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AUGUST 2012

15 IN THIS ISSUE From the CEO 1 - Zero Harm, further expansion and communication
15
IN THIS ISSUE
From the CEO
1
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Zero Harm, further expansion
and communication
HSE
2
Training
4
Business Unit Updates
- Australia
7
- Middle East
11
- New Zealand
12
- USA
13
- South America
16
Sales Corner
17
Client Recognition
18
Major Projects
21
New Equipment
33
General News
- New Employees
37
- Employee News
43
- Colouring in Competition
45
- New Arrivals
46
- Weddings
46
- Employee Interviews
47
Contact Details
50
Cover Photo
A Technician uncouples a Bundle
Lifter from a Tube Bundle during
a plant shutdown in Melbourne,
Australia.
uncouples a Bundle Lifter from a Tube Bundle during a plant shutdown in Melbourne, Australia. SETTING

SETTING NEW STANDARDS

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OUR MISSION //

“ Setting new standards in specialised industrial services.”

OUR VALUES //

Zero Harm

Care for health, safety, community and environment.

People

Our most valuable asset.

Customers

Working together for continuous improvement.

Teamwork

Performance through teamwork.

Innovation

Leading in innovative technology and performance.

Innovation Leading in innovative technology and performance. Delivery Changing the critical path by exceeding

Delivery

Changing the critical path by exceeding expectations.

Quality

100% right first time.

Presentation

Proud to stand out in a crowd.

Success

Commercially successful and sustainable.

AUSTRALIA | NEW ZEALAND | MIDDLE EAST | USA | SOUTH AMERICA

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Zero Harm, Further Expansion, and Communication

This edition of the Contract Resources Catalyst Magazine marks a significant Zero Harm milestone for the company. In May our Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) was zero following 12 months without serious injury and we have gone 8 months without a medical treatment injury. I congratulate everyone on this achievement and we must all maintain and increase the focus on our Zero Harm initiatives to ensure we continue to meet our Zero Harm objectives.

May also saw a great number of positive customer feedbacks emphasizing the high quality of our people and the services we provide. Again thank you all for your professionalism and commitment to the values that we live by every day we come to work.

In the last edition of this magazine, I updated you on the growth of our operations and in recent staff presentations; we outlined the new strategic plan and key focus areas for the coming years. Although the industry sectors we operate in are not as affected by the continuing global economic turmoil as others, we still see many challenges ahead and uncertainty in some parts of the business as a result. We remain confident with the projections in the strategic plan and this relies on us all to stay focused on delivering the initiatives and outcomes. The key points of our strategy include;

Continue to improve the US Business;

Increasing and improve access to resources to allow growth and improvements to our operational capabilities;

Repositioning the Australian business to take advantage of the growing LNG market and to cope with a reduction in the oil refining market;

Bedding down the Middle Eastern business;

Growing and developing opportunities in India and selected parts of Asia;

Improving shared services and operational support systems; and,

Continuing to grow revenue and EBIT.

We have recently made significant changes in the USA and recent results are very promising. Our USA business partner, Chris Wooten has taken on the role of National Operations Manager. Chris is a 20% shareholder in the USA business.

With the return of several key staff members to the New Zealand Projects group we now have more capacity to support growth in Asia, Middle East, and South America. We have also invested heavily in catalyst handling equipment across the group and our capital expenditure program continues with investments exceeding $10M per annum.

We are focused on strengthening the Australian business and increasing the focus on markets such as Gas Processing and Tank Terminals.

The Middle East is gaining momentum quickly and we are also close to finalising a joint venture in India.

Our strategy is to continue to develop our support functions and systems but only at a speed at which the business performance can fund this. Our revenue streams over the last 5 years have grown on average at a rate of 35% per year and in the next 4 years we forecast a 16% year on year growth rate to reach around $200M in 2016.

As part of our commitment to focus on the humanistic or people values we have embarked on a communications improvement strategy and the key initiatives underway are:

1. Catalyst magazine will be published at least twice a year

2. There will be six monthly CEO and Senior Managers’ roadshows

3. Communication Skills Training for managers and supervisors

4. New CR Internal Communication Guideline to be implemented

5. Improved set of internal web pages for key information and updates

We recognise that effective internal communication plays as an essential role in enabling us to perform well. In taking responsibility for our own areas of internal communication we all have a role to play, and our new Internal Guidelines will be there to support and deliver best practices.

Thank you all again, for your efforts, commitment, and contributions to your teams in our pursuit of continually improving service delivery and subsequent business results.

improving service delivery and subsequent business results. Andrew Wells - CEO www.contractresources.com SETTING NEW

Andrew Wells - CEO

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HSE
HSE

Chart Group wide injury stats for the last 14 months.

12 Months LTI Free

by Susan Skee

On 30 May CR achieved 12 months without recording a lost time injury. This is something of an achievement in the oil and gas industry and particularly in the CR niche of specialised and high risk industrial services.

Internationally we’ve now achieved not only 12 months recorded lost time injury free but also 8 months recorded medical treatment injury free. This means we now have, across the CR group, a lost time injury frequency rate of 0 and a medical treatment frequency rate of 4.5.

Thanks to everyone in CR for contributing to this record and particularly those who have been proactive in their on-the-job safety and injury management.

While we’re proud of this achievement, we have a long way to go to reach our goal of zero harm. The graph below shows we’re still recording significant first aid treatments – a sign that our people are still receiving small injuries that we need to do all we can to prevent. While the HSE team, managers, coordinators, and supervisors are all working hard on building safety into everything we do it’s still up to all of us to accept the responsibility to work safely at all times; do risk assessments using JSEA’s or client Take 5 processes before we take on a task; wear PPE appropriate to the job at hand; and report hazards and suggestions using CR and client systems.

In other words, doing all that you can to go home safely every day.

hazards and suggestions using CR and client systems. In other words, doing all that you can
hazards and suggestions using CR and client systems. In other words, doing all that you can

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HSE
HSE
AUGUST 2012 PAGE 3 HSE International SOS Partnership by Wayne Wilson With the continued growth of

International SOS Partnership

by Wayne Wilson

With the continued growth of the company, particularly in international development, Contract Resources identified a need for better support of its people being assigned or travelling internationally.

Contract Resources approached “International SOS” to provide additional assistance to our people, with the goal of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our staff overseas.

Contract Resources wanted a company that could provide a comprehensive travel risk management program able to meet the following needs:

Continue Contract Resources role in setting the bench mark and operating with best practice in the resource services industry.

Extend ‘Zero Harm’ and duty of care charter to our overseas employees.

Provide robust pre-departure briefings addressing areas of medical and security risks with proactive notifications to Contract Resources Management and staff throughout.

Provide a significant and tangible peace of mind to the traveller and organisation alike.

Facilitate proactive assistance for all Contract Resources travellers anywhere and at any time around the world from day to day assistance through to evacuation.

Be proactive and pre-emptive in moving personnel away from potential difficulties.

Provide up-to-date information to better support decisions on deployment of staff.

International SOS was able to provide a comprehensive package tailored to our requirements which included detailed pre-departure information, full support during deployment, and emergency response capability.

The International SOS membership page for Contract Resources can be found on the Staff page of the Cyber Office under ‘SOS Travel’. The membership page has up to date information on travel, medical, and security conditions for countries around the globe, as well as many other resources useful when travelling internationally.

as well as many other resources useful when travelling internationally. www.contractresources.com SETTING NEW STANDARDS
as well as many other resources useful when travelling internationally. www.contractresources.com SETTING NEW STANDARDS

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Training
Training

Confined Space Training at Bankstown

by Glenn Lockhart

An internal Confined Space training course was conducted at the Bankstown site in May.

The training facility, participants, and equipment were put through their paces by L&D and Training Coordinator, Rob Comerford.

The three day training course encompassed all the requirements and elements of

course encompassed all the requirements and elements of Photo Confined Space trainees about to be lowered

Photo Confined Space trainees about to be lowered into the confined space

AS 2865-2009 Confined Spaces. The participants that took part included two new management trainees, two new chemical cleaning technicians, and two workshop personnel.

The course was a good learning experience for those involved and showed the enormous potential of the Bankstown site as a superb training facility.

of the Bankstown site as a superb training facility. Photo Team two conducting a risk assessment

Photo Team two conducting a risk assessment

First Aid Course Completed

By Glenn Lockhart

A Senior First Aid course was conducted recently at Bankstown to support the operations and the Emergency Wardens structure.

Fourteen people attended and were all successful in attaining their “Apply First Aid” certificate. The course was conducted by Parasol EMT, a nationally accredited training provider. The course was well received by the participants and the feedback was excellent.

received by the participants and the feedback was excellent. Photo Rob Forrest receiving a pat on

Photo Rob Forrest receiving a pat on the back from Andy

Rob Favretti, who is also the Chief Warden at the Bankstown site commented, “first aid is something that you can not only use at work, but is an important skill to have at home.”

It was also fantastic to have our CEO Mr Andy Wells on hand to present the certificates to participants.

Wells on hand to present the certificates to participants. Photo Dhiraj Singh who is now a

Photo Dhiraj Singh who is now a first aider in our office area

Photo Team one discussing the task at hand and conducting a JSEA Photo CEO Andy

Photo Team one discussing the task at hand and conducting a JSEA

Team one discussing the task at hand and conducting a JSEA Photo CEO Andy Wells presenting

Photo CEO Andy Wells presenting Rambayi Majuru with his First Aid Certificate

presenting Rambayi Majuru with his First Aid Certificate Photo Roberto Favretti workshop supervisor receiving his

Photo Roberto Favretti workshop supervisor receiving his certificate

Rambayi Majuru with his First Aid Certificate Photo Roberto Favretti workshop supervisor receiving his certificate

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Training
Training

Trainer On Board

by Susan Skee

Rob Comerford joined the HSEQT team in late March and CR Australia training has forged ahead since his arrival. In May Rob trained over 100 CR participants in Confined Space Entry, BA, First Aid, and Working at Heights nationally accredited programs – both refresher and initial training. Just these 100 ‘trainings’ have saved CR significant time and complications for people planning, simplifying our ability to place guys on jobs as well as around $30,000 in external training costs; quite an impact for someone’s second month in the job.

The HSEQT Team have also been able to develop and release a national training calendar capturing Rob’s planned training across Australia as well as recording training scheduled for the Professional Development Program and other external training. The national training calendar is now on the Cyber Office under Company Document Repository – Training. Anyone planning a job is encouraged to check the calendar for Rob’s training schedule for

nationally accredited programs so we can make sure our guys are trained and ready for the job well in advance of job start dates.

Rob joins CR after five years working as a trainer and that’s after 25 years in the fire brigade where he first started pursuing his career in training. And all of that is after Rob spent 9 years as a plant mechanic. Rob’s background is a great match for CR’s activities.

Management Trainee Program Update

by Susan Skee

Jake Wilson and Jeff Kerferd are our two newest management trainees. The guys started in April and have commenced their first placements in NSW and WA.

Jake, initially to be based in Bankstown, hails from NSW where he has studied law, journalism, and project management. While studying Jake worked in a wide range of jobs in landscaping, shipping services, and excavation and plant hire. In addition to work and study he was coaching junior basketball and playing league at state level. Jake applied for the CR Management Trainee Program as he liked the balance of practical and office based experience offered in the two year program. Jake is currently working on a communication project that came out of the communication review as well as helping out at Shell Clyde two days a week with their asset records.

Jeff is initially based in our Perth office and is already scheduled to work on the KBSB tank cleaning job in Karratha. Jeff has an interesting background holding a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) and working as a field tech and trade’s assistant on mine shutdowns for over a year before joining CR as a management trainee. He was attracted to the CR Traineeship because of the wide variety of areas covered by the Program and the opportunity to develop a career with CR once the two years of rotation is done.

CR now has a total of seven participants in the Management Trainee Program with another planned intake for early 2013. Our existing Management Trainees, Blake Lupton, Elliott Sandaver, Marcus Warren, Samuel Whittaker-Mills and Bruno Warren have been out and about learning everything they can about the business as well as participating in the formal training (see article on the Professional Development Program). This first group of five guys have finished placements in a wide range of locations and parts of the business, including Clyde, Kurnell and Lytton LTC, Conoco Philips Darwin, CR Middle East, New Zealand operations, Bankstown Catalyst Handling asset management, Adelaide Commercial and Asset operations, and a Karratha Woodside project – to name just a few.

The two year program sees the guys placed in a minimum of six locations and gives them the opportunity to learn the business from the ground up. They have placements that include long term contract sites on the East Coast, projects and shutdowns all over Australia, learning commercial and assets processes in Adelaide, six months in New Zealand operations, and time in Bankstown learning head office functions.

We’ll start advertising for the 2013 intake of the Management Trainee Program in July.

Photo Rob Comerford, newest member of the HSEQT Team based in Bankstown. Photo Four of

Photo Rob Comerford, newest member of the HSEQT Team based in Bankstown.

newest member of the HSEQT Team based in Bankstown. Photo Four of our Management Trainees, left

Photo Four of our Management Trainees, left to right; Marcus Warren, Elliott Sandaver, Bruno Warren, and Samuel Whittaker Mills.

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Training
Training

CR Australia Professional Development Program

by Susan Skee

In December 2011, CR Australia launched their national Professional Development Program.

We are now in mid 2012 and the program is well underway with courses completed in leadership, project management, and OHS for supervisors.

The program was devised to support our supervisor’s development in line with the training that is offered to our management trainees. Several programs were piloted and accepted or rejected for inclusion. The result is a comprehensive training program which will run alongside CR’s performance management systems and is intended to provide participants with a comprehensive development program aimed at meeting individual and business needs.

There are over 40 employees nominated to participate in the program across CR Australia. The training courses that are in the program are planned or scheduled to be run in Sydney and Perth, with the opportunity for us to broaden the locations depending on where participants are located.

At each course we try to get a group of people together who wouldn’t normally work together to mix up experiences and the opportunity to meet a different group of people.

The full program, which will take about two years to complete, includes training in:

Impact Leadership – which can be upgraded to a Diploma in Business Management with additional online study

Applied Project Management

Finance for Non Finance Managers

OHS for Supervisors

Communication Skills

CR Management Systems

Managers nominate participants to the program and work out their priorities for training over the next two years in an agreed plan. The Manager will then support the participant in meeting not only the training components of the program but supporting them through CR’s performance management systems to develop into stronger and even more resourceful future leaders. While the focus is definitely on developing our supervisor’s and trainee’s, individual courses are open to others through nominations by their manager.

If you’d like any further information on the program contact your manager or Susan Skee.

on the program contact your manager or Susan Skee. Photo Participants in the pilot of AIM’s

Photo Participants in the pilot of AIM’s Applied Project Management Training course – Left to Right: Rob Favretti, Dhiraj Singh, (trainer), Elliott Sandaver, Samuel Whittaker-Mills, Mohamed Ahmad, Blake Lupton.

to Right: Rob Favretti, Dhiraj Singh, (trainer), Elliott Sandaver, Samuel Whittaker-Mills, Mohamed Ahmad, Blake Lupton.

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Business Unit Updates
Business Unit Updates
Photo AHP075 New HPW unit Photo AV094 & AT133

Photo AHP075 New HPW unit

Photo AV094 & AT133

Photo AHP075 New HPW unit Photo AV094 & AT133 Australia Caltex Lytton by Larry Tattersall Caltex
Photo AHP075 New HPW unit Photo AV094 & AT133 Australia Caltex Lytton by Larry Tattersall Caltex

Australia

Caltex Lytton

by Larry Tattersall

Caltex Lytton (LTC) has been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to trial two new pieces of equipment, the new semi trailer mounted Vac unit AV094 and the 10/20K blast unit AHP075.

The long term contract site is a good place to trial the new equipment with the amount of regular work that occurs for vac loading and high pressure water blasting.

The Vac Unit arrived onsite mid May, followed by the HPW truck which had been used at the BP Bulwer shutdown. Both have been greatly received by the crew, who are thrilled to have something new to replace a couple of the older units, which were getting to the end of their working life.

We and the project team are working with the Engineering Department in Adelaide, to provide suggestions for improvements/ modifications after using the units in operation. A few ideas have surfaced on how to make the trucks even more user-friendly and as a result of a few suggestions, the safety of the units will also be improved.

Management has implemented a Tool Box meeting to be held at the wash pad every Tuesday morning. This provides an opportunity to check over the units to ensure that the presentation is maintained to a high standard and that all log books, equipment checks lists etc are filled out. This will ensure that the equipment is kept in the best condition possible and always fully equipped should it need to leave site for any project work.

In other news, June is going to be a busy month on site with a full maintenance program as well as a number of projects on the schedule. We have an Inert Team on site for a couple of weeks who will be recharging the catalyst on 5 vessels, all of which are blinds to blinds.

We are also undertaking the recharge of two Polycat reactors towards the end of June which are also to be completed blind to blind. In addition, there is an ultra high HPW clean to be performed on Tank 13.

From a management point of view things are busy as always. Blake Lupton has joined our team for 3 months to gain an understanding of how the Lytton LTC site is ran. He will be shadowing myself and our 2IC, Andrew Patterson, while he is here, attending meetings, helping with quotes and the management of projects. Andrew and leading hand Andrew Owen have kept things running on the ground with the coordination of the work crews and the execution of various projects, their work load is set to increase in the upcoming month with the scheduled work. Sheryl Anderson has been a key member to the team, ensuring everything runs smoothly from an office admin point of view on a daily basis, as well as helping out on various projects.

of view on a daily basis, as well as helping out on various projects. www.contractresources.com SETTING

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Business Unit Updates - Australia
Business Unit Updates - Australia
Photo From left to right: Mike Rooney, Samir Shah, and Ian Mckie enjoying their breakfast

Photo From left to right: Mike Rooney, Samir Shah, and Ian Mckie enjoying their breakfast

Shell Clyde - General Business

by Zoe Sin

WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES

Personal safety, equipment safety,

operation safety in a workplace?

Our safety performance relies on all of us to do the right thing. It is also your personal commitment to comply and value safety. Let’s work together to continue to build a stronger, safe culture.

At Shell Clyde it sometimes seems like a roller coaster ride but regardless we are concerned with and committed to personal safety in the workplace.

The fact that no one gets hurt is definitely not luck! By working together we can ensure a safe work environment. If the risk can be eliminated or substituted, this is the preferred option otherwise make sure you discuss your concerns with your supervisor and team members. There is always a way to do the task safely.

Our management team love to work with people, make the team safe, reliable, and successful. Your attitude does matter.

What are your priorities

RECOGNITION BBQ

On the 3rd of May 2012, a “thank you” BBQ breakfast was held for those involved in the recent FCCU shutdown. Although we performed a limited number of activities, our people demonstrated the commitment

and need to care for each other. We thank

D.

Vassall, V. Pecanae, T. Dinh, C. Grayson,

N.

Arnolds, Louie Kiss, Terry Lennon,

Evert Leroux, Mark Cook, and Daniel Vandewesthuize for your support. We especially thank Paul Wilson for his support throughout. Your experience and advice is always appreciated.

KEY FOCUS

As you are aware our site is moving closer to becoming a terminal business. During these changing times we have made the commitment to build and maintain morale at Shell through our daily activities.

- Pride in our services

- Focus on present

- Positive for future

More activities are being planned in the coming months including decontamination, decommissioning, and tank cleaning. All employees are encouraged to share ideas or better ways that will help build pride, focus, or generate a positive mood at Shell.

build pride, focus, or generate a positive mood at Shell. Photo From left to right: Carl

Photo From left to right: Carl Eve, Adam Mackie, Brendon Shearer, Jason Waddell, and Van Be Vo.

OUR BUSINESS - The Road Show

We thank Andy, Richard, Susan, and Peter who presented the Road Show. It provided vision for our people and insight as to where the company is heading. Most importantly, the company puts “people” on top of their list. We look forward to the changes and challenges as well as being part of a growing business.

on top of their list. We look forward to the changes and challenges as well as
on top of their list. We look forward to the changes and challenges as well as

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Business Unit Updates - Australia
Business Unit Updates - Australia

WORK LIFE BALANCE!

A significant amount of effort has been made by the team and we just want to say thank you for all your hard work. Although some faces are missing from the photo, we still want you to know how much we really appreciate your work.

Adam Mackie, Jason Waddell, Brendon Shearer, Richard MacFarlane, Dave Manukau, James Middleton, Julio Cortez, Nathan Arnolds, Rob Longney, Liam Ballis, Robert Lopez, and Ben Gugliandolo.

SAFETY DAY

Safety Day is an annual, one day event during which all Shell employees and contractors are encouraged to gather together to focus on safety. This year the theme is “Time for Safety”. We believe everyone should make time for safety no matter whether it is at home or at work. Paperwork and all those procedures might seem excessive but without them the risks can result in serious injury or cost you your life. Shane Bushell from “Limb for Life” was the guest speaker of the day and spoke from experience.

was the guest speaker of the day and spoke from experience. Photo The Safety Day message
was the guest speaker of the day and spoke from experience. Photo The Safety Day message

Photo The Safety Day message was delivered by Shell Management, then CR Management, followed by a group discussion for behavioural changes.

Photo Back: Louie Kiss, Attila Veroes, Daniel Vassall.

Middle: Warren Vassall, Carl Eve, Alan Alderton, Joel Alderton.

Front: Be Vo, Mark Reynolds, Steve Fleming.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Guess Who! It’s my grandpa’s 63rd birthday with a special homemade cake from his dearest granddaughter.

with a special homemade cake from his dearest granddaughter. And for those who couldn’t guess –

And for those who couldn’t guess – Happy Birthday Alan Alderton (Coatings Supervisor). Wishing you health and happiness.

(Coatings Supervisor). Wishing you health and happiness. We also demonstrated the Earth-Rite Static Grounding System

We also demonstrated the Earth-Rite Static Grounding System recently fitted to our vacuum unit as part of the Safety Day. Thank you to Neil Morris, Ian Sayers, and others from the workshop for ensuring the truck was delivered on time. This technique is a great example of the continuous improvement within our company. The system ensures that the risk of fire or explosion caused by static electricity is removed from the material transfer process. Shell have been very supportive of the development and installation of this system and have been quick to realise the increased safety levels achieved.

been quick to realise the increased safety levels achieved. Photo Mike Rooney took the opportunity to

Photo Mike Rooney took the opportunity to learn the crane business.

Rooney took the opportunity to learn the crane business. Photo Ian Sayers explaining how the static

Photo Ian Sayers explaining how the static grounding system protects drivers, operators, equipment, and product from the ignition hazards associated with static electricity.

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Business Unit Updates - Australia
Business Unit Updates - Australia

Photo Darwin crew:

Back row left to right: Anthony Garcia, Alvin Mendoza, Peter McCormack, Luke Tankey, Edwin Elambo, Enrique Ferrer.

Front row left to right: Eric Roxas, Julius Bartolome, Pedro Olimba.

Missing: Alan Geronimo – Alan’s on the shutdown

Olimba. Missing: Alan Geronimo – Alan’s on the shutdown Photo Finished shelter Photo Finished mine module

Photo Finished shelter

Missing: Alan Geronimo – Alan’s on the shutdown Photo Finished shelter Photo Finished mine module on

Photo Finished mine module on transport

Expansion in Darwin by Mike Rooney

After a difficult period following the GFC, the Darwin region has bounced back with major project announcements including Inpex LNG, establishment of a Marine Support Base, and expansion of Defence.

Our Darwin blast yard has also seen a revival, thanks to a committed workforce delivering quality products and enhancing the reputation of Contract Resources.

This upturn in business has put increased pressure on the capacity of the blast booth, and the paint shed in particular, especially when doing multi coat/multi colour systems or large modules. To alleviate this we have installed a cyclone proof “Shelter Station” providing over an additional 300m 2 of undercover painting area.

We now have the capacity to deal with whatever our clients require, whether it be in mining, onshore and offshore oil and gas, or general fabrication items.

and offshore oil and gas, or general fabrication items. Photo Shelter under construction Roadshow Strategy
and offshore oil and gas, or general fabrication items. Photo Shelter under construction Roadshow Strategy

Photo Shelter under construction

Roadshow Strategy Presentations

by Alison Crosbie

During April and May, Andy Wells and/or Richard Visscher presented the Group Strategy update and CR Australia’s results for 2011 at offices and sites across Australia.

The purpose of the presentations were to update everyone on how we have performed over the last 12 months, and what we are aiming to achieve in the next 12 months and broadly in the next few years. A special topic ‘Improving Internal Communication’ was also presented to staff. This included the key findings from an audit and survey conducted in the Australian business in 2011.

Based on the evaluations and feedback from the presentations, staff felt they were ‘really informative’, and ‘well put together’. Moving forward, the roadshow presentations will be held every six months and will include topics staff have suggested including industry updates, CR success stories and innovation case studies.

Richard’s Key Messages from the presentation:

studies. Richard’s Key Messages from the presentation: • Strategy – Focus on this! • Zero Harm

Strategy – Focus on this!

Zero Harm

Constructive Communication

Key Messages from the presentation: • Strategy – Focus on this! • Zero Harm • Constructive

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Business Unit Updates - Middle East
Business Unit Updates - Middle East

Photos Oman Team: Ready for the Mina Al Falah Refinery Shutdown

Left to Right: Naveen Kumar, Saveen Kumar (UAE), Prasanth Gopala, Naveen Chandra, Srikanth Shetty (Operations Manager, Qatar), Anil Mani (Operations Manager, Oman), Dhanajaya, Niresh, Praveen Kairana (UAE)

Manager, Oman), Dhanajaya, Niresh, Praveen Kairana (UAE) Photo Kushal Shetty (Technician) Photo Abdulla Salaiman:

Photo Kushal Shetty (Technician)

Praveen Kairana (UAE) Photo Kushal Shetty (Technician) Photo Abdulla Salaiman: PRO/ Administrator/ Driver Photo

Photo Abdulla Salaiman: PRO/ Administrator/ Driver

Photo Equipment set up for Perlite unloading at Emirates Steel.

Middle East Update

by Ross Jury

unloading at Emirates Steel. Middle East Update by Ross Jury Al Salam O Alaikm from the

Al Salam O Alaikm from the Middle East, since the last Catalyst Magazine the operation in the Middle East has come a long way.

the operation in the Middle East has come a long way. Oman CR now has a

Oman

CR now has a fully registered company in Oman. We are very fortunate to have been able to engage Anil Mani to manage the operation in Oman. Anil comes to CR from Plant Tech in India and is very experienced in managing projects. Anil has rapidly established a strong reputation with CR clients for safety and productivity.

Anil has developed a very capable team of technicians to support him. 3 of them have been to both Australia and New Zealand to assist on shutdowns.

Qatar

The Qatar operation continues to develop steadily and our ability to be able to transfer people between countries is really starting to be a big bonus for us.

CR has now undertaken 2 Pigging Projects in Qatar at the Qatar Petroleum Oil Refinery.

The outlook for the Middle East is that after Ramadan things will get very busy again, so maybe there will be some more opportunities for visits to the Middle East.

UAE

The Team in Abu Dhabi has grown in size along with the business. We have been very fortunate to have some excellent people join the team, including Hari Haran, Nithin Rao, Ravi Kaul, and Murtuza Khan.

Since the beginning of 2012 we have now undertaken numerous projects in the Middle East Region. One of the largest was the shutdown at Takreer Oil Refinery in Abu Dhabi. CR undertook the change out of catalyst on 25 reactors and vessels, including the Dense Loading of 6 Hydrocracker Reactors. In the same shutdown we also undertook the decontamination of the Vacuum Column.

While it was our biggest project to date and had many trials throughout the execution, we achieved many goals and came away with a very happy client.

This was real credit to the team and many thanks go to Paul Dravitski, Paul Player, and John Bigmore, whose efforts greatly contributed to the success of the project.

One of the more challenging projects was undertaken at Emirates Steel, where we were required to unload and reload over

800 cubic metres of Perlite from the Cold Box. The project was managed by Babu Kattilancheri and after much discussion and ideas, the project was executed not only ahead of time but also in a very tidy and professional manner.

The client was impressed that we were able to remove the Perlite efficiently, without making a big mess.

were able to remove the Perlite efficiently, without making a big mess. www.contractresources.com SETTING NEW STANDARDS
were able to remove the Perlite efficiently, without making a big mess. www.contractresources.com SETTING NEW STANDARDS

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Business Unit Updates - New Zealand
Business Unit Updates - New Zealand

Photo Aerial view of Train 1 and 2 at Motunui

Photo Hyundai Oilbank reactors being loaded in Korea

New Zealand Update

by Bill Stretton

being loaded in Korea New Zealand Update by Bill Stretton Pre Commission Catalyst Loading for Methanex
being loaded in Korea New Zealand Update by Bill Stretton Pre Commission Catalyst Loading for Methanex

Pre Commission Catalyst Loading for Methanex New Zealand

Contract Resources has a long association with Methanex and has assisted with mechanical and catalyst handling projects in New Zealand, Chile, and Trinidad. The ‘Motunui’ methanol plant in New Zealand was shut down in 2004. It has two trains and Meth 2 was re-commissioned again in 2008.

In May this year Contract Resources completed the pre-commission catalyst loading on Meth 1, which is also being started up again. This included loading the 680 tube Methanol Reformer using Unidense spring technology, a 5 bed Methanol Converter, and 2 single bed Desulferiser Reactors.

Paul Dravitzki project managed the work, with Leon Nicholls supervising the reactor loading, and Ash Ngaia and Nick Van looy supervising work on the reformer.

By the end of July the Motunui site will be back in full production for first time since 2004. A number of CR staff first met each other on projects at the Motunui site, some as early as 1986 during its construction, and it’s great to see all the activity back.

Asian Experiences

During May and June we completed two projects in Far East Asia. Gray Gardner assisted Nippon Ketjen with inspection services during catalyst loading of the No.1 RDS reactors at the Taoyuan Refinery in Taiwan. This is the fourth inspection project CR has completed for Nippon Ketjen in Taiwan in recent times and both the refinery operator CPC, and Nippon Ketjen appreciate the value we add to quality assurance during catalyst loading and performance after start up.

Wayne Wilson led teams to complete the catalyst dense loading on two trains of ARDS reactors for Hyundai Oilbank in Korea. The first train was completed in May and the second in June. Four technicians using two machines loaded around the clock on each train to dense load more than 1,000 ton of catalyst using the UOP process. The client was delighted with both the quality of loading and speed of the project. Technicians came from the New Zealand and Middle East operations to complete the works.

loading and speed of the project. Technicians came from the New Zealand and Middle East operations
loading and speed of the project. Technicians came from the New Zealand and Middle East operations
loading and speed of the project. Technicians came from the New Zealand and Middle East operations

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Business Unit Updates - USA
Business Unit Updates - USA

USA Update

by Trevor Penny

13 Business Unit Updates - USA USA Update by Trevor Penny Chalmette Refining (ExxonMobil) Louisiana –
13 Business Unit Updates - USA USA Update by Trevor Penny Chalmette Refining (ExxonMobil) Louisiana –

Chalmette Refining (ExxonMobil) Louisiana – USA

Catalyst Handling Resources have been busy working on the planning and execution of the Unloading, Screening, Mechanical Repair, and Reloading of the CCR Reactors at the ExxonMobil facility in Chalmette, Louisiana.

We completed specialized welding on various items and materials around the site, including Inconel 600, 5 1/4 Chrome,

various Stainless Steels, and Carbon Steels. The main welding project was installing

a new regenerator screen to a new head.

These needed to be cut, prepared, and field welded prior to the final installation.

We also installed a new spool piece on the 24” inlet line on the reactors, and the replacement of Inconel bolts in one of the blower housings.

ExxonMobil were very pleased with our performance and both companies are hopeful that this will lead to us working together much more in the future. Thanks again to all the team that were involved with the project.

Stepan – Salt Changeout

The team at Catalyst Handling Resources in the Mid West recently completed a different type of project to what many of our people were used to doing. This was supervised by Larry Oakes, Mike Sibert, Simon Rivas, and Bobby Askren.

Salt is used as a heat transfer medium in

a process at Stepan, and it was our task to change out the well-used salt and replace with new material. The performance of the salt drops over time and requires higher

temperatures to melt. Old salt has a melting point of around 304° F / 151° C and new salt

is around 288° F / 142° C.

The project involved the unloading of the old (hot) salt from the process for disposal and then replacing this with new salt. The old material was unloaded into drums directly from the reactor.

The equipment we used to perform this work was transported from Houston to our Louisiana workshop facilities and modified with new pumps and heating coils to suit our applications before being insulated. Once this was completed, the oversized load was shipped up to the site in the Mid West and commissioned on site.

New (dry) salt is discharged into a large

tank that has heating coils installed. Steam

is then introduced to the heating coils and

temperatures of around 288° F (142° C) are reached, melting the salt and allowing it to be pumped back into their process.

At the completion of the project around 200,000 pounds of new salt was melted, equating to approximately 12,600 gallons reintroduced into their process.

12,600 gallons reintroduced into their process. Photo After modifications and insulation the tank was

Photo After modifications and insulation the tank was placed on a trailer and shipped up North from the Gulf States.

Photo Old regenerator screen being placed next to new regenerator head in the temporary structures
Photo Old regenerator screen being placed
next to new regenerator head in the temporary
structures
next to new regenerator head in the temporary structures Photo Team members in hot suits to

Photo Team members in hot suits to protect themselves when the hot liquid salt was being unloaded into the drums.

when the hot liquid salt was being unloaded into the drums. Photo Once the tank and
when the hot liquid salt was being unloaded into the drums. Photo Once the tank and

Photo Once the tank and equipment was established, on site pipe work and steam tracing had to be run to ensure success and safety.

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Business Unit Updates - USA

Petro Star – Valdez, Alaska

by Trevor Penny

For around the past two and a half years, CHR has been working on and off with Petro Star in Valdez, Alaska.

Originally CHR went to Petro Star to perform the initial loading of 4 PSA’s, 1 Shift Converter, 1 Desulfurizer, and 2 smaller reactors. This was executed very well and all parties involved were satisfied with CHR’s performance. Since then, Petro Star has had some problems with their Reformer performance which we were also able to alleviate. The issues were caused by power outages during the winter months in Valdez. 12 months ago a backup generator was installed, thus leading to better performance and less unplanned outages.

During the summer of 2010 a CHR crew was driving to their hotel after a shift at the site when they spotted a momma Grizzly Bear with 3 Cubs in tow on the local bicycle path.

The CHR team members quietly remained in the vehicle to take photos and let them go on their way.

CHR has developed a great relationship with Petro Star employees and the people of Valdez. They are not only our clients but have become our friends. The team at CHR would like to thank the people of Valdez and Petro Star for welcoming us into their community. CHR is looking forward to helping Petro Star with any of their future needs.

Photo Mother and young heading out down the bicycle path to get food (or bicyclists) we expect?

Syngass Conference by Robin Franco

On April 23rd through 25th 2012, Catalyst Handling Resources attended the Syngas Association’s annual conference and exhibit tradeshow held in Tulsa Oklahoma. In attendance were representatives from the reformer and syngas market as well as catalyst suppliers and handlers. The 3 day event was held to cover any new technology in the industry and to focus on safety and loading techniques.

Catalyst Handling was an exhibitor and sponsor of the conference and was visited in our booth by many clients including: Koch fertilizer, Mosaic, PCS Nitrogen, Canadian fertilizer, CF Industries, Chevron, Coffeyville Resources, Dow Chemical, and Air Products to name a few.

Catalyst Handling was able to showcase our equipment, technology, and impeccable safety record as well as having some one on one communication with clients in the syngas and reformer market. The show was a huge success resulting in several invites for CHR to meet and give presentations about our company.

ExxonMobil Baytown – Safety Award

by Trevor Penny

Last issue we had a report on the Parex project that was completed in 2011 at ExxonMobil Baytown. In April of 2012 Catalyst Handling Resources were awarded a “Nobody Gets Hurt” award at this year’s Safety Banquet as a result of our safe operation during the project.

Trevor Penny was present to receive the award and this was presented by Joe Blommaert (Site Manager, Baytown Chemical Plant) and Matt Lawrence (Maintenance Manager) and as you can see Joe seems pretty happy with our performance.

Thanks to everybody for making this major project a safe one.

to everybody for making this major project a safe one. Photo Texas Sales Manager Robin Franco
Photo Texas Sales Manager Robin Franco welcomes John Mangas of Air Products to CHR’s booth.
Photo Texas Sales Manager Robin Franco welcomes John Mangas of Air Products to CHR’s booth.

Photo Texas Sales Manager Robin Franco welcomes John Mangas of Air Products to CHR’s booth.

Photo Presentation of the safety award. Left to right: Joe Blommaert, Trevor Penny, and Matt Lawrence.

CHR’s booth. Photo Presentation of the safety award. Left to right: Joe Blommaert, Trevor Penny, and

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Business Unit Updates - USA
Business Unit Updates - USA

Utah (West Coast Ops)

by Trevor Penny

In January 2012 CHR opened an office and workshop to support the Rocky Mountain area in West Haven, Utah.

Some of the personnel based in the office are; Peter Crouch (Area Coordinator), Derik Malone (Operations / Sales), Ramir Brigino (Field Superintendent), and John Clark (DOT Admin / Sales Coordinator).

John Clark has certainly assisted our team with some early sales, and as we move forward the Rocky Mountain division is preparing for work in many new regions during the summer of 2012. The team looks forward to 2013 being a very productive year for the new division.

to 2013 being a very productive year for the new division. Photo John Clark Charles Wise

Photo John Clark

Charles Wise

Charles Wise has joined the US East Coast office in Claymont as a Project Manager. Charles brings with him over 12 years experience in the catalyst handling industry and previously served in the USAF where he retired from after 23 years of service. Charles is a CPR/First Aid Instructor and has completed several projects overseas.

Aid Instructor and has completed several projects overseas. Derik Malone joined the team in December 2011

Derik Malone joined the team in December 2011 to help coordinate the opening and continued workings of the Rocky Mountain division. Derik comes to us with 12 years in the industry, ranging from Field Superintendent to estimating and quoting projects.

Ramir Brigino has around 11 years’ field experience and 8 years as a superintendent.

years’ field experience and 8 years as a superintendent. Photo Ramir Brigino Deborah Stewart Deborah Stewart

Photo Ramir Brigino

Deborah Stewart

Deborah Stewart has joined the US East Coast office in Claymont, Delaware as an Office Manager / Field Administrator.

Deborah joined the team in January of 2012. Her experience with Document Control, Cost control, and Administration has been a blessing. Over recent years working at Sunoco, PBF, and Hess refineries it has meant we have been able to keep our administration running smoothly.

Photo Charlie Wise

Photo Derik Malone Photo Deborah Stewart

Photo Derik Malone

Photo Derik Malone Photo Deborah Stewart

Photo Deborah Stewart

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Business Unit Updates - South America
Business Unit Updates - South America

South America

by Trevor Penny

Unit Updates - South America South America by Trevor Penny Contract Resources and Nexxo were again
Unit Updates - South America South America by Trevor Penny Contract Resources and Nexxo were again

Contract Resources and Nexxo were again quite busy during the first part of 2012, working at various locations and as normal all projects were completed safely and the clients are happy with what we achieved.

We completed the remaining reactors that had to be unloaded and reloaded at Enap Concepcion and also mobilized some additional people from New Zealand to assist with the unloading of the Chile 2 plant at Methanex in Punta Arenas, as both projects were being completed at the same time. The Methanex plant at Punta Arenas is likely to be relocated in the USA within the next 18 months. This will allow Methanex to make the best use of an existing asset and also gain access to the gas that is readily available now in the USA in a reasonably quick time frame.

This has been the first project that we have completed on the site since 2006, as limited gas supplies have seen parts of the plant mothballed. It was good to return and see some old friendly faces.

We are fortunate to still have a few projects left to complete in Latin America during the last half of 2012 and we will update you all on this in the next edition.

2012 and we will update you all on this in the next edition. Photo The initial
Photo The initial team that went to Punta Arenas to complete the unloading of the

Photo The initial team that went to Punta Arenas to complete the unloading of the Methanol plant.

Front Row: Cesar Pérez, Raúl Veas, Brayan Castro, and John Zamora

Back Row: Fabián Rojas, Jason Howie, Jorge Martínez, Mauricio Carrasco, Hugo Maturana, Rody Escobar, and Pedro Valdebenito.

Row: Fabián Rojas, Jason Howie, Jorge Martínez, Mauricio Carrasco, Hugo Maturana, Rody Escobar, and Pedro Valdebenito.

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Sales Corner
Sales Corner

Maintenance & Tank Services Group Meeting

By Monique Bretones

A workshop was held in Brisbane on the 23rd of May to provide an oversight on the new structure and reorganised sales and product division within East Coast Tank and Maintenance Services.

division within East Coast Tank and Maintenance Services. All relevant Sales and East Coast Area Coordinators

All relevant Sales and East Coast Area

Coordinators attended the group meeting

to strategize initiatives that will deliver

incremental growth and improve service delivery to the Maintenance and Tank business service and clients.

It was a successful meeting with everyone

voicing their opinions with a positive

direction and understanding the importance

of communication between one another.

Mike Rooney gave an overview of the proposed 2012/2013 budgets and the company expectations.

A power point presentation including

personal handout booklet created by Frank Magaletta was provided regarding Commercial Risk and the importance of following the right steps with all of our submissions.

Chris Lawrence provided a detailed introduction about the new sales process, “Old Methods V’s New Methods” and how we are going about moving forward and developing with the growth of CR.

A CRM (Customer Relationship

Management) programme was also introduced. This is a system to manage CR’s

interactions with customers, clients, and sales prospects. It involves using technology

to organise, automate, and synchronize

business sales processes and activities.

A new look in the way we present our

Expressions of Interest and Tender Submissions was shown, with view of professionalism, consistency, quality, and relevance.

Overall the day was a great success including perfect weather and surroundings.

Photo Group meeting in progress. From left to right: Phill Jones, Mike Connelly, Clint Connelly, Larry Tattersall, Clyde Dorman, Mike Fitzpatrick, and Stewart McCance.

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Client Recognition
Client Recognition

Quick Response Prevents Loss of Production at Kinleith Mill

Quick Response Prevents Loss of Production at Kinleith Mill Quotes from some of our clients “Impressed

Quotes from some of our clients

“Impressed with the crew. Strong safety focus but without compromising the timeline. No idle time. Any idle time was spent on housekeeping. The site was left in better condition than when they arrived. Flexible work approach and a watch on the weather saw the guys make the most of good conditions.”

“Evert [LeRoux]’s crew completed this and other work in a most timely and safe manner. Evert’s co-ordination and supervisor skills are effective and much appreciated.”

“It is always a pleasure to work with Contract Resources and Reno [Panozzo] especially. I’m sure he receives positive feedback from others as well.

work with Contract Resources and Reno [Panozzo] especially. I’m sure he receives positive feedback from others

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Client Recognition
Client Recognition

Recognition from Todd Energy

PAGE 19 Client Recognition Recognition from Todd Energy Quotes from some of our clients “The personnel

Quotes from some of our clients

“The personnel nominated to complete the work alongside our staff were helpful, polite, and hard working.”

“Very pleased with the prompt

action we experienced, fitting

in with our client’s urgent

requirements.”

“The first project that CR has completed for me and I look forward to working together in the future. A very professional team with

solutions for every problem.

A lot of other contractors

could learn a lot off you. Well done.”

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Client Recognition
Photo Jason Roach and Kelvin Sath enjoying Christmas day

Photo Jason Roach and Kelvin Sath enjoying Christmas day

ConocoPhillips Commendation for HOD Tank Cleaning Crew

by Graeme Clegg

The Hazardous Open Drains (HOD) tank on the Bayu Undan was due for statutory inspection at the end of 2011.

As part of this activity, CR was engaged to clean the vessel and replace the internal plate packs over the Christmas and New Year’s period 2011 / 2012.

This was the first time the HOD tank had been cleaned since commissioning 8 years previously and was full of drilling mud and mercury contaminated sludge. Not exactly what you want to be cleaning during the heat of summer in the middle of the Timor Sea, with your friends and family at home celebrating Christmas!

The crew, comprising of Brian Horvat, Roger Obst, Kelvin Sath, Lisa Morris, Tate Powell, Shaun Smith, Alex Wells, Jason Roach, and Nathan Morris worked extremely well in very trying circumstances to complete the work and in doing so, received a personal commendation from Paul May (OIM).

Paul May was so impressed by CR’s efforts that he now holds us up as the bench mark for Team Work and Safety for all personnel on the Bayu Undan.

Team Work and Safety for all personnel on the Bayu Undan. Photo Plate pack removal Client

Photo Plate pack removal

Client feedback:

“Please pass on our compliments and appreciation to CR’s management on a very onerous task safely and professionally completed. Once again CR’s have demonstrated why we hold them in high regard as one of our key support services.”

- Peter Simpson (Bayu Undan Operations Manager)

“…CR worked extremely hard and it was pleasing to see how effective and efficient they were as individuals and as a team. My congratulations to Graeme and his team for a job well done over the Christmas period, and look forward to them coming back out for other work in the field.”

- Paul May (Bayu Undan OIM)

and look forward to them coming back out for other work in the field.” - Paul

Photo Final wash out

and look forward to them coming back out for other work in the field.” - Paul

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Major Projects

Photo Parts of the rebuilt CBD; dubbed “Container City” for their use variously as building premises, ATMs, shop front displays, and other functions throughout the area.

ATMs, shop front displays, and other functions throughout the area. Photo The initial technicians and assets
ATMs, shop front displays, and other functions throughout the area. Photo The initial technicians and assets

Photo The initial technicians and assets on site

Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Works – Feb 2011 to April 2012

By Michelle Manley

Contract Resources began its sojourn into Christchurch, New Zealand on February 25th 2011, following the magnitude 6.3 earthquake.

A Supervisor and a Technician travelled

over from Reefton with NT022 to empty a

damaged tank at Meadow Fresh. 40,000L of unspoilt chocolate milk was disposed

of as there was no possibility of it being

processed.

From that day the operation grew; more staff members were brought in and we

contracted directly to City Care. Initially 7 crew, 2 Vacuum units (NT022 / NV063), and 2 HPW units (NT040 / NT013) continued the operation. These were later swapped out when Vacuum Unit NT022 went to Taranaki for a rebuild and was replaced by NV031. HPW unit NT040 went to Kawerau, to be replaced by NT059 as it could get into narrow driveways. NT059 also allowed the crew to investigate manholes and unblock drains that were located in the middle of roads, without disrupting the flow

of traffic as much as the larger units did.

This required crew members to undergo additional traffic control training.

Most of the work Contract Resources completed during the time in Christchurch was in the hardest hit Eastern suburbs, parts of which will never be built on again. Removing liquefaction from sewage lines became the ongoing, everyday task.

Due to aftershocks the crew were often returning to sites they had been to clean up previously, which was a cause of frustration

to clean up previously, which was a cause of frustration Photo Technicians removing underground liquids at

Photo Technicians removing underground liquids

at times. The support our technicians received from the locals in the early days following the initial quake was amazing; they had people bringing out coffees and cooking them lunches on the BBQ. There was no power or water supply and no-one had a flushing toilet, but the locals were happy to see anyone who was helping them.

Sadly, after months of aftershocks people moved away and the crew were often working in deserted streets, most of which has now been classified as the ‘Red Zone’.

14 months later on the 13th of April, 2012, our time in Christchurch came to an end with the winding up of the earthquake recovery phase. The long process of rebuilding Christchurch is now underway.

Our success in Christchurch is attributable to our crew and thanks must go to those past and present who worked in Christchurch. Much of the credit goes to those that handled the aftershocks and remained in Christchurch for the long haul.

Special thanks go to John Nesbit, Jason K Smith, Greg Crawford, Brian Gutsell, Michelle Manley, Murray Fearn, Murray Sinclair, Paul Brunt, Jason Smith, Murray Smith, Dion Ayres, Ken Frederickson, Neville Hurley, Alan Harding, Chris Tihi, Rob Nepia, Ron Flavell, Rob Gowans, Rei Kipa, Matt Kapea, Steve Parkinson, and Paul Mansfield.

Rob Gowans, Rei Kipa, Matt Kapea, Steve Parkinson, and Paul Mansfield. www.contractresources.com SETTING NEW STANDARDS

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Cold Cutting of Underground Fuel Tank

by Mike Highwood

After receiving a call to respond quickly, Peter Tuenon and Josh Wilson set off to carry out the Cold Cutting of an underground Fuel Storage tank at the Old Ford building at Woolloomooloo. This allowed for a final clean before it was lifted out of the ground.

The project was completed safely and successfully, despite fumes generated by the sludge remaining in the tank, by using magnetic systems for attaching the cutting rails and chain drives, developed by Robert Old.

A 20K HPW unit was used for the project.

The system allowed for speedy setting up and manoeuvring of the cutting rail. It was very effective as the tank was at an

awkward angle being still half buried, plus

it eliminated the need for any additional

guides/lugs to be attached to complete the job.

additional guides/lugs to be attached to complete the job. Photo Set up of site nearly completed.

Photo Set up of site nearly completed.

ORPIC - Mina Al Fahal Shutdown

by Srikanth Shetty

In March 2011, CR Oman were awarded

all the Catalyst Handling works at the ORPIC Mina Al Fahal Turnaround 2012. The work scope for this project included the Catalyst change out of the CCR Platformer, Regenerator, Naphtha Hydrotreater, Feed Gas Driers, Sulphur Guard Bed, and Make up Gas Driers and Chloride Treater.

The newly formed team at Oman led by Anil Mani showed a very high level of versatility and completed the projects to the utmost satisfaction of the client.

Photo CCR Platformer

the utmost satisfaction of the client. Photo CCR Platformer Photo View of longitudinal cut in progress
Photo View of longitudinal cut in progress showing the magnetic clamping unit. Photo Radial cuts

Photo View of longitudinal cut in progress showing the magnetic clamping unit.

cut in progress showing the magnetic clamping unit. Photo Radial cuts being carried out with the

Photo Radial cuts being carried out with the magnetic drive chain anchors.

being carried out with the magnetic drive chain anchors. Photo Technician inside a vessel Photo Technician

Photo Technician inside a vessel

with the magnetic drive chain anchors. Photo Technician inside a vessel Photo Technician being helped out

Photo Technician being helped out of a vessel

the magnetic drive chain anchors. Photo Technician inside a vessel Photo Technician being helped out of

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Major Projects

First Australian K-15 Crude Tank Clean

By Richard Stankey

In early February, a CR crew assembled at the SANTOS Moonie Oil field in South West Queensland. Some had travelled for several days to get around flood waters in Northern NSW, but by the end of the day the crew had arrived and completed their final inductions.

The mission was to clean the 2 Jackson Moonie Crude Oil tanks on site in preparation for final decommissioning after 30 years of service. What made this project special was that

it was the first time in Australia that a new product from ULI, called K-15, would be used to

assist in the cleaning operations. K-15 is a de-emulsifier, and if introduced correctly can use

water to float the hydrocarbons off of the floor and heating coils, allowing for both their recovery and a reduction in the work load of the CSE crew.

The first tank (916) was to be cleaned the conventional way, while the second tank (917) would be treated with K-15, allowing for a direct comparison to be made. Jackson crude was found to be very waxy; while Moonie crude is very light and sweet. These tanks had been used to receive the Jackson crude and as a result contained a lot of waxy product, about 600m 3 . Moonie crude is used onsite as a cheap alternative to diesel and proved itself to be an excellent cutting stock.

Moonie crude was applied in two batches to Tank 916 and heated before being pumped to tank 917. This removed most of the product from tank 916, with the remainder

hosed and water blasted from the tank. The sticky nature of the Jackson crude made the cleaning of tank 916 very challenging;

it took almost 2 weeks to complete and

involved a bulk out, 2 HPW washes, a diesel cut with rags, and a final HPW wash.

Once all the required components had been added to tank 917, it was heated to about 75 degrees Celsius (167 F) over several

days. Daryl Archuleta, from ULI / Tri-star in Houston (TX), joined us and supervised the injection of K-15. The content of the tank was then circulated and maintained at 75 degrees. After 24 hours, some samples were taken and analysed using the centrifuge. As a result it was decided to add 10% more K-15 and 10% more water. More heat was applied and the content was agitated for

a further 24 hours. Then the steam was

turned off, followed promptly by the Cornell pumps, which allowed the content of the tanks to settle and cool.

After 60 hours it was clear that the K-15

was doing its job; the content had separated into 3 layers, and from the bottom we found

a water layer, a rag layer (watery oil) and

a hydrocarbon layer. As time went by, the

rag layer reduced in size. Due to time and budget constraints, we started to pump off the water and hydrocarbon layers.

Centrifugal analysis showed that the wax was dissolved in the hydrocarbon layer and

that it was quite stable there. This analysis also showed that the top (hydrocarbon) layer was devoid of water and that the bottom (water) layer of the tank contained less than 1% solids.

Eventually, the remaining rag layer was pumped off and placed in the onsite slops tank. Unfortunately this tank did not have sufficient capacity and transfer operations were halted prematurely. When the water was pumped from the tank to the waste water treatment plant, it allowed about 100mm of watery oil to settle onto the heating coils and the tank floor.

It was observed that this oily rag layer material was not sticky, like the crude in the previous tank. In fact it was found to flow very easily and could be pumped down to the last 20mm inside the crude tank. Further, it was observed that this K-15 impregnated oily product did not stick to the heating coils and floor as the crude did. Consequently it only took 2.5 days for the CSE crew to finish the clean out of the second crude tank.

In conclusion it can be said that K-15 works as a de-emulsifier, it separates the oil from the water; it also makes the oil less sticky and water washable. The use of K-15 has resulted in time savings for the client. Further, it has allowed the client to recover the waxy crude from the tanks for further processing in the oil refinery. The final saving has been to the environment; this process has produced 2 clean tanks without the need to place 600m 3 of waxy, oily waste into landfill, which in turn represents a significant saving to the client.

I would like to thank all who worked on this project; CR crew: Arthur Jacobs, Clyde Dorman, Paul Collinson, Rodney Barltrop, Martin Fearon, Ray Minhinnick, Ron Matthews, Craig Jones, and Jamaica Mahara; ULI / Tri-Star: Daryl Archuleta; Angeline’s Catering: Angeline Lim and the SANTOS Moonie crew: Murray Blair, Rick Sheedy, Frank Murphy, Jill Murphy, Georgina Bickell, Dennis, and Callum.

Photo Separated product after exposure to K-15 Photo Some of the cleaning crew after the

Photo Separated product after exposure to K-15

Photo Separated product after exposure to K-15 Photo Some of the cleaning crew after the job

Photo Some of the cleaning crew after the job was completed.

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Photo Spread Technicians Decanting Catalyst using a Twin Drum Decanter at the Woodside KGP May Shutdown. Full article page 32.

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Photo Mini cyclone set-up ready for the removal of material and Ben checking the vessel entry

ready for the removal of material and Ben checking the vessel entry Photo Ben with the

Photo Ben with the ground support crew during loading

LOX Guard Bed Change at LIHIR

by Paul Wilson

A small crew was sent to LIHIR O 2 plant in Papua New Guinea to carry out a LOX Guard Bed Catalyst change on their Linde plant.

The LOX Guard Bed is a small but critical vessel in the process of making pure oxygen as it captures any CO 2 , and any other impurities which can adversely affect the operation of the Cryogenic process.

Led by Jay Symons, the crew of Jaye Jeynes and Ben Gugliandolo vacuumed the Silica Gel from the vessel’s 150mm top nozzle, using CCTV to see how they were going and to look for any damage. Due to the small volume involved, the Gel was hand screened to remove dust or undersized material before re-installation in the vessel with new top up material.

As to be expected in LIHIR, rain and weather hindered the project and frustrated the crew but in the end a very successful result was obtained.

crew but in the end a very successful result was obtained. Photo Unloading system ready to

Photo Unloading system ready to unload vessel

was obtained. Photo Unloading system ready to unload vessel Photo Loading crew in discussion with ground

Photo Loading crew in discussion with ground support during the loading

crew in discussion with ground support during the loading Photo Cay Jeynes patiently hand screening the
crew in discussion with ground support during the loading Photo Cay Jeynes patiently hand screening the

Photo Cay Jeynes patiently hand screening the material

with ground support during the loading Photo Cay Jeynes patiently hand screening the material Photo Loading

Photo Loading in progress

with ground support during the loading Photo Cay Jeynes patiently hand screening the material Photo Loading

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Tray Configuration Change at Orica Kooragang Island by Paul Wilson

Orica needed to carry out a design change to their CO Absorber column and contacted Contract Resources to assist as a result of the good work carried out during their July 2011 shutdown.

The project required taking the Structured Packing and Internals from the top 2 beds, taking care not to damage the packing as it was to be re-installed.

New Distributer Nozzles and Collection Trays were installed along with the cleaned Structured Packing.

were installed along with the cleaned Structured Packing. Photo View of the work fronts on the

Photo View of the work fronts on the top section of the column.

View of the work fronts on the top section of the column. Photo View of work

Photo View of work site from level 5 showing structured packing being cleaned and stored for re-installation, as well as the new tray lay-down area.

for re-installation, as well as the new tray lay-down area. Photo Trays without the need for

Photo Trays without the need for scaffolding were another time saving measure.

The project called for crews to be working on 3 levels at the same time, 24 hours and 7 days.

Led by Arthur Denehy on days and Leon Dando on nights, the crew of 12 per shift completed the project safely, ahead of schedule, and under budget; despite having to work Anzac day, plus the weather being anything but kind with wind and rain particularly noticeable on the outside of the tower.

rain particularly noticeable on the outside of the tower. Photo Crew hard at it on level

Photo Crew hard at it on level 5.

the outside of the tower. Photo Crew hard at it on level 5. Photo Washed, repaired,

Photo Washed, repaired, and stored structured packing.

5. Photo Washed, repaired, and stored structured packing. Photo Working on the removal of column internals.

Photo Working on the removal of column internals.

Photo The view of the work fronts from the shuttle bus. Photo Crew changing bottom

Photo The view of the work fronts from the shuttle bus.

Photo The view of the work fronts from the shuttle bus. Photo Crew changing bottom bed

Photo Crew changing bottom bed support grids.

shuttle bus. Photo Crew changing bottom bed support grids. Photo Nathan Arnold arriving in the shuttle

Photo Nathan Arnold arriving in the shuttle bus to take another load of packing to grade.

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Photo top The bundle taken from its shell and before being lifted from the structure.

Photo top The bundle taken from its shell and before being lifted from the structure.

from its shell and before being lifted from the structure. Photo Joshua talking the crane down

Photo Joshua talking the crane down into the loading dock

Photo Joshua talking the crane down into the loading dock Photo Michael wondering what he has

Photo Michael wondering what he has got himself into.

Another Unusual Bundle Pull

by Paul Wilson

When asked by progressive mechanical contractor Mechanical Maintenance Solutions from Morwell Victoria – who specialise in Power Station projects – to look at an unusual Bundle Pulling exercise in the Vales Point Power Station in NSW, we had to call on all past experience to come up with a solution.

The exchanger consisted of 2 bundles of different length and construction, which were attached to a single Channel Head, with an overall length of 13.5m and a weight of 22 tons, of which the Channel head weighed 6 tons alone. The properties of this bundle stretched the 45T - M004’s capabilities, even in its largest configuration, with approximately 1.5m of overhang at the front and tight clearances for the Channel Head to pass through.

Other factors that needed consideration was the location of the exchanger – deep down in the structure of the Power Station Turbine Hall, with no existing attachment points for the Bundle Puller to lock onto – plus working with a 200 ton gantry crane.

In the end a solution was formulated and the decision made by the client to use this method as it was potentially more cost effective and faster than methods used in the past, which took several days for set-up etc.

The project did not go exactly to plan but a lot of hard work and quick thinking to resolve issues as they arose by Josh Wilson and Ian Sayers ensured the bundle was safely removed and sent to WE Smiths in Coffs Harbour for its modifications. On its return the bundle was installed by Ian Sayers and Michael Fagan who ensured all went well.

Mechanical Maintenance Solutions were a great company to work with and we look forward to working with them again on similar projects.

look forward to working with them again on similar projects. Photo The bundle puller being lifted

Photo The bundle puller being lifted from the structure with 50mm of clearance each end.

lifted from the structure with 50mm of clearance each end. Photo Ian waiting for Bundle Puller

Photo Ian waiting for Bundle Puller to arrive in the loading dock.

Ian waiting for Bundle Puller to arrive in the loading dock. Photo Bundle Puller loaded and

Photo Bundle Puller loaded and ready to go back into the structure.

Bundle Puller loaded and ready to go back into the structure. Photo The Bundle Puller set

Photo The Bundle Puller set waiting for the new Bundle.

Bundle Puller loaded and ready to go back into the structure. Photo The Bundle Puller set

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Major Projects

Vector Tunnel Project

by Adrian Purdue

The Vector Tunnel Project in New Zealand was a classic CR job. You all know the story – A client approached us with a request to price up a Hydroblasting job; we had a look at it, but decided it wasn’t one we should take on based on the Scope of work they provided.

The reason we passed originally was due to the presence of large high-voltage lines which feed the entire electricity supply to the Auckland Central Business District, combined with a large amount of water that would leech into the tunnel, and the shear logistics of moving equipment and people through a narrow tunnel 80m deep and 9km long. What changed our mind in taking on the project was that in typical CR fashion, we came up with an alternative method after some good old fashioned brainstorming between various people, including Bryce Nicholson. Even though our final price was significantly more expensive than the initial Scope they had asked for, the Client accepted it and we were able to build the machinery in consultation with Bryce; who was a major contributor on the design, build, and purchase of the equipment from scratch to complete the job.

There were a few issues on site regarding access, with a small train the only motorised travel available but again, CR’s innovation prevailed and we were able to come up with solutions using what we had available. The equipment was designed to fit onto the train’s carriages, and through a bit of wizardry Bryce was able to use it as a power source for the equipment as well. As there were only so many volts available and we were running a vacuum pump, compressor, and two scarifiers it was a bit of a balancing act, but the crew and equipment performed admirably and the project was completed in a timely and professional manner.

The feedback from the Client was excellent and big thanks go to Bryce and his team for their efforts in completing this task with zero harm.

for their efforts in completing this task with zero harm. Photo Equipment designed and built by
Photo Equipment designed and built by Bryce Nicholson for the project, including an electrically powered

Photo Equipment designed and built by Bryce Nicholson for the project, including an electrically powered vacuum pump and 2 Concrete Scarifiers

electrically powered vacuum pump and 2 Concrete Scarifiers Photo The Vector tunnel team ready for work

Photo The Vector tunnel team ready for work bright and early in the morning. From left to right Fergus Gardner, Glenn Porteous, Stephen Devcich, Charles Aramoana, Bryce Nicholson, and Hugh Gardner.

Photo The boys catching the train to the Hobson Street end of the tunnel.

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Photo Vacuum unloading equipment set up at the Treaters

Wesfarmers Turnaround

by Dave O’Connell

Earlier this year WCCHMS were invited to tender for the 2012 Stage one Turnaround which included full turnkey activities on four Columns, nine Heat Exchangers, and four Vessels for Hydroblasting. Also tendered were two Propane Treaters and two Butane Treaters which were to start one week prior to the main element of the Turnaround.

Catalyst:

CR was awarded the task of unloading and reloading two Propane Treaters and two Butane Treaters under a normal atmosphere.

Each Vessel contained approximately 55 drums of Mole Sieve and Inerts. All four Vessels were blinded, the top manways removed, and vacuum unloaded in series. The bottom manways were also removed from each Vessel to remove the Johnson screens and for scaffold to be erected for statutory inspections.

Once the inspections were completed, it was discovered that the ceramic rope packing placed around the trays was incorrectly listed on the vessel drawings. Luckily, we were able to arrange suitable packing from our Bankstown Workshop and had it flown in to reduce the risk of costly delays.

The Johnson screens were re-installed and the new ceramic rope was replaced on the outer edges between the vessel and the screens. New ceramics were loaded from the bottom manway to the correct outage. The bottom manway was then replaced and torqued to the required settings. The new sieve was then sock loaded to the required outage, mesh re-fitted, and ceramics also loaded.

Once passed off by the client, the top manway was replaced and torqued to the required settings. This procedure was then repeated a further three times before the vessels were de-blinded and handed back.

Stage 1 Turnaround:

CR was required to work a 24hr timetable with the original scope of work scheduled for approximately 14 days. This schedule was then further compressed by the client to 8 days, resulting in additional personnel being required per shift to complete all the work within the new time frame.

The work consisted of the following:

Hydroblasting of the LP & HP flare separator, the slop oil tank, and the condensate recycle tank. All the works were carried out using a tank head. All the blinding and de-blinding as well as the manway removal and reinstatement was carried out by CR Personnel.

head. All the blinding and de-blinding as well as the manway removal and reinstatement was carried
head. All the blinding and de-blinding as well as the manway removal and reinstatement was carried

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Exchangers:

This originally consisted of eight Exchangers with an additional Exchanger added at a later date. The scope was to blind, disassemble, pull, inspect, and push the exchangers, then rebuild and de-blind. Cleaning of the exchangers was not a requirement; testing was done pre start-up.

Columns:

PV-16.06 Absorber:

The scope was to blind the vessel, open all external manways, remove de-mister pads and all internal access panels, buff welds for inspection, re-build, and de-blind.

PV-16.08 De Ethaniser:

The scope was to blind the vessel, open external manways, open all internal access panels, buff welds for inspections, and unload / reload random packing from bed one and two, re-instate all internals and de blind.

PV-16.10 De Propaniser:

The scope was to blind the vessel, open all external manways and internal access panels, buff welds for inspection, re-build and de-blind.

PV-16.12 De Butaniser:

The scope was to blind the vessel and remove all external manways, remove damaged trays, remove internal access panels and buff welds, reinstall internal access panels and replace damaged internals, replace external manways, and de-blind.

WCCHMS were successful in tendering both jobs and work commenced on the Treaters in late April, followed by the other works one week later. Despite a number of unforeseen delays, the team completed the projects within schedule, without injury, and the plant successfully started up with no leaks or issues on any of the CR work fronts.

The project presented a number of challenging circumstances for the team, but thanks to the hard work and efforts put in by all it was executed successfully.

We look forward to working with Wesfarmers Kleen Heat Gas again in the near future.

Navajo Refining Artesia, New Mexico

by Robin Franco

February 12th, 2012: Catalyst Handling was awarded several reactors including the dump and loading of a CCR unit in Artesia New Mexico as part of a major turnaround for Navajo Refining. Catalyst Handling would have completed all 7 reactors on schedule, until inspection of the CCR determined that 28 scallops were damaged and would require repairs on site as none could be purchased within a reasonable time frame.

Catalyst Handling was asked by Navajo to take on the task of bringing in the necessary manpower and skilled welders to repair the CCR and was pleasantly surprised when CHR was able to respond within 24 hours. With Chris Wooten and Ricky Martinez managing the project, Catalyst Handling was not only able to produce the workforce needed but also find the requisite materials to have the repairs completed in the shortest time possible.

As a result of quality work and attention to safety, Catalyst Handling was awarded additional work in June 2012. Several employees of Catalyst Handling were recognized by Navajo’s safety department

and awarded gift cards for their safety awareness. Our continued attention to detail and proactive approach to job preparation and execution will definitely keep CHR ahead of our competition and on the path of continued growth.

Navajo refining is now part of the Holly Frontier family which operates in New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Kansas, and Oklahoma, with their corporate office located in Texas. CHR hope to continue a long term working relationship with the Holly Frontier family and with the dedication of our employees and Management philosophy we know this will happen.

Photo Torquing of manways

Photo Torquing of manways

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Photo Tia Campbell and Ken Murphy swinging Blinds under the watchful eyes of Woodside Operators.

Woodside KGP May Shutdown

by Mike Charles

In May 2012, Contract Resources mobilised personnel and equipment to the Woodside operated Karratha Gas Plant to assist in the Train 4 Shutdown and the TOT1 (Trunk line Onshore Terminal) refurbishment.

The Scopes of Work Contract Resources were engaged in included:

LNG4 Driers Catalyst Changeout

LNG4 Rescue Crew and Rescue Plan Facilitation

LNG HPW / Cleaning of Fin Fans / Exchangers and Vessels

TOT1 Capturing of Magnetite Sludge with potential Mercury Contamination

TOT1 Decontamination of ~300 tons of Steel including 157 valves ranging from 2” to 42” to allow the steel to go to recycling

Emergent Work:

TOT1 Isolations under Breathing Apparatus

TOT1 removal of stuck plug on the main Isolating Beach Valve under BA

Overall the shutdown was very successful for both Contract Resources and Woodside with the timeframe for LNG4 being bought in 7 days ahead of schedule. At the completion of the shutdown the following comments were sent though by the Woodside Shutdown Leader in appreciation of the service we had provided:

“ I would like to provide some feedback on Contract Resources support which contributed to the success of this milestone. Contract Resources provided a high level of assistance during the LNG4 SD, with the Catalyst Handling work, High Pressure Water Jetting, Rope Rescue, Emergency Response and general vessel support providing an invaluable service. Contract Resources approach to tasks at KGP was very professional, thorough and timely which was noticed by several members of the KGP shut down team

The project Managers fitted in to the shutdown routine at KGP and provided excellent leadership throughout the event supported by a great team with the typical Contract Resources can do attitude. With this said I look forward to working with Contract Resources again on Frac 2 and LNG2 SD in September.

On behalf of Woodside I would like to thank all contributing Contract Resources staff for the support during the KGP LNG4 SD”.

Resources staff for the support during the KGP LNG4 SD”. Contract resources completed in excess of

Contract resources completed in excess of 12,700 man hours of Catalyst Handling / Mechanical, Rope Rescue, HPW, and decontamination without any injury to personnel or damage to equipment.

Thank you to all involved for a great shutdown and continuing to grow our relationship with Woodside.

damage to equipment. Thank you to all involved for a great shutdown and continuing to grow

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New Equipment
New Equipment

ACT156 – Twin Drum Decanter

by Philip Richards

A third twin drum tipper has been manufactured to meet increased demand for catalyst handling work. The new asset design is based upon the existing drum tippers currently available (AG424 and AG514), but with upgrades based upon user feedback.

The hydraulic power pack has been upgraded from 1.1kW to 2.2kW and the tipping cylinders changed from single acting to double acting. As the new cylinders had different strokes to the old units, all the geometry has been re-calculated to ensure they are capable of lifting 2x 500kg drums through 115 degrees.

In line with the modifications made to the other drum tippers in the last 18 months, the new asset is telescopic and fits within a shipping container. The side ladders have been redesigned to collapse and extend in-line with the platform raising and lowering.

The collection chute has also been redesigned to allow it to be stored on top of the rollers during transport.

it to be stored on top of the rollers during transport. Truck Mounted Drain Cleaning Unit

Truck Mounted Drain Cleaning Unit

AHP079 by Neil Morris

The new Truck Mounted Drain Cleaning Unit is an Isuzu FSR500 with PTO driven Pratissoli pump, capable of supplying 2250psi @ 265l/min. This unit has a rear mounted, remote controlled hydraulically powered hose reel holding 250m of 1’’ hose.

The remote controls and hard wire pendant have functions for reel in/out, layer arm left/right, water on/off, and emergency stop. The truck has work lights and amber beacons fitted, plus a storage area containing toolboxes, fittings, and sewer and drain cleaning nozzle attachments.

fittings, and sewer and drain cleaning nozzle attachments. Photo Rear view of the reel and lighting

Photo Rear view of the reel and lighting

Photos above Finished Manufacture Photos left Finished Design Photo AHP079 ready to go
Photos above Finished Manufacture Photos left Finished Design Photo AHP079 ready to go

Photos above Finished Manufacture

Photos left Finished Design

Photos above Finished Manufacture Photos left Finished Design Photo AHP079 ready to go

Photo AHP079 ready to go

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ACT157 - Catalyst Container 4in Hose Storage Reel by Philip Richards

Adelaide’s engineering workshop have completed the design and manufacture of six 4” Kanaflex Storage Reels to be used as part of the six catalyst ground support containers.

The concept was quickly sketched out by Scotty Matthews in a brief unplanned meeting in Sydney, and the detailed design completed in Adelaide. Whilst a fairly small and basic asset, a manufacturing quantity of 6 represents a bigger than normal request for a workshop which normally manufactures large, one-off items.

The reels can hold up to 40m of 4” Kanaflex hose and have fork lift pockets on all

4 sides for transport. They have been

designed to fit within a specific place inside the catalyst support containers.

At $1,800 each, they represent a cost effective way to reduce the man-hours required for hose handling and job setup, as well as getting a dedicated design for CR’s storage needs.

No jokes about mini Ferris wheels or giant hamster wheels are allowed.

Photo Finished Design

or giant hamster wheels are allowed. Photo Finished Design ACT215 Dust Collector Fabricated in Adelaide By

ACT215 Dust Collector Fabricated in Adelaide By Ian Pearce

The workshop and engineering team in Adelaide have again been busy transforming a piece of second-hand equipment into a usable asset.

ACT215 began its life as a dust collector installed on a neighbouring premises.

Having been previously installed in a fixed installation, it was necessary to design and build a suitable frame to convert it into a mobile asset. Forklift pockets and a collapsible frame allow easy transport and a quick setup.

The 3 phase electric motor drives a fan

having a capacity of approximately 3,000 CFM with the option of 1 x 10” or

3 x 6” inlets.

A bank of five filters removes all dust particles, which are collected in 2 x 200L drums that fit below the unit.

Photo ACT215 freshly painted in the Adelaide workshop.

Photo Finished Manufacture Photo Completed Hose Storage Reel prepared for transport

Photo Finished Manufacture

Photo Finished Manufacture Photo Completed Hose Storage Reel prepared for transport

Photo Completed Hose Storage Reel prepared for transport

Photo Finished Manufacture Photo Completed Hose Storage Reel prepared for transport
painted in the Adelaide workshop. Photo Finished Manufacture Photo Completed Hose Storage Reel prepared for transport

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New Equipment

AT179 Tautliner Truck for High Pressure Pump Unit AHP075 by Ian Pearce

The Adelaide workshop has recently completed the installation of a Jetstream 20k HP pump (AHP075) onto a Nissan UD 4x2 tautliner truck (AT179).

This is the first time the company has utilised a tautliner for the purposes of housing a HP pump. The curtain-sides have the advantage of enabling both sides to be fully opened when operating; greatly improving ventilation around the engine and pump, providing good access to all equipment, and excellent lighting for operators.

Careful consideration to ergonomics has been given to the layout; with retractable stairs for safe and easy access, all water connections located below tray level, a large storage cabinet for loose items, as well as specific storage space for hoses, signs, and a second pump head.

Mounted in the roof is a small girder trolley and chain hoist to reduce manual handling when changing pump heads. A 1,000L poly water tank is mounted at the front.

With new curtains fitted displaying the company logo this unit looks impressive and should boost our company image wherever it goes.

and should boost our company image wherever it goes. SeaGas Bundle Cradles by Steve Schumacher SeaGas

SeaGas Bundle Cradles

by Steve Schumacher

SeaGas supply gas to the power stations at Torrens Island and Pelican Point in South Australia, which generates the majority of Adelaide’s electricity. Each site has two heat exchangers to heat the gas for efficient operation. This is a redundancy system that allows one exchanger to be shut down while the other can be serviced.

CR won the contract to clean these exchangers recently and worked with SeaGas to service these units in a safe and timely manner. The bundles have an end plate diameter of almost 3 metres, are over 12 metres long, and weigh more than 22 tons.

With drawings of the bundles supplied by the client we designed the stands, using computer generated stress analysis to ensure they would be able to withstand the unknown terrains the frames would later be placed on.

the unknown terrains the frames would later be placed on. Fabrication of two stands took place

Fabrication of two stands took place in our Adelaide workshop, before sending out to the site for the work to be done; all well within budgets, both monetary and time. This was all achieved in only 4 weeks, from the time we received the order until the first bundle was completed.

SeaGas have been very impressed with the whole process, from first enquiries, through quoting, manufacture, and completion.

It has been a great team effort, well done everyone!

It has been a great team effort, well done everyone! Photo above left Designed for easy
Photo above left Designed for easy access with ample storage for all equipment. Photo above

Photo above left Designed for easy access with ample storage for all equipment.

Photo above AT179/AHP075 with new curtains proudly displaying the company logo.

with new curtains proudly displaying the company logo. Photo Completed Bundle Cradles on their way Photo

Photo Completed Bundle Cradles on their way

Photo far left Sections of frames in the Adelaide workshop

Photo left Completing final works on a frame

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Photos Fabricating the skid mount for the diesel motor going into the pigging project

Photos Fabricating the skid mount for the diesel motor going into the pigging project

Workshop Fume Extraction

by Steve Schumacher

Q: How many boilermakers does it take to use an extraction system?

A: Only one, as long as it can reach.

Welding fumes are always a problem, especially when the item you are welding is too big to place near the designated welding bay and its localised fume extraction system.

Over the next few months the Adelaide workshop will be building a pigging container for DDT. This project requires a 40ft Hi-Top container to be extensively modified to become a self-contained pigging module.

There will be a requirement for a great deal of welding to be done in, around, and on top of this container. As the only place to put the pigging container is in the working bays (it’s too large for the welding bay), we needed a way to remove the fumes being generated in this area to ensure a safe work environment.

By utilising existing extractor arms removed from our old premises, modifying, and mounting them on mobile stands, we have created a system that can be set to any height from ground level to the top of a Hi-Top container.

The extraction system has the coverage of 3 of the 4 work bays, which means we can safely work two sides of a container or anywhere in between.

This innovative solution will be well utilised not only for welding activities, but also diesel engine exhaust extraction and other tasks conducted in the work bays.

not only for welding activities, but also diesel engine exhaust extraction and other tasks conducted in
not only for welding activities, but also diesel engine exhaust extraction and other tasks conducted in
not only for welding activities, but also diesel engine exhaust extraction and other tasks conducted in

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General News New Emlpoyees
General News
New Emlpoyees

Bianca Boucher

Workshop Administrative Assistant

Bianca has recently commenced working with Contract Resources in the role of Workshop Administrative Assistant as part of the WCEIS Team and is located in the Perth Office. Bianca is originally from South Africa and has worked extensively in Administration and Customer Service before joining Contract Resources.

As a Workshop Administrative Assistant, Bianca’s primary role is to monitor equipment throughout our order management system, stock control, and replenishment of general workshop items. She also assists with the preparation of equipment for various projects and maintaining registers for Lifting, Breathing Apparatus, High Pressure Water, and Project Equipment.

Monique Bretones

Business Support Administrator

Monique commenced with Contract Resources in the role of Business Support Administrator in April 2012 and is part of the Tender, Sales, & Commercial Support Team located in the Adelaide Office.

Monique is originally from South Australia and has worked extensively in Sales, Account Management, and Administration before joining Contract Resources. She is also currently completing a Diploma of OH&S.

As a Business Support Administrator, Monique’s primary role is to assist with proposal development from pre-proposal qualification through to post submission phases of the tendering process. Monique is also responsible for guiding and assisting relevant project staff in tender requirements, analysing financial and costing reports, and providing post contract reviews, recommendations / corrective actions, and reports to various managers.

Hayley Kinnane

Workforce Planning Administrator

Hayley commenced with Contract Resources in March 2012 in the role of Workforce Planning Administrator. She is part of the Human Resources Team and located in the Sydney Office. Hayley is originally from Sydney, then moved to the Gold Coast to complete her education, and has now returned to Sydney to be closer to her family.

Hayley is responsible for providing administrative support to the Workforce Planning Coordinator in the personnel planning of project crews, acting as the secretary for the weekly workforce planning conference call, and maintaining awareness of all current and future projects and utilising various IT systems/reporting tools in order to achieve our strategic HR and Workforce Planning objectives.

Photo Bianca Boucher Photo Monique Bretones Photo Hayley Kinnane

Photo Bianca Boucher

Photo Bianca Boucher Photo Monique Bretones Photo Hayley Kinnane

Photo Monique Bretones

Photo Bianca Boucher Photo Monique Bretones Photo Hayley Kinnane

Photo Hayley Kinnane

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New Employees

Robert Comerford

Learning, Development, & Training Coordinator

Robert commenced in the role of Learning, Development, & Training Coordinator with Contract Resources in March 2012 and is part of the Health, Safety, Environment, Quality and Training Team reporting to Susan Skee. Robert is based in the Sydney Office.

He has worked extensively as a training and assessment professional and spent some considerable time working for the New South Wales Fire Brigade.

Robert’s primary role is to ensure delivery of training programmes and providing direct training services, liaising with Service Stream Managers, HSET Coordinators, Site Coordinators, and Project Managers regarding training and development requirements, and determining existing skills levels and any skill gaps.

Zaid El Sheekhly

Technical Sales Consultant

Zaid commenced with Contract Resources in May 2012 in the role of Technical Sales Consultant.

Zaid is part of the ECCHMS Team and is located in the Sydney Office reporting to Paul Wilson. Zaid is originally from the Middle East where he has worked extensively in Sales, Business Development, and Account Management within the Oil & Gas and IT industries.

His primary role is to direct and lead sales process, be actively involved in assisting with proposals, tenders, and quotes, as well as ensuring all deadlines are met and the quality of submissions is to the CR standard. Zaid is also tasked with creating long term business opportunities and winning high value projects.

Adriana Heikkinen

Receptionist

It is with pleasure I introduce Adriana Heikkinen to the role of Receptionist.

Adriana is part of the ECEIS Team and is located in the Sydney office reporting to Surita Alyono.

Adriana has been working with Contract Resources on a contract basis since September 2011 and is now joining us on a permanent basis.

Adriana’s primary role is to provide professional and courteous reception services and assist with all general office administration and accounts tasks to facilitate the smooth running of office operations. She will also provide administrative support to Surita, ensure all purchase orders and invoices are processed in accordance with set procedures, and archive records as needed.

Saurabh Jain

Technical Sales Consultant

Saurabh commenced with Contract Resources in May 2012 in the role of Technical Sales Consultant. Saurabh is part of the WCEIS Team and is located in the Perth Office. He is originally from India where he has worked extensively in sales and marketing and has recently worked in waste management for a large environmental services organisation.

As a Technical Sales Consultant, Saurabh’s primary role is to direct and lead the sales process, be actively involved in assisting with proposals, tenders, and quotes and to ensure submissions are as per CR standards. Zaid is also tasked with creating long term business opportunities and winning high value projects.

Photo Robert Comerford Photo Zaid El Sheekhly Photo Adriana Heikkinen Photo Saurabh Jain

Photo Robert Comerford

Photo Robert Comerford Photo Zaid El Sheekhly Photo Adriana Heikkinen Photo Saurabh Jain

Photo Zaid El Sheekhly

Photo Robert Comerford Photo Zaid El Sheekhly Photo Adriana Heikkinen Photo Saurabh Jain

Photo Adriana Heikkinen

Photo Robert Comerford Photo Zaid El Sheekhly Photo Adriana Heikkinen Photo Saurabh Jain

Photo Saurabh Jain

high value projects. Photo Robert Comerford Photo Zaid El Sheekhly Photo Adriana Heikkinen Photo Saurabh Jain

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New Employees
New Employees

Carol Overy

Accounts Payable and Receivable Assistant

Carol commenced with Contract Resources in March 2012 and is currently working in the role of Accounts Payable and Receivable Assistant. Carol is part of the Accounts Team and is located in the Adelaide Office. She is originally from South Australia and has worked extensively in finance and administration before joining Contract Resources.

Carol is responsible for processing accounts payable transactions, processing of accounts receivable transactions and ensuring they are sent to clients in a timely manner, and the coding, printing and faxing of purchase orders.

Ian Sayers

Vacuum Specialist

Ian commenced in the role of Vacuum Specialist in March 2012. He is part of the Plant, Equipment, & Reliability Team reporting to Neil Morris and is located in the Sydney Office. Ian is from Sydney and has previously been working within the oil and gas and heavy industries before joining Contract Resources.

Ian is responsible for ensuring all vacuum equipment and accessories are in service, operable, and compliant, as well as ensuring the effectiveness, appearance, innovation, and best practice of vacuum equipment. Ian is also tasked with maintaining diligent maintenance programs and improvements, ensuring databases and documentation is up to date, and providing vacuum equipment and operation technical support

Rudie Van Der Berg

Technical Supervisor

Rudie commenced with Contract Resources in April 2012 in the role of Technical Supervisor. Rudie is part of the WCEIS Team and will be joining Ray in Karratha to help drive our Pilbara growth aspirations. Rudie is originally from South Africa where he worked as a maintenance manager for a large industrial services company and has now made the move to Western Australia.

As a Technical Supervisor in Pilbara, Rudie’s role will challenge his diverse skill set with his primary focus being providing first line maintenance for our Karratha operations, site supervision, and coordination. Rudie will also assist with planning, logistics, and coordination of key equipment and personnel in and out of Pilbara and provide back up to various personnel in the region.

Photo Carol Overy Photo Ian Sayers Photo Rudie Van Der Berg

Photo Carol Overy

Photo Carol Overy Photo Ian Sayers Photo Rudie Van Der Berg

Photo Ian Sayers

Photo Carol Overy Photo Ian Sayers Photo Rudie Van Der Berg

Photo Rudie Van Der Berg

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New Employees

Deepak Pranosh

We have been joined by Deepak in the Abu Dhabi office. Deepak is currently working as a Junior Engineer on our Quality Assurance/Control, and Administration. His background as a Mechanical Engineer will no doubt be of use to us in the future.

Hari Haran Raja Sekaran

Hari is based out of the Abu Dhabi office as the Business Development Manager, working mostly on pre-qualifications, and the preparation and pricing of quotations. Hari actually joined CR in August last year, and has undertaken all the pre-qualification requirements for CR in the UAE. This is a very long and arduous undertaking, but without them we cannot carry out business here. Hari has a background as a Chemical Engineer and has been working in the UAE for 12 years, involved mostly in non man-entry tank cleaning. Hari is well known in the Industrial services market in the UAE.

Murtuza Khan

Murtuza has joined CR in the last month as Accounts Administration, assisting Syed. This will hopefully not require Syed to be in the office until midnight any more. Murtuza has 4 years experience in accounting and works from the Abu Dhabi office.

Nithin Rao

Nithin is taking over as Operations Coordinator in Abu Dhabi, as Tim Smith is returning to New Zealand. Some of you may have already met Nithin as he led a team of Middle East Technicians on the NZRC and BP shutdowns. Nithin has a huge amount of knowledge in the catalyst industry, with 12 years experience in catalyst handling and a background as a Mechanical Engineer.

Ravi Kaul

Ravi has joined CR as a Project Manager and has already managed and executed a couple of projects for CR, including a shutdown offshore at ADGAS and onshore at ENOC Refinery, Dubai. Ravi is based in Abu Dhabi and is a Mechanical Engineer, with 6 years experience in the catalyst handling business.

Souad Zerhouni

Souad Zerhouni has joined us recently in the Abu Dhabi Office. She is currently undertaking the administration of all aspects of the business, including coordinating operations in the other Middle East Countries.

the administration of all aspects of the business, including coordinating operations in the other Middle East
the administration of all aspects of the business, including coordinating operations in the other Middle East
the administration of all aspects of the business, including coordinating operations in the other Middle East
the administration of all aspects of the business, including coordinating operations in the other Middle East
the administration of all aspects of the business, including coordinating operations in the other Middle East
the administration of all aspects of the business, including coordinating operations in the other Middle East
the administration of all aspects of the business, including coordinating operations in the other Middle East

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New Employees
New Employees

Welcome to all our new Middle East Staff

41 New Employees Welcome to all our new Middle East Staff Sujith Alva HSE Officer Amith

Sujith Alva

HSE Officer

to all our new Middle East Staff Sujith Alva HSE Officer Amith Kumar B.A/Technician Praveen Kumar

Amith Kumar

B.A/Technician

Staff Sujith Alva HSE Officer Amith Kumar B.A/Technician Praveen Kumar G B.A/Technician Divakara Koosa Poojary

Praveen Kumar G

B.A/Technician

Amith Kumar B.A/Technician Praveen Kumar G B.A/Technician Divakara Koosa Poojary B.A/Technician Shalin George Chacko

Divakara Koosa Poojary

B.A/Technician

Kumar G B.A/Technician Divakara Koosa Poojary B.A/Technician Shalin George Chacko Electrician /Driver Ashraf Abdul Khader

Shalin George Chacko

Electrician /Driver

B.A/Technician Shalin George Chacko Electrician /Driver Ashraf Abdul Khader B.A/Technician Rojan Marvatingal Vargees

Ashraf Abdul Khader

B.A/Technician

Electrician /Driver Ashraf Abdul Khader B.A/Technician Rojan Marvatingal Vargees B.A/Technician Giridhara Pojari

Rojan Marvatingal Vargees

B.A/Technician

B.A/Technician Rojan Marvatingal Vargees B.A/Technician Giridhara Pojari B.A/Technician Satheesh Babu Elippatta

Giridhara Pojari

B.A/Technician

Vargees B.A/Technician Giridhara Pojari B.A/Technician Satheesh Babu Elippatta Driver Ganesh Anand Poojary

Satheesh Babu Elippatta

Driver

Pojari B.A/Technician Satheesh Babu Elippatta Driver Ganesh Anand Poojary B.A/Technician Umesh Gowda Sorvalthade

Ganesh Anand Poojary

B.A/Technician

Babu Elippatta Driver Ganesh Anand Poojary B.A/Technician Umesh Gowda Sorvalthade B.A/Technician Lokesh Vasu Salian

Umesh Gowda

Sorvalthade

B.A/Technician

B.A/Technician Umesh Gowda Sorvalthade B.A/Technician Lokesh Vasu Salian B.A/Technician Balakrishna Pillai

Lokesh Vasu Salian

B.A/Technician

Sorvalthade B.A/Technician Lokesh Vasu Salian B.A/Technician Balakrishna Pillai Mechanical /Technician Tek Bahadur

Balakrishna Pillai

Mechanical /Technician

B.A/Technician Balakrishna Pillai Mechanical /Technician Tek Bahadur Adhikari B.A/Technician

Tek Bahadur Adhikari

B.A/Technician

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New Employees
New Employees

Mike Dillon

Technician and Driver/Operator

Mike Dillon has joined the Tokoroa branch as a Technician and Driver/Operator. Mike is a qualified Butcher with a background in Forestry and Farming. As well as operating HPW and Vac trucks, Mike is “enjoying working in Tokoroa, with a good bunch of guys and using safety techniques gained from past employment”.

Piripi (Pip) Phillips

Technician

Piripi (Pip) Phillips has joined the Taranaki branch in New Zealand. Pip has a background in Industrial Services and his happy nature is much appreciated by staff.

Sam Prestidge

Technician

Sam Prestidge has recently joined the Taranaki branch in New Zealand. His electrical background has already been an asset to the branch.

Taki Munro

Technician

I employed Taki when I was with Interclean in 2008. I tried to take him with me to Transpacific but he decided to stay. I was however successful in bringing him into Contract Resources as a Technician in the Kawerau branch. Taki has a very close family bond and he brings this into his daily work. I have found him to be honest, hard working, and he is always willing to learn.

With Taki having his Class 4 licence he has been a big asset to the Kawerau branch with the transportation of vehicles around the country and being able to mobilise in our immediate area as well. Taki is the only permanent employee in Kawerau so far but we are both working to get more on board.

Photo Mike Dillon Photo Piripi (Pip) Phillips Photo Sam Prestidge Photo Taki Munro

Photo Mike Dillon

Photo Mike Dillon Photo Piripi (Pip) Phillips Photo Sam Prestidge Photo Taki Munro

Photo Piripi (Pip) Phillips

Photo Mike Dillon Photo Piripi (Pip) Phillips Photo Sam Prestidge Photo Taki Munro

Photo Sam Prestidge

Photo Mike Dillon Photo Piripi (Pip) Phillips Photo Sam Prestidge Photo Taki Munro

Photo Taki Munro

working to get more on board. Photo Mike Dillon Photo Piripi (Pip) Phillips Photo Sam Prestidge

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General News Employee News
General News
Employee News
Photo Starting blocks for the first practice race of the evening. Photo All ready for

Photo Starting blocks for the first practice race of the evening.

Starting blocks for the first practice race of the evening. Photo All ready for the start

Photo All ready for the start of the third race. The Final!

Chart The end result

Indy 800 Go Karting

by Samuel Whitaker-Mills

On Friday the 30th of March the Bankstown Workshop organised a Go Karting night with a BBQ and drinks. Thanks to the organisers Ian and Adrian, it was an incredibly successful night.

It consisted of 3 ten minute rounds where the 3rd round was a final.

There were spills and thrills over the three races with people spinning out and some being nudged onto the grass or even into the tyre barricade. There were a couple of challenging corners that managed to get a few drivers. The hairpin and hammerhead gave the drivers the most difficulty, resulting in neck and neck passing. The competition was fierce with no holds barred in the slagging department. It was all fun and games in the end with everyone in cheerful spirits and good times all round.

Congratulations to Mark who took out the number one spot in the final and posted

a speedy 52.18 seconds for his last lap.

Thanks to Indy 800 Go Karting who put on the BBQ and drinks and provided a very safe and extremely exhilarating night.

Thanks again to all that were there and hopefully see you at the rematch.

Photo The Go Karting participants and spectators

you at the rematch. Photo The Go Karting participants and spectators www.contractresources.com SETTING NEW STANDARDS
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Employee News
Employee News

Nikki Thew by Sandy Arch

Congratulations to Nikki (Adelaide Admin Assistant) on turning 21! We surprised Nikki with a quick lunch at the Lonsdale before heading back to work.

Nikki celebrated her 21st with her family and friends on her actual birthday which was Saturday the 23rd of June.

Thank You from Carole Roper

and friends on her actual birthday which was Saturday the 23rd of June. Thank You from
Photo Nikki Thew

Photo Nikki Thew

and friends on her actual birthday which was Saturday the 23rd of June. Thank You from

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General News Kids Colouring Competition
General News
Kids Colouring Competition
Entries need to be sent to: Alison Crosbie , C/- Contract Resources, 269 Edgar Street,

Entries need to be sent to:

Alison Crosbie, C/- Contract Resources, 269 Edgar Street, Condell Park, NSW 2200.

Or

Alison Crosbie, C/- Contract Resources, PO Box 204194, Highbrook, East Tamaki 2161.

Entries close

No later than close of business on Monday, 1 October 2012.

Winners announced in Catalyst Magazine 16 in December.

Calling all young artists!

It’s time to get creative.

Working safely is not only important for you, but for your family who are relying on you getting home safely every night.

To reflect the “work safe, home safe” message, we’re having a competition open to all children and grandchildren of Contract Resources employees and contractors to draw a picture about safety at work. It could be something simple, showing Mum with her safety glasses on – or something quite detailed like a picture of Dad working on equipment with his harness and high-viz overalls on. The choices are endless.

For the best drawings (pen, felt tip, crayon - all fine), we have some great prizes! We must have entries back by 1 October so get out those paint brushes and pencils and get creative - we’ll be looking for bright, colourful pictures that capture the “work safe, home safe” message.

Contract Resources’ Chief Executive Officer Andy Wells said the competition was a great way to emphasise the importance of staff taking all necessary precautions to ensure they go home to their family safe and well.

“Safety is just as important outside the workplace too,” he said. “For instance, the risk assessments we carry out can be applied to a home situation, discussing with children and family the importance of taking time to consider the safest way to do things.”

The competition is open to all children and grandchildren of Contract Resources staff and subcontractors.

HOW TO ENTER

Your entry needs to be on an A4 sheet of paper, and have a topic relating to Health, Safety and/or Environment. We have three age categories – Under 5s, Under 10s, and Under 14s (as at 1 October 2012).

The best artwork in each age category wins a $100 Toys “R” Us, bookshop, or EB Games voucher – the winner gets to choose! All entries will receive a prize for entering.

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General News New Arrivals & Weddings
General News
New Arrivals & Weddings

Ceejay

Maddison

Brennan

Jordan

by Sandy Arch

by Kevin Banks & Sandy Arch

Congratulations to Chad (Adel Workshop) and Lisann Brennan on the arrival of their first child Ceejay Nikolas Brennan.

Congratulations to Jaime and Sean (Jordan) on the birth of their third child “Maddison Danielle Joy”. Maddison was

Wishing you all only the best for the future.

Ceejay was born at the Flinders Medical Centre on the 18th of June at 4.51pm and weighed in at 8lb 8oz (3875g).

born on the 5th of April and she has a big sister Issabelle and big brother Christian.

A very welcome addition to our family!

brother Christian. A very welcome addition to our family! Sean Jordan’s wedding by Kevin Banks Congratulations
brother Christian. A very welcome addition to our family! Sean Jordan’s wedding by Kevin Banks Congratulations

Sean Jordan’s wedding

by Kevin Banks

Congratulations and best wishes go to Sean Jordan (Mobil Altona Team Leader) and his new wife Jaime, who married on the 26th of May 2012.

Their wedding was held at The Grange Cleveland Winery at Lancefield Victoria. Approximately 80 guests attended including some Contract Resources and Transfield personnel.

including some Contract Resources and Transfield personnel. With the recent addition to their family the honeymoon

With the recent addition to their family the honeymoon is being postponed to later in the year.

Wishing Sean and Jaime only the best that married life can bring.

Sean and Jaime only the best that married life can bring. Cooper James Lockhart by Glenn

Cooper James Lockhart

by Glenn Lockhart

Being a first time very proud “poppy” I would like to show off my grandson Cooper James Lockhart, born on the 20th of April 2012.

Cooper arrived at 7am, weighing a healthy 7lb 1oz to Grant and Christine. Both Mum and Dad are doing very well, but Nan (Christine) and Pop are doing even better!

well, but Nan (Christine) and Pop are doing even better! Cooper is pictured here at two

Cooper is pictured here at two weeks old.

Syed & Fouziya

by Ross Jury

Congratulations to Syed & Fouziya, who were recently married in Hubbli, India. We look forward to welcoming Fouziya to the UAE.

to Syed & Fouziya, who were recently married in Hubbli, India. We look forward to welcoming
to Syed & Fouziya, who were recently married in Hubbli, India. We look forward to welcoming

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General News Interview with Rob Old
General News
Interview with Rob Old
AUGUST 2012 PAGE 47 General News Interview with Rob Old Getting to Know You Rob Old

Getting to Know You

Rob Old

Rob Old is a Project Supervisor/Manager. He’s based in Hervey Bay in Queensland, Australia and moves predominantly between the Sydney and Brisbane offices.

How long have you been with CR and where did you start? 11 years I’ve been with CR; I started at Caltex Lytton on a Cracker shut back in 2001.

Where did you grow up? Noosa Heads on the sunshine coast.

What do you like to do in your time off? Fishing, hunting, a bit of bike riding and jet skiing.

What is your most treasured possession? That’d have to be my dirt bike. It’s a KTM 500 EXC 2012 model; got a bit of grunt.

What is your favourite holiday destination? Top end, up Darwin way.

What was the most memorable project or job you’ve done and why? I’d say Shell Clyde 2008; a Cracker re-fit. It lasted about 6 months through all the units and across all our disciplines. It was major, massive.

What was the most difficult project or job you’ve done and why? A Tank demolition up in Phosphate Hill [Queensland Mine]. It was a brick removal and rubber strip on a HF Acid Tank up there. That was pretty crazy; we were using brand new equipment that we’d never used before so we were sort of making it up as we went. There was Ultra High stuff, we Cold Cut the roof off it, then we jack hammered all the bricks out with a remote controlled machine called a Brokk. Then we High Pressure Water Blasted all the rubber and remaining brick out of it, all with remote controlled machines.

What has been the most interesting country to work in and why? I’d say PNG. It’s like a step back in time compared to what we’re used to over here.

What has been your most valuable lesson learnt with CR? Don’t travel light.

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General News Interview with Paul Thew
General News
Interview with Paul Thew

Photo An example of what not to do when working at heights

Getting to Know You

Paul Thew

Job Title - West Coast Catalyst Handling & Mechanical Services Manager Present CR Office and Location - Perth Office

What does your role at CR involve? Looking after the Catalyst Handling and Mechanical Services business stream on the West Coast of Australia; the Northern Territories and WA.

Sourcing work, pricing it, coordinating the crews and equipment, overseeing the jobs to completion and invoicing. Basically seeing the jobs through from start to finish.

How long have you been with CR and where did you start?

I attended an inert entry training course at

the Panmure Fire Station in Auckland [New Zealand] in July ’94. From there I went on to my first job in Malaysia pretty soon after that.

went on to my first job in Malaysia pretty soon after that. Where did you grow

Where did you grow up? I’m not sure I have yet, but geographically, in South Auckland.

What do you like to do in your time off? Time off is probably pretty much similar to most of the guys; golf, fishing, and because I’m fairly new to Perth – I’ve only been here 12 months – I enjoy just having a drive around and checking things out if you like, seeing what’s around. When I’m not doing that it’s spending time with family, and if I’m not doing that, playing guitar.

What is your most treasured possession?

I can probably say my family would be.

They are the reason why I do what I do, but

I know they’re not possessions, so if we’re

talking strictly possessions I’ve got a nice Fender Stratocaster guitar that I pretty much love. It’s a 1962 Sunburst Strat. I’ve had it tweaked with Texas Special Blues pickups.

What is your favourite holiday destination?

I struggle to name any one place. I’d

probably say travelling in general. Rachelle and I went on a Mediterranean cruise a couple of years ago. We went through Italy, the Greek Isles, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, then on to England France and home via Hong Kong. Italy and Turkey really stood out for me. Just doing the cruise thing was a holiday in itself, a really good way to travel.

and Turkey really stood out for me. Just doing the cruise thing was a holiday in

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Employee Interview - Paul Thew
Employee Interview - Paul Thew

What was the most memorable project or job you’ve done and why?

Having been with the company so long I’ve got a lot of fond memories, especially in the early days traipsing around Asia with Gray [Gardner] and Trevor [Penny]. There were some pretty memorable projects there, we really worked hard and smashed some records in regards to timing of projects and what-not and that was a lot of fun. If I had to say the one that really stands out, I did an ammonia converter in Bangladesh; we arrived at night and that night one of my guys actually sustained a heart attack. He survived, but that was a wee bit scary. I was running around everywhere banging on doors trying to get someone to come and help me while I had one of the guys sit with him and look after him. When I came back I’d run whichever direction it was the wrong way, and fifty meters down the road there was a hospital. When I came back my mate was just walking him through the doors of the hospital.

We all stayed in accommodation that we were pretty much unaccustomed to staying in. The crew had cold showers basically for six weeks. I remember we used to add tomato sauce to the soup

every day to make it taste something like tomato soup; we weren’t really sure what it was. The people there really have very little; they lived extremely simply, but they were very relaxed and tried their best to ensure that we were comfortable. There were some really unique characters. It’s one of the jobs we still talk about, Evert [Leroux] and Hendrik [De Wet], just what we went through there, the isolation. Being so far away it was really difficult to get any contact with the outside world. Our equipment arrived late and safety in the plant was basically non-existent. I’ve got some photos somewhere of amazing safety things; guys standing with bare feet up on the top of chimneys way up in the air painting them using rickety bamboo ladders, guys grinding with 7” grinders with no goggles on, just some amazing stuff. Several guys walking around site in shorts and bare feet and shovelling ammonia catalyst, which basically as soon as it drops out of the hopper begins to glow bright orange and burns – and here they were shovelling it all day in bare feet.

What was the most difficult project or job you’ve done and why?

The first time I supervised, Gray told me I was going to run the project at a fertilizer plant in Tauranga and I had pretty limited experience. After he went away I had some photos of how the equipment all went together so I worked it out and put it all together. I’d just like to have

a video of the look on my face when he told me. But you know how it is; we just did it and it’s all part of the history now.

What has been the most interesting country to work in and why?

We’ve worked in a lot of countries and I keep thinking back to Thailand. It just seems to have so much going on, the people are just really beautiful, and the food – I like my food – and Thai food’s my favorite. There’s just always something to see, even going to work in the morning you’d see things that you don’t see anywhere else through Asia. At work things would crop up; snakes on site and all that sort of thing. Going home from work there’s just always something interesting to see. I’ve got a lot of good memories of Thailand.

What has been your most valuable lesson learnt with CR?

There’s so much to learn, every day I pretty much take something away, I learn something. That’s through work learning about life as well because of the contact with the people. People are not just at work, they live as well so that side all blends through it and that

interests me and excites me. If I had to nail down what’s the biggest thing I’ve learnt it’s probably what my brother taught me, to check everything; never assume anything and that’s probably saved my bacon more times than I can count. If I ever try to take a shortcut then

I hear his voice telling me and I feel the kick as it bites me, because whenever I don’t check there’s always something that pops up. If someone said to me: “What would be your best bit of advice?” it would be that; never assume anything, check everything – Everything!

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