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

PPS Pipeline Systems, Wales & West Utilities

Dolgellau, Wales
1 Jan 2012 - 1 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.

The Project consisted of 24km of 114mm welded steel pipeline running from Machynlleth to Dolgellau in the counties of Powys and Gwynedd, Wales.  

Although only 4”, the project had many engineering, safety, and environmental issues to overcome including; routing issues, steep side slope working, mountainous terrain and considerable environmental constraints (SSSI & SAC working). Details can be found below.

For the Quality Engineer, works consisted of quality management duties identified below and providing general support to a variety of personnel including the SHEQ Managers, Project Engineer and the Project Management Personnel.

Main responsibilities included;

  • Setting up of the integrated management system for the project including Document Control and SHEQ management.
  • Providing IT support when required
  • Development of Quality Management Plans including Inspection & Test plans.
  • Technical Writing – method statements, procedures, risk assessments for a wide variety of operations
  • Assisting with production, collation and approval of weld procedures
  • Maintenance of welder qualifications register
  • Monitoring of welding consumables and certification
  • Collation of calibration certificate and maintenance of registers
  • Assisting with project internal auditing and attending external ISO certification  & Achilles audits as required
  • Collation of Test End Packages to E56 Specification
  • Assisting Project Engineer with Hydrostatic Testing calculations and profile.
  • Management of Project Handover Documentation (NG - NSBP007) including liaison with the client for Data book approval, identifying sources & streams of information, managing the collation of the documentation from all Departments of the Project Team, monitoring progress against the project programme and assisting with as-built red line mark up production and following drawing appraisal sub-contractor management.

The Assistant Engineer was initially brought on to assist the Quality Engineer with the completion of method statements and risk assessments, however he soon became an integral part of the site engineering team, where he built on his knowledge of pipelines by assisting with CAD drafting, site surveying, development of construction schedules and helping the Crossings Engineer where possible.

 Services Breakdown

  Engineering Management
  Project Closure & Handover Consultancy
  Project Start Up Consultancy
  Quality Management

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