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We are problem solvers. We are organisers. From the project start-up to the very final evaluations and analysis, we can bring enthusiasm to each and every part of your project.

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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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Our Projects

PPS - Wormington to Sapperton Pipeline (589) Engineering & Site Management

PPS Pipeline Systems, National Grid

The Cotswolds, England
1 Feb 2010 - 1 Jan 2013

43km of Ø900mm, high pressure, steel welded Gas pipeline for National Grid across the Cotswolds area. The project had the additional challenge of constructing the pipeline through the Cotswold Areas of Outstanding beauty without causing visual implications. QEM Solutions provided two Engineers; a Crossing Engineer & a Co-ordination Engineer; details of responsibilities can be found below. 

Benefits of Engaging QEM Solutions:

  • Enabled other key Engineers to carry out critical operations by providing desk based assistance and engineering administration.
  • All work was carried out to a high standard and executed on time therefore assisted the efficiency and effectiveness of the project.
  • Made improvements to management procedures and best practices inconjunction with PPS Management.

For the Crossing Engineer, works consisted of; 3 No. Horizontal directional drills up to 1100m in length, 36No. Open cut and augerbored road crossings, 1 No. 1500mm diameter microtunnel under a dual carriageway, 1No. 1500mm diameter pipejack under a railway, complex lifting operations & construction works within known landslide areas. Main responsibilities included:

  • Principle Contractor management of tunnelling and horizontal directional drill sub-contractors, including interface between Client and foreign HDD company. 
  • Method statement production / review. 
  • Crossing design review.
  • Temporary works design co-ordination.
  • Appointed Person for lifting operations.
  • Production of as-built records and drawings.

For the Co-ordination Engineer, works consisted of producing documentation and providing general support to a variety of personnel including the Crossings Engineer, Project Engineer and the Project Management Personnel. Main responsibilities included; 

  • Technical writing – Method Statements, Procedures, Risk Assessments for a wide variety subjects.
  • Production and maintenance of technical Schedules based on the design provided by the Client.
  • Executing desk based engineering & administration duties on time and to a high level of accuracy.
  • Developing with PPS management best practice methodologies such as Permit to Work systems, Excavation & Temporary Works Inspection procedures.
  • Execution of Temporary Works inspections.
  • Management of sub-contractors inconjuntion with Lead Engineers for hydrostatic testing and tunnelling operations.
  • Management of RE/18 commissioning and hydrostatic test packages.
  • Management of project handover documentation (NG - BP 007G) 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.

 Services Breakdown

  Engineering & Site Management
  Project Closure & Handover Consultancy
  Document Control
  Project Start Up Consultancy
  Technical Writing

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