2016 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions have been asked to assist SONAE UK with the development of their management processes to create a fully integrated management system.

IGEM - TD1, 2 & 3 Training - Hong Kong (1428)
Quality Management

Hong Kong

21 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016

QEM Solutions were asked to deliver training courses TD1, TD2 and TD3 in Hong Kong on behalf of the Institute of Gas Engineers and Manager (IGEM)

Chilli - ISO 9001:2015 Implementation (1425)
Business Process Management

Ayrshire

07 Oct 2016 - Ongoing

Implementation of ISO 9001:2015 with a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning specialist working in industries ranging from Nuclear to hygiene.

Barhale Pipe Inspection (1431)
Welding, Coating and Painting

Stourport on Severn

01 Oct 2016 - Ongoing

Pipe Conditional Assessment and Ovality Checks Professional Services

Skanska - Design Support & FPSA Chairman (1439)
Project Management and Planning

Humber

01 Oct 2016 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions were asked to assist Skanska with technical consultancy services on the Humber Crossing Project for National Grid

NWCC Document Control (1417)
Document Control

Kendal

26 Sep 2016 - Ongoing

National Grid's North West Coast Connection project service delivery.

PPS - G35 Design Review Process (1432)
Design Co-ordination

Manchester

21 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

Assisting our client with a design review process of a complex engineering activity.

PTS ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Implementation (1413)
Business Process Management

Dumfries

01 Aug 2016 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions assisted Plastic Technology Services Ltd in certification to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 by a UKAS Accredited Certification Body.

Radius Systems - Valve Review (1427)
Quality Control and Verification

Radius Systems

26 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016

Project Management - Valve Review

Rayden Engineering - Authorising Engineer (1421)
Authorising Engineers

Hebden Bridge

08 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016

QEM's primary role was to assist the commercial manager on the Hebden Bridge PIG recovery project. Our responsibilities included the provision of an Authorising Engineer with SCO and EUSR Training.

A-Hak System Assistance (1420)
ISO 9001 Business Process Management (Quality)

04 Jul 2016 - 19 Dec 2016

National Grid - Project Management within TSG (1389)
Engineering Management

UK Wide

12 Jan 2016 - 12 Jan 2016

QEM Solutions are assisting GTD (Formerly TSG) of National Grid

A-Hak - Achilles / Quality Assistance (1380)
Quality Management

12 Jan 2016 - 12 Jan 2016

McNicholas - Systems Review & Support (1379)
Quality Management

12 Jan 2016 - 24 Nov 2017

IGEM - IGEM Academy (1367)
Business Process Management

12 Jan 2016 - 12 Jan 2016

QEM Solutions have been awarded the contract top develop and deliver many of the key IGEM Technical standards including IGE/TD1, TD/2 and TD/3.

NGN / Turner & Townsend - SHE Advisor (1364)
Engineering Management

12 Jan 2016 - 12 Jan 2016

PPS - QA Assistance (1361)
Quality Management

12 Jan 2016 - 12 Jan 2016

National Grid / Turner Townsend - Project Supervision at Paull AGI (1360)
Engineering Management

12 Jan 2016 - 12 Jan 2016

Worley Parsons - Project Management Assistance (1359)
Engineering Management

12 Jan 2016 - 12 Jan 2016

2016

NGN - Technical Project Handover Assistance (1383)
Project Closure & Handover Consultancy

Leeds

03 Aug 2015 - 29 Jul 2016

QEM Solutions were asked to assist with the delivery of technical packages required to facilitate commissioning and close out various electrical projects within NGN.

NGN - Biomethane Project Management (1400)
Quality Management

Leeds

06 Jul 2015 - 18 Nov 2016

Provision of a Project Manager for the Biomethane Connections to the NGN gas network

FT Pipeline Systems - Tender Assistance (1339)
Technical Writing

Lichfield, England

18 Mar 2015 - 18 Mar 2015

Capita Symonds - Nitrogen Ballasting (1357)
Technical Writing

18 Mar 2015 - 18 Mar 2015

SGN - Vendor Assessment (1347)
Inspections & Audits

18 Mar 2015 - 18 Mar 2015

SGN - Approved Vendor Inspections (1340)
Inspections & Audits

18 Mar 2015 - 18 Mar 2015

PPS - Treaddow PRI Diversion Project - Site Management (1331)
Engineering Management

18 Mar 2015 - 18 Mar 2015

NGN - Strategic Project Management (1317)
Engineering Management

Leeds, England

18 Mar 2015 - Ongoing

NGN - SCADA (1349)
Engineering Management

Leeds, England

18 Mar 2015 - 18 Mar 2015

NGN - Project Engineering & Coordination (1336)
Engineering Management

Leeds, England

18 Mar 2015 - 18 Mar 2015

NGN - Programme Management (1342)
Engineering Management

Leeds, England

18 Mar 2015 - 27 Nov 2015

NGN - Procurement Support (1315)
Vendor Approval, Inspection and Expediting

Leeds, England

18 Mar 2015 - Ongoing

NGN - E&I Project Engineering (1324)
Engineering Management

Leeds, England

18 Mar 2015 - Ongoing

NGN - Commissioning Assistance (1353)
Engineering Management

Leeds, England

18 Mar 2015 - Ongoing

NGN - Project Supervision (1338)
Engineering Management

Leeds, England

18 Mar 2015 - Ongoing

NGN - Risk Review (670)
Risk Management

Leeds, England

18 Mar 2015 - 18 Mar 2015

Keppel Seghers - OHSAS 18001:2007 (1348)
Business Process Management

18 Mar 2015 - 18 Mar 2015

IACS - Audit Preparation (1341)
Business Process Management

18 Mar 2015 - 18 Mar 2015

GNCF - Review of AVK Valve Failures (1322)
Inspections & Audits

18 Mar 2015 - 18 Mar 2015

FT Pipeline Systems - Achilles Accreditation Assistance (1355)
Business Process Management

Lichfield, England

01 Jan 2015 - Ongoing

2015

Littlefish - ISO 27001:2013 (659)
ISO 27001 Information Security Management

Nottingham, England

26 Nov 2014 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions provided consultancy to Littlefish in order to attain ISO 27001 certification. Using the isCompliant software, we implemented a system that fulfilled all the criteria of this notoriously difficult standard.

NGN - Gas Holder Demolition Project Engineering (1369)
Engineering Management

Leeds

12 May 2014 - 12 Jan 2016

Provision of the Project Engineer to lead the Gas Holder demolition programme

NGN - Wetheral AGI (1303/1316)
Engineering Management

Wetheral, England

01 Mar 2014 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions were asked to assist Northern Gas Network with the delivery of the Wetheral Offtake upgrade project. This included site supervision, document control and validation of contractor compliance.

NGN - Pre-heat Innovation Project (1306)
Engineering Management

Leeds, England

08 Feb 2014 - Ongoing

Across the NGN network the majority of the pre-heating is performed by either old inefficient water bath heaters. There are a number of sites that have newer boiler houses were expense to install and expense to maintain. QEM recruited Adam Sadler, author of the feasibility study, to project manage the pre-heating programme for both the Network Innovation Competition (NIC) element as well as the other pre-heating projects.

2014

NGN - Valve Supplier Validation (1296)
Inspections & Audits

Leeds, England

01 Oct 2013 - 29 Nov 2013

QEM Solutions were asked by NGN Assets to audit and review the systems, process and capability of various valves suppliers throughout the UK. The contract was 2nd party audit focused with the objective to establish a reliable supplier for valves.

GOGC - Pipeline Training
Risk Management

Georgia

17 Sep 2013 - 05 Nov 2013

IACS Corrosion Engineering Ltd was instructed by QEM Solutions Ltd to prepare and provide a course covering the Inspection of Non Piggable Pipelines to the Georgian Oil and Gas Company. The course was organised by Inogate Ltd on behalf of the EU.

PPS - Treaddow PRI & Diversion Project (627)
Quality Management

Herefordshire, England

01 Sep 2013 - 10 Sep 2014

QEM Solutions have provided PPS Pipeline Systems GmbH a Quality Engineer for the construction of a new pig-trap facility within the PRI and the diversion of an existing Feeder main.

NGN - Civils Supervision & Management (1259)
Engineering Management

Leeds, England

15 Aug 2013 - Ongoing

QEM were asked to assist Northern Gas Networks' Major Projects Team with the management of Civils activities across numerous above ground installations in the North of England.

Capita Symonds - Humber Crossing Consultancy (1260)
Design Process Compliance

Northern England

01 Aug 2013 - 31 Oct 2013

QEM Solutions were asked once again to join the Capita team to assist them with developing their design processes in line with National Grid Specifications, CDM and industry best practice.

PPS Western Europe - Quality & Engineering Support (627)
Quality Management

Drongen, Belgium

16 Jul 2013 - Ongoing

QEM provided PPS a Quality Engineer to support the Western Europe Division in developing their IMS system and tendering support for Projects in France.

PPS - Underground Gas Storage Project (661)
Quality Management

Gronau, Germany

06 May 2013 - 28 Nov 2014

QEM Solutions were contracted to provide a Quality Consultant to act as an independent 3rd party reviewing handover records for the Eneco Underground Gas Storage Project, near Gronau, Germany.

Rhead Group - Emissions Reductions Project (628)
Quality Management

Peterhead, Scotland

05 May 2013 - Ongoing

QEM continue to assist National Grid with the Construction and Commissioning / Validation of two new build electric compressor units at the St. Fergus Gas Terminal at St. Fergus, Peterhead.

HALO Trust - Integrated Management System (654)
Business Process Management

Dumfriesshire, Scotland

01 May 2013 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions were engaged to provide consultancy to the HALO Trust to guide through certification to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. Using the flagship isCompliant.com software, we managed to implement a system that got them through all three standards in one sitting.

PPS - UK Quality & Management Support (627)
Quality Management

Manchester, England

28 Mar 2013 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions provided PPS with a Quality Engineer on a part time basis to assist with IMS management, project and tendering support.

NGN - Electrical Engineering (640)
Engineering Management

Leeds, England

01 Jan 2013 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions are assisting NGN with Electrical Project Supervision & Design activities.

2013

Land & Marine / Rhead Group - Kirriemuir Compressor Station, Asset Validation and Recording (633)
Inspections & Audits

Kirriemuir, Scotland

24 Sep 2012 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions were brought on board by Land and Marine Engineering to manage and implement the recording and validation of Assets associated with the newly constructed electric compressor at the Kirriemuir Compressor station. This involved reviewing all new apparatus, validating it against as-builts and redline mark-up's and recording the information in the new National Grid Ellipse Asset Management system.

Land & Marine / Rhead Group - St. Fergus Terminal, Asset Validation & Recording (634)
Inspections & Audits

Peterhead, Scotland

03 Sep 2012 - 05 May 2013

QEM Solutions were brought on board by Land and Marine Engineering to manage and implement the recording and validation of Assets associated with the newly constructed electric compressors at the St. Fergus Gas Terminal in Peterhead. This involved reviewing all new apparatus, validating it against as-builts and redline mark-up's and recording the information in the new National Grid Ellipse Asset Management system.

NGN - Quality Management (635)
Quality Management

Leeds, England

03 Sep 2012 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions are assisting NGN with Quality Management services. Our resources are at the top of their game and bring years of best practice and experience to a complex and established organisation.

Capita Symonds - LNG ISO Tanker Inspections (632)
Inspections & Audits

UK, Spain & Czech Republic

01 Jun 2012 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions were engaged by Capita Symonds to monitor and report on the fabrication of 30 LNG ISO Road Tankers throughout the UK, Spain and the Czech Republic.

Spiecapag - Carrington CCGT Pipeline (625)
Project Start Up Consultancy

Carrington, England

01 May 2012 - 12 Dec 2012

QEM Solutions were again contracted to supply Project Start-up Consultancy for Spiecapag UK Ltd on the Carrington CCGT Pipeline Project. The project is not your usual pipeline project, with approximately half of the distance being a Horizontal Directional Drill.

NGN - Professional Services Framework Agreement (629)
Design Co-ordination

Leeds, England

01 May 2012 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions were accepted onto the Northern Gas Networks (NGN) technical professional services framework agreement until 2015.

NGN - Design Management
Design Co-ordination

Leeds, England

09 Mar 2012 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions are assisting NGN with Design Co-ordination activities, to ensure successful project initiation and design management of all current NGN projects.

FT Pipeline Systems - Mitcheldean Pre-Construction Risk Report (631)
Project Start Up Consultancy

Cheltenham, England

01 Mar 2012 - 01 Apr 2012

QEM Solutions were asked to review the risks associated with the construction of 9Km 610mm Nominal Bore x 6.3mm wall L275 EN 10224 helical seam submerged arc welded epoxy lined pipe.

FT Pipeline Systems - Purton Pre-Construction Risk Report (624)
Project Start Up Consultancy

Bristol, England

01 Mar 2012 - 01 Apr 2012

QEM Solutions have been asked to review the risks associated with the construction of 380m 1422.5 x 10mm, L235 EN 10224 helical seam submerged arc welded epoxy lined pipe.

Land & Marine - Emissions Reduction Project, Quality Management
Quality Management

Peterhead, Scotland

04 Jan 2012 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions were asked by Land and Marine Projects to assist in managing the Quality and Pre-commissioing processes on the St. Fergus Emissions Reductions Project.

PPS - Llanwrin to Dolgellau Pipeline Replacement Project (627)
Engineering Management

Dolgellau, Wales

01 Jan 2012 - 01 Feb 2014

QEM Solutions provided PPS Pipeline Systems with two Engineers, a full time Assistant Engineer and part time Quality Engineer for the Llanwrin to Dolgellau Pipeline Project.

2012

NACAP - Quality Management (620)
Quality Management

Teesside, England

01 Sep 2011 - 01 Dec 2011

QEM Solutions provided NACAP with a Quality Manager to assist with the quality control and assurance on a 750m long parallel pipeline of 20” and 3” diameters.

Land & Marine / National Grid - St. Fergus Reductions Project, Safe Working Methodologies (612)
Mineral Blue

Peterhead, Scotland

05 May 2011 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions were asked by Land & Marine and the National Grid St. Fergus Emissions Reductions Project to develop and implement a process that would enable a structured and efficient way for producing Safe Working Methodologies during a high priority construction and commissioning programme.

Spiecapag - Stublach Gas Storage Project (614)
Project Start Up Consultancy

Northwich, England

20 Apr 2011 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions provided Project Start-up consultancy and Project Services to Spiecapag UK Ltd on the Stublach Gas Storage Project for Storengy, a subsidiary of GDF Suez. Under the management of the Main Works Contractor, Jacobs Engineering, Spiecapag were sub-contracted to carry out detailed design and installation of pipelines to and from the gas plant, wellheads and the National Transmission System.

Safology - Integrated Management System (618)
Business Process Management

Nottingham, England

06 Mar 2011 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions has built up a long-standing working relationship with Safology on numerous projects throughout the UK. This ensured that we had a full understanding of how they worked and how they wished their business to progress. Safology has become another of the many businesses successfully certified to all three standards by a UKAS accredited body, utilising the QEM Solutions Management System database.

Ashton Bennett - Integrated Management System (603)
Business Process Management

Huddersfield, England

04 Mar 2011 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions assisted Ashton Bennett, a group of leading Geologists and Environmental Scientists in sucessfully gaining UKAS accredited certification to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.

A. Lamb Associates - ISO 9001:2008 (617)
Business Process Management

Preston, England

02 Mar 2011 - Ongoing

A. Lamb Associates are one of the most respected management and commercial services consultants in the construction industry. Continuing to provide a value added service with integrity over an above the competition, QEM Solutions were brought on board to assist with the further development of the organisation by gaining UKAS accredited certification to ISO 9001:2008.

PPS - Quality Management & Consultancy (627)
Quality Management

Manchester, England

01 Mar 2011 - 01 Dec 2011

QEM Solutions assisted PPS Pipeline Systems GmbH with various quality management activities both on a project and corporate level.

2011

Capita Symonds - Valve Inspections
Inspections & Audits

Kehl, Germany

07 Sep 2010 - 08 May 2011

QEM Solutions were contracted to carry 3rd party inspection and witnessing activities on a series of valves fabricated in Germany for a series of SGN contracts throughout Scotland.

Capita Symonds - Burnhervie Minimum Offtake
Vendor Approval, Inspection and Expediting

Edinburgh, Scotland

01 Jul 2010 - 23 Jun 2011

QEM Solutions were employed to develop, implement and manage the procurement process associated with the purchase of permanent materials for the National Grid Burnhervie Minimum Offtake Connection Project.

Spiecapag - PNG LNG Pipeline (586)
Engineering Management

Brisbane, Australia & Papau New Guinea

01 Feb 2010 - 01 Dec 2010

Spiecapag were awarded the onshore section of the larger PNG LNG project which connects the offshore pipeline and the LNG facility site, a distance of approximately 300km. QEM Solutions were able to provide the Main Works Contractor with resources to assist the QA/QC & Engineering teams.

PPS - Wormington to Sapperton Pipeline (589)
Engineering Management

The Cotswolds, England

01 Feb 2010 - 01 Jan 2013

QEM Solutions provided two Engineers, a Crossing Engineer and a Co-ordination Engineer, to a project constructing 43km of Ø900mm, high pressure, steel welded Gas pipeline for National Grid across the Cotswolds Areas of Outstanding Beauty without causing visual implications.

Ritmac - Medivar Pumpset Manuals (582)
Technical Writing

Kirkintilloch, Scotland

05 Jan 2010 - 01 Mar 2010

The design and development of operational manuals for a revolutionary pumpset designed for the use in the NHS. QEM were commissioned to identify the set-up, operational activities, fault diagnosis and permittable maintenance requirements and communicate them in an easy to understand manner.

Alba Science - Integrated Management System (584)
Business Process Management

Edinburgh, Scotland

05 Jan 2010 - Ongoing

Alba Science Limited is a Consumer Research Organisation in the centre Edinburgh. QEM Solutions integrated themselves into the organisation to investigate all company processes. QEM Solutions worked with the Alba management team to achieve ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 allowing the company to improve its processes and gain access to previously in accessible contracts.

2010

Entrepose - Pressure Vessel Inspection and Expediting
Inspections & Audits

Suffolk, England

22 Nov 2009 - 22 Dec 2009

QEM Solutions were contacted to carry out expeding and inspection activities on behalf of the Entrepose Contracting. Managed from the UK, QEM Solutions assisted Entrepose Contracting in Paris with the expediting and inspection activities on the fabrications taking place in Suffolk.

Institute for Employment Studies - ISO 9001:2008 (573)
Business Process Management

London & Brighton, England

01 Oct 2009 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions developed an intranet based management system and all associated documentation in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 and industry best practice to ensure that the operations and administration of the organisation could be implemented efficiently. The intranet management system was developed around their existing infrastructure and robust ISO 27001 systems designed specifically for Departmental Official Information.

Spiecapag - Multi-Product Pipeline Project Services (552)
Technical Writing

Johannesburg / Durban, South Africa

01 Aug 2009 - 01 Dec 2010

QEM Solutions assisted the Engineering & Construction teams with key resources required within a new pipeline designed to replace and enlarge the existing Durban to Johannesburg pipeline which transports petrol, diesel and jet fuel emanating either from the two Durban refineries or increasingly from imports.

Spiecapag - Multi-Product Pipeline (552)
Project Start Up Consultancy

Johannesburg, South Africa

07 Jun 2009 - 27 Aug 2009

QEM Solutions were asked to assist Spiecapag with the project initiation on the New Multi-Product Pipeline Project going from Johannesburg to Durban in South Africa. Quite simply our remit involved arriving onsite and ensuring that all safe working methodologies and procedures were in place.

MultiTech - Design Process Management (571)
Design Process Compliance

Edinburgh, Scotland & Warrington, England

01 Jun 2009 - 01 Dec 2009

QEM Solutions were asked to assist MultiTech Contracting in developing their internal design and risk mitigation processes to ensure that they promoted and implemented industry best practice from both a legislative and an engineering / design perspective. Working over a 6 month period, QEM established and implemented new processes on both corporate and project levels.

Murphy Pipelines - West East Link Main Pipeline (565)
Design Co-ordination

Manchester, England

01 Mar 2009 - 01 Oct 2010

QEM Solutions were contracted to work on the WELM project. This was the installation of a ∅1219mm steel bi-directional water pipeline to allow United Utilities to conduct maintenance works on existing aging aqueducts.

Laing O'Rourke - Wormington to Sapperton Pipeline Design
Design Co-ordination

The Cotswolds, England

08 Jan 2009 - 12 Jan 2010

QEM Solutions were managing the multi-disciplinary design team on behalf of Laing O'Rourke on the Wormington Compressor site to revalidate a previous pipeline design from several years previous.

Laing O'Rourke - South West Reinforcement Project
Design Co-ordination

South West England

01 Jan 2009 - 06 Jun 2011

The project was to reinforce the pipeline network to Devon and Cornwall. The scope included 5 new pipelines and either new or changes to 11 AGI’s. When QEM Solutions provided an Engineering & Design Manager to assisted with the snagging and project close out.

2009

F&B Trenchless Solutions - Operational Manuals (549)
Technical Writing

Bawtry, England

01 Aug 2008 - 01 Oct 2008

QEM Solutions were appointed to develop individual operational manuals for their diggershield tunnelling machine technology.

NMPP - Vendor Inspections
Inspections & Audits

Czech Republic

04 Jun 2008 - 19 Aug 2009

QEM Solutions were contacted to carry out expediting and inspection activities on behalf of the client for the Multi-Product Pipeline Product in South Africa. Managed from Johannesburg, QEM Solutions were asked to assist with the inspection and expediting of forged bends being made in Czech Republic.

Murphy Pipelines - Easington to Ganstead Pipeline
Document Control

East Yorkshire, England

01 Mar 2008 - 01 Aug 2008

QEM Solutions provided resources to Murphy Pipelines during the construction stage of the Easington to Ganstead pipeline.

Central Asian Gas Transit System
Risk Management

Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

01 Feb 2008 - 01 Dec 2009

QEM Solutions were involved in a European Union funded project, implemented to assist Central Asian Gas operators in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan to reduce and prevent leakage.

Laing O'Rourke - Asselby to Aberford Pipeline
Engineering Management

Selby, England

01 Feb 2008 - 01 Jul 2008

QEM Solutions were primarily brought in to fast-track the production of Method Statements and Risk Assessments for Laing O'Rourke on the 1220mm dia. Gas pipeline project. QEM furthered their involvement in the project and provided general QA/QC & Engineering support to a variety of personnel including the Crossings Engineer and the Project Management Personnel.

F&B Trenchless Solutions - Integrated Management System (533)
Business Process Management

Bawtry, England

01 Jan 2008 - 01 Jun 2009

F & B Trenchless Solutions Ltd is a specialist tunnelling company offering high quality solutions for projects. QEM Solutions used their understanding of the industry to develop a management system that satisfied the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.

2008

Inclusion - ISO 9001:2008 (555)
Business Process Management

London, England

01 Jun 2007 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions developed an online management system and all associated documentation in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 and industry best practice to ensure that the operations and administration of the organisation could be implemented efficiently.

Entrepose - Pannal to Nether Kellet Pipeline
Engineering Management

Skipton, England

01 Apr 2007 - 15 Oct 2007

Entrepose Industrial Services were contracted to design and build the Pannal to Nether Kellet 48” Gas Pipeline and AGI’s for National Grid. The 1220mm NB fully welded buried steel pipeline was constructed to connect the West of Britain to the East through a series of pipelines projects.

AMEC - Easington to Paull, Paull to Goxhill & Goxhill to Hatton Pipelines and AGI’s
Technical Writing

North East England

01 Mar 2007 - 01 Dec 2007

QEM Solutions were contracted to assist the Amec / National Grid Alliance with the development of existing and new Design Processes in line with CDM and National Grid Requirements.

2007

Gas Security In Central Asia - BTBA Pipeline
Risk Management

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan & Almaty, Kazakhstan

01 Oct 2006 - 31 Dec 2007

Working with several national operators and the Ministry of Emergency, QEM Solutions were responsible for assessing the current systems, implementation of new and development of ministerial agreements. The scope of works focussed around the 720km BTBA Pipeline that traverses across the Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan borders.

AMEC - Isle Of Grain Pipeline, AGI's and MOC
Design Process Compliance

Isle Of Grain, England

01 Oct 2006 - 01 Oct 2007

QEM Solutions were contracted to Assist the Amec / National Grid Alliance with the development of existing and new Design Processes in line with CDM and National Grid Requirements.

Entrepose - Lockerly to Marchwood 24" Gas Pipeline
Quality Management

Southampton, England

01 May 2006 - 01 Nov 2006

QEM Solutions assisted Entrepose Industrial Services with the Detail Design of 22km of 24" Pipeline spanning Marchwood Powerstation to Lockerley AGI.

Entrepose - Asselby to Pannal 48” Gas Pipeline
Quality Management

Wetherby, England

03 Jan 2006 - 12 Jan 2007

QEM Solutions provided project services and management consultancy to ensure that all internal processes associated with quality / risk mitigation during design were successfully developed and implemented. QEM Solutions managed all activities associated with quality, technical writing, document control and final project handover.

2006

Entrepose - Aberdeen to Lochside Gas Pipeline
Technical Writing

Aberdeen, Scotland

01 Mar 2004 - 01 Aug 2004

QEM Solutions were employed during the first few months of the construction phase to assist with the development of site specific Method Statements and Risk Assessments. As the project progressed, QEM Solutions became an integral part of the engineering team working directly with site personnel and the project design co-ordinator.

BGE UK - Moffat Compressor Station, Stabbing Replacement
Engineering Management

Beattock, Scotland

01 Feb 2004 - 01 Jul 2004

QEM Solutions were employed by Johnstone & Clark to manage the replacement of 82 No. 1" Stabbings on 4 High Pressure 16" Carrier Pipes. Assisting with the initial development of the original tender, QEM Solutions successfully managed the project alongside the Johnstone & Clark engineers to successful completion and handover.

2004

FT Pipeline Systems - Integrated Management System (1254)
Business Process Management

Lichfield, England

01 Mar 2003 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions used their understanding of the water industry to develop a management system that satisfied the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. QEM Solutions continue to manage and improve the organisations processes both on a corporate and project specific level.

Rickter Company - ISO 9001:2008 (509)
Business Process Management

Inverness, Scotland

01 Mar 2003 - Ongoing

The Rickter Company Ltd provides training, consultancy and support services in personal and professional development. QEM Solutions developed an online management system and all associated documentation in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 and industry best practice to ensure that the operations and administration of the organisation could be implemented efficiently.

QEMS Limited Incorporated 6th January 2003
Quality Management

Moffat, Scotland

06 Jan 2003 - Ongoing

QEMS Limited was born on 6th January 2003. Rob Graham set out on a quest to deliver the best quality and engineering management consultancy money can buy!

2003