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

Northern Gas Networks

3 Apr 2017 - Ongoing

QEM Solutions were asked to assist Northern Gas Networks with the Hydrogen Innovation Project.

NGN are engaged in an ambitious project with Leeds City Council called H21 to explore the feasibility of powering the city of Leeds with hydrogen.

Burning hydrogen produces water and heat, and nothing else – making it a truly sustainable energy source.

Initial research has shown that the current gas network in Leeds is large enough to convert to hydrogen. Additional funding is now being sought to compile more detailed technical evidence to underpin the project.

QEM Solutions are providing technical and management services that include:

  • Prepare the NIA application
  • Develop and manage project engineering aspects of the NGN projects from concept to commissioning for the innovation project.
  • Identify and co-ordinate resolution of potential and actual problems;
  • Chair regular meetings;
  • Prepare the scope of works for the design works
  • Tender and review the design tenders
  • Manage the design process
  • Manage the G17, or equivalent, change procedure
  • Chairing design risk studies
  • Provide technical support.
  • Investigate and source a selection of suitable fittings and materials for evaluation purposes
  • Prepare the scope of work for the installation works
  • Review and evaluate the construction tenders
  • Attend project meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Manage the smooth flow of information between all members of the wider stakeholders
  • Plan and coordinate and liaise with relevant departments and the main contractors.
  • Ensure information and drawings are provided to the main works contractor of on-site services.
  • Ensure all site activities are carried out in accordance with procedures, specifications, legislations etc
  • Review the Method Statements and Risk Assessments.

A scheme with this level of ambition takes time, but it is already attracting national attention and stimulating debate. Leeds is moving ever closer to becoming the UK’s first hydrogen city – an exciting prospect.

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