Sandaig Engineering exhibiting at ADIPEC 2022

Sandaig Engineering are delighted to be attending ADIPEC Exhibition and Conference and joining the Scotland Pavilion supported by Scottish Development International. We will be joining other Scottish businesses, active in the energy transition sector, to take the opportunity to exhibit our services, understand the market and forge partnerships for global growth. Being part of one of the world’s most influential energy events at ADIPEC 31 October – 3 November, in Abu Dhabi will allow us time to make connections, build relationships and share our knowledge and expertise with other companies who value quality within the energy sector.

Sandaig 3 years in Business

It’s hard to believe it has been 3 years since Sandaig Engineering came into existence. Attached is a storyboard detailing some of the highlights. Here’s a Big Thanks to some of the folks who helped:

Bill Hogarty from Business Gateway for helping to get us started.
Steve Duncalf and Kevin Munro from Apache Corporation for taking a chance on us. Mary Cahill for the branding and website. Ian Ross from Scottish Development International for pushing us into the international market. Karin Hofstaetter and Keith Johnstone from Wintershall Dea for our first international assignment.

And keeping it in the family: Thanks to our daughter Robyn Owen, a recent illustration graduate from University of Dundee – DJCAD for the attached infographic. We love it!
#businessandleadership#illustration#thankyouforyoursupport

3 year Birthday Storyboard

Sandaig Engineering announce first Offshore Wind Contract

Sandaig Engineering are excited to have won our first renewables contract. We will be providing consultancy services to Kinetic Renewable Services and look forward to working with Laura Mackie.

In 2018 when we first set up the Sandaig Engineering the energy transition was well underway and moving into the renewables sector was high on our agenda. Thankfully there is much support out there for SME’s and we have worked with Lynne McIntosh-GrieveOffshore Renewable Energy Catapult ,  Paul O’Brien @deepwind , Sharon ChanXodus.

As the energy transition accelerates we know the synergies between oil and gas and offshore wind will create great opportunities across the North East. Onwards and upwards! #offshorewind#energytransition#renewables

Sandaig Engineering has a new opportunity for a senior QA/QC Engineer based in Abu Dhabi

“Sandaig Engineering have an exciting new opportunity based in Abu Dhabi and are currently looking for a Senior QA/QC Engineer with drilling & wells experience.

Initially to set up the drilling QA/QC systems for an operating company. Initial work would involve helping with some site verifications but medium term expectations would be to supervise one or two more engineers and also manage 3rd party inspection/auditing services.

Main role is for QA/QC assurance (API Q1 Q2) for drilling equipment materials and services.

Preference is for someone with competencies in quality management (ISO 900/9001/9002 and API Q2), continuous improvement, value chain mapping, lean six Sigma etc.  If your experience and qualifications meet the above and this role is of interest please forward a copy of your CV to Debbie Collins email debbie@sandaigengineering.com

Happy New Year 2022

We are sending best wishes to all our customers, business partners and followers around the globe for 2022. We wish you good health, prosperity and happiness for you and all your loved ones. Thanks to Robyn Owen our daughter and inhouse illustrator for our Christmas Card this year.

Celebrating Success and Giving Thanks- Our Story

It’s hard to believe it has been over 3 years since Sandaig Engineering came into existence. Attached is a storyboard detailing some of the highlights and we give Big Thanks to some of the folks who helped:

Bill Hogarty from Business Gateway for helping to get us started.
Steve Duncalf and Kevin Munro from Apache Corporation for taking a chance on us. Mary Cahill for the branding and website. Ian Ross from Scottish Development International for pushing us into the international market. Karin Hofstaetter and Keith Johnstone from Wintershall Dea for our first international assignment.

And keeping it in the family: Thanks to our daughter Robyn Owen, a recent illustration graduate from University of Dundee – DJCAD for the attached infographic. We love it!
#businessandleadership#illustration#thankyouforyoursupport

Sandaig Engineering Presenting at SDI DTI Technical Workshop

 Sandaig Engineering are pleased to be presenting at the Engineering, Procurement, Contracting and Management of Offshore Wind Projects technical workshop event organised by Scottish Development International, Department of Trade and Industry and Polish International Wind Farm Society. This event takes place on the 15th June 2021.

The workshop explores the different approaches to engineering, procurement, contracting and management of offshore wind projects and the risks associated with EPC, EPCM and multi-contracting.  

During this workshop, we will try to address some of those topics, UK experience and commercial offer in offshore wind are rich and diverse, throughout all project development phases: consenting (permitting processes), development (feasibility and seabed studies), construction (cable, substations, towers, blades, and foundations) up to operation and maintenance.

Robbie Owen Principal Consultant from Sandaig Engineering will present the Case Study: “Gap analysis and roll out of a service and product based QA/QC system for a major energy operator”.

Please click the link below to go to the web page for this event

#offshorewind #engineering #procurement

 

Engineering, procurement, contracting and management of the offshore wind projects – Trade Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality- Driving Efficiencies in the Offshore Wind Sector

The UK Government’s post Covid Build Back Better initiative will aim to accelerate the transition to net zero. The Offshore Wind Sector is looking strong in Scotland by pushing the boundaries in terms of reducing costs while innovating new technologies and Quality plays an integral part in this. We know that learning from the oil and gas industry has helped accelerate floating offshore wind development and cut costs. (https://www.windpowermonthly.com/article/1665801/oil-gas-sectors-lessons-floating-offshore-wind).

 

Sandaig Engineering delivers industry best practice in management systems and strategic quality programmes within the energy sector supply chain. We have experience of delivering consultancy and operational support for Oil and Gas operators and Tier one Contractors where there has been a large focus on defining service criticality, supplier assessment and supplier auditing.

 

However, here at Sandaig Engineering, we believe our approach to QA and QC consultancy services in the Oil ang Gas industry can be equally applied to the Offshore Wind Sector. Our specialist knowledge has been developed from years of experience of helping companies get it right first time to reduce expensive outages and downtime. This approach strengthens supply chains and drives up performance.

 

At Sandaig Engineering we can work with clients from the early-stage development to provide QA/QC support through the full supply chain cycle from tendering to installation and can cover all major commodities. This ensures a culture of quality is built into the organisation, adding value and getting it right first time which in turn drives up efficiencies placing our customers at the top of their game.

 

Services can include:

  • Gap analysis on engineering, projects, supply chain and operations processes and management systems
  • Implementing engineering and supply chain processes either in isolation or as part of a full management system
  • Managing the QA and HSE portions of major supplier evaluation and ITT processes
  • Vendor technical and management system auditing
  • Management of inspection and test plans and vendor/third party inspection programs
  • Root cause analysis
  • Implementing and managing NCR processes

 

If you would like to hear more about our services and discuss any matter we would love to hear from.

 

Please contact robbie@sandaigengineering, jackie@sandaigengineering.com

Love Life: Thoughts on the New Yorker Cover

The front cover of the New Yorker always has its finger on the pulse. Someone posted this the other day and it really caught my eye. 2020, the year where it looks like you’ve got your shit together but clearly you’ve not. It really got me thinking.

This year has seen sustained and continual crisis that has affected the global economy and people’s lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined this time last year. The need to pivot and adapt has been continual for many organisations and the continuing uncertainty becomes draining. Watching our small local pub continually change and adapt to the new regulations and government advice in order to keep providing a service and survive has been humbling.

The New Yorker cover reveals the stress that many young workers are facing. Working from home alone or pressures of living in shared accommodation with lack of space is just the beginning. The loss of human connection and face to face communication magnifies the loneliness that many people feel. Studies are showing that home working may bring many challenges and distractions.

There have been some helpful posts and articles on LinkedIn that have helped business navigate the pandemic.

As we move into a Scottish winter of dark days and long evenings, personal energy levels and those throughout your organisation may be at risk of exhaustion. At worst it can take a toll on people’s mental and physical health, causing major harm to organisational effectiveness, from a decline in responsiveness to a deterioration in the overall quality of work.

Remote working means many managers feel they do not have good visibility into employees’ performance. Employees may feel more anxious, often amid circumstances (e.g., caring duties) that might mean they can’t perform as usual. If you are a person who isn’t struggling but has the resources to help others, reach out and take the brave step to offer help to someone who you might see struggling. Asking how someone is can never make it worse…

 Leadership and employee engagement play a key role in successfully navigating the new normal. Which got me thinking that these are the same behaviors that establish a quality culture in organisations. Those organisations whom place quality at the center of their business should have the processes in place to ensure that vision and values are communicated effectively and nourished by all. These processes enable organisations to be resilient through sustained crisis.

Many organisations have introduced new ways of working such as daily check-ins/-outs and regular retrospectives. This has provided an opportunity to install a more permanent feedback culture and enable leaders to continue to not only communicate but to evolve the vision and values throughout these challenging times. Using this feedback culture can develop a stronger team with shared goals that should be consistent with our shared values. Our shared values are particularly important in times of uncertainty—they can unite and strengthen us and provide something that we can be certain about.

As we move forwards through the pandemic, we need to continue to use the evolving feedback cultures to support each other and work through the developing new normal.  This feedback culture could be harnessed to increase employee engagement which is related to developing positive work-based cultures of quality. Fundamentally, quality is about meeting or exceeding customer expectations year after year. That’s where the value is, measured in higher revenues from greater customer satisfaction and in higher operational efficiency and effectiveness due to increases in productivity and innovation—and of course even employee engagement….Let’s hope 2021 is a better year and if people have experienced some positives from the new ways of working, that this can be sustained.